14 summer dessert recipes

WASHINGTON — Need something sweet that screams “summer?”

Try one of these seasonally satisfying recipes — perfect for firefly chases, pool lounging and backyard barbecues.

This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows patriotic poke cake in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cake.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Patriotic poke cake This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cake” and is available on wtop.com. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows a s'mores ice cream cake in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cake.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
S’mores ice cream cake You know you’ll want s’more just by looking at the picture and reading through the recipe, available on wtop.com. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Joe Keller)
This July 28, 2018 photo shows homemade ice cream in Amagansett, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)
Homemade ice cream This recipe for “orange popsicle ice cream” is available on wtop.com. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP) (AP/Elizabeth Karmel)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows a cherry cobbler in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Cook It In Cast Iron.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Cherry cobbler What’s summer without a proper cobbler? Find this recipe for cherry cobbler on wtop.com. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Joe Keller)
This May 2018 photo shows a chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream pie in New York. This desert is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP)
Chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream pie This desert from Katie Workman is available on wtop.com. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP) (AP/Cheyenne Cohen)
This May 2018 photo shows a watermelon strawberry smoothie in New York. This drink is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP)
Watermelon strawberry smoothie Cool off with a refreshing fruit smoothie. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP) (AP/Cheyenne Cohen)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows a strawberry cream cake in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Perfect Cake.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Strawberry cream cake  This cake is sure to be the star of your summertime spread. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Carl Tremblay)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows a basic ice cream cake in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cake.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Ice cream cake Make a masterpiece using only six ingredients. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Daniel J. van Ackere/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Daniel J. van Ackere)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows honey glazed roasted peaches in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “How to Roast Everything.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Honey glazed roasted peaches  Sometimes, a jazzed-up piece of fruit is all one needs for dessert in the summer. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Joe Keller)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows striped fruit popsicles in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Naturally Sweet.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Striped fruit popsicles  There’s no need to reach for the package. You can make healthy popsicles at home. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Carl Tremblay)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in June 2018 shows scoops of frozen yogurt in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Naturally Sweet.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Frozen yogurt  When combined, maple syrup and whole-milk yogurt make a pretty spectacular summertime treat. Find the recipe for frozen yogurt on wtop.com. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Carl Tremblay)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in June 2018 shows s'mores blossom cookies in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cookie.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
S’mores blossom cookies Campfire meets cookie in this recipe, available on wtop.com. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Joe Keller)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows whoopie pies in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cookie.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Whoopie pies  Perfect for beach days and car rides, learn how to make whoopie pies at home on wtop.com. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Joe Keller)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows a blueberry pie in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The How Can It Be Gluten-Free Cookbook.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Blueberry pie This recipe, available on wtop.com, shares the secret to making a juicy fruit pie with a crispy crust. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Carl Tremblay)
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This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows patriotic poke cake in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cake.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows a s'mores ice cream cake in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cake.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This July 28, 2018 photo shows homemade ice cream in Amagansett, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows a cherry cobbler in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Cook It In Cast Iron.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This May 2018 photo shows a chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream pie in New York. This desert is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP)
This May 2018 photo shows a watermelon strawberry smoothie in New York. This drink is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows a strawberry cream cake in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Perfect Cake.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows a basic ice cream cake in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cake.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows honey glazed roasted peaches in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “How to Roast Everything.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows striped fruit popsicles in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Naturally Sweet.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in June 2018 shows scoops of frozen yogurt in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Naturally Sweet.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in June 2018 shows s'mores blossom cookies in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cookie.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows whoopie pies in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cookie.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in May 2018 shows a blueberry pie in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The How Can It Be Gluten-Free Cookbook.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)


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