ISSUE 30  |  The Summer Kitchen

Recipe Roundup: 5 Easy Summer Desserts

August 01, 2014 1:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Some days it’s too hot to think about food. By all means, skip dinner. But dessert? Never. Here are five of our favorite recipes for garden-to-table summer desserts. Second helpings will make you feel even cooler.

Above: Flower petals are an essential ingredient in Justine’s Rose Geranium and Meyer Lemon Tea Cake. Photograph by Justine Hand.

Above: Cut back on sugar (and substitute vitamins instead) with DIY: Garden Popsicles. Photograph via Rancho Valencia.

Above: Another frozen dessert for a hot day. Yossy Arefi went foraging with self-described weed eater Tama Matsuoka Wong and came back with the ingredients for DIY: Green Juniper Berry Granita. Photograph by Yossy Arefi for Gardenista.

Above: Get a leap on apple season with DIY: Apple Coconut Crisp. Photograph by Olivia Rae James for Gardenista.

Above: Justine has a suggestion for your berry harvest. Try her DIY: Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups. Photograph by Justine Hand.

Need suggestions for the cocktail hour, as well? Try our DIY: Raspberry Sparkler and DIY: Sour Cherry Rickey, Brooklyn Edition.

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