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Recipe Roundup: 5 Easy Summer Desserts

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Recipe Roundup: 5 Easy Summer Desserts

August 1, 2014

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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