Our Pick of The Finest Chocolatey Summer Desserts

Phew! Who’s been loving the recent heatwave? We know we certainly have! But how do you enjoy your favourite chocolate treats in the summer sunshine? Well, these handpicked and ultra-tasty summer chocolate dessert recipes will show you just how…


Easy enough to pop in a cool bag for your summer picnic, try creating this delicious white chocolate and mascarpone dipthat’s perfect for dunking all those delicious berries and summer fruits. With just four ingredients, it’s easy to whip up in under 10 minutes, and makes a delicious alternative to simple strawberries and cream.

Alternatively, for a super-sweet and scrumptious dessert to serve up after your alfresco dinner party, this strawberry and chocolate freezer pieis sure to wow your guests. Blending a chocolate biscuit base with your choice of ice cream or frozen yoghurt, the cool and refreshing texture is ideal after grilled fish or a chicken dish.

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Icebox Cake If lollies are more your go-to summer pudding, then why not give these funky chocolate and raspberry ice popsa go? The tanginess of the raspberries and lemon juice against the cocoa and vanilla of the chocolate ice makes a wonderfully luxurious snack to help you cool down, plus they’re great fun to make with the kids, too!

Looking for something to really blow your guests away? Wow them with this banoffee-pie-with-a-difference! Using bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate cookies, this no-cook cake sets in the freezer, meaning you don’t have to heat the house up with a fiery oven on those roasting days.

Finally, there’s no need to overthink it – the classic ice cream sandwich! Make your own gooey cookies with this easy-to-follow recipe, and fill them with your choice of ice cream (we prefer mint choc chip for the hot days). For an extra cocoa kick, why not drizzle the cookies with melted chocolate and add some hundreds and thousands?

(Via Epicuriousand Cooking Channel TV)