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5 Refreshing Summer Desserts

Summer is sweet and should be savored just like dessert. When you think of summer desserts, think refreshing. No one wants to be slaving over a hot oven during the summer. Here are some dessert recipes that are deliciously refreshing, and the perfect complement to your next summer barbeque, picnic or get-together. Most don’t require any baking, so perfect for hot days.

We love limeade, it is so thirst quenching and delicious. That is why we love this Kiwi Summer Limeade Pie recipe we found on Midwest Living. Best of all, you make this refreshing and creamy pie that combines tropical flavors with macadamia nuts and kiwi fruit ahead of time.  Click HERE for the recipe.

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Great things do come in small packages, the Pint-Size Grasshopper Icebox Cake is a fluffy, summer make-ahead, 6-inch dessert with just four ingredients. If you would like to try this recipe that serves 8, you can click HERE

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We found these adorable Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats at Cooking Classy. They are perfect for kids and adults alike. You can make them ahead of time and they look gorgeous. You can pick up all the ingredients at Walmart. To see the recipe, click HERE.

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Beth from The First Year shared a recipe for these colorful, cold and fruity, Rainbow Popsicles. Who doesn’t love a refreshing ice pop on a hot summer day?

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You can use Beth’s recipe in reusable plastic popsicle makers you can find at Target, to create your own pops at home. We think the Norpro Popsicle Maker works well with this recipe. Make up to 10 pops at a time with this set.

We love this Root Beer Float Pie that we found on Taste of Home. No oven is needed for this delicious dessert, all you need is your refrigerator. Recipe was developed by Cindy Reams and you can find it HERE.

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We think any of the pies here and any others you make would go great in the Mud Pie Circa 2-Piece Pie Server Set. This set combines old-fashioned charm with tongue-in-cheek whimsy. The set features vintage styling topped with witty sayings along with a fluted edge and silver-plated pie server. If you like it as much as we do, you can find it at Bed, Bath & Beyond.