Blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries...that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the berry goodness available during the summer months. Berries are great on their own, pureed into smoothies and sheer perfection with a side of whipped cream. They are also the base for delightful summer desserts like strawberry shortcake and many other tempting treats. Here's a handful of berry-licious dessert recipes you'll want to make all summer long:
A summertime favorite, this rhubarb-strawberry pie is packed with fruity goodness. If you can, take the time to make the crust from scratch - it's flaky, delicious and browns nicely. For the ultimate treat, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Blueberry Ice Cream
Nothing beats the heat like indulging in a creamy icy concoction. If you love blueberries, give this delectable homemade ice cream a try. It's made with yogurt and coconut liqueur so it'll be a nice reward after a long day in the sun.
Blackberry and Lime Sorbet
This gourmet dessert recipe comes to Fine Dining Lovers from Michelin-starred chef Andreas Caminada. It's a multi-step dish that yields stunning results. However, if you are not keen on spending hours in the kitchen just try the blackberry and lime sorbet. You won't regret it!
Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar
Italians were on to something when they decided to pair fresh strawberries with balsamic vinegar. This figure-friendly recipe takes things a little further by adding watermelon, mint and honey. Try making it with aged balsamic vinegar that is thick and with just a hint of sweetness - your tastebuds will thank you.
While this classic French dessert features peaches as a base, it's the raspberry sauce that really makes it sing. Peach melba (pictured up top) is a favorite summer dessert because it's incredibly easy to make and elegant enough for entertaining. Try serving it at your next cookout!