The Best Summer Desserts

August 03, 2020

Beat the heat with something sweet! Fun in the sun calls for chilly confections and summer desserts that are made for cookouts, hazy pool days, or outdoor movie nights. We rounded up the absolute best summer dessert recipes and ideas from Primal Kitchen and pals: from no-bake to frozen, party-platter ready to kid-friendly treats, there’s a little something for every occasion.

Frozen Faves

Ice, ice, baby... what’s cooler than being cool? Ice (cold) ice cream desserts! Chill out and keep your cool with cold desserts like Keto Coffee Frozen pops Avocado Matcha No Dairy Ice Cream, and Dragonfruit Italian Ice.

Keto Coffee Frozen Pops

Keto Coffee Collagen Frozen Pops on a slate background

Keto, caffeine, collagen, and cold dessert? Yes, please! Adding Unflavored Collagen Peptides to add a little hair, skin, and nail support to this perfect summer afternoon sweet treat. Check out the keto coffee frozen pops recipe.

Avocado Matcha No Dairy Ice Cream

Hand holding ice cream scoop and scooping avocado matcha dairy-free ice cream

These two unexpected ice cream flavors are a ‘matcha’ made in heaven! Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Avocado Oil and organic matcha powder will make this divine no-dairy confection a new frozen favorite. Check out our avocado matcha ice cream recipe.

Keto Salted Caramel Ice Cream 

Close up image of ice cream scoop scooping salted caramel ice cream

This salty-sweet treat is a grown-up goody with just a little bit of bite. Full of rich, complex flavor, try a scoop of this Keto Salted Caramel Ice Cream in your afternoon iced coffee. I scream, you scream, we all scream for this keto salted caramel ice cream.

Keto Mint Chip Ice Cream

Close up shot of keto mint chip ice cream in a clear bowl

This creamy, dreamy dessert was mint-to-be. Made with Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel in Vanilla Coconut and Primal Kitchen Chocolate Mint Chip Protein Bars, this cool, crisp confection has no dairy and is delectable. Sample the marriage of mint and chocolate by making this keto mint chip ice cream.

Dragonfruit Italian Ice

Close shot of a spoon taking some Dragonfruit Italian ice

Made with just a little crushed ice, lime juice, watermelon, Primal Kitchen Dragonfruit Collagen Quench, and a dash of salt, this delicate dessert is a simple, childhood throwback with refreshing, light flavor. Relive the nostalgia with this dragonfruit Italian ice recipe.

Strawberry Orange Collagen Frozen Pops

Close up of Strawberry Orange Collagen Pops on a tray with ice cubes and sliced strawberries

A berry good update to a classic summer sweet. Unflavored Collagen Peptides take these flavorful, frozen fruit treats to new heights. Pop on over here to read the strawberry orange collagen frozen pops recipe.

No-Bake Cakes

If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Keep your cooking time short and sweet with these light-tasting, easy, no-bake summer desserts.

Keto Angel Food Cake

a slice of keto angel food cake topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and a strawberry

This easy dessert is heaven sent. Frothy and the perfect pairing with summer fruits, this Keto cake is divinely delicious. Get the halo-worthy keto angel food cake recipe.

No Bake Golden Cheesecake Bites

Golden cheesecake with golden cheesecake bites next to a chef's knife

Make these sunny sweets with Primal Kitchen Golden Turmeric Collagen Fuel and treat yourself to collagen-infused cheesecake. Silky, decadent, and velvety, these luxurious bites can be made to suit your taste buds by swapping in your favorite Collagen Fuel flavor. Hop on over to the no bake golden cheesecake bites recipe.

Strawberry Cream Pie

Keto strawberry cream pie with strawberries on top next to Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel vanilla packets and a package of Swerve

In-season summer berries call for fruit desserts, and this pie-style strawberries and cream mash up is ripe for the picking! The strawberry cream pie recipe is ripe this way.

Paleo Banana Cream Pie

Close up shot of paleo banana cream pie with sliced bananas on top

Bailey from Whole Kitchen Sink swears by this Paleo Banana Cream Pie, and we don’t blame her: silky, sweet, and shareable, you’d be bananas not to make it yourself. Get closer to banana bliss with this paleo banana cream pie recipe.

Party-Ready Desserts

We may not be able to gather this summer, but these shareable sweets are the perfect party, picnic and BBQ desserts. Snack on them with your quarantine crew, or drop off these party desserts at a lucky pal’s doorstep.

Avocado Ice Cream Sandwiches

Avocado ice cream sandwiches next to Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Avocado Oil and Capetto's cookie mix

When it comes to summer desserts for parties, ice cream sandwiches can’t be beat. Add a unique flavor update with Primal Kitchen’s Extra Virgin Avocado Oil to make these creamy, custard-like confections. Avoca-don’t miss this avocado ice cream sandwiches recipe here. 

Keto Cheesecake Parfait

Keto cheesecake parfait with macadamia nuts and blueberries and raspberries on the side

This dish is the parfait thing to make a few hours before dessert time or guests arrive. Keto cheesecake parfait recipe this way.

Paleo Graham Crackers

close up of Paleo graham crackers with a marshmallow and square of chocolate

This campfire-ready treat comes from Sadie at Wholegirl, who makes these classic sweet graham crackers from coconut, almond, and arrowroot powder. Combine Sadie's paleo graham cracker recipe with our Primal marshmallow recipe and paleo-friendly dark chocolate to make a s'mores treat.

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Chaffles

strawberry chaffles topped with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream on a plate

Maria at Keto Adopted shares this recipe that’s filled with summer flavors and special memories for her and her family. See the strawberry shortcake cheesecake chaffle wonder for yourself.

No Bake Paleo Blueberry Collagen Cheesecake

Close up of the top of no bake paleo blueberry collagen cheesecake with frozen blueberries on top

Creamy, dreamy, and perfect for when days get steamy! With bright flavors like blueberry and lemon zest, this irresistible nibble uses Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides but you can’t detect a trace of it. Get this no bake paleo blueberry collagen cheesecake recipe masterpiece.

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