These cool and easy summer desserts will please your sweet tooth without having to spend too much time at the stove. They mostly use fruit, and make the best of antioxidant rich berries like strawberries and blueberries, and deliciously creamy Greek yogurt. And of course for more antioxidants, we’ve included one of our most popular dark chocolate treats. Chocolate is chocolate whatever the time of year! Look and learn!
Super Simple Gelato
The first time I made this gelato, I was amazed at how easy and delicious it was. It requires no exotic ingredients, no technique, and virtually no time. It’s perfect for a sweet treat if you’re feeling under the weather and need all the goodness fruit can bring. It’s also the only way I can get my husband to eat yogurt. Look and learn!
Microwave Strawberry Compote
I’m not a huge fan of the microwave, but in the summer it’s the coolest and best way to make this super-quick compote. Eat it on its own with some yogurt or spooned over a slice of simple pound cake for an easy dessert. It’s also a good way to use frozen strawberries or to use up fresh strawberries that aren’t quite perfect. If you use frozen strawberries, don’t defrost them first, just cook them for 1 minute or so longer than fresh.
Lemony Berry Parfait
This yummy Lemony Berry Parfait is an easy dessert to make plus it’s also a two-fer; the lemony yogurt topping is utterly delicious in its own right. Make the blueberry compote ahead of time and you can literally put this together in 5 minutes, great when you’re tired from cancer treatment, or simply strapped for time. We’re using a mix strawberries and blueberries but really you can toss any berry or fruit you choose together with the compote – in the non-berry camp diced pears or peaches are be delicious. Try it.
Orangey Tofu Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate and orange are one of my favorite combinations. This great, dairy-free Orangey Tofu Chocolate Pudding is delicious chilled and is always a huge hit whenever we make it. Not only is it simple to put together, it can safely be served to professed tofu haters; I swear they will never realize they’re eating it. Because this pudding is so intensely chocolatey, use the very best quality dark bittersweet or semisweet cooking chocolate you can find, such as Caillebaut or Valrhona. You’re worth it.