Recipes Summer Desserts

July 30, 2019by Sarah Ruter

Summer is the best season for many reasons…sunshine, tanning, boating, grilling, and OF COURSE the desserts! Desserts for the summer should be refreshing and have a taste of what summer is all about. That is why we have hand picked these three desserts! 

S’more Goodness

S’more Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of crushed graham crackers
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups marshmallows large and/or small marshmallows

S’more Instructions:

  • 1st – Preheat oven to 350*
  • 2nd – In a bowl, add crushed graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Then press that mixture into a greased 9×13 pan.
  • 3rd – Now pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker and spread until even.
  • 4th – Sprinkle both chocolate chips all over! YUMMY!
  • 5th – After sprinkling the chocolate chips bake ingredients for 25 minutes
  • 6th – Place marshmallows evenly all over the top. (if using large marshmallows cut them in half)
  • 7th – To turn the marshmallows a light golden brown broil for 1-2 minutes. (Make sure you watch carefully)
  • 8th – Before serving, refrigerate at least 30-60 minutes & eat up!!! 🙂

Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

What you need to create this delicious summer treat:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½  tsp baking soda
  • ½ tp salt
  • 1 ½ cups of buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp (½ sticks) unsalted butter (Melted)
  • 2 containers of vanilla or any flavor ice cream (softened)
  • EXTRA: Multicolored sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, mini M&M’s, etc. (for coating)

Here is what to do with everything:

  • 1st – We need to make the waffle batter. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Now, in a different bowl, whisk buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Next mix in the buttermilk mixture and stir till combined.
  • 2nd – Heat up a round waffle iron. Once waffle iron is ready, pour ½ cup of waffle batter on iron and cook till light golden brown. (approximately 5-6 minutes) Then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • 3rd – Now for the BEST PART adding the ice cream! Scoop ice cream all over half of a waffle. (make sure to spread evenly) Fold over the other half of the walf to create a sandwich. With the edges coat the ice cream with desired “extras”! Then freeze for about 4 hours maybe even up to 2 days. Cut each waffle into 4’s and serve. It’s a perfect dessert for a hot humid Michigan summer day!!!

Lemon Cheesecake Bars w/ Raspberry Swirl


  • 9 graham crackers
  • 4 tbsp of melted butter
  • 16 oz of softened cream cheese
  • ⅔ cups of sugar
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of lemon zest
  • ¼ cups of lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 oz of raspberries
  • 1 tbs of sugar (optional)


  • 1st – Preheat your oven to 324* & line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Let parchment paper hang over the sides for easy removal.
  • 2nd – Place crushed graham crackers in a bowl add melted butter and combine together. Then place this mixture into your baking sheet lined with parchment paper and create an even layer.
  • 3rd – Bake the crust for 10 minute and let cool.
  • 4th – Now add cream cheese to a blender and mix till creamy. After that, add ⅔ cups of sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice until completely combined. Add one egg at a time until mixed together.
  • 5th – Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the graham cracker crust.
  • 6th – Prepare the raspberries in a food processor, then strain the pureed raspberries to remove all the seeds. If desired…add 1 tbsp of sugar. Then drizzle & swirl the raspberry puree on top of the cheesecake.
  • 7th – Bake cheesecake for 35-40 minutes. (or until set)
  • 8th – Once cheesecake is cooked, let it completely cool then place it in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight.
  • 9th – BEST PART ~ serve and enjoy!

These desserts will satisfy any chocolate lovers, ice cream screamers, and the fruit loop dreamers taste buds. Now… which dessert will you make first?! 

***Comment below with your favorite summer desserts!!! 🙂

Sarah Ruter

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Spring Lake, MI 49456
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18055 174th Ave
Spring Lake, MI 49456
90 Douglas AVE
Suite 30
Holland, MI 49424
Spring Lake: +1-616-296-0920
Holland: +1-616-377-7089
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