Cold Dessert Recipes

Cold dessert recipes are the perfect treat to serve on a warm evening. Light and refreshing. It's the perfect way to top off a meal around the pool. Year round they happen to be my favorite desserts as well.

cold dessert recipes

Chocolate Trifle Recipe

This chocolate trifle recipe serves a nice crowd and is full of chocolate chunks, brownies, and chocolate pudding. It satisfies any chocolate lovers cravings.

It can be made a head of time so that there is no last minute preparations.

If your looking for a great tasting cold dessert recipe and love chocolate this one is for your.


cold dessert recipes

Favorite chocolate chunk brownie mix

2 small boxes of chocolate pudding,

2 - 8 oz containers of Cool Whip


Bake your favorite brownies in a 9 x 13 pan

Make the two boxes of chocolate pudding

Using a clear trifle bowl layer

1. Brownies crumbled up

2. Chocolate Pudding

3. Cool Whip

Repeat again. Finish off with chocolate shavings on top.

Strawberry Dessert Recipes

cold dessert recipes

Strawberry dessert recipes are always greeted with enthusiasm. I've never met anyone who didn't like fresh strawberries.

Get some ideas for using mouthwatering, fresh tasting strawberries in some of my favorite and EASY summer desserts.

Not only do they taste good - these desserts look beautiful too!

Strawberry Dessert Recipes

Ice Cream Pie Recipes

cold dessert reciipes

I love chocolate, and if you do too you will love this ice cream pie recipe from Betty Crocker.  With ingredients like brownie mix, hot fudge and ice cream what's not to like about it?

Make it ahead of time and keep it in your freezer for your next pool party or for a last minute gathering of friends or neighbors.

Ice cream pie recipes can be varied by just changing the flavor of ice cream. This recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, but our favorite ice cream is Moose Tracks. So substitute the vanilla ice cream with your favorite ice cream flavor. 

1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)

Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box 

1/2 gallon (8 cups) vanilla (or your favorite flavor) ice cream, slightly softened 

1 cup hot fudge topping

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with foil; grease bottoms only with shortening or cooking spray.

2. Make brownie mix as directed on box —except divide the batter evenly between pans. Bake as directed or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pans, about 1 hour. Do not remove from pans.

3. Spread slightly softened ice cream evenly on brownies in pans. Freeze at least 2 hours or until ice cream is firm.

4. Remove desserts from pans; remove foil. 

Cut and drizzle each wedge with hot fudge topping.

We often entertain friends in the evening and serve one of our favorite summer desserts. By just serving a dessert instead of a whole meal, we find ourselves inviting people over more often to enjoy the pool.

Peach Dessert Recipes

cold dessert recipes

Summer dessert recipes need to take advantage of whatever fruit is in season. Here in Georgia it is peach season.

This light refreshing cold dessert uses angel food cake (I buy it from the store), Cool Whip (my favorite ingredient), vanilla yogurt and peaches and blueberries. No baking and quick and easy to make.

It does need a couple of hours to sit and firm up, which makes it a great make-ahead recipe.

Topped with fresh peaches and blueberries it is truly a pretty and tasty dessert. Peach Dessert Recipes

Blueberry Dessert Recipes

cold dessert recipes

This combination of fresh blueberries and peaches mixed with cut up angel food cake, vanilla yogurt and Cool Whip is bursting with flavor.  

A light dessert that will soon be one of your favorites.  Check out the recipe for Blueberry Angel Delight and other blueberry desserts here:

Blueberry Dessert Recipes

Easy Coconut Cake Recipe

cold dessert recipes

I have a favorite easy coconut cake recipe that can be made days ahead of time.

The coconut frosting is made with Cool Whip and sour cream so the cake needs to be refrigerated.

It is a refreshing cold dessert that is a favorite of ours in the summer (and year round :)

To get the recipe click here:

Easy Coconut Cake Recipe

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