summer desserts. Yes, we deserve a break and some happiness too. Imagine biting into a wobbly and incredibly light pannacotta with a drizzle of honey on top, or spooning into a fruity sorbet post a lunch meal. The little pleasures in life!
Summer is about eating right and light. This is the time when you need to make the most of seasonal fruits and stay hydrated. And what better way to do that than to use nature’s seasonal goodies to whip up delectable desserts at home? From creamy kulfis and ice creams to popsicles and jellos, there are unlimited ways to satisfy that sweet tooth. If you dare to explore, we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.
Here’s presenting our 10 best summer dessert recipes to keep your spirits high. And no, you needn’t sweat it out in the kitchen to be able to create them. These recipes require only a handful of ingredients and the magic of the refrigerator to bring them all together. As simple as that! Pick seasonal mangoes, watermelon, lychee, jamun and lemons, and transform them into granitas, ice creams, parfaits, cassatas and more. Let’s get started -
1. Watermelon Lychee Granita
Recipe by Anusha Praveen
Savour the refreshing flavours of watermelon and lychee swirling in this icy cool granita - perfect to beat that scorching summer heat. Sip and enjoy! For the recipe, click here.
2. Jamun Mint Popsicles
Recipe by Plavaneeta Borah
Use the tarty summer fruit to create pretty purple-hued popsicles to impress your friends. Ridiculously easy to make, you can sprinkle some black salt or chaat masala too for a desi twist. For the recipe, click here.
3. Eggless Mango Mouse
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Smooth, seasonal and summery! This creamy treat is a great way to enjoy the fresh produce of the season. For the recipe, click here.
4. Melon Jellos
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
Moulds made with melon, filled with a fruity mix and left to set. The result is a fresh, summery dessert! For the recipe, click here.
5. Mango and Coconut Pannacotta
Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra
Indulge in this sweet delight, made of fresh cream, gelatin, sugar and the king of fruits- mango! Top it with mint leaves to add a dose of freshness. For the recipe, click here.
6. Malai Kulfi
Recipe by Chef Jerson Fernandes
A refreshing dessert made with reduced milk that is flavoured with saffron, cardamom, pistachio and almonds. For the recipe, click here.
7. Fresh Fruity Cassata
Recipe by Chef Roopa Gulati
A favourite summer treat, the good old cassata with its sinful layers is a boost of flavours. It can be made at home easily. For the recipe, click here.
8. Apricot Ice Cream
Recipe by Chef Roopa Gulati
Relish home-made fresh apricot ice cream without any ice cream maker. Rich and creamy, it is flavoured with apricot puree and served with crunch almond pralines. For the recipe, click here.
9. Fresh Fruit Parfait
Recipe by Chefs Nikhil and Natasha
Fresh fruits, juices, yoghurt, nuts and some chilled coulis arranged together to make this refreshing parfait. For the recipe, click here.
10. Lemon Sorbet
Recipe by Chef Manju Malhi
Lemon sorbet is great as a dessert or a palette cleanser between meals. Enjoy this grainy lemon sorbet recipe on a hot summer evening. For the recipe, click here.
With the mercury rising, there’s no other delicious way to keep cool than indulging in some