Easy Dessert Recipes - So Delicious

Ice Cream Desserts are Hard to Beat in the Summer

I am not claiming that these desserts are low calorie, however, they are easy dessert recipes and delicious. They are great for company. It seems like most everyone likes ice cream in hot weather, hence the first two recipes. Remember, moderation is the key.

Pineapple Ice Cream

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Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White
Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White

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New mixing paddle makes frozen desserts and drinks in 20 minutes

Large capacity makes up to 1 1/2 quarts

Double insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice

Easy lock transparent lid with large spout makes adding ingredients simple and mess free

Fully automatic with large ingredient spout for adding ingredients

 

Delicious Frozen Dessert Recipe

This pineapple ice cream is so delicious. We usually don't wait for it to get too hard as it tastes so good when it is still a little soft.

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. Milk
  • 1 1/4 can Pineapple, crushed (including juice)
  • 1 (8-oz.) cup Sour Cream
  • 1 (I5-oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk

Directions:

  1. Combine sour cream and sweetened condensed milk
  2. Add milk
  3. Freeze in ice cream freezer according to directions on freezer until partially frozen (actually, almost ready to eat).
  4. Add pineapple to top of frozen mixture and continue freezing until firm (the pineapple melts it somewhat when added)
  5. Remove dasher and pack with additional ice and salt and cover as directed in your freezer instructions
  6. Allow to ripen about 1 hour or store in refrigerator tray in freezer or eat it soft


Yield: 2 quarts

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

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Photo Courtesy of My Cookbook

Recipe for Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients:

  • I/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 qt. Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, softened
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 cups Rice Cereal, crisp


Directions:

  1. Coat bottom and sides of an 8-inch pie plate lightly with butter.
  2. Combine chocolate syrup and chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) until hot, about 45 seconds.
  4. Stir until smooth. Reserve l/4 cup of the chocolate mixture.
  5. Combine remaining chocolate mixture and cereal in a med. bowl and mix to coat cereal.
  6. Press mixture over bottom and up sides of prepared pie plate.
  7. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
  8. Combine reserved chocolate mixture and sour cream in a sm. bowl and mix well.
  9. Spread half the ice cream in the prepared pie plate.
  10. Drizzle with half the sour cream mixture. Top with remaining ice cream and drizzle with remaining sour cream mixture.
  11. Freeze pie, covered, until firm, about 1 hour.


Prep time: 30 minutes
Freezing time: 1 hour.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


Low-Calorie Summer Fruit Desserts

Blueberry Tiramisu

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Blueberry-lemon Tiramisu

This is a little lighter calorie dish but it tastes great and it is easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lemon (up to 2)
  • 3 3/4 cups of blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 container (17.6 0z.) Greek yogurt
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ladyfingers
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Directions:

  1. From lemon(s), grate 1 1/2 teaspoons peel and squeeze 1/4 cup juice.
  2. In medium saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups blueberries, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon water.
  3. Heat on medium 5 minutes, or until blueberries soften and juices thicken, stirring occasionally.
  4. Transfer to medium bowl and stir in 1 1/2 cups blueberries. Set aside.
  5. Prepare lemon syrup: In microwave-safe small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar and remaining 3 tablespoons water.
  6. Cook in microwave on high for 1 minute.
  7. Stir in 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon peel.
  8. In medium bowl, stir together nonfat yogurt and remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel.
  9. In 8" by 8" ceramic or glass baking dish, arrange half of ladyfingers.
  10. Brush with half of lemon syrup.
  11. Spoon blueberry mixture evenly over ladyfingers.
  12. Arrange remaining ladyfingers over blueberries.
  13. Brush with remaining lemon syrup. Spoon yogurt mixture on top, spreading evenly.
  14. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  15. To serve, top tiramisu with remaining 3/4 cup blueberries and garnish with mint sprig.


Yield: 8 servings

How to make grilled fruit skewers

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

This recipe can be put in a 10" x 13" pan or a trifle dish for a fancier look. This delicious recipe was given to me by a dear friend a few years ago and it seems everyone always loves it.

Ingredients:

  • 3 boxes, 1 large, 2 small vanilla pudding
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 8 ounces of sour cream
  • 8 ounces of Cool Whip (you can use a little more if desired)
  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 6 to 7 bananas

Directions:

  1. Mix pudding and milk beating for 2 minutes.
  2. Add sour cream and Cool Whip.
  3. Use your choice of pans and layer the vanilla wafers, slim cut bananas and half of pudding.
  4. Repeat layers.
  5. Garnish with 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafers on top.

Yield: About 8 servings.

In Summary

I hope each of you will find one new recipe to try from this hub. They are great desserts for company as most of them serve several people. Summer goes by quickly and while you can eat any of these desserts year round, they seem to be especially good in the summer.

© 2010 Pamela Oglesby

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DiamondRN 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

Sure do look good, Pamela.


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Pamela, you just hit my soft spot with some pretty awesome recipes that look so inviting. I have to add the Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice-Cream Maker, White that is pictured in the ads is a awesome as well as easy way to home made treats like these. I bought one last fall and it works so good and fast that I bought a spare bowl to keep two in the freezer for when company drops in one can make plenty quite fast for all. It replaced my old ice and salt machine.

Also adding some neutral flavored powdered protein and or fiber from the health food store adds to the health factor of goodies like these, you don't even taste their presence in my experience.

Now I have to decide on the pineapple or banana pudding recipe. Thank you for some great additions to my recipes,

Peace, 50


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Pamela, you deserve a gold medal. I definitely will try them. Thank you for sharing.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I love the idea of pineapple and ice cream. I just bought a fresh pineapple yesterday. 2 thumbs up!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Diamond, Thank you for your comment.

50 Caliber, You definitely have the ice cream situation worked out well. Protein powder is a good idea an I wouldn't think it would interfere with the taste. Thank you so much for your comments.

Hello, I'm glad you like the recipes. Thanks for your comments.

2besure, The pineapple ice cream sounds good to be also. Thanks for your comment.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pamela,

Once again you've outdone yourself. The Ice cream Pie looks great. I would like to try it with peanut butter added.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Tom, I bet that would make it even better. I appreciate your comment.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Just looking at this fresh food make me smile, it is so amazing how we connect with fresh colorful foods, summer brings color in not only food but in nature. Pineapple is so healthy for us, I love this hub my dear friend. thumbs up, awesome and useful


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Darlent, Your are absolutely right. Thank you for your comments.


"Quill" 6 years ago

2:15 am and now I can say I really hungry... thanks for the great ideas.

Blessings and Hugs


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Yum pineapple ice cream and a low cal blueberry tiramisu.. which one to make this weekend? That is the question. If I promise to do an extra weeding in the garden then can I have both?

Thanks for sharing

regards Zsuzsy


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Delicious and so inviting. Thanks.


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G L Strout 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

I think I gained 3 pounds just reading this hub! I have never made an ice cream using sour cream and I love pineapple so I can't wait to try this. This is a keeper! Thank you.


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Specialk3749 6 years ago from Michigan

These recipes sound so yummy! I am not sure which one I want to try first. :-)


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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Mouthwatering recipes. Can't wait to try your bannana pudding one with the sour cream. Would never have imagined it in there. All sound absolutely lovely.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Quill, Thanks for your comment.

Zsuzsy, Weeding or perhaps some jogging ought to do the trick. However, you are making the lower calorie choices. Thanks for your comments.

SpecialK, I hope you enjoy some of them. Thanks for the comments.

PegCole, I never made banana pudding this way until the last few years but we are hooked on this recipe now. Thanks for your comments.

POP, Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate you comment.

G L Strout, I hope you enjoy the pineapple ice cream. Thanks for the comment.


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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

Oh man! These look to delightful to not enjoy! Thanks again Pamela! A very refreshing hub!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

K9keystrokes, I appreciate your comments.


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Hi Pamela

Two recipes without wheat for me to try. Great!

Amber:)


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

That chocolate chip ice cream pie has got me for now Pamela :)


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

Pamela..Cant wait to try the banana pudding! These all sound yummy! Thanks for the great ideas! G


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I like ice cream and pudding very much. These all good to eat when the summertime. Yummy... I can't wait to taste all your recipes. You are great chef, Pamela. I am not regreat to vote this Up. Have a good day. Cheers.....

Prasetio


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Amber, I am glad there are a couple of recipes you can try. Thanks for your comments.

Billy, That one does look great if you are a chocolate fan, which I am. Thanks for your comment.

GPAGE, I think you will like it. Thanks for your comments.

Prasetio, I hope you like th recipes. Thanks so much for your comments.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Oh those sound SOOOO good! I had fresh peach ice cream yesterday with big chunks of peaches in it and am thinking I should go on an ice cream diet! Thanks for some great recipes.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Great tips, I adore a cold dessert and banana pudding is my all time favorite, my Mom made it all the time when I was a kid. I haven't had one for years. Thanks for the summertime dessert recipes. :)


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Where should I start? I think I'll make the banana pudding first. Love bananas. Love pudding. Can't lose.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Audry, I hope your enjoy them. An ice cream diet could be fun. Thanks for he comments.

Katiem, I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks for your comments.

Sheila, Thanks so much for your comments.


coffeesnob 6 years ago

Pamela,

looking forward to trying some of these, especially the pinapple ice cream

CS


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

coffeesnob, Enjoy! Thanks for your comments.


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

WOW! The chocolate chip ice cream pie looks amazing! May have to try it sometime!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Cari, Yes, I agree. Thanks for your comment.


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

I am in Oz and it is winter here. At present it is raining and very cold but even that does not take away from the desire to try some of these delicious treats. Thanks Pam for sharing.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

mmmmm..... banana puddin'!!!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Loves to Read, maybe the banana pudding would still be good with that nasty weather. Thanks for your comment.

Carolina, It's hard to beat banana pudding and thanks for you comment.


jenniferveser716 6 years ago

pineapple icecream!!!!!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!


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Roberta99 6 years ago

All the recipes sound delicious and look wonderful.

Pineapple ice cream never sounded great to me, but the recipe looks delicious. Think I would love to try it.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

jennifer, Thanks for your comment.

Roberta, It is good! Thanks for your comments.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

These are my kind of desserts, especially at this time of year. Thanks.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

KKGals, These are definitely good summer desserts. Thanks for your comments.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Hey Pamela, I just finished eating some dessert and now you've made me hungry again. As the youngest of six children, I think I was given a little extra grace--I remember my mother making a separate bowl of banana pudding for me without the slices of bananas. I am amazed she did that, she should have paddled my bottom and said "Try it you big baby, you'll like it." but she didn't, she just made the extra one. Thanks Mom, tell Saint Peter about the caramel pies you used to make, I bet he'll like those. =:)


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Winsome, You have precious memories and thanks for sharing them.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

OMG! These look and sound awesome!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Habee, And they are delicious! Thanks for the comment.


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justamber 6 years ago

Oh my gosh!! You're going to make me fat! I can't wait to try these!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

justamber, I guess try them with moderation. Thanks for your comment.


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes. The chocolate chip ice cream pie looks great.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Nancy, Thanks for your comments.


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Ingenira 5 years ago

wow, so many delicious and refreshing choices ! I must try some of these. Thanks !


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Ingenira, I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thank you for your comments.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

claudyoben, I think you can use most any type of fruit, except for bananas. Thanks for your comments.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Easy Dessert Recipes - So Simple and so true with such lovely creative ideas these recipes are worth trying.


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States Author

DDE, Simple desserst are often the ones that taste the best. Thanks for your comments.

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