Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, Roundups

12 Best Frozen Desserts For The Summer

Best Frozen Desserts for the summer? I have them here — everything from 2-Ingredient Ice Cream to Homemade Popsicles and Japanese Mochi!
3 of the best frozen summer desserts side-by-side, including ice cream, popsicles, and granitas.

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Hi Bold Bakers!

WHAT YOU GET: In this article, you’ll get easy access to 12 of my best frozen desserts that are perfect to cool you off this summer.

With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make some delicious frozen desserts. Luckily, I’ve got you covered. I have so many great summer recipes on my website but I’ve picked 12 frozen desserts that are both favorites of mine and the Bold Baking community to keep you cool all summer long!

Here is my list of the 12 Best Frozen Desserts you can make this summer to beat the heat!

2-Ingredient Ice Cream

A spoon taking out ice cream from a bowl

Don’t let the short ingredient list fool you, this 2-Ingredient Ice Cream is as easy as it is delicious. It’s super quick to make and doesn’t require an ice cream maker so anyone can make it. I have so many amazing flavors on my website from classics like cookie dough, to bold flavors like cereal milk, and everything in between.


My No-Machine Gelato is super easy to make and is absolutely delicious! This Italian dessert is similar to ice cream but is creamier and more flavorful. I have so many flavors to choose from such as salted caramel, butter pecan, and rosewater.

Soft Serve Ice Cream

Homemade Soft Serve in a cone

My homemade Soft Serve Ice Cream is super easy to make and can be ready in 30 minutes. It uses a secret ingredient, dry ice, so watching it freeze can be a fun science project in addition to a yummy frozen treat. You can even add any flavoring you want to make different, fun flavors.

Frozen Custard

Frozen Custard in cups

Shake Shack’s Frozen Vanilla Custard is one of my favorite desserts of all time. It’s creamy, smooth, and insanely delicious. I set out to create this dessert at home and boy did I succeed. My Frozen Vanilla Custard recipe is indistinguishable from Shake Shack’s classic frozen treat. It’s the perfect way for any Bold Bakers with an ice cream machine to get the amazing taste of Shake Shack’s frozen custard without leaving the house!

Japanese Mochi Ice Cream

Japanese Mochi Ice Cream Balls

Mochi has been all over social media lately so why not make your own? Mochi Ice Cream is a slightly sweet rice flour dough that is stuffed with ice cream. The squishy dough balances out the sweetness of the ice cream inside and is the perfect bold summer treat. My Japanese Mochi Ice Cream is the perfect way to switch it up this summer and impress everyone at the pool party.


Popsicles are a super easy and great way to cool off on hot days. I have so many amazing popsicle recipes on my website but here are some of my all-time favorites. From crazy delicious Banana Split Popsicles to kid-favorite Strawberry Milk Popsicles, these refreshing treats are a new spin on the classic popsicle and offer a taste of nostalgia in every lick.

Dole Whip

Dole whip in a cup being held up by a hand

Dole Whip is a delicious, refreshing pineapple dessert that took Disneyland by storm. Luckily, you don’t have to go to Disney to get it anymore. My Dole Whip recipe uses just two ingredients and requires only a food processor to make. It is also much healthier than the Disney treat so it’s a great way to fool your kids into eating fruit when they think they’re eating a sugary sweet.

Lemon Semifreddo

My Lemon Semifreddo is a bright, sweet, and refreshing dessert that is perfect for any summer get-together. It’s sophisticated yet deceptively easy to make and is sure to impress any guest this summer.

Strawberry Granita

Strawberry Granita in a cup

My Strawberry Granita recipe is a great way to use your strawberries this summer. This is the best shaved ice you will ever have. It tastes super fresh and melts in your mouth which is perfect for a hot summer day. Also, like most of my recipes, it’s ridiculously easy to make.

Ice Cream In A Jar

Ice cream made in jars

If you thought making ice cream couldn’t get easier than my 2-Ingredient Ice Cream recipe, think again. This ice cream is also made with two ingredients, but is made entirely in a jar, no mixer required. In addition to yielding delicious ice cream, it also is a great activity for kids in the summer.

Outrageous Sundaes

You may think of ice cream sundaes as ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry but think again. These bold Sundae recipes taste even better than they look. With flavors based on some of my favorite desserts such as banoffee pie, strawberry shortcake, and lemon meringue pie, these insane Ice Cream Sundaes will surely satisfy your eyes as well as your stomach this summer.

Frozen Yogurt

Frozen Yogurt Recipe in 5 Minutes!

Want a more healthful alternative to ice cream? I’ve got you covered with my delicious Frozen Yogurt. With so many flavors on my website to choose from ranging from fruity to decadent, the possibilities are endless!

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Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.


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