20 Gorgeous Desserts for Summer Hosting

Summertime is here, and if you’re planning get-togethers and parties, celebrating with sweet treats is a MUST! To bring you some inspiration, we’re sharing our most GORGEOUS desserts for summer hosting, from fruit tarts and crisps to no-bake cheesecakes, creamy puddings, and more!

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GFVGVDFNSNo-Bake Vegan Cheesecake Cups (5 Minutes!)5-minute, no-bake vegan cheesecake cups layered like a parfait with fresh fruit and granola. A naturally sweetened, gluten-free snack or dessert. Just 7 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSStrawberry Cheesecake Bars (Vegan + GF)The decadent flavors of tangy cheesecake and fresh strawberry swirled together into gluten-free, vegan-friendly bars! Oat-almond crust, naturally sweetened, 10 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSVegan Panna Cotta with Mixed BerriesRich and creamy vegan panna cotta with vibrant mixed berries! A beautiful dessert that’s SO quick and easy to make with just 1 pan and 6 ingredients!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSVegan Tiramisu Pudding CupsCreamy, rich vegan pudding infused with the flavors of tiramisu! An easy, decadent, no-bake dessert made with just 7 simple ingredients.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSGrain-Free Berry CrispVegan berry crisp with 3 types of berries. It’s naturally sweetened with crispy, grain-free topping! The perfect plant-based, gluten-free summer dessert!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Gluten-Free Berry Cobbler (Vegan)Perfect vegan fruit cobbler packed with ripe, juicy summer fruit and topped with flaky gluten-free biscuits. Baked to bubbly golden perfection! Just 10 simple ingredients required.Make The RecipeGFVGVDF1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla CakeA 1-bowl vegan gluten-free vanilla cake that’s perfectly tender, fluffy, and sweet! Delicious frosted or unfrosted and SO easy to make! 10 ingredients and 1 bowl required.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFVegan Raspberry Chocolate Ganache TartA luxurious yet simple vegan chocolate tart with a chocolate-date crust, bright raspberry purée filling, and generous layer of creamy chocolate ganache. Just 10 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSVegan No-Bake Coconut Yogurt CheesecakeCreamy, decadent vegan cheesecake made with a date-walnut crust and cashew-coconut-yogurt filling for the ultimate tangy-sweet treat. Just 10 ingredients required, no-bake, and entirely vegan and gluten-free.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFVegan Strawberry Cake (GF)Fluffy strawberry cake that’s undetectably vegan and gluten-free! Infused with vibrant strawberry flavor and perfectly sweet. Just 9 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSNo-Bake Chocolate CheesecakesThick, custard-like vegan chocolate cheesecakes with a date-walnut cocoa crust. Just 10 ingredients required and entirely vegan and gluten-free. Perfect topped with coconut whipped cream and fresh fruit.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRaw Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese FrostingRaw vegan carrot cake made with 10 wholesome ingredients! Tender, 30 minutes to make, and topped with an optional cashew cream cheese frosting! Make The RecipeGFVGVDFSalted Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart (Vegan + GF)A gorgeous, decadent, no-bake salted caramel tart with chocolate ganache! Insanely delicious, plus gluten-free and vegan. Just 7 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSEasy Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes (Gluten-Free)Perfectly fluffy vanilla cupcakes that happen to be vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened. Just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCreamy Vegan Lemon BarsCreamy, naturally sweetened vegan lemon bars made with 10 simple ingredients and a delicious gluten-free crust.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCreamy Lime Pie BarsCreamy lime pie bars with an almond-oat crust and creamy, cashew-based filling! Perfectly tart, naturally sweetened, and so delicious! 10 basic ingredients required.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFBanana Cream Pie (Vegan + GF)Absolutely delicious, 10-ingredient vegan banana cream pie! Crispy gluten-free crust, fluffy and silky cream center, and layered with 3 whole bananas!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFVegan Peanut Butter Banana PuddingCreamy peanut butter pudding and coconut whipped cream are layered between vegan vanilla wafers and just-ripe banana slices for a salty-sweet dessert! Just 5 ingredients required for this amazing chilled dessert.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSNo-Bake Lemon Cookie Fruit TartsSimple no-bake vegan tarts with a date-walnut crust and a creamy, dairy-free filling that tastes just like a lemon cookie!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFPlum Upside Down Cake (Vegan + GF)Easy plum upside down cake with juicy, tart plums nestled into soft, fluffy, perfectly sweet almond cake. Vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for brunch or dessert. Just 10 ingredients required!Make The Recipe

If you try any of these summer dessert recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it @minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

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