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32 Low-Carb Summer Desserts

Cutting back on carbs? You can still enjoy a cool treat. These low-carb summer desserts will satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Bomb Pop Cookies

The sound of the ice cream truck has my husband running out to the curb with money in hand, so I decided to make cookies that resemble Bomb Pops. These are always a big hit on the Fourth of July! —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Cannoli DipTaste of Home

Cannoli Dip

Ricotta is one of my family's favorite ingredients. I made up the cannoli filling and broke up some ice cream waffle shells to use as "chips and dip"—it was an instant hit! It's also good served slightly warm. —Ann Marie Eberhart, Gig Harbor, Washington

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Strawberry GelatoTaste of Home

Strawberry Gelato

You'll love this smooth and creamy gelato with bright strawberry flavor and just a hint of sea salt and honey. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon

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Fried Ice Cream Dessert BarsTaste of Home

Fried Ice Cream Dessert Bars

Fried ice cream is such a delicious treat, but it can be a hassle to make individual servings. This recipe gives you the same fabulous flavor in an easy and convenient bar form. —Andrea Price, Grafton, Wisconsin

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Grand Marnier Frozen SoufflesTaste of Home

Grand Marnier Frozen Souffles

This delicious frozen souffle is perfect for summer and will impress just about anyone. It's a great make-ahead dessert! —Andrea Potischman, Menlo Park, California

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Summertime Fun CookiesTaste of Home

Summertime Fun Cookies

Use this basic sugar cookie recipe to make the perfect poolside treat. Kids (and adults) won't be able to get enough. —Coleen Walter, Bancroft, Michigan

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Honeydew GranitaTaste of Home

Honeydew Granita

Make this refreshing summer treat when melons are ripe and flavorful. I like to garnish each serving with a sprig of mint or a small slice of honeydew. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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Peach Cobbler CookiesTaste of Home

Peach Cobbler Cookies

My sister brought me fresh peaches one year, and we decided to make these fruity cookies. They also make fantastic ice cream sandwiches—just put some vanilla ice cream between two cookies for a delicious summer treat! —Anna Miller, Churdan, Iowa

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Homemade Vanilla Ice CreamTaste of Home

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

We don’t want to brag, but as far as vanilla ice cream recipes go, this one is the best. And with only four ingredients, it just might be the easiest, too. No ice cream maker? No problem. Just follow the directions below to learn how to make homemade ice cream by hand. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake BarsTaste of Home

Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

These cheesecake bars layer a buttery pecan shortbread crust with a rich and creamy filling and sweet-tart strawberry rhubarb jam. For larger squares, cut into nine bars instead of 16. —Amanda Scarlati, Sandy, Utah

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Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana PopsTaste of Home

Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana Pops

These four-ingredient freezer pops are a delicious way to use up a pint of fresh strawberries. You’ll love the hint of tropical flavor, thanks to the coconut milk. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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S'mores BrowniesTaste of Home

S'mores Brownies

Our family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring our passion for s'mores to a whole new level! —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan

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Coconut, Lime and Pistachio CookiesTaste of Home

Coconut, Lime and Pistachio Cookies

Perfect for freezing, these cookies look like Christmas but taste like summer. —Barbara Crusan, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert JarsTaste of Home

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Jars

These make-ahead dessert jars will disappear quickly. —Aldene Belch, Flint, Michigan

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No-Churn Blueberry Graham Cracker Ice CreamTaste of Home

No-Churn Blueberry Graham Cracker Ice Cream

This sweet and creamy no-churn ice cream features a fresh blueberry jam swirl and graham cracker pieces. You can use raspberries in place of the blueberries for a different berry flavor. —Heather King, Frostburg, Maryland

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Peach Panna CottaTaste of Home

Peach Panna Cotta

This no-bake dessert is guaranteed to cool you off in the summer heat. I really enjoy the texture—rich and creamy Panna Cotta balanced by the sweet and pulpy texture of the peach puree. —Andrea Campbell, Los Angeles, California

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Coconut Banana CookiesTaste of Home

Coconut Banana Cookies

This is a summertime variation on my grandma’s banana drop cookies. —Elyse Benner, Solon, Ohio

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Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice PopsTaste of Home

Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

These delicious ice-pops can be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon rind brings another layer of taste. They're quick, easy and kid-friendly. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois

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Peaches & Cream Jelly RollTaste of Home

Peaches & Cream Jelly Roll

These cake rolls have a lovely presentation, and they are simple to cut into even slices. My father taught me how to make them, and sometimes we get together and make them for family and friends. —Malena Coleman, Rockville, Indiana

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Sonoran Sunset Watermelon IceTaste of Home

Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice

If you didn’t think watermelon and cilantro could go together in a dessert, this recipe will give you a pleasant surprise! Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and a sprig of cilantro on top for extra flair. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always made a batch when she knew company was coming. —Jacquie McTaggart, Independence, Iowa

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Peach Crumb BarsTaste of Home

Peach Crumb Bars

I had the most beautiful peaches and really wanted to bake with them. I started with my blueberry crumb bar recipe, and after a couple of tries, I am so happy with the results. My co-worker taste-testers are, too! —Amy Burns, Newman, Illinois

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Gam's Homemade Vanilla Ice CreamTaste of Home

Gam's Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

My grandmother's homemade ice cream is good on its own, but it's also fantastic as a base for fun flavors and toppings. Try stirring in your favorite chopped candy bars. —Andrea Bolden, Unionville, Tennessee

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Sweet & Tart Lemon Jell-OTaste of Home

Sweet & Tart Lemon Jell-O

With its sunny lemon color, this gelatin mold brightens up any table. It disappears so quickly. —Patricia Ryzow, Thousand Oaks, California

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Magic Brownie BarsTaste of Home

Magic Brownie Bars

When I was a kid, one of my all-time favorite treats was magic cookie bars (which we also called Hello Dolly bars). This recipe combines all the same classic flavors in a magic brownie bar! —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina

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Fudge PopsTaste of Home

Fudge Pops

This chocolate frozen dessert is the perfect summer treat! Invite your kids into the kitchen to help you stir the pudding. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta

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Apricot Mud Hen Cake BarsTaste of Home

Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother, who shared it with me. I’ve been told the name comes from the speckled meringue topping that resembles the coloring of hens. —Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York

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Quick Mango SorbetTaste of Home

Quick Mango Sorbet

Last summer I decided to try my hand at making a passion fruit and mango sorbet. But fresh fruits require more prep and are difficult to find ripened at the same time, so I experimented using frozen fruit and juice. And voila! Both are readily available and inexpensive, too. —Carol Klein, Franklin Square, New York

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Sea Salt Mint White Mocha CookiesTaste of Home

Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

This recipe came from my mom’s Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh plate of warm cookies on her counter. I learned some of her recipes by heart as a child, and I’ve been making these since high school. —Kristin Bowers, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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Fresh Raspberry Icebox CakeTaste of Home

Fresh Raspberry Icebox Cake

Layered icebox cakes are so fun because they look impressive but couldn't be easier. Fresh raspberries make this one really special. Use Anna's Ginger Thins to get the scalloped edges, or regular gingersnaps if those are not available. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Grilled Figgy PiesTaste of Home

Grilled Figgy Pies

Delicious figs combined with maple, walnuts and creamy mascarpone make a decadent treat that's easy to enjoy at a backyard cookout. These unique hand pies always disappear quickly. —Renee Murby, Johnston, Rhode Island

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London Fog Ice CreamTaste of Home

London Fog Ice Cream

I took one of my favorite coffee shop beverages and turned it into this elegant London fog ice cream. For a star dessert, serve it with lemon sandwich cookies or in a simple glass rimmed with sugar, lavender and lemon zest. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.