With the change in season comes the change in seasonal fruits, which means a whole new list of recipes to try. Turn up the summer fun by making some light, refreshing, fruity desserts to help cool you down. We’ve gathered some of the most refreshing summer recipes that feature our favorite in-season fruits.
Even saying the word watermelon has our mouths watering. This summer fruit is soaked with delicious nutrients, bringing you a healthier alternative to store-bought granita. With only 40 calories per cup, this simple recipe for watermelon granita is sure to be a fan favorite for those working towards their fitness goals. Plus, the kids will love it too!
Watermelon fun fact: Watermelons are 92 percent water. Early explorers sometimes carried watermelons instead of canteens.
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Strawberry season has begun! We’re ready to incorporate them into a variety of summer desserts, starting with this very simple no-bake strawberry cheesecake. This easy recipe allows you to combine one of the most popular summer fruits with a crowd favorite, the classic cheesecake.
Strawberry fun fact: There are 200 seeds on an average strawberry and they are the only fruit to wear their seeds on the outside.
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Summer season aka popsicle season is here. Take a break from the sizzling summer sun with these easy-to-make kiwi popsicles. Follow this simple recipe to incorporate part of your daily serving of fiber and vitamin C into one refreshing treat.
Kiwi fun fact: Eating two kiwifruits an hour before bedtime will help you fall asleep quicker.
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! This recipe contains one the most popular summer fruits, the raspberry, and there’s a good reason why. Not only is this fruit sweet and delicious to taste, it's also packed with vitamin C, manganese and vitamin K which helps support healthy bones & blood. We know ice cream is not the healthiest of foods, but you can add some raspberries to enjoy the best of both worlds. Combine this sweet fruit and ice cream to keep your family cool and happy during the long summer days.
Raspberry fun fact: The raspberry was cultivated as early as the 300s AD, although wild berries are still commonly eaten.
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Cherries are one of those summer fruits that can be used in a sweet or tart recipe. Sweet cherries are in season from May until August and can be used in a variety of ways. Since cherries are bursting with vitamins and antioxidants, you can count them towards one of your five-a-day. By adding sweet cherries to an airy pavlova, you will have a light fresh dessert to serve your family and friends on any summer day.
Cherry fun fact: The average cherry tree has 7,000 cherries. A single tree can yield enough cherries to make 28 pies!
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When life gives you lemons… make lemon sorbet, right? This citrus summer fruit is sure to keep you refreshed on a hot summer's day. This recipe is sure to be a fan favorite among all age groups. But, it’s pretty sweet, so you only need to serve small amounts of it.
Lemon fun fact: Lemon trees can produce up to 600 pounds in a year and can grow up to 20 feet tall.
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We hope these recipes sweeten up your day and cool you down. Let us know which of these recipes were a hit with your family. Be sure to check out the Flipp app for all your recipe needs.