Those lazy days of summer are so real. With the heat bearing down, all you want to do is lay back and enjoy a cool, refreshing treat! A treat that involves brownies, of course.
Luckily, we have a bunch of refreshing summer dessert recipes for times like those.
Most of these summer desserts are easy to throw together, so you can live your lazy summer dreams to the fullest. Some recipes, like the Negroni Brownie Sundae, take a little more effort. But the result is so unique and delicious that it’s well worth the effort!
Berry Brownie Sandwiches
Whipped cream and brownies. Need we say more? Add some juicy berries of choice, and voila! It’s cool and refreshing and just decadent enough to leave your sweet tooth satisfied.
If you have cookie cutters on hand, a summer recipe like this can easily turn into a fun family activity or entertainment at your backyard BBQ. Set out sprinkles and syrups as decoration options, then let your creative side go wild!
Fruit & Brownie Skewers
They say that everything tastes better on a stick. Or at the very least, it’s more fun to eat. With a summer dessert like brownie skewers, we wholeheartedly agree!
The best part? This treat can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Keep it to your favorite fruits and brownies, or go the extra mile with tons of options and candied nuts, to boot.
This recipe also includes instructions for a sweet and spicy Sriracha caramel dip. Dip your brownie-fruit skewers for an absolutely divine flavor combo!
Mint Chocolate Milkshakes
By default, anything with ice cream is an instant summer hit. When it’s something you can slurp down at your leisure, even better!
Mint might typically be a winter flavor, but creamy, minty freshness is also a perfect fit for cooling down by the pool. Just toss everything in the blender, pour, and enjoy!
Brownie Moonfetti Woopie Pies
Why choose between a moon pie and a whoopie pie when you could enjoy both? This scrumptious dessert mash-up includes brownies too, so it really doesn’t get better than this.
Filled with marshmallow fluff, dipped in chocolate, and chilled to refreshing perfection, each bite of these tasty treats will leave you craving more. Add a dash of sprinkles for some extra fun.
This recipe doesn’t take much prep time, either. Most of the wait is for the treats to chill in the freezer or fridge. Then you can sit back and indulge!
Negroni Brownie Sundaes
Up for a challenge? Want to feel like a professional dessert chef? Roll up your baking sleeves and get ready—this Negroni Brownie Sundae is an amazing adventure in the kitchen, and so, so worth it to your taste buds in the end.
As a cocktail, Negroni tends to be on the bittersweet side. But combine it with creamy homemade ice cream, rich chocolate brownies, and sweet fruit compote, it’s a recipe for taste bud nirvana.
What’s Your Favorite Summer Dessert?
There you have it! Fruit, ice cream, and plenty of brownies–a perfect combo for any sweet spot. Which treats do you find yourself craving on a hot summer day?
If you give any of these recipes a try, let us know! We’d love to hear about your sweet success on Facebook or Instagram by tagging @fairytalebrownies. And if you’re still looking for more brownie-inspired desserts, check out our full collection of brownie recipes.