Summer fruit dessert recipes

Impress your guests with these fruity desserts perfect for summer time.
Published 22 December 2019 | Updated 18 October 2023
Grilled mango with raspberry granita

Summer in Australia is the perfect time to enjoy some of the freshest and most flavourful fruits. Some of the most popular fruits in season during this time include mangoes, strawberries, watermelons, and pineapples.

  • Mangoes are a delicious and juicy fruit that are high in vitamins A and C, as well as fibre. They are perfect for snacking on their own or adding to smoothies, salads, or salsas. For a refreshing summer dessert, try making mango sorbet or ice cream, recipe below.
  • Strawberries are another popular fruit during the summer months, and for good reason. They are packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and fibre. You can enjoy them on their own or add them to salads, smoothies, or yoghurt bowls. For a sweet and simple dessert, try dipping them in chocolate or making Wendy's strawberry tray bake pancakes.
  • Watermelons are a classic summer fruit that are perfect for staying hydrated on hot days. They are high in vitamins A and C, as well as potassium. You can enjoy watermelon on its own or add it to salads or smoothies. For a fun and festive summer drink, try making watermelon lemonade.
  • Pineapple is another tropical fruit that is in season during the summer months. It is high in vitamin C and can be enjoyed on its own or added to salads, smoothies, or stir-fries. For a fun and tropical dessert, try making pineapple upside-down cake. Pineapple is also great for grilling, too. Cut it into wedges and cook on the barbie until golden and caramelised. Serve with 99% fat free Greek yoghurt.

No matter which fruits you choose to enjoy this summer, be sure to savour their fresh and delicious flavours while reaping the many health benefits they have to offer.