12+ Best Summer BBQ Dessert Ideas

by Linette

This post is sponsored by Foodie, all opinions are my own.

I love a good bbq cookout during the summer! Who wants to cook inside, when the weather is so beautiful outside, and that includes dessert! I’m always on the lookout for the perfect summer bbq dessert ideas!

Here are 12+ dessert ideas that would be perfect for a summer BBQ or cookout. You can click on the image in the widget to get to Foodie.com to collect the recipe, or to get to the original recipe. If you don’t have a Foodie account yet, it’s super easy to get started and collect all your favorite recipes in one place! There’s also a Foodie app for your phone, so you can find your favorite recipes, even when you’re on the go!

There is a fabulous variety of summer friendly desserts in this collection from red white and blue, to strawberries and dessert ideas you can create right on the grill, no oven or stove necessary!

best summer bbq Dessert ideas

Here is a breakdown of my top 12 best summer BBQ dessert ideas, you can find the recipe for each one by clicking on the Foodie widget (rotating image) at the top of this post.

Red and Blue Layer Cake~ This one was a big hit last summer at one of our summer BBQs! It’s super easy to make the layers, then ice with cream cheese icing and berries to create the flag!

Cupcake Flag~ Love this idea to take iced mini cupcakes and create a flag!

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Trifle~ Layer desserts are very popular these days, and with the chocolate strawberry combination, what’s not to love?

Red White and Blue Jello Cups~ These are perfect for the kids at your summer picnic!

Grilled Cookies~ Did you know you can make cookies on the grill? Definitely giving this one a try this summer!

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes~ If you’re planning a summer bbq birthday party, this would be the perfect dessert for the kids!

Homemade Strawberry Pie~ Nothing really says summer like strawberry pie! Yum!

Banana S’mores~ If you’re planning a bonfire at your next cookout, these would make the perfect finishing touch!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Crescent Bars~ So easy and I’m sure they’d be a big hit at any summer gathering!

Kool Aid Cupcakes~ Kids will love these! So fun!

Red White And Blue Crumble~ Summer’s favorite colors and flavors all wrapped up in one dessert!

Dirt Cups~ These are sure to be a hit with the kids, both big and small! They’re always a favorite at our house!

What’s your favorite summer bbq dessert idea?

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Jody @ Mommy Moment May 1, 2014 - 9:52 am

Those are some fun ideas! I love how bright and colorful they all are.

Danielle May 1, 2014 - 10:12 am

Yum! These sound amazing. I totally want to try that red and blue cake.

Amiyrah May 1, 2014 - 10:12 am

You had me at kook-aid cupcakes! I love this list. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea Kruse May 1, 2014 - 10:17 am

They all look delicious. I want to try my hand at that Patriotic Layer cake. It is so pretty!

Mama to 5 BLessings May 1, 2014 - 10:17 am

love the red, white and blue cake – what a clever idea – my kids would love this!

Janice Cooper May 18, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Oh my this looks awesome. I like the trifle and cupcakes. This would be great for the summer holidays!


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