31 Best Desserts for a BBQ

Keep cool this summer with some of our best desserts, like our sweet pink lemonade cupcakes or our smoky grilled apple sundaes.

Pool Party Ice Cream Cake

"Such a creative decoration method for this ice cream cake! I loved the flavor of the Oreos with the vanilla ice cream, and the sprinkles made it so fun."

-Izy Hossack

Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

"Scrumptious! You'll feel very content after eating this dessert. It's similar to an old-fashioned coffee cake in appearance, but not as dry, nor as sweet from sugar so you can taste the very fresh blueberries on the yummy cake-like bottom."


Watermelon Basket Fruit Salad

"This not only looked amazing, it tasted even better!"


Rainbow Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Whether you refer to these delicious Italian cookies as rainbow, seven-layer or even Neapolitan cookies, one thing is for sure: This combination of ice cream and cookie is utterly amazing!

Grilled Apple Sundae

"Yummy! I loved this, and everyone in my family gobbled it down. The apple mixture was easy to put together, and it was nice to throw it on the grill and not have to worry about stirring or sticking."


Mega Twinkannoli

“Growing up with a mother from Italy and a father from the USA, I always had the unique opportunity to experience the best of both worlds. The Mega Twinkannoli is a mash-up of my two culture’s most popular desserts- big enough to share with the whole family!”


Matcha Red Bean Cake

“This is a matcha green tea cake with red bean frosting, garnished with chocolate garnish. We wanted to use ingredients that were Asia-centric because we wanted to show how awesome the inclusion of these ingredients could be.”


Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

"These cupcakes are always a hit! I made them for our goddaughter's first birthday party this year, and kids and parents both raved about them. They couldn't believe that they were homemade."

-Cheeky Panda

Banana Pudding Beach Icebox Cake

"The sweet flavor of the fresh banana slices really came through and they were nice and creamy even when frozen. I think this would be a great dessert to make in the summertime for friends as it’s really easy to assemble ahead of time and looks impressive."

-Izy Hossack

Fresh Fruit Tart

"Amazing! I've made this three times, it seems impossible to mess up and is always a crowd pleaser!"

-Louisa M

Strawberry Daiquiri Cheesecake Bars

"This is a great cheesecake, and it really does taste like a strawberry daiquiri! Highly recommend!"

-Jonathan Melendez

S'Mores Drip Cake

No campfire required for this s'mores dessert in the form of a jubilant cake topped with a flame-licked meringue and dark chocolate drips.

Margarita Pie

"I adapted this recipe by pouring the filling into individual sized graham cracker crusts and serving them at a Cinco de Mayo party. Everyone loved them and they were very easy to make. This is also a very good dessert to make ahead since they need to be frozen."


Butterfinger Pie

"This pie is absolutely delicious and so easy to make... only 4 ingredients. Trust me, it will disappear right before your very eyes!"


Filled Strawberry Cheesecakes

"The combination of the almond extract and brown sugar really makes these special. These will be what I make when I want a light, impressive dessert."


Chocolate Cherry Pops

"These rich popsicles are made with a chocolate pudding base, whipped topping and cherry preserves. With some help from the store, you can have these done in no time at all."

-Jonathan Melendez

Easy Cream Cheese Brownies

"Loved this recipe. I added a pinch of instant coffee to enhance the flavor of the brownies and they came out rich and moist."

-Tampa Chef85

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

"Perfectly smooth chocolate made it easy to cover the strawberries and after cooling, the chocolate had the perfect snap we were looking for upon biting into them"

-Vitameatavegamin Gi

Rice Krispies Ice Cream Sandwiches

"A favorite for children and grown-ups alike — A combination of corn syrup, peanut butter and rice krispies with your choice of ice cream or yogurt sandwiched in between."


Strawberry Pretzel Salad

"Sweet, salty, and cool — just in time for summer!"


Fruit Salad With Pudding

"Easy, delicious and adaptable to just about any fruit combination! This salad always turns out lovely."


Oreo Refrigerator Cake (No-Bake)

"Having a piece of this dessert is like biting into chocolate heaven! This set just to the perfect texture."


Italian Ice

"One tip would be to use the peel of the citrus fruit for a burst of flavor with the lemon/lime Italian ice. It is a favorite with everyone and refreshing during the summer."

-Blue Peacock

Frozen Lemonade Pie

"Cool, refreshing and simple indeed! We were surprised at how mild, white, creamy and fluffy this was."

-Lavender Lynn

Strawberry Horchata Pops

"Fresh strawberries are pureed and stirred into homemade horchata to give this classic Mexican drink a summery twist!"

-Jonathan Melendenz

Key Lime Pie

"Thick, rich, creamy and not too sweet... This recipe is everything a key lime pie should be!"


Fresh Peach Brown Sugar Pie

"This pie recipe blows all others out of the water and only costs half as much to make. The brown sugar and almond extract definitely give this recipe something special that other peach pies just don't have."


Raspberry Summer Sensation Dessert

"Amidst the heat wave, I wanted to serve a desert that was a bit healthier then cookies or cakes but yet I wanted it to be summery and refreshing. This was sooo easy to make, very flavorful, and I received so many compliments on the desert."


No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Pie

"My whole family loved this recipe and even the extra large crust left no leftovers! This was quick to make and didn't require many ingredients, so I will definitely make this again."

-chef 29271

Slow-Cooker Tropical Apple Crisp

"The crisp, was tender, sweet, tart and tangy, with a lovely tropical sauce."

-Baby Kato

Watermelon Popsicles

"Cute and fun! I will use an ice cream maker for the watermelon next time to save time."