17 Potluck Dessert Recipes For A Gathering

Devils Food Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing on a tray.

What makes for a great potluck dessert? I think it’s all about small treats that look great on a dessert table and can be easily eaten with little fuss or mess. You’ll need treats that are easily packaged and transported, and are crowd pleasers. I put together a list of my favorite potluck desserts, from classics like bars and cookies, to some options that are a little more adventurous but still simple and easy to bring to your next big event.

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14 Sweet Summer Peach Desserts

Three peaches cut in half

Peaches are such a beautiful, unique fruit. You never mistake peach flavor for something else, as there is just something about the juicy sweetness that is so obviously a peach. It’s fitting that peach season coincides with summer, because the fruit is bright, floral and fun, and to celebrate these tasty treats I put together a list of my favorite peach desserts. Each recipe showcases the peach flavor in its own way, and you’ll find pies, ice cream and so much more.

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10 Tasty Blueberry Desserts For A Summer Harvest

A white bowl of fresh blueberries

Blueberries are one of those ingredients that need nothing more than themselves to be special. The color adds natural drama and the sweet-tart flavor is a perfect feature for so many desserts, be it cheesecake, galette, cobbler or bars. I also love that you can have delicious blueberry desserts any time of year because frozen blueberries work so well in many different recipes. I always have them in my freezer, so even if it’s not peak summer, I can pull them out and make something incredible whenever I have a craving for blueberry desserts!

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19 Strawberry Desserts That Taste Like Summer

Strawberry season is nearly upon us and I can hardly wait to get my hands on those perfectly sweet ruby red berries and make some amazing strawberry desserts. The first couple months of summer are perfect for taking a trip to a farm with pick-your-own strawberries. It’s the perfect weekend outing with kids for frolicking through the rows of plants followed by bringing your little treasures home to make some amazing desserts (and sampling a few sweet berries along the way).

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17 Cold Desserts For Hot Days

Baked Alaska with raspberry sorbet, no-churn lime ice cream and meringue, as seen on Zoe Bakes, season 2.

When the dog days of summer hit I find myself looking forward to cooler weather, fall flavors, and days of baking in the oven without worrying about heating up the house. It’s not that I don’t like summer, but the Minnesota seasons are so rich and distinct that partway through one I look forward to the next. To help live in the moment, I put together this list of some of my favorite summer treats. There’s still plenty of (hot) summer left and these cold desserts are tasty and fun treats to make without worrying about heating up your house (or yourself).

For more cool treats, check out my Ice Cream 101.

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