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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22 Father’s Day Desserts For Every Dad Palette

Apricot Peach Pie

Father’s Day is a holiday that doesn’t seem to be tied to any specific food. A nice BBQ, perhaps? But the lack of a traditional meal is kind of nice because it means you can make exactly what your dad loves. To help, I’ve put together this guide of Father’s Day desserts for every kind of dad or father figure. From brunch to ice cream to cakes, I have a recipe that fits every kind of sweet tooth.

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The Most Popular Recipes of 2022

Boozy Cherry Pavlova | ZoeBakes

Where did the year go?! We all say that this time of year, don’t we? But it’s one of those cliched questions that is so true. It was a fun and exciting year, and I can’t believe it’s over. I shared recipes and met wonderful people on Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network, launched the ZoëBakes Shop, and connected and shared recipes with you (I love seeing what you make!) on Instagram and through my Substack newsletter.

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7 Cranberry Desserts For The Holiday Season

Cranberries are often associated with Thanksgiving, and it’s true that they make for a nice little burst of tartness on your plate, but they are also perfect for desserts. I love them dusted with a little sugar in a recipe because the sweet and tart flavors pair so beautifully. This list of cranberry desserts is, of course, perfect for Thanksgiving, but you don’t need to be tied to the holiday. Let this “berry” free for other festivities and gatherings throughout the year!

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3 Spooky Halloween Desserts

I love looking back at some of my old recipes. These three Halloween desserts are from the early years of my blog (which is obvious from my photography skills) when my kids were younger and loved fun Halloween-themed treats. I dug them up to share with all of you and your kids, because these are a blast to make with kids, and just as much fun to serve at an adult Halloween party.

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