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5 Great Summer Dessert Recipes for Your Next BBQ

Are you looking for new easy desserts for your next BBQ? Then try these 5 kids-friendly summer dessert recipes.

Everyone will love them.

Let’s dive right in.

5 summer desserts recipes

Kids Friendly Summer Dessert Recipes

School just started and the summer is almost over. Nevertheless, it’s not too late to enjoy the last warm summer days with a nice family gathering or a simple BBQ.

Try one of these 5 delicious summer treats for your next get-together or just simply to celebrate the end of the summer. We tried all of them by ourselves and they 100% approved by my picky eaters!

1. Campfire Cones

Do you like Smores but they always seem to turn out into a mess, especially with younger children? Then try this Campfire Cones Recipe instead.

The smores campfire cones can be fixed on the grill, campfire, or even in the oven. They are perfect for your next camping trip, summer party, or family barbecue.

Get the full recipe here.

fill smores cones

Step 3: Rapp the cones

  • Make your dessert fire-safe and wrap the filled cones in aluminum foil to prevent them from burning.

Step 4: Cook them

  • Place your wrapped smores cones on your BBQ grill or over your campfire for about 3-5 minutes.

Step 5: Enjoy

  • Use oven mittens to unwrap the foil to prevent yourself from getting burned. Let it cool down a little bit and enjoy your delicious summer dessert.

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  • This recipe is so simple and fast to prepare that this is the perfect opportunity to let your children help in the kitchen. They will love being mommy’s little helpers and of course, taste one or two ingredients prior.
  • The Bananas can of course be substituted with other fruits like strawberry slices, blueberries, raspberries, marshmallows, or others.

2. BBQ Banana Split – Grilled Bananas

Did you ever try to grill your bananas? Not yet?

Then you missed out on something. This BBQ banana split recipe is very delicious!

Believe me when I say you can not be too full for this delicious dessert. It is a very easy recipe for all ages and even my picky eaters loved it.

I mean really what’s not to love about cooked bananas filled with chocolate and topped with ice cream?

For this fantastic summer dessert you will need the following things:


  • Bananas
  • chocolate slices
  • ice cream (optional)
  • nuts (optional)
  • aluminum foil

Let’s take a look at the full instructions now:


Step 1: Prepare your bananas

  • We peeled our banana but it also works if you don’t. Take a knife and cut inside the curve of each banana. Make sure not to cut all the way through.

Step 2: Fill bananas

  • Open up your banana cuts and fill them with chocolate slices. We used “Kinderschokolade” but any kind of chocolate sliced or even chocolate chips will work.
grilled bananas

Step 3: Wrap the bananas

  • Wrap your chocolate-filled bananas in aluminum foil.

Step 4: Cook your bananas

  • Place your prepared banana splits on your low-heated BBQ grill. Make sure to place the bananas split-side up on the grill. Cook them for about 15 minutes.
place dessert on BBQ

Step 5: Enjoy

  • Take your parcels from the grill and carefully unwrap them. Then transfer them to plates and add ice cream and other toppings if desired. Enjoy!

Did you enjoy these recipes? Then try our Ice Cream Party Idea, Strawberry Popsicle Recipe, or Carrot Cake Muffins next.


  • This fun recipe can also be baked in the oven. Simply place your banana parcels on a baking sheet in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 180/220 Celsius fan/gas 6.

My kids loved this simple summer dessert. I love the fact that it can be as simple or fancy served as you desire. Add toppings or not it’s delicious either way!
I served the following three recipes on my son’s second birthday. We had an ice cream theme birthday party. The kids really enjoyed them.

3. Ice Cream Cake Pops

This cake is in the form of a popsicle on a stick and easier to prepare than you might think. Here is what you will need for it.


  • cake ingredients
  • ice cream sticks
  • toppings

Here is the full step-by-step tutorial for you.

ice cream cake, yummy summer desserts


Step 1: Bake a cake

  • Simply bake your favorite try cake on a big baking sheet.

Step 2: Cut the cake

  • After it cooled down cut it in the desired shape. I cut them in little squares. Make sure not to cut them too big so the ice cream stick can hold its weight.

Step 3: Use the ice cream sticks

  • Take your cake slices off the baking sheet and stick the ice cream sticks in it. Make sure to center them right and put them 2/3 into the cake.

Step 4: Decorate your cake pops

  • To make your cake pops look like fun cake pops start decorating them. I covered them with melted chocolate and used sprinkles to decorate them.

Step 5: Enjoy

  • Wait till the chocolate-covered cake pops are tried and they are ready to be served.

Learn from my mistakes

  • We made the mistake of decorating the cake before cutting it. Sadly the chocolate split while cutting and the result didn’t look as clean as it could be.

4. Fruit Cones

This fun summer fruit recipe is the perfect way to displace fruit in a fun creative way. Give it a try.

Here is what you will need for it.


  • ice cream cones
  • fruit
  • chocolate (optional)
  • sprinkles (optional)

This easy summer treat will be the eye-catcher on your next get-together. Here is the full step-by-step instruction for it.

fruit cone, summer dessert


Step 1: Prepare cones

  • Buy or prepare fun chocolate-covered cones with sprinkles. It’s super easy, just dip your ice cream cones in hot chocolate, cover them with sprinkles, and let them try. But honestly, normal cones will do it too.

Step 2: Prepare the fruit

  • Wash and cut your favorite fruits. Just make sure they are fully tried.

Step 3: Fill the cones

  • After the cones and fruit are fully tried, then fill the cones with the sliced fruits.

Step 4: Enjoy

  • Cool your fruit cones before serving. Place them nicely on a plate or in a bowl and simply enjoy them!
fruit cones

5. DIY Ice Cream Cone Cookies

Turn regular ice cream cone cookies into something special. Here is what you will need for it.


  • heart-shaped ice cream cone cookies
  • chocolate
  • sprinkles

Here is what you have to do.

ice cream crackers


Step 1: Prepare chocolate

  • Melt your chocolate.

Step 2: Prepare cookies

  • Prepare your heart-shaped ice cream cookies for the sprinkles. Simple dip the top in the hot chocolate.

Step 3: Add sprinkles

  • Add sprinkles before the chocolate is melted again and let them try.
ice cream dessert

Step 4: Enjoy

  • After the cookies are tried they look like little ice cream cones. Now they are ready to be served. Enjoy them!

I hope these delicious summer desserts inspired you.

Don’t forget to let me know whether your kids liked them. Please leave a comment below and add a picture.

I would love to hear from you!