11 Refreshing Gluten-Free Summer Desserts

Stay Gluten-Free and Delicious

Happy Friends Eating Ice Cream

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Stay cool this summer with these cool, refreshing gluten-free desserts. From frozen popsicles to chilled pies and desserts, these 11 gluten-free recipe ideas will cool you down on a hot summer day. They're also great crowd-pleasers, and perfect for a backyard barbecue, children's party, or festive outdoor brunch.

While some of these recipes involve no flour, others are based on gluten-free flour that you may want to purchase pre-packaged. If you do buy a "gluten-free" flour or...MORE other product, always read the product labels before purchasing. Many products are theoretically gluten-free but are actually made in factories which also produce foods containing gluten. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.

  • 01 of 11
    4-Ingredient Fruit Punch Pudding Pops
    Julie's Eats & Treats

    An easy, fruity, frozen treat based on pre-packaged pudding mix and juice (any flavor will do). The great thing about these pops is their texture: Unlike many homemade pops, they don't become icy or crystallized. 

  • 02 of 11
    Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops
    Diethood

    These aren't really traditional "pops," but they are served on a stick. Instead, these quick kiwi pops are an easy, delicious, and healthy snack with kiwi fruit slices dipped in melted chocolate.
     

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    Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice Cream
    Peas & Peonies

    This non-traditional ice cream has only five ingredients and zero gluten. Even better, no ice cream machine is needed. It’s creamy, refreshing, and a healthy change from artificially flavored summer treats.

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    Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Pie
    NeighborFood

    This no-bake pie is fluffy, light, and refreshing. You start with a gluten-free graham cracker crust and then add a delicious filling made with beaten egg whites and real strawberries. Freeze overnight and enjoy in the hot afternoon!

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  • 05 of 11
    Pineapple Soft Serve
    Hola Jalapeno

    Three ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need to make creamy, smooth pineapple soft serve ice cream. And of course, like almost all ice cream, it's completely gluten-free.

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    Strawberry Popsicles
    Culinary Ginger

    These popsicles are made with just three ingredients: strawberries, pineapple, and honey. In addition to being simple, they're delicious, healthy, and gluten-free. Of course, you'll need to buy a mold if you want your version to look this pretty!

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    Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
    Dessert for Two

    These individual "cheesecakes" aren't really cakes at all. Instead, they're a delicious combination of Greek yogurt, egg, sugar, vanilla, cornstarch, and a single strawberry for garnish. 

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    Ingredient Creamsicle Ice Cream Floats
    NeighborFood

    Combine ice cream, Sprite, and orange juice—and enjoy! What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day?

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  • 09 of 11
    Layered Ribbon Jell-O Salad
    Two Healthy Kitchens

    This gorgeous dish is great for parties, and it's easy to make. Just pour one layer of Jell-O and, while it's setting, mix the next layer with low-fat Greek yogurt. Alternate regular and yogurt layers to get this amazing combination of colors along with a healthy dose of protein.

  • 10 of 11
    Coconut Cream Pudding Pops
    The Plant Philosophy

    Each serving of this light, fluffy, and refreshing dessert includes almonds, berries, and coconut milk—making it both delicious and nutritious. With red, white, and blue accents, it's the perfect dessert to celebrate President’s Day, Independence Day, or even the Fourth of July.

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    Homemade Popsicles with Strawberries, Honey, and Chiles
    The Tomato Tart

    Want to surprise your guests with a unique dessert? These popsicles combine sweet honey and strawberries with a kick of red chilies. While the sweetness does lower the heat a bit, the combination of flavors is something very special.