Summer is the time for cool desserts. They are best made with ripe summer fruits and berries. Some of these may even be grown right in your own back yard.

If you have raspberries growing in your back yard, then this article is for you.

There is a plethora of desserts that can be made with raspberries and we will list a few of them for you here today.

raspberry desertIf you are looking for a light weight dessert that will not show on your waistline then try mixing some raspberries with vanilla ice cream in your blender. The result will be a creamy, fresh fruit smoothie that will cool you off without adding weight on you.

Sometimes, you might be in the mood for a candle lit dinner and a nice dessert that you and your spouse intend to share in a romantic setting. If this is the case, take some fresh raspberries and lay them out on a dish.

Drip or drizzle melted chocolate over them and put them in the refrigerator to harden up. When you are ready, there will be a divine treat for you and your partner waiting to be savored.

On a really hot day, what is more refreshing than a cool glass of lemonade? And there can be nothing better than a cool glass of raspberry lemonade. Just take some fresh blended raspberries and mix them in with your lemonade for this refreshing treat.

If you are in the mood for a parfait, simply get some plain vanilla yogurt and layer it with raspberries and nuts and you will be able to enjoy this sumptuous treat right at home.

Another light dessert would be to mix raspberries with some other kinds of berries and nuts along with whipped cream. Put this in the refrigerator until chilled and you will have a light and non fattening dessert at hand.

If you like ice cream sundaes, but are going for the more healthful diet, you can get some frozen vanilla yogurt, top it with raspberries, chopped nuts, whipped cream and a cherry. You will have your sumptuous sundae but still within the bounds of your diet.

As you can see, there are many things that are both simple and time savvy that can be done with raspberries. These are just a few ideas. With a little time, you will even come up with your own ideas for a delightful summer dessert.

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