Make the most of summer fruits

Chill out with these tasty treats


Summer Berry Trifle Recipe

Make the most of summer berries with this traditional trifle combining Swiss roll, custard and cream with sweet strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. It's a showstopper for a summer party with family and friends.

Fancy something lighter? Try the same fruits in a summer berry sorbet or pair strawberries and peaches in a refreshing homemade fruit ice lolly. Want to start the day with something fruity? Why not make your own granola with summer fruit compote?

When it's seriously hot, it's time to turn to the freezer for help. This chilli melon sorbet with ham brings a touch of chilli heat to a cool and sophisticated starter or light lunch.

More sorbet and ice cream recipes:
Cherry almond ice cream
Fresh melon sorbet

It's hard to improve on a fresh strawberry, but if you've bought berries and are disappointed with the flavour, try blending with watermelon for a super cooling drink.

Summer vegetables can provide light tasty meal options for hot days. Tomatoes are the stars of this classic Nicoise salad and panzanella with chicken.

More summery lunch options:
Watermelon salad
Prawn, mango and avocado salad
Roasted summer vegetables

Too hot to eat? Why not try a refreshing cold soup? Gazpacho is easy to make and adds a touch of the Mediterranean. If you have a glut of cherries, make them into an unusual sour cherry soup.

And if it's too hot to cook, you'll just have to turn to a drink to cool you down. The alcohol-free rehydrator should do the trick or maybe a fruit smoothie, but if all else fails, it's time to bring out the Long Island iced tea.

There's more inspiration in the videos below. Happy summer!

How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

Easy Outdoors Summer Picnic Recipes

Mary Berry's Lemon Tart Recipe

Guinea Pig Eats Ice Lolly to Stay Cool