By: Lindsay Cohn
Summer brings sky-high heat and humidity, making virtually anywhere feel like the tropics. So why not embrace the equatorial climate with some equally exotic desserts? From dragon fruit cheesecake bars to pineapple poke cake, these tropical treats will transport your taste buds to paradise. Just be sure to take some pictures before digging into these stunning, Instagram-worthy sweets.
Exotic fruit tartlet
Nothing says summer like bright colors and fresh flavors. These exotic fruit tartlets by I Spy DIY — topped with papaya, dragon fruit, gooseberries, star fruit, pomegranate seeds and edible flowers — are social media gold.
This tropical cheesecake by Glorious Eats — graham cracker and coconut crust, mango- and lime-infused cream cheese filling, mango-citrus glaze, whipped cream and toasted coconut — is giving us major island vibes.
Chocolate cupcakes with dragon fruit buttercream
Tropical sunrise fruit salad with coconut-chia cream
Vegan dragon fruit cheesecake bars
No-bake desserts are genius for hot summer nights. These dragon fruit cheesecake bars by Choosing Chia take it a step further. They’re completely raw, vegan and made with wholesome ingredients — but so rich and creamy, you’d never know.
Pineapple poke cake with pineapple glaze
This ooey-gooey poke cake by Averie Cooks is packed with pineapple flavor! The secret? It’s soaked in a tangy pineapple juice glaze.
Mini guava cheesecake
One bite of this tangy guava cheesecake from Be What We Love, and you’ll swear you’re vacationing in Brazil.
Star fruit tartlets
These single-serving star fruit tartlets by The Kitchen Prep Blog are a must-try — not to mention the perfect addition to any summer dessert table.