20 Summer Bucket List Recipes

With long, sunny days fading fast, it's time to make the most of the season. On our menu? All the fresh fruit, icy treats and char-grilled goodness possible. Here, see the dishes we're downing with gusto.

Rice Krispies Ice Cream Sandwiches

"This is the best ice cream sandwich recipe I've ever tried! I used a thick layer of peach ice cream. They turned out great."

-SharonChen

Tomato & Watermelon Salad

"Yum! This salad is a refreshing change from the usual salads I serve during summer."

-TasteTester

Red Hot & Blue Potato Salad

"I was addicted to Red Hot & Blue's potato salad, and this recipe fulfills my cravings! Plus, it is so simple to make."

-lynnafred630_10810484

Strawberry-Spinach Salad

"This is a delicious and quick salad. I used strawberries, but I can't wait to try it with mandarin oranges."

-Julie F

Iced Cafe au Lait

"This is a very refreshing coffee that's great for a hot summer day."

-Acadia*

Apricot Cobbler

"I served this with custard after our Sunday lunch, and it was absolutely delicious!"

-Tulip-Fairy

Watermelon Basket Fruit Salad

"This was fun to make! I encourage anyone who tries it to use pumpkin carving equipment to make the job easier."

-Animal Azar

Blueberry Muffins

"The crumble topping gives these blueberry muffins a special touch. They are not too sweet and are very tasty!"

-Chef #854475

Corn on the Cob

"I was looking for a new way to cook corn on the cob. This was so sweet and tender!"

-Loves2Teach

Grilled Steak Marinade

"This is the most flavorful steak marinade. It makes the steaks beautifully tender, and I love the addition of tarragon."

-Terese

Blackberry Iced Tea

"This iced blackberry tea is so refreshing! All of the flavors complement each other well."

-Lucky in Bayview

Fresh Peach Cobbler

"I've never made fresh peach cobbler before, and this recipe was so easy. I took it to a barbecue and everyone loved it!"

-Chef #874900

Pineapple-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

"These shrimp skewers are really scrumptious! I love the combination of sweet and spicy."

-momaphet

Cherry-Tomato Bruschetta

"This cherry-tomato, bocconcini and basil bruschetta is tasty, fresh and full of flavor."

-Lainey6605

Fudgesicles

"I make these fudgesicles all summer long for my kids. They have a great flavor and are so refreshing when it's hot out!"

-JustMeMelMel

No-Cook Shrimp Rolls

"These shrimp rolls are perfect summer food — easy, fresh and impressive."

-Mandy at Food.com

Strawberry Daiquiri

"This strawberry daiquiri is a delicious adult beverage. I liked the addition of the sorbet — I'd never made it like this before!"

-Jociecee

Peanut Butter S'mores

"I was so happy about the gooey chocolate-peanut butter mixture. It was like eating a s'more with a chocolate marshmallow."

-Chef Jean

Mango Popsicles

"These mango popsicles are so easy to make and a great little treat! I used ice trays and put toothpicks in each popsicle."

-Sharon123

Fish Tacos with Tropical-Fruit Salsa

"The salsa alone is worthy of a five-star rating. We grilled the mahi-mahi and topped it with the lime sour cream, avocado and shredded lettuce."

-Cookin'Diva