12 Pinterest Recipes You Need To Try This Summer

Now that it’s summer, imagine yourself relaxing and finally catching up on that season of your favorite show you totally missed. Or, maybe you’re spending your summer visiting a new country, completing a summer internship, or working full-time. Regardless of how busy you are or what the weather is really like, here are 12 phenomenal Pinterest recipes you can’t miss out on this summer!

Refreshing Summer Drinks

Whether you’re sitting by the pool, floating the lake, or tanning on the beach, here are some cocktails and smoothies you can make at home.

1. Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Slush 

If you don’t like vodka, you can use a different alcohol or make it non-alcoholic. Any frozen dessert that I can consume to stop my body from getting heat stroke is a win in my book.

2. Tropical Cranberry Sangria


Tropical anything is a summer vibe, but let’s make it interesting and add cranberry juice and sangria! Look at that drink ombre though.

3. Virgin Piña Coladas


Whether it’s summer or winter, you’ll find me ordering piña coladas — every bartender knows what one is and I’m tired of drinking cranberry vodkas. Cue Rupert Holmes’ song Escape.

4. Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie


Two of summer’s richest fruits. What a perfect combination!

Delicious Summer Popsicles

Quick, say the first dessert that comes to mind when you think of summer. I hope you said popsicles! You’ve probably been a fan of these sweet treats since you were a kid. Those orange dreamsicle and “Fourth of July” flavors only get more interesting with these Pinterest favorites!

5. Dole Whip Popsicles


Serves 10 people? Yeah, right. We all know you’re making these popsicles for yourself.

6. Lava Flow Popsicles

The best thing about these popsicles is you only need six ingredients. I can guarantee you that these won’t last long in your freezer!

7. Berries and Cream Popsicles

Even after nine years, I can’t get that Starburst commercial out of my head: Berries and cream, berries and cream, I’m a little lad who loves berries and cream.

8. Banana Popsicles 


If you don’t like citrus or sweet, try banana popsicles! They’re a safe choice that won’t risk your taste buds.

Easy Summer Dishes

Pinterest is home to so many different recipes you can screw up or actually enjoy, but these recipes include simple ingredients and directions. You’ll be able to eat these dishes in around 30 minutes, not feel like you’re putting together an IKEA bookshelf.

9. Easy Mexican Street Corn 


You’ll go crazy over street corn’s savory kick. Maybe you think mayonnaise is disgusting, but I swear it’s a staple ingredient for this delicious dish.

10. Bacon Ranch Grilled Potatoes


The worst part about this recipe is waiting for your potatoes to finish baking. 40 minutes couldn’t come fast enough!

11. Foil Pack Chicken Fajitas


Chicken fajitas are the key to my gringa heart. They are to die for!

12. Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

Just the title itself screams “Summer!” You can throw them on the grill or put them in the oven. Either way, they make a sweet and savory dish.

If none of these recipes sound appealing to you, you can always find one with different ingredients or you can omit ones you don’t like. Switch it up! It’s summer. Now that you know about these delicious dishes, make yourself a treat, enjoy the rest of summer, and try a tropical cocktail before fall and winter arrive.

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