32 Father’s Day Desserts to End Dad’s Day on a Sweet Note
After all the grilling and eating, you might think that Father’s Day is over—but aren’t you forgetting something? Right, there’s still dessert. Now, Dad isn’t going to complain about carrot cake for the third year in a row (he loves it, after all) but there’s an entire world of sweet treats to impress your pops this holiday. From homemade ice cream to a giant skillet cookie, here are 32 Father’s Day desserts sure to end his day on the tastiest note possible.
1. No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
The fresh mint flavor will blow any store-bought pint out of the park. (And it’s as easy to make as whipped cream.)
2. Pineapple and Ginger Upside-Down Cake
It’s a little spicy, a little tropical and super impressive when flipped out of the pan.
5. Blackberry-Raspberry Skillet Cobbler
It has all the perks of a homemade pie, but it’s ready in 30 minutes. (Head to the farmers market for the freshest berries possible.)
6. Lemon Pie with Blueberry Meringue
If the goal is to impress, we know exactly what you should make.
7. Heart Thumbprint Cookies
Nothing says “Love you, Dad” quite like a batch of heart-shaped cookies filled with his favorite jam.
8. Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Glaze
We didn’t say carrot cake was completely off the table. “Doughnuts for dessert” has a nice ring to it.
9. Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake
It’s like sunshine in cake form. Use regular lemons in place of Meyer, which are only in season in the winter.
10. No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake
Yes, you can pull out all the stops without all the fuss. This cheesecake comes together without a hot water bath or an oven at all.
11. 3-Ingredient Strawberry Ice-Cream Shell
Freeze-dried strawberries are the source of flavor here, but you can use the same method with matcha, another fruit or even dark chocolate.
13. Peaches-and-Cream Ice Pops
Pops for your pop. (Heh heh, we just couldn’t resist.)
16. Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies
This flavor combination will have everyone feeling nostalgic.
17. Oven Baked S’mores Bars
No fire pit, skewers or late-night cleanup needed.
18. Cherry Slab Pie
If you ask us, a slab pie has it all: It serves a crowd and has a better crust-to-filling ratio.
19. Rocky Road Cookies
This one goes out to all the chocolate lovers (and 30-minute dessert lovers, too).
20. Cookies and Cream Shortbread Cookies
These cookies are made with, you guessed it, cookies. And they’re delish.
21. Muffin-Tin Lemon Meringue Tarts
They’re small, so everyone can have two (or three or four).
22. Triple Cookie Skillet Pie
If your dad is known for being a cookie monster, he’ll love this skillet treat—because no one should have to choose just one flavor.
23. Glazed Blueberry Cake
Save the leftovers for breakfast. That is, if there are any leftovers.
24. 3-Ingredient Coconut Ice Cream
You’ll get major bonus points if you serve this dreamy ice cream in a pineapple half.
25. Slow-Cooker Oreo Cheesecake
A pro-level dessert that requires just 15 minutes of effort? Be still our heart.
26. Chocolate ‘High-Ratio’ Sheet Cake
High ratio, what? In baking lingo, this means the cake has a tender, moist, close-grained crumb that’s light as air. (Read: It’s delicious.)
27. Grilled Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Sauce
Psst: You can start with store-bought angel food cake and no one will know the difference.
29. Chocolate Waffle Ice-Cream Sandwiches
Store-bought ice-cream sandwiches or homemade? It’s your call.
30. Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Whipped Cream
Don’t put out the coals so fast—this classic dessert benefits from a little heat.
31. No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake
If you haven’t tried avocado in a dessert yet, you’re totally missing out.
32. Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Nothing against chocolate chip cookies, but this just feels more holiday ready. (And cream cheese frosting is your dad’s favorite.)