Fun recipes to try this summer.

Top 5 Quick and Refreshing Summer Desserts to Enjoy at Cross Creek in Murfreesboro

As the summer season rolls in, and the mercury climbs, our Cross Creek community in Murfreesboro offers a delightful cool down by our resort-like pool, topped off with scrumptious desserts that are easy to make and perfectly cooling. Below, you’ll find five summer dessert recipes that are as straightforward as they are tasty, ensuring your summer is as effortlessly delightful as it should be.


  1. Fruit-Infused Yogurt Popsicles

Serves: 8
Time: Prep: 15 min, Freeze: 5 hrs, Total: 5 hrs 15 min

  • Mixed 2 cups of fresh berries and sliced bananas
  • 2 cups of either vanilla or plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup sugar for sweetness
  • Paper cups and sticks for the popsicles

Instructions: Blend the fruit, yogurt, and sugar to your preferred consistency. Pour into paper cups, cover with foil, insert a popsicle stick through the foil, and freeze for 5 hours. Remove foil to serve. Full recipe available here.


  1. Raspberry Layered Icebox Cake

Serves: 14
Time: ~4 hours and 15 minutes

  • 24 graham crackers
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 package of raspberry-flavored gelatin
  • Frozen raspberries
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 cup whipped heavy cream

Instructions: Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Mix graham crackers, butter, and sugar; reserve a quarter cup of the mix and press the rest into a baking pan. After baking for 10 minutes, layer with the raspberry mixture and a marshmallow cream topping. Chill for 3-4 hours. Grab the complete recipe here.


  1. Zesty Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Serves: 1 loaf
Time: 1 hr 5 min

  • Standard baking ingredients including flour, sugar, and lemon
  • 1 and ½ cups fresh blueberries

Instructions: This recipe combines delicious blueberries with a refreshing hint of lemon. Full details available here.


  1. Berry Vanilla Cream Trifle

Serves: 12
Time: 30 minutes

  • A pre-made butter loaf cake
  • Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Fresh strawberries and blueberries

Instructions: Layer slices of cake with homemade vanilla cream and loads of fresh berries for a delightful treat. Full recipe here here.


  1. Sweet Peach Cobbler

Serves: 8
Time: Prep: 20 min, Cook: 45 min, Rest: 30 min, Total: 1 hr 35 min

  • 6 large peaches
  • 1 and ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 ⅓ cups self-rising flour

Instructions: This dessert involves a juicy filling covered by a crisp topping, the perfect end to a summer day. See the full recipe here.


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