5 easy Summer dessert recipes to help you beat the heat at Cross Creek at Murfreesboro

Now that summer is here, the temperatures are rising, and when you live at our apartments in Murfreesboro, you can beat the heat by our resort-style pool and then cool off with a delicious dessert when you dry off. We found 5 of the yummiest, easiest summer dessert recipes that are not only delicious, but they’ll cool you off as well—it’s a win-win!


  1. Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

 Serves: 8

Time: Prep: 15 minutes Freeze: 5 hours Total: 5 hours and 15 minutes


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and sliced bananas, mixed
  • 2 cups vanilla or plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Paper cups and popsicle sticks

Details: Place the berries, banana, yogurt, and sugar into a blender then blend into desired consistency. Fill the paper cups with mixture and cover with foil. Then poke a popsicle stick in the center. Freeze for 5 hours and remove foil before serving. Find the full recipe here.


  1. Raspberry Icebox Cake

 Serves: 14

Time: Approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes


  • Two dozen graham crackers
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 package raspberry flavored Jell-O® mix
  • Frozen raspberries
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Details: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix crushed graham crackers, brown sugar, and butter until combined–set aside ¼ cup of this mixture and press the remaining into a 9×13 inch baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes and set aside. Dissolve raspberry Jell-O in boiling water and add berries, stirring until melted. Spread this mixture on the graham cracker base. Melt marshmallows with milk and let cool. Fold in whipped cream and spread on top of the berry mixture. Sprinkle remaining crumbs and chill for 3-4 hours. Find the full recipe here.


  1. Lemon Blueberry Bread

Serves: Yields one loaf

Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes


  • Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 and ½ cups fresh blueberries

Details: There are separate recipes for the bread and lemon zest, you can find the full recipe here.


  1. Simple Berry and Vanilla Cream Trifle

 Serves: 12

Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 store-bought butter loaf cake, sliced
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries

Details: Beat vanilla pudding mix, vanilla, milk, and sour cream until soft pudding forms. Cover and refrigerate. In a large trifle bowl, arrange layers of sliced cake, topped with a layer of pudding, then whipped topping, then a layer of strawberries. Repeat all layers with blueberries. Continue until full. Cover and refrigerate until served. Find the full recipe here.


  1. Crisp Peach Cobbler

 Serves: 8

Time: Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 45 minutes Additional: 30 minutes Total: 1 hour and 35 minutes


  • 6 large peaches
  • 1 and ¼ cups white sugar
  • 1 ⅓ cup self-rising flour
  • ⅓ cup oats
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • Lemon zest

Details: There are different recipes for the batter, filling, and glaze. Find the full recipe here.


Living at our apartments in Murfreesboro is always a blast, but the summer months are some of the best. Swing by Cross Creek at Murfreesboro today to tour our gorgeous property and floor plans.

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