Summer is by far my favorite season. First, because it's my birthday season. And secondly because the tastes of the season are the best: watermelon, peaches and plums. And I'm reminded of summers as a child.
As a kid, my grandmother (New Orleans born & bred and a superb cook and baker) had dishes and desserts she'd only pull out in summer. Her lemon meringue pie was like heaven. She'd make popsicles in dixie cups that we'd pop out and turn upside down to get the sweetest part first.
Then there was her Kool Aid pie. A simple, delicious, light pie that was chilled before being served. I've shared the recipe before but I think it deserves another share. My grandmother always made lemonade (and her pie crust was always made from scratch,) so that's my preference but it will work with whatever flavor you please.
Kool -Aid Pie
1 - 8 ounce tub of Cool Whip Whipped Topping
1 - 14 ounce can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 - packet of unsweetened lemonade Kool -Aid (or flavor of your choice)
1 - 9 inch Graham Cracker Pie Crust
Add all the ingredients together and pour into a prepared graham cracker crust.
Chill about 2 hours then serve.