5 no-bake summer desserts for when it’s already hotter than an oven

The heat of summer is on, so I’m turning the heat of my oven off. I’m bidding a temporary farewell to cookies, cakes and brownies until the weather cools down, but fear not, there’s plenty of dessert to be had with these 5 no-bake, all-time-great sweets.

No-Bake Strawberry Milk Cheesecake on Cool Mom Picks

Icebox cakes, puddings, cheesecake, oh my! It’s going to be a cool, delectable summer. -Stacie

 

This Strawberry Milk Cheesecake (above) from SprinkleBakes is proof that bakeless doesn’t mean slacker. How gorgeous is this? It’s a little bit involved, I’ll admit, but it’s also the perfect no-bake solution if you’ve got a summer birthday party coming up. And, if you’re willing, skip store-bought and make homemade strawberry milk to keep the filling au natural.

No-bake Greek yogurt cheesecake on Cool Mom Picks

Looking for something more appropriate for a BBQ than a birthday soiree? This No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake from Food Doodles is low-key perfection. I love the healthier take on no-bake cheesecake…and I especially dig that it only takes 20 minutes to prep. 

 

No-cook Coconut Chia Pudding on Cool Mom Picks

I can usually spare 20 minutes (especially to prepare dessert!), but when time is in short supply, I whip up this Coconut Chia Pudding from my own site, One Hungry Mama. Whisk together 5 ingredients, stick in the fridge for at least 3 hours, and you’re done. I also make an allergy-free Chocolate Chia Pudding that calls for only two ingredients. Two!

 

Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango at Cool Mom Picks

When most folks think no-bake desserts, they think pudding, icebox cakes and frozen treats. This Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango (one of my favorite desserts of all time) is a totally different take on no-bake. This version comes from She Simmers, one of the best food blogs around and a must-visit if you’re interested in cooking Thai food at home. Be sure to scroll all the way down for several ways to prep the coconut sticky rice. I swear it’s easier than it sounds and worth every minute. 

 

Lemon Cream Icebox Cake at Cool Mom Picks

Back to puddings and icebox cakes: this Lemon Cream Icebox Cake spied on The Kitchn looks amazing. The recipe is from Bakeless Sweets, the latest cookbook by The Kitchn executive editor, Faith Durand. Not only is Faith a fabulous lady, but she also knows her no-bake desserts and chose to feature this one from her book. That’s enough to keep me non-baking all year round.

Stacie

Stacie Billis is a popular food blogger known for focus on nutrition and organics, and her non-judgy approach that does not preclude Nutella.

2 Comments

  • Reply June 26, 2013

    Allison

    Thank you so much for the allergy friendly recipes! I am on an elimination diet due to my newborn’s food allergies and love having new ideas of what to eat!

  • Reply July 2, 2013

    Jen

    I love Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango but have never tried making it at home. I’ll have to try this recipe soon!

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