11 Amazing No-Bake Desserts
When the heat hits and the weather hikes up to over 90 degrees, you do everything in your power to cool down — whether that means gulping refreshing drinks, going to the pool, or eating a bowl of your favorite frozen treat. While ice cream is delicious, sometimes you just want a little more. There are so many amazing desserts to choose from: cakes, brownies, cookies, cupcakes... The problem is that most of these delectable offerings require an oven. While baked treats satisfy your sweet tooth, there are other options sure to put a smile on your face: no-bake desserts. Yes, there are treats out there that you don’t have to turn on the oven to make. That’s why for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme) we decided to round up some amazing no-bake sweets.
We asked The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network members to share their best no-bake dessert recipes, and the results will make you forget all about cake, cookies, and pie. Here are the highlights.
Raspberry Ice Cream Pie
This is the perfect pie for your next barbecue — it takes no effort and it tastes delicious. Karyn Granrud of Pint Sized Baker uses a base for her raspberry ice cream pie that will blow your mind — a crust made out of ice cream cones. Your guests will enjoy a sweet and tart dessert that you didn’t even break a sweat to make.
Lemon Coconut Squares
When you think of summer, one item that comes to mind is lemon — it’s tart, refreshing, and can be used in so many recipes. Megan Hastings, who blogs at A Dash of Megnut, utilizes lemon in her delicious no-bake coconut lemon squares. The squares are tart with a touch of sweetness, and they’re gluten-, dairy-, and sugar-free.
Peach Raspberry Sunrise Smoothie
We love to indulge in classic desserts, but sometimes a sweet drink can qualify as a treat — and it can be as easy and simple as making a sweet smoothie. During the hot summer months, your chocolate desserts are prone to melting, and an icy drink may be the answer. Make Natalie Uy’s beautiful peach raspberry sunrise smoothie to keep yourself cool and refreshed. Natalie’s recipe, from her blog Obsessive Cooking Disorder, was so out-of-the-box that we made her the winner of this week’s SWAT.
Can’t get enough no-bake desserts? Don’t worry! We have more delicious delicacies you can make without turning on the oven.
If you love wine and summer berries, this is the perfect recipe for you. Sabayon is the French word for Italian custard — here, you have a thick, creamy custard that you can cover in some of your favorite berries. It’s the ideal summer treat. Click here for the recipe.
S’more and Strawberry Skewers
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a delicious no-bake dessert on their own, but when you put them on skewers with marshmallows and more chocolate, they become a mind-blowing dessert. Click here for the recipe.