11 Amazing No-Bake Desserts

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Make these no-bake desserts to satisfy your dessert cravings during the summer months

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.

Orange Sabayon

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.

Berry Cheesecake Popsicles

During the summer, we crave refreshing and cooling snacks — these berry cheesecake ice pops are just that.  You can easily make a few batches to keep in the freezer. Experiment with adding different berries — or even chocolate chips. Click here for the recipe.

Cashew Chia Cacao Nib Pudding

This delicious no-bake dessert is packed with superfoods: chia seeds, cacao nibs, and honey. You can even make it ahead of time, so it’s perfect for barbecues and summer parties. That way, you won’t have to worry about dessert while you’re grilling up burgers and lamb chops. Click here for the recipe.

Raspberry Ice Cream Pie

Everyone loves ice cream cake, but I don’t know too many people who talk about ice cream pie. If you’re looking to be a little adventurous with your no-bake dessert recipe, try this out. It features a pie crust made out of ice cream cones. Yes, ice cream cones. Click here for the recipe.

Blueberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

Sometimes a no-bake dessert is as easy as making a delicious ice cream recipe. This recipe tastes relatively lighter than most ice creams because the buttermilk is lower in fat. This easy recipe is tart and gains natural sweetness from the berries and honey. Click here for the recipe.

Pressure-Cooker Cheesecake

Pressure cookers are usually used to make short ribs or stew, but it also works wonders for New York-style cheesecake. Don’t knock it till you try it! It’s not the simplest recipe, but at least you won’t have to turn on your oven — and the results are impeccable. Click here for the recipe.

Lemon Lush Shooters

Dessert in a shot glass? Sign us up. These shooters, which feature lemon pudding and a walnut crust, are perfect to serve at a wedding or a backyard gathering. Click here for the recipe.

Peach Raspberry Sunrise Smoothie

Sometime slurping a sweet and refreshing drink is all you need to satisfy your dessert cravings. This recipe is out of the box in terms of no-bake desserts, but it is nonetheless delicious. Click here for the recipe.

Oreo Truffles

Sometimes you just want a chocolatey dessert without all of the hassle. This recipe is just the thing. These bite-sized treats are packed with Oreo flavor — you have to make them for your next girl’s night. Click here for the recipe.

No-Bake Coconut Lemon Squares

Lemons shine in lots of drinks, desserts, and entrées. If you have extra lemons lying around your kitchen cake these no-bake coconut lemon squares. They’re perfect for a party, because they’re gluten-, dairy-, and sugar-free. Click here for the recipe.