10 No-Bake Desserts for Summer Parties

Keep your oven off and your home cool
Icebox cake

Icebox cakes are the perfect no-bake dessert for hot days.

There’s nothing quite like entertaining in the summer, is there? The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and with the sun shining and the children home from school, there’s a constant celebratory feeling in the air.

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But the challenge of throwing a pool party, summer birthday party, or bonfire is that it can get insanely hot outside. Turning on your oven turns your home into a sweltering crucible of extreme heat, and counterbalancing that with air conditioning will drive up your electricity costs. The easiest (and best) way to solve the dilemma of a party menu without the heat is the no-bake dessert.

Most of these desserts use premade ingredients, such as shortbread cookies, ice cream, cookies, and pudding that help save you the use of your own stove. Thus, they’re not only delicious, but they’re easy to make. And even better, to beat the summer heat, a lot of these desserts are also frozen, giving you and your guests some much-needed refreshment from the hot sun and debilitating humidity.

So, relax this summer. Your desserts are already pretty much handled thanks to these 10 incredible no-bake recipes.