10 No-Bake Desserts for Summer Parties Slideshow
10 No-Bake Desserts for Summer Parties
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.
Better Than Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Cake
Few things are as refreshing in the summertime as ice cream, but no party is truly complete without cake. The fun and easy solution: ice cream cake. All you need is a springform pan, some ice cream, and some store-bought cookies.
Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bonbons
Bananas are already so creamy and sweet, you don’t need much else to make them dessert-worthy except a little chocolate. These frozen treats only take an hour to set, so they’re great for last-minute entertaining.
Lemon Shortbread Cookie Icebox Cake
The icebox cake is a quick and easy way to make dessert, thanks in large part to its use of premade ingredients. This lemon variant is wonderfully light. The chopped pistachios on top add the perfect crunch.
No-Bake Champagne Cookie Pops
These photogenic cookie pops use premade shortbread cookies, saving you time and effort. With just a touch of Champagne and shimmering sprinkles, these make for elegant treats or parting gifts for your guests.
No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata
No-Bake Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Truffles
Chocolate and peanut butter taste good in any form, but they’re especially scrumptious in truffle form. This four-ingredient dessert is topped with roasted peanuts for an extra bit of crunchy, nutty flavor.
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Ice Pop
The strawberry banana smoothie is a classic morning go-to. Transform that healthy breakfast into a dessert you can feel good about by freezing it in ice pop molds. The result is a refreshing snack fit for any pool party.