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10 No-Bake Desserts for Summer Parties Slideshow

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10 No-Bake Desserts for Summer Parties

10 No-Bake Desserts for Summer Parties
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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

Better Than Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Cake
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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.

To learn how to make an ice cream cake better than Baskin-Robbins, click here.

Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bonbons

Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bonbons
Allison Beck

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.

For the Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bonbons recipe, click here.

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake
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This classic kids’ dessert is a total delight to eat and really simple to make at home. You just need chocolate cookies, vanilla pudding, a few pantry staples, and gummy worms.

For the Dirt Cake recipe, click here.

Lemon Shortbread Cookie Icebox Cake

Lemon Shortbread Cookie Icebox Cake
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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.

For the Lemon Shortbread Cookie Icebox Cake recipe, click here.

No-Bake Champagne Cookie Pops

No-Bake Champagne Cookie Pops
Life, Love, and Sugar

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.

For the No-Bake Champagne Cookie Pops recipe, click here.

No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata

No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata
Sabra Crock

Homemade custard is layered with crunchy graham crackers and topped with fudgy chocolate frosting in this no-bake take on the classic Boston cream pie.

For the No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata recipe, click here.

No-Bake Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Truffles

No-Bake Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Truffles
Hampton Creek

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.

For the No-Bake Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Truffles recipe, click here.

Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry Trifle
Taste of Home

Using the summer’s most delightful fruit, the strawberry, this fruit-filled trifle is creamy, cakey, and cute. Your guests won’t even know just how easy it was to make!

For the Strawberry Trifle recipe, click here.

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Ice Pop

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Ice Pop
Patricia Stagich

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.

For the Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Ice Pop recipe, click here.

Summer Pudding

Summer Pudding
Gabriela Herman

This isn’t the milk-based pudding Americans are used to but rather an old-fashioned English dessert. Fresh berries and crusty bread (which can be day old or made in the toaster) come together for a simple cake-like dessert.

For the Summer Pudding recipe, click here.