On Labor Day, we really pull out all the stops to embrace the last days of summer. That means ingesting as many scoops of fresh, cold ice cream as possible chased down by slices of pie bursting with summer fruit. We also like desserts that don't require fuss or turning on the oven (they should call it no-Labor day, really) and desserts that can easily feed an unexpected guest or twelve.

Sound like your kind of party? Then scroll down to see some of our favorite recipes that fit the bill.

We all Scream for Ice Cream


Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches [Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

No-Churn Lime Ice Cream Pie (No Ice Cream Maker Required)
Make-Your-Own Sundae Pie »
Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches »
Blueberry-Lime Ice Cream »
Easy Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bon Bons »
Spumoni Ice Cream Terrine »
Horchata Ice Cream »
Root Beer Sherbet »
Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches »
Homemade Raspberry Ice Cream Cake With Chocolate Crumb Crust »
Having an adults only party? Try these 9 boozy ice creams »

Pie Please


Peach and plum pie [Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Ginger Peach Bourbon Pie »
Rustic Apricot-Peach Crostata »
Apple Blueberry Pie Cake »
Classic Blueberry Pie »
Peach and Plum Pie »
Blackberry Buttermilk Pie »
Peach and Ginger Crisp Pie »
Blueberry Crumble Pie »
Mixed Berry Pie »

Good For a Crowd

Peach Sonker »
Strawberry Long Cake »
Easy Ice Box Strawberry Short Cake »
White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Sheet Cake »
Scotcheroos »



No bake s'mores bars [Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Banana Pudding »
10-Minute No-Bake Lime Cracker Pie »
No-Bake Chocolate Kahlua Pie »
Easy Indoor No Bake S'more Bars »
Haupia »
Red, White, and Blueberry Icebox Cake »

Will you be tied to the grill? Then check out our guide to grilled desserts!


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