14 No-Bake Desserts For Summer


Pies and cakes are great once you've made them, but do you feel like turning on the oven on a hot August day? No? Us either. Here are 14 desserts that require no heating, baking, grilling, or anything of the sort.

Icebox Cakes (and More)

Cardamom Lee's Cake: "Red wine, butter, milk, and chocolate all pair beautifully with cardamom" for a "peculiar but delightful cake."

Lime Cracker Pie: Lime juice, condensed milk, Ritz crackers, and you've got dessert.

Red, White, and Blueberry Icebox Cake: The Fourth of July may have passed, but this berry-layed, Nilla Wafer-based icebox cake is still perfect for the season.

Blackberry Pistachio Icebox Cake: Pomegranate molasses and rose water make this simple-to-prepare blackberry cake a good deal more sophisticated.

Chocolate-Chile Icebox Cake: Chile powder and cayenne add a serious kick to a no-bake chocolate dessert.

Eton Mess: Crumbled meringues and cream top strawberries for a fluffy, haphazard pile of dessert.

Turrón de Chocolate): Crumbled biscuit cookies in chocolate: our kind of dessert. (The meringue topping does require a quick stovetop cook, but the cake doesn't.)

Frozen Treats

Tangy Lemon Frozen Yogurt: The beauty of frozen yogurt is that it doesn't require making a custard on the stove, the way ice cream does; just stir and freeze.

Avocado And Passionfruit Sorbet: Just freeze and blend avocados for an incredibly creamy sorbet.

Gin, Tonic, And Cucumber Shaved Ice: "The alcohol and sugar in the mixture keep it soft and scrape-able, even when its frozen solid."

Patbingsu (Korean Shaved Ice): Just shave it and top it.

Peanut Butter Ice Pops: Blend peanut butter and yogurt for a creamy, sweet popsicle base.

Pineapple-Chile Paletas: They pack a little heat, but the lip-tingling kind.

Ten-Minute Applesauce Sorbet: Stir applesauce and sugar together, add whatever flavorings you please, and you've got a no-cook sorbet base.