Last weekend was gorgeous – sunny, highs in the 80s and not a cloud in sight! It was the perfect summer weekend with just one problem: I had to bake up a storm for a friend’s bridal shower. I was whipping up cakes and cookies and cupcakes – all of which involved me turning on the oven and cranking the AC. It made me think, “I should really find some recipes that don’t require the use of my oven.”
So that’s what I did. I ran straight to Pinterest and searched for the tastiest no-bake recipes, and now I’m sharing them with you so you can avoid a hot kitchen in the summer and enjoy a delicious dessert instead.
Frozen Lemonade Pie– The Budget Diet
Pretty much anything lemon is always a winner, but when you add sugar and make it frozen, it’s unbeatable!
Piña Colada Bars– The Recipe Critic
This is the perfect no-bake dessert for those of us who like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Banana Split Pie – Raining Hot Coupons
A banana split that doesn’t melt! Great for a backyard barbecue this summer.
Peanut Butter Frozen Pie– Twelve o Eight
This dessert is for peanut butter lovers only – rich, creamy and full of that peanut-buttery goodness.
Strawberry Icebox Cake– The Kitchn
This recipe looks delicious! Strawberries, cream and a touch of chocolate is the way to my heart. The recipe uses homemade whipped cream and chocolate drizzle, but if you’re in a time crunch, don’t worry; the store-bought stuff works just as well.
Double Chocolate Torte– Oh She Glows
This super-chocolatey torte is perfect for summer because you won’t have to touch that oven of yours, and it still looks pretty and a little fancy. Plus it’s vegan and gluten free!
Raspberry Zinfandel Sorbet – Butter Lust
So this one requires you to use the stove and have an ice cream machine, but it’s still not as hot as the oven.
Eggless Tiramisu– Diet Taste
Delicate and so good! Tiramisu is a classic, and this eggless option is a wonderful alternative.
Angel Berry Trifle– Jo Cooks
Trifles are a traditional summer dessert at parties and barbecues. Stay away from that oven and use store-bought cake instead. It keeps your house cool, and man, is it a time saver.
No-Bake Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce– The Baker Chick
You could spread that blueberry sauce over anything and it would be amazing, but paired with a creamy, rich no-bake cheesecake? It’s top notch!
I don’t know about you, but I’m drooling. I can’t wait to try all of these! What about you? Have another favorite no-bake dessert? Share it in the comment section.