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25 Easy No-Bake Summer Desserts to Cool Off With

Stay cool and satisfied this sunny season with these no-bake summer desserts!

As temperatures rise, no-bake desserts become irresistible. They bring the sweetness and indulgence we crave, minus the heat of baking. 

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With these oven-free recipes, you can make a delicious treat in a fraction of the time. From fruity parfaits to frozen treats and decadent pies, these desserts will cool you down. 

You’ll definitely want to add these refreshing new recipes into your summer rotation!

1. Cool Whip Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Say goodbye to the oven and hello to a little piece of frozen paradise. 

This Cool Whip ice cream sandwich is a fluffy, icy confection turned into an impressive cake.

The ice cream sandwich layers are layered with luscious Cool Whip and sprinkled with cookie crumbles. It’s a decadent playground for your tastebuds and melts in your mouth.

Perfect for a family get-together or a backyard BBQ, this no-bake treat is a surefire hit!

2. Strawberry Trifle

Get ready to dive into a symphony of sweet flavors with this strawberry trifle. 

This no-bake dessert showcases layers of ripe, juicy strawberries, meringue cookies, and velvety custard. The beautiful layering allows for an irresistible burst of flavor with each spoonful. Every layer tells a different story but combines to create a masterpiece.

Serve it in a clear glass bowl or individual parfait glasses to show it off. This light and airy dessert is perfect for a summer afternoon tea or post-BBQ treat.

3. Peach Ice Cream 

Beat the heat with this rich and creamy peach ice cream. This no-bake, no-churn dessert boasts the true essence of summer. It has juicy, ripe peaches, sweet cream, and a hint of vanilla. 

With every spoonful, you taste the delicate sweetness of peaches complemented by the rich cream. 

Garnish it with a mint sprig or a cinnamon dash for a truly gourmet experience!

4. Oreo Milkshake

Treat yourself to an indulgent summer escape with this creamy Oreo milkshake. This no-bake dessert features iconic cookies-and-cream flavors for a dreamy, creamy shake. Each sip delivers nostalgic joy, reminding you of childhood summers. 

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Top it off with a swirl of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed Oreos for extra decadence.

5. Kool-Aid Pie

Journey back in time with this vibrant and refreshing Kool-Aid pie. This zesty, no-bake dessert merges iconic Kool-Aid with a sweet, creamy filling. It’s all nestled in a crunchy graham cracker crust. 

The result is a burst of tangy-sweet delight in every bite! Its eye-catching color and bright flavors are a feast for the senses. 

This cool, creamy dessert offers a nostalgic twist to make everyone smile.

6. No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

This sweet treat is a silky-smooth, creamy delight adorned with luscious cherries. It features a buttery graham cracker crust filled with a velvety cheesecake mixture. And to top it all off, it’s crowned with a bright, tart cherry topping. 

This vibrant dessert offers the classic indulgence of cheesecake minus the oven time. It’s a piece of cherry-topped bliss and adds color to any summer event.

7. No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Indulge your peanut butter cravings with no-bake peanut butter pie. This creamy, decadent dessert showcases smooth and luscious peanut butter in a chocolatey crust.

It’s topped off with chocolate chunks and chopped peanuts. Every bite of this pie is a rich, velvety delight that screams indulgence. 

Perfect for potlucks or picnics, this easy-to-make pie offers a nutty sweetness that’s hard to resist.

8. Southern No-Bake Banana Pudding

Get ready for a heaping helping of Southern hospitality with this no-bake banana pudding. 

It packs layers of sweet, ripe bananas, fluffy whipped cream, and crisp vanilla wafers. It has a creamy texture accented by subtle crispness. This treat is a delightful finale to any meal.

The charm of this pudding is in its simplicity and homely comfort, making it a family favorite.

9. Raspberry Tiramisu

Say hello to a fresh, fruity spin on an Italian classic: raspberry tiramisu. 

This no-bake dessert layers ladyfinger cookies soaked in raspberry liqueur with a fluffy mascarpone filling. Each spoonful delivers a mix of tartness, creaminess, and a hint of sweet liqueur. 

Its sophisticated presentation and refreshing taste make it the perfect dessert to wow your guests.

10. Million-Dollar Pie

Discover why they call this dessert million-dollar pie. 

This no-bake delight offers an extraordinary blend of crushed pineapple, coconut flakes, and crunchy pecans. 

It’s all bound together in a creamy, sweet filling and nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust. Every bite brings a medley of tropical flavors no one can resist.

11. No-Bake Key Lime Parfaits

Embrace the tangy sweetness of summer with no-bake Key lime parfaits. These individually served treats layer velvety Key lime filling, crumbled graham crackers, and fresh whipped cream. 

It’s a dessert with a zesty citrus flavor complemented by creamy, buttery flavors. These cute, portable parfaits are a fun and sophisticated dessert. They’re perfect for a warm summer evening.

12. Root Beer Float

Travel back to the nostalgic summers of your childhood with a glass of root beer float. This easy dessert drink combines the effervescent charm of root beer with creamy vanilla ice cream. The result is a fizzy, frothy delight that brings a bubbly thrill to each sip. 

It’s the epitome of old-fashioned fun, offering a much-needed respite from the summer heat. Add a straw and a spoon, and you’re all set for a bubbly adventure!

13. Watermelon Truffles

Celebrate summer’s favorite fruit in a whole new way with watermelon truffles. These no-bake, bite-sized treats capture the essence of watermelon in little orbs of deliciousness. 

They feature a watermelon-flavored cake filling coated in a white chocolate shell. Dyed green and pink, these truffles resemble tiny watermelons. They burst with sweet, fruity flavor.

These playful, candy-like morsels will add a fun, whimsical touch to your dessert spread.

14. No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

Indulge your chocolate cravings without turning on the oven with this recipe for chocolate cream pie. 

This decadent treat starts with a chocolate cookie crust with velvety, rich chocolate cream. It’s topped with chocolate whipped cream and a sprinkling of chocolate shavings.

This pie delivers a double dose of chocolatey goodness to end a summer meal.

15. Pineapple Sorbet

Embrace tropical bliss with this vibrant pineapple sorbet. This refreshing no-bake dessert captures the sun-kissed sweetness of ripe pineapples in a delightfully frosty treat. 

The tangy, sweet flavor of the pineapple is the star here. It’s perfect for a sweltering summer day. 

Serve it in a hollowed-out pineapple for a fun and festive presentation. Each scoop will transport you to a sandy beach under the sun.

16. Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Bring a burst of color to your summer with these rainbow Rice Krispie treats. 

These no-bake delights take the classic marshmallow and rice cereal treats to a new level of fun. 

They’re delightful to look at and offer a crispy, chewy texture. They’re perfect for a children’s party or to bring cheer to a summer afternoon.

17. Blueberry Granita

Immerse yourself in the refreshing coolness of blueberry granita. 

This dessert captures the sweet-tart flavor of ripe summer blueberries in a frozen treat. With each spoonful, you get a burst of chilled, fruity refreshment. 

This blueberry granita is the perfect way to savor the taste of summer. It’s elegant, yet simple.

18. Creamsicles with Graham Cracker Crumble

Experience a childhood favorite with these creamsicles with graham cracker crumble. These frozen popsicles offer a delightful balance of sweet and tangy with a creamy orange center. They’re covered in a crisp coating of graham cracker crumble. 

The flavors are reminiscent of a citrusy cheesecake, offering a cool and creamy respite. These treats will surely be a hit with their nostalgic appeal and refreshing taste.

19. Edible No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

Fulfill your cookie dough cravings safely with these cookie dough bites. 

These bite-sized treats capture cookie dough’s irresistible taste and texture, minus the eggs. The combination of ready-to-eat ingredients means they’re entirely safe to eat raw. 

Each bite offers a dense, doughy sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth.

20. No-Bake Banana Split Cake

Experience the joy of a classic ice cream parlor dessert in a no-bake format. This banana split cake features layers of a graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, and banana slices.

It’s all topped off with maraschino cherries, drizzled with chocolate sauce, and sprinkled with rainbow candies. This dessert has all the flavors of a banana split in cake form! 

21. Pina Colada Pie

Say ‘aloha’ to summer with a slice of this pina colada pie. This no-bake tropical delight perfectly encapsulates the flavors of your favorite beachside cocktail in pie form. 

A creamy cheesecake filling is infused with pina colada mix and poured atop a buttery graham cracker crust.

It’s topped with a crown of whipped cream and a sprinkling of toasted coconut flakes.

22. S’mores Fudge Bars

Bring the magic of a campfire cookout to your kitchen with these no-bake s’mores fudge bars. 

These deliciously decadent bars feature a crunchy graham cracker crust. They’re layered with rich chocolate fudge and a marshmallow topping that’s broiled to perfection. 

They deliver all the beloved flavors of traditional s’mores in convenient, handheld treats.

23. Ambrosia Salad

Indulge in ambrosia salad’s heavenly blend of juicy oranges, marshmallows, and creamy coconut. 

This classic dessert combines creamy, dreamy goodness with a burst of juiciness. It’s a delightful fusion of textures and flavors that brings a touch of nostalgia to any occasion. 

This sweet, cloud-like dessert salad is perfect for picnics, barbecues, or any summer potluck.

24. Yogurt Popsicles

Cool off in the most delicious way with these homemade yogurt popsicles. 

These easy-to-make, no-bake treats offer a creamy, refreshing escape from the summer heat. 

These popsicles are a healthy dessert option made from your choice of yogurt and fresh fruits. 

25. Lemon Icebox Pie

Experience a tangy, sweet slice of summer with lemon icebox pie. This no-bake dessert features a buttery graham cracker crust filled with a creamy, zesty lemon filling. 

The result is a tart yet sweet delight that’s as refreshing as a cool summer breeze. Top it with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of lemon zest for an extra special touch.

This pie is perfect for those hot summer days when you crave something sweet but refreshing.

25 Easy No-Bake Summer Desserts to Cool Off With

Stay cool with these no-bake summer desserts! From trifle to ice cream to pie and cheesecake, these are the treats of the season.

Ingredients

  • Cool Whip Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

  • Strawberry Trifle

  • Peach Ice Cream

  • Oreo Milkshake

  • Kool-Aid Pie

  • No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

  • Southern No-Bake Banana Pudding

  • Raspberry Tiramisu

  • Million Dollar Pie

  • No-Bake Key Lime Parfaits

  • Root Beer Float

  • Watermelon Truffles

  • No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

  • Pineapple Sorbet

  • Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

  • Blueberry Granita

  • Creamsicles with Graham Cracker Crumble

  • Edible No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

  • No-Bake Banana Split Cake

  • Pina Colada Pie

  • S’mores Fudge Bars

  • Ambrosia Salad

  • Yogurt Popsicles

  • Lemon Icebox Pie

Instructions

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  • Prep a no-bake summer treat in 30 minutes or less!
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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