8 No Bake Desserts

Because the oven is too hot for summer


Turning your oven to 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes in the middle of summer can be a daunting proposition. And yet, a sweet dessert rounds out a BBQ or picnic perfectly. Move beyond an ice cream sundae or fruit platter with these no-bake desserts.


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Nutella Marscapone Cheesecake

A rich Nutella ganache is sprinkled with sea salt and spooned over an Oreo crust for this rich dessert. Boozy whipped cream tops it off. Get the recipe.





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Red, White, and Blue Berry Tiramisu

Be sure to use a clear dish to show off the colorful layers in this no-bake tiramisu. Though we’re showcasing strawberries and blueberries here, use the freshest in-season fruit to adjust the flavors through the summer. Get the recipe.




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Chocolate Crackle S'mores Cake

There’s no campfire required for this chocolatey cake that all the flavors that will take you back to camp, but with none of the mosquitos. Best of all, this cake goes from craving to table in 15 minutes. Get the recipe.




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Lemon Cheesecake

This classic no-bake cheesecake is topped with an easy lemon curd for a pop of flavor—and color! Get the recipe.




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Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

This dessert is vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free, so it’s basically healthy. Get the recipe.




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Strawberry Chocolate Tart

This chocolate ganache tart is a perfect base for your favorite toppings. Here it’s strawberries but use whatever is freshest near you. Get the recipe.




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Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

You had us at raw-brownie crust, but this vegan & gluten-free dessert just gets better the more you learn. Get the recipe.