20 No Bake Desserts for Summer

A Delicious Assortment of No Bake Summer Desserts

It’s time for outdoor meals in the sunshine.  With that thought in mind, I have curated several amazing no bake desserts to share with you. I chose a variety of different types of no bake summer desserts, pies, rolls, mousse, frozen treats and of course several no bake cheesecake desserts.

We all want to be outdoors instead of preparing so these no bake desserts are perfect for the party planner.  All I can say is Yum,  I was so inspired and so hungry putting this post together,  I am certain there will be several recipes you will want to try.

No Bake Chocolate Raspberry Pie

No bake pie recipe, with cream, chocolate, and raspberries. This no bake dessert is slices showing a chocolate crust, chocolate filling layer, and whipped cream topping.

Chocolate and raspberry flavours pair so well together and in addition, this No Bake Chocolate Raspberry Pie from The Favor Bender is really elegant to serve.    This luscious from scratch recipe has a little extra pop from candy to make it special.

Tropical Cheesecake Log

A large no bake dessert named tropical cheesecake log. The log has a cookie center with whipped cream and fresh fruit on top.

Topped with mango, passion fruit, and raspberries this amazingly attractive Tropical Cheesecake Log from Best Recipes is certain to receive all kinds of ooohs and aaahs.

5 Ingredient Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

An Ice cream sandwich cake layered with cool whip and loads of pretty candies. The cake is served on a white plate with a fork full removed from the corner.

This 5 Ingredient Ice Cream Sandwich cake from the Seasoned Mom is the perfect quick dessert for the busy baker. It starts with ice cream sandwiches and then layers of toppings like cool whip and chocolate syrup.

Golden Oreo Dessert

A large slice of golden oreo dessert made with layers of oreo cookies, cream cheese filling and white chocolate curls. The summer dessert is served on a white plate with a white background.

With the other iconic cookie everyone loves as the base you know this Golden Oreo Dessert from I am Baker is going to be a hit. Cream cheese filling with cinnamon and white chocolate curls add extra flavour to this easy to make dessert.

No Bake Banana Split Lush

A layered no bake dessert recipe called Banana split lush pie. The pie is sliced in a large square with layers of chocolate cookie crust, white milk banana fillingm then topped with fresh bananas, strawberries, whipped cream on top.

Do you remember going for banana splits?  I certainly do.  This dessert version replaces the ice cream with banana pudding.   This No Bake Banana Split Lush from Cincy Shopper is light fluffy and creamy. It has the traditional flavours of a split, banana, strawberries, pineapple, and chocolate.  It even has cherries and peanuts on top.

No Bake Light Rhubarb Cheesecake

A slice of light rhubarb cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crumb crust, no bake cheesecake filling, andd covered with sweet rhubarb topping. An easy to make no bake dessert recipe.

Have you ever tried a rhubarb cheesecake?  It is amazingly delicious. This No Bake Light Rhubarb Cheesecake recipe from Food Meandering is so pretty. A delicious way to celebrate Summer.

No Bake Pineapple Dessert

No bake pineapple cream dessert with coconut and mandarin oranges. An easy sweet treat no bake dessert.

This is one of my own recipes. This No Bake Pineapple Dessert has pineapple, mandarin oranges, whipped cream and coconut piled on top of a no bake graham cracker crust. So easy to make, with light fruity flavour.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie

A tall slice of homemade no bake peanut butter pie with a thick layer of ice cream filling.  The pie is topped with a heavy layer of chopped mini peanut butter cups and chocolate drizzle.  The  remaining portion of the pie is in the background.

Is there a flavour combination more irresistible than chocolate and peanut butter? Check out this luscious No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie from Soulfully Made. I know my family will find it impossible to resist.

Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars

A tray of frozen yogurt granola bars with frozen strawberries, blackberries and blueberries inside. The berry bars are sliced into squares and are being served on a wood board.

A lighter dessert alternative with frozen berries and yogurt. These Frozen Yogurt Granola Bars from Healthful Blondie are a great dessert to have packed in the freezer for a quick snack or last minute dessert.

Strawberry Shortcake Freezer Pie

A bright pink strawberry freezer pie with wafer crust and pink crumbly topping. A delicious homemade no bake dessert recipe.

This Strawberry Shortcake Freeze Pie no bake dessert from Portlandia Pie Lady has to be the prettiest coloured pie ever. It looks so creamy and fresh and chilled. This is a must make recipe for our house.

Caramel Apples Snickers Salad

Layers of green apples, pudding and snicker chocolate bar pieces are layered together in a large truffle bowl. The bowl is clear so you can see all the layers of white pudding and green granny smith apples. Its then topped with whipping cream and snicker chocolate bars.

This Caramel Apples Snickers Salad from Dancing Through the Rain is full of flavour and crunch from layers of snickers and apples. This recipe is so fun, casual and full of fruit, and the snickers bars makes it so appealing for the little ones.

Easy Blueberry Delight

A no bake blueberry square recipe with layers of graham cookie crust, cream cheese, blueberries, pecans and then topped with a swirl of whipped cream. There are fresh blueberries scattered on the serving plate.

This Easy Blueberry Delight recipe from Lilluna has a beautiful blueberry layer. The layers are so pretty and I find the addition of pecans unique. This recipe makes you hungry.

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Coulis

No Bake blueberry coulis served with panna cotta made from yogurt. Three servings served in white bowls, with mint garnish.

Panna cotta made with Greek yogurt and served with blackberries or blueberries.  What a beautiful elegant dessert that is sure to impress guests at any gathering. Thank you to My Yellow Apron for creating this Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Coulis recipe.

No Bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake

A no bake dessert recipe made with strawberries, and layers of puffed pastry. The cake is served in a large square piece on a white plate.

That light fluffy layer of golden goodness is graham crackers,  that are layered layered with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.  Simple to make and so tempting. This No Bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake from 5 Minutes for Mom is a perfect summer dessert.

No Bake Mud Pie Recipe

No Bake Mud Pie recipe with a chocolate crumb crust, ice cream filling and drizzled with loads of chocolate syrup. A rich no bake dessert recipe.

Everyone needs a No Bake Mud Pie recipe in their collection and this one from Ann’s Entitled Life looks fabulous. with gooey layer of rich chocolate. te.  Nothing more needs to be said,  these pies are amazing.

Lemon Mousse with Lemon Curd

A no bake lemon mousse dessert with served in a small jar with lemon topping an edible flower and mint leaves. Its a very pretty dessert.

This Lemon Mousse with Lemon Curd from A Baking Journey is another light dessert that’s perfect for warm summer days. Lemon flavour is always so fresh and light tasting.

Saskatoon Berry Tiramisu Dessert Shooters

A no bake saskatoon berry dessert served in shot glasses. The tiny bottom layer is cookie crumbs, then whipped cream filling with saskatoons, a swirl of whipped cream topping and toffee sprinkles on top.

The Canadian in me had to include this saskatoon dessert.  Saskatoons are a northern berry, if you can’t find them you can substitute with blueberries.   If you haven’t eaten saskatoons before, they are worth looking for. Thank you to Food Meanderings for this Saskatoon Berry Tiramisu Dessert Shooters recipe.

Easy No Bake Grasshopper Pie

Mint and chocolate pair so well together and the cool flavour of the mint on a warm day, or after a meal is so refreshing.  Isn’t this No Bake Grasshopper Pie recipe from 2 Cookin Mamas appealing with the mint cookie topping and fresh mint leaf. You can taste the cool mint flavour.

Luscious Red Raspberry Lemon Dream Pie

A large whole red raspberry lemon dream pie no bake dessert recipe. This no bake dessert is made in a large pie plate with a cookie crust, lemon filling, whipped topping with crumbled cookies, and encircled with fresh red raspberries.

This pie is so appealing with the circle of fresh raspberries. This luscious Raspberry Lemon Dream Pie from the Baking ChocolaTess looks looks like it came from a pastry chef bakery.  Who doesn’t want to dig in?  I certainly do.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Shooters

Five small glasses filled with swirls of peanut butter cheesecake and chocolate crumbs. An easy to make no bake chocolate peanut butter dessert recipe.

Coffee after dinner needing just a little bit of something?  I think this recipe from Update Rambling is exactly the answer.    Chocolate and peanut butter are loved and this rich No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake dessert provides just a little bit of something sweet.


  1. Hi Leanna! These no bake desserts are perfect for me because I suck at baking! My favorite is the Caramel Apple Snickers Salad, but the Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cups are a very close second. This post is my fave feature for my Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party going live Thursday, June 7th. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mother of 3 says:

    I just LOVE no bake desserts; especially in the summer! I also love the combo of raspberries and chocolate so I must try that first dessert. It looks amazing! Pinned.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you. I have a serious love of all berries. They are my favourite, especially in summer.

  3. Well, every recipe looks like it can be a favorite. I will have to refer to this list for my next dinner but it will be hard to choose that is for sure.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I love the thought of dessert without the oven. Because so many of them are just chilled it makes them perfect for making a day ahead.

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