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No Bake Dessert Ideas Perfect for Summer

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A Delicious Assortment of No-Bake Dessert Recipes

With the warmer months happily approaching, travel is so much easier, get-togethers can be done outdoors, and the days are longer to extra hours on the patio.   It’s time for outdoor meals in the sunshine.  With that thought in mind, I have curated several amazing no-bake dessert recipes to share with you.

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

Chocolate and raspberry flavours pair so well together and in addition, this pie recipe is really elegant to serve.    This luscious from scratch recipe has a little extra pop from candy to make it special.

No-bake pie dessert recipe, with cream, chocolate, and raspberries.

Popping No Bake Chocolate Raspberry Pie – The Flavor Bender

No-bake Banana Split Lush

Do you remember going for banana splits?  I certainly do.  This dessert version replaces the ice cream with banana pudding.   Light and fluffy and creamy, with the traditional flavours of a split, banana, strawberries, pineapple, and chocolate.  It even has cherries and peanuts on top.

A layered no bake dessert that includes strawberries, banana, milk filling and whipped cream.

Banana Split Lush – Cincy Shopper

Coffee Granita

Now its the adults turn.  This elegant simple dessert is a wonderful make-ahead you can place in your freezer.  Iced coffee flavoured with a coffee liqueur.    What a beautiful finish to a special meal.

Homemade Coffee Granita Dessert in a clear glass dessert bowl served with whipping cream on top. An easy no bake dessert for summer.

Coffee Granita – Fun Food Frolic

No-Bake Light Rhubarb Cheesecake

Have you ever eaten a rhubarb cheesecake?  I had not thought of it and cannot wait to try.  This recipe is so pretty, my whole family absolutely loves rhubarb so this is a must try for our home this summer.

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.

No Bake Light Rhubarb Cheesecake – Food Meanderings

Strawberry Shortcake Freezer Pie

This strawberry pie looks so good, just look at that pretty color.

A bright pink strawberry freezer pie with wafer crust and pink crumbly toppin

Strawberry Shortcake Freezer Pie | Portlandia Pie Lady

Caramel Apples Snickers Salad

This recipe is so fun, casual and full of fruit, and the snickers bars makes it so appealing for the little ones.

A large clear trifle bowl filled with layers of apples, whipped cream filling, and chocolate snicker bar chunks.

Caramel Apples Snickers Salad

No Churn Rhubarb Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker.  So simple and delish just as it is, with an extra kick from the rhubarb.

No bake rhubarb ice cream dessert

No Churn Rhubarb Ice Cream – Older Mommy Still Yummy

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Coulis

Panna cotta made with greek yogurt and served with blackberries or blueberries.  What a beautiful elegant treat.  This would make Hubs grin from ear to ear if I served him this little surprise out on the patio chair.

No-bake blueberry coulis with yogurt,.

 No Bake Panna Cotta with Blueberry Coulis – My Yellow Apron

No-bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake

That light fluffy layer of golden goodness is graham crackers,  layered with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.  Simple to make and so tempting, I cannot imagine anyone not liking this dessert.

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.

No Bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake – 5 Minutes for Mom

No-Bake Mud Pie Recipe

Everyone needs a no-bake mud pie recipe.   Gooey layers of rich fabulous chocolate.  Nothing more needs to be said,  these pies are amazing.

No-bake chocolate mud pie dessert recipe.

Easy No Bake Mud Pie Recipe – Ann’s Entitled Life

Saskatoon Berry Dessert Shooters

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.

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.

Saskatoon Berry Tiramisu Dessert Shooters

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.  Not to mention how pretty it is with the fresh mint leaves.

No-bake grasshopper pie dessert. with chocolate and mint.


Grasshopper Pie Recipe – Snack Rules

Luscious Raspberry Lemon Dream Pie

This raspberry lemon pie is so pretty, it looks like it came from a pastry chef bakery.  Who doesn’t want to dig in?  I certainly do.

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.

Luscious Red Raspberry Lemon Dream Pie – The Baking ChocolaTess

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Coffee after dinner needing just a little bit of something?  I think this recipe is exactly the answer.    Chocolate and peanut butter are loved and this rich dessert provides just a little bit of something sweet.

Home made No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cups.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake – Upstate Ramblings

Let me know your comments on the dessert rounds up including your favorite.  Are you going to try one, two, three maybe?

A collage of various No Bake Dessert Recipe ideas, some are chocolate, others have berries, most have whipping cream. They are all easy no bake make ahead dessert ideas that are great for summer entertaining.

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5 Comments

  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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