While there is a time and place for hot chocolate and s’mores, when hot days roll around, we need to keep our ovens off. But then how do we still fulfill all of our baking desires? There are tons of no-bake, refreshing desserts that will keep your home and taste buds cool. Here are some anti-oven takes on your favorite recipes.
1. No-Bake S’mores Icebox Cake
Now that we said s’mores, we’re really craving them. There’s a cool and icy version of them for the summer months that’ll melt your brain instead of freezing it. It’s made with pop tarts, whipped cream, marshmallows, and graham cracker crumbs for a decadent slice of heaven to bring out the kid in you.
2. Fresh Strawberry Mousse
Strawberry mousse captures the true essence of summer with its light and fruity effervescence. Plus, it only needs three ingredients, and not one of them is gelatin! It’s light but rich and only need to be refrigerated for an hour!
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert
If you’ve a lover Reese’s an all things peanut butter, then this sumptuous peanut butter and chocolate cake. Plus, the lack of oven means that the little ones can participate in making this decadent, crushed Oreo topped cake.
4. No Bake Key Lime Pie
This is a key lime take on ice box came if s’mores aren’t really up your alley. The zest and tanginess of the fresh lime juice combined with that cooling, creamy filling is a hot-weather remix just begging to be re-created. To be honest, we don’t think we’re ever going back to the original after this.
5. Matcha Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding
This is a grown-up version of pudding pops, and it’s healthy to boot. It’s flavoured with mint, matcha, and chocolate for a way better take on mint chocolate chip ice cream. Get your daily serving of green tea and load up on those antioxidants.
6. No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Cake
Ok, maybe we’re going a little overboard on this, but we love cherry pie, so a cherry icebox seemed sacrilegious to leave out. It only requires five ingredients and is absolutely packed with cherries.
7. Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
This roasted strawberry ice cream is something you would find in a gourmet ice cream shop. It’s also dairy free and vegan. Using a decadent blend of cashew cream, cocoa butter and coconut, this all-natural recipe tastes like white chocolate coated strawberries.
8. Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
And while that previous recipe deserves and applause and belongs in an ice cream shop, this is for all the lazy folks that just can’t be bothered to churn their own gourmet ice cream. It’s basically ice cream sandwiches with fancy looking toppings.