9 No Bake Desserts for Summer

The summer has arrived! On with the heat, on with the humidity, and of course bring on the ice cream cones on the beach. If you’re anything like us, your desire to stay home and heat up a kitchen diminishes with each degree as the temperature rises. However, just because it’s a little (or excessively) warm outside, doesn’t mean you have to go without the homemade treats that keep us all happy and occupied throughout the winter. These 9 no bake desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without firing up an oven so you can stay cool all summer long!

Cherry Cheesecake Magic Ice CreamWe know that not everyone has an ice cream maker at home, so we’re big fans of this “magic” ice cream that comes together without the use of any fancy equipment. The creamy cheesecake base pairs with sweet cherries and graham cracker chunks for an awesome and decadent experience! (Recipe and Photo: Mom on Time Out)

Cherry Cheesecake Magic Ice Cream from Mom on Time Out on NoshOnIt

Kiwi SorbetKiwis are rarely the main flavor in baked goods because they lose too much of their essence when heat is applied. The solution? Freeze them! Kiwi fruits make a fantastic and flavorful sorbet that packs a boost of vitamin C. (Recipe and Photo: Anja’s Food 4 Thought)

Kiwi Sorbet from Anja's Food 4 Though on NoshOnIt

Creamy Avocado Green Tea PopsiclesWe’re wild about avocado. The taste, the texture, the versatility — we can’t get enough! These incredibly creamy avocado green tea popsicles prove that even frozen, avocados are the bomb! (Recipe and Photo: Munchin with Munchkin)

Creamy Avocado Green Tea Popsicles from Munchin with Munchkin on NoshOnIt

Sweet Tea GranitaThis recipe involves a little heat to create the simple sugar syrup, but trust us — it’s totally worth it! P.S. you can make simple syrup in a microwave. While sweet tea is traditionally served over ice, this version freezes the tea completely before grinding it up into a refreshing slush to eat by the spoonful. (Recipe and Photo: Yin Mom, Yang Mom)

Sweet Tea Granita from Yin Mom, Yang Mom on NoshOnIt

Raw Banana Cream PieMacadamias, coconut and bananas all have to be some of our favorite summertime flavors, and this knockout recipe has them all! Smooth macadamia nut cream, fresh bananas and coconut whipped cream top a raw macadamia and date crust for the freshest tasting pie we can imagine. (Recipe and Photo: 84th and 3rd)

Raw Banana Cream Pie from 84th and 3rd on NoshOnIt

Strawberry Lassi: If anyone knows how to cool down on a hot summer day, it’s our friends over in India, where the temperature peaks at about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This yogurt-based smoothie is a favorite Indian drink to cool down after a hot day or alongside a hot (and spicy!) meal. (Recipe and Photo: The Stay at Home Chef)

Strawberry Lassi from The Stay at Home Chef on NoshOnIt

Coconut Chocolate MousseSometimes, a shot of chocolate is just what you need to unwind or recharge, and that’s exactly what this coconut chocolate mousse provides. This simple concoction of coconut milk (chilled in the fridge overnight), cocoa powder and powdered sugar comes together in an elegant, tasty dessert shot. Pipe it into sprinkle-rimmed shot glasses to delight the eyes as much as the taste buds. (Recipe and Photo: Kojo Designs)

Coconut Chocolate Mousse from Kojo Designs on NoshOnIt

Peanut Butter Pie Cups: These individual peanut butter pies are creamy, sinfully sweet and incredibly beautiful. Plus, the individual portions are perfect for a make-ahead treat to wrap up a dinner party or come home to after a long day at the beach! (Recipe and Photo: The Midnight Baker)

Peanut Butter Pie Cups from The Midnight Baker on NoshOnIt

Raw Berry TartNothing says summer quite like a berry tart or pie, and this delicious version is completely raw. The nutty crust can be made well in advance by processing almonds and dates together and pressing the mixture into a shell. The sweet cream filling is simply cashew butter flavored with lemon juice and dates, and fresh berries tie it all together. This tart will be the delight of your next picnic! (Recipe and Photo: Oh, Ladycakes)

Raw Berry Tart from Oh, Ladycakes on NoshOnIt