10 Best No-Bake Summer Desserts

Too hot to bake? Craving something sweet? We've got your back with these 12 fabulous no-bake desserts. From no-bake cheesecake to peanut butter-chocolate cookies, there's something for every sweet tooth!

During the summer months, I find myself with two problems:

1. When my sweet tooth strikes suddenly, but it’s a zillion degrees outside, turning on the oven is honestly the last thing I want to do. So my desire to munch on all the sweets in the world continues on, and I get a little…cranky.

2. When I’ve been invited to a party or I decide to host a party and I need a scrumptious dessert, but it’s a zillion degrees outside.

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar to you? If they do, I’m here to tell you that I’ve found the solution to both problems: no-bake summer desserts!

I’ve picked a variety of desserts from our site that range from creamy cheesecakes to cookies to pudding. You craving something fruity? We’ve got a no bake dessert for that! Is your inner chocoholic going wild and crazy? We’ve got a no bake dessert for that, too. Want a sweet treat for breakfast? Yes, a sweet treat for breakfast…

It’s summer and time to let loose a little! Now your only problem should be which dessert to make first.

No Bake Cheesecake made with easy no bake cheesecake filling and graham cracker crust

A creamy 'n' dreamy cheesecake is a staple for basically all life events, but it can be intimidating to bake it in a water bath. Have no fear because we've whipped up a no-bake version just for you! This version is simple and takes about a half hour to prep. Plus you can top it with all those fresh summer berries!

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Want to know a little secret? These bars freeze really easily so you can make them ahead of time. They'll also have minimal clean-up because you line the pan with parchment paper or foil. Dessert made easy! You're welcome.

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Vegan Rice Pudding Recipe finish the recipe with cinnamon

Coconut milk is the star of these creamy dessert and is really what makes for the silky texture of this pudding. Not a fan of chai? Totally okay! We've added a few other ways in which you can flavor rice pudding!

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Peanut Butter balls or Buckeye balls

Another peanut butter + chocolate recipe that is totally worthy of your attention. It has six simple ingredients that I just know are hanging around in your pantry, so what are you waiting for? Let's make some Buckeyes!

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Paleo Chocolate Mousse

This is a serious chocolate dessert for serious chocolate lovers! It has only TWO easy ingredients but it does take some time to chill. I would suggest you make it in the morning so it's ready for your dinner dessert. Be sure to make an extra batch so you can have some on hand for a little midnight snack.

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Easy Cheesecake Cooked Sous Vide

Technically you are baking it, but it's done via sous vide, so it's definitely not heating up your house... so I'm still going to count it, m'kay? These ridiculously delightful and I promise that if you serve them at a party, everyone's going to want the recipe.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies drizzled in peanut butter

These are so incredibly easy! My kids make them all the time, and I'm happy to let them do so! My favorite part about this recipe is the PEANUT BUTTER DRIZZLE! It really just makes these cookies shine.

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Strawberry Mousse with white chocolate

Not a fan of strawberries? Try raspberries! Or blueberries! This is such a versatile recipe, it can be made with any berry that suites your fancy.

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This will quickly become your summer dessert obsession. Rich, velvety pudding that's ready in 16 minutes. Yeah, that's right. Turn on an episode of Friends, make your pudding, and you'll be eating pudding before the show is done!

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Strawberry Yogurt Pops

I can't think of any better way to cool off than with popsicles. This is also another versatile recipe that can use endless amounts of fruit combinations. Try it with peaches, melons, or blueberries. Feel free to add in a little mint or lemon to compliment the fruity flavor! The sky is the limit with these frozen gems.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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12 Comments

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  1. Linda

    Wonderful recipes. Thank you.

  2. Barb

    Is there a recipe for cheesecake that does not include cream cheese?
    I’d like to avoid such high fat content….I know..it’s cheesecake..but maybe???

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  3. Drianna

    Purrrfect for summer! Especially right now. Thank you Claudia! ❣️

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  4. Linda Teese

    Loooove these recipes! When you have the need for a little something sweet after dinner ALWAYS, these are perfect on a sizzling day! Thanks

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  5. Andrew Lo

    In Malaysia, IT IS hot, (or HOT & WET) the whole year round, we can certainly try your suggestions!

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