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9 No-Bake Summer Desserts to Help You Keep Your Cool

Give your oven a summer vacation.

No need to heat up your kitchen to make these party-worthy, no-bake cakes and pies.

1. Peanut Butter Pie XV

Cooks' Tips: For a pretty presentation, drizzle each plate with chocolate syrup before serving. Some reviewers recommend a chocolate cookie crust. Sounds good to us!

Peanut Butter Pie XV

Photo by Allrecipes 

2. Lemon Icebox Pie III

Cooks' Tips: Beat the cream cheese for 5 minutes with or without added sugar; increase lemon juice and zest.

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Lemon Icebox Pie III | Photo by Sarah

3. Mom's Ice Cream Dessert

Cooks' Tips: Use this as your blueprint and substitute any ice cream flavor you crave. For more inspiration, see 10 Outrageous Ice Cream Pies Worth the Brain Freeze.

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Mom's Ice Cream Dessert | Photo by Molly

4. No-Bake Cheesecake I

Cooks' Tips: Double the cream cheese; change up the flavor by adding cocoa powder, coffee liqueur, or a variety of fresh fruit toppings.


5. No-Bake Lime Mousse Torte

Cooks' Tips: Use Key limes to amp up the flavor; let frozen torte thaw a few minutes before slicing.

6. Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie

Cooks' Tips: Be sure to let this chill thoroughly to let flavors fully develop. Go for the cuteness factor by making mini pies.


7. Buster Bar Dessert

Cooks' Tips: Fudge/peanut topping is classic, but try caramel/cashew, butterscotch/pecan, chocolate/pretzel, marshmallow/walnut; change up ice cream flavors, too.


8. Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar

Cooks' Tips: Make a middle layer of strawberries and top with cream cheese mixture and more strawberries. These picnic-perfect desserts also look great in individual dessert cups instead of jars.

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Cheesecake in a Jar | Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

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9. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

"Easy dreamy pie. Reminds me of a frozen Peanut Butter Cup. I used non-fat milk, fat-free Cool Whip, and low-fat cream cheese. This pie is plush!" -- Melanie Greer

Related: Discover more irresistible no-bake pie and no-bake cookie recipes.

About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).