Just because it’s too hot to bake, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious homemade dessert!  Check out this roundup of delicious no-bake dessert recipes that’ll keep you cool and put a smile on your face.

No-Bake Summer Dessert Recipes

Hey everybody!  This morning I will be back on Fox Philly’s Good Day live show, showcasing some of my favorite no-bake desserts for summer.

If you’re in the Philly area, I hope you’ll tune in!  They’re filming here at my house, so you’ll get a peek into my kitchen, where all the magic happens!

Later today, I’ll update this post with the clips from the show.  But for now, I just wanted to get you all the recipes in one place.  Every one of these is a winner, so cool, creamy, and easy to make!  Nobody wants to slave over a hot oven when the weather is hot and muggy, but you can still enjoy a delicious treat with these effortless recipes:

Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie Jars From Scratch- these were every bit as easy to make as the boxed kind, but the flavor was no comparison! So chocolate-y, smooth, & rich.

Chocolate Pudding Pie Jars

Lemon Blueberry Parfaits- about the easiest no-bake dessert I've ever made, and just bursting with summer-y flavor!

Lemon Blueberry Parfaits

Nutella Pie

Nutella Pie

Strawberry Buttermilk Panna Cotta: sweet, summery, and so simple to make!

Strawberry Buttermilk Panna Cotta

No-Drip Homemade Fudge Pops/Fudgesicles! My kids love these and I don't worry about giving them to them because they're so much less messy to eat than the regular kind.

No-Drip Fudge Pops

Just click on the pics to view the recipes.

And if you like those, I’ve got lots more like ’em!

I was astonished to realize that I have over 60 no-bake recipes on this site! Now that’s a lot of not-baking, am I right? Be sure to check out the No-Bake Desserts category of my recipe index, to view all the deliciousness.

Here are a view of my top favorites, just to tempt your tastebuds:

Best ever spin on the classic no-bake Italian dessert- this version has no coffee or booze, just CHOCOLATE! Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, and it feeds a crowd!

Chocolate Tiramisu

S'mores Berry Tart

S’mores Berry Tart

Salted Caramel Turtle Brownie Ice Cream- homemade vanilla ice cream swirled with salted caramel sauce and studded with brownies and TURTLES® caramel nut clusters. OMG! #turtles #ad

Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream with TURTLES® Clusters

Black Forest Waffle Sundaes

Black Forest Waffle Sundaes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Ice Cream: basically all I want to eat all summer long.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Extra Gooey, Extra Buttery Rice Krispie Treats

Extra Gooey, Extra Buttery Rice Krispie Treats

I really don’t think you can go wrong with any of those! Just think how much happier tonight could be if you whipped up something special for yourself and your family.

I’ll be back later to update you with the video, but for now, be sure to check out my videos page to see some of my past Fox appearances. I have some other fun videos there too from my YouTube channel!


Hey guys, it’s me again! Just finished up with Jenn and her team from Fox WTXF and I’m popping back in as promised to share the clips! Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

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Tons of great dessert recipes for summer- keep your kitchen cool, no oven required!


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    Allie is the creator and owner of Baking a Moment. She has been developing, photographing, videographing, and writing and sharing recipes here since 2012.

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