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No Bake Desserts

By Tessa Arias
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May 3rd, 2022

Don’t want to turn on your oven? Stay cool with these easy no-bake desserts! With recipes from cheesecakes to pies to ice cream and more – you’ll enjoy these no-bake recipes all summer long.

We’re already reaching 90 degree temperatures here in Phoenix, so let’s just say I’ve got no bake desserts on my mind. Who can stand to turn on the oven when it feels like a sauna outside?!

Today I’ve rounded up all of the best no bake dessert recipes from the site.

These easy dessert recipes will satisfy any craving – we’ve got flavors from chocolate and peanut butter to fresh fruity and citrusy desserts. I’ve include lots of refreshing sweet treats like cheesecakes and pies, but also some creative no bake desserts like fried doughnuts so you have lots to choose from.

I hope you love these no bake dessert recipes. Comment below to let me know which one you’ll try first!


No Bake Cheesecakes

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Top of entire cheesecake with chocolate ganache spread over

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake features a buttery graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter cream cheese filling, and is topped with thick and fudgy chocolate ganache! My favorite no-bake cheesecake recipe. You can freeze this or keep it in the refrigerator for the next hot summer day that rolls around!

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars feature a buttery graham cracker crust and a homemade double strawberry cheesecake filling for an easy crowd-pleasing sweet treat! Such a flavorful no bake dessert.

No Bake Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes

Adorable No Bake Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes have an ultra fresh and vibrant taste and are simple to make with no oven (or even stove) required! Perfect for spring or summer.

No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Mini Cheesecakes

Fruity, tart, and ADORABLE, these No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect summer treat!

No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Mini Cheesecakes are adorably fresh, tart, and fruity and will be the star of any summer cookout! These two flavors together taste AMAZING.

No Bake Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

No Bake Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes have a crunchy graham cracker crust, ultra rich and creamy chocolate peanut butter cheesecake filling, and are topped with chocolate ganache and mini peanut butter cups. Perfect for when you don't want to turn that oven on!

No Bake Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes have a graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate peanut butter cheesecake filling, and are topped with chocolate ganache and mini peanut butter cups. No oven needed!

No Bake S’mores Mini Cheesecakes

No-Bake S'mores Mini Cheesecakes

No-Bake S’mores Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect bite-sized dessert recipe! The crust is perfectly crunchy yet buttery, the filling is amazingly smooth and creamy, and the marshmallow frosting is like a sweet cloud!


No Bake Pies

No Bake Frozen Blueberry Pie

Easy No Bake Frozen Blueberry Pie is the perfect frosty, fresh, and fruity summer dessert for any cookout, BBQ, or get together! Garnish with fresh berries for the ultimate no bake dessert.

No Bake Pumpkin Mousse Pie

No Bake Pumpkin Mousse Pie features a thick Biscoff cookie crust filled with homemade pumpkin spice mousse and topped with fresh whipped cream. It’s the ultimate easy pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving!

No Bake Pumpkin Mousse Pie features a thick Biscoff cookie crust filled with homemade pumpkin spice mousse and topped with fresh whipped cream. Each of the layers in this pie are heavenly.

No Bake Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Pie

No Bake Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Pie features a chocolate graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate raspberry filling, and is topped with more chocolate! Perfect refreshing summer treat.

No Bake Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Pie features a crunch from the chocolate graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate raspberry pie filling, and is topped with more chocolate drizzle! Perfect refreshing treat. Everyone will come back for a second slice!


More No Bake Desserts

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Fun and easy Peppermint Oreo Truffles require no baking and just 6 ingredients. Anyone can make these, and they are an all-time family favorite! They can be made with or without the peppermint – just check out the pink tip box for how to customize these truffles.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Rich and creamy chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with spoon

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream uses NO eggs and has secret ingredients to make for an easy, creamy, and flavorful ice cream with the best texture. Better than the expensive store brands! LOADED with homemade cookie dough and chocolate chips. Note: use the microwave method for heat treating the flour for the homemade cookie dough to keep this recipe truly oven-free.

Beignets

These babies are fried, so no oven required! How to Make Beignets, New Orleans French Quarter-Style. Surprisingly simple to make at home and absolute perfection!

Death by Chocolate Ice Cream

scoops of homemade chocolate ice cream in an ice cream tin with a blue ice cream scooper

Death by Chocolate Ice Cream features an ultra rich, thick, and creamy double chocolate custard-based ice cream with chocolate fudge swirled throughout. Every bite is a chocoholic’s dream! This is a great year-round no-bake dessert.

Peach Pie Milkshakes

Peach Pie Milkshakes are perfectly frosty, fresh, and flavorful making them the perfect summer dessert recipe.

Peach Pie Milkshakes are perfectly frosty, fresh, and flavorful making them the perfect summer dessert recipe.

Classic Cake Doughnuts

How to make homemade Classic Cake Doughnuts! This easy cake doughnut recipe features a fried golden brown exterior and ultra tender, moist, cakey and delicate interior. A perfect vehicle for a rich and fudgy chocolate glaze and sprinkles on top!

Chocolate Truffles

assortment of easy chocolate truffles with bite taken out of one

How to Make Chocolate Truffles that rival any bakery or chocolatier! Just a handful of ingredients make for ultra luscious, fudgy, and rich truffle candies.

Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats are an indulgent spin on the classic American dessert. Great after-school snack for the kiddos!

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

This is the creamiest homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream recipe you’ll ever eat! Even vanilla ice cream haters will love this.

Trashy Rice Crispy Treats

Trashy Rice Crispy Treats loaded with peanut butter, Oreos, and topped with chocolate fudge and sprinkles!

Over the top Trashy Rice Crispy Treats are loaded with peanut butter and Oreos and are topped with chocolate peanut butter fudge and sprinkles!

Nutella Chocolate Covered Pretzel Milkshake

Nutella Chocolate Covered Pretzel Milkshake features a chocolate Nutella milkshake with bits of chocolate covered pretzels, topped with whipped cream, more Nutella, and more pretzels! Complete decadence in a drink.

Nutella Chocolate Covered Pretzel Milkshake features a chocolate Nutella milkshake with bits of chocolate covered pretzels, topped with whipped cream, more Nutella, and more pretzels! Complete decadence in a drink.

No Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream

No Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream requires just a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep for a rich creamy ice cream with tons of peanut butter flavor.

No Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream requires just a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep for a rich creamy ice cream with tons of peanut butter flavor.

    Tessa Arias
    Author: Tessa Arias

    I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

    Tessa Arias

    About Tessa...

    I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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