8 Sweet No-Bake Recipes for When It’s Too Hot to Turn on the Oven

Savor the long, laid-back days of summer with delicious and low-effort no-bake desserts.


No-Churn Mango Sorbet

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No ice-cream maker? No problem. Give frozen mango a whir in the food processor, and then pop the mixture in the freezer until ready to serve. Sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes for added tropical flair. 

Get the recipe: No-Churn Mango Sorbet


Raspberry-Hibiscus Pops

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This dairy-free (and perfectly portable) treat comes together with just five ingredients. Steep the tea bags in the popsicle base to infuse hibiscus flavor into each and every bite. 

Get the recipe: Raspberry-Hibiscus Pops


Lemon-Apricot Cheesecake

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Fold homemade whipped cream into the lemon cream cheese base to ensure the resulting cheesecake is light and fluffy. The crunchy shortbread cookie crust will have you slicing seconds. 

Get the recipe: Lemon-Apricot Cheesecake


Peach Yogurt Panna Cotta

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These single-serve desserts are worthy of guests, yet surprisingly simple to assemble. Every spoonful is complete with two tasty layers: vanilla panna cotta and sweet peach nectar.

Get the recipe: Peach Yogurt Panna Cotta


Boozy Watermelon Granita

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Turn your favorite summer fruit into a booze-filled dessert by combining watermelon puree with liqueur, agave nectar, and salt. Chill, serve, and repeat all summer long

Get the recipe: Boozy Watermelon Granita


Blackberry Budino

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Although budinos are often filled with chocolate, juicy blackberries make this refreshing version more seasonally appropriate. Top with a hefty dollop of whipped cream for a cool and creamy contrast. 

Get the recipe: Blackberry Budino


Ice Cream S’mores

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The classic campfire treat, transformed. Filled with marshmallow fluff and a scoop of vanilla ice cream and then dunked in chocolate, these ice cream sandwiches are sure to please kids and adults alike.

Get the recipe: Ice Cream S’mores


Peanut Butter Ice Cream Crunch Cake

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A sweet and salty chocolate peanut butter ganache is the star of this decadent dessert. But the icing on the cake? A sprinkling of peanut honeycomb that lends crunch to every bite. 

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Ice Cream Crunch Cake