15 No-Bake Desserts For Summer

The last thing you want to do in the summertime is heat up the house, but you might still want to indulge in a sweet treat. That’s why you need some delicious no-bake summer desserts to keep your sweet tooth satisfied all summer long. Here are fifteen no-bake summer desserts that you can feel good about enjoying this summer.

1. Raspberry Chocolate Mousse

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This raspberry chocolate mousse is smooth, creamy, indulgent, and delicious. It’s so easy to make and it’s perfect for your average weeknight or special occasions. This is a versatile recipe that you can use in a tart, a pie, or individual parfaits. Top it with berries, mint, or some creamy whipped cream. 

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait

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When you are talking about dessert chocolate and peanut butter go hand in hand. That’s why these chocolate peanut butter parfaits are the perfect no-bake summer dessert. It’s cool, creamy, and absolutely delicious. 

3. Strawberry Fool

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This strawberry fool recipe is the perfect light dessert for a summer evening. It’s creamy, sweet, delicious and so very easy to make. You can make a “fool” with any type of fresh fruit you have on hand, real cream, and your sweetener of choice. It’s a basic dessert that you can even let the kids make on their own. 

4. N’ice Cream Pie

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If you are looking for a healthy delicious dessert that will help you cool down on the long hot days of summer you might like this N’ice cream pie. It’s a frozen no-bake sweet treat made with bananas, pecans, medjool dates, and maple syrup. You are going to love it.

5. No-Bake Cookies

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When you need a sweet treat like a cookie, but can’t bring yourself to heat up the kitchen, make a batch of these no-bake cookies instead. There are two different kinds to choose from, one with chocolate and peanut butter, and another with cranberries and pecans. These also make great portable snacks to eat while you are enjoying your summer adventures. 

6. Easy Banana Pudding

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This easy banana pudding takes two minutes to make and it’s a delicious dessert that the whole family will enjoy. You only need three ingredients to make it, and two of them are optional. Even the kids can help make this one.

7. Watermelon Popsicles

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You only need one ingredient to make these refreshing summer treats…watermelon.  These watermelon popsicles are the perfect summertime dessert or afternoon snack. All you need to make them is a watermelon and a popsicle mold.

8. Strawberry Chia Pudding

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This strawberry chia pudding is a delicious single-serving breakfast, dessert, or snack that the whole family will love.  This is a versatile recipe that you can make with just about any fruit, so use what you have available to you. 

9. Banana Pops

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These healthy banana pops are so easy to make but they look and taste impressive. They are a versatile treat and there are all kinds of things you can use to swap them up while still keeping them nutritious and delicious. 

10. Easy Chocolate Mousse

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This three-ingredient chocolate mousse might look familiar, it was a viral TikTok recipe. It’s creamy, chocolatey, and absolutely delicious. You will need to make this dessert ahead of time, but it will be worth the wait.

11. Peanut Butter Cups

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You don’t have to run to the store when you have a craving for peanut butter cups, not when you have this peanut butter cup recipe. Keep a batch in the freezer and you can enjoy one anytime you want. 

12. Strawberry Ice Cream

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This healthy strawberry ice cream is a no-churn recipe and it only takes three ingredients to make it. You can feel guilt-free about serving it to your family, and it even makes a great base for a breakfast smoothie bowl.

13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bark

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Everyone will love this chocolate peanut butter frozen yogurt bark. Creamy peanut butter flavor with a healthy dose of chocolate drizzle on the top. You only need a couple of ingredients to make this and it’s a refreshing treat you can pull out of the freezer anytime. 

14. Berry Trifle

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This berry trifle is the perfect summer dessert for any party. There’s plenty to feed a crowd, or you can make it in individual containers. It’s light, sweet, fresh, and easy to make. In fact, this delicious dish can even do double duty for breakfast or brunch.

15. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bark

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This sweet treat is perfect for summer and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it or giving it to the kids. This strawberry frozen yogurt bark is light, refreshing, and made with all-natural ingredients you won’t mind eating one bit.

More From The Gracious Pantry

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Need more dessert ideas? The Gracious Pantry has you covered. These recipes allow you to enjoy your dessert without guilt because they are made with healthy, whole-food ingredients. These are healthy comfort foods at their best.

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