17 No-Bake Desserts For Spring And Summer That’ll Make You Want To Lick The Bowl

When spring temperatures are starting to get closer to summer temperatures, the last thing you want to be doing is baking in the kitchen and making your home hotter than it already is. That’s why you need some healthy, no-bake dessert recipes. They will satisfy your sweet tooth without heating up the house. Here are seventeen no-bake summer desserts that’ll make you want to lick the bowl when you’re done. 

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bark

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If you love peanut butter cups but are trying to eat healthy, this chocolate peanut butter frozen yogurt bark will satisfy your cravings. It’s full of peanut butter flavor and drizzled with chocolate on top. You can eat it straight out of the freezer for a treat that will cool you down, too! 

2. No-Bake Cookies

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No-bake cookies are the answer when you just have to have something sweet but really don’t want to turn on the oven. Quick-cook oats, chia seeds, and psyllium husks are the main ingredients of not one but two no-bake cookie recipes. One has cranberries and pecans, and the other features chocolate and peanut butter. Yum!

3. N’ice Cream Pie

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N’ice cream is ice cream made without dairy products that use fruit instead. This n’ice cream pie is made with frozen bananas, pecans, Medjool dates, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. The end result is a rich and creamy banana pecan n’ice cream pie that you are going to love.

4. Healthy Strawberry Ice Cream

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You are going to want to enjoy these healthy and delicious strawberry ice cream all summer long. Made with just three simple ingredients, and you don’t even have to wait for it to churn. Store-bought ice cream contains a lot of unpronounceable, not-good-for-you ingredients, but who needs store-bought versions when you can make this healthy ice cream at home in minutes? 

5. Coconut Balls

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Do you have excess shredded coconut and crave a sweet treat? Then, it’s the perfect time to make these no-bake coconut balls. They are full of delicious, sweet coconut flavors, and you can even dip them in chocolate if you want to. They travel well for summer road trips, too.

6. Edible Cookie Dough

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Edible cookie dough is the dough you make when you have no intention of actually baking cookies. This dough is safe to consume “raw” because it doesn’t have any eggs in it. This delicious dessert is even gluten-free since it is made with a combination of oat, almond, and coconut flour. Go ahead and indulge in all of the cookie dough you want! 

7. Chocolate N’ice Cream

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This tasty chocolate n’ice cream is dairy-free, gluten-free, and delicious! It’s like soft-serve ice cream, but it’s not really ice cream at all! This “ice cream” is made with bananas instead. When they are frozen and blended, they have a texture that is very similar to that of ice cream. Try it, you are going to love this guilt-free dessert!

8. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bark

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You only need three ingredients to make a delicious, tasty summertime treat guaranteed to cool you off. This strawberry frozen yogurt bark is sure to be a hit with the whole family, and it’s good for you, too. Once you know the basics, there are tons of variations you can use to keep your sweet tooth cool and satisfied all summer long! 

9. Berry Trifle Recipe

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This berry trifle recipe is so easy to make. It’s the perfect dessert for a warm spring or summer day because no baking is required. It’s just made with lots of healthy fresh fruits, Greek yogurt, and granola which are layered for a tasty dessert that everyone will think looks and tastes amazing.

10. Pineapple Whip

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Looking for a cool, refreshing, healthy, sweet treat that you can enjoy guilt-free? Then, you need to make a batch of this delicious pineapple whip. You may have enjoyed something similar inside the Disney parks, but you can make this simple summer dessert right in your kitchen.

11. Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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You can’t enjoy summer properly without some creamy and delicious ice cream. That’s why you need this recipe for dairy-free chocolate ice cream. It has the cool, creamy chocolate flavor you want without the use of dairy so even people who are lactose intolerant can join in the fun! 

12. Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

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These blueberry yogurt popsicles are perfect for when you need a bite of something cold and sweet in the summertime heat! Four ingredients and a popsicle mold are all you need to make these yummy treats. Make a couple of batches to store in your freezer for healthy cold snacks all summer long! 

13. Copycat Dippin Dots Ice Cream

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If you’ve ever had Dippin Dots ice cream you probably know it is not on the top of the list for healthy summertime snacking, but this homemade version is! You can make copycat Dippin Dots ice cream with just a couple of ingredients and a bit of time in the freezer. Serve them plain straight out of the freezer, or mix them in a bowl of fruit and nuts with a drizzle of chocolate on top! 

14. Banana Pops

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Everyone is going to love these tasty, cool, and healthy banana pops. They are so fast and easy to make, and you can dip them in any number of delicious toppings. You can store these in the freezer literally all summer long (3 months). If they last that long, that is… hint.. they won’t. 

15. Low Carb Strawberry Sorbet 

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You are going to love this healthy, low-carb, super easy-to-make strawberry sorbet.  You only need five ingredients to make it, and all you have to do is blend them together and freeze! This flavorful treat is sure to become a cooling summer staple in your kitchen. 

16. High Protein Chocolate Mousse

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When you’re craving a sweet chocolate treat but still want to keep it healthy, try this high-protein chocolate mousse. It’s prepared in just ten minutes and ready to share in just an hour. Serve it to family and friends. No one will guess that this chocolate dessert is, gasp…good for you.

17. Healthy No-Bake Magic Bars

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These healthy no bake magic cookie bars are the dessert you need when you have a serious craving for chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter. You will find all of those delicious flavors in these magic cookie bars with a peanut butter crust and a caramel glaze made with maple syrup and dates. 

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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