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30+ Easy No-Bake Desserts: No-Bake Cheesecake, Pudding Recipes, and More

Curb your sweet tooth without turning up the heat with these desserts!

Updated August 03, 2017

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Prime Publishing LLC

Published by Prime Publishing LLC

Strawberry Cheesecake

When it's hot outside and you're craving dessert, the last thing you probably want to do is turn on the oven and fill your kitchen with all that extra heat. These 30+ Easy No-Bake Desserts: No-Bake Cheesecake, Pudding Recipes, and More are just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth on a summer day (or really, any time of year!) without using the oven — in fact, the primary appliance you need for these recipes is your fridge! Whether it's too toasty for baking or you're just looking for a low-effort, no-stress, and no-bake dessert recipe, these quick and easy dessert recipes are just what you need.

From classics like cheesecake to homemade ice cream, these easy no-bake dessert recipes are surefire hits. They're perfect for parties or even just to jazz things up during a mid-week slump, and your guests will be so impressed that you made them all on your own. It just goes to show that you don't need to use the oven to create a winning dessert! You'll love having these easy dessert recipes right at your fingertips. The next time you're craving something sweet, whip up these easy dessert recipes.

Easy Fruit Dessert Recipes for Every Meal

Fresh Fruit Parfait

It's true that fruit dessert recipes always hit the spot, but that's especially true in the summertime. There's nothing like the flavors of fresh fruit to sweeten up your evening, and since fruit is actually good for you, these no-bake desserts are all guilt-free! For a truly fresh taste, use in-season fresh fruit from your favorite farmers market. You'll love serving these dessert recipes with fruit at your next cookout, or even while sitting on the back porch after a long day of work. These fruit recipes won't take long for you to make, either. If you feel you are always running short on time, then you'll wan to take a look at these no-bake fruit recipes.

Gelatin Recipes Everyone Will Love

Fresh Orange Gelatins

While gelatin might not be your first thought when dessert comes to mind, these gelatin dessert recipes are sweet and refreshing ways to cleanse the palette after a meal. They're just the thing to cool you down in the hot weather, and they won't make you uncomfortably full! These easy no-bake desserts are easy make-ahead recipes that will be the perfect addition to any party.

Tip: Serve these gelatin recipes in pretty wineglasses at your next soiree. The clear wineglasses will show off the fruit and gelatin inside, resulting in a stunning dessert that your guests are sure to love (and share on social media!). 

Whip up These No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

Cashew Cheesecake

There are a few different ways to make a cheesecake, but these no-bake cheesecake recipes show you that you don't need the oven to create this creamy dessert! Don't be intimidated if this will be your first time making a cheesecake. You'll find that they're easier than you think — and more delicious than you can imagine!

Tip: When serving these easy cheesecake recipes, step it up a notch by including an assortment of fresh fruit or even a drizzle of chocolate on the side. The additional items will add flavor and nuance to your no-bake dessert that simply cannot be compared.

Pudding Recipes for Your Next Dinner Party

10-Minute Mocha Pots de Creme

Pudding mousse recipes are a quick and easy solution to the dessert problem: they're not difficult to make, and the finished product is so rich and flavorful that you only need a little to satisfy your cravings. There are plenty of kid-friendly recipes in this section, as well as a dessert that's just for adults! Whether you're having everyone over for a cookout or just want to make a special dessert after your next family dinner, these no-bake dessert recipes will be just what you need. Cool and creamy, these pudding recipes will be the perfect showstopper for any meal. We've even included a few mousse recipes, too!

Tip: To serve, place each portion in a ramekin or other small bowl, then top with shaved chocolate, a light dusting of cinnamon, or even a few slices of fresh fruit. 

Cool Down with Homemade Ice Cream and Frozen Novelties

Lavender-Scented French Vanilla Ice Cream with Broiled Fresh Figs

Ice cream is a summer staple, and with these homemade ice cream recipes you can DIY this frozen treat for you and your family! Turn it into a fun summer tradition, or bust out these recipes for a party or barbecue — they won't believe you made it yourself! In addition to making your own ice cream, you can also learn how to make frozen novelties, including frozen ice pops and even a few variations of the classic ice cream sandwich. These delicious no-bake desserts will keep you cool, even when the temperature rises. These desserts are perfect for serving as an afternoon snack or as a fun treat after dinner.

What is your favorite no-bake dessert?

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