21 No-Bake Summer Treats you’ll want to eat

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When the weather heats up, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. And you don’t want to always serve your family or guests sugary cereal for dessert. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious no-bake treats that are perfect for summer.

Here are 21 easy and refreshing recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth without heating up the house with an oven.

No Bake Summer treats to satisfy your sweet tooth without turning on the oven.

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Summer Treats that don’t require baking

Get ready for some treats that are so good-looking, your mouth may water just looking at them.

21. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

yogurt parfair - no bake summer treats

Layer Greek yogurt with fresh berries and granola in a glass. You can sweeten up plain yogurt by drizzling honey or a touch of maple syrup over top.
It’s a quick and delicious treat that’s perfect for breakfast or a mid-day snack.

If you love brunch, check out out other Brunch Ideas to delight your guests.

20. No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cups

Photo credit: KevinIsCooking.com

Do you have some friends coming over and you want to serve them a cool, refreshing dessert?

If so, you’ll want to check out these strawberry cheesecake cups from KevinIsCooking.com

With minimal ingredients and no-baking, you can create these individual-sized cheesecake cups.

If you don’t have strawberries, you could use different seasonal fruit and berries instead.

19. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Do you love peanut butter in cookies and desserts? If so, you should check out this chocolate peanut butter bars from SallysBakingAddiction.com

She says these no-bake bars taste like peanut butter cups, and judging by the recipe’s 4.9 stars out of 5 rating, people love it.

18. Watermelon Ice Pops

Puree watermelon with a splash of lime juice, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze.

These icy treats are hydrating and perfect for hot summer days.

Because you know each and every ingredient that goes into homemade ice pops, you won’t feel bad about giving them to your kids.

RELATED ARTICLE: Check out these 17 Watermelon Recipes to use this awesome summer fruit.

Want some more popsicle ideas?

For the Love of Popsicles: Naturally Delicious Icy Sweet Summer Treats from A–Z

My daughter recently got this book from the library. It has a huge variety of ice pops that you can make that from sweet to tangy to spicy. Have some fun and try some of these unique recipes.

17. Banana “Ice Cream”

Photo credit: WholesomeYum.com

Maya from WholesomeYum.com shares an easy-to-make, no-bake banana ice cream using only one ingredient. Yup, you guessed it – bananas!

Blend frozen bananas until smooth for a creamy, dairy-free ice cream.

On her website, Maya has some variations and tips that you’ll appreciate. Check it out here.

16. Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Strawberry shortcake trifle
Photo credit: LifeLoveAndSugar.com

Strawberries are an excellent summer fruit that can be made into so many tasty strawberry desserts.

This delicious-looking strawberry shortcake trifle is from the website LifeLoveAndSugar.com Her recipe calls for baking a vanilla cake and using that in the trifle, but if you want to avoid baking you could use store-bought pound cake instead.

Your family and friends will be wowed by the look and taste of this summer treat.

15. No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

Photo credit: ScatteredThoughtsOfaCraftyMom.com

I love lemon desserts! And if you do too, you should check out this no-bake lemon cheesecake recipe from ScatteredThoughtsOfaCraftyMom.com

Imagine how delighted your family will be when you pull this out of the fridge. And the recipe’s creator, Jamie, said it is even good served frozen. So regardless how you serve it up, it is a tasty summer treat.

14. Frozen Yogurt Bark

Frozen yogurt bark

Spread Greek yogurt on a parchment-lined baking sheet, sprinkle with fresh berries and chocolate chips or granola, then freeze.

Break into pieces for a refreshing and tasty snack.

13. Coconut Macaroons

Combine shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and chill until set.

12. Icebox Cake with fresh berries

Photo credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction website

Are you into simple and tasty desserts? If you just raised your hand, you’ll love this icebox cake recipe from SallysBakingAddiction.com

You layer graham crackers with whipped cream and sliced berries in a dish to create a tasty treat.

Click here to get the full ingredient list and instructions.

11. Oreo Icebox Cake

Photo credit: LittleSunnyKitchen.com

Ready to “whip” up an incredible no bake treat for your family or guests?

Well, grab some Oreo cookies, whipped cream and this recipe from LittleSunnyKitchen.com and you’ll have an easy to make – and easier to eat – treat.

This may soon become your family’s favorite summer treat.

10. Creamy Oreo Cake Pops

No bake oreo cake pops from JoCooks.com
Photo credit: JoCooks.com

While we’re on an Oreo kick, check out these refrigerated Oreo cake pops made by Joanna at JoCooks.com

With just 3 ingredients she has come up with a recipe that your kids will love…but you may love more.

Click here to follow her easy-to-read recipe.

9. Mango Sorbet

Photo credit: ScatteredThoughtsOfACraftyMom.com

Want to make a tropical treat that’s both refreshing and easy to make?

If so, check out this recipe from ScatteredThoughtsOfaCraftyMom.com

You’ll appreciate how easy it is to make, and your family and friends will appreciate the taste!

8. Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Spread peanut butter on banana slices, top with another slice to make a sandwich, and freeze. Dip in melted chocolate for an extra indulgence.

7. No-Bake Protein Peanut Butter Energy Bites (low carb)

Photo credit: WholesomeYum.com

This well-rated, low-carb peanut butter protein ball recipe from WholesomeYum.com only has 5 ingredients!

If you’re feeling “snacky” or want a nice no-bake treat, grab one of these bite-sized balls from the fridge and you’ll be ready to keep going…and going…

6. Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

I know some people say this flavor is like brushing your teeth with minty toothpaste and eating chocolate chip ice cream at the same time, but I dismiss these haters. I love mint chocolcate chip ice cream, and now I’m curious to try this as a smoothie.

You can blend spinach, banana, mint leaves, and chocolate chips with almond milk for an interesting smoothie that tastes like dessert.

5. No Bake Millionaire Pie

Millionaire pie
Photo credit: SpendWithPennies.com

Here is a quick-prep summer treat that has minimal ingredients so you can spend more time with friends and guests, and less time cooking.

This millionaire pie recipe from SpendWithPennies.com uses a graham crust then delightful fillers like pecans, pineapples and more. Check it out.

4. Pineapple Coconut Bars

Mix crushed pineapple with shredded coconut and condensed milk. Press into a pan and chill until set for a tropical, no-bake treat.

3. Fruit Skewers with Dip

fruit skewers

I made these fruit skewers with strawberries, grapes, watermelon, and an orange. The dip I provided was some vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt, but whipped cream would be tasty too.

Fruit skewers are a unique way to eat fruit and can convince even the pickiest of eaters to eat some fruit off the stick. (And who doesn’t love eating food off a stick.)

2. Freeze Pops (Freezies)

DeeBee's Organics SuperFruit Freezie Pops Variety Pack, No Added Sugars, No Artificial Flavors or Colors (Pack of 50)

Like many parents these remind me of my childhood, but the ones we ate as kids would burn your throat if you let them melt then chug them.

What was in that stuff anyway?

Well, with freeze pops like these organic ones from DeeBee’s Organics, you know what’s in them and you can pronounce all the ingredients in the list.

If you can’t find them at your local grocery store, you can see them on Amazon by clicking here.

1. Ice Cream

A tried and true, classic summer treat that doesn’t require baking is ice cream.

Whether you have it on a regular cone, waffle cone or in a bowl, it’s all good.

If you are going to have some friends or your child’s friends over this summer, how about offering an ice cream serving station where you have a variety of toppings to dress up the scoops.

Your guests will enjoy pouring cookie crumble and drizzling chocolate sauce or caramel over their ice cream.

They can customize to their little taste buds’ delight.

These no-bake summer treats are a great way to satisfy your sweet cravings without turning on the oven.

I hope you have found some good ideas that’ll help you know what to serve up for a dessert on a hot summer day.

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