Summertime is the worse time of year for cooking. Even if you have the comforts of central air, it is still too hot to slave over a hot stove or oven. The heat also does not stop your family from craving some sweet treats. The good thing is that there are tons of great recipes for no-bake desserts out there if you search. To help you with that, we have put together a list of some of our favorite no-bake summer treats that your whole family will love.
Southern Ambrosia Salad
This is a super sweet treat, even though sour cream is a key ingredient. Do not fret. You really cannot taste it. The great part of this recipe is that you can use fresh fruits or canned. This is a recipe that I personally make, but I use canned mixed fruit with cherries, drained of the water. My kids absolutely love it, and it is a great salad to bring to any summer party.
Lemon Ice Box Pie
There are all kinds of variations of this recipe, but this one is by far the easiest of them all. You really cannot go wrong with a sweet treat that only uses three ingredients and a pre-made pie crust. This is a perfect summer dessert and is not too heavy on the stomach.
While cheesecake can be a bit heavy for summertime, it is still a hit with my family. What is really great about this recipe is that you only need a couple of ingredients and a premade graham cracker crust. Then, you can top it with fresh fruit and cool whip.
Strawberry Cheesecake In A Jar
With this recipe, you can have your cheesecake in a smaller portion and with a lot less regret. It is great for eating while sitting outside on your patio with your family. You can even tweak the recipe to use any fruit of your choice. Pineapple or blueberries make a great summer alternative to strawberries.
Ice Cream In A Bag
This is such a fun way to get your kids involved in making dessert. We would suggest using a larger bag filled with ice and larger grained salt like kosher or sea salt to get a thicker batch of ice cream.