No bake desserts are always a favorite, but especially throughout the summer. A collection of favorite no bake desserts perfect for serving as a sweet treat without heating up the oven! 

Favorite No-Bake Dessert for Summer //

During the summer, I love to pull out a few favorite no-bake dessert recipes that I know everyone loves without me having to worry about heating up my kitchen. With temperatures staying in the 90’s and the heat index soaring well over a hundred, much less that humidity we are famous for here in Georgia, it is a good idea to keep an arsenal of ideas.

This collection includes my favorites for serving for family suppers as well as when we’re entertaining family and friends for special meals.

Cookie Dough Dip Recipe | ©

Cookie Dough Dip

Yes, it is great as an appetizer, but works perfectly as a dessert, too! I love to serve it with chocolate graham crackers or even with slices of fresh apples and pears for an even cooler treat! You might also like my peanut butter cookie dough dip or even the candy bar version. Always a crowd favorite!

Skinny Chocolate Fondue | ©

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue with fresh strawberries, pineapple or even pretzel sticks is always a hit. So many times I think of this as a cool weather dessert, but it is absolutely perfect for the summer, too!

Chocolate Mousse Recipe from

Chocolate Mousse

If you need a no-bake dessert idea that is just as perfect served at a weeknight family meal as it is when you have company over, this chocolate mousse is for you! So simple to make-ahead and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. I think a cold dessert just hits the spot in the heat of the summer, too! Another to try is my dark chocolate pots de creme. Heaven.

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Peanut Butter Bars

These peanut butter bars are ridiculously good and so easy to make. They are always welcome, but especially for dessert! Everyone goes nuts for them!

Praline Ice Cream | ©

Ice Cream!

And we all know how delicious homemade ice cream is throughout the summer! Make old favorites of vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, strawberry ice cream, or peach ice cream or why not make a signature version like my praline ice cream? They are ALL so good!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters make one of my favorite no-bake chocolate candy recipes!  With only five ingredients, these delicious treats are so simple to make! //

Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters

These are a favorite in our house year round! But I they are great for a sweet snack in the summer since you don’t have to bake them!

More No Bake Favorites

Watermelon Skewers

Peach Sorbet

Chocolate Filled Raspberries

Simple Strawberry Syrup over Vanilla Ice Cream

Strawberry Angel Cake

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate Truffles

Turtle Candies

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Brittle




Chocolate Haystacks

Take a look at the  No Bake category for even more…

Enjoy and Stay Cool! 🙂
Robyn xo

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Robyn Stone is a cookbook author, wife, mom, and passionate home cook. Her tested and trusted recipes give readers the confidence to cook recipes the whole family will love. Robyn has been featured on Food Network, People, Southern Living, and more.

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  1. Mmmm. What a good idea for a post. Here in Oregon we have just ended a LONG heat wave. If I had to use the oven I only used the one in the canning room in the garage.
    In the past two days I made three different kinds of ice cream. Need to make another couple for neighbors.
    Those peanut butter bars look so good. Ok, who am I kidding…..THEY ALL LOOK GOOD!

  2. What a collection! My only problem is which one to try first! Stay cool Robyn – I’ve been hearing about the Southern heat wave from my daughter in North Carolina – whew! xx

  3. I seriously want every single one of these!!!! Especially that decadent chocolate mousse. It is perfection.