ultimate summer paradox: You want a crowd-pleasing post-barbecue dessert, but
it's too hot to even think about turning on your oven.
There's no shame in putting off your double-crusted fruit pies and layer
cakes until a thunderstorm ushers in less steamy temps. These breezy no-bake
treats let you leave the oven off and still make finales fit for company.
Here are some things to consider as you (don't) bake:
Add contrast to the cool and creamy. Cookies, chocolate
shards, toasted almonds, and a
fresh fruit sauce make these sweets special. Otherwise you may as well just
serve some ice cream.
Use the best fruit. Since it isn't cooked, there's no hiding
a bad apple (or
peach, in this case).
Cold mutes flavors, so let these cool treats warm up ever so
slightly before serving.
Featured No-Bake Recipes
Frozen Lime and Dulce de Leche
Terrine with Blackberry Sauce ¤
Peach-Almond Icebox Cake ¤
Chocolate Mousse Pie ¤