Sometime life gets in the way of you enjoying a good dessert after dinner. Maybe you're short on time at the end of a long day. Or perhaps you don't want to turn on the oven when when the temperature is in the 80s. But these things don't have to stop you from enjoying a sweet treat at the end of a meal. For those days when you just don’t want to put in the effort to make something sweet (hey, there’s no shame in that), try whipping no-bake desserts.
From fruity ice pops and gooey brownies to frozen cheesecake and chocolate mousse, these recipes are all delicious — and don't require an oven to come together. You can even prep some of these simple dessert recipes over the weekend, stick them in the fridge, and enjoy them throughout the week.
If you’re feeling extra generous, prep some of these desserts for your upcoming summer cookout, Father’s Day celebration, or 4th of July barbecue.
You can keep these peach and raspberry ice pops in the freezer for up to a week.
The next time the kids want a sweet treat and there's no ice cream, whip up this mousse. It only takes five minutes.
Ice cream sandwiches get ten times better after being dipped in melted chocolate.
All you need to make this dessert is Greek yogurt, mango chunks, nuts, and brown sugar.
You can top this citrus dessert with blueberries — or whatever berry your heart desires.
These brownies are topped with sea salt for a savory and sweet treat.
Make this classic dessert easier to serve by mi all the banana split ice cream ingredients into the ice cream first.
These refreshing strawberry lemonade pops are made even better by adding thyme to them. Trust us, it's good.
S'mores are even better when served frozen, and they take only 25 minutes to prep.
You can prep this pillowy dessert up to three days before serving it. But who would want to wait that long?
Don't have any matzo or can't find any at the store? Use saltines instead!
Looking for a sweet and juicy treat? This dessert is as simple as dipping orange slices into melted white chocolate.
This is the perfect dessert to make as soon as cranberries are in season.
If you're planning on hosting a dinner party, these are a great grab-and-go treat.
If the decadent mousse isn't enough, mix in a dash of espresso powder for extra kick.
There's no oven time for this pretty pink dessert, but it does require some heat — a kitchen blowtorch gives the meringue its classic golden look.
Frozen mango and pineapple get an extra touch of sweetness with a drizzle of white chocolate.
Can't decide between a graham cracker or crushed cookie base? Now you don't have to.
With a smashed tea biscuit crust and a cream cheese filling, this colorful tart is sure to keep you satisfied.
These dessert skewers are as simple as slicing up fruit and a Snickers bar and threading on the pieces.
You're just a grocery trip away from this delicious mango sorbet filling.
Sugared berries and raspberry jam give this coconut-flavored pie a touch of sweetness.
Ice cream cake in pop form? There's never been a better American invention.
Watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe shaved ice is the best way to keep cool when the temps rise.
Despite its name, this treat doesn't actually go in the oven. And with lady fingers, lemon sorbet, and torched meringue as the main ingredients, it's a cake that's as delicious as it is beautiful.
Forgot a carton at the grocery store? This no-churn ice cream recipe is here to save the day.
Serve up this classy frozen dessert in lieu of scooped ice cream.
All the flavor of your favorite pie, no baking required.
Pro tip: Making this no-bake pie with a cookie crust shaves 30 minutes off the total prep time.