In the Autumn and Winter I love making warm and comforting chocolate, pumpkin, and apple desserts, but in the Spring and Summer I love all things cold and fruity. No bake recipes are another bonus during the hot summer months to keep the heat out of the kitchen.
I’ve combed through my site to share some of my favorites from each category—fruity, cold, and no bake. I’m sure you’ll find several summer dessert recipes that will become your favorites as well!
Keeping desserts cold when outside:
The best way to keep your desserts cold when outside it to keep it in a cooler with ice, or a block of dry ice, until you’re ready to serve it.
Only bring out/serve what you will eat. Keep the rest in a cooler until needed.
If you’re placing the dessert out on a table one way to help keep it cold is to fill a tray/bowl with ice cubes and nestle the dessert right on top.
See individual recipe posts for more specific tips, tricks and storage information.
No Bake Desserts
No Bake summer Desserts
No Bake: What’s not to like about a no bake treat?! You don’t have to heat up the kitchen with a hot oven and you can still have delicious desserts. From chocolaty oat bars to sweet strawberry shortcake, you’ll be able to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.
DessertNo Bake Cheesecake Recipe
This NO BAKE cheesecake is the perfect recipe for summer. With a delicious graham cracker crust, and a creamy vanilla cream cheese mixture, you can top it with anything - like these sugared strawberries! Everyone goes crazy over this easy no bake cheesecake recipe!
Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies combine two cookie classics - No Bake Cookies + Peanut Butter Cookies. The combo of the two make a delicious, simple cookie recipe that is perfect for anyone who loves peanut butter treats.
Fruity Desserts: Some of my favorite Arizona summer fruits include peaches and strawberries. Some other delicious summer season fruit include blueberries, blackberries, apricots, and cherries. Though you may be able to find these fruits during other months of the year, when you buy in season you get them at their best. They are farm fresh and buying in season means you’re spending less.
DessertStrawberry Pie Recipe
Strawberry Pie is the perfect springtime dessert! Fresh strawberries piled high, coated in strawberry jello, and placed in a buttery crust.
This super easy key lime cake is bursting with fresh lime flavor and topped with whipped cream. It's a delicious summer cake recipe, and if you love key lime pie - then definitely give this recipe a try.
Chilled Desserts: There are just a few weeks in the dead of summer when the heat of the day continues even when the sun has gone down. On these days, a cold treat is a must if you want to venture outside. Whether you’re swimming by the pool or having an evening chat on the patio, these desserts will hit the spot.
DessertIce Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe
Prep this ice cream sandwich cake in 5 minutes! It's perfect for hot summer days and your kids will LOVE it. Chocolate ice cream sandwiches topped with whipped cream and crushed Oreos!
Grasshopper Pie - A delicious, cool dessert perfect for summer time - A mixture of cool whip, pistachio pudding, mint extract, on top of a yummy Oreo crust!
Total Time: 10minutes
5 from 1 vote
DessertOreo Ice Cream Cake Recipe
This Oreo Ice Cream Cake makes for the perfect no bake dessert during warm summer months. Best of all, it only takes 5 simple store bought ingredients! No one can resist the layers of crushed Oreos, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Cool Whip, and MORE Oreos!
My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!