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During the summertime, we love making fruity, frozen, and no-bake desserts! This collection of summer desserts includes all of our favorites!

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Summer Sweets to Love!

In the summer I love cold and fruity desserts! No-bake treats are also a bonus during hot summer months to keep heat out of the kitchen.

I’ve rounded up my best summer desserts for all of your picnics, BBQs, and summer soirees.

Why we love summer sweets:

  • Something for everyone. You’ll find desserts perfect for formal parties as well as backyard cookouts.
  • No oven, no problem. We have a variety of no-bake recipes that don’t require turning on the oven.
  • Fruity flavors and beyond. You’ll love the colors and flavors that summertime fruits add to so many of these desserts!

Dessert Toppings

Summer produce. Whether you’re making a delicious cobbler, filling yummy pies, or want to top a Pound Cake with fresh berries, using your favorite summer fruits is delicious, easy, and cost-effective.

  • mango, orange, peaches, lemon, nectarines, kiwi, banana, melons, cherries, or rhubarb
  • fresh strawberry, raspberry, blackberries, or blueberry
  • zucchini

Toppings. These ideas will send your desserts over the top! 

A slice of Oreo ice cream cake on a plate.

Keeping desserts cold

  • Cooler. Keep them in a cooler with ice, or a block of dry ice until you’re ready to serve.
  • Ice bowl. 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. 

A slice of lemon lasagna served on a white plate.

Transporting Desserts

  • Carriers. Use cupcake and cake carriers, or pans, boxes, and bins.
  • Keep them at the right temperature. Use a cooler packed with heating pads or ice packs depending on what type of dessert you have.
  • Prevent spilling. Set desserts on the floor where they cannot tumble off the seat. Use a yoga or other non-stick mat or place a blanket or towel around the container to keep it snugly in place.
  • Chill desserts. Use dry ice in a cooler to keep it frozen.

Best Summer Desserts

There’s nothing better than a chilling treat to enjoy during our summer parties and BBQs. We’ve rounded up our favorites – ones we make all season long!

1 Jello Poke Cake Recipe

Dessert Jello Poke Cake Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes

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5 from 675 votes
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2 Oreo Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Dessert Oreo Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

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5 from 245 votes
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3 Dirt Cake Recipe

Dessert Dirt Cake Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

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4.99 from 178 votes
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4 No Bake Cookies Recipe

Dessert No Bake Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 6 minutes

Recipe Video

4.98 from 75 votes
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5 Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe

Dessert Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 67 votes
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6 Angel Food Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Dessert Angel Food Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Total Time: 9 hours 15 minutes

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5 from 16 votes
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7 Lemon Lasagna Recipe

Dessert Lemon Lasagna Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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4.97 from 161 votes
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8 No Bake Cheesecake

Dessert No Bake Cheesecake
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
5 from 27 votes
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9 Fruit Pizza

Dessert Fruit Pizza
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 22 votes
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10 Peach Cobbler

Dessert Peach Cobbler
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.99 from 962 votes
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Easy Summer Desserts

Keep it simple with some of our easiest summer treats! Also, check out our easy dessert recipes for kids.

11 Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 97 votes
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12 Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Dessert Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 from 24 votes
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13 Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Dessert Rice Krispie Treat Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 34 votes
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14 Dessert Parfait Recipe

Dessert Dessert Parfait Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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15 Dessert Kabobs Recipe

Dessert Dessert Kabobs Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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16 Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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17 Coconut Poke Cake

Dessert Coconut Poke Cake
Total Time: 3 hours

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5 from 14 votes
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18 Cherry Dump Cake Recipe

Dessert Cherry Dump Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 4 votes
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19 Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe

Dessert Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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5 from 17 votes
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20 Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Dessert Peach Dump Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.98 from 488 votes
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21 Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe

Dessert, Snack Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 22 votes
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22 Brownies and Cream Fruit Trifle Recipe

Dessert Brownies and Cream Fruit Trifle Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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23 Mud Pie

Dessert Mud Pie
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 33 votes
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24 Oreo Pie Recipe

Dessert Oreo Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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25 Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 86 votes
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26 Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 48 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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No Bake Summer Desserts

No need to heat the house with an oven, these no bake sweets are musts for enjoying all summer long.

27 Scotcheroos Recipe

Dessert Scotcheroos Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.97 from 411 votes
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28 Sand Pudding Cups Recipe

Dessert Sand Pudding Cups Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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29 Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie Recipe

Dessert Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 41 minutes
4.92 from 24 votes
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30 No-Bake Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Dessert No-Bake Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
4.86 from 14 votes
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31 Oreo Fluff Recipe

Dessert Oreo Fluff Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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5 from 133 votes
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32 No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars Recipe

Dessert No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
4.98 from 79 votes
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33 Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 68 votes
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34 No Bake Snickers Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert No Bake Snickers Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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35 No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

no bake chocolate cheesecake bar on white plate
Dessert No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 23 votes
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36 No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Dessert No Bake Oreo Cheesecake
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.97 from 32 votes
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37 Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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38 No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Snack No Bake Energy Bites Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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39 Vanilla Pudding Recipe

Dessert Vanilla Pudding Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 5 votes
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40 Frozen Strawberry Dessert Recipe

Dessert Frozen Strawberry Dessert Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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41 No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheescakes Recipe

Dessert No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheescakes Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
4.67 from 3 votes
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42 Buckeyes Recipe

Dessert Buckeyes Recipe
Total Time: 43 minutes

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5 from 7 votes
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43 Oreo Cream Cheese Balls Recipe

Dessert Oreo Cream Cheese Balls Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
5 from 22 votes
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44 Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe

Dessert Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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4.94 from 81 votes
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45 Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Dessert Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

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5 from 19 votes
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46 Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Pudding Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 1 vote
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More Summer Dessert Recipes

Enjoy even more summer desserts, perfect for a hot summer day! Whip up a batch of mini Key Lime Pie Bars, or any of these favorites.

47 Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe

Dessert Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

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5 from 28 votes
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48 Banana Pudding Cake Recipe

Dessert Banana Pudding Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

Recipe Video

4.99 from 90 votes
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49 Cream Puff Cake Recipe

Dessert Cream Puff Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.99 from 154 votes
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50 Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

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4.98 from 70 votes
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51 Fruit Tart Recipe

Dessert Fruit Tart Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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5 from 27 votes
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52 Orange Cookies Recipe

Dessert Orange Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 2 votes
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53 Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Dessert Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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5 from 3 votes
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54 Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

Dessert Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 from 27 votes
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55 Blueberry Pie Recipe

Dessert Blueberry Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

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5 from 6 votes
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56 Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Dessert Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours

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5 from 26 votes
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57 Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Lemon Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 36 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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58 Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Dessert Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

Recipe Video

4.94 from 96 votes
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59 Fruit Pizza Cookie Recipe

Dessert Fruit Pizza Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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60 Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Dessert Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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4.99 from 169 votes
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61 Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.85 from 13 votes
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62 Brownie Delight Recipe

Dessert Brownie Delight Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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63 Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

These Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are so pretty and perfect for spring or summer. They start with fluffy, moist lemon cupcakes. Then they're topped with strawberry frosting made from fresh berries!
Dessert Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.73 from 33 votes
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64 Cherry Pie Recipe

Dessert Cherry Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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65 Root Beer Float Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Dessert Root Beer Float Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
4.34 from 3 votes
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66 Strawberry Pie Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Pie Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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4.82 from 11 votes
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67 Blueberry Delight Recipe

Dessert Blueberry Delight Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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68 Lemon Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert Lemon Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.87 from 61 votes
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69 Key Lime Cake Recipe

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. 
Dessert Key Lime Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
4.94 from 45 votes
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70 Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.95 from 119 votes
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71 Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Total Time: 34 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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We All Scream for Ice Cream

And why not ice cream cake?!

Oreo Ice Cream Cake makes for the perfect no-bake dessert during warm summer months. Best of all, it only takes 5 simple ingredients!

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70+ Summer Desserts

By: Lil’ Luna
During the summertime, we love making fruity, frozen, and no-bake desserts! This collection of summer desserts includes all of our favorites!
Servings: 15
Prep: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 (13.29-ounce) package Oreos, crushed (see notes)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ gallon cookies and cream ice cream, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar hot fudge, warmed
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton whipped topping, thawed
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Instructions 

  • For crust, stir melted butter and crushed cookie together in a small bowl. Reserve ½ cup dry cookie crumbs for garnish. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
  • Once ice cream is softened, spread over crust, and freeze for 2 hours
  • Drizzle warm chocolate fudge sauce over ice cream, then freeze for 1 hour.
  • Spread on whipped topping over ice cream, and sprinkle Oreo crumbs on top. Freeze again for at least 2 hours. Before serving, let sit out for 15 minutes.

Notes

A regular size package of Oreo cookies is about 33 cookies. However, if you add more or less the recipe will still work. It just depends on how thick you want your Oreo crust to be and if your pan is big enough.

Nutrition

Calories: 689kcal, Carbohydrates: 82g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Cholesterol: 119mg, Sodium: 344mg, Potassium: 603mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 67g, Vitamin A: 1170IU, Vitamin C: 1.6mg, Calcium: 349mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Sweet Summer Desserts

We hope you enjoy this collection of some of our favorite summer desserts. When it’s warm outside we especially love to make no bake treats and satisfy our sweet tooth with some yummy chilled desserts!

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2 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    The fruit pizza is a family favorite. My husband especially loved it for fathers day yesterday.

  2. Olivia says:

    I truly love the variety of cool desserts on this site. So much to choose from. I love the flavors of summer.