No Bake Desserts To Make This Summer!

As much as I love a good chocolate chip cookie- it's just too hot to bake this time of year! But that doesn't mean we can't curb our sugar cravings in other ways- we just need some no-bake desserts that are delicious and don't require the use of the oven! And there are definitely plenty of tasty options!

Cookie dough bites. To satisfy your cookie craving without actually baking the cookie ;). Of course, you'll want to find a safe recipe that doesn't have eggs! If you really want a decadent treat, try putting bites of cookie dough between two pretzels and dipping them in chocolate- now THAT is addicting! Here is a recipe for some great eggless cookie dough:

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Eat it plain, put it on top of brownies, swirl it in homemade ice cream- so many possibilities!

Prep time:

Serving size: 1
Calories per serving: 2,496.25

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in milk and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt and mix on low speed (or by hand) until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Dough can be enjoyed immediately or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or up to 3 days.

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Muddy Buddies. This is such a classic dessert- and it's a great summertime treat because there's no baking and it's great for on-the-go! Take it camping, fishing, to soccer games, parades, etc. The perfect snack and treat!

Pudding. So basic- but such a kid-friendly option! Make sure you get the instant kind so you can avoid using the stovetop! Top it with fruit, marshmallows, whipped cream, or coconut flakes!

Rice Krispie treats. I do love how versatile the concept is. You don't have to stick with Rice Krispies- Fruity Pebbles, Reeses Puffs, Cornflakes- there's all kinds of crunchy options that would be delicious when wrapped in marshmallow! You can also throw in sprinkles, chocolate chips, M&M's etc to switch things up a little bit!

Homemade popsicles. You can do so many things with this! Juice, chocolate milk, pudding and cream, juiced fruits, soda pop- get creative and let your kids get creative with you! Not only do you get to avoid the oven, but these will also be a refreshing treat on a hot day!

No-bake cookies. These are so basic but so good! The peanut butter and chocolate mixture is always a hit, and kids have so much fun making these! It's like "magic"- you get to make cookies that you don't have to bake!

Milkshakes. Ice cream and milk in a blender make an easy and simple milkshake, and you can use whatever flavors you have on hand! Vanilla is a great base to add all sorts of tasty options, too. One night my sister's family made Dunford donut milkshakes- vanilla ice cream with chocolate Dunford donuts mixed in- that was definitely a winning combination! It might be fun to make it a weekly tradition to experiment with a new concoction and find one your family loves best!

Ice Cream. While store bought ice cream is definitely tasty, it's always fun to try your own version of things! If you don't personally own an ice cream maker, don't let that stop you from enjoying some homemade ice cream! There are plenty of no-churn options- like the one listed below! I've made homemade ice cream with whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk and let me tell you- it's RICH and HEAVENLY. And then you have the fun of creating all sorts of mix-ins and being as creative as you want!

Caramel Brownie No-Churn Ice Cream

No ice cream machine? No problem! This no-churn ice cream is rich and creamy!

Prep time:

Serving size: 12
Calories per serving: 242

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups cold heavy cream
caramel sauce
brownie pieces

In a large bowl stir together the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
In a separate bowl (or stand mixer) whip the heavy cream until you get soft peaks. Gently fold the whipped cream into the condensed milk and vanilla mixture until combined. Gently fold in the brownies. Pour the ice cream mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. Using a spoon swirl the caramel sauce in the ice cream. Cover the dish and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours or until the ice cream is set.

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What's your favorite no-bake dessert to make in the summer?


    Camille Hoffmann
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