10 No-Bake Summer Appetizers and Desserts
No need to preheat the oven for these delectable foods.
Sometimes it's just too hot to turn on your oven or stove to food prep for your summer get-together. Keep the heat out of your home by whipping up one of our favorite no-bake appetizers and desserts.
Spiked S'mores Pie
The bourbon ganache gives this pie a boozy-licious flavor you can't resist.
Make It: Spiked S'mores Pie Recipe
Gorgonzola Cheese Balls
No-Cook Gogonzola Cheese Balls
For this cheesy app, combine Gorgonzola, low-fat cream cheese, and a splash of white wine. Add in walnut pieces and salt and pepper for a surprising taste. Place the mixture in the fridge for two hours.
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Make these cheese balls ahead of time, so you have less stress the day of your party.
Make It: Gorgonzola Cheese Balls Recipe
Berry Ice Cream Bombe
Grab your favorite ice cream or sorbet flavors and a frozen bowl to make this beautiful ice cream treat.
Sweet Pistachio Pesto Crostini
The combination of salty pistachios and sweet honey makes this crostini a great appetizer or dessert.
Make It: Sweet + Salty Crostini Recipe
Coconut Almond Truffles
This four-ingredient dessert will satisfy the biggest of sweet tooths.
Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream
A dessert topped with peanut butter cookies? It can't get much better than that.
Make It: PB Cookie Ice Cream Recipe
Creamy Smoked Salmon Rolls
Put the infamous smoked salmon and cream cheese breakfast combo on a cracker for an impressive bite that's fulfilling.
So, this isn't an actual cake. It's a giant piece of watermelon dressed with whipped cream, almonds and fresh fruit. Can you say, perfect (and guiltless) summer treat?
Make It: Watermelon Cake Recipe
Frozen Clementine Sorbet
You don't need a bowl for this frozen dessert — just the clementine peel and your appetite.
Make It: Frozen Clementine Sorbet Recipe
Caprese Salad Bites
Put caprese salad on toothpicks for an easy-to-eat spin on the classic.
Make It: Caprese Salad Appetizers