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

Spiked S'Mores Pie Slice

Spiked S'Mores Pie Slice

The bourbon ganache gives this pie a boozy-licious flavor you can't resist.

Gorgonzola Cheese Balls

Cheese Appetizer Recipe

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.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Make these cheese balls ahead of time, so you have less stress the day of your party.

Berry Ice Cream Bombe

Photo by: Matt Armendariz; Food Network

Matt Armendariz; Food Network

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.

Coconut Almond Truffles

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

This four-ingredient dessert will satisfy the biggest of sweet tooths.

Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream

peanut butter ice cream in bowls

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

This rich, creamy peanut butter cookie ice cream is the perfect treat for your outdoor party.

From: Chrissy Barua

A dessert topped with peanut butter cookies? It can't get much better than that.

Creamy Smoked Salmon Rolls

Smoked salmon on cracker

Creamy Smoked Salmon Roll

This appetizer version of the traditional salmon and cream cheese breakfast combination can be made up to two days ahead of time for super-easy party prep. Get the recipe.

Put the infamous smoked salmon and cream cheese breakfast combo on a cracker for an impressive bite that's fulfilling.

Watermelon Cake

Watermelon Cake

Watermelon Cake

This refreshing no-bake “cake” uses watermelon and other seasonal fruit.

Photo by: Photo by Mick Telkamp

Photo by Mick Telkamp

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?

Frozen Clementine Sorbet

Frozen Clementine Sorbet

Frozen Clementine Sorbet

You don't need a bowl for this frozen dessert — just the clementine peel and your appetite.

Caprese Salad Bites

caprese appetizers

Caprese Appetizers

Photo by: photo by Sam Henderson

photo by Sam Henderson

Put caprese salad on toothpicks for an easy-to-eat spin on the classic.

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