When you’re battling flames over a blistering-hot grill, who wants to preheat the oven? Even when it comes to something as important as dessert, those added degrees are enough to break your cool when entertaining this summer. Luckily, in lieu of overheating, you can take your pick of Food Network’s finest no-bake desserts that’ll keep your kitchen nice and cold.
Oftentimes, no-bake desserts are no sweat too. Take The Pioneer Woman’s Individual Key Lime Pies (pictured above), for example. Unlike the arguable toil of from-scratch baking, it takes only layering homemade lime curd and whipped cream atop buttery graham cracker crumbs to have you seeing beyond the slice.
As far as no-bake desserts go, banana pudding is always a go-to move. Topped with a cloud of homemade whipped cream, Tyler Florence’s vanilla- and bourbon-spiked Banana Cream Pudding in particular is a star on picnic tables everywhere.
Next time, slice into a pie that’s never seen the inside of an oven. In fact, Sandra Lee uses the freezer instead to create a no-bake Peanut Butter Pie, complete with a thin chocolate layer and a creamy peanut butter filling.
Some would say that summer berries need nothing more. Those same people definitely wouldn’t argue with Ina Garten’s Fruit Salad with Limoncello. After you toss the berries with the citrusy liqueur, an effortless homemade topping of yogurt, honey, lemon curd and vanilla elevates the fruit, already bursting with seasonal sweetness.