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Easy No-Bake Desserts to Beat the Heat

When the heat is unbearable outside, the last thing most of us want to do is turn on a hot oven to bake. Even with the AC blasting, why torture yourself in the kitchen by baking that pan of brownies or chocolate chip cookies you’ve been craving? Trust us. No sweet tooth obsession is worth sweating over a hot stove, especially when there’s an easier summer solution: no-bake desserts.

Give yourself the break you deserve on a sweltering hot day by whipping up these healthy and seriously delicious desserts. Yes, you can have your cake, and eat it too without ever turning on the oven!

Simple Strawberry Mousse

Nothing this easy should be allowed to taste this good! Airy, creamy, and downright dreamy, thankfully, this light dessert won’t weigh you down.

Last-Minute Tropical Sherbet

Talk about summertime in a glass! You only need four ingredients to make this swoon-worthy frozen tropical treat. On especially hot days, it’s a much healthier alternative to ice cream.

No-Bake Fresh Strawberry Pie

Embrace strawberry season to its fullest potential with a deceptively simple pie bursting with juicy fruit and brimming with flavor, all spooned into a chocolate wafer cookie crust. At less than 300 calories per serving, this is proof dreams really do come true!

Ice Cream Treasures

If we ever needed an excuse to eat cereal at any time of the day, this ice cream pie is it. The crust and topping are made from a box of your crispy childhood favorite. Now, pass the milk (along with a slice), please!

Moroccan-Spiced Oranges

Looking for a creative way to use up that bounty of oranges? Well, the search ends here with this fruit salad. To add a sweet contrast to the acidity of the oranges and mild flavor of cinnamon, serve over ice cream or yogurt if you’d like.

Strawberry Angel Food Cake

Add an extra sweet note to any celebration with minimal effort, thanks to a convenient store-bought angel food cake. Let it serve as the perfect blank canvas to showcase strawberries, almonds, and a layered whipped confection.

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