These no-cook desserts feature ice cream, sherbet, banana pudding and a tangy pie.
Cloud-like ricotta is the perfect complement to juicy cherries infused with herbal-citrus zing.
These simple pies are fit for any occasion. Try one of our combos below, or choose your own adventure by mixing and matching flavors. Simply pick a cookie crust, add a homemade ice cream and top with sweetened whipped cream and summer fruit or sundae toppings. Just be sure to freeze the pie after adding each layer to ensure easy assembly and a layered look.
A new freezer favorite has arrived. One genius (and easy!) master recipe and four over-the-top variations provide an endless array of sweet and creamy ideas. The secret to these dreamy treats? Soft-baked cookies from your bakery. Go large or small—just don't go with the crunchy kind.
Master Recipe: Buttermilk Ice Cream
Variation 1: Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
Variation 2: Lemon Meringue Ice Cream
Variation 3: Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream
Vartiation 4: Strawberry-Pretzel Ice Cream
Many homemade ice cream recipes require cooking a custard base, but this easy peach ice cream is made from sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, whole milk, and fresh peaches.
Recipe: No-Cook Peach Ice Cream
This super easy banana pudding calls for just four ingredients: a banana, thawed whipping topping, prepared vanilla pudding, and vanilla wafers.
Recipe: Quick & Tasty Banana Pudding
For a homemade look, freeze crust for five minutes, and then slip it into your favorite pie plate before adding filling.
Recipe: Lemonade Pie
Velvety ice cream meets the sweet, juiciness of strawberries in this frozen summer treat. Serve it in ice cream sundae glasses for a parlor-perfect presentation.
- Recipe: No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream
Combine seasonal fresh figs and chopped fresh mint in this unique, no-cook, egg-free homemade ice cream.
- Recipe: No-Cook Fig-Mint Ice Cream
This frozen dessert comes together quickly then just needs a little time to set in the freezer. Use premium-quality ice cream for rich, luscious results.
- Recipe: Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake
Four fresh ingredients are all you need to make a refreshing frozen sherbet dessert tonight. In a pinch, substitute frozen strawberries for fresh.
- Recipe: Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
Serve with fresh raspberries or blackberries, pressed between graham crackers or gingersnaps, or on its own for a tangy treat.
- Recipe: Key Lime Frozen Yogurt
Powdered sugar dissolves almost instantly when stirred into berries, while granulated sugar needs stand time. We chose powdered for this quick-to-put-together recipe.
- Recipe: Free-form Strawberry Cheesecake
Fresh fruit makes for a refreshing dessert recipe sure to satisfy everyone at your table.
- Recipe: Strawberry-Orange Trifle
We tried using both sugar-free instant and regular pudding mixes. To our surprise, we preferred the flavor of the sugar-free.
Recipe: Chocolate Parfaits
While a bit unexpected, this duo creates a flavorful combination. Consisting of only five ingredients, this refreshing treat is also simple to make.
- Recipe: Tomato-Watermelon Sorbet
There are crisp Italian cookies also called ladyfingers, but be sure to use soft ones in this recipe. Look for them in the bakery or produce section of your supermarket.
- Recipe: Raspberry Tiramisù Bites
Layers of tangy-sweet Key lime custard and graham crackers stack up to make one quick and easy layer cake with just enough pucker to take the heat off summer. Add the lime juice once you've fully cooked the custard to let the cornstarch thicken the mixture properly.
Recipe: Key Lime Icebox Cake