21 No-Bake Pies for Hot Summer Days
There are some things that only a fat slice of pie can fix—and a hot summer's day in the South is definitely one of those things, as long as that pie is cool, creamy, and incredibly tasty. When it’s too hot outside to cook, these no-bake pies act like a cold sip of water in the desert, a deep dive into a swimming pool in the middle of July. From a frozen take on classic Key lime pie to a chilly rendition of peanut butter pie, these recipes are perfect for spring and summer in the South. You’ll find a few of these treats require blind baking a quick homemade pie crust, but each can be substituted with a storebought crust if turning on the oven just seems too tasking in the hot, muggy weather. (But the extra step is always more than worth it.) Try our cream pies, ice cream pies, icebox pies, and more—these no-bake pie recipes will have you covered on the hottest of spring and summer days.
Strawberry Lemonade Pie
Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Pie
This spring-ready pie is bright, sweet, and relentlessly refreshing. Bonus: It's made with easy storebought ingredients.
No-Bake Peanut Butter-Fudge Ice-Cream Pie
With a creamy filling and crunchy crust, this mile-high pie is about as dreamy as it gets.
Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
You're going to want a slice of this fruity pie on a hot summer's day.
Recipe: Millionaire Pie
If you haven't heard of this old-school Southern pie, it's time to get acquainted. This pie is cool, creamy, and just a tad gelatinous.
Rebecca's Black Bottom Icebox Pie
By "black bottom," we mean a decadent chocolate wafer crust. This chocolate pie is a crowd-pleaser.
Peach Divinity Icebox Pie
Recipe: Peach Divinity Icebox Pie
Made with a light and airy divinity filling, this party-perfect pie makes a bright centerpiece for the cookout. Pair with our baked gingersnap crust or a storebought graham cracker crust.
Coconut Cream Pie
Recipe: Coconut Cream Pie
It's not spring in the South without a cream pie—and this coconut number might be the tastiest choice. A not-too-sweet custard filling, fresh whipped cream, and toasted coconut topping make the ultimate cream pie trio.
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pretzel Pie
Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pretzel Pie
Strawberry-pretzel salad is one of the most nostalgic Southern dishes, and this fresh take is just the slice of summer we all need. The pretzel crust is too easy, but you can use a storebought crust if desired.
Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie
Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie
The King himself, Elvis Presley, would be proud. This chilled pie gets some lovin' with peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate.
Peach Melba Ice-Cream Pie
Recipe: Peach Melba Ice-Cream Pie
The ingredients of a Peach Melba—peaches, raspberries, almonds, and ice cream—come together into a pretty and portable dessert for every summer occasion.
Strawberry Cream Pie
Recipe: Strawberry Cream Pie
You won't find a prettier pie than this strawberry stunner.
Lemon Meringue Ice-Cream Pie
Recipe: Lemon Meringue Ice-Cream Pie
Homemade lemon curd and fluffy meringue topping go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream Pie
Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream Pie
Everyone will love this chocolate pie with Mexican flair. We give a quick graham cracker crust a little kick from ground cinnamon and ground red pepper, but you can use a storebought option to save time.
Frozen Hawaiian Pie
Recipe: Frozen Hawaiian Pie
You aren't going to find a no-bake pie more nostalgic than this creamy recipe, filled with condensed milk, Cool Whip, crushed pineapple, banana, sweetened flaked coconut, and maraschino cherries.
Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie
Recipe: Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie
Imagine a classic Key lime pie but even more refreshing. That's exactly what this frozen ice cream pie recipe serves up.
Chocolate Icebox Pie
Recipe: Chocolate Icebox Pie
Enter: your most decadent hot-weather pie ever. And just in case it needed a little extra something, we topped it with chopped candy bar pieces.
Creamy Lemonade Pie
Recipe: Creamy Lemonade Pie
My, oh my, this lemonade pie! This sunny recipe will brighten anyone’s day.
Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
You'll want to dive right into this classic fruity pie. It's a welcome addition at any Southern party.
Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Recipe: Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
This pie is easy to make and perfect to take—because everyone will fight over every last slice.
Strawberry Smoothie Ice-Cream Pie
Sweet layers of ice cream mixed with fresh fruit purée make up this hot-weather pie.
Piña Colada Icebox Pie
Recipe: Piña Colada Icebox Pie
Turn your favorite tropical cocktail into a delicious pie. You can substitute a storebought graham cracker crust in this recipe, but the shortbread-coconut crust is really where it's at.