25 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 store-bought 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 store-bought 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hot Chocolate Icebox Pie
Recipe: Hot Chocolate Icebox Pie
This chocolate pie uses milk powder and instant coffee to enhance the flavor.
No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie
Recipe: No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie
Gingersnap crust dresses up this lemon pie and adds welcome spice.
Kool Aid Pie
Recipe: Kool Aid Pie
This pie instantly transports us back to childhood summers spent sipping on this sugary drink.
No-Bake Banana Split Pie
Recipe: No-Bake Banana Split Pie
The sundae of your dreams comes to life in this banana split pie. We’ll take seconds please!
Chocolate-Banana Custard Pie
Recipe: Chocolate-Banana Custard Pie
This pantry-based dessert is rich and creamy. It hits the spot no matter how many times you make it.
Recipe: Watermelon Pie
Fresh watermelon is used for the filling of this retro chilled dessert.
Recipe: S’mores Pie
S’mores are one of our favorite summertime sweet treats. On days when it’s just too hot to sit around the fire, try this no-bake pie instead.
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pretzel Pie
Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Pretzel Pie
We added seasonal rhubarb into this strawberry pie that’s reminiscent of strawberry-pretzel salad.
Fresh Mint-Chocolate Pie
Recipe: Fresh Mint-Chocolate Pie
There’s few things more refreshing than fresh mint in the summer. We mixed it with chocolate for a decadent dessert.
Eggnog Icebox Pie
Recipe: Eggnog Icebox Pie
Get a taste of the Christmas season this summer with this eggnog dessert. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg for the full effect.
Mixed Stone Fruit Pie
Recipe: Mixed Stone Fruit Pie
Fresh fruit and filling sit inside a homemade graham-cracker-crumb crust.
Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
You're going to want a slice of this fruity pie on a hot summer's day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.