No-Bake Memorial Day Desserts You'll Crave All Summer Long

Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Celebrate Memorial Day with friends and family, and treat them to a few of our most delicious no-bake desserts. These recipes are summery and sweet, perfectly refreshing for long weekends and hot weather, and they're ideal complements to summer cocktails, barbecue, and burgers. They'll make planning your Memorial Day get-together a breeze, leaving you more time to spend with friends and family, remembering those who have kept our country safe and who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in America's armed forces. Enjoy the holiday, and make a few of these easy no bake dessert recipes to treat your loved ones.

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Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie

Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie

Infuse your typical Key lime pie with a bit of unexpected flair by adding ice cream to the mix.

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Mango-Buttermilk Shakes

Mango-Buttermilk Shakes Recipe
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Mango-Buttermilk Shakes

Shake things up with a fruity, milky treat. It’s a perfect complement to barbecue or burgers.

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Raspberry-Banana-Yogurt Freezer Pops

Raspberry-Banana-Yogurt Freezer Pops
Photo: John O'Hagan; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe: Raspberry-Banana-Yogurt Freezer Pops

For a dessert to perfectly top off a backyard barbecue, look no further than these freezer pops, which you can make ahead with creamy bananas and bursting raspberries.

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Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake

Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake

This patriotic dessert is perfect for Memorial Day—it’s delicious and oh-so-festive.

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Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie

Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie

Creamy and bursting with blueberries, this is an ice-cream pie to savor.

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Raspberry-Limeade Granita

Raspberry-Limeade Granita
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Raspberry-Limeade Granita

Raspberry limeade is a summertime favorite, and this granita makes the combo irresistibly icy. Add your favorite alcohol for a slushy, spirited treat.

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Cucumber-Basil Granita

Cucumber-Basil Granita
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Cucumber-Basil Granita

Fresh and fragrant, this granita pairs cucumber and basil for a tasty slush.

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Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream

Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett

Recipe: Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream

Blend up this Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream for a cone that you’ll crave all summer long. Or add two snickerdoodle cookies for a perfectly refreshing ice-cream sandwich.

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Key Lime Icebox Cake

Key Lime Icebox Cake
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Key Lime Icebox Cake

This icebox cake fulfills the trifecta of a perfect Memorial Day dessert—sweet, summery, and easy to prep.

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Tomato-Watermelon Sorbet

Tomato-Watermelon Sorbet
Ralph Anderson

Recipe: Tomato-Watermelon Sorbet

Tomato and watermelon are a perfect pair. Trust us.

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Berries with Tequila Cream

Berries with Tequila Cream
Ralph Anderson

Recipe: Berries with Tequila Cream

Offer a little indulgence for the adults alongside all of the fresh berries of the season. Leave out the tequila to make this a kid-friendly treat.

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Free-Form Strawberry Cheesecake

Free-Form Strawberry Cheesecake
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Free-Form Strawberry Cheesecake

No slices needed. This strawberry cheesecake has been liberated from the cake pan, and the result is delectable.

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Strawberry-Pretzel Ice-Cream Pie

Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Ice-Cream Pie

Add some crunch with salty pretzels, a lovely complement to the sweet strawberry flavors of this ice-cream pie.

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Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake

Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake

Take your Memorial Day desserts up a notch with this gorgeous, chocolately creation.

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Lemonade Pie

Lemonade Pie
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe: Lemonade Pie

This is your favorite summer beverage in pie form, and it is so delicious.

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Orange-and-Basil Macerated Cherries

Orange-and-Basil Macerated Cherries
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Orange-and-Basil Macerated Cherries

For a fancy finish to a Memorial Day meal, try this basil-studded mix of bursting cherries adorned with creamy ricotta.

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Icebox Cheesecake

Icebox Cheesecake

Recipe: Icebox Cheesecake

Feed a crowd in no time with this delicious no-bake cheesecake recipe.

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Very Berry Summer Pudding

Very Berry Summer Pudding
Southern Living

Recipe: Very Berry Summer Pudding

Berries, berries everywhere! Put them to good use in this delicious summer pudding.

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No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream

No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream
Southern Living

Recipe: No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade strawberry ice cream is a classic, pure and simple.

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Strawberry-Ginger Lemonade Floats

Strawberry-Ginger Lemonade Floats
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Strawberry-Ginger Lemonade Floats

This float has the perfect balance of zippy, summery flavors. To blend personalized float recipes, have guests pour their favorite fruity soft drinks over vanilla ice cream for an instant dessert. (We recommend grape, lime, or black cherry soft drinks for the fruitiest flavors!)

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No-Cook Peach Ice Cream

No-Cook Peach Ice Cream
Southern Living

Recipe: No-Cook Peach Ice Cream

This is the best homemade peach ice cream recipe around, hands down. (Plus, no cooking needed!)

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Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

I scream, you scream, we all scream—for this refreshing sherbet, which is a not-too-heavy finish to a big Memorial Day meal.

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Quick & Tasty Banana Pudding

Quick & Tasty Banana Pudding
Van Chaplin

Recipe: Quick & Tasty Banana Pudding

Banana pudding without the hassle—yes, please! Because this recipe calls for only four ingredients, we have a feeling you’ll be making it weekly all summer long.

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Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Add avocados, Key lime zest, graham crackers, and Key lime juice to our classic buttermilk ice cream recipe for a taste of the Florida Keys. Sandwich a scoop between store-bought white chocolate-macadamia nut cookies for a perfect summer treat.

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Key Lime Frozen Yogurt

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt
Southern Living

Recipe: Key Lime Frozen Yogurt

Skip a trip to the frozen yogurt shop, and make your own coastal-inspired fro-yo this holiday.

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Lemon Meringue Ice Cream

Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Lemon Meringue Ice Cream

This tart, lemony scoop is delicious on its own or sandwiched between gingersnap cookies.

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Chocolate Parfaits

Chocolate Parfaits
Southern Living

Recipe: Chocolate Parfaits

Appease the chocoholics at your party with these creamy and cool layered parfaits.

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Orange Cream Granita

Orange Cream Granita
Southern Living

Recipe: Orange Cream Granita

It takes just three steps to create this icy, orangey goodness.

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Strawberry-Pretzel Ice Cream

Strawberry-Pretzel Ice Cream
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Ice Cream

This ice cream is the best of both worlds—some salty crunch with plenty of sweet, fruity flavor. Layer a scoop with sugar cookies to make it an ice cream sandwich.

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