No-Bake Memorial Day Desserts You'll Crave All Summer Long
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.
Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie
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.
Recipe: Mango-Buttermilk Shakes
Shake things up with a fruity, milky treat. It’s a perfect complement to barbecue or burgers.
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.
Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake
This patriotic dessert is perfect for Memorial Day—it’s delicious and oh-so-festive.
Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
Creamy and bursting with blueberries, this is an ice-cream pie to savor.
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.
Recipe: Cucumber-Basil Granita
Fresh and fragrant, this granita pairs cucumber and basil for a tasty slush.
Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream
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.
Key Lime Icebox Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Icebox Cake
This icebox cake fulfills the trifecta of a perfect Memorial Day dessert—sweet, summery, and easy to prep.
Buffalo Rock Float
Watch the Video: Buffalo Rock Float
Think outside the box with your no-bake dessert, and blend up a sweet sipper like this throwback Buffalo Rock Float.
Recipe: Tomato-Watermelon Sorbet
Tomato and watermelon are a perfect pair. Trust us.
Berries with Tequila Cream
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.
Free-Form Strawberry Cheesecake
Recipe: Free-Form Strawberry Cheesecake
No slices needed. This strawberry cheesecake has been liberated from the cake pan, and the result is delectable.
Strawberry-Pretzel Ice-Cream Pie
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.
Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake
Recipe: Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake
Take your Memorial Day desserts up a notch with this gorgeous, chocolately creation.
Recipe: Lemonade Pie
This is your favorite summer beverage in pie form, and it is so delicious.
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.
Recipe: Icebox Cheesecake
Feed a crowd in no time with this delicious no-bake cheesecake recipe.
Very Berry Summer Pudding
Recipe: Very Berry Summer Pudding
Berries, berries everywhere! Put them to good use in this delicious summer pudding.
No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream
Recipe: No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream
Homemade strawberry ice cream is a classic, pure and simple.
Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
Add some red, white, and blue to your Memorial Day dessert table with these berry-filled ice cream sandwiches.
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!)
No-Cook Peach Ice Cream
Recipe: No-Cook Peach Ice Cream
This is the best homemade peach ice cream recipe around, hands down. (Plus, no cooking needed!)
Berries and Cream Ice-Cream Float
Watch the Video: Berries and Cream Ice-Cream Float
This summery berries-and-cream concoction will have everyone coming back for seconds.
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.
Quick & Tasty Banana Pudding
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.
Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
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.
Key Lime Frozen Yogurt
Recipe: Key Lime Frozen Yogurt
Skip a trip to the frozen yogurt shop, and make your own coastal-inspired fro-yo this holiday.
Lemon Meringue Ice Cream
Recipe: Lemon Meringue Ice Cream
This tart, lemony scoop is delicious on its own or sandwiched between gingersnap cookies.
Recipe: Chocolate Parfaits
Appease the chocoholics at your party with these creamy and cool layered parfaits.
Orange Cream Granita
Recipe: Orange Cream Granita
It takes just three steps to create this icy, orangey goodness.
Strawberry-Pretzel Ice Cream
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.