Baking was not something that often happened in my household growing up. My mom made a lot of Asian desserts like peanut filled mochi, steamed sweet egg custard, Chinese dessert soups, but if we were to have cakes in the house they were most likely store-bought. My mom did make one type of cake occasionally for special occasions — if any baking was done in our household, it was to bake a magically soft and eggy loaf cake. …
This vegan berry and peach galette with vanilla spelt crust is the perfect way to use some beautiful summer fruit–and well worth it even if the idea of turning your oven on in the heat makes you want to melt!
Though the humid, hazy days of summer are only now just arriving, I know myself well enough to start building a list of simple, no-bake dessert ideas for those times you realize you’ve invited friends or family to dinner but it’s waaaaaay too hot to move let alone turn the oven on and bake a fancy dessert. We’ve done the work for you here, so you’re going to want to bookmark this round up of vibrant and delicious No Bake Desserts so when the temp rises, you’re set.
From simple oatmeal cookies bites that you can serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or coconut whipped cream and berries to indulgent Mini Green Tea Chocolate Ice Box Cakes that look as spectacular as a baked cake, these recipes are what simple summer entertaining are all about. And though you may feel like you’re dialing it in with these quick-to-come-together treats, believe us when we tell you they’re every bit as luscious and decadent as a baked good and will satisfy even the most refined sweet tooth. This is also a helpful list if, like me, your oven decides to crap out the week you planned to make a whole bunch of baked goodies for entertaining. Gotta roll with the punches, right? And if rolling with the punches means eating Strawberry Tahini Freezer Fudge, well, you can count me in! Here are some of our favourite raw/no-bake recipes from friends around the web.
No Bake Dessert Inspiration
Oatmeal Cookie Bites from The First Mess
Raw Double Chocolate Macaroons from Wholehearted Eats
Almost Raw Hazelnut Chocolate Dream Cake from The Green Life
Strawberry Watermelon Coconut Ice Cream from Artful Desperado
Strawberry Tahini Freezer Fudge from Occasionally Eggs
Chocolate Magic Shell Ice Cream Bars with Toasted Almond from The Simple Green
Mini Green Tea Chocolate No-Bake Ice Box Cake from I Am A Food Blog
If I could only make one type of dessert until the end of time, my choice might be to make tarts. I love to make cakes and pies, but there is just something about an elaborate looking (but simple in execution) tart that always makes me gravitate towards it. It might be its buttery and sandy crust or it might be the endless possibilities for the tart’s filling. I love going to the farmers market and filling it with the freshest in-season fruits. The possibilities for the tart’s filling are endless, but it doesn’t mean you can’t fill it with something simple like a sweetened whipped cream or a vanilla-flecked custard; sometimes simple is best. No multiple layers of sponge. No batter that requires more than two bowls to make.