S’Mores Ice Cream Bars are the rich, velvety indulgence you need this summer.…
As the weather heats up, we’re loathe to turn the oven on. Enter, frozen treats: ice cream, popsicles, bombe cakes, frozen bars — we can’t get enough of them. But if you’re in the food photography (or styling) business, frozen foods can be really tricky to capture, as they have a tendency to melt away faster than the snap of a shutter.
Continuing right along in our quest for no bake desserts and treats that help you keep your chill in ridiculous summer heatwaves… these Pretzel & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches are going to be your new summer favourite for sunny day snacking, and a quick throw together option with pretty minimal prep work for dessert post barbecue dinner.
The buttery cookie dough, with it’s salty, crunchy, chocolaty bits strewn throughout, is smooshed down around my favourite tangy lemon ice cream, hugging it into submission and creating optimal mouth happiness. They are the type of ice cream sandwich that brings you back to childhood. Because the dough is raw (but egg-free, don’t fret), it doesn’t harden like a typical baked cookie would, meaning when you bite down into your ice cream sandwich, the ice cream isn’t going to ooze out the sides as you try your damnedest to bite through that hard cookie shell – you know what I’m talking about. The texture of the ice cream and the cookie dough are both soft and easy to bite into, making for the perfect bite every time….
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