6 Tasty Icebox Desserts To Cool Off With This Summer

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Icebox desserts are perfect for those who want to make an impressive treat that doesn’t require turning on an oven and for new bakers learning the ropes. These desserts don’t need a ton of ingredients, precise measuring, or fancy supplies — just a good freezer, and the rest takes care of itself.

CircleAround collected a few different icebox recipes for you to try this summer, so you can serve up a cool treat on a hot day

1Lemon Icebox Pie

Classic and sweet, this is an excellent start for icebox desserts. Lucy Brewer of Southern Food and Fun says, “This lemon icebox pie is refreshing, delicious, and easy to make. This is a summertime classic that everyone loves.” Get the recipe here.


2Vegan Banana Cream Pie

These ingredients offer a new taste to an old classic and might even replace it as your new favorite recipe. “This vegan banana cream pie recipe features a golden cookie crust, tasty vegan vanilla pudding, fresh-sliced bananas, and coconut whipped topping, offering layers of deliciousness in every bite,” explains Marly McMillen, vegan cookbook author, and food blogger at the site Namely Marly. Get the recipe here

3Mint Chocolate Pie

What better combo is there than the refreshing taste of mint with decadent chocolate? Tiffany Welsh, the owner of Well Fed Baker, says, “This mint chocolate pie tastes just like ice cream and couldn't be easier to make. No baking required.” Get the recipe here

Photo Credit: Tiffany Welsh

4Gluten-Free Berries and Cream Cake

Sandi Gaertner of Fearless Dining says, “If you are looking for a summery, no-bake cake but are gluten-free, give this easy gluten-free icebox cake recipe a try. This recipe is made from simple, easy-to-find ingredients, and it is so easy that your kids can make it with you.” Get the recipe here.


5No Churn Almond Espresso Ice Cream

An easy ice cream recipe that uses coffee too? Yes, please! “It's so easy to make ice cream at home. Once you learn this method, you can mix it up to showcase your favorite flavor combinations,” says Alicia Shevetone of DINK Cuisine. Get the recipe here.


6Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Tarts offer a nice change from cakes and pies, and the fresh ingredients for this one can’t be beat. “This fluffy cheesecake tart provides the perfect balance of creamy maple-sweetened mascarpone and tart fresh berries. Perfect for serving at dinner parties as it's gluten-free and loved by all. It requires 1-4 hours of chilling before serving up this indulgent, whipped dessert,” says Aysegul Sanford, who runs the food blog Foolproof Living. Get the recipe here.

Photo Credit: Aysegul Sanford

 The Bottom Line

Stay cool this summer, and give your oven a rest from heavy baking. Try an icebox cake, pie, tart, or ice cream recipe the next time you need something sweet, for a party, picnic, or just because. 

Tags: Desserts, Summer recipes

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Katka Lapelosová

Katka is a writer from New York City, currently living in Belgrade, Serbia. See Full Bio

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