Easy Recipes: No-Bake Desserts

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Coffee Cake Ice Cream:

Tear up a store-bought crumb cake; stir into softened coffee-flavored ice cream along with chopped pecans; refreeze.

Not Hot Bananas Foster:

Mix sliced bananas with toasted slivered almonds, cinnamon and caramel sauce; use as topping on ice cream. Splash with brandy (optional).

S'mores Ice Cream Sandwich:

Spread marshmallow fluff on two graham crackers, then use to sandwich a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Drizzle with warm chocolate sauce.

Cakes and More

Instant Tiramisu:

Whisk together equal parts mascarpone cheese and whipped topping with a little espresso powder and rum (optional); refrigerate for 30 minutes. Top each serving with a ladyfinger, pinch of espresso powder and chocolate shavings.

PB&B Rice Pudding:

Stir peanut butter and chopped banana into prepared rice pudding and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of honey.

Unbaked Alaska:

Top slices of sponge or angel food cake with rocky road ice cream, chopped pecans, sliced strawberries and crushed meringue cookies; drizzle with orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier (optional).

Beat the Heat Treats

Pineapple Pops:

Mix pineapple juice, lime juice and sugar. Pour into an ice pop mold, insert sticks and freeze.

Minty Melons:

Puree fresh mint leaves, ice chips and sugar until finely chopped; serve with a slice of watermelon.

Coconut Key Lime Cones:

Mix lime sorbet with chopped angel food cake; freeze until firm. Scoop onto ice cream cones; roll sorbet in shredded coconut to coat.

Fruity Faves

Spicy Mango "Custard":

Puree chopped mango with Greek-style yogurt, sugar and ground nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.

Fruit Sushi:

Mix takeout white rice with sugar and a little coconut milk to make sticky coconut rice. Mold the rice around slices of fresh nectarine and pear; slice each roll crosswise into 6 disks.

Frozen Bananas with Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread:

Halve a banana lengthwise and spread chilled chocolate-hazelnut spread, such as Nutella, on a cut side. Sandwich together the banana halves, freeze and cut into bite-size pieces.


Berries 'n' Cream:

Mix assorted fresh berries with sugar and let stand until the sugar dissolves. Swirl into Greek-style yogurt or mascarpone cheese.

Short Shortcakes:

Mix whipped topping with crushed raspberries or blackberries; spread the mixture onto individual store-bought sponge cakes or scones. Top with a whole berry.

Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits:

Cut angel food cake into cubes and toss with sweetened condensed milk. Layer in a glass with chopped strawberries.

Frosty Drinks

Amaretto Sour Slushie:

Combine 2 parts frozen limeade concentrate with 1 part water, some chopped fresh lime and amaretto liqueur (or amaretto syrup). Pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Then puree in a blender, pour into tall glasses and top with orange slices and maraschino cherries.

Frosty Chocolate Espresso Shake:

Blend ice chips, a shot of espresso and chocolate frozen yogurt.

Thai Iced Coffee:

Stir equal parts sweetened condensed milk and coconut milk into cooled black coffee; serve over ice.

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