50+ Easy No Bake Desserts

Summertime calls for refreshing and easy no-bake desserts. From fruity popsicles to creamy pudding, beat the heat with some delicious treats - no oven required!

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This collection of no-bake desserts is the ultimate solution for those hot summer days when the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. Whether hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a sweet treat, these desserts are perfect for any occasion and require no baking at all! From fruity frozen snacks to chocolatey desserts, you’ll satisfy your sweet tooth with quick and easy no-bake recipes that are sure to impress!

4 image featured collage for no bake summer inspired desserts.
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Who wants to sweat over a hot oven on a hot sunny day?! I’m sharing some super easy no-bake desserts that’ll please everyone from kids to grandparents. Whether you are craving something ice cold and chilled, creamy and decadent, or bite-sized snacks, there are a ton of delicious recipes for you! So go ahead and try them all, and don’t forget to share your favorites with me!

What is considered a no-bake dessert

A no-bake dessert is a type of dessert that doesn’t require any cooking or baking in the oven. Instead, the dessert is usually made by combining various ingredients and then chilling or freezing them to achieve the desired texture and flavor.

Because they don’t require an oven, no-bake desserts are a popular choice since they are usually easy to make and can be prepared quickly without generating additional heat in the kitchen. Some no-bake recipes may involve a brief stove top or microwaving step, but for the most part, these treats are easy and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes!

Tips for easy no-bake desserts

  1. For ice cream, make sure to chop up any mix-ins. Chocolate chunks, hard-shelled candy (like M&M’s), and nuts can become very hard when frozen, so it’s good to chop them up first.
  2. No churn ice cream needs a consistent temp to freeze, so place your ice cream mix in the back of the freezer (i.e. away from the door), where the temperature is most stable.
  3. Add herbs to fruit dishes. Fresh herbs can enhance a fruity dish. Mint is super refreshing with melon and citrus. While a bit of basil can be great when married with berries.
  4. Fresh citrus zest can amp up the flavors in a fruit salad or fruity dessert  – like a pudding. Plus, freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice keeps the fruit from turning brown. You only need a couple of spoonfuls to make a big difference!
  5. If your no-bake cheesecake still isn’t firm after chilling it, you can freeze it to help it set further. Make sure not to freeze the cheesecake too long unwrapped, as it can cause the texture to become gritty.
  6. When making a mousse, use good-quality ingredients. It’s important to use good quality dark chocolate as it adds a richer flavor and texture to the mousse. Also, ensure your cream is fresh and chilled before whipping.

best no-bake dessert recipes

Desserts that don’t require baking can come in many forms, such as ice cream, fresh fruit, chocolate, pudding, parfaits, and more. I even share some of my favorite Lebanese no-bake dessert recipes and a few toppings and add-in recipes, so you’re fully covered for creating some tasty desserts!

Ice cream recipes

There’s nothing more summery than a delicious ice cream recipe! From dairy-free to vegan, there’s fresh and flavorful homemade ice cream in here for everyone. Easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd.

  • Cottage Cheese Ice Cream – Treat yourself to protein-packed cottage cheese ice cream! It’s creamy, satisfying, and healthy – best yet, it’s basically just whipped cottage cheese, so you can even serve it for breakfast! The kids will think you’ve gone mad!
  • Cappuccino Nice Cream – A vegan dairy-free frozen treat with a little pick-me-up. Frozen bananas + cold brew = a quick, healthy, and delicious dessert.
  • Avocado Ice Cream – This healthy homemade ice cream is vegan, paleo-friendly, and absolutely tasty. Creamy, smooth, and ultra-rich with no ice cream maker.
  • Four Mason Jar Ice Cream Flavors – Let’s get shaken! Everyone can add their own mix-ins and create a fun and easy ice cream that will have the kids (and you) anxiously checking the freezer to see the final results.
  • Easy Banana Nice Cream – Dairy-free, check! Thick and creamy? Check! Try one or all four of these traditional flavors: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and even a peanut butter version! Easy and delicious!
  • Almond Joy Ice Cream –  Love the candy bar? Then this ice cream version is sure to satisfy. Plus, it’s vegan, with the base primarily made up of frozen bananas, some plant-based dairy, and some chunky, crunchy mix-ins.
  • Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie – Peanut butter ice cream pie is a vegan frozen treat that’s perfect for summer! It is made with only 4 ingredients and has a creamy texture but dairy free!
4 image collage of ice cream recipes.

Fresh fruit desserts

These no-bake fruity desserts really pack a flavor punch! From fruit pizzas to chilly smoothies, make the most of all that lovely seasonal produce with these fresh and vibrant recipes.

  • Watermelon Pizza – Delightful honey-sweetened cream cheese and ricotta icing combined with juicy watermelon, topped with fresh kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries. A surefire hit at your next party!
  • Summer Fruit Salad – This tropical fruit salad is bursting with juicy flavors! Featuring fresh pineapple, tangy kiwi, juicy mango, plump blueberries, and vibrant strawberries, all drizzled with my citrusy and floral “secret sauce”. The perfect summer treat!
  • Fresh Fruit Popsicles – Make healthy and refreshing homemade fruit popsicles by freezing pureed fruit. This classic treat can be made with various fruits, and I share recipes for strawberry, mango, and kiwi.
  • Frozen Yogurt Bark – Simple and quick to make, this frozen yogurt bark is the perfect summer treat. Topped with fresh berries and crunchy granola, it’s a perfect hot weather snack.
  • Cream Cheese Fruit Dip – This 4-ingredient cream cheese fruit dip is the perfect solution for a quick party platter any time of the year. Simply serve with seasonal fruits of your choice for an easy and effortless entertaining option!
  • Dragon Fruit Smoothie – This Dragon Fruit Smoothie is a flavorful winner with its natural bright pink color from the main ingredient, pitaya (dragon fruit). Blended with bananas, frozen cauliflower, almond milk, and protein powder, this recipe is both tasty and nutritious.
  • Fruit Smoothie Bowls – Enjoy a fun and nutritious way to eat your smoothies with these three smoothie bowl recipes! Made with frozen fruit, these thick and colorful bowls are loaded with nutrients and can be enjoyed for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
  • Healthy Banana Split – This healthier version of the classic banana split is simply delicious, and can even be enjoyed as a breakfast option! Topped with fresh fruits, Greek yogurt, and creamy peanut butter, it’s a perfect treat.

No bake chocolate desserts

These no bake desserts are perfect when you have a chocolate craving! No need for an oven, and they are oh-so scrumptious. Kids and adults will love them!

  • Avocado Chocolate Mousse – This no-bake dessert is refined-sugar-free and deliciously indulgent. Savor the thick, creamy, dark chocolatey goodness with its signature mousse texture.
  • Pistachio Butter Cups – These Mediterranean-inspired butter cups with bright green pistachio filling are easy to make and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth!
  • Chocolate Truffles – Velvety, melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate ganache balls coated in cocoa, nuts, or sprinkles. With just 5 ingredients, these easy-to-make truffles are irresistible!
  • Chocolate Peppermint Mousse – Rich and fluffy mint-infused chocolatey goodness that’s more than just a holiday treat. Enjoy this no-bake chocolate dessert with a handful of simple ingredients and delicious flavor.
  • Chocolate Coconut Balls – This dessert tastes like an Almond Joy bar and is made with simple ingredients that combine to create a deliciously sweet treat.
  • No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars – Chewy and satisfying, they’re a quick and easy treat that takes just 15 minutes to prepare. No need to bake – just chill in the fridge for an hour and enjoy the indulgent taste of cookie dough!
  • Minty Chocolate Bark – This delightful treat is made with just three simple ingredients and can be enjoyed or gifted at any time of the year. Kids and adults alike are sure to love it!
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp – Made with puffed rice cereal for a satisfying crunch, creamy peanut butter, and a high-quality chocolate coating, this no-bake recipe is one you won’t want to keep to yourself.
  • Date Snickers – Just 4-ingredients for a healthier alternative to candy bars. Stuff creamy peanut butter and crunchy nuts inside split dates, coat them in rich dark chocolate and enjoy the delicious medley of flavors and textures.
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie Bowl – Get ready for a delicious breakfast with this creamy and rich banana Nutella recipe that takes just minutes to make!
4 image collage of sweet chocolate recipes.

No-bake puddings & parfaits

Whip up a delicious and easy no-bake pudding or parfait for a quick and satisfying dessert or snack. With endless flavor combinations, from fruity to nutty to creamy, there’s a recipe for everyone. Great for warm weather or when you want a sweet treat without heating up your kitchen!

  • Fruit & Yogurt Parfait – This colorful fruit yogurt parfait is a festive and delicious treat for summer holidays or any time. Made with fresh berries, creamy yogurt, and crunchy granola, it’s perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack.
  • Simple Chia Pudding – A longtime favorite and perfect for a quick, healthy snack or breakfast. Packed with protein and made with just chia seeds, milk, and your choice of sweetener.
  • Chocolate Chia Pudding – This low-carb feel good treat is a sweet and chocolatey healthy dessert made with chia seeds, milk, cocoa powder, and maple syrup.
  • Banana Pudding Parfaits – Whether you want to treat the kids after school or impress your guests with a delicious parfait, this recipe is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
  • Matcha Chia Pudding – Incorporating matcha green tea powder into this snack not only gives it a beautiful green color, but also adds a boost of antioxidants to help keep you energized all day.
  • Vegan Lemon Pudding – Made with lemon juice, coconut cream, coconut milk, and either cornstarch or arrowroot starch, it’s a no-bake, no-oven, and hassle-free recipe that feels light and fresh without eggs and cream.
  • Strawberry Chia Pudding – A healthy and colorful breakfast that’s dairy-free, gluten-free, low-calorie, low-sugar, and vegan. Make it ahead of time for a quick and easy breakfast on busy mornings.
  • Chia Jello – This refreshing treat uses your favorite juice and chia seeds for a fun play on jello that the whole family will love.
4 image collage of pudding recipes.

Lebanese No-bake desserts

No-bake Lebanese desserts offer a delicious blend of Middle Eastern flavors. A few of these recipes do require a longer stovetop and hands-on time, but are worth the effort! From creamy puddings to stuffed dates and fruit cocktails, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Semolina Pudding – Also known as layali lubnan, is a delicious Lebanese dessert made with semolina, milk, sugar, and orange blossom water. Topped with ashta, pistachios, and simple syrup, it offers a delightful crunch and nutty flavor.
  • Lebanese Rice Pudding – Short-grain rice is cooked in milk until tender and creamy, then flavored with vanilla extract and rose water. With the addition of crunchy pistachios, this dessert can be served warm or cold for a special treat!
  • Creamy Ashta – While making homemade ashta is totally worth the effort, there is a longer stovetop process to get it just right. It’s a sweetened milk-based dessert that combines the clotted cream-making process with ashta cream, resulting in a creamy and delicious treat.
  • Stuffed Dates – These no-bake gourmet stuffed dates make for a quick and easy snack that require minimal effort. With four equally delicious flavors to choose from, they are a perfect treat for any time of the day.
  • Lebanese Fruit Cocktail – This Lebanese fruit cocktail is a refreshing blend of sweet strawberry puree and juicy fruits, topped with creamy ashta and a nutty crunch.
4 image collage of Lebanese inspired dessert recipes.

More no-bake desserts

  • Greek Yogurt Cheesecake – Whip up these light and refreshing individual cheesecakes in just 20 minutes! Made with Greek yogurt and topped with fresh strawberries, they’re perfect for a quick and easy dessert.
  • Almond Butter Rice Krispies – These healthy Rice Krispie treats are a quick and easy snack made with natural ingredients like almond butter, honey, and brown puffed rice. Enjoy them any time of the day as a snack, dessert, or breakfast!
  • Vanilla Mug Cake – If you’re craving cake but don’t want to heat up the oven, try this single-serving mug cake made with pantry staples and cooked in the microwave. It’s a quick fix for your sweet tooth. You can also try my nutella and chocolate versions!
  • Coconut Date Balls – These healthy vegan snacks are little balls of nutrition, made from dates and nuts and coated with shredded coconut. They’re easy to make and a great sweet treat!
  • Protein Balls – Perfect quick and easy snack for an afternoon boost or post-workout treat. With four delicious flavors to choose from, they offer a great source of energy without the need for baking.
  • Edible Cookie Dough – Treat yourself to this vegan and gluten-free homemade edible cookie dough! Made without eggs and with almond and coconut flour, it’s a perfect sweet treat that both kids and adults will love.
  • No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake – Satisfy your pumpkin pie and cheesecake cravings! The homemade graham cracker crust is bakery-worthy and the creamy pumpkin filling is perfect for a fall feeling anytime. Plus, you can make it in minutes without turning on your oven.
4 image collage of easy recipes that don't require an oven.

Toppings and add-ins

frequently asked questions

Can no bake desserts be made ahead of time?

Yes, many no bake desserts can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve. This can make them a convenient option for parties or gatherings.

Do no bake desserts require any special equipment?

Many no bake desserts can be made with just a mixing bowl, spoon, and basic kitchen tools. However, some recipes may require a food processor, blender, or stand mixer, and even the use of the stove or microwave.

Can I substitute ingredients in a no bake dessert recipe?

Yes, you can often substitute ingredients in a no bake dessert recipe based on your preferences or dietary needs. For example, you could use a different type of nut or sweetener, or swap out a dairy ingredient for a non-dairy alternative. However, some substitutions may affect the texture or consistency of the final product. Check out the full recipe with suggestions on what can be substituted.

4 image collage of easy summer desserts.

Don’t hold off on making desserts this summer just because you don’t want to turn on your oven. Hope you enjoy these ideas to make something sweet that keeps you cool when the temperature rises. It doesn’t get better than these no-bake desserts for picnics, parties, and potlucks all summer long!

full list of recipes

Check out the picture cards for all the recipes listed above. You can click on any of the recipe cards to take you directly to those recipes.

Cottage cheese icecrea in glass containers made with 3 different flavors: peanut butter chocolate chip, banana cream, and strawberry cheesecake. Extra toppings nearby.
Dessert, Snack

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

Treat yourself to protein-packed cottage cheese ice cream! It's a creamy, satisfying, and healthy dessert option- perfect for any time of day!
 
4 hours 10 minutes
5 from 322 votes
Nice cream served in a bowl with a bite being taken with a spoon
Dessert, Snack

Cappuccino Nice Cream

This Cappuccino Nice Cream is a vegan dairy-free frozen treat that's made with a food processor, frozen bananas and cold brew – quick, healthy and delicious!
 
4 hours 10 minutes
5 from 39 votes
This avocado ice cream is a very easy healthy homemade ice cream that's vegan, paleo-friendly and absolutely tasty. Check out my simple recipe to make a creamy, smooth and ultra rich avocado ice cream with no ice cream maker. There's also a step-by-step video recipe and guidelines to customize the recipe to your taste!
Dessert

Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado Ice Cream. This avocado ice cream is a very easy healthy homemade ice cream that’s vegan, paleo-friendly and absolutely tasty. Creamy, smooth and ultra rich with no ice cream maker.
 
5 minutes
5 from 831 votes
Top view of ice made in 4 mason jars with different toppings in each jar.
Dessert

Mason Jar Ice Cream

This easy mason jar ice cream recipe uses 4 ingredients for a delicious soft serve ice cream. No ice cream maker required, and it's fun for the whole family!
 
2 hours 5 minutes
5 from 179 votes
4 Nice cream flavors in white bowls: chocolate with chocolate chunks, strawberry with fresh strawberries on top, vanilla banana with banana slices on top, and peanut butter nice cream with a drizzle of peanut butter on top.
Dessert, Snack

Banana Nice Cream – 4 Ways

Learn how to make banana nice cream 4 different ways! Traditional vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and even a peanut butter version! Easy and delicious!
 
2 hours 10 minutes
5 from 61 votes
Two waffle cones with almond joy ice cream scoops on top
Dessert

Almond Joy Ice Cream

Almond Joy Ice Cream is a vegan recipe that's made with a few simple ingredients in a blender or food processor. No churning or fancy ingredients necessary!
 
4 hours 10 minutes
5 from 50 votes
Slice of peanut butter ice cream pie with Hudsonville pint of ice cream in background
Dessert

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Peanut butter ice cream pie is a vegan frozen treat that's perfect for summer! It is made with only 4 ingredients and has a creamy texture but dairy free!
 
2 hours 15 minutes
5 from 5 votes
Watermelon pizza on large white plate cut into 8 pieces.
Dessert

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Fresh and fun, Watermelon Fruit Pizza with a ricotta and cream cheese icing sweetened with honey and topped with fresh fruit! A yummy watermelon dessert!
 
15 minutes
5 from 72 votes
Overhead shot of large serving bowl of fresh fruit salad with a variety of chopped fruit.
Dessert

Fresh Fruit Salad

This Tropical Fruit Salad is easy to make and is packed with fresh kiwi, mangoes, pineapple, and berries. Plus, my "secret sauce" adds an interesting twist!
 
5 minutes
5 from 39 votes
Homemade Mango, Kiwi, and Strawberry popsicles on a large round platter with ice cubes and fresh cut fruit.
Dessert, Snack, Tutorial

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Learn how to make popsicles from scratch and try these three fruit popsicle flavors: strawberry, mango and kiwi. It's an easy healthy recipe that kids will love!
 
4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 145 votes
Plate of frozen yogurt bark
Dessert, Snack

Frozen Yogurt Bark

Simple and quick to make, this frozen yogurt bark is the perfect summer treat. Topped with fresh berries and crunchy granola, it's a perfect hot weather snack.
 
3 hours 10 minutes
5 from 1350 votes
Cream cheese fruit dip.
Dessert

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is made with only 4 ingredients and has the best light, fluffy texture! Perfect for dip fresh fruit.
 
10 minutes
5 from 111 votes
Dragon Fruit Smoothie served in clear glass cups
Beverages

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Dragon Fruit Smoothie is made with only 5 ingredients. It has a beautiful magenta color and you can make it in 2 minutes – a great treat for the tastebuds!
 
5 minutes
5 from 30 votes
3 types of smoothie bowls garnished with fresh fruit
Smoothies

Smoothie Bowls

These Healthy Smoothie Bowls are a refreshing & nutritious breakfast/snack idea with endless variations. Make them with with any frozen fruit
 
5 minutes
5 from 274 votes
Healthy banana split that can be for breakfast or dessert or snack
Breakfast, Dessert

Healthy Banana Split

Quick and easy to make, this healthy banana split is perfect for breakfast or snacking. Topped with Greek yogurt, berries, granola and peanut butter drizzle
 
10 minutes
5 from 67 votes
2 small jars of chocolate avocado mouse with whipped cream and raspberries with a closer shot on the center jar, and a small glass jar on the other side filled with fresh raspberries. A spoon and more fresh berries scattered around.
Dessert

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse is a healthy dessert that's rich, decadent, and airy, just like the classic. It's vegan and refined-sugar-free, too!
 
1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 213 votes
pile of Pistachio Butter Cups
Dessert

Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups

The latest version of a butter cup with a Mediterranean twist, these Chocolate Pistachio Butter Cups are simple to make and perfect for a sweet tooth!
 
10 minutes
5 from 29 votes
Homemade chocolate truffles decorated three different ways stacked in a bowl with a few next to it.
Dessert

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

These chocolate truffles are soft, decadent, and coated with your favorite toppings. With plenty to share, they're perfect for celebrating any special occasion!
 
1 hour 30 minutes
5 from 44 votes
Three small bowls of chocolate peppermint mousse topped with cream and peppermint
Dessert

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse is one of my favorite holiday/winter desserts – it's vegan, decadent and made with only 3 ingredients!
 
5 minutes
5 from 21 votes
Plate of chocolate coconut balls with one cut in half to show inside texture.
Dessert

Vegan Chocolate Covered Coconut Balls

Vegan Chocolate Covered Coconut Balls that are made with simple raw ingredients that come together in a sweet dessert that tastes like the Bounty bar!
 
40 minutes
5 from 2 votes
No bake cookie dough bars stacked on top of each other and top one bite taken out of it
Dessert

No Bake Cookie Dough Bars

These easy vegan No Bake Cookie Dough Bars taste like real deal cookie dough with a hint of peanut butter – a gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious treat!
 
10 minutes
4.9 from 65 votes
Chocolate Peppermint Bark on a table
Dessert

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

This Chocolate Peppermint Bark is a wonderful treat for the holidays that’s super easy to make, very-kid friendly and perfect for gift-giving.
 
15 minutes
5 from 7 votes
3 peanut butter eggs with chocolate coating stacked on top of each other with a bite taken out of the top egg.
Dessert

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Homemade Chocolate peanut butter eggs with puffed rice are easy and fun to make, and perfect for Easter or any sweet craving.
 
1 hour 2 minutes
5 from 10 votes
Date Snickers on a round white plate topped with chopped peanuts on top, a small jar of creamy peanut butter with a spoon dipped in and a few chocolate pieces nearby.
Dessert

Date Snickers

These 4 ingredient Date Snickers "bars" are made with Medjool dates, peanut butter, nuts, and dark chocolate. Satisfy your sweet tooth with dates!
 
30 minutes
5 from 436 votes
Chocolate hazelnut smoothie bowl with chopped hazelnuts and chocolate chips
Breakfast

Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie Bowl

Perfect for busy mornings or mid-day treats, this quick and easy chocolate hazelnut smoothie bowl has a rich flavor and creamy consistency!
 
5 minutes
5 from 44 votes
Fruit and yogurt parfait with red, white and blue fruits layered
Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

These red white an blue fruit yogurt parfaits are great to enjoy on the 4th, or all summer long. Made with fresh berries, Greek yogurt and granola for an easy treat.
 
40 minutes
5 from 207 votes
3 ingredient chia pudding.
Breakfast, Snack

3-Ingredient Chia Pudding

This 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding is made with almond milk, chia seeds & sweetener of choice; it’s a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats!
 
2 hours 5 minutes
5 from 22631 votes
Snack

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding is a healthy dessert made with chia seeds, milk, cocoa powder and maple syrup. It's a sweet, chocolatey and low-carb feel good treat!
 
5 minutes
5 from 974 votes
Close up of one cup of banana pudding parfait topped with a wafer
Dessert

Banana Pudding Parfait

This banana pudding parfait recipe is made with simple fresh ingredients for a decadent, delightful & delicious treat that everyone will love!
 
2 hours 15 minutes
5 from 31 votes
Close up shot of the pudding made with matcha tea powder topped with raspberries
Snack

Matcha Chia Pudding

Matcha chia pudding is a vegan, healthy, energizing snack that's made with chia seeds, matcha green tea powder and milk – easy and so filling!
 
2 hours 5 minutes
5 from 450 votes
Dessert

Lemon Pudding

This Lemon Pudding dessert is such an easy treat to make with only a few ingredients. It's quick to whip up and has a fresh bright flavor for summer!
 
3 hours 25 minutes
5 from 31 votes
Two layers of chia pudding - strawberry on the bottom and plain on top
Snack

Layered Strawberry Chia Pudding

A healthy breakfast option or snack to enjoy between meals, this layered strawberry chia pudding will keep your energy high and tummy full!
 
5 minutes
5 from 108 votes
Spoon scooping up strawberry chia jello with other flavor varites nearby.
Breakfast, Snack

Chia Jello

This Chia Seed Jello is made with only 2 ingredients, chia seeds and your fruit juice of choice! It's packed full of vitamins and omegas, plus kids love it!
 
4 hours 5 minutes
5 from 18 votes
A piece of pudding with chopped pistachios on a plate with simple syrup being poured over from a small clear pitcher.
Dessert

Semolina Pudding (Layali Lubnan)

"Layali Lubnan," a Lebanese semolina pudding, is a deliciously creamy and fragrant dessert with a crunchy pistachio topping.
 
2 hours 50 minutes
5 from 5 votes
Overhead shot of two bowls of Lebanese Rice Pudding garnished with chopped pistachios and two serving spoons set off to side.
Dessert

Lebanese Rice Pudding

Lebanese Rice Pudding {Riz Bi Haleeb} with rose water, and pistachios! This Middle Eastern rice pudding is easy, homemade, and full of creamy goodness!
 
40 minutes
5 from 60 votes
Spoon lifting up some ashta with crushed pistachios on top showing a close up of the texture.
Dessert, Tutorial

Creamy Ashta

Learn how to make ashta, a creamy Middle Eastern dessert with just 6 ingredients. Enjoy it on its own, as a topping, or as a pastry filling.
 
1 hour 50 minutes
5 from 26 votes
Large white plate of stuffed dates with different flavors
Appetizer, Snack

Stuffed Dates – 4 Ways

Simple, quick and easy to make, these stuffed dates make a great appetizer or snack, Choose from sweet or savory fillings everyone will love.
 
15 minutes
5 from 141 votes
4 glasses of fruit cocktail, staggered, garnished with ashta on top and nuts sprinkled
Snack

Lebanese Fruit Cocktail

Lebanese Fruit Cocktail combines chopped fresh fruit in a floral-infused strawberry juice and tops it with creamy ashta and chopped nuts.
 
20 minutes
5 from 4 votes
Greek Yogurt Cheesecake in two small clear glass bowls topped with strawberries
Dessert

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Cups

These No Bake Cheesecake Cups are a lightened up recipe of the classic dessert that is light on calories and fat; easy to make and perfect for entertaining!
 
20 minutes
5 from 213 votes
3 rice Krispie treats stacked on top of each other with a small square of parchment paper between each square.
Dessert, Snacks

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats skip the marshmallows by using almond butter, honey, and brown rice cereal. They're light, crispy, and so good!
 
50 minutes
5 from 26 votes
Vanilla mug cake with extra sprinkles on top and a spoon nearby.
Dessert

Vanilla Mug Cake

This single-serving Vanilla Mug Cake is like a celebration in a cup made in the microwave in just 1 minute! No egg, no dairy, just a moist vegan dessert.
 
5 minutes
5 from 100 votes
Hand grabbing one of the coconut date balls from shallow bowl
Snack

Coconut Date Balls

Coconut date balls are little balls of nutrition made with dates and nuts and then coated in shredded coconut – an easy-to-make sweet & healthy vegan snack!
 
10 minutes
5 from 1694 votes
Large bowl of protein bites with two on the side
Snack

Protein Balls

Boost your energy with this simple no bake 4-ingredient protein balls recipe. Choose from 4 delicious flavors -gluten-free and vegan friendly
 
30 minutes
4.9 from 70 votes
Chocolate chip edible cookie dough balls on a parchment lined sheet pan with a small dish of chocolate chips tucket inside. Edible cookie dough balls in a small high sided white bowl with more around.
Dessert, Snack

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough

Learn how to make edible cookie dough that's safe to eat at home! This easy cookie dough recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly!
 
10 minutes
5 from 39 votes
Dessert

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

This easy no-bake pumpkin pie cheesecake is creamy and delicious. If you love pumpkin pie and cheesecake, this recipe is for you!
 
20 minutes
5 from 104 votes
Homemade strawberry sauce in white bowl with a spoon and cut fresh strawberries around bowl.
Breakfast, Sauces

2-Ingredient Strawberry Sauce

This 2-Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Sauce (or compote) is made with only strawberries and sugar. Perfect for cheesecake, pancakes, and ice cream!
 
30 minutes
5 from 30 votes
Yumna and kids dipping rice cake in nutella in food processor
Tutorial

How to Make “Nutella”

Learn how to make Nutella at home with only four ingredients and a food processor. The result is dairy-free, oil-free creamy hazelnut spread!
 
15 minutes
5 from 31 votes
Melted chocolate in a clear glass bowl with spoon dripping
Ingredient

How to Melt Chocolate

Learn how to melt chocolate for dipping and drizzling. This easy tutorial shows easy steps for melting in the microwave or on the stovetop!
 
5 minutes
5 from 902 votes
Homemade whipped cream with blackberries and rosemary
Dessert

Whipped Cream

Learn how to make whipped cream with this homemade recipe made with only heavy cream and sugar – perfect for dessert topping & fruit dipping!
 
5 minutes
5 from 20 votes
Homemade almond butter in a white bowl with spoon inside
Condiments

Almond Butter

This is a step-by-step tutorial for how to make your own homemade almond butter with a food processor including tips, guidelines and add-ins!
 
10 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Bowl of homemade ganache in white bowl.
Dessert, Tutorial

Chocolate Ganache

Master a new recipe with this quick and easy guide on how to make ganache. Plus, an extra step of whipping it into a pipebale frosting!
 
25 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Simple syrup in glass jar with spout for pouring
Condiments

Simple Syrup

Learn how to make simple syrup with this easy 2-ingredient recipe. The step-by-step tutorial walks you through making homemade sugar-water syrup from scratch!
 
5 minutes
5 from 3 votes

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  1. Mare says:

    What a wonderful list of desserts with very cool variations.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Thank you so much, Mare!