No-Bake Desserts for When It's Too Damn Hot to Turn On the Oven
Salted Dark Chocolate Tahini Fudge
The flavors of this fudge are a blend of creamy tahini, dark chocolate, coconut oil, and sea salt. Tahini, a creamy paste made from ground sesame seeds, is a surprising source of protein and calcium and is actually quite versatile in the kitchen. (Check out these other creative ways to use tahini.)
Get the recipe: Salted Dark Chocolate Tahini Fudge
Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream
For the uninitiated, banana "nice cream" is what happens when you blend frozen bananas into an ice cream-like consistency that convinces you it's your favorite soft serve—or darn close. You can flavor it with whatever your heart desires, be it pumpkin, salted caramel, or matcha. This version tastes like the infamous Chunky Monkey.
Get the recipe: Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream
Orange-Beetroot Tartlets with Almond-Fig Crust
Peach, Honey, and Thyme Lemonade Popsicles
Popsicles are a quintessential summer dessert and can easily be made healthier at home without the additives found in store-bought versions. See these peach and honey treats, which feature more grown-up flavors too.
Get the recipe: Peach, Honey, and Thyme Lemonade Popsicles
No-Bake Hazelnut Ganache Brownies
If you like the taste of brownie batter, you'll love the rich texture of no-bake brownies. These are topped with a coconut-maple ganache and hazelnuts, which give them a Nutella-esque crunch.
Get the recipe: No-Bake Hazelnut Ganache Brownies
Mini Raspberry Coconut Pies
These mini pies are a lot less labor-intensive than a regular pie. Just process the crust ingredients and the raspberry-coconut filling, throw them in the freezer, and then serve with almonds and chocolate drizzle. (We also suggest these healthy, light pie recipes for summer.)
Get the recipe: Mini Raspberry Coconut Pies
Pumpkin Date Caramel Cups
Chai Cheesecake Bars
The blend of chai spices has multiple health benefits, so this no-bake dessert beats regular cheesecake in the nutrition category, for sure. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and cardamom is said to increase circulation. So, whip up a batch of these chai-flavored cheesecake bars on days when it's too hot to sip a latte.
Get the recipe: Chai Cheesecake Bars