5 Easy No-Bake Desserts for Summer Entertaining

Try these 5 delicious desserts for quick and easy after-dinner treats... without the baking!

Reader's Digest Editors
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    Berry and Yogurt Parfait

    Take this season's freshest berries or your favorite fruit and combine them with your favorite brand of Greek-style yogurt. Add a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of granola for added crunch. Serve in parfait glasses or clear glass bowls to show off those colorful, tasty layers. Try the Crunchy Banana Parfait recipe.

    Jell-O Frozen Pie

    Melt one stick of butter in the microwave and combine with 1 and ½ cups of graham crackers then press in the bottom of a freezer-friendly dish. Next, combine one tub of thawed whipped topping and one packet of your favorite Jell-O flavor. Mix well and place in the piecrust. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours and you'll have a tasty, cheesecake-like frozen treat. Top with fresh fruit for added color and flavor. Also, try this Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie Recipe.

    Italian Ice

    Combine 3 cups of your favorite Italian syrup, like Torani, with ¾ cups of fresh lemon juice in a small pitcher and refrigerate. Crush 5 lbs, or 6 ice trays worth, of crushed ice in a blender or food processor (2 -3 cups at a time) and store in your freezer until ready to serve. Using small cups or glasses, add one cup of crushed ice and top with the syrup mixture for an authentic Italian treat. For a fruity twist, try Strawberry Italian Ice.

    Sundae Bar

    Take a few of your favorite ice cream flavors and toppings and create an ice cream sundae bar for your guests. Use fresh fruit, syrups, marshmallows, and graham crackers – let your imagination run wild!

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    Espresso Milkshakes

    When offering coffee or dessert to your guest, why not combine the two? Make espresso ahead of time and have it chilled in your fridge. When ready to serve, combine espresso with ice-cold milk and ice cubes for a delicious treat.


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