I’m loving the summer heat (and taking refuge in the AC sometimes!) but when it comes to summertime treats, there’s only so much fruit and ice cream a girl can enjoy. I want something else and I want to get creative in the kitchen again, but what I DON’T want to do is to turn on my oven. Baking a cake or cupcakes or pie is totally out of the question when it’s 38 degrees outside (that’s about 100 Fahrenheit, friends!) because it turns my kitchen into a sauna.

If you’re in the mood for a tasty treat and you want to try something new, check out these awesome no-bake recipes for when it’s just TOO darn hot outside! Yum!

Awesome No-Bake Desserts For When It's Too Darn Hot!

Creamsicles are a quintessential part of summer and I can’t wait to roll up some of these neat White Chocolate Creamsicle Truffles! We used to chase down the ice cream bikes in our neighbourhood just to snag one of those tasty orange treats! (via OMG Chocolate Desserts)

This might be one of the prettiest desserts I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Usually a bright pink cake wouldn’t be up my alley, but this No-Bake Strawberry Milkshake Cake looks brilliant! (via Life, Love & Sugar)

Since it’s summertime, perhaps you’d like to try this S’mores No-Bake Ice Box Cake? Heck yes. It has layers and layer of ooey gooey goodness and while they mention toasting the top with a kitchen torch, I bet it would taste just as good if you left that part out! (via Completely Delicious)

I had no idea what No-Bake Millionaire’s Shortbread was when I first found this recipe, but now I’m fairly certain I NEED to make some immediately. (via Savory Nothings)

Awesome No-Bake Desserts For When It's Too Darn Hot!

Mmm! If you love Oreos, you’re going to dig these No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars. Don’t they look tasty? Bust out your food processor and enjoy! (via Picky Palate)

This Retro Cake looks to me like tiny cubes of YUM! I love how this look and it would make the perfect dessert to serve at your next summer shindig. (via Bakepedia)

This Raw Vegan Strawberry Banana Cream Cake is a mouthful to say but I bet it’s a delicious mouthful to eat! I love how they’ve decorated the top of this gorgeous treat. What a beautiful presentation! (via One Green Planet)

I have made these more times than I can count and they always turn out perfect! My only advice is to make a LOT of them because it’s hard to eat just one… or ten! (via So Fawned Lifestyle)

This Ice Box Cake looks like a pyramid of deliciousness! Would you believe you really only need 5 things to make this masterpiece come to life? (via Smitten Kitchen)

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