Slideshow: 12 Addictive No-Bake Desserts for Summer

Mango Icebox Cake
Mango Icebox Cake

Spongy savoiardi absorb a lime- and cardamom-scented mango semifreddo for a dessert reminiscent of tiramisu with a twist.

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Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa

Summer Pudding Parfaits
Summer Pudding Parfaits

In this classic British dessert, macerated berries’ sweet juices seep into white bread and mimic the custardlike effect of bread pudding, sans oven.

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Photograph: Carrie Vasios-Mullins

Creamy Chocolate Raspberry Summer Pudding
Creamy Chocolate Raspberry Summer Pudding

Rich chocolate custard and crushed raspberries moisten soft bread in this cool no-bake bread pudding.

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Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti

Easy Icebox Strawberry Shortcake
Easy Icebox Strawberry Shortcake

Need a quick dessert for a crowd? Crushed graham crackers replace biscuits or angel food cake here for the dead simplest riff on strawberry shortcake you’ll ever make.

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Photograph: Alexandra Penfold

No-Bake Blood Orange Pie
No-Bake Blood Orange Pie

Creamy vanilla pie filling contrasts beautifully with blood orange (visually, texturally, and taste-wise), so dust off those knife skills and get supreming.

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Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal

Grasshopper Parfaits
Grasshopper Parfaits

If you’re one of the lucky few who are capable of forgetting about the Thin Mints that have been stashed in your freezer since February, congratulations: this is the treat for you. For the rest of us, Oreos or any other chocolate wafer cookie would work just as well here.

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Photograph: Pam Parrella

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Forget water baths, sunken centers, and cracked tops: taking the oven out of the equation eliminates all the stress of cheesecake making, and our tangy cream cheese filling leaves nothing to be desired (except a few sweet strawberries piled on top).

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Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Most of the time I like my chocolate as part of a combo with peanut butter, strawberry, mint, caramel, etc. This silky chocolate cheesecake, however, stands alone (though a dollop of barely sweetened whipped cream or crème fraîche wouldn’t be remiss).

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Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti

No-Bake S'mores Bars
No-Bake S'mores Bars

S’mores are the quintessential summer dessert, but sometimes it’s too hot to turn the oven on, let alone sit near a bonfire long enough to evenly toast your marshmallow. That’s where these come in: heavy on the nostalgia, light on the sweat.

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Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti