I don't know about you, but this summer is a hot one. We are looking for ALL excuses not to turn on the oven. But hey, I still need to satisfy my sweet tooth, so we've rounded up our favorite dessert recipes that don't require any baking. AND they are all dairy-free and gluten-free.
Here are our top picks for quick and easy no-bake desserts that will help your clients cool off this summer.
1. Homemade Popsicles
Chill out the best way possible with our roundup of creamy fruit-filled ice pops. They're dairy-free, naturally sweetened, kid-friendly and require less than three ingredients. Oh, and no popsicle mould needed!
Craving something more refreshing? We've also got Green Tea Lemonade and Iced Coffee popsicles to quench your thirst. Do I really need to go on?
2. No-Bake Chocolate Bites
In case you didn't already know, we're kind of obsessed with dipping things in chocolate. We've dipped nuts, fruit (yup, watermelon too) and even sweet potato chips! We've even made our own version of Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs :)
Click here to add Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs to your client’s meal plan.
Click here to add Dark Chocolate Love Bites to your client's meal plan .
3. One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
Got ripe bananas? Wait! Leave the oven off and skip the banana bread! Instead, cut the bananas into slices, freeze, and then blend it into creamy perfection. One-ingredient banana ice cream has been the best thing we've discovered. Even better news? You can easily mix in your favorite flavors. Here are some of our favorites.
Add Green Tea, Strawberry, Chocolate, or Mint Choco Chip Ice Cream to your client’s meal plan.
4. Watermelon Cake, Pizza, ...EVERYTHING.
We knew how awesome watermelon was but who knew there were so many ways to eat it?! You can dip it in creamy melted dark chocolate, turn it into a dessert pizza or even make a gorgeous cake out of it.
Click here to add Watermelon Cake to your client’s meal plan .
5. Grilled Summer Fruit
You might as well make dessert too if you already have the BBQ on! Take advantage of all the incredibly fresh fruits that are in season right now. Bring out those juices and pair all that warmed up goodness with a scoop of coconut ice cream, or keep it simple with a dash of cinnamon and drizzle of honey.
Click here to add Grilled Cherry Stuffed Peaches to your client’s meal plan .
6. Chocolate Almond Butter Pudding
Believe it or not, the secret ingredient here is AVOCADO! As if we needed more reasons to love avocados. If you're in the mood for a decadent dessert that must involve chocolate, dig into this recipe.
Click here to add Chocolate Almond Butter Pudding to your client’s meal plan.
7. No-Bake Cakes
Yes, it's possible! Cakes like our Strawberry Brownie Cake set in the freezer make the perfect summer treat to cool off with. Naturally sweetened, the crust is made of a coconut-date mixture and topped with velvety banana cashew cream.
Click here to add Strawberry Brownie Cake to your client’s meal plan.
8. Coconut Panna Cotta
Did you know you can make a dairy-free version of panna cotta? Yup! Using three simple ingredients: coconut milk, gelatin and maple syrup. Top it with fresh summer fruit, or warm-up and puree a syrupy fruit sauce.
Click here to add Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberries to your client’s meal plan .
9. No-Bake Energy Balls
If you are a Tim Bit (donut hole) fan, our Coconut Brownie Bites and Apple Cinnamon Bites are the best replacement. A perfect on-the-go snack that's gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweet enough to take the edge off those sugar cravings. AND! They only take 15 minutes to make!
Click here to add Coconut Brownie Bites to your client’s meal plan.
Click here to add Apple Cinnamon Bites to your client’s meal plan.
10. Cashew Cream Parfaits
For an equally delicious but dairy-free alternative to whipped cream, try soaking and blending cashews. It creates a smooth, creamy texture that can be naturally sweetened with banana, maple syrup or dates. We paired it with a homemade strawberry rhubarb sauce and it was heavenly.
Click here to add Strawberry Rhubarb with Banana Cashew Cream to your client’s meal plan.
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