no bake desserts

Dark Chocolate Pudding with Candy Topping

2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup Divine Chocolate Cocoa 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 1/4 cups 2% milk 2 tablespoons butter, diced 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste 1 teaspoon bourbon pinch salt chopped candy (I used Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews) Over medium heat and in a small sauce pan, whisk together sugar, cocoa, […]

Mango-Buttermilk Ice Pops

Ingredients: 4 mangos*, cubed 2 cups buttermilk 1/3 cup honey Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Pour into ice pop molds, leaving about 1/4 inch headroom. Close and freeze until solid, 4-8 hours. Yield: 8-10 ice pops *I used half alphonso mangos (aka “champagne mangos”) and […]

Sweet Cherry Ice Box Cake

  Ingredients: 2 cups whole, pitted sweet cherries (about 1 lb/1 pint) 1/2 cup superfine sugar 1 (.25 oz) envelope unflavored gelatin 2 cups cold heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 2-3 tablespoons bourbon (optional) 1/2 box Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafer Cookies (about 20) Directions: Place the cherries and […]

Cherry-Ginger-Beet Sorbet

Ingredients: 4 cups whole, pitted cherries (about 2 lbs/1 quart) 1/2 cup superfine sugar 1 cup water 1/2 cup beet juice* 1 teaspoon grated ginger** 2-3 tablespoons cachaça (optional) Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker and churn until frozen. Scrape […]

Speculoos Greek Yogurt (No Bake!) Cheesecake

Ingredients: for the crust: 1 1/2 cup speculoos crumbs 5 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly for the cheesecake: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 lbs brick Greek yogurt cream cheese*, at room temperature 1 1/2 cup (full fat) Greek yogurt, at room temperature 1 tablespoon powdered plain gelatin (one packet) 3 […]

Berry Berry Yogurt Ice Pops

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries 1 1/2 cups Yoplait® Original Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Strawberry Pint Directions: Place blackberries in a blender. Pulse until a smooth liquid forms. Strain through a wire mesh, whisking to extract the pulp. Discard solids. Divide half of the pulp among 6 ice pop molds. […]

Coachella Valley Date (Gelato) Shake

Ingredients: 1 cup 2% milk 1 cup pitted California Medjool dates 1 pint vanilla bean gelato Directions: Place the milk and dates in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Add gelato. Pulse until blended. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 large date shakes My thoughts: I had read about date shakes, the supposed […]

Blueberry Vanilla Cream Pie

Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries 3 tablespoons warm water 1 tablespoon vanilla paste 4 teaspoons gelatin 16 oz cream cheese, softened 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 10-inch graham cracker crust Directions: Puree 2 cups blueberries. Set aside. Pour the warm water into a large bowl. Sprinkle with gelatin. Allow […]

Jammy Ice Cream Soda

Ingredients: 8 oz seltzer or club soda 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt 1 1/2 tablespoons jam (I used strawberry thyme) Directions: Spoon the jam into the bottom of a tall glass. Pour in the sparkling water. Top with ice cream. Stir lightly with a long spoon. […]

Coconut Cadbury Rice Krispies “Scotch Eggs”

Ingredients: 4 Cadbury Creme Eggs, refrigerated overnight and unwrapped 2 tablespoons butter 2 3/4 cups crisped rice cereal (Rice Krispies) 1/4 cup sweetened or unsweetened dessicated coconut 24 marshmallows sprinkles Directions: Melt butter over low heat in a large pot. Add marshmallows and stir until nearly completely melted. Removed from […]