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Easy No-Bake Desserts in Less Than 30 Minutes

I am a foodie who loves to test out new cuisine whenever I can. My taste buds tend to lean more towards spicy, rich flavors.

Turn off That Oven - Super Easy No-Bake Recipes

Not many of us would own a microwave oven. It was only very recently that I bought myself one and till then I was always on the lookout for no-bake dessert recipes which were quick and easy to prepare.

Leading a busy lifestyle means you cannot spend much of your time in the kitchen but still you want to cook up something fast because you like all things homemade. Such 30-minute recipes are also helpful when you have a quick meet up planned at your place and you want to pay more focus on the main course without compromising on the taste of your sweet dish.

Also on that hot and humid day, the last place you want to spend a lot of time is in your kitchen with all the flames, heat, and fumes. But you just can't do without that cool dessert! On this page, you will get to indulge in some tested and tried yummy no-bake dessert recipes. They are yum and very easy to prepare – all under 30 minutes. Now there's no excuse for not being able to make that yummy dessert citing time as the reason. Rustle up those fudge brownies, cheesecakes, sorbets, flavored frozen yogurts, trifles with little effort as possible.

Most of the recipes are from Martha Stewart, Nigella Lawson, Donna Hay, and Jamie Oliver's kitchen. Some additional video links have been provided that offer more dessert recipes or instructional variations of the same recipe.

Strawberry and Rosewater Mousse

Recipe from: BBC Good Food

Who said that flavorful desserts take a lot of time to prepare? Gordon Ramsay's Strawberry and Rosewater Mousse recipe is sure to impress and the best part is it takes less than 20 minutes of your time.

Strawberry and Rosewater Mousse

Strawberry and Rosewater Mousse

Another Easy Strawberry Mousse Recipe

Quick Strawberry and Vanilla Trifles

Recipe from: Jamie Oliver's Website

A glassful of delicious trifle in under 20 minutes - who would have thought? The traditional English dessert consists of sponge cake, whipped cream, fruits, custard arranged in layers. Jamie Oliver tells you on his website on how this layered strawberry and vanilla trifle can be made in a jiffy.

Quick Strawberry and Vanilla Trifle

Quick Strawberry and Vanilla Trifle

Lemon, Lime and Peppermint Sorbet

Recipe from: Jamie Oliver's Website

This refreshing low-fat dessert is super easy and can be prepared within 15 minutes. A healthier and more cooling alternative to icecream.

Ingredients include peppermint, lemon, lime, sugar, and water. As simple as it can get.

Lemon, Lime and Peppermint Sorbet

Lemon, Lime and Peppermint Sorbet

Easy Mango Sorbet Recipe

Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Recipe from: Nigella Lawson's Website

All it takes is 10 minutes to prepare this yummy crunch bar and whoever has tasted this snack can't stop raving about it.

Nigella's dessert recipes are to die for and this one is no exception.

Ingredients include chocolates, icing sugar, biscuits, marshmallows, butter, and some golden syrup.

Tip: Don't just limit yourself to marshmallows and biscuits. Include a variety of fruits and nuts into the mix to tickle your taste buds further.

Nigella's Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Nigella's Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Nigella Lawson Demonstrates How to Make Crunchy Rocky Road Bars

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Recipe from: Nigella's Website

Cheesecake all set and ready to devour in under 30 minutes? Nigella Lawson makes it possible. She has come up with this quick-fix, extremely flavorful, no-bake dessert that can satiate your cheesecake needs in half an hour. Incredibly delicious and easy to make.

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Express Cherry Cheesecake by Nigella

Instant Chocolate Mousse

Recipe from: Nigella Lawson's Website

I am a big fan of mousse but never really bothered to try it out in the kitchen. The dessert uses air bubbles to give it that smooth, airy texture. Preparation techniques vary but this one from Nigella's kitchen is so easy it would be sinful not to try it out. In case you are craving for a chocolate mousse but without all the whisk, wait and the eggs, this is the perfect recipe for you.

Instant chocolate mousse

Instant chocolate mousse

Chocolate Mousse Recipe by Nigella

Donna Hay Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Recipe from: Donna Hay’s Website

Tip: Try experimenting with different ice cream flavors and cookies each time you make it.

Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich

To prepare this lip-smacking no-bake dessert you need some cookies and ice cream and you are all set. Alternatively, you can also whip up your own cookies using some cookie mix and mix it up with different flavors of ice cream. Perfect for a child's birthday party.

No-Bake Fudge Brownies

Recipe from: Martha Stewart's Website

Tip: Substitute walnuts with peanuts and skip the salt to make the dessert healthier

Who doesn't love brownies? Hot brownies combined with some cool ice cream - mmm! If you are feeling a bit lazy to bake your batch of brownies, here's a quick and easy recipe from Martha Stewart. These no-bake fudge brownies are sure to be a huge hit with adults and kids alike.

No-Bake Fudge Brownies

No-Bake Fudge Brownies

Mango, Banana and Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Recipe from: Donna Hay's Website

Tip: Try using different flavored yogurts and fruits each time - variety is the spice of life after all!

I personally prefer flavored yogurt to ice cream and was pretty much excited when I came across this really easy frozen yogurt recipe from Donna Hay. It is really simple to make and only requires you to freeze fruits and blend them together with the yogurt.

Mango Vanilla and Banana Frozen Yogurt

Mango Vanilla and Banana Frozen Yogurt

Grilled Peach Melba with Raspberry Sauce

Recipe From: Martha Stewart's Website

Tip: Try out whipped cream instead of raspberry sauce. Also if peaches are not in season, you can skip them and use tinned peaches instead. You may avoid the grilling part and save more time.

I am a huge fan of Martha Stewart's recipes. This grilled peach melba recipe takes a total of 20 minutes to prepare.

Peach Melba with Raspberry Sauce

Peach Melba with Raspberry Sauce

How to Make Grilled Peach Melba

Bananas Foster

Recipe from: Martha Stewart's Website

Another one of Martha Stewart's priceless recipes. Takes a total of 10 minutes to prepare this delicious delight. Includes bananas, rum, sugar, butter, and ice cream. Perfect for an adult get together or dinner dates.

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

How to Make Bananas Foster

Blackberry Fools

Recipe from: Martha Stewart's Website

Tip: If you don't have much of a sweet tooth, reduce the number of preserves & sugar

Martha Stewart's website enlists a number of quick and simple 30-minute dessert recipes.

Blackberry Fools is another favorite that is best served chilled, combines the goodness of cream and fruits, and is sure to satisfy sweet cravings. Yum!

Ingredients include Blackberry jam, berries, cream, confectioner's sugar.

Blackberry Fools

Blackberry Fools

How to Make a Blackberry Fool

Comments

Kalpana Iyer (author) from India on October 27, 2020:

Treathyl, I love cheesecake too. Thank you for commenting!

Treathyl FOX from Austin, Texas on October 26, 2020:

I love No-Bake desserts. Especially cheesecake.

Tannai Hatembo on February 15, 2015:

yeah... my blackberry fools didn't turn out so well. I'm not the best cook.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 28, 2014:

Mouth watering and delicious display of no bake desserts! I would try some of them.

Wonderful hub and great descriptions. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn Dixon from PA on October 27, 2014:

I am drooling over that sorbet......

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