Backyard barbecues just aren’t the same without dessert. But turning on the oven when it’s 90 degrees? Nope. Not gonna happen. Luckily, there’s an easy dessert you can throw together quickly with absolutely no baking (or cooking skills) whatsoever: meet the icebox cake. Scroll through these 23 recipes to find your favorite.
23 Icebox Cakes for Hot Summer Days
Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
The perfect dessert for a backyard barbecue.
S'mores Icebox Cake
Summer’s iconic dessert in ice cream form.
Mint Oreo Icebox Cake
Easily a new family favorite.
Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake
Total dessert bliss in 20 minutes? We’re in.
Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake
Homemade blueberry sauce takes it to the next level.
Oreo Cheesecake Icebox Cake
Guaranteed to steal the show.
Red, White And Blue Icebox Cake
We’re so ready for the Fourth.
Chocolate-chip Cookie Nutella Icebox Cake
Get a little boozy with some added Kahlua.
No-bake Peach Icebox Cake
Yup, we’re obsessed.
Chocolate And Peanut Butter Oreo Icebox Cake
These are three of our favorite things.
Gluten-free Double Chocolate No Bake Icebox Cake
GF friends, we’ve got you covered.
No-bake Snickers Icebox Cake
Your favorite candy bar, in cake form.
Gingersnap Turtle Icebox Cake
Molasses mousse? You’ve got our attention.
Peanut Butter Banana Icebox Cake
Elvis would be proud.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake
Nutella lovers, this one’s for you.
No-bake Lemon Raspberry Icebox Cake
Be a backyard barbecue hero.
Birthday Oreo Icebox Cake
Rainbow sprinkles are mandatory.
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Vegan Strawberry Banana Icebox Cake
Dairy-free to satisfy your (vegan) sweet tooth.
Red Velvet Icebox Cakes
Aren’t these little guys the cutest?
Nutter Butter Icebox Cake
Layered with peanut-butter whipped cream, because why not?
Snickers Peanut Butter Chocolate Oreo Icebox Cake
Chocolate + peanut butter = a dessert made in heaven.
Kahlua Coconut Icebox Cake
Don’t skimp on the coffee liqueur.
Meyer Lemon Thyme Icebox Cake
Garnish with candied lemon slices for maximum effect.