Leave the oven off this summer and whip up this no-bake cheesecake treat instead.
Actually, I am the crazy lady who still bakes in the sweltering heat in the summer. I love me some mini fruit tarts, crisps and crumbles and a few days ago, I made these Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundaes with the daughter (totally worth the extra sweat beads.)
But no matter what dessert I’m making in the summer, I like to keep them all pretty simple like these no-bake cheesecake squares that only have 6 ingredients.
I used frozen mango because that’s what I had in the freezer but any fruit would work like peaches, berries, bananas – you name it. If you want to use fresh summer fruit in this recipe, chop it up and stick in the freezer first for a few hours.
My better-for-you tweaks:
- Portioned into squares vs. bigger cake slices
- Swapped in some greek yogurt for the cream cheese
- Used mascarpone instead full-fat cream cheese
- Used less added sugar found in typical cheesecakes
Other no-bake sweet treats for the summer:
Icebox Cherry Tiramisu
So, what about you? Do you ever bake in the summer or is the oven kept off as much as possible?