When we were young, summertime stood for a break from school, sleeping in until noon, and spending hours by the pool with an ice pop in each hand. Nowadays, it’s a lot harder to appreciate this season when you’re just trying to make it through the day without getting sweat stains on your favorite top. When you finally get through your front door, just barely surviving the sun’s wrath, the last thing you want to do on a sweltering evening is turn on your stove and prepare a hot meal. Preheat your oven to 450? Not happening.
To help us break free from our heat-induced culinary comas, we asked our Top 100 Mom Food Bloggers to share their favorite no-bake recipes. From gourmet ice cream to salads overflowing with seasonal produce, these dishes will have your taste buds tingling in no time. So when you can’t stand the heat, there’s no need to get out of the kitchen! Just whip up one of these refreshing recipes, enjoy a relaxing evening with your family, and let your inner-child remind you exactly why summer is so enchanting.
— Caitlin Morton