Top 10 Chilled Desserts

Sometimes you want a cool dessert that isn't hard or icy, like ice cream desserts can be. A smooth, meltingly delicious, velvety dessert that doesn't take any effort to cut or serve. These chilled dessert recipes are perfect. There is some crunch: crusts and other goodies take care of that!

These chilled summer dessert recipes sit happily in your refrigerator, waiting until it's time to eat. Whenever you entertain in the summer, or just feel like treating the family, pull out one of these fabulous treats. You can vary them as you'd like; use raspberries in place of strawberries, or make a lemon dessert orange.

  • 01 of 09

    Lemon Angel Food Dessert

    Lemon Angel Food Dessert
    Linda Larsen

    This simple dessert uses just angel food cake, lemon curd, and whipping cream, along with powdered sugar and vanilla. It's light, fluffy, and so delicious.

  • 02 of 09

    Fastest Cheesecake

    Fastest Cheesecake
    Linda Larsen

    This truly is the easiest cheesecake in the world. Remember to only use ingredients made with real fat and real sugar and you too can be enjoying a bite in about an hour.

  • 03 of 09

    Graham Cracker Icebox Cake

    Graham Cracker Icebox Cake
    Linda Larsen

    This old-fashioned dessert is very special and spectacular to look at. You can vary the pudding flavor to change the flavor of the recipe. It serves a crowd too; since it's rich, it serves at least 16 people. Just make sure you let it chill for the full four hours before serving.

  • 04 of 09

    Old Fashioned Chocolate Dessert

    Chocolate Icebox Dessert
    Linda Larsen

    This recipe is simple and elegant and delicious. Just make sure you let it chill in the fridge for at least eight hours to let the cookies have time to soften in the flavored cream. Slice on an angle so you cut through the cookies for proper presentation.

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  • 05 of 09

    Strawberry Creme Parfaits

    Strawberry Creme Parfaits
    Linda Larsen

    This super simple and easy five-ingredient dessert recipe is one of the best. The combination of a melted marshmallow creme with whipped cream, crumbled meringue cookies, and strawberries is sublime.

  • 06 of 09

    Cherry Dessert

    Cherry Dessert
    Linda Larsen

    This is another blast from the past. You can use any type of pie filling you'd like to top this luscious blend of flavors.

  • 07 of 09

    Angel Cheesecake Pie

    Angel Cheesecake Pie
    Linda Larsen

    Although the crust needs baking to create its delectable crunch, the cool and velvety filling in this cheesecake is no-bake. It looks so innocuous but packs a punch.

  • 08 of 09

    Fastest Chocolate Cheesecake

    Fastest Chocolate Cheesecake
    Linda Larsen

    This five-ingredient recipe is an absolute breeze. We like to use a shortbread cookie crust, but graham cracker or chocolate crumb crust is delicious too. This tastes like a truffle in a pie crust!

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  • 09 of 09

    Cheesecake Tartlets

    Cheesecake Tartlets
    Linda Larsen

    This recipe is like our favorite Fastest Cheesecake but in tiny tartlet shells. Top them with some fresh berries before serving for a beautiful look.