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...MORE these fabulous treats. You can vary them as you'd like; use raspberries in place of strawberries, or make a lemon dessert orange. Yum.

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    Creamy Fruit Tartlets Recipes

    Creamy Fruit Tartlets. Linda Larsen

    Just a few ingredients, plus some store bought cookies, make an excellent and super fast dessert that's just the thing on a warm summer night.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    Chocolate Icebox Dessert. Linda Larsen
    I remember my mother making this dessert for company years ago. It's 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. Then slice on an angle so you cut through the cookies for proper presentation.
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    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.

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    Cherry Dessert
    Cherry Dessert. Linda Larsen
    This is another blast from the past. I think I first tasted this at a church supper in the 1970s. You can use any type of pie filling you'd like to top this luscious blend of flavors.
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    Angel Cheesecake Pie

    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. I once made another dessert for a dinner party because I wasn't sure about this one. I needn't have worried!
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  • 09 of 10

    Fastest Chocolate Cheesecake

    Fastest Chocolate Cheesecake
    Fastest Chocolate Cheesecake. Linda Larsen
    This five ingredient recipe is an absolute breeze. I 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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    Cheesecake Tartlets

    Cheesecake Tartlets
    Cheesecake Tartlets. Linda Larsen

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