Another day closer to the Fourth of July means another day of easy, peasy recipes. Put down the whisk and step away from the oven! We’ve rounded up four delicious no-bake, summer dessert recipes that require minimal ingredients and a few simple steps. Whether you are hosting or attending a Fourth of July bash, you’ll want to impress the guests with one of these festive treats. From chocolate dipped, sprinkled banana pops to gluten-free gelato sandwich cookies, you’ll be amazed at how easy and delicious (not to mention cheap) these impressive dessert recipes can be!

Berry Coconut Angel Food Cake

For this festive treat, skip the baking and purchase a pre-made angel food cake. Top the cake with a cream cheese frosting, sliced nuts and shredded coconut. The sweetened berries finish it off with a bit of freshness, sweetness and color.

Tty one of these no bake desserts for July Fourth

This no-fuss angel food cake is perfect for any Fourth of July get-together.

Berry Coconut Angel Food Cake

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Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar divided
  • 1 8-ounce block of reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 10-inch round angel food cake
  • 1 8-ounce tub of whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds or walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions
 

  • Combine strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl, let stand in refrigerator for approximately one hour.
  • Combine 1/4 cup sugar, cream cheese and whipped topping in a mixing bowl. Beat at a medium speed until smooth.
  • Spread the frosting evenly over the angel food cake. Sprinkle the almonds and coconut generously over the top of the cake.
  • Spoon the berries around the sides of the cake before serving
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Chocolate Banana Sparklers

This is a dessert that your kids will love to help make — and eat. These chocolate-covered bananas are best served on a stick, and we enjoy them after they have logged a few hours in the fridge or freezer. Don’t forget to add the red, white and blue sprinkles for a festive look!

These treats are as fun to make as they are to eat!

Make frozen, chocolate-covered banana treats for kids and adults to enjoy!

Chocolate Banana Sparklers

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Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 large bananas peeled and cut into thirds
  • 1/3 cup red white and blue sprinkles
  • 12 wooden skewers

Instructions
 

  • Insert one skewer into each banana segment. Arrange on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for one hour.
  • Put the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for approximately 3 minutes, until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Dip each frozen banana segment into chocolate, turning it over so that is evenly covered. Then roll into sprinkles. Place on a tray covered in wax paper. Keep chilled until serving.
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Frozen Vanilla Lemon Cups

While these frozen vanilla lemon cups might not look as patriotic as other Fourth of July desserts, they made our list because they’re cold, smooth and fresh. If you feel the urge to add some color, top each jar with a few berries!

Cool off with these frozen lemon cups on the Fourth of July!

Cool off with these frozen lemon cups on the Fourth of July!

Frozen Vanilla Lemon Cups

Megan Casey
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Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 6-ounce jar of lemon curd
  • 1 pint low-fat vanilla ice cream
  • 1 box store-bought vanilla wafer or shortbread cookies
  • 6 small mason jars
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Alternate layers of ice cream and lemon curd in the jars. Sprinkle crushed shortbread cookies on the top and garnish with a mint leaf.
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Gluten-Free Gelato Sandwiches

Pack the paper towels if you plan to serve these ice cream sandwiches! They could get messy but they are worth it! We opted for Tate’s double chocolate cookies and Talenti gelato, but you can mix and match any cookies and ice cream of your choice for this dessert!

Serve up these gluten-free ice cream sandwiches at your next get together

It wouldn’t be a Fourth of July celebration without some ice cream!

Gluten-Free Gelato Sandwiches

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Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 7-ounce packages Tate's Bake Shop double chocolate cookies
  • 2 pints Talenti Gelato flavors of your choice

Instructions
 

  • For each ice cream sandwich, place 1 scoop of gelato (about 1/3 cup) between 2 cookies. Gently press cookies together until the gelato spreads evenly to the edges.
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Looking for more festive recipes? See our list of 18 Easy July 4th Recipes!