You don’t have to turn on your oven in the middle of the hot summer to enjoy a decadent dessert! These 50 – now 53! – no-bake paleo desserts are healthy, easy, and delicious.
How quickly I have gone back on my promise to stop talking about the weather, but seriously, with a heatwave like we’re having right now, how can anyone be expected to focus on anything else? And I don’t know about you, but these days turning on the oven feels like a mortal sin. If you live in a place where you can even consider turning on your oven right now, I envy you. But for the rest of us, short of starvation (or, at the very least, dessert withdrawal), the only solution is a no-bake treat. All of these paleo desserts fit the bill.
And there are plenty to choose from because I’ve pulled together 50* of my favorites here – and none of them is an apple with almond butter, since you already know about that one.
Nope, these are some of your favorite sweet treats, but made with almond flour and coconut flour instead of grain flours, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, honey, stevia, and other refined sugar-free alternatives. Almost all of these desserts recipes are, as you would expect, made dairy free with coconut oil and coconut milk, too.
They’re all paleo diet-friendly, or at least paleo-adaptable (a few contain peanuts, peanut butter, and/or cane sugar, so I’ve noted next to the links where you should expect to make slight adaptations) and don’t worry – it’s more than just a list of ice cream and popsicles. Much more.
There’s something for every sweet tooth: paleo brownies, paleo chocolate chip cookies, paleo candy, pa– you get the idea. Anyway, there are also truffles, fruity desserts, bars, puddings…. you name it. Any time your sweet tooth strikes, I have you covered.
Several of the recipes are dairy free and vegan and there is plenty of variety on the list, including lots of paleo chocolate recipes! What can I say? Nothing puts a damper on chocolate love – not even extreme heat.
Bottom line: these are some of the best paleo dessert recipes on the internet: delicious, easy to make, and not one requires you to even think about turning on your oven. A few may require a microwave, but since that’s fast and doesn’t heat up the kitchen at all, that seems manageable, right?
I thought so. The only question now is….what are you making for dessert tonight?
*Update: three more added! Now this is a list of 53 amazing no-bake paleo desserts!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge (from Ambitious Kitchen) (replace PB with your favorite nut/seed butter)
No Bake Paleo Lemon Bars (from Texanerin Baking)
Raw Salted Fudge Brownies (from Wicked Spatula)
Strawberry Cheesecake Jars (from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind)
Dairy Free Chocolate-Cherry Popsicles (from Jessi’s Kitchen)
Vegan Taiwanese Shaved Ice (from The Pancake Princess) (replace brown sugar with coconut sugar)
Mango Frozen Yogurt (from Grandbaby Cakes) (use dairy free yogurt, if preferred)
Cherry-Strawberry Chia Seed Fool with Vanilla Bean Coconut Whipped Cream (from Oh, She Glows) (Note: use stevia or coconut sugar to taste in place of cane sugar)
No Bake Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (from Paleo Running Mama)
Vegan Key Lime Pie Tarts (from The Roasted Root)
Cherry Berry Ice Cream Loaf (from A Calculated Whisk)
Coffee Ice Cream (from Primal Palate)
Triple Almond Breakfast Cookies (from Big Man’s World)
Peanut Butter Pie (from Gluten Free on a Shoestring) (Note: replace peanuts & PB with nuts/seeds/butter of choice)
Dairy-Free Pistachio Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (from Colorful Eats)
Strawberry “Semifreddo” Ice Cream (from Fork and Beans)
Mini Frozen Peach Coconut Cream Pie with Almond Crust (from Healthy Sweet Eats)
Watermelon Mint Granita (from PaleOMG)
Fresh Lemon Mousse (from Hungry By Nature) (Note: replace sugar with stevia or coconut sugar)
Lemon Cheesecake Bites (from The Foodie Teen)
Mocha Fudge Fruit Parfaits (from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen)
Homemade Yogurt Shop-Style Froyo (from Baker Bettie) (Note: replace granulated sugar with stevia to taste)
Three Ingredient Chocolate Bark (from ImmaEatThat)
Raw Walnut Brownies (from The Healthy Maven)
Mini Vegan Cheesecakes (from My Whole Food Life)
Dark Chocolate Sorbet with Olive Oil and Sea Salt (from PaleOMG)
Raw Lemon Coconut Cheesecake Bars (from Fit Foodie Finds)
Healthy (No Churn) Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream (from The Healthy Maven)
Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups (from Rosanna’s Kitchen)
No-Bake Blueberries and Cream Pie (from Fork and Beans)
No Churn Cherry Ice Cream (from A Calculated Whisk)
Salted Caramel Cups (from Primal Palate)
Kiwi Coconut Popsicles (from The Little Epicurean)
Vegan “Cheesecake” Stuffed Strawberries (from The Roasted Root)
Banana Chai Popsicles (from Healthy Sweet Eats)
Matcha Chia Seed Pudding and Apricot Smoothie Parfaits (from The Roasted Root)
No Bake Peppermint Chocolate Bites (from The Lean Green Bean)
Wild Blueberry Lavender Coconut Ice Cream (from Ambitious Kitchen)
Chocolate Coconut Truffles (from Jessi’s Kitchen)
Berry Thumbprint Cookies (from Big Man’s World)
Coconut Snowballs (from For the Family)
No-Bake Samoa Cookies (from Culinary Couture)