When your sweet tooth’s calling for cakes or cookies in the summer, your first instinct might be to scoff at it: “Baking? In sweltering heat? Get out of here.” But just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you have to forgo dessert altogether; instead, make one (or all) of Giada De Laurentiis‘ no-bake summer Italian desserts.
Don't sweat it – we've got a list of desserts that are heatwave friendly, from gelato to tiramisu to poundcake with limoncello zabaglione (pictured here!). Tap the profile link for Italian sweets you can whip up on the hottest of summer days. 🍨🍪🍰
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This week, the Food Network star shared a staggering 23 no-bake desserts, from creamy desserts that’ll cool you down on particularly hot days, like chocolate-hazelnut gelato and lemon basil sorbesso, to desserts that are so easy, you won’t break a sweat, like De Laurentiis’ rosemary peaches with vanilla bean yogurt and granola., and desserts that take ice cream to a whole ‘nother level, like her frozen s’mores. And while you don’t have to make all 23 of her no-bake Italian desserts by any means, it sure wouldn’t hurt to try, right? I mean, what else are you doing? Below are our favorites that we highly encourage you start with:
On days that call for a spritzer in dessert form, combine orange juice, Aperol, lemon juice, and sugar; freeze for four hours; and top with Prosecco.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Chocolate peanut butter ice cream sandwiches. Need we say more on that? 🍪🙌 Get the #recipe for these decadent treats in the profile link, and tune in to #GiadaAtHome at 12pm this Saturday on @foodnetwork to watch @giadadelaurentiis make em!
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Who doesn’t love ice cream sandwiches? De Laurentiis’ recipe elevates the classic grab-and-go, chocolate-and-vanilla dessert with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
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S’mores have never looked — or tasted — better: De Laurentiis’ Frozen S’mores mixes toasted marshmallows and mini chocolate chips into vanilla ice cream for one incredible bite.
Tiramisu Icebox Torta
For a more challenging dessert, turn to De Laurentiis’ Tiramisu Icebox Torta, a glorious, multi-layered, flavor-bomb of a dessert featuring chocolate chips, mascarpone, espresso powder, sweet Marsala wine, chocolate wafer cookies, and cocoa powder.
In search of more summer recipes? Giada De Laurentiis has plenty:
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