There’s a lot to love about the festive season, and when Christmas draws near we usually get into the celebratory mood by stuffing our faces with lots of holiday goodies.
The only thing we don’t love is slaving over the oven.
Whoever thought to celebrate Christmas in Australia at the height of summer has some stuff to answer for, to say the least. There’s nothing worse than sweating it out on a sunny summers day in the kitchen preparing your Christmas feast. So, is it really any wonder then when we see no-bake recipes that our hearts jump?
We know you understand, and to get you into the no bake spirit here are our favourite no bake recipes. No oven required!
Christmas Trifle with Raspberry Flummery
The best thing about this recipe is that you can make it a day or two before Christmas – saves a lot of hassle in the kitchen on Christmas Day!
Cheesecake does something to us that we can’t explain, and which might not be suitable for all audiences. A cheesecake that you don’t have to cook, or um-and-ah about whether it’s been in the oven long enough, is even better!
Peppermint slice, it’s basically the best way to brush your teeth. Ok, you shouldn’t actually substitute brushing your teeth for peppermint slice, but you absolutely can make it without even looking at your oven!
No-Bake Lemon Slice
Lemon slice, packed full of sweet and tangy goodness, is a firm family favourite in many houses. Imagine how much of a favourite it’s going to be to the cook when you don’t even have to think about switching on the oven.
Condensed milk, as you’ve probably heard us say several times before, is the food of the gods. Pretty much any time of the year, we’re happiest when we get to eat this heavenly nectar, particularly if it’s in a no-bake recipe like this condensed milk tart.
There are so many things to love about this recipe. For one, it’s no-bake, no ovens required. For another, it’s chocolate AND cherry AND cheesecake all rolled into one. For another, it’s served in a jar. The ultimate on-trend dessert.
If you thought Christmas was all about what you can bake in your oven, you obviously need to do more research. This Christmas Ice Cream Plum Pudding is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas in Australia, without a single oven to be seen!
For those who believe recipes containing jelly were only going impress kids under 12, you need to check out this Jelly Whip recipe. Super sleek, thick and just slightly fluffy, it’s everything you could want from a no-bake dessert.
Tiramisu is a great fancy dish, so we made it a bit more Australian by adding some totally delish smashed Maltesers to the mix. Oh, and we mixed the recipe up so you won’t need an oven to get this one done. Winner!
We just love to whip up some balls to pop in our mouths. No seriously, these Tim Tam Balls are the real deal. They’re super easy to put together, involve no oven cooking, and are so delicious you’ll want a pair of them!
Clearly, these Homemade Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream Pops are not something that gets baked in the oven, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t one of the most delicious desserts you’ll pull out of the freezer this year, commercial ice cream included!
We get it, ladies, we’re lazy mums as well. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for recipes like this Lazy Mums Raw Cheesecake, which is super simple, super yummy, and thankfully, doesn’t take us anywhere near the oven. Talk about raw goodness!
Fan of honeycomb? We love it too! In fact, we love it so much that we wanted to put it in something else we love, in this case, a cheesecake. Consider this the ultimate dessert lovechild, and it’s all done without a single bit of help from your oven!
We’ve already discussed how much we love tiramisu, it’s no secret. In fact, it’s about as much of a secret as our hate for ovens in the summer, which is why this no-bake recipe is absolutely perfect. A strawberry sensation!
What are your favourite no-bake recipes to avoid the oven?
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