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What No-Bake Desserts Should You Make for Summer?

Updated on April 20, 2016
Summer Fruity Refrigerator Cake
Summer Fruity Refrigerator Cake

If you are engaging in the business of selling baked stuff, or have a bakery, chances are, with this heat wave, you are actually dreading facing your ovens. It is understandable considering that when you turn these ovens, you not only heat up the inside of these equipment, but also the interior of your bakery as well. If you don’t want to spend all your time in front of very hot ovens, you can always add wares that do not require baking, and store these in your refrigerator, or invest in a cooling glass case.

What are the no bake desserts that you can add to your list of products in your bakeshop? There are quite a few that are very popular with many people. Aside from keeping your bakery ovens from being used too often, you will also expand your menu. Since it is summer, people will look for cooling desserts and what better way to do that then to offer them a glass case full of chilled ones.

There are many options for you to choose from. Some of the chilled desserts you can offer may require a bit of cooking and baking, but once the ingredients needed are assembled, you can turn off your ovens. There are also some that only require stove-top cooking, which will produce less added heat for your bakery than your bakery ovens, and the resulting mixtures are then cooled and chilled to help make the items that you will sell.

Mango Float
Mango Float

Cake Products You Can Consider Adding to Your Summer Menu

What are these products that you can make without needing to spend long hours in front of your oven? Here are some ideas:

Chocolate Mousse – this is made out of chocolate, cream, egg yolks, and sugar. You can make the mousse and chill it in aluminum foil pans for larger batches, or in disposable bowls for individual servings. These are cooked over the stove and cooled to room temperature before being chilled.

Tiramisu – this will require a little baking since this will need some sponge cake for the base. You can choose to use ready-made lady fingers however, if you do not want your version to be too heavy. This is composed of mascarpone, milk, cream, brandy, coffee, cocoa, egg yolks, and sponge cake or lady fingers. There are many recipes for you to choose from online, so find the one that suits you best and make these for your glass case.

Fruit Trifle – this is sometimes considered a fruity version of tiramisu, and with a good reason. This is because this particular dessert has a similar composition as tiramisu but instead of chocolate, you will use fruits in it. This is composed of pound cake bits, fruits (find what is in season that will hold up well when chilled, like berries, mangoes, peaches, kiwi, etc.), cream, condensed milk, and pudding mix. This is prepared the same way as tiramisu, with layers of cream, cake, and fruit building up the dessert.

Making No-Bake Cookie Bars
Making No-Bake Cookie Bars

Cookie Products That Are No-Bake

No-bake Cookie Bars – this is a no-bake dessert that is a favorite of kids, primarily because they can help in making it. It has the consistency of cookie dough, and can actually be baked into cookies if you wanted to by simply popping these slices into a preheated bakery oven. This no bake version however does not have any eggs in it, so as to avoid any possibility of salmonella poisoning. What is added in these no-bake cookie bars are oatmeal, sugar, butter, chocolate, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and any other ingredient that you may want to include in your recipe. You can also check online for variations and ideas. These cookie bars are placed in lined cookie sheets and chilled until solid, then cut into bars or squares.

Ice Cream Sandwiches – kids love these and you can use ready-made cookies, crackers, or even brownies for this. If you want to give it your personal stamp, you can bake your trademark brownie-like treats (caramel bars, blondies, revel bars, etc.) then add any flavor ice cream to these. You can also choose to have these made to order, with choices for the sandwich pastry (brownies, cookies, etc.) and the ice cream flavor left to the buyer’s discretion. You can also make these ahead of time and freeze them after making them to allow for proper adhesion of the layers and to make these easier to eat without it being too messy.


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