Hilary Walentuk MS, RD, LDN

Cool Down with No-Bake Dairy Desserts

This summer heat calls for cold, refreshing treats, but what if you’re looking for something extra-special to make for a crowd that doesn’t require turning on the oven? Look no further than this list of no-bake desserts! Packed with nine-essential nutrients, like protein, calcium, and vitamin D, these dairylicious desserts are bound to be crowd-pleasers for kids and adults alike.


Healthy Blueberry-Ricotta Tartlets

Ricotta isn’t just for lasagna! These Healthy Blueberry-Ricotta Tartlets are a great way to add a boost of calcium and major flavor to your dessert tray.

Photo courtesy of Food Network


Frozen Yogurt Fruity Bites

These Frozen Yogurt Bites are a quick and easy dessert (or snack!) and a great way to get kids active in the kitchen. Plus, they are super customizable for a crowd by adding your favorite flavored yogurt and fruit. Make them extra special by throwing in a few chocolate chips! 😉

Recipe courtesy of POPSUGAR

Mango Fool

“Fool” is a traditional English dessert dating back to the 16th century. This Mango Fool is a refreshing combination of pureed mango, protein-rich yogurt and heavy cream. Not a fan of mangoes? This recipe can be easily adapted to use your favorite fruit.

Photo courtesy of Food & Wine

Cereal and Milk Popsicles

Breakfast for dessert, anyone? 😜

We all know that breakfast is an essential part of the day and these sweet treats take a favorite breakfast combo – cereal and milk – and turn it into creamy popsicles! Like the recipes above, this recipe can be adapted to use your favorite cereal. Also, this recipe does require some quick oven use, but it looked too delicious not to share!

Photo courtesy of The Little Foodie


Looking for more no-bake dairy inspiration? Try these No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Squares from Team Dairy New England’s A Family Feast or combine dessert and science with Homemade Single-Serve Ice Cream (in a Bag!). 🍨

Hilary Walentuk MS, RD, LDN

Hilary is a registered dietitian and Nutrition Specialist for New England Dairy & Food Council. She works with schools in Central and Southeastern Massachusetts to implement Fuel Up to Play 60, the Dairy Council’s in-school healthy eating and physical activity program. In her free time, Hilary can often be found on the hiking trails. When not on the trails, Hilary is usually in the kitchen experimenting with recipes, often involving dairy! Sound like someone you want to get to know? Contact Hilary at hwalentuk@newenglanddairy.com.

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