53+ Healthy No-Bake Desserts (With Vegan and Paleo Options)

Over 53 healthy no-bake dessert recipes from around the web, all of which are gluten-free, dairy-free, and naturally sweetened. Plus, plenty of options for grain-free, paleo, vegan, and/or raw recipes for those with dietary restrictions.
Healthy No-Bake Dessert Recipes with paleo, raw, and vegan options #glutenfree

Happy first day of Summer! What’s your living environment like right now? It’s roasting in my neck of the woods, which means two main bullet points:

  • I’m working in the horizontal position from my couch slash floor right now (girl doesn’t handle heat with flying colors).
  • There will be no cooking, but plenty of salad and no-bake treat eating.

Welcome to a Mecca of No-Bake dessert recipes, all of which are gluten-free, cane sugar-free, and of the healthy varietal. For those of you who follow a vegan, raw, or paleo diet, there are options galore here, as the majority of the recipes are grain-free, dairy-free, and egg-less!

To make your search easy, I’ve broken the desserts into type (Popsicles & Ice Cream, Bars, Tarts, Pies, and Cheesecake, Bites/Truffles, etc) and have also noted in parentheses which recipes are vegan, raw, and paleo (unless already denoted in the title). You’ll notice many of the recipes fall under all three categories.

A couple of the recipes here do require you heat ingredients on the stovetop for a hot minute, but rest assured, there is no pre-heating, no oven-baking required for any of these treats. Without further adieu, here are over 53 no-bake desserts for summer!

Popsicles and Ice Cream

One or Two Ingredient Banana Ice Cream from Life is But a Dish (vegan) – use photo

One or Two-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles from Healthy Maven (raw, paleo)

Chocolate Caramel Banana Ice Cream Bars from Eating Bird Food

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt from Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt #healthy #dessert #recipe

Pineapple Ginger Popsicles from Perry’s Plate (paleo)

Easy Peach Sorbet from Making Thyme for Health (paleo)

Easy Peach Sorbet #healthy #dessert #recipe #paleo

Avocado Semifredo with Strawberries and Basil from Healthy Nibbles and Bits (vegan, paleo, raw)

Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles from The Roasted Root (raw, vegan, paleo)

Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles - a healthy dessert made vegan with coconut milk and maple syrup | theroastedroot.net #nobake #summer #recipe

Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream from The Roasted Root

Pineapple Soft Serve from Hola Jalapeno (paleo, vegan)

Pineapple Soft Serve - a healthy, vegan, paleo dessert

Mango Strawberry Banana Ice Cream from Courtney’s Sweets

Coconut Berry Firecracker Ice Pops from Kitchen Treaty (raw, paleo)

Coconut Berry Firecracker Popsicles - healthy, dairy-free, vegan, paleo dessert

No-Churn Vegan Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from Namely Marly

5-Minute Mango Sorbet from Perry’s Plate (raw, vegan, paleo)

Strawberry Sorbet from Rachel Cooks – (paleo, raw, vegan)

2-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet - a healthy vegan, paleo dessert

Paleo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from The Roasted Root (vegan, paleo, raw)

Paleo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - dairy-free, refined sugar free, made with coconut milk and pure maple syrup | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #dessert #recipe #paleo #vegan


Vegan Salted Caramel Hippie Bars from Delish Knowledge

Vegan Salted Caramel Hippie Bars - Gluten-free, and cane sugar-free

Blueberry Bars (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free) From Petite Allergy Treats 

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Bars from Flavor the Moments

Almond Joy No Bake Bars from Food Faith Fitness (vegan, paleo)

Almond Joy No Bake Bars - paleo, vegan, and healthy #dessert

Raw Lemon Coconut Bars from Fit Foodie Finds (raw, paleo)

Raw Walnut Brownies from The Healthy Maven (raw, vegan, paleo)

No Bake Salted Chocolate Fudge Protein Bars from Hummusapien (raw, vegan, paleo)

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Fudge Protein Bars #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Homemade Nut-Free 4-Ingredient Protein Energy Bars from Petite Allergy Treats (Paleo, Vegan) 

Homemade Nut-Free Protein Bars

Tarts, Pies, and Cheesecakes

Vegan Silk Chocolate Pie from Making Thyme for Health

Vegan Silk Chocolate Pie - gluten-free, dairy-free dessert

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Macaroon Crust from Busy in Brooklyn (Paleo, Vegan) 

Gluten-Free No Bake Fig Tarts from Fearless Dining

No Bake Lime Avocado Tart from Running to the Kitchen (paleo, vegan)

No-Bake Lime Avocado Tart - gluten-free, paleo, vegan, healthy, dessert

No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake from The Roasted Root (raw, paleo, vegan)

Vegan Mango Cheesecake from Jessica in the Kitchen (vegan, paleo)

Mini Frozen Peach Coconut Cream Pie with Almond Crust from Healthy Sweet Eats (paleo)

Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart from Eating Bird Food

No Bake Vegan Key Lime Tarts from The Roasted Root

Red White and Blueberry Vegan Cheesecake from Namely Marly (raw, vegan)

Vegan Red White and Blue Cheesecake


Fig Almond Energy Bite Truffles from Flavor the Moments 

7-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Balls from Lucis Moresels

7-Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls - vegan, gluten free, and healthy

Cacao Coconut Cashew Balls from Tasting Page (raw, vegan, paleo)

Peanut Butter Oatmeal No-Bake Bites from A Cedar Spoon

Vegan “Cheesecake” Stuffed Strawberries from The Roasted Root (paleo, vegan, raw)

Vegan Cocoa Truffles from Foolproof Living (raw, vegan, paleo)

No-Cook Vegan Healthy Truffles #paleo #dessert

5-Ingredient No Bake Fig Newton Bites from The Lemon Bowl (vegan, paleo)

Raw Cookie Dough Bites from Perry’s Plate (paleo)

Copy Cat Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas from View from Great Island (vegan, paleo)

Copy Cat Trader Joe's Gone Bananas - a 3-ingredient healthy dessert #paleo #glutenfree

Mousse & Pudding

Vegan Fig Chocolate Mousse from Tasting Page (raw, vegan)

Pistachio Green Tea Chia Pudding from Give a Recipe (raw, vegan)

Pistachio Green Tea Chia Seed Pudding

Bananas Foster Chia Seed Pudding from The Roasted Root (vegan, paleo)

Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding from The Roasted Root (vegan, paleo)

Maple Walnut Chia Seed Pudding from The Roasted Root (vegan, paleo)

Healthy 4-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse from The Roasted Root (raw, paleo)

Raw Brownie Batter from An Edible Mosaic (paleo, raw)

Raw Brownie Batter - a healthy paleo, vegan dessert #glutenfree


White Dark Chocolate Bark with Cashews and Candied Ginger from Hola Jalapeno 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut No-Bake Cookies from A Cedar Spoon 

Paleo Chocolate Caramel Cups from The Pretty Bee

Paleo Caramel Chocolate Cups #healthy #dessert #glutenfree


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    1. Julia Post author

      Yeeeees’m! Popsicles + open water are definitely necessary all summer long. Lemme know if you end up making any of the desserts!

    1. Julia Post author

      Right? I’ve made them before and they’re awesome! I definitely recommend them – so easy, simple, and definitely hit the spot on a hot day!

  1. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    I am with you on the heat, lady! I was telling Mike over the weekend that I can’t wait until fall, lol. These treats are a MUST – especially the ones that double as a cool-down. Thank you so much for including me! xoxo

    1. Julia Post author

      You got it, girl! I absolutely love all your recipes and you have some of the most amazing desserts I’ve seen (no-bake or otherwise 😉 Stay cool…cheers to looking forward to the fall! xo

  2. marcie

    I don’t handle the heat well AT ALL, so I need all of these recipes to take me through the summer! I love all of these nice, healthy options, and thank you so much for including my truffles and bars!

    1. Julia Post author

      Sing it, sister…I don’t do high temps, either. I’m all about cooking sans heat, too, so I say cheers to all this no-baking we’ll be doing. And you’re very welcome – your recipes are superb!

  3. Ashley

    haha I’m glad it’s not just me – I don’t handle the heat well at all!! I keep complaining to the husband that I wish it was fall weather all year round!! I am loving all the ice pops! I can never get enough of them during the summer!


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