By Vanessa Greaves

Give your oven a summer vacation.

No need to heat up your kitchen to make these party-worthy, no-bake cakes and pies.

Cooks' Tips: For a pretty presentation, drizzle each plate with chocolate syrup before serving. Some reviewers recommend a chocolate cookie crust. Sounds good to us!

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Cooks' Tips: Beat the cream cheese for 5 minutes with or without added sugar; increase lemon juice and zest.

Lemon Icebox Pie III | Photo by Sarah

Cooks' Tips: Use this as your blueprint and substitute any ice cream flavor you crave. For more inspiration, see 10 Outrageous Ice Cream Pies Worth the Brain Freeze.

Mom's Ice Cream Dessert | Photo by Molly

Cooks' Tips: Double the cream cheese; change up the flavor by adding cocoa powder, coffee liqueur, or a variety of fresh fruit toppings.

Cooks' Tips: Use Key limes to amp up the flavor; let frozen torte thaw a few minutes before slicing.

Cooks' Tips: Be sure to let this chill thoroughly to let flavors fully develop. Go for the cuteness factor by making mini pies.

Cooks' Tips: Fudge/peanut topping is classic, but try caramel/cashew, butterscotch/pecan, chocolate/pretzel, marshmallow/walnut; change up ice cream flavors, too.

Cooks' Tips: Make a middle layer of strawberries and top with cream cheese mixture and more strawberries. These picnic-perfect desserts also look great in individual dessert cups instead of jars.

Cheesecake in a Jar | Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

Discover 250+ no-bake cookies that will make your oven miss you this summer.

"Easy dreamy pie. Reminds me of a frozen Peanut Butter Cup. I used non-fat milk, fat-free Cool Whip, and low-fat cream cheese. This pie is plush!" -- Melanie Greer

Related: Discover more irresistible no-bake pie and no-bake cookie recipes.