Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a great place to live all year. The location is fantastic, and the summer weather here is mild compared to much of the country. Even still, some summer days can get a little toasty.
Summer is also a great time for entertaining. When you entertain, you’ll need dessert, of course! But no one wants to crank up the oven on those warm summer days. That’s why we’ve gathered these three awesome summer desserts that you can make at home, all without heating up your kitchen.
Can’t Go Wrong With No-Bakes
No-bake cookies are a perennial favorite and for good reason. They are the perfect blend of chocolate, peanut butter, and oats, giving you a delicious chewy, gooey mixture of flavors. We like this recipe from the website Live Well, Bake Often. You do need to heat up the mixture on the stove, so there is a small amount of heat involved. It shouldn’t be enough to make a difference in your apartment, though.
Homemade Popsicles are Easier Than You Think
A favorite for kids and adults alike on a hot day, popsicles will be a hit at your next gathering. What’s better than store-bought pops? Homemade, of course. First, pick up a popsicle mold from Amazon (or just use shot glasses if that’s more your style). Pour in your preferred fruit juice and mix in some fruit puree, whole blueberries or diced fruit. Mix in some applesauce for a smoothie-pop consistency. Freeze and enjoy!
Hosting an adults-only gathering? Try adding your favorite booze to the process above.
No-Bake Cheesecake, Twice as Fast
You can make this no-bake cheesecake in about half the time as the real deal, and since there are no eggs in it, you’ll never have to turn on the oven. The filling is made from whipped cream, cream cheese, sour cream, and lemon juice. The crust? Just crushed graham crackers and butter.
These summer desserts are sure to please, and you don’t have to worry about your kitchen heating up from using the oven. And if you’re looking for apartments in Lake Oswego, Oregon, look no further than Kruseway Commons. Reach out today to learn about the luxurious amenities we offer.