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5 No-Bake Desserts to Save Energy, Keep Cool for the Summer

As summer approaches, there’s no better way to beat the heat than treating yourself to something sweet, while also saving some energy.

Keep your home cooler and give your oven and stove a break. A microwave can use 30 to 80 percent less energy than an oven.

Check out these five no-bake dessert recipes:

1. Chocolate Tart
Attention all chocolate lovers, this is the recipe for you. This decadent chocolate tart is super simple to make because it only has four ingredients.

2. Lemon Bars
When life gives you lemons, you make lemon bars (or lemonade). If you enjoy tart, tangy flavors, try this microwave lemon bar recipe.

3. Serradura Pudding
Also known as sawdust pudding, serradura pudding is a popular dessert from Macau, layering a combination of heavy cream and crumbled Maria cookies.

4. Raspberry Cheesecake
Since raspberries are in season, what better way to get a taste a summer than making a raspberry cheesecake?

5. No-Churn Ice Cream
If all those recipes don’t appeal to your taste buds, this customizable no-churn ice cream recipe will surely do the job.