Escape Summer Heat in the Kitchen with No-Bake Desserts this Summer
This summer Nestle La Lechera recommends these easy-to-prepare no bake desserts to escape summer heat all summer long. Hosting family and friends is synonymous with summertime, but how often do you end up buying pre-made desserts in an effort to minimize heat time in the kitchen?
Whether you choose to try out the no-bake banana split cake, the cheesecake stuffed strawberries, or the piña colada gelatin, all desserts use seasonal fruits, require few ingredients and are very easy to make.
No-Bake Banana Split Cake – Escape Summer Heat dessert
COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter in large bowl; mix well. Spoon into 13 x 9-inch baking dish, firmly and evenly pressing onto bottom of dish. Freeze for 15 minutes.
BEAT cream cheese in large mixer bowl for 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add sweetened condensed milk; beat until creamy. Fold in one container of whipped topping. Spoon evenly over crust.
ARRANGE bananas in a single layer over cream cheese mixture. Top with a layer of crushed pineapple and strawberries. Top with remaining container of whipped topping, smoothing down top. Refrigerate for about 4 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
BEFORE serving, sprinkle with walnuts, drizzle with dulce de leche and top with cherries.
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – Escape Summer Heat dessert
WASH and dry the strawberries. Cut the tops off the strawberries and hollow out the center using a small melon baller or strawberry huller. Trim bottoms off strawberries so they stand upright.
BEAT cream cheese in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon peel; beat until smooth.
SPOON mixture into large, heavy-duty resealable bag. Snip ¼-inch wide opening off corner from bag and pipe into strawberries. Top each with a blueberry. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
Piña Colada Gelatin – Escape Summer Heat dessert
1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup coconut flavored lowfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple, undrained
2 cups pineapple juice
2 envelopes (7 grams each) unflavored gelatin
Toasted flaked coconut and/or pineapple slices for garnish (optional)
SPRAY 15 dessert cups lightly with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
COMBINE sweetened condensed milk, yogurt and crushed pineapple in medium bowl; stir well.
MICROWAVE pineapple juice in large, microwave-safe bowl for 90 seconds or until hot. Sprinkle gelatin one packet at a time over hot juice, whisking vigorously after each addition until dissolved.
STIR gelatin mixture into yogurt mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup of mixture into each dessert cup. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Nestle La Lechera was established in 1921 and is sold throughout Latin America, Spain, and the United States. It has a total of 4 products: La Lechera Condensed Milk/Leche Condensada* cans (14oz), La Lechera Mini/Lecherita (3.5oz), La Lechera Dulce de Leche cans (13.4oz), and La Lechera Leche Condensada & Dulce de Leche Squeeze Bottles (15.8oz).
*La Lechera Condensed Milk is available in its original recipe, as well as in a fat-free version and a “50% less sugar” version.
With NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk you pamper your family with delicious desserts that are easy and fast to make. Its tradition and quality will give you the assurance that no matter what you make, it would turn out great. In addition, the innovative new squeeze bottle helps you make and celebrate sweet moments with ease. Use as a “topping” on cookies, coffee, desserts, toast, waffles and lots more.