Easy No-Bake Desserts

We don't have air conditioning here in Seattle. Honestly, we really don't need it. But, during the summer months, I still try to avoid using the oven when I can. 

I made this first recipe last week when we had a new co-worker of Adam's and his family over for dinner. Obviously, it's super rare to find another recent college hire who's married with kids! Claire had a blast playing with their three-year-old son.  That is, until both toddlers had meltdowns over a drum mallet and we had to call it a night...

Grasshopper Pie

Grasshopper Pie
{From Adam's Mom}
Chocolate pie crust
22 marshmallows
3/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
Green food coloring
1 cup whipping cream

1. Whip the cream using an electric mixer. While that's going, melt the marshmallows and milk in a double boiler. 
2.  When the marshmallow mixture has cooled, add mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring. Let stand until syrupy and thickened. 
3. Fold in whipped cream and pour into pie shell. Chill in refrigerator overnight. 


Classic Tiramisu
{From Adam's Mom}
5 egg yolks
1 cup and 1 tablespoon sugar
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
1 1/3 cups and 2 tablespoons whipping cream
36 ladyfingers
1/4 cup strong coffee
Cocoa powder, for dusting

1. Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low and cook for ten minutes, stirring constantly. 
2. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored. Add mascarpone and whip until combined. 
3. In a separate bowl, whip cream into stiff peaks. Fold into yolk mixture and set aside. 
4. Split the ladyfingers in half and line the bottom of a 9x13 glass pan. Brush with coffee. Spoon half the cream filling over ladyfingers. Repeat ladyfingers, coffee, and filling layers. 
5. Garnish with cocoa powder. Chill in refrigerator overnight.

P.S. This is the lasagna recipe I used for Claire's feast day. Super easy and delicious!

1 comment:

  1. I have a tub of mascarpone in the fridge ... I think I need to make some tiramisu!


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