Chilled Desserts

July 1999 – It’s summertime, and the weather is fine.

So we don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen preparing meals. And we also want to spend more time with family and friends. I know in my family we have a lot of excuses for getting together during the summer months, and barbecue or picnic potluck meals are the order of the day. And what would a big get together be without dessert?

Here are a lot of tried and true recipes for special chilled or frozen desserts (at least a summer’s worth). They are all really easy to prepare, relying on convenience foods like store bought angel food cake, packaged cookies, Jello, frozen or canned fruit, marshmallows, chocolate bars, and of course whipped cream or whipped topping. But the ease of preparation and pantry ingredients belie the impressive appearance and outstanding taste of any of these desserts.

So pick one, get the ingredients, spend a few minutes whipping it up, refrigerate or freeze, go out, have fun, then at serving time wait for the compliments to pour in!

Creamy Lime Pie

Lemon Dessert Cake

So easy and so delicious – prepared angel food cake layered with a creamy lemon filling and frosting.

Creamy Lime Pie

Lime Chiffon Pie

Unbaked chilled pie recipe flavored with lime juice and topped with whipped cream.

Creamy Lime Pie

Cherry Cha-Cha Pudding

Chilled dessert layers cherry pie filling with a mixture of marshmallows and whipped cream over a graham crumb crust.

Creamy Lime Pie

Raspberry Torte

Simple recipe combines raspberries, frozen whipped topping and graham wafers.

Creamy Lime Pie

Khalua Mousse Torte

Quick and easy dessert recipe includes Chips Ahoy cookies and Dream Whip topping.

Creamy Lime Pie

Crispy Crunch Torte

Easy dessert recipe for prepared angel food cake frosted and filled with a whip cream and candy bar mixture.

Creamy Lime Pie

Chocolate Chip Trifle

Quick and easy dessert recipe combines Dad’s Cookies with chocolate pudding and whipped cream.

Creamy Lime Pie

Oreo Ice Cream Pie

Recipe for ice cream pie with crushed Oreo cookies, in an Oreo cookie crumb crust.