20 Lazy Summer Desserts for Easy Entertaining in a Pinch

Kristen Bousquet
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On an uneventful Friday night, you decide to invite over some friends. As soon as you shoot out the group text, stress sets in as you realize you should probably offer your guests sort of snack to go with the wine and beer people will be drinking—but your fridge is empty. If you’re the type who enjoys last-minute entertaining, there’s a solution for this scenario: lazy summer desserts that everyone will obsess over, but require very little work.

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From simple fruit-and-brownie skewers drizzled in melty chocolate sauce to no-bake desserts you can (honestly) whip up in 20 minutes or fewer, these seasonally-inspired desserts are decadent enough to impress your guests without taking the entire day to concoct.

Ahead, dig into some of our favorite easy-AF desserts to try this season.

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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Easy Banana Cream Pie
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No-Bake Triple Layer Lemon Pudding Pie
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Strawberry Brownie Skewers
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No-Bake Summer Berry Icebox Cake
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No-Bake Strawberry & Cream Pie
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Lemon Raspberry Poke Cake
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Easy Strawberry, Jello, and Angel Food Cake Dessert
STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Watermelon Lemonade Slushies
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Raspberry Lemon Cookies
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes
STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Gluten-Free No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake
STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Banana Split Bites
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert
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STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Watermelon Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Lemon Mousse
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  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Easy Banana Cream Pie
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No-Bake Triple Layer Lemon Pudding Pie
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Strawberry Brownie Skewers
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No-Bake Summer Berry Icebox Cake
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No-Bake Strawberry & Cream Pie
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Lemon Raspberry Poke Cake
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Easy Strawberry, Jello, and Angel Food Cake Dessert
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Watermelon Lemonade Slushies
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Raspberry Lemon Cookies
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Individual Frozen Key Lime Pies
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Gluten-Free No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Banana Split Bites
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Watermelon Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | No Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
  • STYLECASTER | Lazy Summer Desserts | Lemon Mousse

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