Make-Ahead Desserts To Enjoy In An Instant

Banana split ice cream served on white plate

We all get a sweet tooth from time to time. If you’re looking for the perfect recipe that will satisfy you and your family’s craving, we have three mouth-watering recipes for you to try. These make-ahead desserts will be the sweetest thing you’ll taste all summer. Take a look to see how you can create these desserts at home.

Raspberry-Lemonade Cheesecake Swirl Bars

Bring your favorite lemonade refresher to life with this recipe. The fresh raspberries and lemon zest will remind you why summer is your favorite time of year. Here is everything you will need to make these delicious bars:

  • 1 roll of Pillsbury (16.5 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 2 packages (8 oz) of cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons of grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon red gel food color

The total preparation time is about 4 hours and 45 minutes. This also has 24 servings. Enjoy!

Banana Split Icebox Cake

This recipe is like an ice cream sundae but with a twist. The sugar cookies between layers of strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla whipped toppings will remind you why you used to enjoy sundaes so much. You will need just a few ingredients to make this magical Banana Split Icebox Cake.

  • 1 roll Pillsbury (16.05 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 2 containers of frozen Cool Whip (8 oz) thawed
  • ½ cup Hershey’s Chocolate-flavored syrup
  • ½ cup seedless strawberry jam

Since you have to freeze everything together, the total time to make this recipe will be about 9 hours. This cake has 8 servings and will be the life of the party. Consider making it the night before!

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Key Lime Pie Thumbprints 

Key lime pie but make them cookies! These Key Lime Pie Thumbprints are so refreshing and sweet. Cookies, graham crackers, and a tart key lime filling go great with warm weather and sunshine.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also easy to make. With only a few ingredients and some time in your kitchen, you will have 32 servings of thumbprints ready to enjoy. Take a look to see what you need to create this masterpiece.

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 roll Pillsbury (16.05 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup white vanilla baking chips
  • 1 ½ teaspoon lime zest