• Traditionally, Eton Mess is made of meringue, cream and strawberries, but you can mix it up any way you like and add other fruits as well as ice cream. As the name suggests - it doesn’t even have to be pretty! (Image credit: Call me cupcake).

  • Sure, you could spend all morning baking biscuits and churning ice cream, or you could buy both ready made and instead flex your creativity muscles by coming up with the best biscuit / ice cream combo in history. (Image credit: Minimalist Baker).

Bake free desserts to take the heat out of Mother’s Day

Showing mum how much you care is easier (and cooler) than you think!

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These no bake recipes for Mother’s Day say “love” without saying “slave to the kitchen” and will warm Mum’s heart despite their cool temperatures.

Eton Mess

This summer fruit sundae evokes the halls of Britain’s prestigious private schools and can be created in the time it takes to say “high society”.

Traditionally, Eton Mess is made of meringue, cream and strawberries, but you can mix it up any way you like and add other fruits as well as ice cream.  As the name suggests – it doesn’t even have to be pretty!

Try this recipe from TheKiwiCook.
 

Ice cream sandwiches

Sure, you could spend all morning baking biscuits and churning ice cream, or you could buy both ready made and instead flex your creativity muscles by coming up with the best biscuit / ice cream combo in history. Think shortbread and strawberry ice cream, ginger snaps and caramel ice cream or for an Aussie twist – Anzac bikkies and Old English Toffee. Yum!

Make delicious Vegan Chai Ice Cream sandwiches with Minimalist Baker! And a note, they baked their biscuits (their recipes are so simple) but you could use ginger nuts from the shop.
 

Chocolate ripple cake

Thrill your Mum with this ridiculously easy dessert – you can make the most basic version with literally two ingredients.

The recipe – grab a packet of chocolate ripple biscuits and whip a bowl of cream. Sandwich the biscuits with cream until you have a long chocolaty log and then cover the whole thing with more whipped cream (hey – we never said this was good for you!). Refrigerate and wait overnight, or for as long as you can before you tuck in. You can also add cherry liqueur to your cream or garnish the finished product with some gorgeous fruit.

Get the oh-so-simple recipe here.
 

No Bake Cheesecake

So easy. So delicious. Who doesn’t love cheesecake that you don’t even have to turn the oven on for? There are so many flavours and recipes out there but we love the idea of a Nutella cheesecake, and Mum will too!

Get the recipe from Chocolatesuze.
 

Peach Melba

This proud Aussie tradition does require a little bit of stovetop time to get the sauce right but it’s totally worth it! The tangy raspberries mix perfectly with the sweetness of the peach and the cool ice cream to deliver a Mother’s Day dessert worth remembering.

Whip this up with this recipe from SheKnows.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Clea Sherman is a freelancer writer based on Sydney’s best kept secret – Scotland Island. When she’s not bailing out her tinny she is pursuing her passion for food around her local northern beaches stomping ground and beyond. A keen traveller, Clea doesn’t let being a parent slow her down and spends as much time as possible on the road (or in the air) with her enthusiastic toddler and adventure seeking husband.