My Favourite No-Bake Summertime Dessert

July 4, 2018 By Sarah White No Comments

Summertime brings us some of the best and most beautiful ingredients that mother nature has to offer. Fresh berries are my go-to summertime dessert; sweet and juicy all on their own. While I typically serve them up au naturel, I’ve recently been experimenting with quick and easy ways to turn the humble berry into an elegant dessert to serve at our frequent summertime dinner parties.

This new recipe was inspired by my recent trip to Portugal where my husband and I took a cooking class with EatWith, a website that hooks you up with local food experiences while travelling abroad (thanks Jason & Eli!). Our host Es showed us how to make traditional Portuguese dishes like bean salad, clams with vinho verde (recipe coming soon), and salt cod with potato. He also whipped up an amazing dessert made with balsamic roasted berries, quark (a type of yoghurt), Portuguese cookies and fresh flowers. I knew as soon as I tasted it that I had to recreate it at home using gluten-free & dairy-free ingredients. The end result is a delicious dessert that requires zero oven time.

Scroll down for my favourite healthy no-bake dessert. A taste of Portugal that’s perfect for summertime entertaining.

No-Bake Strawberry Dessert

Gluten-free, dairy-free & requires zero oven time on hot days. I hope you enjoy my new favourite healthy no-bake dessert; a taste of Portugal that’s perfect for summertime entertaining.

Dr. Sarah White | Naturopathic Doctor


Dr. Sarah White is a Naturopathic Doctor, Integrative health expert and the founder + CEO of This Doctor’s Kitchen — your evidence-based resource for all things health and wellness. Dr. Sarah takes a food-first approach to health with a focus in fertility, longevity and natural beauty. She is recognized as an expert in women’s hormones, thyroid health and anti-aging. Dr. Sarah is a published health author with features in Elle Canada, Best Health, EcoParent & Whole Family magazine.