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No Bake and No Cook Dessert

It seems that hot summer weather doesn't diminish anyone's sweet tooth! These easy and cool no cook dessert recipes use ice cream, frozen yogurt, fresh fruits, prepared cakes and cookies, and purchased pie crusts for easy preparation and no heat at all. Try this summer dessert recipe for lots of flavor, satisfying texture - and sweet taste.
Tips for Making No Cook Desserts
• Use the best fruits you can find; perfectly ripe and fresh.
• If using frozen fruits, do not thaw before adding to the recipe, unless the recipe tells you to.
• If a dessert is frozen, remove it from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving to make slicing easier. You don't want these desserts rock hard; they are best slightly softened, so you can really taste all of the flavors and so they are easier to eat.
• Be sure to tightly cover these recipes in the refrigerator and freezer so they don't pick up undesirable flavors as they are chilling.
• Think about changing the recipe to suit your tastes by adding or subtracting ingredients.
Feel free to substitute whatever fruits look wonderful from your backyard garden, farmer's market or grocery store in any of these recipes. Just use your intuition and favorite flavor combinations because these recipes are foolproof, and fun!

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Dessert
This delicious recipe has a pretzel crust for great salty, crunchy contrast. Prepare just as directed and freeze. Let stand at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving. If you'd like, double the recipe and make it in a 13x9" pan; it will serve about 20 people.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
• 1-1/3 cups finely crushed pretzels
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
• 1/2 cup melted butter
• 1/4 cup lime juice
• 2 Tbsp. orange juice
• 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
• 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
• 10 oz. pkg. frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed
• 1 cup whipping cream
• 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
• 1 tsp. vanilla
Combine crushed pretzels, brown sugar, nuts, and melted butter in medium bowl; save 1/4 cup. Press into bottom of ungreased 10" springform pan and chill until firm.
Combine all of the juices with the sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl and beat until smooth. Puree strawberries with juice in a food processor and add to the condensed milk mixture; beat until combined.
In small bowl, beat whipping cream with powdered sugar and vanilla; fold into strawberry mixture, then pour over chilled pretzel crust. Top with reserved crust mixture. Cover and freeze until firm.
By Linda Larsen, Guide - Fly at a Smile-Price