7 Easy Desserts That Can Be Made With Under 5 Ingredients

Have you ever had a sudden and unreconcilable craving for dessert, the kind of craving that only a luxurious, sweet treat can tame? If you have but have let it go unanswered because you thought desserts were too difficult or time-consuming to make at home, you’ve been misled. In the realm of sweet indulgences, simplicity can be the key to satisfying cravings. This collection of desserts is crafted for those moments when you desire a treat that's both quick to make and requires readily available ingredients from your kitchen or local grocery store.

Sometimes, the beauty lies in simplicity without compromising creativity. With these recipes, the philosophy is clear – less can indeed be more. No more checking off lists of 20+ ingredients, or spending an hour washing up all the dozens of dirty dishes. These recipes all call for five or fewer ingredients to create desserts designed to delight. 

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1. Chocolate Avocado Mousse:

Indulge in the velvety richness of Chocolate Avocado Mousse, a dessert that seamlessly blends health and decadence. With just a handful of ingredients – ripe avocados, cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt – you can create a luscious treat. Simply blend the avocados until smooth, incorporate the cocoa powder, sweetener, vanilla, and salt, and blend again until the ingredients come together. After a spell in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, this  mousse is ready offer up a guilt-free delight.

2. Banana Oat Cookies:

Satisfy your sweet cravings with the wholesome goodness of Banana Oat Cookies. Mashed ripe bananas, rolled oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and a hint of cinnamon come together to craft these delightful treats. Preheat the oven to 175°C, mix the ingredients, drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes. The result is a batch of chewy, flavourful cookies that strike the perfect balance between health-conscious and delicious, making them an ideal choice for a guilt-free indulgence.

3. Coconut Rice Pudding:

This comforting dessert blends the simplicity of cooked rice with the richness of coconut milk, sugar, and a touch of vanilla extract. Simmered till thick and creamy, this pudding can be enjoyed warm or chilled, with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon for a fragrant finish. Elevate your dessert experience with this creamy and satisfying Coconut Rice Pudding that promises a delightful combination of textures and flavors.

4. Apple Cinnamon Quesadillas:

A fusion of sweet and savoury inspired by the Mexican classic and the US classic apple pie, this is the best of both worlds. Thinly sliced apples, sprinkled with brown sugar and cinnamon, are wedged between flour tortillas, and then sprinkled with more cinnamon sugar for good measure. Baked to golden perfection with a touch of butter, these quesadillas offer a unique twist to traditional desserts.  

5. Lemon Sorbet:

If you're looking for a lighter, more refreshing alternative to ice cream, this sorbet is the solution. Bright and citrusy, this dessert require only a few ingredients – lemon juice, water, sugar, and lemon zest. The process involves heating water and sugar until dissolved, adding lemon juice and zest, then freezing the mixture to achieve a sorbet texture. Serve with a garnish of mint leaves for a zesty and tangy dessert.

6. Chocolate Fudge Pops

Cake pops are so passe, fudge pops are the new favourite. This frozen delight pairs the creaminess of chocolate pudding with the crunch of chopped peanuts and chocolate chips. The preparation is simple – whisk together milk and pudding mix, microwave, cool, and mix in peanuts and chocolate chips. Spoon the mixture into cups, insert wooden sticks, and freeze until solid. These fudge pops promise a blissful union of textures and flavours, making them a crowd-pleasing frozen treat.

7. Hazelnut Pie

Elevate your dessert night with this easy and still decadent Hazelnut Pie. A velvety blend of cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and chocolate-hazelnut spread grace a chocolate crumb crust. With a finishing touch of whipped cream and a drizzle of warmed chocolate hazelnut spread, this pie is a testament to indulgence. Refrigerate till set and then enjoy a truly choco-rific dessert.