18 Unbelievably Tasty 3-Ingredient Dessert Recipes

by Alexi Velasquez
Jan 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Dessert is one of the truest forms of happiness. It’s also one of the places it’s easy to tell the difference between homemade and store-bought. I mean, homemade cookies compared to store-bought ones? There’s no comparison. While we may want to take the time to make all our own desserts, they can get complicated, messy and difficult to make.

Enter the three-ingredient dessert. They’re fast; they’re tasty; and since they only require three simple ingredients, the chances of your kitchen becoming a total disaster zone go significantly down (although we suppose it depends on how skilled you are with a blender.)

We all deserve a dopamine-filled sugar rush from time to time, and these desserts are the perfect way to do it. Whether it’s Nutella mousse, a soufflélike cheesecake or DIY Thin Mints, give these ingredients a try the next time your sweet tooth demands your attention.

A version of this article was originally published in April 2015. 

1 /19: Paleo Fudge

1/19 :Paleo Fudge

Who knew chocolate chips and coconut milk could taste so good? 

2 /19: Soufflé Cheesecake

2/19 :Soufflé Cheesecake

This might be the easiest cheesecake you'll ever make.

3 /19: Nutella Mousse

3/19 :Nutella Mousse

This Nutella mousse further proves that we would eat Nutella in any form.

4 /19: 'Thin Mints'

4/19 :'Thin Mints'

Girl Scout cookies just got even better with this no-bake, vegan "Thin Mint" cookie recipe. 

5 /19: Peach Cobbler

5/19 :Peach Cobbler

This grilled peach cobbler is the perfect dessert for your next grilling party.

6 /19: Gingerbread Brownies

6/19 :Gingerbread Brownies

Satisfy your holiday gingerbread craving with these simple gingerbread brownies

7 /19: Peach Sherbet

7/19 :Peach Sherbet

This peach sherbet is the perfect treat to cool off on a hot day. 

8 /19: Froyo Ice Pops

8/19 :Froyo Ice Pops

These "banilla" Nutella frozen yogurt pops are sweet and healthy. 

9 /19: Chocolate Fudge

9/19 :Chocolate Fudge

Yes, you can make fudge with three ingredients — Cake and Allie can prove it.

10 /19: Peanut Butter Cookies

10/19 :Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies will remind you of your childhood. 

11 /19: Coffee Ice Pops

11/19 :Coffee Ice Pops

Get your caffeine fix with these coffee ice pops

12 /19: Chocolate Frozen Banana

12/19 :Chocolate Frozen Banana

These chocolate frozen bananas are a simple treat the kids will love too.

13 /19: Cherry-Almond Cake

13/19 :Cherry-Almond Cake

This cherry-almond cake is a simple sweet treat for dessert.

14 /19: Apple Cake

14/19 :Apple Cake

This apple cake is the perfect dessert for fall. 

15 /19: Creamsicle Cake

15/19 :Creamsicle Cake

This Creamsicle cake has a zesty citrus component that gives the flavor a boost.

16 /19: Peppermint Marshmallows

16/19 :Peppermint Marshmallows

These peppermint marshmallow squares make the perfect snack. 

17 /19: Fried Banana Rolls

17/19 :Fried Banana Rolls

These fried banana spring rolls are reminiscent of sushi.

18 /19: Nutella Cookies

18/19 :Nutella Cookies

These Nutella cookies are perfect for anyone who can't resist the chocolate-hazelnut combination. 

19 /19: Pin It!

19/19 :Pin It!