18 Unbelievably Tasty 3-Ingredient Dessert Recipes

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

2 /19: Soufflé Cheesecake

2/19 :Soufflé Cheesecake

3 /19: Nutella Mousse

3/19 :Nutella Mousse

4 /19: 'Thin Mints'

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4/19 :'Thin Mints'

5 /19: Peach Cobbler

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5/19 :Peach Cobbler

6 /19: Gingerbread Brownies

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6/19 :Gingerbread Brownies

7 /19: Peach Sherbet

7/19 :Peach Sherbet

8 /19: Froyo Ice Pops

8/19 :Froyo Ice Pops

9 /19: Chocolate Fudge

9/19 :Chocolate Fudge

10 /19: Peanut Butter Cookies

10/19 :Peanut Butter Cookies

11 /19: Coffee Ice Pops

11/19 :Coffee Ice Pops

12 /19: Chocolate Frozen Banana

12/19 :Chocolate Frozen Banana

13 /19: Cherry-Almond Cake

13/19 :Cherry-Almond Cake

14 /19: Apple Cake

14/19 :Apple Cake

15 /19: Creamsicle Cake

15/19 :Creamsicle Cake

16 /19: Peppermint Marshmallows

16/19 :Peppermint Marshmallows

17 /19: Fried Banana Rolls

17/19 :Fried Banana Rolls

18 /19: Nutella Cookies

18/19 :Nutella Cookies

19 /19: Pin It!

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19/19 :Pin It!