25 Scrumptious 3-Ingredient Desserts You Can Actually Make Right Now

3 ingredient desserts

3-ingredient desserts are beginner friendly and require ingredients you probably already have on hand. 


Most desserts require a dozen ingredients, a few hours of work and kitchen turned upside down. 

Quickly whipping up a delicious dessert to surprise family or satisfy a lazy Wednesday cravings will save you time and money. 


To make a full-fledged dessert using only 3 ingredients requires a dose of creativity. 


It may seem impossible but it is absolutely doable. To do it successfully you need to use ingredients that can take the place of 2, 3 or more ingredients. Like using melted ice cream in place of eggs, milk and oil to bake muffins. Or using white chocolate as a 2-in-1 butter and sweetener. 


3-Ingredient Desserts


These cakes are so good on their own, they don’t require any frosting. With just 3 ingredients you will end up with a cake that is rich, moist and creamy.

3 ingredient cakes

  1. Calabrian Walnut Cake | Kitchen Stories
  2. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake | Love In My Oven
  3. 3-Ingredient Angel Food Cake | Raia’s Recipes
  4. 3-Ingredient Pineapple Cake | Cooking Perfect
  5. 3-Ingredient Japanese Cheesecake | Epicurious


Although the basic cookie recipe is only 3 ingredients, butter, sugar and flour. When you want to add flavor and keep the number of ingredients the same you need to get creative and these cookies are just that. 

3 ingredient cookies

  1. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies | Feel Good Foodie
  2. 3-Ingredient S’mores Bites | The Comfort Of Cooking
  3. Shortbread Cookies | Bigger Bolder Baking
  4. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Cookies | Cooking Carnival
  5. 3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons | Just A Taste



Mousses are perfect desserts for every season. Finishing a delicious feast with a light mousse is the best. Only 3 ingredients and 10 minutes of work stand between you and these mouthwatering desserts.

3 ingredient mousse

  1. 3-Ingredient Strawberry Mousse | Almost Super Mom
  2. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse | Sweetness And Bite
  3. 3-Ingredient Coconut Papaya Mousse | Creative Healthy Family
  4. 3-Ingredient Coffee Mousse | Stay At Home Mum
  5. 3-Ingredient Lemon Mousse | Baking Cherry



Making ice cream from scratch is the best warm weather project. 

3 ingredient ice cream

  1. 3-Ingredient Peach Sorbet | Chef Not Required
  2. 3-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream | Foodie With Family
  3. 3-Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream | Spend With Pennies
  4. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Ice Cream | Marissa
  5. Lemon Sorbet | BBC Good Food



Forget the store mixes, you can make pancakes, muffins and even brownies with only 3 ingredients.

3 ingredient brownies

  1. 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies | The Big Man’s World
  2. 3-Ingredient Nutella Brownies | Marsha’s Baking Addiction
  3. 3-Ingredient Pancakes | Cafe Delites
  4. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Muffins | Recipe Diaries
  5. 3-Ingredient Ice Cream Muffins | Mr. Food



What are your favorite 3-ingredient desserts?


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