Ice cream and raspberries in brandy snap basket

Five-ingredient dessert recipes

Make a simple but stunning pud with our five-ingredient dessert recipes. Put storecupboard ingredients to good use and satisfy your sweet tooth.

33 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

With just five ingredients, this is a great little pud to have up your sleeve when you’re in a hurry

5 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

You'll need just four ingredients to make this exotic dessert, a no-fuss finish to your meal

10 mins
Easy
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24 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This simple version of the traditional dessert uses just five ingredients, with porridge oats for extra crunch

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A fruit salad to delight your taste buds - just five ingredients. Add a dash of vodka if you like

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this lemony ice dessert, just five ingredients and packed full of lemon and lime goodness

20 mins
Easy
7 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Pretty as a picture, five ingredients, dairy-free and delicous – what more could you want from a dessert?

25 mins
Easy
76 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy raspberry honey flapjacks using just five ingredients. Serve with a cuppa for a perfect mid-morning pick-me-up, or freeze for a later date

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this festive mincemeat, cranberry & almond pie as a warming winter treat for all the family. It contains just five ingredients and is easy to make

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These bouncy vanilla marshmallow treats make a great homemade gift and they contain just five ingredients. Perfect for a sweet afternoon pick-me-up

35 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

We can't resist a crumble when the weather gets colder. Make this pear and chocolate flapjack crumble using just five ingredients – simple and delicious

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Bake our indulgently boozy chocolate puddings with just five ingredients. Perfect for a dinner party if you're celebrating on St Patrick's Day – or at any time of year

43 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this twist on a favourite childhood ice-cream dessert with coffee and chocolate layers. Made with just five ingredients, it's a great make-ahead pud 

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 1.0 out of 5 star rating

Make Tom Kerridge's decadent honey and vanilla crème brûlée with just five ingredients. It's a special dessert to enjoy after a cosy dinner for two

35 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
33 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A no-churn ice cream that's low-fat, superhealthy and counts as one of your five-a-day

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

If you've taken time to make a special main course, why not take the pressure off and serve this simple but delicious pud

5 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This dreamy dessert is ready in under 10 minutes. Use milk chocolate if you're feeding young children

7 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Create this delicious pudding in just 10 minutes, then pop it in the fridge. Serve in glasses and garnish with fresh blackberries for an elegant summer dessert

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make our truffle fudge in mere minutes and box it up with pretty tissue paper for the perfect homemade gift. It uses just four ingredients and very little effort

7 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Need a pudding fast? These four-ingredient pots taste as good as they look and will save the day in under 20 minutes

15 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A simple pudding with a creamy and indulgent Mars Bar sauce, ready in just 10 minutes

10 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This creamy syllabub is a spin on classic mint choc chip and a great way to use up leftover chocolates

10 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A fruity pud is a brilliant way to end a meal - this speedy number can be whipped up in minutes, then cooked while you're eating your main course

30 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This super-quick pud is a crowd-pleaser - and is easily dressed up for grown-ups with a splash of Disaronno

10 mins
Easy
47 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a delightfully easy family dessert - ready in just five minutes

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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