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25 Best Desserts You Can Make In 5 Minutes

Are you tired of juggling more than one task at a time and don’t really have time to bake, or is your electric bill getting higher each month and you don’t want to use your oven so much? Do you have small children around and can’t get your eyes off them long enough to bake dessert?

We all have a reason not to bake dessert but rest easy, following is a list of easy desserts to make in 5 minutes that will both satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you from using your oven!

1. Pineapple Nice Cream

Summer is approaching fast and if you want something sweet and refreshing without a ton of calories, this 3-ingredient Nice Cream is the answer.

I love quick desserts, but if I can have a 5-minute dessert healthy option, all the better! Frozen pineapple, mango, and lime juice are all it takes to make this refreshing treat!

2. 5 Minute Strawberry Dessert

I love strawberries, and when they are in season I buy a lot of them! Among the 5-minute dessert recipes, I think this one is definitely a keeper.

You’ll need ladyfingers, which are a great alternative to baking cake, strawberry junket, fresh strawberries, and whipped topping to make this gorgeous-looking refrigerated dessert.

3. 2-Minute Peanut Butter Healthy Mug Cake

Does vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and egg-free sound good to you? If the answer is yes, this 5-minute desserts microwave option is for you!

With just coconut flour, crunchy peanut butter, a non-dairy milk alternative, and high cocoa chocolate chips you can enjoy a delicious and healthy snack!

4. Shamrock Shake

If you are a fan of this creamy minty shake made popular by McDonald’s, you’ll be happy to learn it made the five-minute desserts list!

And, you’ll also love that you only need vanilla ice cream, milk, mint extract, and green food coloring to make it. Why wait for Saint Patrick’s Day when you can enjoy this amazing green concoction today?

5. 5 Minute Chocolate Cheesecake

If you are craving something chocolate but don’t have much time to prepare dessert, this 5-minute no-bake dessert might be your best discovery yet.

You’ll be amazed at what you can do with chocolate-flavored pudding, cream cheese, milk, whipped topping, and store-bought Oreo pie crust!

6. 5 Minute Tiramisu Dessert Dip

This is a brilliant idea: deconstructed tiramisu cake! Make the dip with the usual tiramisu filling and use the ladyfingers as your “scoop”. Isn’t it the greatest idea ever? It has the basic ingredients: ladyfingers, mascarpone, cream, cocoa, and coffee.

All it is missing is the lengthy prep time! This is a winner on my list!

7. Cookies and Cream Mousse

In the mood for something creamy and chocolatey? These yummy-looking last-minute desserts will satisfy your cravings. All you need is crushed Oreo cookies, heavy whipping cream, and Reddi-whip. This layered dessert looks and tastes fantastic and comes together in no time!

8. 5 Ingredient 5-Minute Apple Tart

If you want an impressive, elegant-looking 5-minute dessert, please take a look at this beautiful apple tart. Using refrigerated puff pastry makes preparing this tart a breeze.

Just unroll the dough, place the apple slices on top, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on it, and bake until golden brown.

9. Strawberry Mango Nice Cream

Another sweet and refreshing 5-minute healthy dessert! Swap your full-fat, sugar-loaded ice cream for this light, dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan sorbet.

All you need is frozen mango, strawberries, and lime juice. Process the frozen fruit until smooth and enjoy a sweet, tangy, and refreshing treat!

10. Whipped Hot Chocolate

Do you remember the Dalgona coffee craze? This 5-minute whipped hot chocolate uses the same principle. Combine powdered hot chocolate mix with heavy whipping cream and whip it!

You can add this chocolate cream on top of chocolate milk, or eat it straight up with a spoon!

11. Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I’m kind of obsessed with Froyo and was spending a lot of money buying it until I discovered this recipe. Now I buy my plain yogurt, honey, lemons, and frozen strawberries, and make my own! It’s that simple.

A 5-minute dessert that’s wallet-friendly and satisfies my cravings! These are simple ingredients I’m sure you already have at home.

12. No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge

4-ingredient peanut butter fudge requires no expert skills to make. All you need to do is microwave peanut butter and butter until melted, stir in powdered sugar and vanilla extract, mix, let set, and enjoy! This is so easy, anyone can do it, and it only takes about 5 minutes to make!

13. Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake was the birthday cake of choice for my daughter growing up. She never wanted anything different, so I was always looking for ice cream cake recipes.

I made this one on repeat! You’ll need a block of cookies and cream ice cream, Oreos, graham crackers, and chocolate ganache (recipe is included) to make this layered beauty.

14. 5 Minute Lemon Fudge

Have you ever tried lemon fudge? If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat! It has a bold citrus flavor and is made with lemon pudding.

Not the instant kind, but the one you cook. You mix it with melted butter, confectioner’s sugar, and milk, and let set! It’s super easy and the flavor and color will blow you away!

15. Grape Sorbet

Not your average sorbet flavor, right? Well, we are not average! This 5-minute dessert sorbet only requires that you freeze your green grapes in advance.

When frozen, just process the grapes with lemon juice and zest, and honey or sugar. That’s all it takes to enjoy this out-of-the-ordinary sorbet!

16. Wine Ice Cream Float

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! For all you wine-lovers out there, this 5-minute frozen dessert has your name on it!

Make your love for wine a sweet and refreshing experience with ice cream, red wine, sparkling water, and maraschino cherries. I mean, does dessert get any better than this?

17. 5 Minute Microwave Apple Cinnamon Crumble

Love crumble but hate having to turn on the oven and wait for it to cook? Or maybe you don’t need a whole pan. Here we give you the microwave single-serve version!

Apples, butter, sugar, spices, and oatmeal cook in the microwave to crumble perfection and you don’t need to wait to enjoy your yummy dessert!

18. 5 Minute Watermelon Sorbet

As you can probably tell by now, I am a fan of sorbets, and sugar-free, egg white-free ones are my favorites.

Frozen fruit has always been one of my go-to easy frozen snacks, and it makes so much sense to make them into sorbets. Frozen watermelon cubes and lime juice is all you need to make the most refreshingly good snack!

19. Chocolate Gelato

This one is for chocolate lovers who prefer ice cream rather than sorbet. This gelato is dairy-free, sugar-free, nut-free, and vegan.

This nice cream recipe calls for frozen bananas, cocoa powder, coconut milk, pitted dates, and vanilla extract. The best bananas to use are overripe bananas because they have a higher natural sugar content.

20. Flourless Nutella Mug Cake

No list is complete without a Nutella dessert. So here we give you another recipe for the 5-minute desserts microwave-style list.

The great thing about mug cakes is not only that they are ready in 5 minutes, but that they give you single-serving instantaneous satisfaction. Nutella, egg, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract are all you need!

21. Air Fryer Donuts

I was blown away when I tried air fryer donuts. Talk about the ultimate of the 5-minute desserts!

I always thought donuts were so hard to make I was better off buying them, but oh boy was I surprised by what you can do with refrigerated biscuits, butter, and cinnamon sugar! Please give these a try and feel overjoyed!

22. Brownie Batter Cookie Dough

My kids are such fans of cookie dough that I had to make them some. Remember it has to be edible uncooked, so there are no eggs in this dessert and it cannot be baked. It is made to be eaten as is. You’ll need butter, sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla extract, flour, and a pinch of salt!

23. Protein Energy Balls

We didn’t forget about our health and gym enthusiasts! This one is for you. The basic recipe calls for oats, protein powder, peanut butter, and maple syrup, but you can add anything else you like to them and make a different one each time. Each ball has 6 grams of protein and less than 100 calories!

24. Healthy Apple Fries

If you own an air fryer, you have probably used it to make french fries. How about using it to make apple fries?

These delicious 5-minute dessert fries are made by coating apple slices with graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and cooking spray. Cook them in the air fryer and enjoy some sweet and healthy fries!

25. French Coconut Pie

Disclaimer: This pie takes 5 minutes to put together but then you have to add baking time (which technically is free time for you). It is soft and smooth on the inside, and buttery and crunchy on the outside.

All you need is a bowl and a few ingredients to put it together and then just pop it in the oven. Coconut lovers beware, you’ll want to make it over and over again!

The Moistest Vanilla Mug Cake

I leave you with my recipe for our all-time favorite Vanilla Mug Cake. I hope you can surprise your kids or significant other with this sweet treat. If you do, I can see a lot of hugs and kisses in your future!

Now you have no excuses to serve your family a dessert-less meal! As you can see, all it takes is a handful of easy-to-find ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and five minutes of prep time to enjoy a sweet treat at the end of a meal or as a snack!


25 Best Desserts You Can Make In 5 Minutes

If you are good at making dinner but have hardly any time to bake dessert, you came to the right place. Following is a list of 25 quick dessert recipes that don’t require baking and are delicious and satisfying.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Serves


  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 ½ tsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips


  • Add the dry ingredients to a mug
  • Pour in the milk, oil, and vanilla extract and mix them with a fork until you have a smooth batter
  • Mix in the chocolate chips
  • Microwave for 40 to 60 seconds, depending on your microwave. Start with 40 and add a few more seconds if not cooked fully
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