From simple 3-ingredient cookies to statement-worthy 4-ingredient pies (with heavenly flavours like peanut butter and strawberry ice cream), we’re here to tell you desserts don’t need to be complicated to be delicious. We’ve rounded up our top picks that feature four ingredients or less — most of which you probably already have at home.
When you’re craving a fresh batch of homemade cookies, but can’t be bothered to follow all the typical baking steps, these 3-ingredient cookies are the perfect snack hack. Made with chopped roasted nuts, egg whites and sugar, they’re also gluten-free!
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter-Strawberry Ice Cream Pie
One look at this show-stopping strawberry dessert, and you’d never guess it was made with fewer than five ingredients. Store-bought strawberry ice cream, peanut butter, fresh strawberries and crispy rice cereal combine to create your new favourite frozen treat of the summer.
4-Ingredient S'mores Pie
Gooey, chocolatey s’mores will forever remain a quintessential campfire treat, especially when the sun sets and temperatures turn. But when it’s the middle of the day and the sun is beating down, the beloved dessert requires a bit of an outfit change, sans fire. Cue this decadent s’mores-inspired pie that’ll please your summer crowd.
4-Ingredient Blueberry Pie
You can thank your lucky stars for this 4-ingredient blueberry dessert that’s as easy as pie to whip together (we had to).
4-Ingredient Frozen Lemonade Pie
This is the last 4-ingredient pie recipe we’re throwing your way. And it’s arguably the best one. Frozen lemonade? In pie form? With minimal effort required? We’re pretty sure it ticks off all the right boxes.
3-Ingredient Banana, Raspberry and Coconut "Ice Cream"
The humble banana has many strengths. Its biggest? The fact that it can transform into “ice cream”. Pair the frozen fruit with coconut oil and fresh raspberries, then blend the ingredients for a healthy, refreshing dessert made in minutes. (Here are more creative ways to use overripe bananas).
3-Ingredient Banana Icebox Cake
We told you we loved bananas, right? This icebox cake further supports our case. Made with cream, bananas and animal crackers, it’s a simple and satisfying kid-friendly birthday cake that’ll lessen the stress.
3-Ingredient Banana Petit Fours
When those post-dinner sugar cravings strike, skip the cookies and go the healthy route with bananas topped with peanut butter and chocolate trail mix.