Best Dessert Recipes Using
5 Ingredients or Less

I love to eat desserts and for me the best dessert recipes are also simple dessert recipes. Any kind of dessert will do. It can be cookies, cakes, muffins, puddings, cream puffs….the list can go on because I love them all.  But, the good health coach that I am stays within my boundaries (at least most of the time). 

The best dessert recipes are fast to make and faster to enjoy!!

When I was a kid my mom had her own personal best dessert recipes - they definitely were delicious but they were tedious, complicated and not exactly healthy!!!   I remember making these "clothespin cookies" where the dough was wrapped around clothespins so carefully and baked like that.  Then when they were done baking the clothespin needed to be removed from the cookie….oh NO!! That is not for me….I just don't have that kind of patience or time. 

But if that floats your boat….then more power to ya!! 

Below are the Best Dessert Recipes for me!!  They have 5 ingredients or less and they are budget friendly :-)

three ingredient peanut btter cookies


TOTAL COST - $2.27

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookies.  These are one of the best dessert recipes that is so super easy it's ridiculous.  They are great for kids to make since they really can't go wrong.  Well, except for the time one of my clients made these bust she used Stevia instead of a Stevia blend and she said they came out like "poop".  Folks!!! It's an unfortunate reality but most baking requires some form of a sugar - whether it be a Stevia blend with some sugar or by using honey or agave nectar. Anyways, these ones were so good that when I made them and had my clients sample them and I actually ate ELEVEN of those cookies in ONE DAY.  ALL   BY   MYSELF.   

And I don't regret it one bit!!  

Partly because they aren't all that bad for ya!! 


1 cup of peanut butter  (or almond butter)

1 egg

1/2 cup Truvia  or a Stevia blend ( I actually used 1/3 cup of Truvia and it turned out fine)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix ingredients well and roll into small teaspoon size balls. 

Bake for 12-14 minutes.

The cookies should be browned on the bottom but soft on top.

Leave on a rack to cool and ENJOY!!

Sweet and Simple Dessert Recipes

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Some of the best dessert recipes are the most simple dessert recipes. 

Here at my studio, many of my clients and I are doing a 21 day detox where we cannot have any caffeine, sugar, gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, legumes and certain nuts.  So this eliminates pretty much all the fun foods!!!  But even on a detox - an occasional indulgence is sometimes necessary BUT it has to be within limits. 

One of my clients sent me a recipe for Coconut Milk Ice Cream but I switched up the process a bit because I did not have to freezer space to accommodate freezing a cookie sheet of Coconut Milk.

Sooooo…. I used my trusty Coca Cola Slushy Maker!!!! Have you seen one of these?? 

coca cola slushy makerSlushy Maker

Yup, I own one.  BUT….I don't use it with Coke :-)

Although I cannot say the same for my husband, bless his heart -- he's got the sugar bug.

But I do use it for my Coconut Milk Ice Cream.


  • 1/2 cup-3/4 cup of coconut milk (from a can).
  • 1-2 tsp. vanilla extract  ( or actual vanilla beans if you have them)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (or another flavor extract you prefer)

Mix and place in a plastic bowl to freeze.

frozen coconut milk

When frozen remove the coconut milk ice block and place in your Coca Cola Slushy Maker (if you don't have one….which you probably don’t….you can use a Ninja or Nutribullet or Vitamix).

Mix up and ENJOY!!!!


coconut milk ice cream

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