Quick and easy dessert recipes

Looking for dessert ideas that are low on effort, high on deliciousness? You’ll love these quick and easy dessert recipes.

Choose from no-bake puds like Eton Mess, chocolate mousse or fool. Whizz up some no-churn ice cream or use shop-bought shortcuts like puff pastry for quick tarts or vanilla ice cream for an affogato.

All these quick and easy desserts need 30 mins prep or less. Some need a bit of chill time in the fridge or freezer so you can make them ahead and some are ready to assemble and serve straightaway. Enjoy!

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Mango and elderflower mess

Mango dessert recipes

Mango and elderflower mess

Based on the modern classic eton mess, this colourful mango and elderflower dessert swaps out the more common strawberries for...

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Easy mango mousse

Mango dessert recipes

Easy mango mousse

These almost effortless, incredibly summery mango mousses are perfect for a dinner party dessert, as they need to be made...

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Balsamic-roasted strawberries with mascarpone

Strawberry recipes

Balsamic-roasted strawberries with mascarpone

Six ingredients and minimal effort to make a seriously good grown-up pudding that wouldn’t look out of place in a...

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Raspberry and sesame cheesecake danishes

Raspberry recipes

Raspberry and sesame cheesecake danishes

These easy pastries are like a cheesecake in danish form. Tart raspberries are mellowed by the cream cheese base, and...

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Honeyed figs with crème fraîche and sesame brittle

Fig recipes

Honeyed figs with crème fraîche and sesame brittle

Sticky sweet figs in herbal honey meet soothing crème fraiche in this effortless dessert perfect for late summer and early...

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Gooseberry and elderflower cobbler

Gooseberry recipes

Gooseberry and elderflower cobbler

Don’t leave cobbler to the Americans! Crumble is good and all, but cobbler is what the cool crowd finishes dinner...

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Elderflower jellies with boozy cream

British puddings

Elderflower jellies with boozy cream

An effortless little pud (for grown-ups) packed with the heady aromas of elderflower. The first few flowers come into season...

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Air fryer doughnuts with quick berry compote

Air fryer recipes

Air fryer doughnuts with quick berry compote

Whether you call them doughnuts, beignets or fritters, these little balls of air-fried batter are an absolute delight (and ready...

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Coffee and malt biscuit pannacotta

Pannacotta recipes

Coffee and malt biscuit pannacotta

The unlikely ingredient ovaltine adds a malty layer to this rich, coffee and malt biscuit pannacotta. In need of a...

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Sweet filo triangles with cardamom, clementine and pistachios

Quick and easy dessert recipes

Sweet filo triangles with cardamom, clementine and pistachios

Say hello to sweet filo triangles! Fragrant cardamom, sticky citrus, crunchy nuts and crisp pastry – this beautiful, festive dessert...

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Tiramisu mess

Tiramisu recipes

Tiramisu mess

A heavenly mash-up of two dessert classics: Eton mess and tiramisu. This tiramisu mess is speedy enough for a midweek...

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Grilled peaches with almond caramel

Delicious recipes for one person

Grilled peaches with almond caramel

Grill juicy peach halves then drizzle with a quick almond caramel for an easy summer dessert that’s ready in a...

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Boozy raspberry eton mess

July seasonal recipes

Boozy raspberry eton mess

Eton Mess gets a grown-up makeover in this easy summer dessert recipe. We’ve used raspberries and a generous measure of...

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Michel Roux Jr’s chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse recipes

Michel Roux Jr’s chocolate mousse

Learn how to make the perfect chocolate mousse, with this masterclass recipe from leading chef Michel Roux Jr. Michel Roux...

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10-minute strawberry ice cream sandwich

June seasonal recipes

10-minute strawberry ice cream sandwich

Whizz up instant, two-ingredient strawberry ice cream and serve between two squidgy cookies for a quick and easy ice cream...

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Chai hot chocolate with spiced waffle dippers

No-bake desserts

Chai hot chocolate with spiced waffle dippers

For a fun and easy dessert with a difference, serve cups of rich and aromatic chai hot chocolate with golden...

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