Quick Dessert Recipes Ready in 20 Minutes or Less!

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Don’t let a lack of time keep you from your sweets! These 20+ quick dessert recipes will go from pantry to table in 2 – 20 minutes and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth

Quick Dessert Recipes - ready in 20 minutes or less

Am I the only one who thinks the best part of eating out is the dessert? Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve even planned my dinner order based on what dessert I want—need to save room. I probably wouldn’t be like this if I would have dessert more often at home. But who has the time? Well, it turns out that I do!

I was looking around for quick dessert recipes to add to my list and found some amazing ideas to share with you. They all take less than 20 minutes to make and even go as low as 2 or 3 minutes!

Everyone has that time available. Or at least, will find it for dessert.

And don’t worry, these aren’t cookie or fudge recipes. These are desserts that you can proudly set before your family and guests and call them a proper dessert—just like you get at a restaurant!

What dessert recipes can you make quickly?

You may be wondering how anyone can make a good dessert in such a small amount of time. I mean it takes a few minutes for the oven to preheat, right? Well, that is just it.

You won’t use the oven for most of these dessert recipes. Instead, they are no-bake, air fryer, Instant Pot, or stove top recipes so they require less time.

They also may use some store bought desserts to create another dessert. Think layered desserts like trifles or parfaits.

Now that you know what to expect, you really need to scroll down and check out these 20+ quick dessert recipes that will take you less than 20 minutes to create!

Quick Dessert Recipes

Don't let a lack of time keep you from your sweets! These 23 quick dessert recipes go from your pantry to your table in as little as 2 to 20 minutes.


Chocolate Mousse

Photo Credit: www.spendwithpennies.com

Total Time: 2 minutes

Two minutes? Yep! This highly rated chocolate mousse can go from pantry to table in 2 minutes. A bit more if you want to top it off with whipped cream.


Chocolate Caramel Affogato

Photo Credit: strengthandsunshine.com

Total Time: 3 minutes

This is a twist on a traditional Italian dessert. You can use any ice cream and coffee to get your favorite flavors. This one combines chocolate and caramel!


Cream Pie

Total Time: 3 minutes

Three ingredients and 3 minutes and you have a pie. Yes, please!!


Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Photo Credit: stefseatsandsweets.com

Total Time: 5 minutes

It is super easy to throw together a no-bake cheesecake when all of the components are already made for you! Shh—we won't tell anyone.


Pumpkin Mug Cake

Total Time: 7 minutes

You'll love this pumpkin spice mug cake recipe! Transform a few ingredients into a tasty treat that can be baked right in your microwave in a minute.


Cotton Candy Dessert Shots

Total Time: 10 minutes

Make these creamy cotton candy dessert shots that will remind you exactly of your favorite state fair food! Perfect for parties - easy and delicious.


Peach Cheesecake Fluff

Photo Credit: cheesecakeitis.com

Total Time: 10 minutes

It is like cheesecake without all of the time and effort! Four ingredients and a mixer will give you a delicious dessert that is also low in carbs.


Chocolate Trifles

Photo Credit: thespicetrain.com

Total Time: 10 minutes

An individual trifle that starts with crushed cookies and is topped with a sweet creamy layer and a chocolatey mascarpone cheese layer. Yum!


Baked Apples

Photo Credit: recipesfromapantry.com

Total Time: 10 minutes

No need to take the time to bake these in the oven. With only 4 ingredients and just 5 minutes in the Instant Pot you can have these easy baked apples for dessert!


Lemon Syllabub

Photo Credit: thefamilyfoodkitchen.com

Total Time: 10 minutes

This is a light, fluffy dessert that combines cream and white wine and is flavored with lemon juice and zest.


Mascarpone Cream Mousse

Photo Credit: lowcarbyum.com

Total Time: 10 minutes

Three ingredient sugar-free mascarpone cheese mousse that pairs well with berries. This is a great low carb, Keto dessert option!


Mint Chocolate Cookie Trifles

Total Time: 10 minutes

Elevate your plain chocolate pudding by layering it with mint whip cream and chocolate mint cookies!


Berries & Cream Waffle Sandwiches

Photo Credit: www.savvyhoney.com

Total Time: 15 minutes

You can enjoy these sandwiches for breakfast, a snack or as a super cute dessert. They would look great all lined up for a party dessert!


Fruit Cocktail Salad

Photo Credit: www.cathysglutenfree.com

Total Time: 15 minutes

Fruit salad can take quite a bit of time with all of the cutting involved. Make it a bit quicker by adding fresh fruit to a fruit cocktail mix!


Fireball Apple Shortcakes

Photo Credit: xoxobella.com

Total Time: 16 minutes

Sponge cake topped with Instant Pot cooked cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whiskey. Yummy flavors of fall!


Half Baked Cookie Dough Pudding

Photo Credit: knifeandsoul.com

Total Time: 20 minutes

Think of this dessert as individual skillet cookies. Less time to make and only a spoon and bowl needed to make them!


Pumpkin Icebox Cake

Total Time: 20 minutes

This refrigerator cake recipe completely embraces fall flavors with pumpkin, spice, and white chocolate! It's SO easy to make - no bake - and everyone LOVES it.


Cheesecake Bites

Photo Credit: funmoneymom.com

Total Time: 20 minutes

Only 6 ingredients and no baking involved in making these mini cheesecake bites!


Strawberry Chocolate Tart

Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy no-bake Oreo tart is made with a simple chocolate cookie crust and rich, creamy filing. Strawberries on top make it a pretty dessert!


Apple Crisp

Photo Credit: thespicetrain.com

Total Time: 20 minutes

Apple crisp that is made on the stovetop is so much quicker than the traditional baked version—and tastes just as good!


Banana & Nutella Puff Pastry

Photo Credit: www.wenthere8this.com

Total Time: 20 minutes

Only 3 ingredients needed and they are right there in the recipe name! Super easy to put together and can easily be customized with different fillings.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Lasagna

Photo Credit: amandascookin.com

Total Time: 20 minutes

You can never go wrong with the combination of chocolate and peanut butter! If you're a fan of this combo, you are going to love this 4 layer cake.


Apple Pie Roll Ups

Photo Credit: www.troprockin.com

Total Time: 20 minutes

Get the flavors of apple pie without all of the work! No oven baking needed, just an air fryer.

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