10 Minute Desserts: 25 Easy, Decadent Recipes

Tasty desserts don’t have to be a lot of work–that’s why we’re happy to share 25 ideas for speedy treats. Each one takes only 10 minutes of prep, so whether you’re entertaining or just need to sooth your sweet tooth immediately, we’ve got the dessert recipe for you!


  • 1. Festive Fruit Salad 1 of 25
    Fun shapes make ordinary fruit salad fun and exciting.
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  • 2. Rainbow Fruit Skewers 2 of 25
    Beautiful fruit speaks for itself with this easy dessert.
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  • 3. Ricotta Pudding 3 of 25
    Make creamy, flavorful ricotta pudding in 5 minutes flat.
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  • 4. Pimms Orange Soda Float 4 of 25
    Change things up with a boozy soda float.
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  • 5. Skinny No-Bake Cheese Cake Tart 5 of 25
    Use a pre-made crust for this easy tart. You can whip it up in minutes, though it needs to chill for several hours.
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  • 6. Root Beer Float 6 of 25
    Bring back memories with a classic root beer float.
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  • 7. Pain Au Chocolate 7 of 25
    Simple, yet delicious--fresh bread and good chocolate are a classic combination.
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  • 8. Mango Lime Smoothie 8 of 25
    Keep things light with a refreshing mango lime smoothie.
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  • 9. Figs and Ricotta on Toast 9 of 25
    Toast some sliced baguette, smear with fresh ricotta, a drizzle of honey, and a slice of fresh fig.
    Image credit: Eric Hunt
  • 10. Ice Cream with Sauteed Summer Fruit 10 of 25
    Sauteed seasonal fruits add some flair to classic vanilla.
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  • 11. Balsamic Reduction 11 of 25
    Pour 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar into a small pot and cook over medium-high heat. The vinegar will bubble vigorously and then quickly reduce. When you have about 3 tablespoons of sauce, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Drizzle over ice cream, ricotta pudding, or sauteed fruit .
  • 12. Cheese Plate 12 of 25
    Serve an assortment of favorite cheeses accompanied by bread, sliced fresh fruit, and nuts.
  • 13. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries 13 of 25
    Elegant, understated, and delicious--perfect for a romantic dinner at home.
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  • 14. Hot Chocolate 14 of 25
    Serve up a big mug of comfort. Homemade hot chocolate is just right for chilly nights.
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    Image credit: Laurie David and Kirstin Uhrenholdt
  • 15. Oven Smores 15 of 25
    Bring the campfire inside with these easy, oven-baked s'mores.
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    Image credit: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • 16. Mocha Frappuccino 16 of 25
    Make the Starbucks favorite at home.
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    Image credit: Angie McGowan
  • 17. Orange Dream Milkshake 17 of 25
    Creamy and delicious--just like you remember.
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    Image Credit: Angie McGowan
  • 18. Grilled Pound Cake with Grilled Strawberries 18 of 25
    Grilling gives everyday pound cake a gourmet makeover, and grilled strawberries add a touch of sophisticated sweetness.
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    Image credit: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • 19. Make Your Own Ice Cream Flavor 19 of 25
    Set out a pint of vanilla ice cream to soften and then make it yours by adding chocolate chips, dulce de leche, fruit, or even your favorite candy. Stir added ingredient in and replace the pint in the freezer to firm back up.
  • 20. Peaches and Creme 20 of 25
    Lightly whip heavy cream. Serve over peach halves sprinkled with brown sugar and a dollop of whipped cream.
  • 21. Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods 21 of 25
    Kids will love this special treat--especially if they help you make them!
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    Image credit: Kelsey Banfield
  • 22. Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows 22 of 25
    Another simple dessert that the kids will love to help with.
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    Image: Jaime Mormon Richardson
  • 23. Waffles Topped with Ice Cream 23 of 25
    Toast up frozen waffles and top with ice cream and chocolate sauce or jam.
  • 24. Ice Cream with Hot Fudge 24 of 25
    Everybody loves classic hot fudge.
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  • 25. Crepes 25 of 25
    Pre-made crepes are great with sauteed fruit or ice cream.

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