Single Serving Dessert Recipes

Whether you are looking for a great way to finish a meal or satisfy a midday craving for something sweet, a great dessert is an indulgence that you deserve.

Of course, a lot of dessert recipes leave you stuck with tons of leftovers you don’t want to feel tempted by, but also don’t want to let go to waste. With these single serving dessert recipes, you get the pleasure you crave without the guilt. From classic homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, to favorites like Pecan Pie, Lemon Bars, and Small Batch Oatmeal Cookies, you’re sure to discover the perfect recipe for satisfying that sweet tooth. And if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, you’ll love the Bananas Foster and the Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse.

four ladyfingers in a glass jar.

Small Batch Ladyfingers

Ladyfingers are light and airy sweet biscuits that are often used in desserts such as tiramisu but are also lovely little cookies to enjoy with coffee or tea. This easy ladyfingers recipe calls for just 4 ingredients!

a spice cake on a tray next to cinnamon sticks.

Mini Spice Cake

A tender and buttery spice cake packed with the warm flavors of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Easy to make and so much better than any boxed cake mix. This wonderful mini cake is perfect for serving one or two people.

Butter Pecan Ice Cream | One Dish Kitchen

Small Batch Butter Pecan Ice Cream

This fantastic Butter Pecan Ice Cream recipe will soon become your favorite! - No machine needed to make this rich, creamy, egg free, no churn ice cream. This ice cream is easy to make and has the wonderful butter pecan flavor we love.

a banana cream pie in a dessert bowl.

Banana Cream Pie For One

Homemade banana cream pie made with one banana, creamy vanilla pudding and a cookie crust. A deliciously rich single serving banana cream pie recipe.

Strawberry Shortcake For One | One Dish Kitchen

Easy Strawberry Shortcake For One

This Strawberry Shortcake recipe is the perfect size to satisfy a sweet tooth. One homemade buttery shortcake biscuit sliced in half and filled with sweet sliced strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Ready in minutes!

chocolate mousse made with two ingredients in a bowl

Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse For One

Easy 2 ingredient chocolate mousse recipe made with just cream and chocolate. A rich and creamy single serving dessert that can be whipped up in minutes.

a plate of peanut butter cookies

Small Batch Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

These peanut butter cookies are soft, chewy, and totally irresistible! They’re made with pantry staples and no chilling of the dough is required. Packed with peanut butter flavor, these cookies are so easy to make and can be ready in minutes.

doubletree cookies | one dish kitchen

Small Batch Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Small Batch DoubleTree Cookie Recipe - For the first time, DoubleTree Hotel has released their original chocolate chip cookie recipe and we've scaled down the ingredients to bring you a small batch version of these famous cookies!

tiramisu for one | one dish kitchen

Tiramisu For One

Easy Tiramisu recipe made with coffee-dipped ladyfingers (store-bought or homemade) surrounded by a lightly sweetened, creamy, egg-free filling. This wonderful no bake Italian dessert can be ready in minutes!

shamrock shake for one | one dish kitchen

Shamrock Shake

A homemade spin on the iconic fast food Shamrock Shake made with vanilla ice cream, milk, mint extract, and green food coloring. So easy to make!

guinness float | one dish kitchen

Guinness Float

A refreshing Guinness float recipe made with Guinness beer and ice cream then topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Incredibly delicious!

coconut cream pie for one | one dish kitchen

Coconut Cream Pie For One

An easy single serving coconut cream pie recipe featuring a rich custard filling and topped with an simple meringue topping. Made with just one egg and plenty of toasted coconut, it’s the perfect dessert for one!

peanut butter balls | one dish kitchen

Small Batch Peanut Butter Balls

These peanut butter balls are reminiscent of classic school lunchroom treats. This no bake dessert is made with just three ingredients and are so easy to make. This small batch yields the perfect amount for one or two people.

Tww Red Velvet Donuts with white frosting drizzeled on top served on a white plate

Small Batch Red Velvet Donuts

Fantastic Small Batch Red Velvet Donuts Recipe - these donuts are the best homemade donuts! Easy to make and topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting. This recipe makes about three to four of the best tasting donuts!

Mini King Cake | One Dish Kitchen

Mini King Cake

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Mini King Cake recipe. A perfectly sweet, festive, tender and delicious king cake drizzled with icing and topped with colored sugar. Easy to make and the perfect size for serving one or two people.

panna cotta | one dish kitchen

Panna Cotta For One

This classic panna cotta recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients. This Italian dessert is velvety smooth and creamy with a delicate sweetness. Indulge yourself with this easy to make decadent single serving dessert.

two chocolate cupcakes | one dish kitchen

Two Chocolate Cupcakes

You'll love this easy and delicious small batch chocolate cupcake recipe! These cupcakes are light and tender and topped with a rich, luscious chocolate buttercream frosting. This wonderful recipe will yield TWO of the best tasting chocolate cupcakes.

peanut butter pie for one

Peanut Butter Pie For One

Easy peanut butter pie recipe with a buttery graham cracker crust. This decadent and indulgent creamy peanut butter pie is made with just a few ingredients. It's a single serving dessert that's the perfect cure for a sweet craving.

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