Delicious Cheap Easy Desserts to Make No Bake Recipes

Delicious Cheap Easy Desserts to Make, No Bake & Easy BakeDelicious cheap easy desserts to make, no bake recipe ideas all for between 38 pence and £1. Complete with ideas for reducing the fat and calories for those who are on diets.

Many can be easily adapted for lots of dessert variations and also easily changed to make low fat or diet options that anyone can enjoy.

Below are delicious recipes plus several variations that area easy to make and won’t break the bank.  There are 7 easy cheap no bake desserts ideas.

Each one is for one portion and cost out per person to show how cheap they are.  They are easy to make as many portions as you need.

Toffee Delight

This no-cook tasty delight looks and feels luxurious.

  • mini meringues 6p ea (use 2)
  • toffee yoghurt 62p with balls 50 p without
  • chocolate sauce 5p 10 g
  • (optional) banana 16p

Simply place the yoghurt into your bowl with the chocolate balls to one side. If you are using a banana place the banana on top of the yoghurt.  If you are using mini meringues put them on top of the toffee yoghurt mix. Squeeze your chocolate sauce, to and fro to create zig zags over the top.

The Total Cost per Person is 79 pence per person or 67p if you buy plain toffee without balls (add 16p to either one if you are using the banana)

Variation Ideas for Different Desserts:  You can freeze the toffee yoghurt (without the chocolate balls) to make a healthy ice cream substitute.  Add a banana to make a toffee banana boat.

Dieting Tips: Use a low or fat-free yoghurt (I used muller light with balls) to reduce calories and sugar.  You can also use low calories sauces like Sweet Freedom.

Fruity Zing

A no-cook dessert to make your taste buds tingle.

  • Fruit Yoghurt, raspberry or blackcurrant and raspberry 50 pence
  • Frozen fruit strawberries and blueberries, slightly softened (4 to 6 bits of fruit) (approx 21p for 50g)
  • 2 mini meringues  6p ea
  • Chocolate sauce 5p 10 g

Place the yoghurt into your bowl with the fruit compote to one side. Put your semi-frozen fruit on top of the yoghurt.  If you are using mini meringues put them on top of the yoghurt mix. Squeeze your chocolate sauce, to and fro to create zig zags over the top.

Total Cost per person: is 88 pence 

Variation Ideas for Different Desserts: Again you can freeze the yoghurt or you could use a yoghurt corner with balls, fruit or other extras.

Dieting tips: as for the Toffee Delight

Total Cost per person

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Choose a Chocolate, Fruit or Neopolitan Banana Boat/Platter

Banana boat and ice creamThe Banana Boat is a very easy to create and very versatile no-cook dessert. It can lean towards a light and refreshing fruit dessert or a rich and luxurious chocolate treat. And it need not cost a lot to create.  The picture is representative of one kind of banana boat.

The picture is representative of one kind of banana boat you could easily make yourself.

Chocolate Banana Boat

  • 1 banana 16 pence
  • Chocolate Ice cream (approx 20 pence per 90g serving)
  • Chocolate sauce 5 pence for 10g
  • Two chocolate pieces 20 pence (approx 6.3g)

Slice the banana lengthwise down the middle. Put onto plate or dish with the ice cream in the centre or at the side. Gently squeeze your chocolate sauce in a design along the top.  Pop your chocolate pieces into the ice cream and serve.

Total Cost per person: is 61 pence

Dieting tips: Use low fat/sugar yoghurt instead of ice cream

Fruit Banana Boat or PlatterFruit Banana Boat or Platter

  • 1 banana 16 pence
  • Raspberries about 10p for 5
  • Apple Slices 26 pence for 1 apple (Works out at about 7 pence per person)
  • Raspberry sauce 5 pence for 10g

Slice your banana either down the middle or into discs. Add your raspberries down the side or into the centre.  Add your apple pieces then your sauce.

Total Cost per person about 38 pence

Dieting tips: use a low fat/sugar sauce other than that this is healthy.  Check your dietary restrictions on fruit depending on what diet you are on, though.

Neapolitan Banana Boat

  • 1 banana 16 pence
  • Ice cream 3 scoops of different colours (30 pence)
  • Sauce 5 pence for 10g

Slice banana and add ice cream and sauce.

Total Cost per person is 51 pence

Dieting Tips: Use a low fat sauce instead of cream or frozen yoghurt instead of ice cream.

Extra Frugal Tips:  Slice your bananas into discs that way they will look more and you can only use 1/2 a banana.  8 pence may not seem much but that is 32 pence for a family of 4 which adds up to £3.20 for ten days.

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Oh Soo Easy Eton Mess

Strawberry CrushEton Mess

This no-cook Eton mess is so quick and easy to make and costs very little it will easily become a family favourite.  It is also very versatile as you can change about and swap the ingredients to suit yourself. Add cream and sugar for those not on a diet or use a yoghurt for those that are.

  • Strawberries crushed (leave one to decorate the top) (50p for 100g)
  • Natural yoghurt 18 pence 100g
  • 2 mini meringues 6p ea
  • mini marshmallows 12p (approx 25g)
  • Raspberry sauce 5 pence for 10g

Simply crush up your meringues and mash your strawberries and pop them into a glass bowl mix in the rest of the ingredients.

Total Cost per person is 97 pence

Dark & Dreamy Chocolate Eton Mess

  • Two chocolate pieces 20 pence (approx 6.3g)
  • Natural yoghurt 18 pence for 100g
  • 2 mini meringues 6p ea
  • mini marshmallows 12p (approx 25g)
  • Raspberry sauce 5 pence for 10g
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp 1 pence

Crush up the chocolate and mix everything together.

Total Cost per person is 68 pence

 Extra frugal tip:  Buy the larger pots rather than the smaller ones if there are several people as it can work out cheaper.

Note:  Please note that prices will vary from day to day and shop to shop but these prices are accurate at the time of writing.