12 Picture-Worthy Ombre Desserts You Can Make in Your Own Kitchen

We love the ombre trend in everything from fashion to party decor to stationery. The blending of colors is so pretty and impressive, and makes for a gorgeous display. Luckily, you can bring ombre to your dessert table without being a baking wizard!

Not only are these desserts totally picture-worthy (your Instagram followers will be so impressed!), but they are pretty simple to whip up. With some creative styling and food dye, you can show off the ombre trend right in your own kitchen. Check out our favorite ombre dessert ideas, and get inspired to add some fun pops of color to your next party. Or any time for dessert! 


  • Coconut Cake

    We’re all about lighter options when it comes to dessert. That’s why we’re tipping our hats off to Chocolate and Carrots for presenting us with this lightened up recipe! Plus with toasted coconut on the sides, it’s ombre and perfect for our list.

  • Madeleine Cookies

    If you haven’t already bought a Madeleine cookie tin, you should, if not just for this recipe. Sugar Swings decided to add a bit of strawberry quick mix to her recipe to fully embrace the pink ombre. How about some mint for green ones, or chocolate for something more brown?

  • Rose Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

    These cookies go great with tea. Whether you’re planning a tea party, or just having a little afternoon tea with the girls, serve these roses up from Bake Love Give and impress everyone with your trendy treats!

  • Fruit Kabobs

    No baking required on this one. A simple idea from The Mile High Mom that we just love! Why didn’t we think ok this one sooner? Grab some graduated colored fruits and pile them onto some skewers. Bonus points if you throw the kabobs onto the grill for a real treat.

  • Marshmallows

    A little more difficult than the rest of the recipes this marshmallow flower one from Haniela requires nowhere near the amount of skill as a professional baker. If you’re somewhat experienced, you should try out these ombre treats to show off just how good you really are.

  • Nutella Cups

    Who doesn’t love Nutella? We’re obsessed with these treats from The Baking Robot because they’re the prefect mini treat for when you need a chocolate fix, and they fit right into the ombre trend. Plus, Nutella is always a good idea.

  • Popsicles

    We still have a few weeks left of summer. So break out those popsicle molds (or paper cups) one last time and try these suckers out for size. My Frugal Adventures used various colors of Hawaiian punch, but you can pick your favorite juice and run wild with this fun idea.

  • Chocolate-Covered Cherries

    Cherries, strawberries, pretzels… the options are endless with this white chocolate idea from Brit + Co.

  • Meringue Parfait

    Ok, these parfaits from Wedding Chicks look difficult to make. But, we promise they’re not! (But we won’t tell your guests that!) Whip up some meringue in a rainbow of colors to make everyone in attendance happy.

  • Mini Cakes

    This recipe from Glorious Treats surprised us how simple it was. All you need is to whip up some vanilla cake batter, separate it into a few different bowls, and add varying amounts of food coloring. Grab some cookie cutters, and you’re good to go!

  • Cookies

    While Sweet Sugar Belle makes these cute cookies with an airbrush, we’re thinking you could practice your art skills and paint on the ombre, or even dip each cookie in colored icing to get the same effect!

  • Cake in a Jar

    Mason jars aren't going anywhere any time soon. We love this idea from Hi Sugar Plum, because it combines the too. Plus it would be a fun unique gift to give out at your next party, or even a hostess gift for the next party you attend.

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