Most sugar free dessert recipes have received the connotation of “taste free.” Nobody likes a dud of a dessert, least of all kids, and yet coming up with sugar free recipes that are also tasty enough to satisfy the sweetest sweet tooth out there is quite a challenge.
Limiting sugar in your diet allows you to avoid some negative health concerns, from immune system consequences to metabolic syndrome. And if you have trouble with your sugar cravings, there may be a reason: the unique chemical composition of sugar is thought to be addictive! While some sugar free desserts can help limit calories and control weight, what are you supposed to do when your kids ask about dessert? Where can you look to find sugar free desserts that kids will actually love?
Sugar Substitutes Optional
A common misconception about sugar free recipes is that they have to contain some sort of sugar substitute, like Equal or Splenda. Artificial sweeteners have certain advantages and disadvantages, and some concerned parents would rather just avoid them altogether. If you’re worried about the effects of sugar-like substances, we’ve included some recipes below that use only all-natural sugars.
Without further ado, here are our picks for can’t-miss sugar free desserts everyone will love…kids included!
3-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding
Any recipe with 3 ingredients deserves consideration, just from a convenience factor. And when that tasty trio results in an irresistible chocolate pudding, all the better! This incredibly simple pudding recipe also has a subtly fruity taste, thanks to the pitted dates. What’s more, the coconut milk provides plenty of healthy fats.
Sugar Free Apple Cookies
Raisins, apples and dates supply all the natural sweetness on these fall-themed treats. Perfect for the cooler autumn and winter months, these cookies pair wonderfully with either a cup of hot tea or a glass of cold milk.
Super Easy Cheesecake
On the list of common sugar free desserts, cheesecake is probably near the bottom. However, this ultra-easy recipe uses less than 10 ingredients and is ready in no time! Kids are crazy about cheesecake these days, and this will become a go-to recipe any time of the year.
Sugar Free Pumpkin Milkshake
Keeping with the fall theme, try this sweet and tasty pumpkin milkshake for an after-school or weekend indulgence. Move over, vanilla and chocolate – kids might have a new favorite flavor with this milkshake!