If you’re looking for diabetic desserts you’ve come to the right place. All of these desserts deliver massive satisfaction, but won’t send your blood sugar soaring. Just be sure to keep portion sizes to a reasonable amount.
1. Salted Peanut Caramel Clusters
You won’t feel like you’re eating a diabetic dessert with these caramel clusters. That’s because they’re using erythritol as the sweetener, providing plenty of sugary taste without the resultant spike to your blood sugar levels. Peanuts, chocolate, cream and vanilla combine to make these a do-it-yourself answer to all of those store bought goodies that definitely don’t keep diabetics in mind. Carolyn does a great job of making these easy to make, but at the same time they come out looking like a fancy dessert or sweet snack. They’re perfect as a crunchy after dinner finish, or as a game time treat.
2. Nanaimo Bar Tart
If you’re familiar with the Canadian Nanaimo bar, you’ve probably been looking for a way to make it so that it conforms to diabetic standards. Well search no more because here’s that delicious bar that keeps things diabetic-friendly, and just like the original there’s no baking required. This makes it a great dessert option for hot summer days when you just don’t feel like turning the oven on. The use of unsweetened and sugar-free items keeps this one off your diabetic radar, and means you can enjoy the taste without worrying about compromising your health.
3. Strawberry Mousse Cake
Dive into this decadent strawberry mousse cake and you’ll start to wonder if you really do have diabetes. It’s the sort of cake you remember from before, but might have written off as something you just can’t have anymore. But this is a tried and true diabetes-friendly recipe with xylitol serving as the source of sweetness, and strawberries and almonds, two foods on our diabetic foods list, used to make this a healthy dessert. You’re getting two layers of flavor here, one that’s chocolatey and rich, and another that’s fruity and a bit lighter. A classic combination that’s sure to please the pickiest dessert connoisseur.
4. Blueberry Cobbler
You just can’t beat blueberries, packed with antioxidants and bursting with berry flavor, they’ve been a dessert favorite for centuries. Here you’re getting the time-tested cobbler flavor with vanilla extract and lemon zest used to get it just right. There are plenty of blueberries used, and the recipe calls for stevia, but you can adjust this with your favorite diabetic-friendly sweetener. you also have the option of using dairy or nondairy milk depending on your preference, and there’s even tips on how you can keep it vegan. This is one cobbler you’re going to want to get to know a little better, and it won’t put a dent in your blood glucose.
5. Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Green tea ice cream is a big hit in Japan, and this recipe does a great job of capturing its essence while at the same time keeping it something that diabetics and non-diabetics can enjoy alike. The trick: you simply must use macha, the green tea powder that is still used in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. It’s the only way to get the real flavor of green tea into ice cream form. She’s using erythritol for the sweetness, and green tea ice cream is not as sweet as some other flavors, so you don’t have to use as much, and she has a wide range of tablespoon options so you can adjust the sweetness as you see fit.
6. Baked Apples with Ricotta Cheese
These apples are baked until they reach the proper softness, and then stuffed with ricotta cheese. They come out sweet thanks to the honey used in the recipe. Honey may not be the best sweetener for diabetics, as it has been shown to raise blood sugar levels, but it raises them less than refined sugar, and it also has beneficial qualities like helping with cholesterol levels. You’ll have to make a determination as to how you react to honey and whether it’s something you can use in your diabetic desserts. Cloves and cinnamon give these apples all the flavor your taste buds can handle.
7. Hibiscus Homemade Gummies
These gummies will make you feel like a kid again, without doing any damage to your blood glucose levels, especially if you leave out the optional raw honey. They’ll still taste good without it, or you can decide to reduce the amount stated if you’d like them to be a little sweeter. It’s the passion tea that is giving these most of the flavor, and going with grass-fed gelatin makes them a healthy option that is going to provide your body with various benefits like helping with joint health. We love that these are so easy to make and only use a small handful of ingredients.
8. Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
If you’re going for style points these raspberry cheesecake bars are going to take the cake. They’re loaded up with raspberries, so you’re getting antioxidants and fiber along with a tart and fruity taste. While strawberry cheesecake often gets the most accolades, you’ve got to give raspberry cheesecake its due credit. You’re advised to use your own granulated sugar substitute, so you’re able to choose one that you’ve already found to be a winner. The crust uses coconut flour, so it’s grain free and will contain more fiber than all-purpose flour has.
9. Delicious Double Berry Ice Cream
What’s better than single berry ice cream, you ask? Double berry ice cream, of course. That’s what’s going on here with the use of both strawberries and raspberries together in one dish. On top of that you’ll be getting orange flavor thanks to orange juice concentrate, and this is one ice cream that doesn’t contain a lot of carbs. This is a standalone dessert but it also plays nicely with others, and can be used as a side dish to one of the other desserts featured on this page. The antioxidants in this ice cream set it apart from others in its class, with both strawberries and raspberries contributing to the whole.
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