10 Dessert Recipes as Delicious as They Are Diabetes Friendly

Desserts and sweets are not off-limits to those with diabetes, and these recipes are ideal options. These recipes are tried and true scrumptious desserts. They can be made for a crowd or when you want to treat yourself. 

1. Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake Kabobs with Strawberry Sauce[1]

Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake Kabobs with Strawberry Sauce[2]

This delicate and colorful strawberry dessert is a fun twist on conventional kabobs. Strawberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and have a low glycemic index, making them well-suited to a diabetes-friendly eating plan. Incorporating fruit into your dessert is a great way to satisfy the urge for something sweet and fit in a few important nutrients at the same time. Get the recipe.[3]

2. Ice Cream Cake[4]

Ice Cream Cake[5]

Is there any dessert more beloved than ice cream cake? We don’t think so. Nothing says party quite like ice cream cake! Satisfy your cravings with this low-carb, homemade version. This recipe incorporates no-sugar-added light ice cream, sugar-free hot fudge, and reduced-fat whipped topping, making healthier swaps for the traditional ice cream cake. Get the recipe.[6]

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3. Berry-Peachy Cobbler[8]

Berry-Peachy Cobbler[9]

This warm and juicy cobbler combines the fresh and summery flavors of peaches and raspberries for a dessert that’s simply divine! Peaches and raspberries make this cobbler burst with juicy flavor, combining sweetness with just the right amount of tartness. Raspberries are full of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. This cobbler contains just 149 calories per serving and is served in a portion-controlled ramekin. Get the recipe. [10]

4. Pineapple Frozen Yogurt[11]

Pineapple Frozen Yogurt[12]

For a refreshing dessert that only requires a few ingredients, Pineapple Frozen Yogurt fits the bill. This low-fat, low-sodium dessert is sure to hit the spot on those sweltering summer days, or any time you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get the recipe. [13]

5. Lemon Mini Tarts[14]

Lemon Mini Tarts[15]

These mini tarts are as cute and dainty as they are scrumptious! The filling is creamy and tangy, just the right blend of sweetness and tartness. For those who are not a fan of overly sweet treats, these citrus tarts are a superb pick. Get the recipe. [16]

6. Chocolate Zucchini Cake[17]

Irresistible Chocolate Zucchini Cake[18]

If you consider yourself a chocoholic, this cake is for you. It is easy to make and even easier to enjoy, sure to become a go-to dessert when chocolate cravings hit. Get your chocolate fix and the nutritional benefits of zucchini in this crave-worthy cake! Get the recipe.[19]

7. Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting[20]

Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting[21]

Nothing beats homemade cupcakes! You’ll love this sweet combination of fresh blueberries, moist cake, and smooth and creamy frosting. Blueberries provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, making them a true superstar. Get the recipe.[22]

8. Crispy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies[23]

Crispy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies[24]

When you need a quick cookie and don’t want to turn the oven on, don’t reach for a pack of Oreos. Instead, throw together these no-bake cookies for a low-sodium, scrumptious dessert. You can feel good about serving these to your kids as a healthier after-school snack option, too. Get the recipe.[25]

9. Mint Chocolate Fudge Squares[26]

Mint Chocolate Fudge Squares[27]

This is one recipe chocolate lovers won’t want to miss! The no-bake combination of chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint make this an unbeatable treat for any time of year. Get the recipe. [28]

10. Apricot Dessert Soufflé[29]

Apricot Dessert Soufflé[30]

It tastes so sultry and indulgent, you’ll never know this soufflé is low carb! The dessert looks and tastes elegant and impressive, but you will be surprised at how easy it is to make. Get the recipe. [31]

  1. 1. Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake Kabobs with Strawberry Sauce: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-chip-angel-food-cake-kabobs-strawberry-sauce/
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  3. Get the recipe.: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-chip-angel-food-cake-kabobs-strawberry-sauce/
  4. 2. Ice Cream Cake: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/ice-cream-cake/
  5. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2018/06/Ice-Cream-Cake.jpg
  6. Get the recipe.: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/ice-cream-cake/
  7. Subscribe to Diabetes-Self Management’s e-newsletter for the latest diabetes news and more fabulous diabetes-friendly recipes. : https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/newsletter/
  8. 3. Berry-Peachy Cobbler: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/berry-peachy-cobbler/
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  10. Get the recipe. : https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/berry-peachy-cobbler/
  11. 4. Pineapple Frozen Yogurt: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/pineapple-frozen-yogurt/
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  13. Get the recipe. : https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/pineapple-frozen-yogurt/
  14. 5. Lemon Mini Tarts: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/lemon-mini-tarts/
  15. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2016/04/43264_resized.jpg
  16. Get the recipe. : https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/lemon-mini-tarts/
  17. 6. Chocolate Zucchini Cake: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/irresistible-chocolate-zucchini-cake/
  18. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2016/08/rotw_chocolatezucchinicake_072716.jpg
  19. Get the recipe.: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/irresistible-chocolate-zucchini-cake/
  20. 7. Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/blueberry-cupcakes-cream-cheese-frosting/
  21. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2018/05/rotw_blueberrycupcakes_051618.jpg
  22. Get the recipe.: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/blueberry-cupcakes-cream-cheese-frosting/
  23. 8. Crispy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/crispy-no-bake-peanut-butter-oat-cookies/
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  25. Get the recipe.: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/crispy-no-bake-peanut-butter-oat-cookies/
  26. 9. Mint Chocolate Fudge Squares: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/mint-chocolate-fudge-squares/
  27. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2014/12/db-Mint-chocolate-fudge-squares.jpg
  28. Get the recipe. : https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/mint-chocolate-fudge-squares/
  29. 10. Apricot Dessert Soufflé: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apricot-dessert-souffle/
  30. [Image]: //cdn.diabetesselfmanagement.com/2017/07/Apricot-Dessert-Souffle.jpg
  31. Get the recipe. : https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apricot-dessert-souffle/

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