Diabetic Cooking

Light hot fudge sundaes

Preparation time: 10 minutes (includes heating time).


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons evaporated skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt


Combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and instant coffee in a medium saucepan. Gradually stir in the milk. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in margarine and vanilla; keep stirring until margarine is melted. To serve, scoop 1/2 cup frozen yogurt into individual serving bowls, and top evenly with hot fudge sauce.

Yield: 8 sundaes.

Serving size: 1 sundae (1/2 cup frozen yogurt with about 2 tablespoons sauce).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 177 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 102 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2.

This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.