Everybody likes a sweet treat from time to time. However, even if you’re only slightly health-conscious, you’re probably mindful of the risks associated with sugar consumption. Eating large amounts of sugar is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity, and several other health issues.
But should this put an end to dessert? The good news is, is that not all desserts are made equally. There are still a good number of desserts that you can enjoy while being mindful of your sugar consumption.
Let’s take a look at the desserts with the least amount of sugar.
Low-Sugar Ice Cream
The average 100g serving of ice cream contains around 21g of sugar; some are as high as 30g. But we all love ice cream. Fortunately, brands specializing in keto desserts have found a way to make your favorite ice cream flavors with zero grams of sugar.
Suppose you want to try and make your own zero sugar ice cream, then why not try a high-protein chocolate ice cream. All you need is some greek yogurt, which has 21g of protein per cup, some unsweetened cocoa powder, and some stevia. Stevia is an excellent alternative to sugar for sweetening desserts as 1 1/2 teaspoons provide the same sweetness as 3/4 cups of sugar!
Peanut butter might not be entirely sugar-free, but it’s a great low-sugar ingredient to use in dessert recipes. Another advantage of peanut butter-themed desserts is they’re high in protein.
You can use peanut butter in oatmeal cookies, as a low-sugar alternative to cake frosting and even in healthy smoothies. Just take a look at this low sugar treat.
Sorbet is the number one dessert for hot days. However, a cup of all-fruit sorbet could contain as much as 35g of sugar. Thankfully, sorbet is now available as a keto dessert.
Making a sugar-free keto sorbet couldn’t be easier. Just choose a low-carb fruit such as raspberries or lemons, and instead of using sugar, you can use keto-friendly sweeteners such as granulated erythritol or monk fruit sweetener.
Keeping cookies low in sugar is simple. All you need to do is find an alternative to sugar. Stevia can be used instead of sugar, or you can choose naturally lower sugar options such as honey or agave syrup.
If you like chocolate with your cookies, then there’s no need to panic. Use dark chocolate (70%+) chocolate chips as they contain much less chocolate than milk chocolate. You can also try making your own toppings, such as a sugar-free Nutella spread.
Keeping the Sugar Out of Your Dessert
Thanks to the increasing amount of sugar alternatives, it’s so easy to make your favorite dessert sugar-free. With diets like the keto and paleo diet on the rise, there are endless amounts of recipes for all your favorite sweet snacks.
Sometimes it can be impossible to remove all sugar from a dessert altogether, mainly if it includes fruit. So when you’re making your low-sugar desserts, just be mindful about adding any additional sugar, and you’ll soon find yourself making low-sugar treats for you and the family.
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