Choosing the right dessert can be a challenge when you have diabetes. Fortunately, there are a variety of decadent summer fun desserts that won’t cause your blood sugar levels to soar. Discover 4 tasty, easy and fun desserts with diabetes.
- Strawberries are a delicious summer treat that makes desserts irresistible. Serve strawberry “jel-gurt” at your next party and watch everyone swoon. All you need is a packet of sugar-free strawberry jello, 2 cups of strawberry non-fat yogurt, 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sliced strawberries along with a one-quart serving bowl. Put the yogurt into the bowl. Use the water to make the jello according to the directions on the box. Pour the jello into the bowl. Stir the yogurt and jello together until they are totally mixed. Top with sliced strawberries and put the mixture into the refrigerator to set for 6 hours. This makes 4-6 servings. Put in small cups and top with a half strawberry and fat-free whipped cream.
- If you can’t wait to get strawberries and jello, there is an even quicker solution. Serve any sugar-free jello topped off with Walden Farms calorie-free marshmallow dip. Add a platter of fresh berries and Walden Farms calorie-free chocolate dip, which only takes minutes to put together.
- When it comes to guilt-free desserts, Walden Farms is super tasty and easy to find. If you thought you had to skip the festive flavor of summer S’mores, think again. Get a box of graham crackers, a jar of Walden Farms calorie-free chocolate dip and a jar of Walden Farms calorie-free marshmallow dip. Top a graham cracker off with both dips and enjoy the flavor of summer S’mores that won’t cause blood sugar spikes.
- Peaches are another favorite summer fruit. People with diabetes who also like to cook can enjoy a peach cobbler that is also simple to make:
Simple Summer Peach Cobbler
Ingredients for the Filling: 1 14.5 ounce can of peaches with no sugar added, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp xanthan gum, 1 packet of Stevia, 1 T unsalted butter spread.
Ingredients for the Crust: 3/4 cup of wheat flour, 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/8 cup icy cold water, nonfat cooking spray.
How to Prepare: Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Spray the sides and bottom of an 8” x 8” baking dish with nonfat cooking spray. Mix the peaches with their juice, Stevia, cinnamon and xanthan gum in a bowl. Stir them together then pour the mix into the baking dish. Chop the tablespoon of butter spread into little pieces and top off the mixture. To make the crust, measure the flour, salt and butter. Use a fork to cut the butter into the flour until it is coarse. Add the water slowly and stir into a dough. Make the dough into a ball, and then use a rolling pin to roll it out on the plastic wrap. Top the cobbler with a sheet of rolled out dough. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the top turns golden brown.
When it comes to appreciating these yummy desserts, remember moderation is essential to avoid going over your daily calorie count. These low-sugar summer desserts are packed with flavor to keep you satisfied. Consider doubling the recipes, as it is likely everyone at backyard gatherings will want to sample your diabetes-friendly desserts!