If we’re being fully honest with you, we’re massive dessert lovers. There’s just something so satisfying and delicious about making your very own homemade desserts but being able to make them at home also means that we eat a few too many sweets sometimes. We know we’ll never stop eating sweets all together, of course, so instead we’ve been keeping an eye out for sugar free recipes that might help us at least reduce some of our regular refined sugar intake.
Just in case you love the idea of making your own homemade sugar free desserts just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best recipes, flavour combinations, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, 5-ingredient, no-bake chocolate coconut bars
Besides the fact that these delicious dessert bars are practically irresistible thanks to their delicious coconut based and chocolate topping, this recipe outlined on Beaming Baker is fantastic for people with just about any dietary restriction, not just those hoping to reduce their sugar intake! Take a look at their ingredients list to see why it’s sugar free but also paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and no-bake! They really do only take five minutes to make, too.
2. Delicious sugar free angel food cake
Rather than making something no-bake and a little newer in its recipe, would you rather find a way to simply slightly alter the ingredients list of a more classic dessert so you an enjoy it without refined sugar? Well, if you’ve ever been even half the angel food cake fan we are, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Living Sweet Moments made this scrumptious and perfectly textured homemade, sugar free angel food cake right from scratch!
3. Healthy gluten free, sugar free carrot cake
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about classic recipes that taste just like they usually would but have a little less sugar than usual but angel food cake has never been your favourite? Well, if carrot cake is more up your alley, then we think you simply must take a look at the way Food Faith Fitness made this version that’s both sugar free and gluten free!
4. Gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free chocolate cake
Have you really become interested in the idea of making desserts that are free of all kinds of other things besides sugar as an unexpected perk of your quest for healthier desserts? Perhaps you’ve just been scrolling through until you found an awesome homemade chocolate cake recipe because that’s your favourite. In either case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Beaming Baker made this gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free chocolate cake that has perfect texture!
5. Sugar free German chocolate cookies
Cakes are all well and good, but what if your favourite kind of dessert has actually always been cookies? In that case, we think you’ll get along a little better with something like this German chocolate cookies recipe from My Montana Kitchen! Of course, like every other recipe we’ve gathered here, even these rich chocolate bites are sugar free!
6. Sugar free, gluten free creme brulee
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find sugar free versions of different dessert recipes besides just cake and cookies? Then perhaps you’ll be content to start with this fantastic sugar free creme brulee recipe outlined step by step on Wholesome Yum! Just because it’s sugar free doesn’t mean you won’t still get that sweet, crispy top you love so much.
7. Homemade sugar free blueberry “nice cream” in cantaloupe
Rather than simply looking for something that’s sugar free, have you actually been looking for a homemade treat that’s pretty close to outright healthy? Perhaps you’ve just been holding out for a cold treat because ice cream is your favourite dessert of all! In any case, we have a feeling you’re going to adore this homemade “nice” cream (named for how nice it is to your body compared to some sugary store bought brands) served in the middle of a cantaloupe! Find out how it’s done on This Healthy Table.
8. Low carb sugar free cream cheese peanut butter fudge
Sometimes the best desserts are the kind that taste so sweet that you only need a small bite, like fudge! Believe it or not, even though it seems like such a central part, you actually can make sugar free fudge! We love the simple way that Low Carb Yum outlines the process of making this low carb cream cheese peanut butter fudge in just a few easy steps.
9. Fruit with sugar free caramel sauce
If you’re going to start counting calories and cutting out refined sugars, would you quite prefer to include more fruit in your dessert diet, like you saw in the ice cream and cantaloupe recipe we showed you earlier? Then here’s another idea for the fruit lovers! Check out how Organized Island made a lovely sugar free caramel sauce that tastes great drizzled over fruit, especially bananas like you see here. Suddenly the same fruit you might eat for breakfast is a dessert too!
10. Gluten free, sugar free Tagalong cookies
Just in case you’re still looking for sugar free cookie recipes because you’re either intent on collecting as many as you can or because the previous ones we showed you aren’t quite chocolatey enough for you, here’s an alternative! Our household absolutely adores this recipe from Wholesome Yum that how to make gluten free, sugar free, Tagalong cookies that taste just like the ones you’re used to buying from the Girl Guides!
11. Decadent sugar free chocolate pudding
Just in case we caught your attention talking about rich and deliciously chocolatey things but you’re just not entirely convinced on any one thing yet but you really do adore pure chocolate, here’s another awesome sugar free recipe for your consideration! We love the way Living Sweet Moments made this creamy sugar free chocolate pudding that you won’t even notice the lack of sugar from.
12. Gluten free, sugar free, vegan strawberry coconut thumbprint cookies
Are you still thinking about cookies because they’re the biggest hit in your house whenever you make desserts but you’re of the opinion that you can never have enough recipes for different kinds? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Strength and Sunshine made these scrumptious strawberry coconut thumbprints that are gluten free, vegan, and paleo in addition to being sugar free.
13. Sugar free Boston cream cheesecake
Are you actually still feeling quite interested in the idea of making a sugar free cake for your next homemade dessert but you’ve always preferred creamier recipes to sponge cakes? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better making something like this low carb and gluten free Boston cream cheesecake that is, of course, also sugar free. Get the full details on Low Carb Yum!
14. Sugar free patriotic pretzel salad
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making yourself a sugar free dessert from scratch, would you rather make it something that suits the season and that your kids haven’t tried before? Then we think you might feel rather intrigued indeed by this interestingly textured, sugar free patriotic pretzel salad from Nicole Is! It’s the perfect snack to make as July gets closer.
15. Low carb, sugar free chocolate lasagna
After all this talk of chocolate that we’ve done, are you feeling rather intent indeed on making something even more chocolatey than most of what you’ve seen so far? Well, if you’re still looking for alternatives, here’s a fantastic (and, of course, sugar free) recipe from Low Carb Maven for a low carb, creamy chocolate lasagna.
Do you have another favourite sugar free dessert recipe that’s always a huge hit in your house but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out too!