Sometimes you want dessert, but you are watching calorie and fat intake. No worries! We have 16 Low Calorie, Low Fat and Low FODMAP Desserts for you! Treat yourself! Meringues, molded gelées, popsicles, cookies, and more. You CAN have your “cake” and eat it, too.
Meringue is simply a mixture of sugar and egg whites and these nests are low fat and low calorie and are the perfect vehicle for sorbet, fresh fruit and/or dollops of whipped yogurt. Get the recipe for Meringue Nests.
You can make a granita, which is a frozen slushy dessert, without an ice cream maker. Just clear room in the freezer. This one is tangy lemon and so easy to make. Get the recipe for Lemon Granita.
Arnold Palmer Popsicles
If you have never had that combo of half strong black iced tea and half lemonade, you are missing out – and in frozen form, such as these Arnold Palmer Ice Pops, it is refreshing to the nth degree! Get the recipe for Arnold Palmer Popsicles.
This low calorie dessert is simply spectacular to behold. Glistening red gelatin is jam packed with fresh berries and molded in a loaf pan. A refreshing dessert or snack on a hot day. Get the recipe for Berry Terrine.
Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake
Tender, sweet and low fat, this Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake is lovely as is, or with fresh fruit or sorbet alongside. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake.
Coconut Water Fresh Fruit Popsicles
Clear coconut water, with a hint of coconut flavor, packed with fresh fruit make the most refreshing popsicles you have ever had! Get the recipe for Coconut Water Fresh Fruit Popsicles.
Minty, sweet and crunchy, these peppermint meringues are easy to make and we show you how to make the red and white stripes. Perfect at the winter holidays, but if you are a mint lover, feel free to make them anytime. Get the recipe for Peppermint Meringues.
Hazelnut Shortcake With Berries
This shortcake features one large hazelnut filled shortcake topping with fresh berries that have been folded together with caramel sauce. Pass the whipped cream for an unusual dessert, or do half and half cream and yogurt to lighten the topping. Get the recipe for Hazelnut Shortcake With Berries.
Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles
Easy to make – as long as you have a Popsicle mold, which are easy to find in supermarkets, big-box stores, even dollar stores. Then, all you need is a super-ripe cantaloupe, freshly squeezed lime juice, sugar, and water. And time in the freezer. Adults and kids will love these. Get the recipe for Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles.
Cheesecake Lime Dip
This dessert dip is a little sweet and a little tart, made by swirling homemade lime curd into what is essentially a cheesecake batter made with cream cheese. Choose your dippers such as fresh fruit, pieces of pound cake, or even pretzel rods. Watch your portions to keep it low calorie. It’s heavy on fruit, so go light on the dip. Even a smaller serving is satisfying. Get the recipe for Lime Cheesecake Dip.
Strawberries, water, and sugar, along with time in the freezer, create this delectable and refreshing strawberry granita. No ice cream maker needed. Get the recipe for Strawberry Granita.
Cold Brew Latte Pops With Crushed Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
Cold brew is not just for drinking! On a hot day, when you need a pick me up in the middle of the afternoon, nothing satisfies like these coffee flavored popsicles. Crushed chocolate covered espresso beans are added for extra coffee value. Get the recipe for Cold Brew Latte Pops.
Champagne Gelee With Raspberries
Eat your champagne? Yes, you can! Here we lightly gel sparkling wine with gelatin, and suspend raspberries within the edible, golden dessert. Perfect for a special celebration. Get the recipe for Champagne Gelee With Raspberries.
Papaya Lime Sorbet
Our Papaya Lime Sorbet is very creamy in texture thanks to the rich, smooth texture of ripe papaya itself. The fresh papaya is sweet and perfectly complemented by the sour, acidic lime. You do need an ice cream maker for this. Get the recipe for Papaya Lime Sorbet.
Fresh Strawberry Tart
If you love fresh strawberries and want to make a dessert, look no further. These berries are kept fresh and nestled in a buttery crust. The glaze is made from additional puréed and strained berries. It’s strawberries maximized! Get the recipe for Fresh Strawberry Tart.
Cannoli Cream With Berries
If you are a cannoli fan, or even if you are not (like me) you have to try this dessert. Lightly sweetened ricotta, orange zest, and shavings of dark chocolate combine to dollop on fresh berries. Elegant and so easy you barely need a recipe. Get the recipe for Cannoli Cream With Berries.