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25 Easy Sugar-Free Desserts

There are a lot of reasons you might be on the lookout for sugar-free desserts.

Maybe you’re trying keto, or you’re just hoping to cut back a little for your overall health. 

Either way, sugar-free doesn’t mean tasteless. In fact, it’s actually quite the opposite!

Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
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I have a few sugar-free recipes here. And they’re all insanely good.

A lot of them include fruit, which is a natural sweetener. But I also have some fun chocolate recipes and even sugar-free brownies!

So, let’s curb that sweet craving with 25 surprisingly delicious sugar-free desserts. 

Chocolate chip cookies in a cooling rack.
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1. The Best Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best chocolate chip cookies require a mix of white and brown sugar. That’s what gives them chewy middles and crisp edges.

But how do you get that without sugar?

Easy! You use suitable sugar substitutes

As for the texture, you’ll need to make a few quick changes, but there’s nothing unusual. 

Best of all, the method is the same, so you can make a big batch with ease. 

Mixed strawberries, berries and sliced apples in a salad bowl.
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2. Healthy Fruit Salad Recipe with No Added Sugar

It’s not uncommon to add sugar to the mix to get the best flavor from fruit. But if you’re looking for sugar-free options, you’ll need another way.

The key is to use the freshest fruit you can find and a healthy squeeze of lemon juice.

Using naturally juicy fruits, such as oranges and strawberries, is also a good idea.

Slice of layered cake with frosting and sprinkles served on a dessert plate.
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3. Vanilla Sugar-Free Cake

You can’t have a successful birthday party without a yummy birthday cake. That’s just a fact. (Maybe an unwritten fact, but a fact all the same.)

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Of course, if you’re on a sugar-restricted diet, that can be more difficult. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be.

This simple vanilla cake is scrumdiddlyumptious. And you can decorate it however you like.

Jello parfaits in a plastic cup topped with whipped cream and fresh cherries.
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4. Easy, Two-Ingredient, Low-Carb Cherry Jello Parfaits

Sugar-free Jello is such a fantastic little snack, and it comes in so many flavors.

In this recipe, you’ll mix it with coconut milk for a creamier finish.

You could also throw in some fruits without adding more than a few minutes to the prep time.

And if you want to keep it dairy-free, try whipping up some coconut cream for the top.

Whole and one piece bitten chocolate truffles laid on white surface.
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5. Easy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Although dark chocolate has a high sugar content, it’s much lower than milk or white chocolate.

Couple dark chocolate with creamy avocado, and these little truffles are practically healthy!

And don’t worry, you won’t taste the avocado. It’s only there for the texture and the good fats it offers.

Slice of layered tiramisu in a white plate.
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6. Keto/Vegan Tiramisu

I know what you’re thinking: how can you make creamy tiramisu without sugar? And make it vegan, too?

It’s all about the nuts! You’ll use soaked cashews for the creamy filling, much like a vegan cheesecake.

Blend them with unsweetened dairy-free milk, coconut milk, sugar-free syrup, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.

When soaking your cake, use sugar-free syrup or stick to pure coffee for a more intense flavor.

Spoon mixing chocolate pudding in a bowl.
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7. The Best Keto Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding Recipe

This recipe calls for powdered erythritol, which is a sugar substitute.

Of course, you can always use sugar-free syrup or maple syrup in its place.

To get the best flavor, be sure to get good quality chocolate and use unflavored gelatin so it sets nice and thick.

Chocolate mousse in a clear glass jar.
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8. Keto Fluffy Chocolate Mousse

Keto-friendly, sugar-free chocolate mousse with just three ingredients? It can’t be! Fortunately for all of us, it CAN!

Unlike the recipe above, which is shiny and more like a pudding, this mousse is a lovely, light recipe.

You’ll essentially make chocolate whipped cream, which will be thick, smooth, rich, and decadent.

Stack fluffy muffins in a wooden board.
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9. Sugar-Free Muffins

If you’re a muffin lover but avoid them due to their high sugar and calorie content, this one’s for you. (And me!) 

I adore muffins for breakfast because they’re sweet, soft, and great for on-the-go. 

In this recipe, you’ll rely on blueberries and apples to add sweetness, moisture, and lovely pops of color. 

Top view of frozen strawberry drink in a cocktail glass.
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10. Strawberry Granita

Granita is one of the easiest sugar free desserts to make. It’s like shaved ice — but with fruit and water and fluffed up for terrific texture.

In most cases, there’s added sugar. As I mentioned before, it enhances fruit’s natural flavor.

But if you can find beautifully ripe berries, you won’t need sugar! Still, you can always use a sugar-free artificial sweetener if you feel it needs it.

Stack of donuts coated with powdered sugar.
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11. Sugar-Free Keto Donuts

When I imagine unhealthy foods, donuts are always near the top of the list. Luckily, that isn’t necessarily the case with these donuts.

They’re sugar-free, keto-friendly, and baked instead of fried. That makes them one of the healthier options on our list.

You’d never know it by biting into them, though. That rich cinnamon flavor is pure sinful decadence.

Caramel sauce in a clear glass jar.
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12. 4-Ingredient Date Caramel Sauce

I think a lack of caramel is one of the reasons I never tried keto. Is that about to change?

Maybe…

The truth is, this is a beautiful dairy-free alternative full of potassium, copper, magnesium, vitamin B6, niacin, calcium, iron, AND vitamin K.

Its flavor is perfect. However, it’s not smooth and won’t pour like ordinary caramel.

Vanilla date ice cream in a pan with scooper.
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13. Vanilla Date Ice Cream

You’ll notice dates are used a lot in sugar free dessert recipes. That’s due to their mild, naturally sweet flavor.

They’re also deliciously sticky and chewy, adding a fantastic texture to your food.

For this recipe, they add a very caramel-like color and just the right amount of sweetness to go along with the vanilla.

Stacked slices of chocolate brownies.
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14. Keto Brownies

If you like your brownies cakey, this isn’t the recipe for you.

If you’re like me and always pull them out early to get the fudgiest middle possible, you’ll love it!

Full of rich dark chocolate, ground almonds, and powdered sweeteners, these have an almost truffle-like texture.

Don’t forget to top them off with sugar-free ice cream and caramel sauce!

Dried apple slices beside a whole fresh apples.
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15. Apple Chips

Apple chips are such a fabulous little snack, and they travel well to boot!

The trick to getting them perfect is to use a mandoline. It’ll cut them nice and thin and, more importantly, help them cook evenly. 

They’re delicious as is, but feel free to sprinkle them with cinnamon if you want. Either way, they’re a natural sugar free dessert the whole family will love.

Bunch of date balls in a white plate.
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16. Date Energy Balls (Vegan & Paleo)

I made these a few months ago and brought them on a hike.

They were absolutely perfect and just what we needed to keep us going as we neared the top.

I used a combination of walnuts and pecans, but you could use whatever nuts you prefer.

Walnuts have a great flavor and are lovely and mild. But if you want something stronger, you could always add peanuts or pistachios.

Gummy candies spilled over a small glass jar.

17. Healthy Homemade Fruit Snacks

I can’t be the only one who steals the kid’s fruit snacks, right?!

They’re so full of flavor, and I love a good gummy. Unfortunately, they’re also often full of sugar. 

The beauty of making your own is that you can reduce or cut out the sugar completely. You can even throw in extra veggies when they’re not looking!

These sugar-free gummy bears are another excellent gummy treat. 

Candy balls covered with shredded coconut.
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18. Strawberries and Cream Energy Balls

Freezer-friendly and ready in 10 minutes, these are the perfect snack to have on hand for that mid-morning craving.

They need both raw cashews and cashew butter. If you can’t find the latter, use any nut butter you have.

They also call for freeze-dried strawberries, which add lovely texture and an intense berry flavor.

I get mine online, but you can usually find them in larger grocery stores.

Kid picking sweet potato truffles from a plate being held by an adult.
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19. Sweet Potato Truffles

This one’s for the sweet potato pie lovers! Or for anyone who needs a sugar-free dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Again, you’ll use dates to sweeten the mix and for a chewy texture.

Once blended with the cacao powder and cinnamon, these taste a lot like a sweet potato pie cake pop!

Strawberries sliced in half arranged in a white plate decorated with cheesecake cream and berries.
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20. Keto Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Who doesn’t love cheesecakes and strawberries? No one in my friend circle, that’s for sure! Even the kiddos love these.

Seriously! Put it to the test. Put a tray of these out at your next party. The kids will devour just as many as the adults!

Use a powdered sweetener to mix with the cheesecake to avoid lumps. Also, be sure to beat your cream cheese first to soften it.

Bunch of chocolate fudge in a glass tray.
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21. 2-Ingredient Fudge

Making fudge doesn’t have to be time-consuming or utilize artificial sweeteners. You can make it with just condensed milk and chocolate!

Honestly, I didn’t know you could get sugar-free, sweetened condensed milk, but you can. It does its job, and you won’t even know the difference.

Remember to use sugar-free chocolate chips, too. You should be able to find them in the baking aisle. Or check near the specialty products.

Round carrot cake topped with cream and chopped nuts.
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22. Sugar-Free Carrot Cake

When fall rolls around, I love few things more than a moist, gently spiced carrot cake. This recipe yields exactly that — only sugar-free!

It’s one of my favorite sugar free dessert recipes for fall. Though, honestly, I could enjoy it pretty much year-round.

And just like a “real” carrot cake, it even comes with decadent cream cheese icing. YUM!

Bunch of cookies placed on a wooden bowl.
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23. The Best Keto Coconut Flour Cookies

Going gluten-free has never been easier. When you have the choice of so many flours, the options are endless!

I love coconut flour and use it often. It’s a fantastic nut-free option for those who don’t like ground almonds. 

You’ll notice there isn’t a lot of flour used here. That’s because coconut flour is super absorbent.

It makes these cookies very much like shortbread – crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth amazing. 

Bunch of ball-shaped cookies covered in powdered sugar served on a blue bowl.
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24. Keto Snowball Cookies

Speaking of shortbread – these snowball cookies are super buttery and delicate.

Using powdered sweeteners will make them just right on the inside. But I’m not the biggest fan of the outsides.

Instead, I rolled half of my freshly baked cookies in coconut and the other half in cocoa powder! Try it both ways. See which you like best.

Slice of pumpkin pie topped with cream dusted with cinnamon powder.
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25. Sugarless Pumpkin Pie

Believe me when I tell you that I absolutely REFUSE to get through Thanksgiving dinner without a slice of pumpkin pie.

My severely diabetic auntie feels PRECISELY the same way. That’s what inspired me to try my hand at this sugarless pumpkin pie.

With just 5 net carbs per serving, it’s the perfect keto option for pumpkin pie lovers.

25 Easy Sugar-Free Desserts

Servings

9

cookies
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes
Calories

141

kcal

Don’t know where to start on your sugar-free dessert journey? Try these delightful sugar free chocolate cookies. They’re unbelievably delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour (or ground almonds)

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 4 tablespoons granulated erythritol

  • 1 medium egg

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1/4 cup sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • Combine the almond flour, baking powder, cocoa, and erythritol in a bowl. Mix well. 
  • Gently add the egg and the softened butter. Mix by hand with a fork until the dough is smooth. 
  • Stir in the chocolate chips, reserving a handful to top the cookies. Mix gently but thoroughly.
  • Shape the dough into 9 cookies. Transfer them to the prepared baking sheet, leaving only a small amount of space between them. (They won’t spread much.) Top evenly with the reserved chocolate chips.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. 
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool before serving. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • If you prefer, you can use sugar-free dark chocolate instead of chips. Break it into small enough chunks to fit comfortably within the cookies.
Sugar-Free Desserts

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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