Who said desserts are eliminated from the lives of diabetics? Here is a piece of happy news for all diabetics out there: drool over diabetic-friendly desserts and learn their recipes to soothe your taste buds from time to time.
These delicious, diabetic-friendly desserts will not only satiate you fully and satisfy your soul, but also keep your blood glucose in check and prevent it from soaring. The only trick is to have a reasonable amount of these desserts and not indulge in too much of them altogether. Check the list of desserts below and start exploring them soon.
1. Soft Baked Apples With Ricotta Cheese
To start with, bake a few apples until they soften and then, stuff them with ricotta cheese. Honey is used in the recipe to make the cheese-stuffed apples taste sweet. Although honey might not be the best sweetener for diabetic people, it raises blood sugar levels less than sugar does and is also very beneficial for cholesterol. The only thing you must check is how you as a diabetic react to honey and ask your doctor if you can use it in your diabetic desserts. In this recipe, the use of cloves and cinnamon gives a unique and appetizing flavor to the baked apples and tempt you incredibly.
2. Green Tea And Coconut Milk Ice Cream
The Japanese people are in love with this unusual dessert made of green tea and coconut milk. Especially a healthy diabetic dessert, the green tea and coconut milk ice cream is enjoyed by non-diabetics too. The trick is to use macha: a green tea powder still popular in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. This helps you get the real flavor of green tea in the form of an ice-cream. Erythritol is used for sweetness and because this ice cream should not taste too sweet, you don’t have to use too much of erythritol.
3. The Famous Blueberry Cobbler
A pack of antioxidants with a bursting flavor of berries, blueberries are a great option to make desserts. The cobbler flavor with vanilla extract and a zest of lemon has stood testimony to the storms of time and have been a favorite across many generations in the world. In the diabetic-friendly blueberry cobbler, plenty of blueberries are used and the sweetness comes from the use of stevia, but you also have the generous option of adjusting stevia with your favorite diabetic-friendly sweetener. It depends on you whether you want to use dairy milk or non-dairy milk in this recipe and also, explore tips and tricks to make it vegan. This blueberry cobbler is not only superb in taste, but also doesn’t put a dent on your blood sugar levels.
4. Salted Peanut Caramel Clusters
The salted peanut caramel clusters makes you forget that you are a diabetic at all. This is because of the use of considerably more erythritol than the green tea ice cream, which provides the sugary taste without letting your blood glucose levels spike. The use of peanuts, chocolates, cream, and vanilla make it sound appealing and these peanut caramel clusters look like a fancy dessert or a sweet snack that is often enjoyed after dinner or while one is enjoying some game time. The crunchy taste is readily loved by any diabetic person and these peanut caramel clusters are just something you will return to again and again.
5. Unusual Double Berry Ice Cream
How about a double berry ice cream? Of course, it sounds tempting and refreshing at the same time. This is what happens when you make yourself a double berry ice cream: you gorge on strawberries and raspberries together in the form of an ice cream. You also get the flavor of orange as orange juice concentrate is used in it, and this ice cream doesn’t even contain much carbs. Although it is a standalone dessert, it is also used as a side dish to any of the above desserts. The high amount of antioxidants present in berries make this dessert stand apart from any of the other diabetic-friendly desserts as well.
All you need to do now is learn the recipes of these desserts, enjoy them with your family and friends, and in fact, surprise your diabetic friends when they visit you the next time.