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Low-Calorie Desserts

Is it time for dessert? Try one of these sweet treats.
Strawberry “Ice Cream” Cake

Strawberry “Ice Cream” Cake

Sssshhh … don’t tell kids this delicious dessert is actually just good-for-them yogurt and fruit with a few graham crackers and waffle cones thrown in for crunch.

Strawberries and Cream Frozen Terrine

This is an elegant make-ahead dessert that both kids and adults enjoy. Fresh basil helps highlight the strawberry flavor in the sorbet layer of the terrine.

Minty Melon Sorbet

Sweet melon sorbet, accented with mint and ginger, melts in your mouth and cleanses the palate to finish a meal. The alcohol helps keep the sorbet smooth. Serve with chilled melon balls or a mixed fruit salad. If you’re using a 1-quart ice cream maker, churn the sorbet in two batches.

Lemon-Apricot Chia Muffins

Chia seeds combined with non-dairy milk make a great egg substitute in these naturally sweetened vegan muffins—they also add a delicate crunch that’s reminiscent of poppy seeds. Frozen or canned fruit quarters will also work in this recipe in place of the fresh stone fruit.

Cardamom Cookies with Almonds

More nutty and savory than sweet, these cookies make a lovely pairing with a cup of tea. For dessert, serve them with vanilla ice cream or a fruity sorbet.

Chocolate-Orange Maple Snaps

These snaps are great on their own, or as wafers for sandwich cookies. Maple syrup lends flavor and moisture, which lets you cut down on oil in the dough.