Mary Ellen Phipps

Mary Ellen Phipps

Mary Ellen Phipps, the founder of Milk & Honey Nutrition, is a diabetes dietitian (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) renowned for combining her knowledge of diabetes and culinary expertise into easy-to-follow recipes and articles!

27 Diabetes Desserts You Must Try

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I’ve rounded up some of my favorite homemade and store-bought diabetes desserts and they are all so delicious!

Just because you have diabetes, doesn’t mean you can’t eat dessert! In fact, some of my all time favorite diabetes desserts are better than any “regular” dessert you’ve ever had I promise!

  • Best easy desserts for diabetes
  • Best sugar free desserts for diabetes
  • Best added sugar free desserts for diabetes
  • Best store bought desserts for diabetes
  • Best no bake diabetes desserts
  • Best diabetes chocolate desserts
  • Best low carb desserts for diabetes
  • Best low sugar desserts for diabetes
Strawberry Nice Cream diabetes dessert
Strawberry Nice Cream by Shaw’s Simple Swaps

What desserts can I eat with diabetes? 

People with diabetes can enjoy a wide variety of desserts! I have several here on my website as well as all of the ideas listed below. The possibilities are endless, you just need to know what to look for!

lemon no bake cheesecake bites in white dish with lemon slices diabetes desserts
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bites

What to look for in healthy desserts for diabetes

Ideally, diabetes desserts should have one or more of the following things compared to traditional desserts:

  • Increased protein
  • More fiber
  • More plant based fats
  • Less sugar
fruit tray with fruit dip
Low Sugar Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

How can I satisfy my diabetes sweet tooth?

Well, to start, look at all of the ideas we’re going to highlight here in a second. And, check out my thoughts on quick and easy ways to satisfy a sweet tooth as well as easy low glycemic snack ideas

chocolate muffins with avocado
Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Best desserts for people with diabetes

There are a limitless amount of diabetes desserts that people with diabetes can enjoy, so we’re breaking them down into categories below! Everything from great homemade recipes to easy store-bought treats!

low sugar cookie dough bites in bowl
Low Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Best easy desserts for diabetes

  1. Low Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
  2. Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Muffins (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
  3. Low Sugar Peanut Butter Fruit Dip (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
  4. Peanut Butter Cookies (Wholeistic Living)
  5. Flourless Chickpea White Chocolate Blondies (Beautiful Eats and Things)
sugar free sugar cookies with sprinkles diabetes desserts
Sugar Free “Sugar” Cookies by Erin Palinski Wade RD

Best sugar free desserts for diabetes

  1. Lemon Tofu Creme (Nutrition Starring YOU)
  2. Sugar Free “Sugar” Cookies (Erin Palinski Wade RD)

Best added sugar free desserts for diabetes

  1. Easy Chocolate Fudge Brownies (Jennifer Hunt Nutrition)
  2. Chocolate Chickpea Ice Pops (Theresa Gentile RD)
  3. No Sugar Added Stewed Apples (The Miller’s Kitchen)
good pops diabetes desserts

Best store bought desserts for diabetes

  1. Good Pop Frozen Pops
  2. Soozy’s Grain Free Muffins
  3. Simple Mills Cookies
chocolate caramel protein balls
Low Sugar Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Protein Balls

Best no bake diabetes desserts 

  1. Low Sugar Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Protein Balls (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
  2. No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bites (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
  3. Strawberry Nice Cream (Shaw’s Simple Swaps)
diabetes desserts chocolate peppermint energy bites
Chocolate Peppermint Energy Bites

Best diabetes chocolate desserts

  1. Chocolate Peppermint Energy Bites (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
  2. Cherry Chocolate Coconut Milk Chia Pudding (Bucket List Tummy)
  3. Edible Brownie Batter (A Grateful Meal)
stack of sugar cookies
Low Carb Almond Flour Cookies

Best low carb desserts for diabetes

  1. Low Carb Almond Flour Cookies (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
  2. Almond Granola Cups (Your Choice Nutrition)
  3. Protein Brownies (Smart Nutrition)
  4. Caramel Date Energy Balls (Spicy RD Nutrition)
diabetes desserts chocolate chip walnut cookies
Grain Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best low sugar desserts for diabetes

  1. Grain Free Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
  2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus (Your Choice Nutrition)
  3. Protein Mug Cake (Cheerful Choices)
  4. Blueberry Sweet Corn Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark (It’s a Veg World After All)

Other diabetes friendly dessert ideas 

And if you want even more diabetes desserts ideas, make sure to grab a copy of my diabetes cookbook, The Easy Diabetes Cookbook! It’s packed full of delicious diabetes friendly recipes, including a whole chapter on blood sugar friendly desserts. 

how to order the easy diabetes cookbook

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