10 Sinful Desserts You Won't Believe Are Made Without Sugar

NDTV Food Desk  |  Updated: November 10, 2017 13:01 IST

10 Sinful Desserts You Won't Believe Are Made Without Sugar
  • These sugar free recipes make use of dry fruits and fresh fruits
  • In some cases, jaggery or honey may have been used
  • They are very easy to make at home
It's hard to resist a sweet treat but they often make us guilty too. The oodles of refined sugar used to make them tempting ends up adding unwanted calories to our day leaving the weighing scale tipping on to the wrong side. We've made life simpler for you. Now, you don't have to give up on your favourite sweets or fight those cravings. These wonderful desserts are so indulgent that you won't realize that they contain no sugar. These sugar free recipes make use of dry fruits and fresh fruits to impart natural sweetness or healthier sugar alternatives like jaggery or honey. Some recipes may make use of sugar substitutes like stevia but you can totally do away with them and the dessert will be just as delicious. 

1. Hot Paneer Sandesh Pudding
Recipe by Chef Seema Chandra

A refreshing dessert made with cottage cheese, warm spices like cloves, cardamom and cinnamon and some fresh fruits. 
sandesh pudding
A dessert made with cottage cheese and fruits.
2. Sugar Free Rice Pudding
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani

This lovely rice pudding used a sugar substitute but you can totally do without it as the sweetness of coconut milk and juicy pineapple made into a compote more than make up for it. 
Juicy pineapple adds sweetness to this pudding.

3. Mocha and Prune Cheesecake
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani

A decadent and creamy cheesecake flavoured with coffee. The recipe uses prunes to add sweetness. The bitter-sweet taste makes this one extra special. 
A decadent and creamy cheesecake flavoured with coffee.

4. Nutty Chocolate Cake
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani

A rich and moist chocolate cake with honey and lots of crunchy dry fruits. This cake is super easy to make and definitely better than the one you'd buy from the supermarket. 

5. Blueberry Pie 
Recipe by Chef Seema Chandra

A pie without sugar? You're not dreaming, it is true! This beautiful looking pie is sweetened with blueberries, fresh strawberries and some natural agave nectar. 

6. Fig Mousse
Recipe by Niru Gupta

This dessert leaves a lingering sweet flavour on your palate. It has no sugar just the natural sweetness of figs that flavours the delicate dessert. 
fig mousse
This recipe contains no sugar at all. 

7. Fruits with Silken Tofu
Recipe by Chef Bakshish Dean

A simple yet impressive dessert. Place some chopped seasonal fruits in a bowl and top with creamy pureed tofu to make a pudding. 

8. Ragi Coconut Laddoo
User Recipe by A Shanthi

You can make these wholesome and delicious ladoos and store them for those sudden sweet cravings. They are healthy as they are made with ragiand coconut and tasty too. This recipe uses jaggery as a sweetener which is also good to warm your body during winters. 
ragi ladoo
Wholesome laddoos you can make and store. 

9. Custard Apple Kheer
Recipe by Chef Praveen Gonsalves from Barbecue Nation

A creamy kheer made with custard apples, jaggery, coconut milk and nuts. This dessert is perfect for a celebration. 
Creamy custard apple turned into a delicious kheer.

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10. Pumpkin Oats Cake
User Recipe by Purva Vivek Sawant

Enjoy this healthy cake made with pumpkin, oats, nuts and jaggery with your evening cup of tea. 
A delicious tea cake full of fiber and Vitamin A.

CommentsIt is easy to ditch sugar as long as you are ready to experiment, but you need to do it gradually and not go cold turkey. Try these sugar free recipes at home if you feel inspired to take the leap.

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