Low-Calorie, Sugar-Free, Delectable Desserts

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You don't have to give up dessert just because your doctor told you to cut back on your sugar intake. There are dozens of delicious, refreshing and downright delectable desserts that you can make with absolutely no sugar at all. Next time you're looking for something a little sweet to end your meal that won't triple your calorie count try one of these great sugar free suggestions to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Root-toot-fruity and frosty desserts

Fruit is naturally sweet and delicious and summertime fruit is especially refreshing. Take full advantage of fruit that is in season with one of these tasty dessert ideas using fresh fruit.

Nutty Frozen Bananas

Peel ripe bananas and cut each banana into 3 inch long pieces. Insert either a bamboo skewer or Popsicle stick into the end of each piece. Dip the pieces into sugar-free melted chocolate, and then roll them into either chopped walnuts or crushed peanuts. Freeze the bananas on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper and enjoy as a mid-afternoon snack.

Pineapple-Strawberry Skewers

To make pineapple-strawberry skewers first rinse and hull a fresh pack of strawberries. Next slide two or three strawberries onto a bamboo skewer, alternating each one with a chunk of pineapple. Then soak the skewers in unsweetened pineapple juice or apple juice for half an hour and after that freeze for 1-2 hours. You'll have a delicious, frosty treat that's the perfect end to a barbecue meal or a family picnic.

Berry-Blast Sorbet

Puree two cups of mixed fresh berries with the juice and zest of one lemon. Strain the berry puree through a metal strainer to remove the seeds and pulp. Add Splenda or another sugar substitute to taste. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker and store in a covered container in the freezer. Try mixing proportions of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries until you get the flavor that you like.