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3 Sugar-Free Desserts to Let Go of the Guilt

By MyDailyMoment.com Editorial Team

Just because you’ve sworn off sugar doesn’t mean you can’t satisfy your sweet tooth. If you’re one of those people who can’t resist the urge for rich desserts, you can still have your cake and eat it too, especially since it’s sugar-free.

Whether you are looking to lose weight, maintain your fantastic figure, or can’t indulge because of medical reasons, you may be under the assumption that sugar-free desserts don’t cut it. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Check out these sweet treats, and you’ll quickly realize they’re even better than the real thing.

If you like your desserts fresh and are the cooking kind, whip up your own tantalizing sugar-free desserts at home.
Sugar-free desserts have come a long way since those flavorless pieces of cardboard you may remember. Artificial sugars, especially those derived from sugar, can give you the sweetness you crave without the calories and health risks of regular sugar. Using natural sweeteners like honey or agave nectar can also give your sugar-free desserts the sweet kick you crave.

Baking with Artificial Sweeteners

Wonder why manufacturers recommend combining artificial sweeteners with sugar when baking? Sugar is not used in recipes simply for sweetness. Sugar is used to keep baked goods moist. Sugar also makes cookies easier to spread and acts as a natural preservative. This means that you may have to experiment to find the right balance of sugar and artificial sweetener instead of completely eliminating sugar when you bake or cook.

Here are a few of our favorite sugarless desserts:

Sugar-Free Whipped Cream

Sugar-Free Grilled Fruit

Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

June 24th, 2011

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