The different types of sugar free desserts for diabetics can be categorized into baked goods and frozen sweets. Sugar free baked desserts include cookies, cakes and pies. Some frozen diabetic desserts are sugar free ice cream, ice pops and fudge bars. There are also sugar free gelatin and pudding products available on many grocery shelves that are suitable for diabetic desserts.
Sugar free puddings may be available both ready made in cups and in powdered form to prepare at home. The type of pudding to make at home may be used to create cream pie sugar free desserts for diabetics. For example, sugar free cookies, another diabetic dessert item, can be crushed and mixed with melted butter to form a pie crust. After the cookie crust is pressed into the bottom of a pie pan, baked and cooled, it may be filled with prepared, sugar free pudding. The completed pie, which may be chocolate, vanilla or another flavor, should be kept refrigerated until serving time.
Pies as well as cakes that are sugar free are often available in freezer sections of grocery stores. The selection may include plain pound cakes as well as cake varieties frosted with sugar free icing. With packaged artificial sweetener designed for baking, home bakers can also prepare different types of sugar free cakes for diabetics. There are also sugar free versions of brown sugar available for bakers to use for baking diabetic cakes, cookies and other desserts.
It's important to note that when fruit is used in dessert recipes, such as in blueberry or other types of coffee cake, it doesn't become totally sugar free although diabetics can usually still eat it. The same can also be said for milk added to sugar free desserts for diabetics, as it contains lactose. Fruit contains the natural sugar glucose that can raise blood sugar, yet typically only larger amounts of fruits or juice or milk used in desserts will have as big an effect on the body as refined sugars used in regular desserts. Diabetics should always check with their dietitian or other knowledgeable health professional when choosing sugar free desserts.
Non-sugar gelatin offers a low calorie, light choice for sugar free desserts for diabetics as well as dieters. Prepared gelatin may be served as is or with fruit added if that is permitted. Non-dairy, sugar free whipped topping is often a favorite addition to all flavors of non-sugar gelatin including lime, strawberry, raspberry, grape, orange, peach and lemon.