22 diet dessert recipes

On a diet? It doesn't mean desserts are off the menu! Just take a look at our lower-fat ideas for pudding, including diet versions of your favourites and some fruity low-cal recipes...

Slimming World chocolate pots

We've got lots of mouth-watering diet dessert recipes that show you how you can still enjoy your favourite puds, guilt-free!

Looking for diet dessert recipes? We've got all your favourites, including treats from Weight Watchers (opens in new tab), Gino D'Acampo and more. You're going to be spoilt for choice, plus you can make them for the whole family and no one will ever even realise that you've made a low-fat or healthier choice!

If you're trying to stay on track with a healthy eating plan, it can be really difficult to keep away from temptation... It's even harder if you've got kids around and if there are loads of sweet treats in the house. These diet dessert recipes make everything a little easier and you won't feel like you're missing out on anything.

Make them for the family, for friends or just when your sweet tooth calls!

Have a browse through our 20 best diet dessert recipes...

Slimming World chocolate pots

Delicious chocolate pots are perfect if you're looking for a sweet fix. Served in little glasses, these pots are ideal if you don't want to overindulge. Made with a rich dark chocolate mousse, fat-free yogurt and a dash of rum.

Get the recipe: Slimming World's chocolate pots (opens in new tab)

Slimming World whisky orange-trifle

Slimming World whisky orange-trifle

This grown-up trifle is a real treat for any dinner party or get together. Made with layers and layers of fresh fruits like kumquats and oranges, topped with a fat-free fromage frais and dusted with chocolate, it's Slimming World approved. Our favourite part of this dessert is its boozy kick from the whisky.

Get the recipe: Slimming World's whisky orange trifle (opens in new tab)

Low-fat chocolate and pineapple cake

Low-fat chocolate and pineapple cake

A low-fat sponge with a sweet pineapple topping, Gino D'Acampo's chocolate and pineapple cake is the ultimate guilt-free choccy cake.

Get the recipe: Gino D'Acampo's chocolate and pineapple cake (opens in new tab)

Fruit and nut baked apples

Fruit and nut baked apples

Simply cook some apples with some berries, nuts and a little sugar and honey to make this delicious fruit and nut baked apples dessert.

Get the recipe: Fruit and nut baked apples (opens in new tab)

Weight Watchers chilli chocolate mousse

Weight Watchers chilli chocolate mousse

Weight Watchers has performed a miracle and made a flavoursome chocolate chilli mousse recipe that won't ruin your diet.

Get the recipe: Chocolate chilli mousse (opens in new tab)

Low-fat lemon meringue roulade

Low-fat lemon meringue roulade

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See how to make your roulade a low-fat dessert with this lemon meringue roulade recipe. A Greek yogurt and lemon curd filling keeps the fat content under 1g per serving.

Get the recipe: Lemon meringue roulade (opens in new tab)

Lemon sorbet

Lemon sorbet

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Lower the calorie count of your usual serving of ice cream by making homemade frozen sorbet instead. This lemon sorbet takes just 15 mins to prepare.

Get the recipe: Lemon sorbet (opens in new tab)

Cherry Strudel

Cherry Strudel

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Sweet and sour cherries snuggled under a crisp pastry blanket certainly don't taste like your typical diet food. This strudel is a doddle thanks to a little help from ready-made pastry.

Get the recipe: Cherry Strudel (opens in new tab)

Strawberry ice cream

Strawberry ice cream

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If you just can't go a without a little bit of ice cream, try making our homemade low-fat strawberry ice cream. It's only got 2g of fat per serving.

Get the recipe: Low-fat strawberry ice cream

Mixed berry compote

Mixed berry compote

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Ready in just 20 mins, this simple mixed berry compote is a light and refreshing end to a family dinner or Sunday lunch.

Get the recipe: Mixed berry compote (opens in new tab)

Coconut pancakes

Coconut pancakes

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Pancakes always feel like a treat but with this recipe you can even

indulge in them when you're on a diet. Using a mixture of coconut milk

and semi-skimmed milk these little delicious parcels are only 54

calories per portion!

Get the recipe: Coconut Pancakes (opens in new tab)

Mango and passion fruit sorbet

Mango and passion fruit sorbet

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Bursting with summer flavours, this mango and passion fruit sorbet is made with a ready-made smoothie so you can enjoy it all year round.

Get the recipe: Mango and passion fruit sorbet (opens in new tab)

Star spiced pears

Star spiced pears

Star anise gives this star-spiced pears recipe a rich and spicy flavour and makes it a delicious and easy idea for a low-fat dessert.

Get the recipe: Star-spiced pears (opens in new tab)

Light berry mousse

Light berry mousse

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Simply mix blended berries (you can use your favourites or whatever is

in season) with a Greek-style yogurt and whisked egg whites to makes

these light berry mousses.

Get the recipe: Light berry mousse (opens in new tab)

Apple and orange fluff

Apple and orange fluff

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With just a few ingredients and very little sugar, these light mousses

must be good for you thanks to the double portion of fruit! They make

the perfect end to a meal leaving your feeling fresh.

Get the recipe: Apple and orange fluff (opens in new tab)

Winter fruit compote

Winter fruit compote

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This winter fruit compote has just 0.5g of fat per serving and makes a lovely dessert option. Vanilla pods, honey, cinnamon, fresh orange juice and elderflower cordial give the fruit plenty of flavour.

Get the recipe: Winter fruit compote (opens in new tab)

Trio of sorbets

Trio of sorbets

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If you fancy mixing things up, make this trio of citrus sorbets for a different selection of flavours throughout the week.

Get the recipe: Trio of citrus sorbets (opens in new tab)

Gizzi Erskine's vanilla and raspberry ice cream

Gizzi Erskine's vanilla and raspberry ice cream

Gizzi Erskine knows how to take a delicious recipe and slim it down.

She's done just that with this indulgent ice cream dessert which uses a

little yogurt to lighten the calorie load but which doesn't make it any

less tasty.

Get the recipe: Gizzi Erskine's vanilla and raspberry ice cream (opens in new tab)

Raspberry panna cotta

Raspberry panna cotta

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This creamy raspberry panna cotta has just 110 cals and 3g of fat per serving. Simple yet elegant, it's a perfect make-ahead option if you've got guests over.

Get the recipe: Raspberry panna cotta (opens in new tab)

Weight Watchers plum Amaretto pudding

Weight Watchers plum Amaretto pudding

We love this delicious Weight Watchers pud. Diet desserts needn’t be small and unsatisfying. Serve up a hearty slice of Weight Watchers’ plum Amaretto pudding for a warming, filling dessert.

Get the recipe: Weight Watchers’ plum Amaretto pudding (opens in new tab)

Roasted summer fruits

Roasted summer fruits

Featuring peaches and plums in a rich and sticky sauce, this roasted summer fruits dish is delicious on its own or with a dollop of low-fat natural yogurt.

Get the recipe: Roasted summer fruits (opens in new tab)

Lorraine Pascale's skinny tart

Lorraine Pascale's skinny tart

If you just can't go a without a little bit of ice cream, try making our homemade low-fat strawberry ice cream. It's only got 2g of fat per serving.

Get the recipe: Low-fat strawberry ice cream (opens in new tab).