Cool and Creamy Desserts Under 300 Calories
Experience the pleasure of rich desserts without the guilt.
Coconut Cream Pie
With flavors better than the traditional version, the Cooking Light Test Kitchen shaved over 200 calories and 10 grams of saturated fat off this coconut cream pie while still maintaining its creamy, fluffy Italian meringue.
Peanut Butter Pie
This light version ticks all the flavor boxes, and satisfies your craving for all that creamy, nutty goodness.
Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
Melting the brown sugar topping in the microwave instead and pouring it over each chilled dessert keeps the custard cold so it can be served in the classic tradition. Vanilla beans, found in the spice section in the supermarket, are worth the extra expense.
Cool, Creamy Chocolate Dessert
You can make this up to one day ahead, but spread the remaining whipped topping mixture over the chocolate pudding layer right before serving.
Lemon-Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce.
This is a great make-ahead dessert. The creamy texture of the panna cotta is a nice match for summer fruit. Running a knife around the edge of each prepared custard makes it easier to remove to a plate.
Tiramisu is a great dessert to serve at dinner parties. Your guests will love the light and creamy taste of this 5-star dish, as well as the espresso drizzle on top.
Fluffy and rich, mousse is a classic make-ahead dessert. Serve this healthy version as a satisfying midday snack or an after-dinner indulgence.
Key Lime Pie
Just six ingredients needed for this refreshingly tangy homemade pie. Using a reduced-fat ready-made graham cracker crust cuts the prep time.
Cherries Jubilee Ice Cream Pie
The filling for this ice cream pie combines vanilla ice cream with a cherry-brandy puree. Top with cherry-brandy sauce for an impressive finish.
Honey Crème Brûlée with Raspberries
Honey adds a unique sweetness that's complemented by the tart raspberries.
Use sugar-free, instant chocolate pudding instead of regular for a low-sugar filling that's still rich and creamy.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Traditionally, a slice of cheesecake averages about 50 grams of fat per serving, but this one has a fraction of that amount, weighing in at just 5.3 grams per serving.
Brandied Berry Milk Shake
Add brandy to this triple-berry milk shake that's strictly for grown-ups.
Boost your calcium intake with a serving of dairy-packed custard.
Chocolate Fudge Pie
Our reviewers raved that this 5-star, make-ahead pie is easy to assemble and a definite crowd-pleaser.
Lavender-Scented Strawberries with Honey Cream
Showcase the season's first berries in this rich, not-too-sweet dessert. Be sure to use Greek yogurt, which has been strained and is thus very thick and creamy.