Acoustic Post - Easy Gluten Free Desserts

By Jo Scrivner

Gluten-free desserts have a bad reputation of tasting like sawdust, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. I collected some easy but yummy recipes for you that will satisfy your sweet tooth, whether you’re on a gluten-free diet or not.

These are 10 easy gluten free desserts.

  1. Chocolate Mousse
  2. Rice Pudding
  3. Banana Split
  4. New York Cheesecake
  5. Chocolate Truffles
  6. Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
  7. Key-lime Pie
  8. Creme Brulee
  9. S’mores
  10. Macaron

1. Chocolate Mousse

Acoustic Post - Chocolate mousse

Before you get confused, we don’t need any mouse for this treat! Mousse is the French word for ‘foam’ and is the name of a dessert prepared with air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. You can find a lot of recipes on the internet using raw egg for their mousse, but I personally advise against them. It’s always safer to cook the eggs for a little while with the heavy cream before mixing them all together with the dark chocolate. I like putting some fresh raspberries or strawberries in the chocolate mix, too, right before you spoon the mousse into smaller cups. They make an already delicious enough dessert heavenly!

2. Rice Pudding

Acoustic Post - Rice Pudding

An oldie but goodie. All you need is rice, milk and some sugar. As a child, I used to sprinkle it with cocoa powder, but it also goes really well with cinnamon or some fresh fruits.

3. Banana Split

A special sundae that you can whip up within minutes. Be careful though if you decide to buy the sauce for the toppings in the supermarket: some of them might contain traces of gluten (if they were made in a factory where they might’ve been contaminated by gluten). Always check the labels to be safe!

4. New York Cheesecake

My all-time favorite dessert. For the crust, you can use gluten-free graham crackers, and for the filling, I usually use corn starch instead of flour. It tastes even better with some cherry compote or caramel sauce.

5. Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are one of the easiest treats out there, with only two ingredients: chocolate and heavy cream. I usually coat them with good quality cocoa powder, but you can use nuts, sprinkles, or coconut too, to mix it up a little.

6. Chocolate-dipped Strawberries

This treat is even more simple than truffles, an all-time classic. For most countries, June is the prime time for strawberries, so the timing could not have been more perfect to finish a romantic dinner with some chocolate-covered, fresh strawberries with your significant other.

7. Key-lime Pie

Probably the easiest pie there is. The classic recipe requires only a handful of ingredients: condensed milk, sugar and lime juice for the cream, and cookie crumbs for the crust with some melted butter. Just like with the cheesecake, the cookie crumbs can be replaced by gluten-free graham crackers in this case too.

8. Creme Brulee

Four simple ingredients – egg yolks, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla – make for a rich and elegant dessert. Crème brûlée is baked custard with a brittle top of melted sugar that cracks when you gently tap it with a small spoon. A popular dessert on restaurant menus that can be easily made at home, saving money while at the same time surprising your family with a special treat.

9. S’mores

If you’re looking for a dessert for your camping trip, or just want to camp out in your back yard, s’mores are the perfect choice for you. You only need some graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate, and you’re good to go! Make sure you check the labels for all three ingredients verify is they don’t contain traces of gluten!

10. Macaron

Macarons are extraordinary treats that look at least as mouth-watering as they are sweet. They are also gluten-free, having almond-flour as their main ingredient. Baking macarons just right can be really tricky and needs lots of practice, so I only recommend it to proficient bakers. As a last resort, however, you can grab some at most cake shops – or sometimes even supermarkets – if you want to surprise your loved ones with something special.

3 Comments

  1. Avatar

    Loved the recommendations and recipes. Please share more healthy tips and recipes. I am trying to lose weight.

  2. Jo Scrivner

    Hi Ron,

    Thank you for reading my article!
    I personally don’t recommend these recipes for weight loss diets because of their high sugar content – but thank you for the idea, I’d love to write an article about low-calorie desserts, too! 🙂

    1. Avatar

      Ahh. I will keep them for my cheat day and will wait for low calorie desserts. I hope they will be as tempting as these.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *