The Best Weight Watchers Friendly Desserts
Desserts are something we all crave from time to time.
Let’s be real, some of us, me included, crave desserts daily.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Are you scouring Google looking for a sweet, tasty treat that won’t break the points bank?
You’ve come to the right place!
I’ve tested and put together the Best Weight Watchers Friendly Desserts!
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When you’re on a weight loss journey or following the Weight Watchers program, deprivation is not your friend.
Anytime I’ve deprived myself of something, it always turns out badly for me.
That’s why it’s important for us to find better versions of things that we crave!
Finding desserts that are zero points or that are low in Smart Points isn’t hard, it just takes a bit of work.
There are many low point frozen desserts you can buy at the grocery store, but oftentimes sweet treats that are low points take a bit of imagination.
With some simple ingredients and a few minutes in the kitchen, you can have a delicious dessert whipped up in no time!
How to Create Low Point Desserts
Are you craving something that typically would cost you a high amount of points?
No fear! Usually, by making some swaps, you can satisfy that craving.
Artificial sweeteners and using a sugar substitute are good ways to bring points down, because sugar is always higher in points.
I have heard in the past that brown sugar can be a decent substitute for white sugar, but it’s still sugar, so it’s best avoided if you can.
Swapping Greek yogurt or fat-free cool whip can be good ways of bringing points down when recipes call for heavy cream or the like.
Adding extracts can add more flavor and make things taste better, like almond or vanilla extract.
Egg whites can be used in some sweet recipes instead of whipping cream as well.
I encourage you to look up a recipe that you’re craving and try some of these great ideas to see if you can make a great recipe that will satisfy your craving.
Making a healthier dessert isn’t too difficult, I promise! Give it a try and see!
Here’s a list of some of the best Weight Watchers desserts, tested by me! There are many easy Weight Watchers desserts I haven’t tried yet as well, so I’ll be updating this post as I find more that I feel must be shared!
Before we get on to the best Weight Watchers friendly desserts, a note about points values – I did not include the points for these recipes because WW Personal Points vary per use. If you find a recipe you’d like to try, put it into the WW recipe builder to make sure that you are counting your points correctly.
When people think of the best Weight Watchers friendly desserts, cakes usually are one of the first to come to mind. I’ve tested these cake recipes below and they are too good not to share with you.
- Mug cake is hands down my favorite dessert. It’s so simple and easy to make and really satisfies that craving for cake! Anytime you bake dessert in a microwave quickly, count me in! Cafe Delights gives us one of the best WW desserts here: Low Fat Chocolate Mug Cake – Cafe Delites
- Sunshine cake reminds me of summer, and anything that reminds me of summer during these long, cold months is a winner. This one is a little higher in Weight Watchers points, but if you can substitute any of the ingredients like I mentioned above, you could lower the points and still enjoy the taste. Recipe Diaries gives us a great Weight Watcher’s sunshine cake recipe here: Weight Watcher’s Sunshine Cake – Recipe Diaries (recipe-diaries.com)
- Chocolate cake, do I need to say anything else? This delicious recipe uses Greek yogurt to keep the points down with this recipe. Together as Family gives a great skinny chocolate cake recipe here. This was definitely a crowd pleaser at our family get together. Skinny Chocolate Cake – Together as Family
- Here’s another GREAT chocolate cake recipe from The Staten Island Family that is delicious. In this recipe, she uses diet soda and fat free and sugar free pudding to make this cake more WW friendly. Get the recipe here: Chocolate Weight Watchers Cake Recipe – The Staten Island family
- Cheesecake anyone? YES! My family loves cheesecake, maybe more than regular cake. Our go-to is typically strawberry cheesecake, and this zero point cheesecake has made it so I can still enjoy it. Our Wabi Sabi Life has a great recipe that will help fill you up without any guilt. She uses Greek yogurt, eggs, sugar substitute, and fat free, sugar free pudding to make this great one! Get the full recipe here: The Best 0 Point Weight Watchers Cheesecake Recipe (ourwabisabilife.com)
Ice Cream/Frozen Desserts
Who doesn’t love a great ice cream sweet treat? In the dead of summer, or dead of winter, you can enjoy ice cream at any time and not feel guilty with these recipes.
- Taste of the Frontier by Kleinworth and Company has a great skinny ice cream sandwiches recipe. This recipe calls for graham crackers, and once they are frozen, they are very similar in consistency to a real ice cream sandwich! You can substitute the chocolate graham crackers and it’s almost like we didn’t notice the difference! Get the recipe here: Easy Skinny Ice Cream Sandwiches – Taste of the Frontier (kleinworthco.com)
- My Crazy Good Life has a super simple, but delicious ice cream recipe that our family loves! This recipe uses bananas and we love bananas in our house, so this was a hit. We couldn’t taste the bananas much once we put the cocoa powder in, so if you’re not a fan of bananas, I recommend at least trying this recipe to see if you like it. Get the recipe here: Weight Watchers Ice Cream | A Chocolate Ice Cream Made With Bananas! (mycrazygoodlife.com)
- If you’re looking for a lighter, fluffier version of ice cream, Pointed Kitchen has a great Lime Fluff recipe. This recipe uses yogurt and sugar free jello to whip up a light dessert that is very refreshing. Get the recipe here: Lime Fluff | Weight Watchers | Pointed Kitchen
- Do you love the Dole Whip that you can find at Disney World? Magically Fit’s recipe is amazing and is zero points! Who would have thought that frozen fruit could be so satisfying? My kids begged for more. This is a perfect dessert for those hot summer days. Get the recipe here: Two Ingredient Weight Watchers Dole Whip At Home (magicallyfit.net)
- I cannot keep popsicles in my house, and the kids loved these more “adult” popsicles. Made with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit, Slap Dash Mom gives us a super yummy popsicle that could also be considered healthy eating here: Fresh Fruit Popsicles 1 Smartpoint – Slap Dash Mom
Sometimes we just need a bite or two of a sweet treat. Cookies are a great idea for those days when you just want to satisfy a small craving. Don’t feel bad if you have a day or two where you want to eat the whole box of cookies – been there!
- Remember Mallowmars? Simple Nourished Living has a great copycat recipe that uses marshmallow fluff and crackers. Can we say yum??? You can find the recipe here: Chocolate Marshmallow Fluff Cookies – Easy Copycat Mallomars • Simple Nourished Living (simple-nourished-living.com)
- When we talk about cookies, I can’t forget good old Chocolate Chip Cookies! Midlife Healthy Living has a great recipe. They are mainly traditional ingredients, so points are probably on the higher end, so you could try to use the tips I mentioned above to lower the points value. You could sub some sugar substitute or possibly whole wheat white flour to bring the weight watcher points down. Get the recipe here: Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip Cookies (midlifehealthyliving.com)
- Brownies! Did someone say brownies? These brownie cookies are ah-mazing. She uses a sugar substitute and cocoa, for that homemade taste. Find the recipe here: Weight Watchers Brownie Cookies – BEST Chocolate Brownie Cookie WW Recipe – Desserts – Breakfast – Treats – Snacks with Smart Points (kimspireddiy.com)
- Cool Whip cookies – These were so good as well. They reminded me very much of a Christmas sugar cookie. Keeping on Point has a great recipe and she uses sugar free cake mix in this recipe which cuts down on the sugar. Find the recipe here: Cool Whip Cookies – Weight Watchers (keepingonpoint.com)
- Are you a peanut butter lover like me? These flourless peanut butter cookies from Diana Rambles are simply yum. You won’t be disappointed! You can find the recipe here: Cool Whip Cookies – Weight Watchers (keepingonpoint.com)
I couldn’t forget pie! In the Midwest, we are big on pie. It’s at all of our family functions and it’s never forgotten. However, the main ingredient is usually lard. So, with that said, I urge you to try these pie recipes we liked!
- You Brew My Tea has a great Lemon Icebox Pie that’s a good substitute for lemon meringue pie. It’s light, and lemony and simply delicious. Find the recipe here: Weight Watchers Icebox Lemon Pie (youbrewmytea.com)
- Are you a Key Lime fan? Sparkspeople has a great recipe for Key Lime pie, using sugar free gelatin, light yogurt, and reduced fat cracker crust. Find the recipe here: Weight Watchers Key Lime Pie Recipe | SparkRecipes (sparkpeople.com)
- From Gate to Plate has a wonderfully delicious recipe for Strawberry Delight. It’s not technically a pie, but very much resembles one. Get the recipe here: Strawberry Delight – From Gate To Plate
- Looking for apple pie? I was too. I never found a recipe for an actual WW apple pie, but I did create this yummy recipe. Check out my yummy slow cooker apple crisp recipe here: The Best Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp – A Mama Blessed
- Pumpkin pie! Check out this delicious recipe that we all loved, except my picky six year old. The Holy Mess has a great Weight Watchers crustless pumpkin pie here: Weight Watchers Pumpkin Pie Recipe – Crustless Pumpkin Pie – The Holy Mess
**Remember, green plan, blue plan, and purple plans are no longer available for me to calculate. The new WW plan is Personal Points, and is tailored to each individual, so it’s best that you input these recipes into your recipe builder to get the most accurate points for you.
I hope these Best Weight Watchers Friendly Desserts help steer you in the right direction so that you can enjoy a sweet snack at any time. Now if I could only find a really good substitute for my potato chip and tater tots addiction, that would be great!
Do you have a recipe that I should add to this post? If so, please let me know by commenting below, or contacting me here.
For more snack recipes, check out my 0-point snacks post here.