No elaborate baking skills required.
- Dark Chocolate
Ok, be careful of this one if you’re sensitive to caffeine, but dark chocolate satisfies my sweet tooth every time and I use the typical “but it’s full of antioxidants” excuse. If you’re looking for more filling alternatives to just a square of dark chocolate, a good way to go is homemade dark chocolate covered blueberries or almonds. I also love skinny dipped almonds that you can get at most grocery stores in the US. At least Target. They’re not so thickly coated in chocolate so you’re getting a bit more protein to sugar ratio.
2. Rice pudding
I was super skeptical of this recommendation at first. And I will add, rice pudding is definitely an acquired taste. But somehow, it hits my sweet tooth in just the right way that I don’t feel the need to go back for seconds or thirds like I might with cake or ice cream (don’t judge). If you’re looking for something creamy and comforting, this is a healthier choice than Ben and Jerry’s (although I have to add their half baked ice cream is the best).
If you just can’t acquire the taste for rice pudding, jello or frozen yogurt are the way to go. I just pop some strawberry or peach yogurt in the freezer and it makes a great and cheap dessert.
3. Dessert tea
Did you know that Celestial Seasonings makes a sugar cookie tea? Whether you’re craving pumpkin pie, apple strudel, lemon meringue, or some sort of cheesecake, chances are you can find that flavor in a hot cup of tea.
P.S. I was going to add fruit in here, but I feel that’s a bit cliche and overstated. But nonetheless, a great tasting, simple, and easy dessert too.