Best WeightWatchers Dessert Recipes
With the arrival of seasonal summer fruit and warm temperatures, there’s never a better time to explore all the low calorie dessert options WeightWatchers has to offer. From deconstructed cheesecake to frosted ice cream bars, there’s a summer-friendly dessert recipe for every taste and time allowance.
Made with canned apricots and frozen blueberries, this WeightWatchers dessert recipe is super-summery and easy-to-make. Feel free to make use of in-season apricots and blueberries if available, otherwise follow the ingredient list as suggested. We recommend topping this fruit crumble with a scoop of low fat vanilla yogurt or your favourite version of homemade nice cream (see the recipe below for inspiration or try any of our other recipes for nice cream in the WeightWatchers recipe database.)
In the mood for a simple summery dessert recipe for one? Look no further than this deconstructed strawberry cheesecake, which features all the best flavours and textures a traditional cheesecake has to offer in a do-it-yourself format. Greek yogurt is combined with low fat cream cheese (use whipped for best results), icing sugar, and vanilla, creating a delicious “dip” for fresh strawberries which are then rolled in graham cracker crumbs. Experiment with other crushed cookies, such as vanilla or chocolate wafers, to switch up the “base” of the deconstructed cheesecake.
No one will guess that black beans are the secret ingredient in this fudgy, chocolatey recipe, that’s how rich and delicious these brownies are! Whether you use regular or instant coffee, it will add depth and even more flavour to these brownies, bolstering the taste of chocolate so that it’s front and centre. Because this recipe uses ultra-filling fibre- and protein-rich black beans, you might find that they can be cut into smaller squares than if they were regular brownies.
Frozen desserts take centre stage when the temperature rises, and these peanut butter-chocolate ice cream bars are sure to please anyone in need of a warm-weather pick-me-up. This frozen dessert recipe makes use of peanut butter powder, which contains very little in terms of fat but plenty of big peanut flavour. Rather than making a chocolate ice cream bar-base, this recipe calls for premade chocolate-covered ice cream bars, which are topped with a combination of powdered peanut butter, whipping cream, and cocoa powder before being frozen.
Nice cream is a type of frozen dessert made from blended frozen bananas and any number of add-ins and toppings. For this particular recipe, we’ve added roasted strawberries and pistachios to the banana base. Roasting the strawberries is a simple but effective way to bring a rich, jammy flavour to the finished nice cream, even if the strawberries are lacklustre to begin with. Although this recipe calls for unsalted pistachios, salted nuts can be successfully used to create a tasty sweet-and-salty dynamic if you have them on hand. To serve nice cream, let it sit out for 5 minutes before scooping for the creamiest results.