Paleo Dessert Recipes You Wouldn't Guess Are Paleo
Kiwi-Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops
Vanilla rooibos tea, apple juice, honey, fruit, and water combine to make delicious, naturally sweet ice pops. Plus, look how pretty they are! This Paleo dessert recipe is worthy of its own Instagram post.
Chai-Infused Chocolate Pots de Crème
No, we're not trying to trick you—these creamy, chocolaty pots de crème really are Paleo. Coconut milk starts the dish, then cinnamon plus four other spices give it chai flavor. Since this Paleo chocolate recipe uses unsweetened chocolate, add a quarter cup of honey to make these dessert cups a touch sweeter.
Golden Pineapple Granita
This Paleo dessert recipe makes enough for the whole week! A whole pineapple, fresh lime juice, and a drizzle of honey make six servings of this chilly, refreshing granita. No matter what time of year it is, spooning up this fruity dessert will make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation.
Ginger-Orange Poached Pears
Reinvent the pear by poaching it in freshly squeezed orange juice, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Make sure you use freshly squeezed orange juice to make this Paleo dessert—store-bought orange juice usually has a lot of sugar, which isn't a good match for the Paleo diet.
Coconut-Coffee Ice Cream with Cinnamon-Almond Crunch
Just because you eat Paleo doesn't mean you have to give up the comfort of ice cream. This dairy-free frozen treat is made mostly from unsweetened coconut milk, then sweetened with honey and vanilla bean. This Paleo ice cream recipe is just as creamy and dreamy as versions with dairy, plus it gets a tasty crunch from sweet almonds and coconut.
It's pretty, but does the taste live up to its appearance? You bet. Orange and lemon juices, agave syrup, an orange, and a lemon make this a tasty and healthy ice treat. This homemade Paleo dessert recipe is a great swap if you typically like sugary sorbets or sherbets after dinner.
This recipe turns sweet sautéed apples into a tasty Paleo dessert (with no added sugar!). It starts out like applesauce—cooking chopped Golden Delicious apples with water, a cinnamon stick, and ground nutmeg. Rather than blending the cooked apples until they're smooth, though, just lightly mash them with a potato masher to make a warming treat. Its simplicity makes it one of our favorite Paleo dessert recipes for beginners.
Paleo Cashew Truffles
Maybe you've seen our non-Paleo version of these bite-size sweets, but with a few simple swaps they're free of dairy and added sugars—and full of flavor. They're not completely sweet, either—a sprinkle of coarse sea salt makes this Paleo dessert a touch savory, too.
Roasted Stone Fruit
Roasting peaches in butter and lime juice brings out the natural flavors of the fruit. Toss in ground ancho chile pepper to give it a kick! If you're not a peach fan, you can use just about any stone fruit—nectarines, plums, or apricots—to make this Paleo dessert. This dish definitely deserves a spot on your list of easy Paleo dessert recipes!
Cinnamon Orange Slices
Dessert doesn't get any easier than this—and lucky for you, it's Paleo! This Paleo dessert recipe will be ready as quickly as you can peel and slice two oranges and sprinkle them with cinnamon. This sweet treat also makes a yummy Paleo snack if you find your stomach growling halfway through the afternoon.
Banana Ice Cream
This isn't just banana-flavor ice cream—it's ice cream that's actually made from frozen bananas. Just combine with unsweetened coconut milk and vanilla, then freeze! After you try your first bite, you might have a hard time believing that this Paleo ice cream recipe has only three ingredients—none of which are dairy.
Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops
This pretty piña colada-flavor frozen treat is so satisfying. Just-picked mint leaves give it a super-fresh taste. Keep a few of these Paleo desserts-on-a-stick in the freezer during the summer so you can pop one out whenever you need a refreshing pick-me-up.