Paleo Desserts You Wouldn't Guess Are Paleo

No matter your diet, you deserve dessert. That's no different for people who eat Paleo—meaning they basically eat the foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. We've compiled our favorite Paleo desserts, including ice cream, truffles, and roasted fruit. Note: There are many different types of Paleo. One person may add agave syrup to sweets, others choose not to. We've chosen a middle ground that welcomes desserts made from real fruit and natural sweeteners (hello, honey!).

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    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!

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    Chai-Infused Chocolate Pots de Creme

    No, we're not trying to trick you—these creamy, chocolaty pots de creme really are Paleo. Coconut milk starts the dish, then cinnamon plus four other spices give it its chai flavor.

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    Ginger-Orange Poached Pears

    You have no idea how delicious pears can be until you try this recipe. To totally reinvent the fruit, poach it in freshly squeezed orange juice, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

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    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.

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    Roasted Berries and Grapes

    Berries and grapes become dessert when sweetened simply with honey, cinnamon, butter, and lemon juice. 

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    Citrus Ice

    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 for a tasty, healthy, ice treat.

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    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—but full of flavor.

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    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!


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    Banana Ice Cream

    This isn't just banana-flavor ice cream—it's ice cream that's actually made from frozen bananas. Just add unsweetened coconut milk and vanilla, and freeze!

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    Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops

    This pretty pina colada-flavor frozen treat is so satisfying. Just-picked mint leaves give it a super fresh taste.

  • Next Slideshow Low-Sugar Desserts

    Low-Sugar Desserts

    Staying healthy doesn't have to mean skipping out on sweets. Enjoy all your favorite indulgences -- crispy apricot balls, creamy lime cheesecake bars, sweet frozen treats, and more -- all for 10 grams of sugar or less. Taking advantage of naturally sweet ingredients means less added sugar in your diet while still enjoying dessert recipes.
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