Indulge your sweet tooth with these guilt-free desserts
As the saying goes, “There’s always room for dessert”. For many, a meal just wouldn’t be complete without finishing off with something sweet.
Yet, as much as cakes and ice creams make us smile, there’s nothing to be happy about when we think of the amount of sugar and fat that usually goes into these confections.
However, that doesn’t mean you should deny yourself from these sweet treats; And neither are we going to tell you to switch your favourite chocolate fudge cake with a fruit platter (because you know that won’t solve your cravings).
So, here’s the solution – If you are looking for a guilt free sugar fix, these are 3 unique healthy dessert joints to check out.
1. For Ice Cream Lovers: Brownice
Source: Brownice’s Facebook Page
Sin Ming Centre, 8 Sin Ming Road #01-03 Singapore 575628
Mon – Thurs: 12pm – 10pm,
Fri – Sun: 12pm – 11pm
If ice cream is your MO when it comes to desserts, Brownice is here to save the day! As the shop name suggests, all ice creams are made from organic brown rice milk instead of the usual milk and cream; Each scoop here is thus lower in calories (only 80 to 140 kcal) and lower in fat (0 to 3% fat content) as compared to conventional ice cream.
Great for vegetarians, vegans and those suffering from lactose intolerance, Brownice is dairy-free, egg-free and contains no preservatives, colourings or flavourings. With flavours ranging from the classic (French Chocolate) to the fancy (Sea Salt Gula Melaka), you might just find yourself getting 4 scoops or more of the stuff before you know it.
2. For The Cake Crowd: Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes
Source: Delcie’s Instagram Page
#01-83, 34 Whampoa W, Singapore 330034
Closed on Mondays
Tues – Sun: 11am – 8pm
P.H.:11am – 3pm
Also Closed Labour Day, Chinese New Year, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Delcie’s prides itself in creating guilt-free dessert for all dietary conditions. Using only organic, plant-based ingredients with no eggs or dairy, there’s something for everyone and in all forms of delicious flavours – even babies! (They have a baby-friendly cake selection.)
Though primarily a made-to-order business, visitors can still enjoy a cuppa and a slice in their brick-and-mortar store at Boon Keng. An extensive menu of vegan, gluten-free and diabetic friendly desserts is available, including Delcie’s signature Red Velvet Cake with ‘no-cheese’ Cream Cheese. Likewise, its drinks menu is suitably vegan, offering dairy-free hot chocolate and coffee alongside organic leaf and herbal teas.
3. For The Froyo Fanatics: Project Açaí
Source: Project Açaí’s Instagram Page
Holland Village, 27 Lorong Liput, s277738
Takashimaya S.C. 391 Orchard Rd, #B2-32a, s238872
Holland Village – Mon – Sun: 1130am – 10pm
Takashimaya – Mon – Sun: 11am – 930pm
Looking for a substitute to your Llaollao addiction? Project Açaí has got your dessert obsession covered with their nutritious, low-calorie alternative – the Açaí Bowl. Packed with antioxidants (10 times more than blueberries), high fibre and low sugar content, the texture and taste of its blended Açaí berry base somewhat reminds us of chocolate-flavoured frozen yoghurt!
Diners can pick from two variations – the Original Flower Bowl, and the Nuts for Açaí Bowl. In the Flower bowl, the base is topped with fresh fruits, along with superfoods like bee pollen, cacao nibs, chia seeds and goji berries. Alternatively, the Nut Bowl adds a heavier touch, with an addition of almond, peanut or cookie butters. Whichever your pick, be sure to have your phone cameras ready – the dessert is a visual , instagram-worthy feast too!
Know of any healthy dessert places? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org.