Angel Food Cake with Three-Berry Compote
Angel food cake is virtually fat-free—it’s made with egg whites but no yolks—yet becomes more decadent as it soaks up the sweet juices from a farm-stand-berry compote.
Roasted Bananas with Spiced Syrup and Candied Nuts
Chef Michel Brasuses uses international array of ingredients, studding bananas with cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans and coffee beans, then serving them, roasted, with a cinnamony syrup scented with the Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout.
Citrus Salad with Candied Ginger
The key to making this simple fruit salad with candied ginger: Use a sharp knife to cut the citrus. "The better your knife, the better this dish will look," says Jason Travi.
Ginger-Miso Sweet Pea Spread
As a dairy-free alternative to creamy dips, the recipe here calls for pureeing sweet peas with scallions, ginger and jalapeño, then seasoning the mix with yellow miso. Serve the spread with different kinds of crackers and breads or sugar snap peas and celery for dipping.
Sweet Sticky Rice with Mangoes and Sesame Seeds
Most Thai dishes are best served at room temperature, including this creamy dessert: "If you chill it, it becomes rock-hard, but if you heat it up, it turns to mush," Andy Ricker explains. Many traditional recipes for sticky rice require steaming the grains for up to an hour, but for the supereasy adaptation here, Ricker cleverly suggests microwaving the rice for only about 15 minutes instead.
Watermelon Granita with Cardamom Syrup
Watermelon is a great source of vitamin C. Here, Marisa Churchill turns it into a fat-free granita, which she drizzles with a fragrant cardamom syrup.
Raspberry Pâte de Fruit
Jacques Pépin on a French classic: "Pâtes de fruits, or fruit jellies, are very popular around the holidays'and usually expensive."
Sour-Cherry Lambic Sorbet
"Above all, sorbet should taste—and feel—almost like eating fresh fruit," says Jeni Britton.
Roman's Dairy-Free Chocolate-Coconut Ice Cream
This dairy-free ice cream is rich and smooth.
Minted Watermelon Popsicles
These popsicles are a great fat-free snack, made with lots of naturally sweet watermelon and only a little sugar. They can be frozen in special popsicle molds or in standard ice cube trays (three cubes equals one serving).
Although coconut water is low in sugar, it imparts a lovely sweetness to this dairy-free smoothie.