3 diabetes-friendly dessert recipes you can try out to perk up the festivities

When festivals are here, it is quite impossible to imagine celebration without sweets. It’s like a tradition of every Indian home to enjoy scrumptious food and sweets.

But if you (or any family member) are diabetic, you would usually avoid bringing sweets. For this festival season, here are some healthy and delicious dessert recipes for diabetic people which you can relish!

Check out 3 diabetes-friendly desserts India will love to try this festive season:

1. Apple Rabri


1 litre Skim milk,

4 apples,

1/2 teaspoon cardamom.

Green cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp

Ensure® Diabetes Care: 3 scoops


Boil 1 litre milk and keep stirring until it is reduced to half. Wash and chop the apples and add them in rabri. Once the rabri turns thick, turn off the flame add cardamom powder and Ensure® Diabetes Care mix properly. Garnish with almonds (optional) and serve.

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2. Ragi Oats Laddoo


Ragi flour – 1½ cup

Oats flour – 1 cup

Milk – ½ cup

Ghee – 1 Tbsp

Cardamom powder – 1tsp

White sesame seeds – ¼ cup

Coconut powder – ¼ cup

Ensure® Diabetes Care: 4 scoops

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Separately lightly roast oats and ragi and when they cool down, grind separately.  Roast white sesame seeds and cashew nuts. In a pan, put some ghee and roast the oats flour. Keep it separately and roast the ragi flour with ghee in a similar way. Mix both flour and add remaining ghee. Add cardamom powder, Ensure® Diabetes Care and mix well. Allow the mixture to cool down. Apply ghee over your palm and make small balls in the shape of laddoos. Roll over sesame seeds and coconut powder and your healthy laddoos are ready.

3. Lauki Gajar Halwa


Lauki- 1/2 medium

Carrots- 2 large

Skim Milk – 1/4 cup

Saffron – a few strands

Cardamom – 1 (powdered fine)

Almonds / raisins / Cashew for garnish (Optional)

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Ensure® Diabetes Care: 5 scoops


Wash, peel and grate the carrots and lauki. Put the milk and a pinch of saffron in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles. In a pan, heat some ghee, sauté the nuts, add cooked veggies and cook on low flame for 5-6 mins. Switch off the flame add Ensure® Diabetes Care and cardamom powder, mix well. Garnish with nuts and serve.

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If you notice, in all of my recipes, there is a secret ingredient – Ensure Diabetes Care. It is a diabetic specific supplement which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. By adding it, you can be rest assured that the diabetic patient under your care is getting nutrition as well.

This festive season let’s all enjoy the sweetness of togetherness with some mouth-watering diabetes-friendly desserts.

Copyright: © Ruchi Verma

Disclaimer – This article is an advisory piece. Before you manipulate your diet habit kindly consult a medical practitioner or nutritionist.

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Author: Ruchi Verma
Certified parenting teen practitioner, multiple Award winner, mother of two active kids believes in sharing the right source of information to readers which could help them in every possible way!!

19 thoughts on “3 diabetes-friendly dessert recipes you can try out to perk up the festivities

  1. That’s very helpful Recipe for a diabetic. My father is diabetic too. These sweet dish will definitely satisfy his cravings for sweets and without worrying about blood sugar levels. I’ve ensure diabetes care. Will use it to make.

  2. I have seen a couple of close family friends who have diabetes and they refrain from enjoying sweets. But with recipes, now they can also satisfy their sweet cravings. Reading about Apple Rabdi, it reminds me of Sanjeev Kapoor’s book.:) I often make Lauki Halwa , will add carrots to it from now on. I am sure the color will be very vibrant.

  3. This is a revelation. I have used Ensure but I didnt know Ensure could be added to desserts or to any dish.I thought it was just a supplement to be taken with milk or water. My sasuma would make the lauki carrot halwa without any sweetener and have it as she was highly diabetic

  4. Thanks for sharing these mouthwatering recipes…. Will definitely try them all for my FIL who is diabetic. Good to see that diabetic people can also have variety in sweets.

  5. Wonderful recipes shared. While we are not diabetic, I dont like very sweet sweets…. I prefer mild sweetness and these recipes are just amazing… I am gonna trying making one of them.

  6. These are very good recipes for all the people to stay healthy and have a bowl of sweets. I myself like the sweets and shall share the same with my mom, who have restricted sweets because of Diabetes. I am sure she will like lauki gajar ka halwa.

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