Do you love Suger Free fast food desserts but worry about the sugar content? This post is for you. You’ll find a comprehensive list of all dessert options at major fast-food chains, with instructions on how to order them sugar-free.
We also advise what to call when you can’t avoid the regular menu items. Finally, we encourage you to share your favorite sugar-free desserts and tips with fellow dieters.
What Is Sugar Free Fast Food Desserts?
Sugar Free Fast Food Desserts are fast-food desserts that use artificial sweeteners rather than sugar to make them taste like regular desserts, without the added calories and artificial sweeteners.
The main reason that many fast-food companies are adding sugar-free dessert options is to limit their listing of “Allergen Information” on their menu boards. A 1997 study showed a direct correlation between the number of allergens listed on a fast-food menu board and the number of complaints filed about that company’s food.
That same study showed that 62% of the complaints were about allergies to sugar (allergy to sugar is rare, but many customers with more common sugar sensitivities, like lactose intolerance, use this as an excuse to complain).
What Fast Foods Have Desserts?
Major fast-food chains offering sugar-free desserts are McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and KFC.
Also, Subway has recently started adding sugar-free dessert options to its menu. And finally, we’re always happy to see that Sugar Free Fast Food Desserts are available at many restaurants in Subway stores.
You can find more information on the Other Sugar Free Fast Food Options page, and please feel free to share your own experiences!
8 Amazing Sugar Free Fast Food Desserts
Here is a comprehensive list of all the fast-food dessert options in major chains when this post was written.
The McDonald’s McFlurry is now available sugar-free. And, in most regions, you can order a Shamrock Shake sugar-free by asking for a mint chocolate shake without the shake.
2. Burger King
You can order a sugar-free vanilla milkshake or chocolate milkshake by asking for a slight vanilla or chocolate shake and then adding 2 scoops of the BK Sugar-Free Ice Cream Mix to it.
Wendy’s Baked Potato Greek Yogurt Dessert is available at all Wendy’s locations in all states. Ask for it by name!
A Sugar-Free Ice Cream Cone is available at Sonic Drive-Ins and Sonic Dine-In locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Also, select restaurants have Sugar-Free Mocha Shakes. Ask for them by name!
5. Dairy Queen
Dairy Queen Blizzard Treats are now available sugar-free in most United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
The current list of flavors available is DQBowl Blasts in chocolate and vanilla, DQBowl Spoons in chocolate soft-serve topped with fudge and strawberry soft-serve topped with strawberry sauce, and the DQBowl Cone in a choice of chocolate or vanilla. Ask for them by name!
KFC has sugar-free cones available at many of their locations. Ask for them by name!
7. Taco Bell
Taco Bell’s Sugar-Free Strawberry Soft-serve is available in many regions across the United States and Mexico. Ask for it by name!
8. Domino’s Pizza
Domino’s Sweet Strawberries are now available sugar-free in most United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Ask for them by name!
What Is The Healthiest Fast Food Dessert?
When ordering a sugar-free fast-food dessert, be aware that some sugar-free desserts contain ingredients like sugar alcohols and polydextrose. If you are looking for a healthy fast food dessert, stick to a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake or Sonic Sugar-Free Ice Cream Cone.
As we mentioned above, we encourage you to share your favorite fast-food desserts and tips with fellow dieters in the comment section below.
Do You Prefer To Order The Regular Fast Food Dessert Or Drink A Sugar-Free Version?
We’re not trying to encourage anyone to give up sugar-free desserts, but we are trying to help dieters eat as healthy as possible while on a diet. If you want to eat sugar-free fast food desserts, that is great!
But if your goal is weight loss, it makes sense to keep your daily caloric intake at your total daily expenditure level. Choosing sugar-free fast food desserts over the regular versions is a great way to increase your daily intake without increasing your total calories.
If you’re a sugar-free dessert lover, we hope that this detailed list of sugar-free fast food dessert options will give you some new ideas. However, if you are on a diet, we encourage you to stick to your diet plan and not order the sugar-free dessert option.
The reason we encourage you to limit your sugar-free dessert options is that the overall impact of adding an extra sweet treat or meal will likely harm your diet plan.