9 Yummy Ways to Top a Dessert Cup for Under 200 Calories (Grocery List Included)

Are you one of those folks who has to have dessert?

Every. Single. Day?

Then, you’ll love these recipes. (Print it and tape it to your fridge, girlfriend!)

When you keep pre-made dessert cups handy (they freeze well), you can pop one out and top it with a yummy filling for under 200 calories each.

And YES, that includes your 60-calorie dessert cup.

When your sweet tooth’s calling, try these toppings for a quick, low-cal treat.

1. Caramel Apple

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free whipped topping (15 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free caramel topping (45 calories)
  • ¼ diced fresh apple (20 calories)

Swirl ingredients together and top your dessert cup.

Total calories, with dessert cup*: 140

2. Coconut Cream Yum

  • 2 tablespoon fat -free whipped topping (15 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon shredded, sweetened coconut (35 calories)
  • 1 teaspoon lite sour cream (7 calories)
  • 1 packet Splenda® (if desired, to sweeten the sour cream)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free caramel ice cream topping (45 calories)

Mix the whipped topping, the coconut, the sour cream, and sweetener (if desired); top the dessert cup. Top that with the caramel ice cream topping.

Total calories, with dessert cup*: 162

3. Banana Cream Pie

  • 1 tablespoon fat-free whipped topping (8 calories)
  • 1 single sugar-free Snack Pack Vanilla Pudding Cup (60 calories)
  • ½ of one small banana, sliced (45 calories)
  • 1 small reduced fat graham cracker, crushed (25 calories)

Mix the whipped topping, the pudding, and the banana together. Top the dessert cup; sprinkle the crushed graham cracker on top.

Total calories, with dessert cup*: 198

4. Gimme S’more

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free whipped topping (15 calories)
  • 1 Hershey’s® Milk Chocolate snack bar (63 calories), crushed
  • 6 mini-marshmallows (12 calories)
  • 1 small square graham cracker, crushed (25 calories)

Mix the whipped topping, the marshmallows, and the chocolate together; top the dessert cup. Sprinkle with the crushed graham cracker.

Total calories, with dessert cup*: 175

5. Candy Cane Christmas

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free whipped topping (15 calories)
  • 1 mini candy cane, crushed (11 calories)
  • 1 cup individual, single serving vanilla ice cream cup (100 calories)
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)

Remove the ice cream from the cup and mix with the peppermint extract. Top the dessert cup with it. Top the ice cream with the whipped topping, then sprinkle on the crushed candy cane.

Total calories, with dessert cup*: 186

6. Salted Caramel Yum

  • 2 tablespoons fat-free whipped topping (15 calories)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free caramel ice cream topping (90 calories)
  • Kosher sea salt

Mix the whipped topping with one tablespoon sugar-free caramel topping; top the dessert cup. Top that with the remaining tablespoon of sugar-free caramel topping; sprinkle lightly with sea salt.

Total calories, with dessert cup*: 165

7. Peanut Butter Chocoholic

  • 1 teaspoon reduced fat peanut butter (63 calories)
  • 1 single Snack Pack Chocolate Sugar-Free Pudding Cup (60 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free whipped topping (8 calories)

Swirl the peanut butter into the pudding; top the dessert cup. Then, top that with the fat-free whipped topping. Yum.

Total calories, with dessert cup*: 191

8. Peach Cobbler (Almost)

  • 1 individual serving Dole® yellow cling diced peaches, drained (80 calories)
  • 3 tablespoons fat free whipped topping (23 calories)
  • 2 sugar-free vanilla wafers, crushed (29 calories)

Mix peaches with 2 tablespoons of the whipped topping; top the dessert cup. Top that with the remaining tablespoon of whipped topping, then top with the crushed vanilla wafers.

Total calories, with dessert cup*: 192

9. Don’t Forget Berries

Don’t forget; you can choose any fresh berry you like, and top a dessert cup with them. Choose any of these:

  •       5 medium strawberries, diced (about 20 calories)
  •       10 blueberries (about 8 calories)
  •       10 raspberries (about 10 calories)

Then, swirl them with 2 – 3 tablespoons of fat-free whipped topping (15-23 calories) for a yummy low-calorie dessert cup topping. With your dessert cup, you’re only adding 60 calories.

Total calories*: 103  max. (Your scale’s gonna love this one!)

What a quick, easy, and delish way to quieten your sweet tooth.

Now, for your shopping list.

If you wanna keep these ALL these ingredients handy (or just pick and choose what you like), here’s a list you can take to the grocery store (so you don’t forget anything!).

  • 2 packages dessert cups (60 calories each)
  • 1 large container fat-free whipped topping
  • 1 vanilla Snack Pack pudding cup (4 count)
  • 1 chocolate Snack Pack pudding cup (4 count)
  • 1 Dole® yellow cling individual serving diced peaches (4 count)
  • 1 box sugar free vanilla wafers
  • 1 bottle sugar-free caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 fresh apple
  • 1 small carton lite/fat-free sour cream
  • 1 small package sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 banana or cluster of bananas
  • 1 small box reduced fat graham crackers
  • 1 small package of mini-marshmallows
  • 1 box mini candy canes
  • Peppermint extract (optional)
  • 1 jar reduced fat peanut butter
  • 1 package Hershey® milk chocolate snack bars
  • Fresh berries

You’re welcome 🙂 .

Tip: Most of these ingredients freeze well; check dates and packaging. (Make sure to store them in freezer tight containers or bags.)

Enjoy the yum!

*Nutrition information is approximate.