10 Healthiest Fast-Food Desserts, According to Dietitians

McDonald's Vanilla Soft Serve Cone

The McDonald's Vanilla Soft Serve Cone is the fast food industry's original dessert, and it's actually quite healthy! "It contains 200 calories and 17 grams of added sugar.

White Castle Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

Is cheesecake among the healthiest desserts? Yep! This mini strawberry swirled delight from White Castle contains only 150 calories and 9 grams of sugar. The real question is whether you'll be hungry for it after eating sliders and chicken rings.

Chick Fil-A Icedream Cup

Karolin Saweres, MS, RDN, LD, of My Nutrition&Me, enjoys Chick-fil-A's iconic Icedream cup. As far as ice cream selections go, it's pretty low in calories, with only 140.

Dairy Queen Small Strawberry Sundae

What's the healthiest dessert option at the one fast food restaurant we all frequent? In this area, Dairy Queen's strawberry sundae reigns supreme. The small version contains only 240 calories and 7 grams of fat. It also provides a healthy protein boost of 6 grams.

Carl's Jr. Chocolate Chip Cookie

Some fast food cookies are quite large, but Carl's Jr.'s Chocolate Chip Cookie manages to keep portions under control. With 170 calories and 13 grams of sugar per cookie, it's a healthier option for a modest sweet treat.

Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists

These signature Taco Bell twists feature crispy, puffed corn coated with a cinnamon-sugar combination. It's a combination that won't fill you up with calories or fats."With only 170 calories and no saturated fat, they are ideal for a balanced diet.

Wendy's Jr. Chocolate Frosty

Wendy's has essentially monopolized the cold, creamy, chocolatey fast food dessert. The Frosty has been around for more than fifty years! To this day, the junior size remains a smart choice for portion and calorie control.

McDonald's Baked Apple Pie

Wan Na Chun, MPH, RD, CPT, thinks McDonald's Baked Apple Pie is a pretty healthy option when compared to many other fast food desserts. She points out that it contains fewer added sugars (13 grams) than many other drive-thru options, and the fruit-based filling may have some health benefits.

Starbucks Birthday Cake Pop

You don't have to wait until your birthday to enjoy this tiny treat from Starbucks. Among the coffee shop's numerous larger pastries and sugary drinks, the birthday cake pop stands out as a more balanced option. Choose this one for a daily celebration.

Chick-fil-A Fruit Cup

Fruit is a nutritious dessert alternative, particularly after a fast-food dinner. Saweres promotes Chick-fil-A's fruit cups. "It's a nutritious fruit mix made with chopped pieces of red and green apples, mandarin orange segments, fresh strawberry slices, and blueberries."