Mango ice cream

If you or your kids have braces, you’ll have to get used to restricting your food to soft, easy-to-eat options to keep your braces undamaged. This includes avoiding hard or chewy candy and other crunchy sweet treats. But this doesn’t mean you have to leave your sweet tooth unsatisfied while you have braces. There are plenty of braces-friendly dessert options you can enjoy. You can also take advantage of this period of time and expand your cooking skills by making your own desserts at home. Here are some easy braces-friendly dessert recipes that require five ingredients or less.

Mango Ice Cream

While this recipe from is low in sugar, it’s big on sweetness and is incredibly easy to make.

½ cup Greek yogurt

1 cup frozen mango chunks

½ tsp ground ginger

2 tbs water

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pulse the blender to get the right consistency and you’re all ready to enjoy a refreshing summer treat!

Peanut Butter Cookies

These yummy soft cookies from is completely safe for eating with braces and make for a delightful treat. Plus, you only need three ingredients!

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium or large bowl, mix all ingredients together using an electric mixer until the cookie dough is thick and creamy. Create small balls of dough, put them on the cookie sheet, and flatten them with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes, cool for 2 minutes, and your tasty cookies will be ready to eat.

Two-Ingredient Nutella Mousse

How do you make this delectable hazelnut spread even better? Turn it into a mousse of course! Another great treat for summer, this recipe from is very simple and quick, but the results are delicious.

1½ cups heavy whipping cream

½ cup Nutella

Combine heavy whipping cream and Nutella in a mixing bowl and stir with a hand mixer until you see stiff peaks. Eat immediately or chill until time to serve.

While this recipe calls for chopped hazelnuts as a garnish, you’ll have to wait until after your braces are off to add them.

Whipped Banana Ice Cream

To make this unique, tasty ice cream recipe from at home, all you’ll need is bananas. That’s right, this delicious, braces-friendly dessert only requires frozen bananas!

Take two frozen bananas and blend them in a blender until the texture is dense and smooth. The result is similar to a professionally made sorbet, with a subtle sweetness and refreshing consistency. Of course, once you have your ice cream base, you can add soft berries, chocolate syrup, or other fun toppings to make your ice cream even better!

To learn more about what to eat and what not to eat with braces, feel free to contact Charleston Orthodontic Specialists. We would also love to answer your questions about starting orthodontic treatment to get you on your way to your new smile.