Can You Eat Fat Free Frozen Yogurt on the Dukan Diet?

This is one of those questions that I get asked from time to time and I actually answered an email on this matter last weekend.  I then checked out the Google stats and found that “frozen yogurt Dukan Diet” is a common search term which brings readers to my site so I made a note for myself to put up a post answering the question as to whether you can eat frozen yogurt on the Dukan Diet.

A lot of people may think that as it is OK to have fat free or low fat yogurt, that it must be OK to have frozen fat free or low fat yogurt. Unfortunately it is not quite that simple as manufactured frozen yogurts are like diet yogurts and often contain a lot of other ingredients other than yogurt.  Many of them are also marketed using the term sugar free but from those that I’ve checked the ingredients for, this just means than they contain another type of sugar such as corn syrup.  I have yet to find a brand of frozen yogurt that does not have added sugar in one form or another and this shows in the carbs they contain.

The question of whether you can eat fat free frozen yogurt was also covered recently by a Forum Q & A on the US Dukan Diet site. On Saturday February 11 2012, Rickimd56 asked the question “I am new to the forum. I started the Dukan diet on Jan. 31st. Does anyone know if fat free frozen yogurt soft serve is allowed.”  Rodrigo one of the  moderators answered this question saying “Welcome to the forum! Unfortunately, this is not allowed. It still has too much sugar.”

However the fact that you can’t buy fat free frozen yogurt to eat on the Dukan Diet until your celebration meals in Consolidation doesn’t mean that you can’t make a Dukan Diet friendly frozen yogurt at home.

Here is a link to a forum post which gives you a couple of recipes to make your own frozen yogurt by adding sugar free jelly (jello)  Based on the comments in the thread I’d reduce the amount of sugar free jelly used as the original poster suggested.

I also remember reading that some people were making frozen yogurt sticks last summer by putting sweetened, flavored yogurt into ice cream molds.

Let’s hope we get a nice summer to enjoy these sorts of recipes!

20 Responses to “Can You Eat Fat Free Frozen Yogurt on the Dukan Diet?”

  • Karen Nissen on May 10, 2017

    I don’t even understand why regular non-fat yogurt is allowed. Maybe it’s different in the U.K., but in the U.S., I cannot find ANY brands (I’ve looked all over) that don’t have carbs and sugar. Aren’t they no-no’s?

    • Amber on May 13, 2017

      Hi Karen

      You are not looking for sugar free or carb free yogurt. All dairy products contain carbs/sugars due to the lactose in milk. You are looking for yogurts that have less than 2% fat and less than 7% carbs. When it comes to the fat % the lower the better.

      Best wishes


      • Karen Nissen on May 17, 2017

        But doesn’t the Dukan diet, otherwise, really encourage us to avoid the sugar and carbs? That’s what surprised me. (I was also curious about that fact with balsamic vinegar too, which he says is okay.)

        • Amber on May 18, 2017

          Hi Karen

          It is all about balance. Low carb doesn’t mean no carb and Dairy is an important food group. Balsamic vinegar is a useful additon to add flavour to meals and only small amounts are used.



          • John on November 6, 2017

            I must admit, I am very confused about this point as well – the attack phase is supposed to be pure protein, to help induce ketosis, but I see typical carb contents like the following:

            – surimi-based fish sticks ~ 11g in 85g serving
            – non-fat yoghurt ~ 14g in 227g serving
            – skim milk ~ 13g in a cup
            – balsamic vinegar ~ 3g in a 15ml serving

            with instructions to eat as much of these as you want.

            I had success on Atkins a long time ago and it was extremely careful about *any* source of carbs during the initial phases in order to induce ketosis; you had to count carbs and keep them below 20g/day. Indeed, it recommended high-fat dairy items as they had the least sugar.

            I didn’t see the <2% fat & <7% carbs instructions in Dukan's books, is that sourced from anywhere? It would be great to have a guideline like that and be assured you'd get ketosis and fat-burning by keeping under that mix.

            And has anyone, by chance, seen any cross-population studies on correlation between foods chosen from the listed foods and weight-loss success?

            Thanks very much,

          • Amber on November 26, 2017

            Hi John

            The Dukan is a more relaxed version of Atkins so the Attack Phase doesn’t mean no carbs.

            The 2% and 7% rule was given in a forum for the paid version of the Dukan so isn’t in the books.

            I am not aware of any studies.

            Kind regards


  • Courtney on June 8, 2015

    What about Kemps? The ingredients are: Nonfat Milk, Cultured Skim Milk, Polydextrose, Sorbitol, Maltodextrin, Mono And Diglycerides, Food Starch-modified, Locust Bean Gum, Sodium Alginate, Carrageenan, Aspartame*, Artificial Flavor, Annatto (vegetable Color), Live And Active Cultures.
    Oops, sorry, just saw about Maltodextrin

    • Amber on June 13, 2015

      Hi Courtney

      Polydextrose and Sorbitol are also types of sugars.

      Kind regards


  • Gwen on April 11, 2015

    Amber I found an ice cream recipe on the dukan diet site. I think its the official site. I want too know if this recipe is acceptable:
    2tbsp sugar free; fat free cocoa powder, 3 egg yolks, 3 egg whites, 9 tsp splenda, 500g fat free greek yogurt plain.
    All of these items are on the attack phase list (except the cocoa powder; I cld make a vanilla version) so does that mean it can be eaten as a dessert during all of the phases? I think this wld satisfy any sweet cravings. I have been on the diet 5 days and have lost 17lbs. I use fat free greek yogurt with splenda as an in-between meal snack. Its ok but it wld be nice to have something different. Yuor thoughts? Thanks

    • Amber on April 12, 2015

      Hi Gwen

      This is a great recipe and without the cocoa powder which is a tolerated item added in Cruise it can be enjoyed on any day of any phase of the Dukan.

      Best wishes


  • Ana on October 3, 2014

    Hello! It’s nice to have someone that gives tips like this. What about the Jell-O puddings that are fat free and sugar free? Are they allowed from Attack Phase on?

    • Amber on October 4, 2014

      Hi Ana

      Unfortunately these puddings aren’t carb free and aren’t recommended by Dr Dukan but I know many people do still include them.

      Best wishes


  • Wendy nester on August 5, 2014

    I found low ice cream sugar free ice cream. It is sweetened with Splenda. Can I have that?

    • Amber on August 5, 2014

      Hi Wendy

      I’d need to see the full list of ingredients to be able to give an answer.

      Kind regards


  • k on June 7, 2013

    amber- i found fat free sugar free ice cream, its ingredients are only the following:
    cream, water, malitol, maltodextrin, xylitol, egg yolks, vanilla extract, salt, stevia extracts, monk fruit.

    is this still not permissible?

    • Amber on June 10, 2013

      Hi K

      Maltodextrin, malitol and monk fruit are not allowed so this ice cream is not suitable to use on the Dukan Diet.

      Best wishes


      • Georgia on June 24, 2014

        I have a question regarding maltodextrin. How can you say that it is not allowed, as it is one of Aspartam ingredients and Aspartam is allowed.

        • Amber on June 24, 2014

          Hi Georgia

          Aspartame and maltodextrin are not the same thing. Aspartame is a methyl ester of the aspartic acid/phenylalanine dipeptide. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide made from starch. Maltodextrin is added to many sweeteners to bulk them out, the calories contained in the maltodextrin are hidden as the FDA allows the product to be labelled as a no calorie sweeteners, because they provide less than five calories per serving.

          Kind regards


  • David Traut on May 5, 2012

    Hey, I just needed to say thanks for taking the time to create something worth my time to read. I am all over the World-wide-web and I see so much pointless content about diets, that people just made for the reason of putting anything new on their site.

    • Amber on May 6, 2012

      Hi David

      Thanks for the thumbs up!


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