The best keto desserts to finish off your dinner. Enjoy peanut butter cheesecake, lemon curd, keto-friendly maple syrup, and more!
A common misconception of people on specialist diets is that they don’t like to treat themselves or eat something a bit naughty. This couldn’t be further from the truth, so here are 17 of the best keto dessert recipes out there to inspire you next time you want to want to reach for something sweet!
Who said that dieting had to be boring? The keto diet is the perfect example of one that can be exciting and enjoyable while still helping you to lose weight. However, due to the dramatic reduction in carbohydrates that are allowed on the keto diet to maintain ketosis to lose weight, you lose many traditional dessert options you may have enjoyed before beginning your diet. Most desserts have too many carbs to maintain ketosis, so you have to decline, no matter how delicious they may look.
There’s good news for you, though! You can still enjoy that deliciously decadent dessert taste without compromising your diet! In this article, we’ll go over several different dessert recipes that promise the rich, sweet, satisfaction of desserts with none of the sugar! Through substituting in artificial sweeteners for sugar and offering natural, low-carb options to bring in the flavors you love, you can still enjoy dishes like chocolate mousse and cheesecake bites without risking blowing your diet.
Easy Chocolate Frosty
If you miss the sweet, creamy goodness of a Wendy’s frosty, then you’re in the right spot. This recipe creates a low-carb substitute so good, you’ll be going back for more. It’s made with just five ingredients: Heavy whipping cream, cocoa powder, almond butter, vanilla, and stevia. If you’d like something lighter, coconut milk is a great heavy cream substitute.
No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
If you thought the last recipe was simple, this one is even better. These cookies taste like Ferrero Rocher candies with four keto-compliant ingredients in just 10 minutes. These cookies use homemade, Keto-compliant Nutella, keto maple syrup, hazelnuts, and coconut flour.
This silky-smooth chocolate mousse can be ready in just 10 minutes. It’s fantastic alone, or with a bit of low-carb fruit tossed in. To make it, you just have to toss in some heavy whipping cream, dark chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and a carb-free sweetener.
Homemade Snickers Bar
Do you miss the indulgence of a Snickers bar? In just 30 minutes, you can have your own sugar-free option. Sugar-free chocolate, almond butter, and caramel come together, topped with roasted peanuts in an easy dessert or sweet treat that will have you begging for more.
Easy 3-Ingredient Coconut Crack Bars
Are you craving a coconutty treat without the sugar? This recipe provides you a delicious, no-bake bar that is sugar-free and keto-compliant while leaving you craving even more in just 5 minutes, with unsweetened coconut, coconut butter, and a sugar-free sweetener.
Don’t feel guilty when you indulge in the whole cake this time– this cheesecake is keto-friendly! Enjoy the decadent cocoa almond crust filled with a sweet, keto-friendly chocolate cream cheese filling. This dessert will leave you counting down the minutes until it’s ready.
No-Bake Grasshopper Pie
Chocolatey, minty, and keto-friendly, this dessert is satisfyingly perfect for those hot summer evenings. Indulge in a chocolatey crust filled with minty custard filling so simple, you’ll wish you tried it sooner! After 3 hours in the fridge to set, this dish is ready to serve.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites
These desserts look like peanut butter cups, but they’re actually loaded with cheesecake. After 30 minutes and featuring cream cheese, sweetened peanut butter, and sugar-free chocolate, this dish will be ready to serve! Keep them in the freezer for an easy treat anytime!
Cookies & Cream Fat Bombs
Fat bombs may sound unpleasant, but in the keto world, they’re synonymous with delicious, sweet treats that are keto-friendly. Enjoy a sugar-free chocolate crumb topped with delicious, coconut-vanilla cream to come together in the perfect cookies & cream flavor profile.
No-Bake Cheesecake for One
If you miss cheesecakes, this recipe has you covered. And, this cheesecake is meant to be eaten, guilt-free, in one sitting! Enjoy a faux-graham cracker crust filled with a creamy, decadent cheesecake filling, and for the ultimate serving, toss a few strawberries on top!
Cannoli Stuffed Crepes
Enjoy delicious, decadent cream cheese and cinnamon crepes stuffed with sweet (but keto-friendly) vanilla creamy filling created with mascarpone and ricotta cheese. And, finish it off with a drizzle of melted 90% dark chocolate drizzle for a phenomenal dessert.
Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs
This simple, no-bake recipe uses just five ingredients: brick cream cheese, strawberries, salted butter, granular swerve, and vanilla extract. It is keto-friendly, with one bite-sized serving containing only 0.5 grams of net carbs and 92% of the calories coming from fat.
These soft and gooey bars are suited to many types of diets. They can be made egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, or made to fit with a paleo or keto diet. The peanut butter can be substituted for sunflower butter or pumpkin seed butter for a nut-free version.
Low-Carb Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake
This keto-friendly dessert features a crust, a white cheesecake layer, a creamy pumpkin spice layer, and whipped cream, nuts, and spices for the garnish. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A and a good source of other vitamins and minerals.
Baked Raspberry Ricotta
One serving has 10 grams of protein and just four grams of carbs. Ricotta cheese is an excellent source of protein and goes perfectly in sweet dishes. Best of all, it’s easy to make your own ricotta cheese. The dessert contains erythritol, a low-calorie sweetener.
This dessert has a slightly sweet, creamy texture. It delivers only five grams of net carbs and 10 grams of protein per serving. Almonds are used to make the base. They are high in protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants.
This refreshing dessert, topped with homemade whipped cream, features a sugar cookie crust, a lemony cream cheese layer, and a layer of keto lemon curd. It is a good source of protein, potassium, calcium, and Vitamin C.