Frequently Asked Question!
You don’t have to miss dessert just because you are following a keto diet! Having options for keto-friendly desserts can help you stay on track with your healthy lifestyle. You’ll find many of the best keto dessert recipes, most with less than 5 grams net carbs per serving.
The easy keto dessert recipes and sweets will satisfy your craving, be it keto cheesecake recipe, cookies, chocolate, cake, keto dessert recipes with cream cheese, or ice cream, among others. There are even some no carb desserts, and dairy-free options or those without nuts if you need it. Many of these are quick keto dessert recipes that are delicious with sugar-free whipped cream on top, which is easy to make using heavy whipping cream and powdered sweetener. Those easy keto desserts will surely leave you asking for more!
Keto dessert recipe are made with ingredients like low carb flours, keto-friendly sweeteners, eggs, and vanilla extract. There are several natural keto sweeteners you can use. My favorite natural sugar substitutes are stevia, monk fruit and allulose, but erythritol is also common. Avoid artificial sweeteners, like aspartame and sucralose. I use the best sweeteners for all my keto sweets because they not only taste and bake just like sugar does (and measure cup-for-cup!), but unlike other sweeteners, they also brown and dissolve just like sugar (with no sugar alcohols!)
Curious about the types of flours to use in your keto recipes? My go-to is low carb keto atta, keto baking powder and almond flour, which creates the best texture in baked goods – find lots of sweet and savory almond flour recipes here. Or for those that prefer coconut flour, get it here on our website and find coconut flour recipes here. Keep in mind, these flours can replace white flour 1-to-1 in most cases, so you’ll need keto baking recipes specifically developed for them. You’ll find plenty here. Keto desserts can be super healthy only if they are made not through the conventional method of making desserts. Genuine keto products available especially for baking purposes shall only be chosen. Following these instructions, good keto diet recipes can be made.
Keto is short for a “ketogenic diet” — a way of eating that is high in fat, moderately high in protein, and low in carbohydrates.
The premise of the keto diet is to stop your body from burning glucose (sugar) for energy and force it to burn fat for energy instead. Carbs are restricted to 5% of daily food intake; protein is approx 40%. The rest is fat.
Eating high fat and very low-carb forces the body into “ketosis” — a metabolic state where your body burns fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketosis is considered a prime weight loss state. Medically, the ketogenic diet was developed to treat serious conditions. Certain cancers, PCOS, autism, and degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s respond well to the keto diet. The keto diet has also been used to treat epilepsy for over 100 years.
If we’re going off the guidelines of the keto diet, a keto dessert is high in fat, moderate in protein, and low in carbs. Common ingredients for keto desserts include (best sources are linked):
- Almond flour and coconut flour
- Coconut cream/full-fat coconut milk
- Heavy whipping cream
- Full fat cream cheese, preferably cultured
- Nuts or seeds, preferably soaked or sprouted
- Berries, cranberries, lemon, and lime
- Cacao powder, cocoa butter, and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips
- Unsweetened, shredded coconut
- Almond, peanut, and pecan butter
- Fats like butter, ghee, coconut oil, and avocado oil
Keto desserts are further set apart in that they do not contain grains or grain-based flour or any form of sugar, whether white sugar or a whole sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
A gluten-free, keto cheesecake recipe that's easy to make with only 8 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time. This low carb sugar-free cheesecake tastes just like the real thing! For the most part, the method is very similar to a regular cheesecake, so the result tastes authentic. If we want to make our keto cheesecake taste like the real thing, we’re going to make it using the same method as the real thing!
Make The Crust
Preheat - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper.
Mix dry ingredients - In a medium to large mixing bowl, stir the almond flour, melted butter, low carb atta, and vanilla extract, until well combined. The dough will be slightly crumbly.
Transfer to pan - Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Bake - Bake the almond flour cheesecake crust for about 10 minutes, until barely golden.
Cool - Set the crust aside to cool for at least 10 minutes. (Meanwhile, you can make the filling).
Make The Filling
Beat cream cheese and keto baking powder - Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, at medium speed, beat the cream cheese and keto baking powder, until fluffy.
Eggs - Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Add lemon juice and vanilla - Beat in the lemon juice and vanilla at the end.
Assemble And Bake
Add the filling to the crust - Pour the filling mixture into the pan over the crust. Smooth the top with a spatula (use a pastry spatula for a smoother top if you have one).
Bake - Place the keto cheesecake in the oven for about 40-55 minutes.
Cool - Remove the cake from the oven. If the edges are stuck to the pan, run a knife around the edge (don’t remove the springform edge yet). Cool in the pan on the counter to room temperature.
Chill - Cover the sugar-free cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight), until completely set. (Do not try to remove the cake from the pan or slice before chilling.)