When you’re cutting down on carbs and saying “so long” to refined cane sugar, you might be wondering how dessert — which, after all, involves sweets by definition — is supposed to fit in.
Thankfully, it’s not as much of a head-scratcher as you might think. Thanks to a ton of keto-friendly ingredients on the market these days, you can enjoy a piece of cake or a fudgy brownie just as easily as any other sweet fiend out there — you’ve just got to make it yourself!
So grab your dark chocolate, your favorite alternative sweeteners, your nut flours, and of course, your butter. It’s time to master keto desserts.
1. No-bake low carb strawberry lemon cheesecake treats
Doing away with the pie crust, this take on cheesecake gets right to the point: the luscious, smooth filling. With layers of tart strawberries cutting the richness of the cream cheese mixture, this parfait-like treat is both decadent and refreshing.
2. Easy orange cake
You can make these babies in 10 minutes, maybe less. The end result is great for on-the-go snacking or if you need just a hint of sweetness to help a hearty meal settle.
Coconut flour replaces the regular kind to keep these cake balls keto. Even better, these cakes require no baking. Just mix, roll, and enjoy.
3. Keto lemon bars
If you’re missing higher carb fruits on the keto diet, this bright and tangy recipe will hit the spot without blowing your carb budget.
So much so, that we’re adopting a new motto: When life gives you lemons, make keto lemon bars. Buttery, dense, and zesty, these delicious squares leave little to be desired (except maybe a second round).
4. Avocado popsicle with coconut and lime
High fat desserts can feel heavy fast, so serving them chilled is a great way to lighten things up.
These eye-catching popsicles use avocado to get the necessary texture of ice cream, but generous pours of lime juice provide a pop of flavor to keep them from weighing you down.
5. Keto vanilla pound cake
Rich and buttery, pound cake isn’t usually associated with healthy eating, but all the eggs and sour cream in here fit comfortably within a keto diet plan.
This recipe cuts down on the carbs by using almond flour and corn-derived erythritol as a sugar alternative. Either add strawberries or blueberries to the batter or place them on top after baking. Too cute!
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