The keto diet might seem like it’s incompatible with delicious desserts – after all, it requires cutting your carbohydrate intake substantially – but that’s not the case. While there are certainly some desserts that are off-limits and some you should enjoy sparingly, there are many decadent keto desserts and low carb desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
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For more delicious keto desserts you might want to try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say about their favorite keto desserts.
Muhammad Mateen Khan
Muhammad Mateen Khan is a Digital Marketing Strategist at PureVPN.
“With only a few minutes of prep time, these peanut clusters are ready for use. Just take Lily’s Chocolate chips and melt them in the microwave 30 seconds at a time; stir well after each heating session to make sure they don’t clump together too much before adding more oil (or water). Once heated through but still soft enough not to break apart, place them on wax paper with Spanish peanuts scooped throughout. This recipe makes about 3 heaping tablespoons’ worth which will keep you full until your next meal!”
Errika Horner is the Owner and Author of The Home Intent.
“My favorite dessert over the summer has been these healthy chocolate fudge popsicles. They are made with 5 simple ingredients: full fat coconut milk, maple syrup, cocoa, vanilla, and salt. There are only 6 grams of sugar per popsicle, making it a small contributor to the daily maximum of 50 grams required on a keto diet. Coconut milk is also naturally high in fat and low in carbs, making it perfect for those on the keto diet!”
Anne Clark is the founder of My Kitchen Serenity, a food blog focused on serving the needs of busy moms who are looking for delicious meals for the family. Anne is a wife, mom, and grandmom who uses her experiences and rich Louisiana heritage to develop delicious recipes with a bit of southern flair.
“My favorite keto dessert is Keto Pumpkin Bars. These delicious Keto Pumpkin Bars are rich, moist, and perfect for the upcoming holiday season – all for only 6 carbs per serving!
Preheat oven to 350F. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Add golden monk fruit sweetener and whisk until it’s dissolved (about 1 minute). Then add the chopped pecans. Stir well, with a spoon, to coat each pecan piece. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the “wet ingredients” (pumpkin puree, eggs, maple extract, and vanilla extract). Stir well with a whisk for a good minute. Now add the salt, baking soda, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon. Mix well with a whisk for about a minute.
Finally, add the almond flour, coconut flour, and classic monk fruit sweetener. Stir well with a whisk for about 2 minutes. Tip: I like to use my electric hand mixer for this step as it helps make the blending easier. Blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Spread into a 9×9-inch square pan (or an 8×8-inch square pan) that has been lined with parchment paper and lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.
Sprinkle the pecan topping on top and bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the bars comes out nice and clean. Every oven is a little different, so check frequently just to make sure they don’t get overcooked. You want them to be firm and slightly browned around the edges before removing them from the oven. Just be sure not to overbake them!
When done baking, let them cool completely then place them in the refrigerator to chill. Note: They might be a little crumbly while they’re warm, but as they cool off they will be firm! Tip: They are best eaten cold, so let them sit in the refrigerator at least an hour before serving! Better yet, make them the day before you serve them if you have the time.”
Tracey Beni is the founder and recipe creator of The Naked Diabetic. She is a diabetic, baker, recipe maker, and blogger.
“My favorite recipe is my Sugar-Free Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake. I am a huge cheesecake fan, and my sugar-free keto recipes are simple and easy to make. As a diabetic, I am always trying to make healthy eating choices. Creating and eating desserts that are keto contribute to my long-term wellness and good blood sugar control.”
Brittany Lubeck is a registered dietitian and consultant for Oh So Spotless, a top-notch cleaning website.
“My favorite keto desserts (or any desserts for that matter) are ones that are easy to make and do not require too many ingredients. Some of the best brownies I ever made were zucchini brownies. Even my young nieces and nephews loved them and never knew there was shredded zucchini inside. These keto zucchini brownies are great because they call for several ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and pantry. Besides being keto, they are also gluten-free and can fit into almost any diet. And, of course, the fact that the brownies contain zucchini is a huge plus. Zucchinis are a good source of fiber, vitamin A, and antioxidants.”
Alicia Shevetone is the creator and author of Dink Cuisine.
“My favorite keto dessert is Blackberry ‘Cheesecake’ Bites. The recipe serves 4. Prep time is 5 minutes, plus overnight to soak and 1 hour 30 minutes to set.
- 1 1/2 cups almonds, soaked overnight
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup full-fat coconut cream
- 1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Prepare a muffin tin by lining the cups with cupcake liners. Set aside.
- In a high-powered blender, combine the soaked almonds, blackberries, melted coconut oil, coconut cream, monk fruit sweetener, and lemon juice.
- Blend on high until the mixture is whipped and fluffy.
- Divide the mixture equally among the muffin cups.
- Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 90 minutes to allow the cheesecake bites to set.
Make-ahead tip: This dessert works great as a pre-prepared item, particularly for special occasions, because you can keep it in the freezer. To thaw, place the bites on the countertop for 1 hour to come to room temperature.
Per Serving: Calories: 514; Total fat: 48g; Carbohydrates: 18g; Fiber: 9g; Net carbs: 9g; Protein: 12g”
Christina Wright is the Co-Founder at The Leaf Nation.
“My favorite keto dessert is keto chocolate mousse. It is comparatively easier to make than other desserts as it only needs only 4 ingredients. It has low carbs as ideal for a keto recipe and needs no chilling, so you do not have to wait any longer to satiate your craving for sweets.
You only need heavy cream, sweetener, unsweetened cocoa, and vanilla. First, melt 100 gm of some dark chocolate and add about 25 gm butter and mix well. Next, take chilled cream in a bowl and add cocoa powder and a tinge of vanilla essence to it. Whip it thoroughly and add the dark chocolate and melted butter to this mix. Now whip the whole thing, and it is ready to be consumed. Chilling it is totally optional.”
Megan is a Nutrition, Fitness & Health Expert at Patricia and Carolyn. She is also a blogger with a particular focus on the workout, diet, and weight loss space.
“Two of my favorite desserts are:
- Keto Chocolate Mug Cake with White Cream Icing
This keto mug cake makes you forget that you are on a diet. It only uses one bowl and minimal ingredients. You can easily make this and satisfy your cravings. The sweet cream icing goes in perfect harmony with the cake and adds a much-needed contrast to the flavor.
2. Keto Butter Pralines
The brown butter helps make the best pralines with pecans and cream. It is crispy and packs a punch of flavor while staying low on carbs. These can be made without a hassle as they require one minute on the stove and a few to cool down in the fridge.”
Natalia Maldonado is the founder of Warrior Life Code (WLC). She’s a certified hot yoga instructor, wellness advocate, author & certified health coach from Miami, Florida.
“Keto Death by Chocolate Cake is one of my favorite desserts. I can assure you that even if you are not on a keto diet, it’s the best cake you will ever taste. Everything about this cake, from its aesthetics, taste, and nutrition factor, is downright amazing. The most mind-blowing aspect is that you need no flour and only 6-7 ingredients to make it. All you need are the following ingredients:
- 6 tablespoon cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 5 oz cream cheese
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoon heavy whipped cream
- 1 cup butter, softened
- Half cup powdered erythritol
The intense chocolatey flavor of this cake explodes in your mouth as soon as you take a bite and leaves you wanting more. The chocolate whipped cream frosting acts like chocolate mousse on your cake, all soft and spongy, which is the best part of the whole baking process. I have been hooked on the Keto Death by Chocolate Cake since last year and have no plans on going back to consume traditional chocolate cakes.”
Thomas Jepsen is the CEO of Passion Plans, a platform that helps people build their dream homes with everything from house plans to construction advice.
“Even if it’s not Christmas, my absolute favorite keto dessert is sugar-free gingerbread cookies. They take less than half an hour to make, and they make the house smell so good too!
Peppermint star cookies is my wife’s absolute favorite keto dessert, and I’m a huge fan as well! Even if the saying goes happy wife, happy life, this is surely a treat I can get on board with myself as well.”
Tyler Read is the CEO of PT Pioneer, a website with all the valuable information one needs to excel within the personal training, nutrition coaching, and health coaching industries.
“One of my favorite keto desserts is a product made by Highkey – Caramel Clusters. These clusters have 4g of net carbs and fit well into the keto diet. They are also surprisingly delicious and do a great job fulfilling the sweet tooth fix that you need while on the keto diet without taking in too many carbs.”
Hannah Shine is the health manager of Hourglass Waist. She is a certified personal trainer who believes in providing the correct tools and information to help others achieve optimum health! no matter your age, race, or size, you can attain a healthy lifestyle.
“Here are my favorite keto desserts:
1. Chia Pudding:
Chia seeds are not only keto-friendly but are also highly nutritious. Chia pudding is my favorite sweet snack as it is full of fiber and also tastes divine. When it comes to dessert and nutrition, chia seed pudding is the ideal food for me.
2. Strawberries and Cream:
This is an easy dessert to make and takes care of my sweet tooth. All I do is take a handful of strawberries in a bowl and top it with a generous amount of whipped cream. This dessert absolutely satisfies my cravings without adding the extra pounds.”
Sarah is a passionate food blogger at ThisDishIsVegetarian based out of New Jersey. She and her team help people determine whether or not certain foods and drinks are vegetarian and/or vegan. They also look at different restaurant chains to help you choose the best menu options for your diet.
“I’m a vegan so I have to be a bit pickier in what I choose for dessert when doing keto. My all-time favorite keto dessert is definitely my homemade vegan chocolate chip cookies. They only have 2 net carbs because it uses Lily’s chocolate, almond flour, and coconut flour. If you want keto cookies but can’t find Lily’s chocolate chips, then I suggest that you search keto cookies on Pinterest and look at some recipes.”
Janet Coleman writes TheConsumerMag.Com and is a Dietician (RD) based in Colorado, USA. She writes content based on health and wellness. She is a full-time Dietitian and has her own clinic in Fort Collins.
“Keto diets are getting much more popular these days. There are 3 of my personal favorite Keto desserts that are rich in taste as well as in nutrition.
1. Rebel Ice-Cream
This is definitely a keto-friendly dessert that you can have when you crave it. This is a low-carb ice cream that doesn’t break your diet goals. There are a plethora of flavors that are available in the market. There is no presence of sugar in it.
2. Slim Fast Keto Fat Bomb Snack
I am a big fan of this because this is a perfect on-the-go keto dessert that you can have along with your family. This Fat Bomb snack has a very low presence of carbs and with zero additive sugar. Generally, there are gluten and artificial flavors and sugars which are not good for your health and are not keto-friendly, and this dessert is free from them all.
I love this ice cream, and one can devour it guilt-free! This Butter Pecan is one of my favorite flavors. This dessert is made from roasted pecans and has 44g carbs, 13g fiber, 14g sugar alcohol, and 11g allulose with only 6g net carbs per pint.”
Rebecca Pytell is the Founder of Strength and Sunshine.
“I love these 3 ingredient keto peanut butter cookies! They’re super protein-packed with peanut flour, peanut butter, and then your favorite sugar-free sweetener (Swerve is my go-to).
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, peanut flour, and erythritol until thoroughly combined.
Roll 12 balls (about 1-2 tablespoon size) in your palms, flatten them just a bit and space them out evenly on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet.
Make simple cross/lines with the back of a fork on the tops of each cookie.
Bake the cookies for 8 minutes.
Remove and let cool. Store in an airtight container (these are very delicate!)”
Melissa Collins works as Partnership Manager at Perfect Brew. She is a chef, coffee and brewing expert running a small cafe in Henderson, NV. She loves to share recipes and guides on coffee, tea, bar, kitchen, and cooking.
“Some of my favorite keto desserts are:
Low-Carb Carrot Cake
No one can imagine a cake without sugar. Keto carrot cakes are sugar-free but still delicious enough to satiate your sweet tooth. It uses coconut flour to keep up with your keto requirements all the while taking you to cloud nine with its heavenly taste.
Keto Coconut Macaroons
Coconut macaroons are the best keto desserts. They’re naturally very healthy and taste divine. Coconuts are high in iron, zinc, and fiber, so you don’t really have to worry if they’ll fit into your keto diet.”
Amru Shaban has been practicing calisthenics since 2014 and is the founder of StrengthGang, a website meant to promote the best articles and guides in the field of bodyweight fitness. When he is not training or writing content, you can find Amru in the kitchen experimenting with whacky recipes.
“Here are a few of my favorite keto desserts.
1. No-bake strawberry and lemon cheesecake
- 2 large strawberries
- 120 g of cream cheese
- 3/4 cup whipped cream
- 1/2 cup stevia-based sweetener
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
How to make it:
In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, whipped cream, and stevia sweetener. After that add the lemon juice and zest, incorporating them by folding with a spatula.
Slice the strawberries. Prepare 2 clean glasses for the cheesecake. Fill the glasses with a layer of the cheese and whipped cream mix, then a layer of strawberry slices. Then add another layer of cream cheese and another layer of strawberries.
If you want to garnish this dessert, grate a little lemon zest over the top of the glasses.
2. Chia pudding with almond and chocolate
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cocoa powder cane
- 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened chocolate flakes
- 1/2 cup of stevia-based sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
How to make:
Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Transfer the mixture to glasses or mason jars and place in the fridge to cool for about 4 hours.
Garnish with a few whole almonds or chocolate chips.
3. Peanut butter cookies
- 1 free-range egg
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of natural sweetener
How to make:
Preheat the oven to 390 Fahrenheit (200 Celsius). Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Using a spoon, take the composition from the bowl and place the cookies on a tray lined with parchment paper. You can use a fork to flatten the cookies a bit.
Bake for 15 minutes, leave to cool for 10 minutes then serve.
This recipe makes around 15 cookies.”
Emily Appelbaum is a contributing writer at Family Destinations Guide. She loves to explore beach resorts and ski destinations together with her 12-year-old son.
“Chia Pudding is my favorite keto dessert. This is a super easy and relatively healthier version of chia pudding. What I love about this recipe is that it has coconut cream, which makes it tasty and definitely keto-friendly. Just mix all the ingredients in a mason jar and shake it really well, then let it sit in the fridge for a few minutes. I tend to put some whipped cream on top and top it with some raw cacao.
- 10-12 oz. unsweetened almond milk
- 4 Tbsp chia seeds
- Monk fruit to taste
- 4 Tbsp coconut cream
- 1-2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice”
Jake Dickson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He began his career as a weightlifting coach before transitioning into sports media to pursue his interest in journalism. His health & fitness accreditations include being a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT-NASM), a USA Weightlifting Advanced Sport Performance Coach (USAW-L2), and a ClinicalAthlete Certified Weightlifting Coach.
“It’s easy to satisfy your sugar craving with these delicious keto desserts. Low in sugar and carbs, these keto desserts are a great treat:
Keto Peanut Butter Balls
- 1 cup finely chopped salted peanuts
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar replacement
- 8 oz sugar-free chocolate chips
- Mix together the chopped peanuts, peanut butter, and sweetener. Divide the dough into 18 pieces and shape it into balls. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until cold.
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or on top of a double boiler. I microwave chocolate chips, stirring every 30 seconds until they are 75% melted. Then I just stir until the rest melt.
- Dip each peanut butter ball in the chocolate and place it back on the wax paper. Refrigerate until the chocolate sets.
Keto Cheesecake Fat Bombs
- 4 oz cream cheese
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons Swerve (or any natural sweetener of your choice)
- 1/2 cup crushed dark chocolate chips
- Allow cream cheese and peanut butter to sit at room temperature until softened.
- In a bowl, combine peanut butter, cream cheese, and sweetener, stirring until well-mixed and very smooth.
- Scoop small golf-sized dough and form balls. You can dip them into crushed chocolate chips if you like, this step is optional. Arrange your cream cheese fat bombs on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the cheesecake keto fat bombs for 2 hours, or until solid. Store in the freezer in an airtight container.”
Julia Chebotar is a Private Chef & Culinary Nutrition Consultant who writes on her blog, Health Chef Julia.
“If you are on the keto train, you probably still crave something sweet every now and then. So here are two of my favorite and super easy keto-friendly desserts:
Keto Cinnamon Donuts
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons melted ghee OR butter if not paleo
- 1/4 cup granulated monkfruit sweetener (can also use SWERVE)
- 1 cup super-fine blanched almond flour
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 fine sea salt
- Mini donut pan
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, melted ghee, vanilla, melted ghee, and monkfruit sweetener until smooth and combined.
In a separate medium bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Transfer batter evenly into a greased 12 cavity silicone mini donut pan (or drop into mini muffin tins, filling 3/4 full, or you can also use a 6 cavity silicone donut pan for regular-sized donuts).
Bake in preheated oven 350F for 12-15 minutes (for mini) or (21-24 minutes for regular-sized) until golden brown.
Remove pan from the oven and set aside until the donuts are cool enough to handle.
For Cinnamon Glaze:
While the donuts are baking, stir together the granulated sweetener and cinnamon in a small bowl. In a separate small heat-safe bowl, melt ghee (or butter). Take each cooled donut and lightly dunk in melted ghee then roll into the cinnamon/sweetener coating.
Repeat with remaining donuts.
EASY Minute Keto Mug Cake
- 1 Tbsp butter, melted
- 3 Tbsp almond flour
- 2 Tbsp low carb sweetener
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 large egg, whisked
In a microwave-safe coffee mug, mix the melted butter, almond flour, low carb sweetener, cocoa powder, baking powder, and beaten egg.
Mix well until combined.
Microwave on high for 45 seconds and check to see if it is cooked. It should be firm to the touch, if not, cook for 5-10 more seconds. Do not overcook or it will be dry. The exact cook time depends on the power of your microwave.”
Melina de la Rosa
Melina loves to cook and bake and invent recipes that satisfy her craving for yumminess while also avoiding her many MANY allergies and intolerances. She recently started an allergy-friendly recipe and review site, The Cook and Chew Food Review, with her cousin (a celiac sufferer).
“Many people think when they cut out sugar or they change to a keto diet that dessert is off the menu. However, there are many keto desserts that are perfectly acceptable on a low-carb style diet. My personal favorites are:
- Low carb chocolate chip cookies with walnuts (sometimes when I don’t have walnuts I’ll substitute them with pecans.) They clock in at about 3 carbs a cookie if you like jumbo size cookies like I do.
- Keto dairy-free pound cake cupcakes. It’s a mouthful of a name and a most delicious literal mouthful as well. These are about 4 carbs per cupcake, depending on what you top them with. Almond-flavored low-carb coconut whipped cream is my favorite.
- Both these desserts pair well with coffee or tea. Due to my food allergies, I make all my keto desserts dairy-free, and Miyoko‘s brand vegan butter is the best for these particular recipes from the various brands of vegan butter that I have tried.”
Jessica Randhawa is the head chef, recipe creator, photographer, and writer behind The Forked Spoon. She creates delicious family-friendly recipes that anyone can make, and her website has over one million users per month.
“My favorite keto dessert is keto chocolate chip cookies any day of the week! I am a fiend for chocolate chip cookies, and my cravings for them are insane on keto.”
Carmel Young is the Lead Editor at WheelieGreat.
“My all-time favorite keto dessert is going to be chocolate ganache tarts! Make the crust out of almond flour (make sure it doesn’t have the skin like Trader Joe’s. Superfine flours like Honeyville or Wellbees make a huge, huge difference. Bob’s red milk is just meh. Seriously, if you can, buy the better ones). Something like this recipe.
Then for the filling: Melt 2 parts sugar-free chocolate (like Lily’s, NOT 100% baking chocolate. I have no idea why, but ganache made with baking chocolate and sweetened after was disgusting) with 1 part heavy whipping cream in a glass microwave-safe bowl. Then microwave for one minute, stir, then 30-second increments stirring each time until smooth. (This is my professional tip. You can do a Bain Marie, but IMO you’re wasting water for dishes and wasting time. Microwave ganache is perfect.)
Pour into your baked tart crust and let cool at room temperature.”
Living the keto lifestyle doesn’t have to mean giving up the desserts you love. From delicious Revol Snax bites to tasty keto nut butters, fresh fruits, and more, you’ll find plenty of keto friendly deliciousness at Edible Arrangements®.