Just because you are on a ketogenic diet does not mean you can’t enjoy desserts anymore! There are actually many ways for you to still enjoy your usual desserts like ice cream and cake without having to compromise your low carb diet and healthy promise.
You can bake amazing keto desserts by simply replacing certain ingredients with healthier alternatives – most keto dessert recipes suggest going for low carb granulated sweeteners rather than the regular ones.
Try out these three keto dessert recipes that are low carb but still delicious enough to satisfy your sweet tooth:
1. Vanilla Ice Cream. With a total net carb count of only 2.3 grams per cup, this keto dessert recipe for simple vanilla ice cream from Martina Slajerova of Keto Diet App is no frills but still delicious. You need 4 eggs, ¼ tsp cream of tartar, ½ cup powdered low carb sweetener, 1¼ cups whipping cream (or you can opt for coconut cream to make your ice cream dairy free), and 1 tsp sugar-free vanilla extract.
All you have to do is separate the egg whites from the yolks, and whisk whites and add cream of tartar and powdered sweetener. In another bowl, whisk the cream with vanilla extract; mix the egg yolks in third bowl. Fold the whites into the cream, then add egg yolk mix. Finally, freeze the mixture for at least 2 hours, and voila, you can enjoy 6 servings of low carb vanilla ice cream!
2. Blueberry Cheesecake Squares. You can make this nut free, grain free, gluten free, wheat free, and low carb blueberry cheesecake squares in 30 minutes. For this recipe from Ditch the Carbs, you need 150g melted butter or coconut oil, 6 eggs, 120g cream cheese cut into cubes, 2 tsp vanilla, 4 tbsp granular sweetener, ½ tsp baking powder, and 50g frozen blueberries.
Mix all of the above ingredients together and pour into a lined square dish. Drop the blueberries into the mixture; they will sink to the bottom once you bake at 320 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes. Once cool, cut into 9 squares and serve the squares upside down. These blueberry cheesecake squares are 220 calories, 2.5g carbs, 21.5g fat, and 4.8g protein.
3. Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. If you are craving for some chocolate, why not try this 8 net carb per serving keto dessert recipe from Karen of Holistically Engineered? You will need 2.5oz dairy free dark chocolate, ¼ cup coconut oil, 2 eggs, 2 tbsp low carb sweetener, 1 tbsp almond flour, ¼ tsp vanilla, and some cocoa powder for dusting.
Your oven should be preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease two ramekins with coconut oil and dust with cocoa powder. Your batter is made by melting the chocolate and coconut oil together, adding vanilla, beating the eggs and sweetener, and then beating them all together. Add in the almond flour and mix together till batter is nice and smooth. Fill the ramekins evenly with your mixture and bake for 11-12 minutes. Once baked, transfer the cake upside down to a serving plate, and enjoy!