Desserts on a diet? Wait, what? ?
You read it right! You CAN have dessert while losing weight if you’re following the ketogenic diet. I’m talking about legit desserts that look like they come straight out of a dessert menu at a restaurant.
Best of all? They require no baking at all!
Yup, I see your mouth watering.
The key difference in keto friendly dessert recipes from the regular ones is the low carb sweetener used in the recipes.
What are some keto approved sweeteners?
Low carb desserts are most likely made without sugar. Here are some of the common sweeteners used in low carb desserts:
- Monk Fruit
Remember: Before you stuff your face with keto-friendly creme brulee and chocolates, remember moderation is the key here. Just because these desserts are low carb doesn’t mean you should overindulge in them.
13 Keto-Friendly Desserts that Don’t Require Baking
#1 Cookie Dough Popsicles
Image and recipe found at Keto Diet
Remember when grandma used to bake cookies and you used to eat raw cookie dough??
I’ve since realized that we were eating raw eggs! Oops!
Anyways, check out this recipe for cookie dough – wait for it – Popsicles! (no eggs ?) Enjoy!
#2 Chocolate Mousse
Image and recipe found at Cooking LSL
Would you believe me if I said that this chocolate mousse is sugar-free?
This recipe calls for stevia semi-sweet chocolate, cream cheese, Swerve sweetener, and heavy cream. Check out the step-by-step guide for more details!
Top it off with some whipped cream and berries for a lil extra touch!
#3 Key Lime Pie Ice-Box Cake
Image and recipe found at Appetite for Energy
This key lime pie ice-box cake will be ready in 30 minutes and of course, no baking required! It’s perfect for parties or bringing to a pot lock as the pie can be made ahead and frozen until need. Just make sure you thaw the cake for 30 minutes before serving.
You can substitute this recipe with regular limes if you don’t have key limes on hand. There is a difference in taste between key limes and limes but either works fine.
Check out the No-Bake Key Lime Pie Icebox Cake recipe on Appetite for Energy.
#4 Salted Tahini Cookie Dough Fudge
Image and recipe found at Ambitious Kitchen
Here’s an easy-peasy one for yah! Just take a look at the picture? Does it just make your mouth water?
Only containing 4 ingredients: tahini, coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt.
Check out the Salted Tahini Cookie Dough Fudge recipe on Ambitious Kitchen.
#5 Minty Matcha Cheesecake
Image and recipe found at Oh Sweet Mercy
The true meaning of no bake right here. Yep I said it, even the crust!
You basically mix everything together and drop it in the fridge to chill and BOOM! Got your self a minty matcha cheesecake. Check out the recipe for the deets.
#6 Frosted Brownie Walnut Fudge
Image source: Beauty and the Foodie
Hey there! Yeah you! Did you know this brownie walnut fudge is…drumroll please! Low carb, paleo, gluten free, vegan and dairy free. Wow a mouthful, but worth it.
Simply blend, pour, and chill and you got yourself a dessert.
Don’t believe me? Check out the recipe!
#7 Vanilla Custard
Image and recipe found at Fat for Weight Loss
Custard isn’t an easy dessert to make but once you’ve perfected it, it’s so worth it! The goal here is to get a smooth and creamy consistency.
Here are some tips on getting the right consistency for the custard:
- Make sure the egg doesn’t get cooked too quickly to prevent curdling
- Cook on low heat
- Stir constantly with a wooden spoon
Feel free to add some strawberries for toppings if you like!
Check out the Vanilla Custard recipe on Fat for Weight Loss
#8 Peanut Butter Cups
Image and recipe found at Low Carb Yum
Do you love Reese’s Pieces? Well just wait until you see this recipe! This low carb snack is not only easy, but a delicious alternative to the regular candy.
#9 Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Treats
Image and recipe found at My Life Cookbook
Any dessert with strawberries is my favorite. Especially when it’s low carb! And can we just take a second and appreciate how pretty it looks?
#10 Coconut Bars
Image and recipe found at Sugar Free Londoner
2 words. “5 ingredients”
Kind of looks like sushi doesn’t it? Wait what am I saying? This post is for dessert. ?
The recipe includes desiccated coconut, coconut cream, coconut oil, condensed milk, and you guessed it, more Coconut…cream. Check it out!
#11 Chocolate Truffles
Image and recipe found at Low Carb Maven
It’s too bad that Godiva doesn’t sell low-carb chocolate truffles but don’t worry, you can make your own at home.
Good thing you can easily make chocolate truffles at home! You can make these bad boys on the stove top or microwave.
#12 Lemon Ice Cream
Image and recipe found at Greek Goes Keto
This recipe contains lemon which perfect for your keto diet! Not only is it perfect, but it contains a lot of other health benefits.
This recipe only contains 2 main ingredients other than lemon, mineral water and a sweetener. Check it out!
#13 Pistachio Pudding Cream Pie
Image and recipe found at A Latte Food
Here’s an easy recipe, simply put everything together and drop it off in the fridge to chill and you’ve got yourself tasty dessert!
The recipe needs instant pudding so remember not to grab the stovetop kind when you’re shopping around. Check it out!