When it comes to diets and modifying eating habits, one of the strongest hesitations people have is centered around giving up sugar. We get it — sugar exists in so many of the foods we eat, even the ones you wouldn’t think contain it. Most people’s daily sugar intake is much higher than it should be (which, in many cases, explains why they test out different diets to change their ways) and the health risks are very real.
Fortunately for Keto dieters, sugar-free doesn’t have to mean tasteless, bland, or boring. You can still enjoy many of your favorite desserts and snacks on the Keto diet; you just have to modify the ingredients.
Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of 3 incredibly sweet but sugar-free and low carb desserts you will love. We know what you’re thinking — isn’t ‘low carb desserts’ a total contradiction? Not with these recipes! Read on and enjoy.
No Bake Strawberry Keto Cheesecake
All we can say is WOW. This alternative of the classic cheesecake is low carb, sugar-free, and grain-free. It’s a perfectly suited option in the Keto diet, and the fact that it’s no-bake means it’s a busy person’s dream come true.
Making homemade desserts isn’t for the faint at heart—it requires patience, dedication to the craft, and a solid recipe to lean on. Keto cheesecake is a popular dessert option because it’s both filling and sweet but still falls within the Keto dietary restrictions.
This recipe takes just 20 minutes to prep, so you’ll be enjoying those cheesecake bites in no time. It also calls for some of the more commonly used baking alternatives including coconut flour, liquid Stevia, and Xanthan gum, so if you’re a seasoned Keto baker, you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry.
Sugar-Free Keto Fudge Brownie
Chocolate lovers will rejoice over this delectable, fudgy brownie with a crisp chocolate crust. As you know, pre-mixed boxed brownies contain some not-so-friendly ingredients, and none of them are great options for Keto desserts. However, making your own brownies from scratch isn’t all that difficult, and this recipe is worth the hype!
If you’re just getting started with eating Keto desserts, we recommend a dark chocolate of about 88%. Not only is it not the most bitter, but it will help ease you into eating darker chocolates when you have a craving. 1 brownie has 6.2g carbs and 1.3g sugar. Not bad for a sweet tooth!
Impress your friends and family with this delicious Keto fudge brownie recipe.
Keto Peanut Butter Fudge
Last but not least, a popular Keto dessert is peanut butter fudge! This 3-ingredient recipe is one of the easiest to make and perhaps the most delicious Keto desserts you’ll find. While Keto dieters are often initially shocked they can eat both peanut butter AND chocolate on this eating plan, they quickly lean into the challenge of finding viable options to enjoy when the sweet tooth kicks in.
We recommend selecting a natural peanut butter for this recipe so only the natural oils in the butter are present in the fudge. Your natural peanut butter should also not have any added sugar, making it a keto-friendly choice.
Craving peanut butter? Try the fudge recipe here.
Most people will tell you that one of the most intimidating parts about any diet is having to stop eating their favorite sweets and desserts. With Keto desserts, however, you’re getting a very similar taste, texture, and look without the carbs and sugar. It’s a win-win, and all it takes is some practice.
Which keto dessert recipe will you be trying first? Have questions about a recipe on our site? Leave us a comment!