Did you think that being on a keto diet means that you don’t get to have sweet treats? Wrong!
You can absolutely enjoy sweet treats on keto, just so long as the carb content is low.
Specifically, you can eat up to 35 grams total carbs on the keto diet, and between 15 and 30 grams of net carbs. (Net carbs only include carbs that the body can fully digest into glucose.)
I have a real sweet tooth, but I really wanted to give the keto diet a go, and it certainly seemed to work for me, despite me making so many keto desserts.
I scoured the internet for the best keto diet desserts, and I can’t wait to share my findings with you!
Coming up I’ve got a shortlist of my favorite keto dessert recipes to recommend you try. Then I’m going to top that off with a section where I answer your most frequently asked questions on the subject.
So, get those taste buds ready, because here we go!
Let’s kick things off with something rich, indulgent, and decadent, like this soft, moist chocolate cake, made with the likes of almond flour, almond milk, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salted butter, and sour cream.
All filled and topped off with a delicious chocolate flavored keto frosting. Chocolate heaven! The recipe yields 24 slices and takes about 45 minutes to make.
Most fruits are banned in the keto diet, however there are some delicious exceptions, including the blueberries and lemons in this recipe. (More on this in the FAQ later.)
These delicious treat bars are made up of several layers. There’s an almond flour crust, a low-carb blueberry sauce, a lemon cheesecake layer, and a wonderful coconut crumble topping. Yum!
OMG, I just love these awesome no bake cookies! They are creamy, fudgy, and crunchy all at the same time.
Instead of using oats, you use shredded coconut, along with real butter, vanilla flavoring or artificial sweetener, and your choice of keto-friendly nut butter (I like it with peanut butter.)
It’s super simple to make, you just melt the butter, stir in your nut butter, mix in the other ingredients, freeze for about 10 minutes & enjoy!
Can you believe you can have birthday cake on the keto diet? I almost didn’t until I saw this recipe. And let me tell you, it tastes as good as it looks!
It’s pretty similar to the classic vanilla cake, but with a keto twist, thanks to ingredients such as almond and coconut flour, almond milk, and granulated artificial sweetener.
Once the cake is baked and cooled down, you can coat it in keto vanilla frosting.
Sometimes it can be hard to sort out your meals and snacks if you’re the only one in the household who is on the keto diet. But this luscious dessert recipe solves that problem by making just one serving.
It tastes really indulgent, but it only has 5 grams of net carbs.
I just love this dish – so fresh and fruity, and deliciously crunchy to boot. Plus, it’s a great way of using up leftover berries, and it takes a mere 10 minutes to prep.
It has flavorful ingredients including a fruity berry mixture on the bottom and a crisp topping made with ingredients such as coconut, chopped nuts, and ground cinnamon.
(For more info on which berries are ok for keto, please scroll down to the FAQ section.)
If you’re afraid of feeling too guilty for eating something that tastes a bit too rich or indulgent, then how about something with a lighter feel and texture to it, like this delicious chocolate mousse.
It features easy to source ingredients, and it’s fun and easy to make, coming in at just 7 net carbs per serving.
I think you’re gonna love this – all the flavors of yummy red velvet cake, combined with a layer of vanilla ice cream, keto chocolate, and a dreamy vanilla topping.
What’s more, it’s completely grain-free, gluten-free, and really fun and easy to make. Such a treat!
This is such a simple and easy recipe, anyone can make it. And it only requires 2 ingredients, namely your favorite keto-friendly chocolate, and some roasted almonds.
And there’s no baking required. All you have to do is melt the chocolate, add in the nuts, transfer to a tray and refrigerate for half an hour.
OMG this dish is delicious! These mini keto cheesecakes are rich, creamy and silky smooth. They’re only 3 net carbs per serving, and they’re ready to eat in as little as 5 minutes.
They feature an almond and vanilla crust, combined with a vanilla and lemon cream cheese filling.
On the keto diet, it can be hard to keep your energy levels up, but the solution is right here with these peanut-butter flavored energy balls, which make the perfect on-the-go snack.
You only need 3 ingredients, namely smooth peanut butter, coconut flour, and a sticky sweetener of your own choosing. And they’re ready to eat in less than 5 minutes.
This no-bake recipe combines double chocolate cookies, espresso powder, and boozy coffee liqueur to recreate the flavors of a mocha, and the cookies are layered with vanilla flavor whipping cream and sweetened with granulated artificial sweetener.
And it’s nice and cool, perfect for those hot summer months.
I just love this lemon pound cake – it’s delightfully refreshing yet at the same time comforting.
Zesty lemon is the key ingredient, along with the likes of coconut and almond flour, and there’s a delicious lemon glaze on top made from lemon and powdered erythritol. The recipe yields 12 slices, and is 100% keto-friendly.
Sometimes it’s nice to finish your meal with a drink rather than a solid dessert. And if that sounds good to you, I can recommend this keto-friendly hot chocolate recipe.
It’s quick and easy to make, and you only need 5 ingredients, namely almond milk, cocoa powder, whipping cream, granulated artificial sweetener, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
This refreshing, creamy dish is simply delightful, and an absolute breeze to make.
You only need 5 ingredients, namely berries such as raspberries and blueberries, heavy whipping cream, monk fruit, vanilla extract, and optional coconut flakes. Yum!
These decadent treats come in at a mere 0.5 net carbs per serving – and they taste divine!
They feature a vanilla and cream cheese base, combined with a top layer, made with delicious cocoa powder for a nice chocolate hit!
These homemade keto chocolate chip cookies are deliciously soft and chocolatey, and they’re completely gluten-free and sugar-free!
You make them with the likes of almond flour, sugar-free chocolate chips, and your favorite type of milk.
Vanilla keto ice cream recipes are actually pretty easy to come by, but this particular recipe is better because it features perfectly sweetened crunchy buttery pecan pieces.
It’s also wonderfully creamy, and you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it.
If you’re a coffee lover like me, you are gonna love this recipe! You get a moist, buttery cinnamon coffee cake topped with a sweet, crunchy walnut streusel.
The recipe yields 16 servings, each at 3.6 grams of net carbs.
This sweet and zesty citrus dessert dish is an excellent palette cleanser after a heavy meal!
It has a fluffy, spongey top layer with a thick, custard base, and is yummy served either hot or cold.
This heavenly, decadent dessert is made up of three very chocolatey layers. There’s a chocolate cookie crust, a dark chocolate cheesecake filling and a melted dark chocolate and sea salt topping. You won’t believe it’s keto – Delicious!
I don’t know about you, but I just love making a dump cake – such a breeze to make. And this one can be enjoyed on the keto diet.
It has a lovely blueberry flavored bottom layer, topped with a delicious crumble, and is great served with a dollop of keto whipped cream.
Let’s go out with a bang! This fun keto dessert is perfect for summer parties!
It has a huge grain-free cookie crust topped with a creamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting, and loads of pretty fresh berries – yum!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Satisfy A Sweet Tooth On Keto?
I’m pleased to report that you can make tasty dessert recipes and snacks by making various tweaks to your usual dishes…
You should swap sugar for an appropriate sweetener like Stevia, swap wheat flour for almond or coconut flour, use cocoa powder or unsweetened dark baker’s chocolate for rich chocolate flavors, and choose berries over other fruits.
What Are Keto Desserts Made Of?
Keto desserts tend to feature different ingredients to your more usual, high carb dessert recipes.
They may contain almond or coconut flour rather than wheat flour, sweetener instead of sugar (most artificial sweeteners actually taste sweeter than sugar) and the only fruits allowed are berries such as raspberries and blackberries.
What Fruit Is Keto?
A lot of fruits are banned on the keto diet because they are way too high in carbs. However, there are some tasty exceptions that you can enjoy when eaten in moderation…
These include blackberries, rhubarb, star fruit, raspberries, cantaloupe melon, strawberries, watermelon, and lemons.
I hope you enjoyed browsing through my shortlist of favorite keto dessert recipes! Now, what are you waiting for? Go forth and enjoy these recipes to your heart’s content!