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25 Yummy Keto Dessert Ideas for Sweet Tooths

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Stay in ketosis even while having treats. These keto desserts are yummy, delicious, and won’t ruin your low carb diet.

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If you’re craving dessert and are on a ketogenic diet, you’ll know that your typical dessert can just tank your diet.

This is because many desserts contain tons of carbs. For instance, one sugar-glazed doughnut could throw you out of ketosis.

And you know how hard it can be to get into ketosis (read more on how to get into ketosis faster here). That is where having keto dessert ideas comes in handy!

Today, I’m sharing 25 keto dessert ideas. These will satisfy your sweet tooth, but not tank your diet.

I’m also including the macros, so you know how many calories, carbs, fats, and proteins you’re consuming.

1. Keto Cookie Dough Recipe

Keto Cookie Dough

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Do you remember your mom making cookies when you were a kid? The best part was licking the cookie dough, wasn’t it?

Well, gone are the days when you could eat cookie dough and get away with it. Nowadays, just looking at cookie dough packs on the pounds.

With this cookie dough recipe, you can eat your cookie dough without any guilt. This recipe has only 2 grams of net carbs, and even has some fat to boot!

To sweeten the dough, we’re using erythritol. It’s the healthiest sweetener that exists out there.

You can easily get a pack of if it here. Well worth the purchase! We’re also adding some good quality liquid stevia like this for added sweetness.

And for the creaminess, we’re using butter and heavy cream. Now, if you’re vegan or avoiding dairy, you can use coconut butter and coconut milk instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 57
  • Fats: 5g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 0g

Recipe

2. Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

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Do you dream of creamy, velvety mousse? Me too.

But on a keto diet, you definitely want to stay away from chocolate mousse… until now.

This chocolate mousse is not only decadent but good for you. It has only 5.1 grams of net carbs and a whopping 24 grams of fat- perfect for keeping you in ketosis.

How are we keeping the net carbs down? Well, for one, we’re using good quality dark chocolate like Lindt (85%), instead of milk chocolate.

Dark chocolate has way less sugar than milk chocolate. So, you still get the “chocolatey-ness” but not the sugar.

And as an added bonus, dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants. In fact, it has more antioxidants than blueberries and acai berries!

So, you could call this dessert, the “dessert of champions.”

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 237
  • Fats: 24g
  • Net Carbs: 5.1g
  • Protein: 3.7g

Recipe

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3. No-Bake Paleo Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

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What’s better than a home-baked cookie? Cookies that taste like Ferrero Rocher chocolate!

Now, I’m a big fan of Ferrero Rocher chocolate, but it has tons of carbs. And as yummy, as they are, they’re not worth ruining your diet.

That’s where having a recipe like this helps. One cookie contains only 1.8 grams of net carbs and has a pretty decent amount of fat.

One of the keys to making this cookie low carb is that we’re using homemade “Nutella”. To make it, simply blend together some roasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and some good quality monk fruit sweetener like this.

Once you’re done making the “Nutella”, all you need to do is combine your ingredients together, form them into cookies, and place them in your fridge until they’re firm. And there you have it, easy no-bake chocolate hazelnut cookies.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 103
  • Fats: 7.5g
  • Net Carbs: 1.8g
  • Protein: 4.5g

Recipe

4. Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls

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What’s better than chocolate? Chocolate and peanut butter!

We’re talking yummy peanut butter balls dipped in rich melted chocolate. And it’s super easy to make and you’ll need only 4 ingredients.

All you have to do is mix together some salted peanuts, unsweetened peanut butter, and powdered sweetener such as powdered Erythritol, and roll your mixture into balls. Then dip them in some melted sugar-free chocolate chips, and place them in your fridge until the chocolate sets.

If you’re looking for unsweetened chocolate chips, these are good to use. Make sure the peanut butter you use is unsweetened like this brand here.

And the best thing about these yummy treats is that you can freeze them for later- if they don’t all get gobbled up!

If you like this recipe, you’ll probably enjoy these sweet keto fat bomb ideas too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 194
  • Fats: 17g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 7g

Recipe

5. Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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There’s something about chewy chocolate chip cookies. They’re powerful reminders of childhood.

On a ketogenic diet though, they’re a big no-no. Just one chocolate chip cookie could easily cost you 27 grams of net carbs!

However, these chewy chocolate chip cookies contain only 1.5 grams of net carbs per cookie. And they’re not only delicious, but they’re also soft and buttery.

To make them low carb, we’re using non-sugar sweeteners. We’re also using low carb flour such as almond flour and coconut flour like this.

I always purchase this almond flour in bulk. If you’re loving the combination of coconut and almond flour, check out my very own low carb doughnut cookies recipe.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 133
  • Fats: 11g
  • Net Carbs: 1.5g
  • Protein: 4g

Recipe

6. Cookie Dough Keto Fat Bombs

Cookie Dough Keto Fat Bombs

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If you baked cookies with your mom as a kid, you know that tasting the cooking dough was the best part.

However, cookie dough has raw eggs that are bad for your tummy, and tons of carbs which are bad for your waistline.

These cookie dough keto fat bombs have neither. They’re pretty low in net carbs, with only 1 gram of net carbs per ball.

They’re also pretty high in fat, making them perfect for those days you need to up your fat intake. Plus, they’re also low in calories, making them ideal if you’re watching your calories.

And what I like best about these treats is that they’re pretty easy to make and take only 10 minutes of prep time! How about that for a quick snack?

To make these balls of yumminess, all you need to do is combine your ingredients, roll them in balls, and then eat them. No refrigeration required.

You’ll need some erythritol to add sweetness, so make sure you stock up on this erythritol. If you have a sweet tooth, you might want to get a 2.5-pound bag because you’ll save $$ in the long run.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 90
  • Fats: 8g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 2.4g

Recipe

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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Chocolate peanut butter pie. Just saying it makes my mouth drool.

This pie is dreamy, creamy, and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. And it’s surprisingly, fairly low in net carbs, and packed with tons of fat- making it the perfect fat bomb.

The almond flour provides the crispiness; the cream cheese, heavy cream, and peanut butter provide the creaminess, and the sweeteners the sweetness.

And let’s not forget the chocolate- what’s a chocolate peanut butter pie without chocolate? Instead of high sugar chocolate, we’re using this unsweetened cocoa powder to give that chocolatey taste.

Now, this chocolate peanut butter pie is pretty high in calories. So, if you’re watching your calories, you may want to split your piece with a friend- I’m sure they’ll thank you!

Feel free to enjoy the dessert after a filling keto lunch or dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 644
  • Fats: 61g
  • Net Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 15g

Recipe

8. Low Carb Crème Brulee

Low Carb Crème Brulee

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I love crème brulee; it’s so yummy and decadent. And it’s so fancy and the perfect dessert to serve your guests at dinner parties.

Yet, your typical brulee is packed with carbs. One 500 calories serving of crème Brulee can pack a whopping 34 grams of net carbs!

That’s where having this low carb version of crème brulee can help. Not only does it contain only 4 grams of net carbs, but it also provides 51 grams of fat. Perfect for maintaining your ketosis.

Not only is this crème brulee fantastic, but it also uses only 5 ingredients; heavy cream, egg yolk, a bit of brandy, erythritol, and vanilla bean powder like this. It’s pesticide-free!

So, go ahead and make this for your next dinner party. It’s sure to be a hit!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 502
  • Fats: 51g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 6g

Recipe

9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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Chocolate, and peanut butter and cake. Could it get any better?

That’s what you get with this recipe- a decadent chocolate lava cake oozing with peanut butter. And this is supposed to be keto?

Yes, it is, thanks to the ingredients! This cake has only 3.5 grams of net carbs, and contains 32 grams of fat, making it perfect for your keto diet and your taste buds.

The peanut butter, butter, and heavy whipping cream make this cake creamy and dreamy. Meanwhile, the liquid stevia and erythritol provide sweetness.

And don’t forget about the chocolate! You’ll need some unsweetened cocoa powder and unsweetened baker’s chocolate to make this heavenly treat.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 366
  • Fats: 32g
  • Net Carbs: 3.5g
  • Protein: 10g

Recipe

10. Sex in the Pan Dessert

Sex in the Pan Dessert

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With a name like this, this may just become your go-to dessert for date night.

If you don’t know what it is, this dessert is traditionally a 6 layer dessert. The layers are pecan crust, cream cheese, chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and finally chocolate.

This dish is decadent, crunchy, creamy, and chocolatey and looks as amazing as it tastes. Not only that, it is low in calories and net carbs, making it perfect for your waistline- and your sex life.

So, make it a date night and serve up some sex in the pan dessert!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 149
  • Fats: 5g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 10g

Recipe

11. Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes

Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes

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Are you craving cheesecake that tastes like cinnamon rolls? Then, you’ve got to try these out.

Now, I’m a BIG fan of cheesecake, but cheesecake is packed with tons of sugar. And having a whole cheesecake in front of you can be super tempting.

These cheesecakes are in miniature form, making it easier to control your portions. They’re also high in fat, but low in net carbs, making them the perfect fat bomb.

We’re using cream cheese, heavy cream, and sour cream to add creaminess, and vanilla extracts, and swerve sweetener which you can get here to sweeten things up. Plus, of course, we’re adding cinnamon- after all, what would a cinnamon roll cheesecake be without cinnamon?

The added bonus? These mini cinnamon roll cheesecakes freeze very well, so you can freeze some for the next time you need your “sugar” fix!

This is truly a perfect keto comfort food recipe!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 237
  • Fats: 20.6g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 4.6g

Recipe

12. Keto No-Bake Cookies

No-Bake Cookies

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As much as I like eating cookies, I hate baking them. Not only are these no-bake cookies, but they’re also healthier for you.

One cookie contains only 4 grams of net carbs. They’re also super tasty and creamy.

Best of all, they contain only 5 ingredients and are super simple to make. To make them, you’ll need peanut butter, vanilla extract, melted butter, cocoa powder, and unsweetened coconut flakes like these.

Simply combine all your ingredients, shape your mixture into “cookies” and place in your freezer for 30 minutes.

Then, sit back and enjoy with a nice cup of tea or better yet, bullet-proof coffee! If you’re loving coconut flakes, here are my own keto shredded coconut cookies.

They’re super easy to make and just delicious!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 153
  • Fats: 13g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

Recipe

13. Velvet Cupcakes

Velvet Cupcakes

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Valentine’s Day is a day for celebrating love. And feeding your loved ones is a way to show your loved ones that you care about them.

Now, your typical Valentine’s Day treats are yummy, but they also tend to be loaded with sugar.

These velvet cupcakes only have 2.2 grams of net carbs, and a whopping 23.7 grams of fat, perfect for keeping you in ketosis. They’re also as beautiful to look at, as they are to eat.

So, to give these cupcakes the color of love, we’re using high-quality red food coloring. You can get it here.

After all, your loved ones deserve the best, right? And, we’re using a beautiful home-made icing to frost the cupcakes.  Check another keto cupcake here!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 263
  • Fats: 23.7g
  • Net Carbs: 2.2g
  • Protein: 7.3g

Recipe

14. Peanut Butter Fluff Fat Bomb

Peanut Butter Fluff Fat Bomb

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If you’re a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, like me, you’ll love this dessert.

It’s smooth, creamy, dreamy deliciousness that you can serve your guests. And no one will be able to tell it’s keto.

Yet, it definitely is. It’s a light dessert that contains only 2 grams of net carbs, and a whopping 16 grams of fat.

For the heavenly lightness, we’re whipping up a storm with some whipping cream. This gives it its “fluff”.

Then, to add creaminess and sweetness, we’re also whipping up some cream cheese, sweetener, vanilla, and peanut butter. Make sure you use natural peanut butter, and not the sugar-added stuff!

Finally, to crown it all, we’re topping it with Lily’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 169
  • Fats: 16g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Recipe

15. Keto Krispy Kreme

Keto Krispy Kreme

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Yummy, crispy, sugary rings of goodness.  You guessed it… Krispy Kreme donuts!

Yet, one of them could easily net you 34 grams of net carbs. Now, if that isn’t enough to give you a heart attack (ahem…sugar spike), I don’t know what is.

And, once you have that sugar spike, you eventually come down with a sugar crash, leaving you in an endless cycle of sugar addiction.

With this keto Krispy Kreme, you can eat your donut, and avoid the sugar addiction.

The Krispy Kreme donut has a fraction of the carbs, and a ton of fat, which will help keep you full. But, best of all, they’re delicious and are super easy to make.

We’re using coconut flour and almond flour to give the donuts a nice, yeasty interior. Get good quality unrefined coconut flour here. For almond flour, I’d always stock up on Nature’s Eats here.

Use Lakanto monk fruit sweetener for the best results.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 185
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 6g

Recipe

16. Traditional Tiramisu

Tiramisu

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Can you get any better than coffee-flavored cake aka tiramisu?

I had my first taste of it when I was bussing tables at a restaurant, and it was a love-at-first bite. Ever since then, I’ve been a fan of tiramisu.

But, your traditional tiramisu could easily net you upwards of 35 grams of net carbs because of the ladyfingers and sugar.

This version contains only 5 grams of net carbs and is light, spongy, and delicious- all the things you expect of a tiramisu.

To make this low carb, we’re replacing the traditional ladyfingers with a low carb sponge cake. We’re using almond flour like this to make our cake since it is naturally low in carbs.

And in place of sugar, we’re using powdered erythritol and stevia extract powder as our sweetener. Check more almond flour recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 428
  • Fats: 42g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 14g

Recipe

17. Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake

Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake

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Have you stopped eating cheesecake because you’re following a keto diet? Well, you can kiss those days good-bye.

Not only is this cheesecake low in net carbs, but it is also bursting with fat. This makes it perfect for those days when you want a sweet treat and need to boost your fat intake.

This cake is crunchy, creamy, sweet, and tastes just like the “real thing.” You’ll forget that you’re eating keto- bring on the cheesecake!

As you’ve already sensed one of the best keto diet hacks is just to make our favorite dishes and desserts keto-friendly.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 353
  • Fats: 33.3g
  • Net Carbs: 6.4g
  • Protein: 8.5g

Recipe

18. Low Carb Molten Mug Cake

Low Carb Molten Mug Cake

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Mug cakes are in my opinion, the best thing ever invented. They’re perfect for those days when you want to have some cake, but don’t want to go through the trouble of making an entire cake.

Best of all, they’re the perfect size for one person, and you can customize them just the way you like!

However, your typical mug cake is often off-limits because of the sugar. With this mug cake, you get all the convenience of a mug cake without all the carbs.

This cake is mug cake does not disappoint. It’s chocolatey, moist, fluffy, and creamy. And is so easy to make.

To make this cake, all you need to do is combine your sweetener, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Then whip together some eggs, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla.

Finally, combine both mixtures together, place them in ramekins and bake for 12 minutes.

And since these cakes are so low in carbs, you can even splurge on some low carb ice cream as well. Check out more keto mug cakes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 192
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 9g

Recipe

19. Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

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Cinnamon rolls are such yummy, gooey comfort food. However, your typical cinnamon roll will blow your ketogenic diet.

These cinnamon rolls, however, are not only low in net carbs, but they’re also low in calories. Plus, they contain a decent amount of protein and fats, making for a tasty, yet satisfying treat.

These cinnamon rolls are sweet, but not overly sweet, and the frosting is literally, the icing on the cake.

To make the frosting, all you need to do is combine some heavy cream, powdered sweetener, and good quality cream cheese, and mix with a mixer until smooth.

You’ll notice that Philadelphia cream cheese is my favorite for these matters.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 85
  • Fats: 6.8g
  • Net Carbs: 1.1g
  • Protein: 4.9g

Recipe

20. Classic Chocolate Cake Donuts

Classic Chocolate Cake Donuts

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What’s better than chocolate cake and donuts? Chocolate Cake Donut cakes!

These donut cakes are the perfect after-dinner dessert. They’re moist, chocolatey, and just plain delish!

Best of all, they’re quite low in calories and low in net carbs. To make these dainty treats, you’ll need a donut pan, so make sure you pick up this super handy donut pan.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 123
  • Fats: 9.2g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 4.4g

Recipe

21. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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With fall in the air, there’s nothing that screams fall more than a pumpkin-based treat.

And these pumpkin cheesecake bars are the perfect treat. Not only are they delicious, but they are low in calories.

Plus, these pumpkin cheesecake bars have a slight pumpkin taste and are not too sweet. That is exactly what you crave for once you’re no longer used to eating foods high in sugar.

Don’t be afraid to meal prep it and bring it to work for your colleagues. They’ll surely appreciate the gesture.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 149
  • Fats: 5g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 10g

Recipe

22. Lemon Lush Dessert

Lemon Lush Dessert

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If you’re a fan of lemon pie, then this is the dessert for you. This lemon dessert not only looks great but tastes amazing as well.

It’s a 4 layer dessert with a crunchy crust at the bottom, followed by a creamy layer, then a lemony layer, and finally another creamy layer.

This dessert is light and lemony, making it the perfect dessert to welcome in the spring.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 324
  • Fats: 31g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 7g

Recipe

23. Snickers Brownies

Snickers Brownies

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What’s better than chocolate candy bars or brownies? Snickers Brownies!

Snickers and brownies don’t typically fit into a ketogenic diet. For instance, a 2 oz bar of Snickers contains a whopping 34 grams of net carbs– more than your typical net carbs for the day!

These Snickers Brownies, however, contain less than 4 grams of net carbs, and a whopping 22 grams of fat. So, you don’t need a lot of these to be satiated- in fact, just one should be enough.

Not only are these treats decadent, but they are also super easy to make.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 248
  • Fats: 22g
  • Net Carbs: 3.4g
  • Protein: 6g

Recipe

24. Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars

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Are you craving pecan pie? Then you’ve got to try these pecan bars.

They’re pretty good for your waistline since they are not only low in net carbs but also low in calories.

They’re crisp, sweet, and crunchy, and best of all requires only 5 ingredients. Now, that’s my kind of dessert.

To make them, all you’ll need are almond flour, salted butter, swerve sweetener, pecan pieces, and some good quality vanilla extract.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 170
  • Fats: 18g
  • Net Carbs: 0.5g
  • Protein: 3g

Recipe

25. Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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If you love ice cream, love cheesecake, and love blueberries, then you’ll appreciate this heavenly dessert.

Now, your standard ice cream can pack as much as 23 grams of net carbs per serving. This ice cream, however, has only 4 grams of net carbs per serving.

The ice cream is creamy, sweet, tart, and just plain yummy.

Now, to make this delicious ice cream, you can simply use a budget-friendly hand mixer like this, but you could also invest in this budget-friendly ice cream maker as well.

It really depends on how often you make the ice cream.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 225
  • Fats: 22g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 3g

Recipe

Conclusion

Which one of the ketogenic desserts are you going to try? Let me know in the comment section!

Also, if you have any friends or family members who are sweet tooths, please share!

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Thursday 19th of December 2019

It's my second week on doing keto and these keto desserts are amazing! I'll definitely try these someday. Thanks for sharing!