10 Quick and Easy Low Carb Desserts

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While sticking to healthy recipes is optimal, some people enjoy a sweet-tasting dessert from time to time.

For those who are doing a low carb diet, it can be challenging to find something suitable.

After all, most store-bought cakes and cookies are far from being low-carb friendly.

However, there are many lower carb options that we can make at home, and they don’t have to be too complicated.

This article presents ten quick and easy low carb desserts, and it takes less than 10 minutes to make most of them.

Each one contains minimal levels of carbohydrate and contains no added sugar, wheat flour, or oils.

1) Strawberry Jam Cream Cheese Pancakes

Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes With Strawberry Jam.

Pancakes are popular around the world, but they are usually loaded with white flour and sugar.

In contrast, these pancakes rely on only six simple ingredients.

Ingredients (per serving)

The serving size is per person, so just multiply the above amounts depending on how many you wish to make.

Instructions

1) Blend the eggs, cream cheese, salt, and cinnamon into a smooth paste “batter.”

2) Add the butter to a frying pan on medium heat.

3) Once the butter melts, put the batter into the pan in pancake-sized shapes.

4) Cook until the bottom of the pancake firms up and takes on a golden color.

5) Flip the pancake over and cook the other side until firm and golden.

6) Top with strawberry jam once the pancakes are ready and serve.

Note: Walden Farms is a supplier of sugar-free, calorie-free sauces. The “strawberry jam” contains no carbohydrate.

2) Macadamia Nut CookiesCookies Made From Macadamia Nut Butter.

Macadamia nut cookies are very low in carbs, delicious, and very simple to make.

The only problem?

Well, macadamia nuts are not the most affordable food in the world, but they do taste great.

Ingredients (per batch)

  • 0.5 lb (227 g) Macadamia nut butter
  • 2 oz (56 g) Almond flour
  • 1.75 oz (50 g) Erythritol
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

Instructions

Making these macadamia nut cookies is straightforward and a simple matter of mixing everything together.

You can buy the macadamia nut butter, or you can make it at home using a food processor.

1) First of all, add all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

2) Next, thoroughly mix everything until it has a consistent texture.

3) After this, roll the mixture up into golf ball-sized shapes.

4) Put the “balls” on a baking tray and flatten each one into a cookie shape.

Once the cookies are ready for cooking, put them in a pre-heated oven at 330°F (165°C) for about 15-20 minutes.

The cookies will start browning and becoming firm as they are nearly ready.

A Keto-Friendly Hot Chocolate With Whipped Cream and Sugar-Free Syrup.3) Keto Creamy Hot Chocolate

Starbucks style drinks such as Macchiato and Mocha are desserts in all but name, so we will include them here.

Mocha is a tasty but very carb-heavy drink that is full of sugar.

However, it is quite easy to make a low-carb alternative that tastes just as good.

Ingredients (per Serving)

  • 100 ml (3.5 fl oz) Milk
  • 100 ml (3.5 fl oz) Coconut milk
  • 30 ml (1 fl oz) Heavy cream
  • 50 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa
  • 2 tbsp Erythritol
  • Zero carb chocolate syrup

Since this recipe uses only a small amount of milk, it contains less than 5 grams of net carbs.

Instructions

1) Blend the milk, coconut milk, water, erythritol, and cocoa.

2) Once blended into a smooth consistency, add to a pan on medium heat.

3) Bring to the boil and then simmer for a few minutes.

4) Take the pan off the heat and chill the hot chocolate.

5) Once, chilled, transfer into a drinking glass.

6) Whip the heavy cream and put it on top of the hot chocolate.

7) Decorate the top of the cream with the zero carb chocolate syrup.

Strawberries With Vanilla-Flavored Heavy Cream.4) Berries and Vanilla Cream

Berries and cream have long been a favorite dessert choice.

It tastes delicious, provides a range of vitamins and polyphenols from the berries, and it is relatively low carb too.

Adding a little vanilla bean extract is a simple addition that makes the cream taste that much better.

Ingredients (per serving)

  • 3 oz (85 g) Berries (strawberries/blueberries/mixed berries)
  • 2 fl oz (56 ml) Heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Berries and cream is the very definition of a quick and easy low carb dessert, and it takes only minutes to prepare.

Instructions

1) Mix the cream and vanilla thoroughly.

2) Whip the vanilla cream into your desired consistency.

3) Add your choice of berries into a glass and add the cream on top.

5) Berry Chia Seed Pudding

Low Carb Dessert Made From Chia Seeds, Berries and Almond Milk.

This recipe is sugar-free, low carb and very high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats.

For this recipe, it is better to make it around 5-6 hours before you want it, or you can also leave it overnight.

The reason for this is that the chia seeds absorb moisture from the almond milk and make it take on a gel-style texture.

Ingredients (per serving)

  • 1 cup (240 ml) Almond milk
  • 3 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Erythritol (optional)
  • Low-sugar berries/fruit of your choice

Berries and cream is the very definition of a quick and easy low carb dessert, and it takes only minutes to prepare.

Instructions

1) Add the almond milk and vanilla extract to a bowl and stir.

2) Add the chia seeds to the bowl and mix in well.

3) Place a variety of berries in the mixture and then refrigerate.

4) Chill for at least 5-6 hours so that the pudding develops a thick, gel-like texture.

5) When it is ready, eat!

6) Sour Blueberry Yogurt

Homemade Blueberry Yogurt Made In a Bowl With Berries on Top.

This recipe combines Greek yogurt, blueberries, and freshly squeezed lemon juice for a sweet but sour dessert.

Ingredients (per serving)

  • 6 fl oz (180 g) Greek yogurt
  • 3 oz (85 g) Blueberries
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

1) Combine the yogurt and 90% of the berries and blend together.

2) Squeeze two tablespoons of lemon into the mixture and mix further.

3) Transfer the blueberry yogurt to a bowl.

4) Add the remaining 10% of blueberries for decoration.

This recipe doesn’t have to use blueberries, so feel free to swap them out for strawberries or another favorite fruit of choice.

7) Dark Chocolate Caramel Cake

Almond Flour Dark Chocolate Cake Covered in Sugar-Free Caramel Syrup.

This recipe combines an almond flour-based cake with very dark chocolate, which is one of the best keto snacks.

Additionally, the cake is covered in a zero-calorie caramel sauce.

Despite how it looks, this cake contains minimal sugar and very few carbohydrates, so it is suitable for low-carb dieters and will not cause any blood-glucose spikes.

Ingredients per cake (about 8-10 servings)

  • 1/2 cup (48 g) Almond flour
  • 5 tbsp Butter
  • 6 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (200 g) Erythritol
  • 2 oz (56 g) Cream cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 oz (30 g) Dark chocolate (85% +)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking powder

Instructions

1) Combine all the ingredients (except the dark chocolate) in a mixing bowl.

2) Mix the ingredients using a whisk or blender.

3) Once the mixture is fully mixed and consistent, put it in a greased skillet pan.

4) Chop the dark chocolate into small chunks.

5) Push the chocolate chunks into the cake in various places.

6) Cook the cake for 20-30 minutes at 175°C (350°F)

7) Serve hot alongside some whipped cream.

8) Cream Cheese Peach Jelly

Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Peach Jelly.

If you like cream cheese and a fruity flavor, then this may be the dessert for you.

It is a healthier version of jelly, and unusually for a dessert, it even offers a source of protein.

Ingredients (6-8 servings)

These ingredients are based on using the whole pack of Jell-O, which gives about 6-8 servings.

However, you could use half the quantities if you don’t need as much.

Instructions

1) First of all, combine the Jello-O powder with boiling water and mix well.

2) Keep mixing until the powder fully dissolves.

3) After this, add the cold water, cream cheese, and vanilla extract.

4) Mix everything well until you have a smooth consistency.

5) Place in the fridge and allow 3-4 hours for the mixture to set.

6) Top with whipped cream and berries.

Dark Chocolate Mousse With a Strawberry On Top.9) Dark Chocolate Mousse

This recipe combines good dark chocolate with fresh cream and sweetener for a creamy and flavorful dessert.

Ingredients (per serving)

These ingredients are per single serving, so just multiply the quantities to get the amount you need.

  • 1.5 oz (45 g) Cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 tsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Erythritol
  • 1 tbsp Heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions

This dark chocolate mousse can be easy to make, or it can require a little effort.

First, the easiest way to make the mousse is by combining all the ingredients in a food processor.

If you do not have a food processor, just make sure everything is fully mixed together using a hand blender.

1) Simply Combine the ingredients and blend.

2) Once the mousse has a smooth consistency, chill it in the refrigerator.

3) Leave to chill for 3-4 hours before eating.

It is hard to tell the difference between this sugar-free carb dessert and any other chocolate mousse.

Sugar-Free Caramel Pumpkin Spice Cafe Latte.10) Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte

Caramel macchiato and pumpkin spice latte are two of the most popular dessert-style drinks at Starbucks.

However, you are getting about 10-15 teaspoons of sugar when you order those!

For a healthier version, this recipe combines the two and uses a combination of milk and heavy cream.

This drink is very lightly sweetened with erythritol and caramel sauce.

If you want a lower carbohydrate content, you can also replace the milk with coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk.

Ingredients (per serving)

Instructions

To make this sugar-free latte, firstly make a standard caffe latte using your desired amount of coffee and the cup of milk.

Once you have done this, follow the steps below;

1) Firstly, put the latte in a blender.

2) Now add the heavy cream, erythritol, and pumpkin spice.

3) Blend everything together until it has a smooth consistency.

4) Next, transfer the mixture into a pan and heat up for 2 minutes.

5) Take off the heat and transfer to a cup.

6) After this, use a whisk for 30 seconds to make the drink frothy.

7) Finally, top with your desired amount of sugar-free caramel syrup.

Low Carb Desserts Are a “Treat”

Hopefully, you can find something in these recipes that you might enjoy, but just a quick note; many people tend to overdo it on low-carb desserts (and “fat bombs”).

While these recipes/ingredients are much healthier than the sugar and oil-heavy store-bought options, they should still only play a small part in a healthy diet.

The healthiest low-carb diets are those that are predominantly based around whole foods.

On that note…

More Low Carb Ideas

If you are interested in some more low-carb ideas, see these articles;

10 Delicious Low Carb Dinner Options

10 Tasty (and Healthy) Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

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