Keto desserts will save those who miss sweets a lot or are just beginning the transition to a low-carbohydrate diet. The keto diet does not prohibit eating a croissant or a muffin in a mug, as long as it is prepared correctly. It’s a great way to treat yourself and forget about restrictions for a while, as well as keep yourself from a possible breakdown. Here I offer some simple keto dessert recipes that any beginner can replicate.
Simple desserts on keto without baking
There are many desserts provided on keto that do not require baking. They are delicious, while being quick and easy to make.
The only issue has to do with the long wait already after cooking. Most sweets need to be put away in the refrigerator for several hours, and only then eaten. Such include souffles and no-bake cheesecakes. Although to solve the problem, it is enough to prepare the goodies in advance.
What is better to take as a basis
It is desirable to choose sweets without flour:
- Jellies and souffles made from gelatin and agar-agar;
- Candies made of nut paste or solid oils;
- creamy desserts based on whipped cream.
The easiest and fastest keto dessert is sour cream or cream whipped with mascarpone. Although cottage cheese is good even on its own. Some berries and fruits are allowed on the keto diet, so don’t be afraid to add them as a filling. They give desserts a nice flavor and sweetness, partially replacing sugar.
Replacing sugar – a few words about sweeteners
By the way, there will be a sugar-free keto croissant recipe on the site soon, stay tuned for updates. But in other cases, the choice of sweetener should be taken with special care. For example, natural stevia gives dishes a characteristic flavor that not everyone will like.
If the dessert needs to be baked, it’s okay:
- xylitol (dangerous for pets).
Yacon syrup and sucralose should not be heated. Erythritol is the best and most versatile option. It has no calories and a distinct taste, although it resembles regular sugar in properties. Another very similar sweetener to sugar is Allulose, which is relatively new on the market and does not have the cooling effect of erythritol and xylitol.
Keto Coconut Panna Cotta
The creamy mousse is a great alternative to the usual desserts on the keto diet. Classic panna cotta is made with gelatin, heavy cream and sugar. So, in order to get a healthy treat, thinners only need to replace the last component.
The recipe is designed for 2 servings. For the mousse, you will need:
- 200 ml of heavy cream;
- 60 ml of water;
- 1-2 tbsp. sweetener;
- 1 tbsp. coconut flour.
For the jam:
- 100 g frozen berries;
- 2 tbsp. water;
- 1-2 tbsp. sweetener;
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds.
To make the jam, mix the berries with the sweetener and fill with a couple of spoonfuls of water. Boil over a medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the chia seeds and leave to cool.
Add water to the gelatin. While it is swelling, combine the coconut flour with the sweetener and add the cream. Heat the mixture, but do not boil it. The pot should be removed from the stove as soon as its contents come to a boil.
Heat and completely dissolve the gelatin. Mix it thoroughly with the still hot cream.
Pour the creamy mousse into the prepared forms and leave in the fridge for a few hours. And when the mixture hardens, decorate panna cotta with a layer of jam.
- calories – 394.2 kcal
- proteins – 9 g
- fats – 35,4 g
- carbohydrates – 9,9 g
A delicate marshmallow soufflé that literally melts in your mouth. This keto dessert tastes almost indistinguishable from the original. In addition, the recipe is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Just use agar-agar instead of gelatin.
- 175 ml of water;
- 90 g of gelatin;
- 10g vegetable oil;
- vanillin, sweetener to taste.
Spread the foil over the entire form. Brush the bottom and edges with butter, so the marmalade will be easier to get out.
Dissolve the gelatin to make the dessert. Pour half a glass of water over it and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
Pour the remaining water into a saucepan and mix with the sweetener. Heat the liquid until a homogeneous syrup is obtained, remembering to stir.
Transfer the gelatin to a deep bowl. Add the vanilla and begin to whisk, gradually pouring in the syrup you have prepared. Make sure that the liquid stays hot, otherwise the gelatin may lump together.
Continue to whisk for another 10-17 minutes. The base can be poured into the mold when it has turned white and has an airy texture.
Spread the mixture out evenly and leave in the refrigerator for about 10 hours. During this time the marshmallow will thicken completely. The finished dessert should be cut into portions “candy”.
Per cooked dessert:
- calories – 120 kcal
- proteins – 29 g
- fats – 0,14 g
- carbohydrates – 0,24 g
This homemade marmalade will appeal to those who love sweets. The recipe is so simple that even the most novice cook can make jelly candies.
- 400 g of fresh berries;
- 30 g of lemon juice;
- 20 g of gelatin (agar);
- sweetener – as desired.
Rinse the berries and pour them into a bowl. Process with a blender or food processor until smooth. Add the lemon juice and sweetener, then gently whisk.
Pour 20-30 ml of water over the gelatin or agar and leave for 10 minutes. And when it has swollen, transfer it to the berry mixture. Heat over low heat, stirring until the gelatin has dissolved. Do not boil!
Pour the warm mixture into the forms prepared in advance. Place in fridge for 2-6 hours and then cut into small pieces. Each prepared marmalade contains only 1-2 grams of carbohydrates.
At 100 grams of dessert:
- calories – 52 kcal
- proteins – 4.5 g
- fats – 0,4 g
- carbohydrates – 6,9 g