Eating keto means keeping your carb count low. While that’s great because you get all the steak and butter you want, having dessert is a bit more tricky. Most desserts are full of sugar and flour, making them very carbohydrate-rich.
Still, with a few substitutions and creative recipes, you can indulge in sweet desserts. In this article, we’ll round up all the best keto dessert ideas.
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60 Easy & Delicious Keto Dessert Recipes For Any Occasion
While the following list isn’t exhaustive, these are low-carb dessert recipes I could find that adhere to the ketogenic diet.
While blueberries certainly do pack more sugar than other berries, they are great for using alongside a zero-calorie sweetener in recipes like this. Replace the carb-heavy wheat flour with almond flour and psyllium husk flour, and you have a low-carb blueberry cake.
You can also try making a streusel topping out of butter, almond flour, zero-calorie sweetener, and lemon zest. This would elevate the flavor of the cake and make it more indulgent.
Making cupcakes for Christmas or any other occasion is a great idea. Warm spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and clove make aromatic cupcakes that are delicious and cozy.
You can enjoy these cupcakes guilt-free using keto flour, cream cheese frosting, and sweetener instead of sugar. Including fresh cranberries in the frosting adds a zing that brings the flavors of these cupcakes together.
A gluten-free cake with all the traditional carrot cake spices is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Using erythritol as a sweetener in the cake batter and the cream cheese frosting makes this satisfyingly sweet but still maintains the low carb count for keto.
This keto dessert idea is incredibly easy to make. If you add Greek yogurt to the cake batter, it packs in quite a bit of protein for a dessert.
Who doesn’t love a red velvet cake? The cake can be made healthier by adding more eggs and sour cream for tang. It’s an indulgent dessert that’s sure to impress anyone you serve it to. Red food coloring is a must, as it gives the rich chocolate cake an impressive color.
It’s a layered cake, so you’ll need to make lots of cream cheese frosting and chill it in the fridge until it’s set. In any case, it’s an easy low-carb dessert you’ll want to try making. Perfect for birthday parties, baby showers, or other occasions.
For a quick snack that every kid loves to munch on, try making a keto version of peanut butter cookies. They pack in a lot of protein and healthy fats thanks to the peanut butter, and using a zero-calorie sweetener keeps the carb count low. This is a type of cookie you can typically make with kids, so it’s definitely an easy one.
For those with a peanut allergy, a nut based cookie is a great option. Using almond butter lends these cookies a creamy flavor that comes from the almonds. I suggest using almond milk and topping with shaved almonds for continuity. They might taste a little bit like a french macaron, but who’s complaining?
Who could say no to buttery cookies that take almost no time to make and just a handful of ingredients? These are the perfect cookies to start baking during the holiday season when you’re busy with many other things. With no sugar or grains, these shortbread cookies pack as little as 2 carbs per cookie.
Almond flour is naturally gluten-free and full of heart-healthy fats. If you’re searching for a low-carb after-dinner dessert that’s easy to put together, these nutty cookies are just the crunchy treat to make. There are no obscure ingredients to make these, just almond flour, butter, eggs, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Add a little almond extract for more oomph.
Once you learn to make an almond flour crust, you’re one step away from making a pumpkin pie. Whether your go-to Thanksgiving pie is pumpkin or not, this recipe is worth looking into. Sweeten it with mon fruit and allulose, and you’ve got a silky smooth pumpkin pie filling. Don’t hold back on the warm winter spices, and add a healthy amount of heavy cream (or coconut cream for dairy-free).
Possibly the most mouth-watering of all lemon desserts, this pie combines simple flavors but does them so well. If you haven’t tried a lemon-based dessert, this is the one to start with. Fluffy (yet firm) meringue tops a creamy filling that bursts with fragrant lemon zest. This low-carb dessert recipe is perfect for a not-too-sweet indulgence. All you need is a no-grain crust and sweetener.
Ask anyone what their favorite childhood desserts were, and chocolate pudding is bound to be on the list. Make sure to use high-quality chocolate—the kind you would enjoy on its own. The strong cocoa flavor will shine when sweetened with monk fruit and become a silky smooth pudding. This is a more sophisticated dessert than the goo of your childhood, and its velvety texture makes it so.
Get fancy with your desserts and make something French. This is a rich chocolate pie with a silky consistency to die for. This is a no-bake dessert, so it’s extremely easy to make with a delicate Oreo crust and dairy ingredients that don’t need cooking at all. You can prepare this dessert from start to finish in 15 minutes and another 15 for it to set. Top it with whipped cream for an extra decadent touch.
13. Keto Brownies
Fudgy, rich, chocolatey goodness—there’s probably nothing more satisfying than a freshly baked brownie. Whether you like the corners of the pan or not, a keto brownie is the perfect dessert for any occasion.
Almond flour makes this gluten-free, and with no added sugar, it’s relatively low-carb. Swirl in a little peanut butter for added proteins and fats and a better-tasting brownie. Serve with a glass of milk, though you probably won’t need it,
While this might be filed under no-carb dessert recipes, chocolate mousse is so decadent and luxurious that everyone should try it. All you need is cream and good-quality chocolate with no sugar if you tend to like your mousse sweet, mix in some sweetener in the cream before heating it up.
Whipping the cream aerates it, and combining it with melted chocolate in a double boiler takes it to another level. This is the chocolate dessert of all chocolate desserts.
Sometimes, you are craving something sweet but don’t have the time (or kitchen equipment) to make a full-blown dessert. That’s what a mug cake is for – to satisfy your sweet tooth even if you’re in a dorm. This takes about 5 minutes to make, and you can make individual portions. It’s a versatile recipe, and without any grains, this is easy to modify, so it fits the ketogenic diet.
If you’re stuck trying to get into ketosis, it can feel like a struggle to eat so many calories in the form of proteins and fats. This recipe provides the high nutrition needed to get into and maintain ketosis. Fat bombs are pretty heavily flavored, and they can be changed to suit your preference. Chocolate makes this yummy, and you won’t mind eating a couple of these every few weeks when you need to get into ketosis again.
Baking cookies is typically a family matter, and it’s a lot easier if you can have the cookies without ever firing the oven. These no-bake cookies are a crowd-pleaser, and no one would believe they don’t have any added sugar. Frost them however you like, or enjoy the raw cookies as they are. Don’t worry; they’re eggless, so there is no risk here.
It may surprise you to hear that oatmeal is not just purely carbs. It’s actually got quite a surprising amount of protein. Nonetheless, this recipe turns simple oats into a lovely, sweet snack. As long as you use gluten-free oats, you can be sure that the cookies come out low-carb.
Eating chocolate chip cookies without feeling guilty? Try these keto chocolate chip cookies. Made with almond flour and sugar substitutes, these sugar-free chocolate chip cookies keep your carb count low. Enjoy the warmth of a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie without sacrificing your keto diet.
20. Keto Pound Cake
If you want to make a great impression on your guests, try making a delicious keto pound cake. It’s full of buttery goodness and made with almond flour, plus some keto-friendly sweeteners. It’s the perfect dessert for any special occasion or to satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking to your low-carb diet.
21. Keto Bundt Cake
Bundt cakes are a delightful dessert choice for any occasion, and you can enjoy them while following a keto diet. These keto bundt cakes are created with almond flour and sugar substitutes, making them moist and flavorful without the excess carbs. Choose from various flavors to suit your preferences, and don’t forget to indulge in the delicious glazes and toppings.
Indulge in the tropical flavors of coconut cream pie without compromising your keto goals. This keto-friendly version features a luscious coconut custard, a flaky almond flour crust, and a dollop of whipped cream. It’s a slice of paradise on your dessert plate, and you won’t believe it’s low in carbs.
If you’re making low-carb dessert recipes, one of the easiest things to learn is making an almond flour pie crust. You’ll be able to make a variety of pies using different fillings, all on the crumbly pie crust. It goes well with more than one type of filling, so it’s a very versatile recipe to have on hand.
Pecan pies are a beloved Thanksgiving dessert, and there’s no reason to forgo making it if you’re on keto. A sugar-free pecan pie is just as delicious as the classic version, thanks to the use of sugar substitutes and a keto-friendly pie crust. Enjoy a slice of nostalgia without sacrificing your low-carb goals.
25. Keto Fudge
Keto fudge is a delightful way to curb your chocolate cravings. Made with high-quality chocolate and sweetened with keto-friendly options, this creamy and decadent treat is perfect for an occasional indulgence. Whether you enjoy it plain, with nuts, or other flavor variations, keto fudge is a go-to dessert for satisfying your sweet tooth.
26. Keto Ice Cream
Indulge in a cool, sweet treat with keto-friendly ice cream. There are many keto-approved flavors you can make at home, but chocolate coconut is probably the best-tasting. You don’t even need an ice cream maker. Just coconut cream, cocoa powder, sweetener, and much patience. It’s the perfect summer dessert that you can enjoy guilt-free.
You’d be surprised to find out that it’s possible to make nut brittle without any sugar at all. Yes, low-carb almond brittle recipes exist. This provides the ultimate sweet-tooth satisfaction, especially as you crack the brittle pieces. You’ll need to use an erythritol-based sweetener for the best results. Perfect for movie night!
Make a keto version of this classic tea-time cookie that will keep well in your cookie jar. Soft and chewy, these are perfect with a glass of milk or dunked in a hot cup of your favorite hot beverage. Grain-free snickerdoodles are very low in carbs and full of cinnamony warmth. I like them best when they’re warm.
29. Keto Oreos
Craving that iconic chocolatey sandwich cookie? Make these keto Oreos—delectable treats with all the nostalgia and flavor but without the carb overload. Make the creamy sugar-free filling and sandwich it between crisp dark chocolate cookies. Whether dunked in almond milk or enjoyed alone, these keto Oreos will satisfy your sweet tooth.
How could anyone go wrong with the irresistible combination of peanut butter and chocolate? This keto version of Buckeye brownie is a must-try. Fudgy brownies swirled with natural (sugar-free) peanut butter combine to provide just the right amount of sweetness balanced with creaminess. This is pure indulgence in every bite.
Crumby and nutty, these sweet Sandies are the perfect sweet snack for peanut butter lovers. Great for a midday snack or after-dinner treat, these easy cookies keep your carb count low by using zero-calorie sweeteners. Best when enjoyed straight out of the oven.
When it’s time for a moment of pure luxury on your keto journey, reach for keto chocolate truffles. These velvety, melt-in-your-mouth delicacies are crafted from high-quality dark chocolate and cream, creating a rich and decadent experience that’s hard to resist. Rolled in a dusting of cocoa or nuts, they offer a satisfying textural contrast.
Love carrot cake but aren’t confident enough to layer a cake? Try making this keto on-the-go version. Packed with the flavors of a classic carrot cake, these little energy bites are loaded with shredded carrots, coconut, and warming spices. They are super easy to make, and you can pop them in your bag for a guilt-free treat anytime, anywhere.
34. Keto Pecan Pie
Indulging in the classic comfort of pecan pie doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your keto goals. This recipe is a revelation, with its gooey, nut-studded filling and buttery almond flour crust. Sweetened with keto-friendly options, it’s a slice of nostalgia that lets you stay in ketosis while savoring every bite.
If you thought you’d never taste a Snickers bar again on keto, think again. This keto copycat Snickers bar is a deliciously nutty and chewy creation, boasting layers of roasted peanuts, creamy caramel, and rich chocolate. The only tricky part might be making the caramel layer, but swerve sweetener is much easier to deal with than real sugar. This low-carb version will make your taste buds dance with joy while keeping your sugar intake in check.
When autumn arrives, it’s time for pumpkin spice to shine. This creamy, spiced dessert is a harmonious blend of pumpkin and velvety cheesecake, all nestled in a keto-friendly almond crust. It’s the ideal treat to celebrate the season without compromising your low-carb commitment. If you love pumpkin spice everything, this cheesecake is a recipe you’re going to want to try.
Indulge in the ultimate keto brownie experience with these keto brownie bombs. These little bites of fudgy perfection are the answer to your chocolate cravings. With a rich cocoa base and a surprise inside, they’re designed to make your keto journey even sweeter without tipping the carb scales.
38. Keto Frosty
Hot days or cold, this is a creamy, frosty delight that will keep you cool while staying true to your keto path. A blend of smooth, keto-friendly ingredients creates a dessert that’s perfect for sipping, spooning, or even dunking. Let the indulgence begin without the guilt.
Craving a little mystery and a whole lot of flavor? These enchanting treats offer an irresistible combination of textures and tastes, keeping you intrigued with each bite. It’s a keto dessert with a dash of mystique. Get ready for a delightful adventure for your taste buds that’ll leave you coming back for more, eager to uncover the delicious surprises hidden within each bite.
Get the best of both cookie worlds with this fusion. They’re sweet, cinnamon-kissed, and keto-approved. They combine the comforting taste of snickerdoodles, and the satisfying texture of shortbread. These are a delightful blend of textures and flavors for your taste buds without compromising your low-carb lifestyle.
Roll into the holiday season with these keto walnut snowballs. These bite-sized delights are a festive and flavorful addition to your keto dessert lineup. Packed with chopped walnuts and dusted with keto-friendly powdered sugar, they capture the holiday spirit without the carb overload.
For a crescent roll with a keto twist, these nutty delights are the perfect choice. They’re easy to make and keep well. These flaky, nutty treats are a wonderful addition to your low-carb dessert repertoire that captures the essence of classic pecan crescent rolls. Share these keto-friendly gems with friends and family, and watch them fall in love with the irresistible taste of your homemade delights.
Indulge in the joy of raw cookie dough without a second thought about carbs, It’s safe to eat straight out of the jar and tastes identical to regular cookie doubt. Add keto chocolate chips for more spoonlicking indulgence to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Whether you’re making a whole gingerbread house or gingerbread men, this is a recipe you want to try. These warm, spicy, and festive delights are perfect for the season and your low-carb lifestyle. Savor the magic of gingerbread without compromising your keto goals.
45. Keto Frosting
Many easy, low-carb desserts require frosting. This might be a finishing touch, but it transforms your creations into something truly exceptional. Creamy, sweet, and entirely keto-friendly, this frosting is the perfect way to add that extra layer of indulgence to your homemade treats. Don’t ever feel like you can’t enjoy the full-on dessert experience because you don’t have frosting on hand. This is one of the easiest recipes on this list, and it’s practically foolproof.
Discover the perfect blend of fudgy and keto-friendly in these Keto Almond Flour Brownies. With the goodness of almond flour and rich cocoa, these brownies are a guilt-free delight, satisfying your chocolate cravings while staying low on carbs.
Sink your teeth into chocolate perfection with these brownies. They’re moist and decadent treats that redefine the classic brownie experience while keeping your carb count in check. Serve with a dollop of keto ice cream, and feel free to use any keto-friendly add-ins. Whether it’s a sprinkle of chopped nuts or a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate sauce, these brownies are a canvas for your creativity, allowing you to personalize them to your heart’s desire. Enjoy dessert on your own terms!
48. Keto Blondies
Blondes have more fun, especially when they’re Keto Blondies. With a hint of vanilla, a buttery texture, and a keto twist, these bars offer a delightful alternative to traditional brownies while sticking to your low-carb lifestyle. They’re quick to put together, and keep well in the fridge (if you have any leftovers, that is).
Make this recipe where elegance meets keto. It’s an exquisite dessert that’s the symphony of smooth, velvety chocolate in a keto-friendly almond crust. This is a fancy recipe that will add a touch of luxury to any festive meal or dinner party menu. It’s also easy to make the day before, as it sets in the fridge before your dinner party. A dollop of whipped cream will elevate this dessert even further.
50. No-Bake Brownies
There’s absolutely no reason to skip making brownies if you don’t have an oven. These easy-to-make fudgy delights turn a handful of ingredients into a fudgy delight that no one could tell wasn’t baked. It’s all the chocolatey goodness without the carbs or the hot oven. A quick fix for your sweet tooth, and all you need is a food processor.
No oven? No problem. These no-bake cookie dough Bars are the perfect solution when you’re in the mood for indulgent cookie dough goodness but prefer a no-bake option. Keto-friendly and delicious, they’re an instant delight. These are so easy to make; we don’t blame you if they become a staple in your kitchen. Whip up a batch in no time and enjoy the convenience of these delightful treats.
Beat the heat with a scoop of this Keto Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Creamy, nutty, and perfectly keto, it’s the ultimate frozen treat to keep you cool while sticking to your low-carb goals. Add keto hot chocolate sauce to this ice cream for an even more indulgent concoction. Enjoy a scoop of guilt-free indulgence that cools you down on a hot day.
53. Keto Bark
Experience the irresistible crunch of this Keto Bark. This low-carb, high-flavor delight combines premium chocolate with your choice of keto-friendly mix-ins. It’s a sweet and satisfying way to stay on track with your dietary goals, providing a crunchy and delightful texture with every bite.
54. Keto Crunch Bars
Crunch your way to keto delight with these Keto Crunch Bars. Packed with nuts, seeds, and a hint of sweetness, these bars are the ideal on-the-go snack or a quick pick-me-up when you need energy. Some people even enjoy them as a breakfast bar for busy mornings. Satisfy your hunger and keep your energy levels up with these convenient and delicious bars.
Get a taste of the tropics with these Keto Coconut Clusters. These little gems are a perfect blend of coconut and chocolate, ensuring you experience the sweetness of the islands while staying true to your low-carb commitment. Transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise with every bite.
Savor the rich, nutty allure of these Keto Brown Butter Pralines. These luscious bites are keto-friendly and capture the essence of traditional pralines with a low-carb twist. A taste of Southern charm without the carbs, these pralines offer a delectable Southern treat that fits your keto lifestyle. It’s like a sweet journey to the heart of the South in every mouthwatering bite.*
Celebrate special moments with this Keto Chocolate Cake. Moist and chocolatey, it’s a slice of celebration without the sugar rush. Topped with airy whipped cream icing, it’s an elegant treat that’s entirely keto. Make your celebrations more special with this keto-friendly chocolate cake.
Zest up your keto journey with these Lemon Cheesecake Keto Fat Bombs. These little delights are a burst of citrusy flavor and creamy cheesecake goodness, all in a bite-sized, keto-friendly package. A perfect way to keep your energy levels up while satisfying your cravings. These fat bombs add a refreshing twist to your keto snack routine.
If you’re searching for healthy keto desserts, this is the best. Get cozy with this Berry Cobbler that’s as low in carbs as it is in effort. A warm, comforting blend of berries, cinnamon, and a crumbly topping that’s keto-approved. It’s the perfect dessert for those seeking a taste of nostalgia without compromising on their keto goals. Enjoy the comforting flavors of a warm berry cobbler while staying true to your low-carb commitment.
60. Keto Fruit Cake
Ring in the festivities with this Keto Fruit Cake, a spin on the classic that’s low in carbs but high in flavor. Packed with dried fruits and nuts, it’s a delightful way to enjoy the holidays while staying true to your keto lifestyle. Even if you don’t add any of the zero-calorie sweeteners, this is a pretty sweet cake on its own. Celebrate the holiday season with a keto-friendly fruit cake that embodies the spirit of the holidays without the carb overload.
So there you have it. It turns out you can indulge your sweet cravings while you’re on keto. Make sure to stay away from artificial sweeteners and grains, and keep the carb count low.
Monk fruit extract and erythritol are your best friends when making keto desserts, and be careful when adding fruit.
Follow the recipes above strictly, or adjust them to meet your preferences. There’s a dessert on the list whether you’re looking for a quick sweet snack or something fancy to serve guests at a dinner party. You absolutely do not need sugar to make a dessert!