When you embark on the Keto diet, you are required to reduce your carbohydrate intake to less than fifty grams a day.
After a short while, this forces the body to go into ketosis, and the body no longer relies on blood sugar for energy but starts to use the body’s built up store of fat instead.
This is why it is a useful way to lose body fat without losing muscle mass (1).
It is also an easy diet to follow as there is no need to count calories or to weigh food as long as you understand the process and the foods that you may and may not eat.
You Can Eat Desserts on a Keto Diet
The problem with diets is that we seldom get to satisfy our sweet truth. Not so with the Keto diet.
There are many delicious desserts that you can make that will not kick you out of ketosis.
You need to know what ingredients to use to ensure that your carb intake is within acceptable limits and you can include good fats like coconut and eggs.
Bake cakes and brownies using nine parts of almond flour with one part of coconut flour.
Alternatively, you can use oat fiber.
They all lack gluten which holds cakes and biscuits together so all of the cakes baked with these products must contain eggs.
Grab a bar of your favorite dark chocolate.
85% cocoa is best.
Peanut butter also makes a great addition to a Ketogenic dessert.
Creamy cheeses add plenty of the fat that is so important in this diet, so whip up a mouse using cocoa, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream.
Sweeten it with stevia and top it with a hand full pecan nuts and you can quickly satisfy your sweet tooth with a Keto dessert fat bomb that drives your diet.
Toss some blueberries into a tub of mascarpone cheese for a quick dessert on the run.
When you embark on a Ketogenic diet, you are indeed faced with many restrictions when it comes to dessert.
Desserts by their very nature are sweet, but you can't use sugar, honey or syrup.
You can, however, use stevia.
Baking cakes and biscuits may appear to be impossible, but there are alternatives to flour.
Nuts and seeds make a delicious option as does desiccated coconut.
Fruit such as strawberries, gooseberries, and blackberries can go into a delightful smoothie mixed with full cream.
Polyols or sugar alcohols are some of the best sweeteners available.
They are made by fermenting starches into a carbohydrate with low digestibility.
One of these, stevia, is a popular sugar replacement in many Keto diets as it is of natural origin coming as it does from the monkey fruit.
The best polyol to use in baking is erythritol.
It has a small carb count and is easily digestible. Allulose is new on the market and is very similar to sugar.
Xylitol is higher in carbohydrates, but it is excellent in cookies as it makes them crisp on the edges and sticky inside.
Keto Dessert Recipes
We've chosen three very different desserts for you but there are hundreds of Keto dessert recipes out there, so there is dessert to match every pallet.
#1. Vanilla Ice Cream With Strawberry Rhubarb
Most of us love ice cream.
What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with delicious creamy ice cream?
Rhubarb and strawberries are excellent Keto fruits that have lovely distinctive flavors that complement each other very well.
If you don't like rhubarb, you can replace it with more strawberries but since rhubarb is lower in carbohydrates proceed with caution.
#2. Keto Desserts Xantham Gum - Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream
Ice Cream ingredients:
To Make the Sauce
To Make the Ice Cream
#3. Keto Desserts Chocolate - Delicious Chocolate Brownies
Everybody loves chocolate, and it contains more antioxidants (2) than almost anything else, so it is good for your health it also boosts your mood.
How to Make the Brownies
#4. Keto Desserts Under Five Carbs - Oven Baked Nutty Brie or Camembert
This dessert is a delicious after dinner snack that can also share with your guests.
This dessert is more of savory snack but it is delicious, and it contains just one gram of carbohydrate.
It is the ideal dessert for the cheese-loving keto dieter.
How to Prepare the Cheese
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Well Planned Keto Desserts Complement Your Diet
A Ketogenic diet is very flexible.
While on it you to eat almost any of the food types to which you had grown accustomed.
Just understand the rules and replace the carbs with the myriad of handy replacements, and you can enjoy your dessert at the end of a meal.
Before long your friends and family will be making lifestyle changes too.