14 Guilt-Free Keto-Friendly Dessert Recipes

By on October 19, 2018

Think you can’t have dessert on a low carb or keto diet?

Or are you struggling to find keto-friendly dessert recipes that actually taste like what you’re craving?

Today’s 14 keto-friendly dessert recipes prove you can enjoy (practically) guilt-free and delicious treats without sacrificing or forgoing ketosis. If you like the look of these, you can find the full recipes here. 

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These recipes are easy to make, contain healthy superfoods you may not even notice, and use ingredients you probably already have in your stocked keto pantry.

Before we get to the keto brownies and cakes (they exist!), let’s start with one of the most popular dessert cravings: ice cream.

3 Homemade Keto Ice Creams (+ 1 Popsicle Recipe)

Whether it’s the middle of summer or the end of a long day, nothing satisfies a sweets craving quite like a frozen dessert.

Unfortunately, store-bought options — even sugar-free varieties — are full of carbs, chemicals, and artificial ingredients.

So why not make your own?

It’s easy to do, more affordable, and doesn’t require any fancy equipment to get right.

Plus, making your own means you can also keep the calories, sugar, and ingredients under control to create healthier alternatives.

And that’s exactly what you’ll find in these four recipes:

#1: No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

With just three ingredients and a mason jar, you’ll have fresh vanilla ice cream that’s keto-friendly since it only clocks in at 4.2 net carbs per serving.

#2: Chocolate Mint Keto Ice Cream

And if vanilla is too bland for your palate, try this chocolate mint ice cream instead. 

You’ll need just three more ingredients, but you’ll also save 2.2g of net carbs per serving by opting for this mint version too.

#3: Superfood Nice Cream


Thanks to a secret, tasteless ingredient (hint: it’s frozen cauliflower), this chocolate nice cream gives you an added boost of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory perks.

That means it’s practically guilt-free, just like this next dessert.

#4: Microgreen Popsicles

If you’re taking a break from dairy, or you just prefer popsicles over ice cream, these minty microgreen popsicles have your name on them.

You’ll also score a healthy dose of greens and mint, which may be able to help relax your muscles, promote digestion, and relieve inflammation.

We can’t talk about ice cream without including recipes for its favorite partner in crime: the warm, fudgy brownie.

2 Brownie Recipes Putting Traditional Options to Shame

Many store-bought brownies, whether pre-made from the bakery or those you need to make from a box, are loaded with carbs, sugar, and chemical additives.

You don’t have to settle for these unhealthy options when you make your own keto versions at home. Just use these two decadent recipes:

#1: Gooey Almond Flour Brownies

For just 112 calories and 2g of net carbs per serving, you’ll fall in love with these fudgy style brownies without cheating on your diet.

#2: Peppermint Crunch Brownies

Take your brownies to the next level of flavor with this peppermint crunch recipe. And if you need a keto-friendly dessert for your office holiday party, these won’t disappoint.

Speaking of celebrations, nothing says special occasion quite like cake. Yes, even those can be ketofied. 

6 Cake Recipes (Including 1 Cheesecake) Perfect for Any Occasion

Even though you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy cake, these keto recipes will start a party in your mouth.

And keto mug cakes are the perfect size for solo weeknight cravings:

#1: 2-Minute Mug Cake

Have less than five minutes and want something sweet? Try this 2-minute chocolate mug cake and find your slice of serenity. 

#2: Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

With this quick mug cake recipe, you can enjoy pumpkin spice yumminess any time of the year.

#3: Collagen Mug Cake

Delicious cake with a dose of collagen protein? Yes please! 

Now if you’re making dessert for a larger crowd, these next recipes are great for both keto and non-keto dieters alike:

#4: Vanilla Pound Cake

When you want a light, airy pound cake packed with flavor — not carbs — this vanilla pound cake recipe delivers on all fronts. 

#5: Keto Birthday Cake Recipe

Store-bought cakes may leave you with a stomach ache thanks to their heavy influx of sugar and carbs.

This keto chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream gives you the same flavors and textures of commercial cakes without the sugar high (and subsequent crash).

#6: Low Carb Keto Cheesecake

And if you want to impress your guests or date, whip up this low carb cheesecake recipe and everyone will be wondering how you made it taste so good while staying keto-friendly.


These last two dessert recipes are the hands-down easiest on the list.

2 Foolproof Recipes Anyone Can Make

Our final two recipes are so easy you can have your kids or recipe-challenged friends take the reigns.

Simply mix all the ingredients together and pour. Once they set in the refrigerator for a few hours, they’ll be ready to go.

It’s that simple.

#1: Chocolate Keto Chia Pudding

Thanks to the fiber-rich chia seeds, this pudding recipe will help you feel full, improve your digestion, and give you a nice dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

#2: Keto Chocolate Mousse

This mousse seems like a normal, decadent dessert on the outside.

But take a peek at the recipe and you’ll find superfoods like blueberries, avocado, and cauliflower as well as exogenous ketones and collagen peptides to help support ketosis and promote your overall well being.

Who could say no to all of that?

Wrap Up

Not only can you have your keto cake and eat it too, you can do so while sneaking in healthy fruits and veggies and cutting out unnecessary sugars and carbs.

As you saw in the keto recipes we discussed today, you don’t have to forgo desserts just to stay in ketosis.

So bookmark this page and you’ll always have a stack of healthy, low-carb desserts on hand for when your sweet cravings strike!

Sarah is the Content Director at Perfect Keto, with a mission to help as many people as possible achieve optimal health and well-being.

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14 Guilt-Free Keto-Friendly Dessert Recipes