Top 10 Keto Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

Kids having fun baking the best keto dessert recipes for the holidays.

It’s crazy to think that the holiday season is just around the corner of this hectic, upside-down year. And since they’ll be here before we know it, I thought I would have a little fun for all my keto fans out there (and maybe folks who will be converted after hearing about these delicious holiday recipes). 

The holiday season is a two-edged sword when it comes to our diets and nutrition — this is especially true if you’re following a rigid diet such as the keto diet. 

On the one hand, we get to stuff our faces with delicious foods we don’t normally eat. But on the other hand, we can regret this decision because of the impact it has on our health — or perhaps worse, we miss out on all the delicious and stick to our diet like we would any other day. (Serious props to all the people who don’t “cheat” on their diets during the holidays!) 

But what if we could have our cake and eat it too? 

That’s why I wanted to give you some options for having your (keto-friendly) cake and eating it too. In this article, we’ll look at 1o of the most delicious, keto-friendly dessert recipes so you can participate in stuffing your face without sabotaging your diet and health goals. 

Quick note: Most of these recipes are recipes that I’ve found (and used) from other sites on the web. In order to give credit where credit is due, I will not post the instructions for these recipes. Instead, I will provide a link back to the website so you can read the instructions from the source. 

My goal here is to help you find something that catches your eye — hopefully with ingredients you already have in your cabinet. Then, you can refer to the original source to try it yourself 🙂 

1. Ultimate Keto Crème Brûlée

An image of the ultimate Keto Crème Brûlée — a delicious keto dessert recipe for the holidays

I’m a huge sucker for Crème Brûlée and this one is my all-time favorite one — especially because it has 3.7 net carbs. 

Time: 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Total time: 2 hrs 50 minutes

Ingredients: 

2 cups heavy cream 

6 tbsp erythritol

1 pinch salt

1 whole vanilla bean

3 tbsp powdered erythritol for the topping 

Instructions: 

For the full instructions on how to make the Ultimate Keto Crème Brûlée, you can find the directions here

2. Keto Cheesecake Shooters 

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Cheesecake is already one of keto lovers’ favorite desserts because cream cheese is low-carb. This puts a twist on the classic dessert — removing the crust to make it even more keto-friendly than most cheesecakes. These are only 2 net carbs per serving! 

Time: 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

16 oz Cream Cheese

3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk

8 drops Stevia Glycerite

2 tsp. Vanilla

1 tsp. Lemon Juice

Sugar Free Caramel Sauce

Blueberries or Strawberries, optional

Instructions: 

For the full instructions on how to make Keto Cheesecake Shooters, you can find the directions here

3. Keto Gingerbread Cake Roll

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Nothing screams the holiday season quite like gingerbread. With this recipe, you can enjoy this age-old favorite guilt-free. Each serving only contains 2.52 grams of net carbs! 

Time: 

Prep time: 45 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Chill time: 1 hour

Total time: 57 minutes 

Ingredients: 

Cake:

1 cup almond flour

1/4 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp grassfed gelatin

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cloves

4 large eggs room temperature, separated

1/4 cup granulated Swerve Sweetener divided

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt divided

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Vanilla Cream Filling:

2 ounces cream cheese softened

1 1/2 cups whipping cream divided

1/4 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions: 

For the full instructions on how to make the Keto Gingerbread Cake Roll, you can find the directions here

4. Keto Pumpkin Pie

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Finally — a way to enjoy pumpkin-flavored everything this holiday season. Pumpkin pie is one of my family’s favorite types of pie. And this one is so good they don’t even notice it’s low-carb 😉 A slice of this pumpkin pie only has 4 net carbs. 

Time: 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Ingredients: 

1 almond flour pie crust

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 15-oz can pumpkin puree

2 large eggs

2/3 cup powdered erythritol.

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or Gingerbread spice

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions: 

For the full instructions on how to make Keto Pumpkin Pie, you can find the directions here

5. Keto Christmas Cookies 

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Did you hear the news? Santa is on a diet this year and prefers keto-friendly Christmas cookies 🙂 Not only will Santa love these cookies, but your kids will too! And each cookie is only 1 net carb. 

Time: 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 18 minutes

Additional time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour 23 minutes

Ingredients: 

8 tablespoons grass-fed butter, soft

2 eggs

8 drops liquid stevia

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups almond flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup low carb sweetener  

pinch of Pink Himalayan sea salt

(optional for frosting – see instructions) powdered low carb sweetener

(optional for frosting – see instructions) almond milk

Instructions: 

For the full instructions on how to make Keto Christmas Cookies, you can find the directions here

6. Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies  

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Maybe you’re not a big fan of Christmas cookies — that’s okay. These delicious keto-friendly chocolate chip cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth (and Santa’s too). These cookies only have 4 grams of net carbs. 

Time: 

Prep time: 9 minutes

Cook time: 11 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: 

1 large egg room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/3 cup coconut oil melted and cooled

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

2/3 cup golden monk fruit sweetener 

1 cup super fine blanched almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 oz unsweetened dark chocolate coarsely chopped

Coarse sea salt for sprinkling (optional)

Instructions: 

For the full instructions on how to make Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies, you can find the directions here

7. Keto Brownies   

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Who doesn’t love a fudgy, chocolatey, and chewy brownie? (Especially one that’s keto-friendly!) These brownies make a great holiday dessert — or dessert for any other occasion. And they only contain 3 net grams of carbs. Woot! 

Time: 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 22 minutes

Total time: 32 minutes

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup chopped no sugar added or paleo dark chocolate, divided 

1/4 cup unsalted creamy almond butter OR your favorite nut / seed butter

1/3 cup coconut oil

2 tablespoons unsalted grass-fed butter

2/3 cup golden monk fruit sweetener

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for topping if desired

2 large eggs, room temperature & lightly beaten

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup sifted cacao powder OR unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup sifted superfine blanched almond flour

Instructions: 

For the full instructions on how to make Keto Brownies, you can find the directions here

8. Keto Trifle

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The Ketogenic Trifle is perfect for all my fruit lovers out there. This luxurious dessert will be the envy of the dessert table. (And people won’t even realize it’s low carb!) This keto-friendly trifle only has 4 net grams of carbs. 

Time: 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Chill time: 8 hours 

Total time: 9 hours

Ingredients: 

Sponge cake: 

1 Cup Ricotta (250g)

1/3 Cup Nativa (Or Erythritol)

3 Eggs

7 Tbsp Butter (melted)

3/4 Cup Almond Flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp Salt

Trifle: 

4 packets sugar-free port wine jelly crystals

2 ½ Cups Boiling Water

2 Tbps Brandy

2 cups Heavy Cream

1 cup fresh raspberries

1 cup fresh strawberries

300 ml thickened cream

Instructions: 

For the full instructions on how to make Keto Trifle, you can find the directions here

9. Low-Carb Peppermint Mocha Poke Cake 

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The literal version of having your cake and eating it too! This delicious poke cake will be a favorite for all the peppermint and mocha fans. And, it clocks in at only 5.38 grams of net carb per piece. 

Time: 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Chill time: 2 hours 

Total time: 3 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients: 

Mocha cake: 

2 cups almond flour

⅔ cup cocoa powder

⅓ cup coconut flour

⅓ cup unflavored whey protein powder

2 tbsp instant coffee granules

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ cup butter softened

2/3 cup granulated Swerve Sweetener

4 large eggs room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp liquid stevia extract

1 cup cold coffee

Chocolate Mint Pudding: 

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup Swerve Sweetener

2 egg yolks

1/8 tsp xanthan gum

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped

1 1/2 tbsp butter in 3 pieces

1 tsp peppermint extract

Whipped Cream Topping: 

1 cup whipping cream

2 tbsp powdered Swerve Sweetener

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions: 

For the full instructions on how to make this Low-Carb Peppermint Mocha Poke Cake, you can find the directions here

10. Keto Chocolate Mousse/ Fruit Dip 

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This one is my personal creation! So unlike the other recipes, this one will have full instructions included. I don’t know the exact net carb count for this one. But trust me , it’s low in carbs — as long as you don’t eat the entire thing 😉 

Time:

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Chill time: 1 hour 

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes 

Ingredients: 

1 9 oz bag of Lily’s Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

1 cup whipping cream – I like Horizon Organic best

6 packets Monkfruit In The Raw

Instructions: 

1. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler.

2. Beat whipping cream.

3. Fold the melted chocolate into the whipped cream and blend. Add sweetener and whisk together. Enjoy as is or chill to make it cold.

4. Put in one large bowl for fruit dipping or into individual bowls for mousse. Enjoy!

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