18 Low-Carb Desserts You’ll Love

Low-carb desserts - Dr. Axe

There are benefits and risks to following a low-carb diet which is why you probably don’t want to follow one all the time. However, when you do, those low-carb meals aren’t complete without low-carb desserts to top them off.

That’s right, low-carb desserts do exist, and they’re just as delicious as their carb-heavy counterparts. So if you’re going low-carb, that’s no need to give up the best meal of the day — dessert! These yummy treats are all on the healthier side, and while they’re low in carbohydrates, they’re high in flavor.

Ready to find your new favorite healthy dessert? You don’t have to be on the Atkins diet to justify trying out one of these low-carb dessert recipes tonight!

18 Low-Carb Desserts You’ll Love

Banana Split Cake
Photo: Low Carb Yum

1. Banana Split Cake

Even tastier than a banana split, this no-bake cake is perfect for feeding a crowd. It’s totally up to you which low-carb sweetener you use for this recipe, but I recommend skipping the erythritol. The crust is made with almond flour instead of graham crackers, while fresh bananas and strawberries top it all off. I love adding a sprinkling of nuts for some healthy fats, too!

2. Blueberry Scones

The perfect snack to accompany a cup of tea, these blueberry scones are made from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Coconut and almond flours make them hearty, while fresh blueberries and stevia add a hint of sweetness, making them a well-rounded low-carb dessert option.

3. Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

No dairy, no gluten, low-carb: This skillet cookie tastes delicious with just a few ingredients. Browning the butter adds so much flavor to this giant low-carb chocolate chip cookie that you might want to take this step in all your baked goods! Once you bake low-carb cookies, you may never go back to the full-carb versions.

Chocolate Lasagna
Photo: Low Carb Maven

4. Chocolate Lasagna

While “authentic” chocolate lasagna recipes use ingredients like Oreo cookies and Cool Whip, this low-carb dessert recipe replaces all that processed junk with wholesome variations, like almond flour and shredded coconut. Just imagine a decadent chocolate pudding layer followed by a sweetened cream cheese layer all topped off with homemade whipped cream — now, this is a lasagna done right!

5. Death by Chocolate Cheesecake

This recipe is pretty unforgettable not just for its intense name, but also for its incredible flavor! With a chocolate crust, chocolate filling and whipped cream topping, this low-carb, sugar-free cheesecake is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Five-Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Photo: Just a Taste

6. Five-Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Why pay exorbitant prices for frozen yogurt when you can make your own? In five minutes and with just four ingredients, you’ll have your own healthy low-carb dessert that can be stored for up to a month!

7. Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Five ingredients, eight minutes, no flour — it’s just impossible that you won’t love these chocolate chip cookies. If you’re not a fan of almond butter, sub in your favorite nut butter of choice instead. I’d suggest just making an extra batch right now because they’re that good!

8. Flourless Chocolate Cookies

When you really want to get your chocolate on, these chocolate cookies will do the trick. Cocoa powder gives them that velvety taste while the optional chocolate chips add even more chocolatey taste. I recommend using arrowroot powder rather than cornstarch or xanthan gum here.

9. Gooey Skillet Brownie

This sugar-free, low-carb dessert for two is so easy to make and perfect for sharing on date night. After mixing the ingredients in a bowl, this brownie bakes right in the skillet. One pan, two spoons coming right up!

10. Healthy Chocolate Fudge Truffles

At just 50 calories a piece and full of good-for-you ingredients like avocado, yogurt and protein powder, these low-carb truffles are a protein-rich dessert bites that are especially delicious after the gym … or lunch … or anytime, really.

11. Lemon Almond Shortbread Cookies

Can you believe these cookies have just four ingredients?! They’re an excellent choice for an easy, low-carb dessert, particularly during springtime. You can even use this cookie recipe as a pie crust or tart base — yum!

Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Photo: Simply, TaraLynn

12. Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Made with only wholesome ingredients like coconut oil, almond flour and and lemon extract, these cheesecake bars are sure to be a hit. Because they do use a lot of cream cheese, save these for an extra-special occasion.

13. Lemon Poppyseed Protein Cookies

Gluten-free, high-protein and low-carb, these lemon poppyseed cookies have it all. If you love them as much as I do, you can even eat them as a low-carb breakfast — yes, that’s how healthy they are!

14. Salted Caramel Custard

Tired of boring vanilla pudding for dessert? This recipe gives you a much more interesting and low-carb option to try. Plus, if you want to get more eggs into your diet, this custard is a tasty way to do it. It’s super easy to make and finished with a three-ingredient caramel sauce that you might start drizzling on everything.

15. Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls

These no-bake dough balls will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. They’re vegan, grain-free, low-carb and taste like snickerdoodles. How could you go wrong? The almond butter adds a good dose of protein, while coconut milk and coconut flour add healthy benefits. This is a dessert you can feel good about serving the kids, too.

Strawberry Lime Mojito Cheesecake

16. Strawberry Lime Mojito Cheesecake

Who needs an alcoholic mojito when you can eat this low-carb dessert instead? This is one of my favorite cheesecakes, and while the ingredients list looks long, it’s completely worth it.

17. Sugar-Free Low-Carb Coffee Ricotta Mousse

When coffee, whipped cream and ricotta cheese meet, they make this amazing low-carb mousse. The ricotta keeps this light and fluffy, while the coffee gives you a caffeine boost. How’s that for getting your java fix?

18. Walnut Keto Fudge

If you’re following a ketogenic diet, this fudge is for you! Like all good keto recipes, this one is high in energizing fat with barely any negligible carbs. This fudge takes only 10 minutes to prepare and requires just five ingredients. The crunchy walnuts and smooth chocolate layer make a terrific pair for a low-carb dessert that’s also gluten-free!

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