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Keto Dessert Recipes | Mark’s Daily Apple

Keto Dessert Recipes | Mark’s Daily Apple

Young brunette woman sitting in a bright living savoring a bite of cheesecake.Ideally, your keto diet comprises mostly animal proteins, low-carb vegetables, and healthy fats—but sometimes you have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying. Or maybe you’re going to a birthday party, graduation picnic, or other celebration, and you want to bring a treat that won’t derail your low-carb way of eating. That’s where these keto desserts come in. 

Typical desserts made with flour and sugar are off the menu for keto dieters due to their usually sky-high carbohydrate content. These 15 keto dessert recipes are made with keto-friendly ingredients—nut flours, coconut products, and low-carb, keto-approved sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia—that keep them low-carb and also Primal-approved. (Allulose and sugar alcohols are other acceptable sweeteners that you can sub into these recipes.)   

Enjoy!

15 Keto Dessert Recipes

Chocolate-y Keto Treats

1. Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

Our take on the classic, so good they’ll have you asking, “Chips a-who?”

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on a cooling rack

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2. Fudgy Keto Zucchini Brownies

The zucchini adds moisture and structure to these brownies. Looking for a way to get more veggies into your kids? Look no further. 

Hand holding 3 keto brownies.

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3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Indulge in the perfect combo of chocolate and peanut butter. 

Three chocolate squares topped with dripping chocolate in a stack.

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Keto Cake, Pie, and Baked Desserts

4. Keto Strawberry Cream Pie

This pie is best made with fresh summer strawberries. It tastes like sunshine in your mouth.

Strawberry pie topped with fresh strawberry halves.

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5. Keto Angel Food Cake

Sometimes keto-friendly baked goods are dense and heavy, but this angel food cake is the light, airy treat you expect—without all the sugar and grains.

Piece of angel food cake topped with a fresh strawberry, with the remaining cake on a cake stand in the background.

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6. No-Bake Keto Coconut Cheesecake

Need a dessert that everyone will go nuts for whether or not they’re keto? These no-bake cheesecake bites are it!

Crystal stand with four cheesecake bites and fresh blueberries and raspberries.

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7. Keto Sugar Cookies

Perfect for the holidays or any time of the year.

Plate with frosted sugar cookies shaped like pine trees and ghosts.

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8. Keto Donuts

These require the purchase of a silicon donut pan, but once you own it, you can try all sorts of variations on this recipe: chocolate, glazed, blueberry, cinnamon—yum!

Donuts on crystal platter dusted with shredded coconut, red and white checked tablecloth.

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Frozen Keto Treats

9. Keto Salted Caramel Ice Cream

This creamy treat starts with a low-carb custard base that becomes the best keto ice cream you’ve ever had.

Close-up shot of scooping caramel ice cream.

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10. Keto Coffee Frozen Pops

Now your morning coffee is a cool anytime refreshment.

Five frozen keto coffee pops on a black background.

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11. Keto Ice Cream Bon Bons
The only thing more fun than ice cream? Ice cream you eat with your fingers, of course.

Keto ice cream bonbons in a bowl with a hand reaching in to grab one.

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12. Collagen Fuel Fudge Pops

When you’re feeling nostalgic for the endless summer nights of childhood, reach for one of these fudge pops.

Two fudge pops with yellow popsicle sticks next to squares of dark chocolate and chocolate collagen powder.

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13. Primal Keto Ice Cream

Top this low-carb ice cream with a shot of espresso for a keto-friendly affogato that’s pure bliss. 

Vanilla ice cream in an ice cream maker with a blue spatula.

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And Now for Something a Little Different…

14. Chocolate Bacon

Keto folks love bacon, and we love dark chocolate, so why not put them together? Try it once, you’ll be hooked.

Bacon strips dipped in chocolate on a blue and white tray.

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15. Dairy-free Dalgona Whipped Coffee

If you like ending a meal with a nice cup of coffee, try switching it up for this whipped coffee instead. It’s lightly sweet and delectably foamy—happiness in a mug.

Whipped coffee in a glass mug with a whisk and a packet of Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides.

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About the Author

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Lindsay Taylor, Ph.D., is a senior writer and community manager for Primal Nutrition, a certified Primal Health Coach, and the co-author of three keto cookbooks.

As a writer for Mark’s Daily Apple and the leader of the thriving Keto Reset and Primal Endurance communities, Lindsay’s job is to help people learn the whats, whys, and hows of leading a health-focused life. Before joining the Primal team, she earned her master’s and Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also worked as a researcher and instructor.

Lindsay lives in Northern California with her husband and two sports-obsessed sons. In her free time, she enjoys ultra running, triathlon, camping, and game nights. Follow along on Instagram @theusefuldish as Lindsay attempts to juggle work, family, and endurance training, all while maintaining a healthy balance and, most of all, having fun in life.

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