Thanks to Keto’s rise in popularity, there are people adopting the low carb and high-fat diet in over 40 countries around the world. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that it will be easy to find keto friendly foods when traveling.
It will be even harder to find keto desserts. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without!
The great thing about the keto diet is that your dessert can also double as a delicious snack during the day. So you can stay healthy and fit while traveling.
So whether you’re looking for a travel snack or dessert for your next backyard cookout, try one of these keto desserts.
The Keto Diet Goal
Before we get into the desserts, let’s review what the keto diet is. The goal is to reduce your carbohydrate intake to 5% or less of your daily caloric intake.
You want to replace your carbs with mostly fat. So you should be getting about 75% of your daily calories from fats. That leaves about 20% of daily intake for protein.
Pistachio Fat Bombs
You know these are going to be perfect when they have “fat” right in the name. You make these as a dessert or a sweet snack during the day.
You need just five ingredients, mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract, erythritol sweetener, and pistachios. Mix everything but the pistachios together and roll into balls.
Roll the balls in the pistachios and throw in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Now you’ve got a great snack that will stay fresh for up to a week in the fridge or 3 months in your freezer.
These could be a dessert or a delicious way to start the day. The best part is they only take 30 minutes to make.
You’ll start with the dough, which needs ingredients like mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, coconut flour, and eggs. Then you’ll need to make the cinnamon sugar mixture to roll up in it. That’s butter, stevia, and cinnamon.
Finally, you’ll make a cream cheese vanilla frosting for the top. That is heavy cream, cream cheese, Swerve, and vanilla extract.
You can get the full recipe when you visit this helpful site.
Lingots Au Chocolat
Need to make a dessert that will impress and everyone will love? How about chocolate, a LOT of chocolate?
First is the base which is like a brownie. You’ll need chocolate, heavy cream, almond flour, and cocoa powder. Plus some vanilla extract, salt, and eggs.
You’ll bake the base and then chill it in the fridge. This will get placed on top of the chocolate mixture you’ll make that is the bulk of the lingot.
The top portion of the cake has heavy cream butter, chocolate, and vanilla extract. If you want to get really crazy you can add some rum or red wine.
You’ll pour this mixture into your loaf pan and then stick in the fridge. Check on it periodically and when it starts to firm you’ll settle the brownie base you made into it on top.
Once the whole thing has had a chance to fully set, you’re ready for eating! Flip your loaf pan over onto your serving dish and voila! A chocolate loaf that keto and non-keto dieters will love.
Strawberry Jello Salad
If you aren’t a fan of regular jello salad we don’t blame you. It’s full of both sugar and carbs. But this keto alternative is different and will have you falling in love.
You’ll need heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, mascarpone cheese, cottage cheese, shredded coconut, and sugar-free strawberry jello.
To make this dessert it is as simple as mixing the ingredients together, put into a mold, and place in the fridge. In a few hour’s time, you’ll have the perfect summer picnic dessert that will charm even the most hardcore jello hater.
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
If you love chocolate and peanut butter together then these are a must for you! They use both peanut butter and almond butter to give you that rich nutty flavor.
Plus you’ll need some cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and coconut. You’ll mix everything together, spoon your cookies onto a silicone baking sheet, and pop in the fridge.
Keto Thin Mints
How about some Girl Scout cookies without the guilt? These low carb, gluten-free cookies will be a hit with your family.
The base for the cookie is almond flour. Then you need cocoa powder, baking powder, an egg, butter, and vanilla extract.
You’ll mix these ingredients together and then roll the dough out. Keep rolling until you get the dough to the desired thickness for your cookies.
Now use a cookie cutter to cut out your circles. A 2-inch diameter will work well for this part of the project. Once baked, let them thoroughly cool as they will get crispier as they cool.
Then comes to dipping. You’ll need to mix coconut oil, dark chocolate, and peppermint extract together.
Dip the cookies in the chocolate to fully coat them. Place them on waxed paper to let the chocolate coating cool and set.
Keto Desserts Are Delicious
The trick to being successful with any diet you try is to not feel like you are being denied. You should satisfy your cravings so that you don’t suppress them until you give in and binge.
By creating these delicious keto desserts you can satisfy that sweet tooth craving without breaking your diet. The best part is you can share them with people who are not on the keto diet and they will enjoy them too.
The best part of about most of these desserts is that you can take them with you! So if you are planning on traveling you can bring snacks and not be tempted to fall off the keto wagon.
Need more travel snack ideas? How about bringing the bacon with you?