Top 19 Keto Summer Desserts for 2020

By:Mary Jones June 27, 2020

Top 20 Summer Keto Desserts


Summer is here, so how about celebrating it with a good batch of keto summer desserts?


Sure, you won’t find the typical ingredients you’d expect to see in a sweet summer dish, but hey—the benefits of ketosis are still worth staying away from the carbs.


So, how do you pamper your sweet tooth without wrecking that hard-earned ketosis?


Try our favorite recipes!


1. Mason Jar Keto Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream

It’s hard to say why exactly, but anything in a mason jar already has a summer vibe to it. Now, ice cream? Low-carb high-fat ice cream? Talk about the perfect keto summer dessert!


Check out our detailed recipe for this delicious thing here!

Mason Jar Keto Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream


2. Lemon Pound Cake

Most fruits and berries are a total no-go on keto—or at least they should be enjoyed with a LOT of caution. Well, here’s something for a change: our favorite low-carb lemon cake recipe!


With just 7 carbs per serving, this keto summer dessert will be just perfect for all lemon lovers out there. 


Check our guide on how to make it here!

Lemon Pound Cake


3. Frozen Whips

Want something more creative than ice cream but still cold enough to help you get through the hot summer days? Frozen whips are definitely something to try, and you can prepare them in virtually any flavor imaginable using an extract of your choice. For this example, let’s say you want some frozen chocolate whips!


Ingredients:

- Heavy whipping cream - 1 cup

- Cocoa powder - 3-4 tablespoons (depending on how intense you want the chocolate flavor to be)

- Keto-friendly sweetener of your choice - depends on the sweetener, so go for taste here

- Vanilla extract - 1/2 teaspoon

- Salt - 1 pinch


Directions:

1. Put all ingredients in a large bowl and beat them well until the cream has firm peaks.


2. Fill a piping bag with the chocolate whipped cream.


3. Take a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and swirl as many cream mounds as you can fit on the paper. Try forming them as soft-serve ice cream for a beautiful look.


4. Put the baking sheet into the freezer for at least one hour.


5. Enjoy! Or transfer to a plastic container for later. Each whip will pack around 8 g of fat and under 2 g of net carbs.


6. If you want some other flavor, just switch the cocoa powder for a natural extract of your choice.


4. Keto-friendly Chia Pudding

Chia isn’t just an extremely healthy superfood, but also the perfect base for a low-carb keto-friendly dessert—or breakfast, for that matter. It’s also super quick and easy to make!


Ingredients:

- Coconut or almond milk - 1 cup, unsweetened

- Chia seeds - 2 tablespoons

- Vanilla extract - 1/2 teaspoon


Directions:

1. Put everything in a suitable bowl or jar. Mix well.


2. Optional: add a bit of any zero-carb sweetener.


3. Place the bowl with the mix in the fridge for 4-5 hours (better overnight).


4. Optional: serve with cream or berries.


5. Enjoy!


5. Strawberry Fat Bomb

The best summer keto desserts aren’t just low in carbs, but also packed with fats to fuel your ketosis. Here’s a simple summer dessert recipe that doubles as a fat bomb!


Ingredients:

- Heavy whipping cream - 1 cup

- Cream cheese - 8 ounces

- Strawberries - 4 berries

- Strawberry-flavored gelatin (sugar-free) - 30 ounces

- Boiling water - about 1/3 cup


Directions:

1. Chop your strawberries into medium-sized pieces.


2. Put the cream cheese in a bowl and beat until smooth.


3. Add the whipping cream to the cream cheese and beat until soft and fluffy.


4. Pour the gelatin into the cream and cheese mix, then add the chopped strawberries.


5. Distribute the mix into jars or cups and put in the fridge for at least one hour.


6. Enjoy cold!


6. Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffin

Blueberries aren’t exactly low-carb, packing over 21 g of carbohydrate in each cup. But we’ve found a delicious way to turn them into a fat-packed keto summer dessert with just 9 g of carbs per serving—and 21 g of fat. Perfect.


Check out the full instructions on how to bake these beauties here!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffin


7. No-churn Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

…and we’re back to ice cream, because is there any keto dessert that’s more suitable for the hot part of the year? Probably not. The good news is that this one is full of healthy fats from avocado!


Ingredients:

- Avocados - 2 fruits, peeled and pitted

- Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup

- Heavy cream - 3/4 cup

- Coconut milk - 3/4 cup (preferably from a can)

- Zero-carb sweetener - 1/2 cup (or to taste, sweetness varies from one sweetener to another)


Directions:

1. Put everything in a blender and blend on high power until smooth.


2. Check the taste, add more sweetener if needed.


3. Line a suitable food container with baking paper. Will the container with the chocolate mix.


4. Close the container and freezer for 4 to 6 hours.


5. If you leave it overnight, let your ice cream defrost for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.


6. Optional: garnish with cocoa nibs


8. Mint & Chocolate Fat Bomb

Expanding on the keto-fabulous fat bombs that double as summer desserts, here’s a fabulous recipe of mint & chocolate chip ice fat bombs!


Ingredients:

- Avocado - 1 medium fruit, peeled and pitted

- Mascarpone (or creamed coconut milk) - 1 cup, full-fat

- Zero-carb sweetener - 1/4 cup (or to taste, sweetness varies from one sweetener to another)

- Peppermint extract - 1teaspoon (or 1 tablespoon of fresh mint)

- Dark chocolate - 2 ounces, finely chopped


Directions:

1. Put all ingredients besides the chocolate in a food blender and pulse until smooth.


2. Throw in the chocolate and mix well.


3. Distribute the mixture throughout silicone muffin molds, candy molds, or cake pop molds.


4. Freeze until set, usually about 2 to 3 hours.


9. Peanut Butter Keto Cookies

This super quick keto dessert is something halfway between a cookie and a candy. Because who said that all keto summer desserts should be ice-cold, huh?


Ingredients:

- Peanut butter - 1.5 cups, unsweetened, melted

- Coconut flour - 1 cup

- Zero-carb sweetener to taste (a sugar substitute like 1/4 cup of Swerve probably works best)

- Salt - 1 pinch

- Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon

- Low-carb dark chocolate chips - 2 cups

- Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon


Directions:

1. Put the peanut butter, coconut flour, sweetener, vanilla extract, and salt in a suitable bowl. Mix well until smooth.


2. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Form the mixture into small balls, then flatten a bit for stability. Put them on the baking sheet.


3. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm.


4. Melt the chocolate and pour it into a medium bowl. Mix in the coconut oil.


5. Dip the peanut butter candies in the chocolate, then put them back on the baking sheet.


6. Freeze the cookies until the chocolate sets, usually about 10 to 20 minutes.


7. Store in the freezer. Serve cold. Enjoy!


10. Ultimate Keto Creme Brûlée

Most people think that making creme brûlée is hard. Good news: it’s super easy, and it makes a fabulous keto summer dessert to try!


Check out our favorite recipe here, with directions and everything!

Ultimate Keto Creme Brûlée


11. Keto-Friendly Chocolate & Nuts Spread

Longing for some form of Nutella that won’t mess up your ketosis this summer? Well, here’s one of our favorite options so far. You can use any kind of nuts for this recipe, but we recommend going for hazelnuts or cashew.


Ingredients:

- Nuts - 5 ounces (we recommend hazelnuts or cashew)

- Coconut oil - 1/4 cup

- Butter - 1 oz, unsalted

- Cocoa powder - 2 tablespoons

- Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon

- Zero-carb sweetener - 1 teaspoon (or to taste)


Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 F (180 C). Evenly spread the nuts on a baking sheet and roast until golden. On average, this takes 10 to 15 minutes but keep an eye on the process, since most nuts burn easily.


2. Let the nuts cool down.


3. Optional, if you’re using hazelnuts: put the nuts on a clean towel or cloth. Cover with another cloth (or with a fold of the first one), then rub the cloths to make part of the nut shells come off. The shells are edible, but not everyone likes them.


4. Put the roasted nuts, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and other ingredients in a blender. Blend until you reach your favorite consistency for a spread. For a smoother spread, blend longer!


5. Enjoy with keto-friendly bread or crackers!


12. Keto-friendly Berry Mousse

Need one more keto-friendly way to enjoy some berries this summer? Try this super easy recipe, with just 3 net carbs per serving!


Ingredients:

- Heavy whipping cream - 2 cups

- Fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries work best) - 3 ounces

- Pecans - 2 ounces

- Lemon zest - 1/2 fruit

- Vanilla extract - 1/4 teaspoon


Directions:

1. Whip the heavy cream until it starts forming soft peaks. Add the vanilla extract and the lemon zest, then whip a bit more to mix everything together.


2. Add the pecans and berries of your choice.


3. Put in a container with a lid, or just cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until a firm mousse forms.


4. Enjoy cold!


13. Keto Cookie Dough Bites

Extremely quick to make and with just 1.5 net carbs per bite, this dessert is almost guaranteed to become an instant favorite for any keto enthusiast out there.


Ingredients:

- Blanched almond flour - 1 1/4 cup

- Butter - 1/2 cup

- Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon

- Blackstrap molasses - 1/4 teaspoon

- Zero-carb sweetener like erythritol - 1/3 cup

- Sea salt - 1 pinch

- Sugar-free chocolate chips - 1/4 cup

- Optional: collagen peptides for more nutritional value and health benefits - 1/2 cup


Directions:

1. Mix the butter and the sweetener in a suitable bowl. Beat until fluffy. Mix in the molasses and vanilla.


2. In another bowl, mix the almond flower, collagen peptides, and salt. Transfer this dry mix into the bowl with the butter mix. Beat until crumbly.


3. Add more sweetener if needed.


4. Add chocolate chips. Put in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.


5. Form small bite-sized balls by hand. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until firm (usually for 1-2 hours).


14. Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

What’s better than PB chocolate bars? That’s right, only keto-friendly no-bake PB chocolate bars. Definitely one of our favorite keto summer desserts this year.


Ingredients:

- Bleached almond flour - 3/4 cup

- Butter - 2 ounces

- Zero-carb sugar substitute like Swerve - 1/4 cup

- Peanut butter - 1/2 cup

- Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon

- Sugar-free chocolate chips - 1/2 cup


Directions:

1. Mix everything besides the chocolate chips. Spread the mix in pan of your choice.


2. Melt the chocolate.


3. Spread the melted chocolate over the peanut butter mix.


4. Refrigerate until set, usually for at least 2 hours. For an even better flavor, let sit for about 4 hours!


15. Keto Pound Cake

An awesome dessert for any season, this cake is extremely easy and fast to make. And to make things even more interesting, you can always pair it with a low-carb icing or cream of your choice!


Check out the full ingredients and instructions in our recipes section.

https://oneearthhealth.com/blogs/keto-recipes/keto-pound-cake


16. Peanut Butter Chocolate Fat Bombs

The last fat bomb in this rundown, it’s still one of our favorites. Perfect for when you need a quick (and keto-friendly) bite or just want to pamper that sweet tooth a bit.


Find the full recipe in our keto dessert recipe archive!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fat Bombs


17. Iced Coffee Keto Popsicles

A keto summer dessert that’s also a simple way to chill during a hot day—or even get yourself a quick boost in energy thanks to that sweet caffeine!


Ingredients:

- Freshly brewed black coffee - 1/4 cup

- Canned coconut milk - 2 cups

- Erythritol - 1/4 cup (or any other zero-carb sweetener of your choice)


Directions:

1. Mix everything together.

2. Pour into popsicle molds.

3. Freeze until solid.

4. Enjoy!


18. Cheese & Berries Keto Salad

Basically a keto-friendly berry cheesecake without the cake—but still with a ton of flavor!


Ingredients:

- Fresh strawberries - 3 1/2 cups, sliced

- Fresh blackberries - 1 1/2 cups

- Fresh blueberries - 1/2 cup

- Fresh raspberries - 1/2 cup

- Heavy whipping cream - 1 1/4 cups

- Cream cheese (like mascarpone) - 8 ounces

- Zero-carb sweetener - to taste


Directions:

1. Mix the cream cheese with the sweetener in a bowl of your choice.

2. Add the heavy cream and whip until soft and fluffy, or at least for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add the berries and gently mix.

4. Put in the refrigerator for a few hours.

5. Enjoy cold!


19. Keto Chocolate Shake

Something halfway between a shake, a cream, and a mousse, this is one of our favorite keto summer dessert recipes for when you need something cold, sweet AND keto-friendly as fast as possible.


Ingredients:

- Heavy whipping cream - 2 cups

- Peanut butter - 2 tablespoons

- Cocoa powder - 4 tablespoons, unsweetened

- Zero-carb sweetener - to taste

- Vanilla extract - 2 teaspoons


Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients using a hand mixer until firm peaks start forming.

2. Refrigerate until barely frozen, about 60 minutes.

3. Serve cold and enjoy!


share your thoughts!

So, have you tried any of our favorite keto summer desserts? Maybe you have one of you own and you like it better? Tell us in the comments and let’s talk about it! 😉


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