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If you get serious sugar cravings from time to time, you might think that staying in ketosis will be a huge challenge. No carbs or sugar? How are you going to treat yourself?
Let me tell you that the ketogenic diet still lets you satisfy your sweet cravings! There is a variety of keto-friendly desserts you can make at home. For instance, keto whipped cream, a staple in many keto desserts, can be dressed up in endless ways without ruining your diet!
Check out how you can make your own keto-friendly whipped cream with good quality grass-fed heavy cream and check out these different keto desserts with heavy whipping cream you can make to satisfy your sweet tooth!
How to Make Keto Whipped Cream
The main ingredient in the keto desserts we’ll be sharing with you is none other than keto whipped cream. If you want your whipped cream to be neutral and creamy, grass-fed heavy cream and a keto-friendly sweetener are all you need.
You might also want to add a splash of pure vanilla extract for a subtle yet richer flavor. Don’t use artificially flavored since it is made of wood byproducts that contain harmful chemicals. You may also find imitation vanilla as having a harsh quality and bitter aftertaste.
To make the whipped cream, add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream to a clean and dry mixing bowl or stand mixer. Then, mix on high for 1-2 minutes until soft peaks form.
With the mixer on medium speed, slowly add your keto-friendly sweetener of choice and whip until stiff peaks form. Taste and adjust the sweetener as desired.
A teaspoon of liquid stevia is usually recommended for this recipe, especially for those who experience digestive distress, but many sugar-free sweeteners are suitable for keto too!
If stevia is too bitter for you, you can use erythritol or monk fruit. They are not 100% carb-free, so pay attention to your total carb count per day. You can swap any of the three at a 1:1 ratio.
Benefits of Grass-Fed Heavy Cream
When incorporating dairy products in your keto diet, remember that not all dairy is created equal. That means not all dairy is acceptable for your dessert. That is why we highly recommend using grass-fed heavy cream for your whipped cream.
Its health benefits are greater than the benefits of the standard heavy cream. Here are some of them.
Brain Function Improvement
Grass-fed cows give the richest source of choline and omega-3 fatty acids. Choline helps in making your memory function, mood stability, muscle control, and overall nervous system healthy.
Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory compounds that help boost brain function and cardiovascular health.
Pasteurization is the process of heating milk to kill bacteria. Although this helps increase the shelf life of milk, it also kills the good bacteria that are good for the gut. Grass-fed cream or milk is usually raw and contains the following:
- Anti-microbial components
- Good bacteria
- B12 binding proteins
Vitamins and Minerals
Grass-fed heavy cream is richer in vitamins and minerals than conventional dairy because cows are eating a natural diet of green grass, changing the quality of the milk produced.
Grass-fed dairy is specifically rich in vitamins A and D which offer antioxidants to help boost your overall health. Vitamin A aids in fighting infections and enhancing eye health, while vitamin D is crucial for a healthy immune system and hormonal development.
Keto Desserts with Heavy Whipping Cream
There is no need to fear indulging in desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings when on the keto diet. With your keto whipped cream made of grass-fed dairy and a few other ingredients, you can make some tasty keto-friendly desserts that the whole family will love.
Check out the following recipes!
If you’re looking for a sweet yet healthy treat after lunch or dinner, we highly recommend this matcha pudding from My Keto Kitchen! It’s loaded with healthy fats, antioxidants, and MCTs that can boost your ketosis without increasing your carb intake.
For this recipe you will need to prepare the following:
- 1/3 cup of chia seeds
- 2 scoops of matcha MCT powder
- 1 ½ cup of almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of erythritol
- ½ cup of keto whipped cream
This dessert also makes a great breakfast for an early cleanse and fuel. It will provide you enough physical and mental energy for the day! Get the directions here.
Chocolate Almond Truffles
With only 6 grams of carb, Aleta’s low-carb truffles are the dreamiest and the most irresistible keto sweet you could ever have! For this scrumptious dessert called chocolate almond truffles, you will need the following:
- 2 tbsp butter
- ½ cup almond butter
- dark chocolate
- 6 tbsp erythritol
- ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¾ tsp vanilla extract
Theses truffles have the perfect mix of crunchy and soft, making the perfect way to finish a meal! Get the instructions here!
Keto Vanilla Ice Cream
If you’re looking for the perfect homemade ice cream recipe that’s low-carb, you’ve finally found it! To make this rich and delicious ice cream by Carolyn, here are the ingredients to prepare:
- 1 can of sugar-free condensed milk
- 1 ½ cup keto whipped cream
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tbsp vodka (optional, to reduce iciness)
Homemade ice cream doesn’t always have the best consistency, so Carolyn tried to make it eggless and it turns out great! Sugar-free condensed milk will help make the base thicker and richer.
Learn how to make this sweet treat here.
Peanut Butter Mousse
This simple peanut butter mousse recipe is cheesecake-based with a salty-sweet flavor of peanut butter!
Here are the ingredients you will need for Carolyn’s recipe:
- ½ cup keto whipped cream
- 4 ounces of cream cheese
- 2 tbsp natural peanut butter (no sugar!)
- 2 ounces dark chocolate
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
This is a calorific rich dessert, so it can be divided into 3-4 servings. You can also add a few toppings to make it tastier, just don’t overdo it or you’ll get kicked out of ketosis!
Check out the recipe here!
Indulge Without Guilt!
By choosing heavy cream from grass-fed cows, you’re not only making your dessert keto-friendly, but you’re also increasing its nutritional value especially when it comes to healthy fats, vitamins, and other antioxidants!
Making the keto whipped cream only takes two ingredients and you’ll have an array of recipes to choose from depending on your sweet tooth cravings. From ice cream to mousse, and even truffles, the choices are endless!
Treat yourself a little by trying one of these recipes now. You won’t regret it!