When you are craving something sweet, make one of these amazing keto cheesecake recipes. All of them are low-carb and so easy!
There are lots of ways to make low-carb and high-fat cheesecakes that satisfy your sweet tooth. All of the dessert recipes on this list are so delicious that you can serve them at parties and no one will be able to tell that they are sugar-free. Trust me, you'll get nothing but keto love with these!
Can Keto Cheesecake Recipes Taste Like the Real Thing?
People who start keto or low-carb diets often wonder, "can I still eat dessert on keto?" The answer is a resounding, "yes, you can!" You just have to use your favorite type of sweetener instead of sugar and avoid carbs in things like whole wheat or corn flour.
I have 16 delicious and beautiful keto cheesecake recipes that you are going to love! Some of them are no-bake and all of them are completely different.
Once you learn how to master low carb and sugar free cheesecakes, you can alway offer to bring the dessert to your next family BBQ or celebration meal. Cheesecake desserts are always a crowd pleaser and the whole family will love these delicious yummy healthy desserts.
FAQs About Low-Carb Cheesecake Recipes
We're about to jump into all the yummy keto desserts, but first, let me answer a few questions you might have about turning regular cheesecake into keto recipes.
Is Cream Cheese Keto?
Yes, cream cheese is very keto-friendly. One tablespoon of cream cheese has 0.8g net carbs, less than 1g protein, and 5 grams of fat. It's a source of healthy fats that are essential for people who are hoping to get their body into fat-burning mode on a keto diet.
How Do I Make A Keto Cheesecake Crust?
Graham crackers, sugar, and wheat flour are all ingredients you should avoid on the keto diet. So obviously, we have to work with a different crust recipe altogether! The best way to make a keto-friendly cheesecake crust is with a low-carb flour such as either almond flour or coconut flour.
The ideas on this list use these low-carb flours in ingenious ways. Trust me, you'll never miss the graham cracker crust!
Can You Make Cheesecake Without Sweetener?
It is possible to make a cheesecake without sugar, but to make the best cheesecake possible, you will need a low carb sweetener of some sort. Cream cheese is not naturally sweet, so when you make a cheesecake with it, you need something to make it taste like a dessert.
There are lots of sugar-free sweeteners such as monk fruit sweetener or an erythritol blend you can choose from and almost all of them won't give you a bad aftertaste.
Check out this guide to sugar-free sweeteners to learn how to choose the best one for your keto-friendly desserts.
How Do You Store Low-Carb Cheesecake?
The best way to store keto-friendly cheesecake is in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will stay fresh for 4-5 days.
If you want to keep it longer than that, I suggest freezing it. Cheesecake freezes really well. Store it in the freezer in a well-sealed container. It will stay fresh for up to 5 months. You can even pre-cut it into individual slices to freeze and enjoy.
When you are ready to eat your frozen cheesecake, just let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
What Are Some Substitutions I Can Make?
When it comes to cheesecake, there are 3 basic ingredients that are in every recipe: the crust is usually almond flour, the filling is some sort of cream cheese combination, and the entire thing is sweetened with a sugar substitute.
Instead of almond flour, you can finely grind up any type of nuts. I've used walnuts with fantastic results. Other people have made a coconut flour cheesecake crust too.
There really isn't a substitute for cream cheese. Neufchatel cheese has less fat, but it will give you the same flavor and texture. Two other options you could try are mascarpone or ricotta. They will have a slightly different texture but can still work.
When you are trying to find a sugar substitute, please refer to my guide to sugar-free sweeteners. It will tell you everything you need to know.
16 Super-Easy Homemade Keto Cheesecake Recipes
Here we go! These are some of the easiest and most delicious keto cheesecake recipes that you will ever make. Find one you like and serve it at your next party or dinner.
1. Keto Peanut Butter Cheesecake (No Bake Recipe)
If you only ever make one keto cheesecake recipe ... this is it. Buy a springform pan and line the base with some parchment paper, to ensure the entire cheesecake can be removed easily and in one piece.
If you love traditional cheesecake, this sugar-free cheesecake is the perfect recipe if it's your first time making a low carb cheesecake recipe.
2. No-Bake Lime Cheesecake
Finally, you are going to love this no-bake lime cheesecake. The combination of gelatin and cream cheese gives it a nice and light texture which matches the bright lime zest.
The recipe itself only takes 15 minutes, it's the 2-hour chilling time that takes the longest. It is worth it! With only 4.4g net carbs, enjoy a slice of this for dessert.
3. No-Bake Sugar-Free Mint Cheesecake
With an incredible chocolate crust, you are going to love this keto mint cheesecake. The green food coloring is optional but it sure make the cheesecake pop!
Even people who aren't on the keto diet are going to love this! If you know someone that eats gluten-free recipes, then share this with them, they will adore it.
4. Slow Cooker Vanilla Berry Cheesecake
Did you know that you can make cheesecake in your slow cooker? Yes, it's true! This vanilla berry cheesecake has multiple layers and it is so easy to make in your slow cooker.
You pour the cheesecake batter into a springform tin, then give it a water bath right within the slow cooker. It works surprisingly well!
There are only 5.7g net carb in each slice! The first layer is the almond flour crust. On top of that is a cream cheese filling with pureed berries on top of it. The very last layer is a light and creamy whipped cream topping. This creamy cheesecake with vanilla extract will be a family favorite!
5. Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake
Florida is known for its key lime pie, and this key lime cheesecake tastes authentic! When you make cheesecake in the Instant Pot, you are infusing every bite with even more flavor.
If you have never tried to make a cheesecake in the Instant Pot, try it with this easy recipe. You will bake it in a pan on top of the trivet. The entire recipe only takes 50 minutes from start to finish.
6. Instant Pot Low-Carb Berry Cheesecake
If you want a cheesecake turns heads, then this low-carb berry cheesecake is for you! The top layer is made with 4 different types of berries.
This is a high-protein dessert. The crust is made with ground walnuts and the filling is a combination of cream cheese and sour cream. The addition of sour cream makes this one extra creamy!
On top you have a combination of fresh berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries in a delightful gelatin.
7. Sugar-Free Berry Cheesecake Ice Blocks
Another really fun way to enjoy cheesecake is in ice pops! These frozen berry cheesecake ice blocks taste like cheesecake and ice cream in one dessert.
This is a refreshing treat on hot days or when you are craving ice cream. It's thick and creamy with layers of sweet berry flavors. If you have kids, you might want to make some extras - they are going to eat them up too!
8. Sugar-Free No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake
If you enjoy sweet and tart combinations in your desserts, you will really enjoy this lemon juice cheesecake. The crust is made with almond flour and shredded coconut and the filling a cream cheese and fresh lemon zest. Click the recipe card below to get the full recipe!
9. No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Squares
Few things go together quite like chocolate and peppermint. These chocolate peppermint cheesecake bites are perfect for parties or just to help you maintain portion control. The best thing about them is the chocolate drizzle on top!
They are so popular that if you are serving them to friends and family, you might want to double the recipe so that you have enough to go around!
10. No-Bake Sugar-Free Ginger And Lime Cheesecake
The spice from the ginger is unmistakable in this zesty cheesecake. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that you don't have to bake it at all! The cheesecake crust has ginger in it and the filing has a burst of lime juice and zest.
11. Low-Carb Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
This raspberry swirl cheesecake is so sweet you won't believe it is low-carb. The base is made with ginger and almond meal. It perfectly rounds out the sweet raspberry topping.
Raspberry has a bold and tart taste. If you don't like really sweet desserts, then this is perfect for you. It is more zesty than it is sweet. Of course, you could always play with the flavor and opt to use a strawberry sauce instead!
12. No-Bake Jaffa Cheesecake
This no-bake Jaffa cheesecake has irresistible orange and chocolate flavors that combine perfectly. It has a low-carb chocolate crust and the filling is made with sugar-free orange jelly.
Don't skip the chocolate on top. When you bite into this cheesecake, you'll taste two different layers of chocolate with a tangy orange filling. It is perfect!
13. Keto Blueberry Cheesecake Squares
Another really popular recipe here on Ditch The Carbs is my keto blueberry cheesecake squares. Every single bite is a delight, and they only have 2.1g net carbs in each square. The cheesecake filling really is made with real blueberries too!
The pretty colors will be perfect at a baby or wedding shower or just to give yourself a treat when you are craving something sweet.
14. Chocolate Swirl Baked Cheesecake
Chocolate-lovers, this one is for you! This chocolate swirl baked cheesecake is so incredibly rich and indulgent. In addition to the cocoa powder in the filling and in the crust, this recipe uses melted dark chocolate to swirl on top. It's so sweet and fulfilling that you'll want to eat 2 slices.
This is a recipe that you'll have to bake. That extra step is worth it because it gives it a perfect texture.
15. Low-Carb Cheesecake With Chocolate Ganache
This low-carb chocolate cheesecake with chocolate ganache is worth every minute. It might be a little more time-consuming than a few other options on this list, but it is definitely worth it!
The filling is a rich cream cheese with cinnamon and vanilla, on top of a crust made with almond flour and coconut flour. The best part is the dark chocolate and heavy cream ganache on top!
16. No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
You don't have to avoid berry desserts on a low-carb diet. This no-bake blueberry cheesecake is bursting with berry flavors without the added sugars. The secret is to use berry essence instead of pureeing whole berries. This leaves you with the option to add a few frozen berries on top as a treat.
The chocolate is optional, but I think it makes it taste even better. It just elevates it.
Which one of these low carb keto cheesecake recipes will you make first?