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Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake: LCHF Dessert

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One of my favorite desserts to enjoy is a cheesecake. One thing that is great about eating low carb is that making a low carb no bake cheesecake, which is a LCHF dessert, is relatively easy with the right ingredients. Keep reading to learn my favorite recipe for a fluffy low carb no bake cheesecake.

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

Is Cream Cheese Low Carb and LCHF?

Yes, cream cheese is considered a low-carb food. A one-ounce (28 grams) serving of cream cheese typically contains less than 2 grams of carbs. This makes it a popular choice for people following a low-carb or ketogenic diet. However, it’s also high in fat and should be eaten in moderation. Always check the nutrition label as carb counts can vary between different brands and flavors.

What is the best Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake Crust?

A popular choice for a low-carb, no-bake cheesecake crust is an almond flour crust. With simple ingredients you can make a crust that compliments a fluffy low carb no bake cheesecake without adding too many carbs here are the basic ingredients:

Ingredients for Low Carb Almond Flour Crust:

  • – 2 cups almond flour
  • – 1/3 cup melted butter
  • – 3 tablespoons erythritol (or another low-carb sweetener)
  • – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Soften Cream Cheese

To soften cream cheese, you can use one of the following methods:

1. Room Temperature:

The easiest way to soften cream cheese is to just let it sit out at room temperature for about 30-60 minutes before you need to use it. But don’t leave it out for too long, as it can spoil.

2. Microwave:

If you’re in a hurry, take the cream cheese out of its foil packaging and put it in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave it for about 10-15 seconds. If it’s still not soft, continue to microwave in 5-second intervals until it’s soft.

3. Warm Water Bath:

Place the sealed package of cream cheese in a bowl of warm water. Let it sit for 10 minutes to soften. This is the method I used.

How to Soften Cream Cheese

Remember, the goal is to soften the cream cheese, not melt it. So, be sure to check the consistency frequently to ensure it doesn’t get too runny.

Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake

Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake: LCHF Dessert

Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert

Equipment

  • Mixer

Ingredients
  

Low Carb Almond Flour Crust

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons erythritol or another low-carb sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cheesecake filling

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup erythritol or another low-carb sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Start by making the crust. In a bowl, combine the almond flour and erythritol. Pour the melted butter and vanilla extract into the bowl and mix until all the dry ingredients are coated. Press the mixture into the bottom of a cheesecake pan, spreading it to evenly cover the bottom. Place the crust in the refrigerator for about an hour to let it set.
  • For the filling, beat the softened cream cheese in a large bowl until it’s fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks.
  • Gradually mix the whipped cream into the cream cheese, then add the erythritol, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Continue to beat the mixture until it’s smooth and well combined.
  • Pour the filling over the crust in the cheesecake pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  • Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, or until it’s set. For best results, refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy!

How to make a Low Carb High Fat No Bake Cheesecake

Here’s a simple recipe for a fluffy, low-carb, high-fat, no-bake cheesecake:

Ingredients:

For the crust:

– 2 cups almond flour

– 1/3 cup melted butter

– 3 tablespoons erythritol (or another low-carb sweetener)

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cheesecake filling:

– 16 ounces cream cheese, softened

– 1 cup heavy cream

– 1/2 cup erythritol (or another low-carb sweetener)

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions:

1. Start by making the crust. In a bowl, combine the almond flour and erythritol. Pour the melted butter and vanilla extract into the bowl and mix until all the dry ingredients are coated. Press the mixture into the bottom of a cheesecake pan, spreading it to evenly cover the bottom. Place the crust in the refrigerator for about an hour to let it set.

Low Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust for LCHF No Bake Cheesecake
Low Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust for LCHF No Bake Cheesecake

2. For the filling, beat the softened cream cheese in a large bowl until it’s fluffy.

Low Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust for LCHF No Bake Cheesecake

3. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks.

4. Gradually mix the whipped cream into the cream cheese, then add the erythritol, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Continue to beat the mixture until it’s smooth and well combined.

5. Pour the filling over the crust in the cheesecake pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.

Low Carb Cream Cheese Filling in a Low Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust for LCHF No Bake Cheesecake

6. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, or until it’s set. For best results, refrigerate overnight.

7. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake.

Optional low carb cheesecake toppings ideas:

Sometimes I want a plain low carb high fat cheesecake, and sometimes I want to add a few toppings to my no bake LCHF dessert. Here are some low-carb topping ideas for your cheesecake:

1. Fresh Berries:

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all relatively low in carbs and can add a fresh, sweet, and slightly tart flavor to your cheesecake.

2. Whipped Cream:

You can whip heavy cream with a bit of a low-carb sweetener like stevia or erythritol for a classic cheesecake topping.

3. Nut Butter Drizzle:

Melt some almond butter or peanut butter and drizzle it over the top of your cheesecake for a rich, nutty flavor.

4. Lemon or Lime Zest:

Add a bit of citrus flavor with some freshly grated lemon or lime zest.

5. Sugar-Free Chocolate Ganache:

Heat up some heavy cream and pour it over sugar-free chocolate to create a rich and creamy ganache.

6. Sugar-Free Fruit Sauce:

You can make a sauce with berries, a bit of water, and a low-carb sweetener. Simmer until the berries break down and the sauce thickens.

7. Chopped Nuts:

Almonds, pecans, or walnuts can add a nice crunch and are low in carbs.

8. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes:

Toasted or raw, these can add texture and a tropical flavor.

Remember, while this cheesecake is low in carbs, it’s high in fat and should be eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Also any topping that you add to your dessert will add to the carb counts. If you are following lazy keto or lazy low carb and just living a carb conscious lifestyle, just be mindful of what you put on your plate.

Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake
Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake

More Low Carb Desserts

Low Carb Cannoli Whip

Low Carb Avocado Brownies

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Bread

Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

Low Carb Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Keto Muffin in a Mug

Keto Friendly King Cake

Sugar Free Lemon Coconut Cheesecake Bars

Eating low carb and high fat doesn’t need to feel restrictive. By filling up on healthy fats, you can stay full longer and have the benefits of balanced blood sugar to keep your energy high all day long too!

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