Christmas can be a difficult time to navigate when you follow a ketogenic diet. For me, avoiding all the desserts that are available on the table at Christmas lunch can be pretty hard. To make it easier, we take our favourite keto Christmas desserts for everyone to share. To be honest, it is often the first dessert to be completely gone!
The best keto Christmas desserts
We are about to embark on our 4th Christmas since we began our keto journey. I can’t believe we have already done 3 Christmas’s on keto and we are gearing up for our 4th.
Our biggest tip when we are heading into Christmas, and all the carb filled foods and treats we are likely to face, is to be prepared. Offer to take some dishes with you. Our favourite dish to take with us is always dessert.
Taking a keto dessert means we are able to indulge in dessert without all the guilt associated with a the usual sugar filled pavlova or Christmas pudding.
We decided to compile some of our favourite desserts that will please all the family.
Trifle is a classic Christmas dessert, especially in Australia. It’s very common to see a trifle as part of a Christmas dessert spread. Trifle can be a real centrepiece and can have real wow factor. Check out some of these delicious keto trifle options.
Pavlova is another classic Australian Christmas dessert. I never thought a keto or low carb option would be doable, but I have been proven wrong by a couple of our favourite keto people. Megan from Mad Creations, Gerri and Matt from My Keto Kitchen and Aaron from Fat for Weightloss have all created delicious looking pavlova recipes. If you are someone that is likely to be tempted by the pavlova at Christmas, why not make one of these creations and enjoy the pavlova without the guilt this Christmas.
Cheesecake is my weakness. It has always been my favourite dessert and would be what I would choose on a Christmas dessert table. Luckily for me, Cheesecake is really easy to make keto friendly. These are some of my favourite cheesecake options.
Cakes and puddings
I will be honest here, I am yet to find a Christmas cake that is keto friendly and it taste like a regular Christmas cake. It’s just impossible to replace the dried fruit. I have been able to find a couple of different low carb pudding options and some other celebration cakes that will be perfect on the Christmas dessert table.
Fruit mince tarts is another one of those Christmas desserts I have yet to find a keto friendly replacement. Again, the dried fruit makes it very difficult to make a keto version. Having said that, there are some wonderful choices if you prefer a tart for your Christmas dessert.
Other Christmas Sweet treats
There are so many great Christmas sweet options and we are really lucky to have access to some wonderful keto versions of the classic Christmas treats.
As you can see there are so many wonderful and delicious keto friendly choices for a Christmas dessert. Choose your favourite, prepare ahead of time and offer to bring a dessert on Christmas day if you are not hosting. It’s a great way to avoid all the temptation on offer at Christmas and still enjoy a sweet treat.
Let us know in the comments what you are planning for your Christmas dessert this year.