Keto Carnivore Diet Dessert Recipes

This is my collection of top-rated keto carnivore diet dessert recipes you can make with just a few essential animal-based ingredients! They are all ultra-low-carb and no-carb options approved for many diet types including keto, carnivore, low oxalate, and other wellness protocols.

Keto Carnivore Diet Dessert Recipes

No Carb Desserts

Where do carbs come from in dessert?

Sugar is the #1 source of carbs.

Followed by flour, nuts, and fruit.

These ingredients are minimized on a keto diet and not allowed on carnivore, so you don’t have to worry about them too much.

Why make the effort to eat sugar free and low carb?

Well, eating zero carb is a useful tool for many people. From fat loss to decreased inflammation, cutting the carbs can also improve metabolism, cognitive function, and energy levels throughout the day. (1)

What Dessert Has No Carbs?

Diary foods like cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream are some of the best ingredients for no carb no sugar desserts. Dairy has a subtle sweetness and incredible mouthfeel. The thick creamy texture is so enjoyable!

True “no carb desserts” are hard to come by, but we can get pretty close! 

I consider anything under 3 g net carb to be 0 carb and 0 sugar. 1-3 grams of carb per serving has negligible amounts of carbs and is unlikely to cause any damage to your progress. These macros are totally fine for a carnivore or any other low-carb diet.

It’s hard to avoid carbs completely any time you use dairy. Per 1 g tablespoon of heavy cream, there is 1 g carbohydrate. (2) Don’t sweat these minuscule amounts of carb on your carnivore. They won’t hurt you!

No carb carnivore diet dessert recipes

Zero Carb Sweeteners

I had lots of fun creating keto desserts without any added sweetener in my first cookbook The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook. This keto recipe collection concludes with easy keto dessert recipes made without refined sugar, added sugar, or keto sugar substitutes! All the desserts are made exclusively of simple, unprocessed real food ingredients. (Keep in mind the recipes in this book are sugar-free and made without keto sweeteners, but not necessarily zero carb).

Through this experience, I learned a lot about how to sweeten desserts without sugar.

Vanilla Extract

Don’t underestimate the power of vanilla extract! This is what I use for most of the carnivore-friendly desserts. As little as ½ teaspoon will enhance the flavor of a recipe without and fiber or anti-nutrients.

Lemon Extract

Similar to vanilla extract, this is a great way to add flavor to zero carb recipes.

Stevia Tincture 

I make a homemade stevia extract but you can buy one too. It’s handy to have for hot teas, coffee, keto eggnog, and other recipes.


As far as a keto sugar substitute goes, LAKANTO is my top pick. It’s made from monk fruit and erythritol which creates the perfect level of sweetness. All their keto sweeteners are 100% natural, zero carb, and zero calorie.

Take a look these keto recipes to try with Lakanto.

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No carb sweets

Desserts on a Carnivore Diet

A carnivore diet is known as a diet made up exclusively of animal foods. That means no sugar, no grains, no starches, no vegetables, and no fruits.

Sound crazy?

There is a long list of animal foods you can eat. Read What to Eat on a Carnivore Diet to learn all about them.

Desserts on a carnivore diet are a little tricky to come by, but with a pinch of creativity and a lot of trial and error I came up with some good options. 

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My favorite carnivore ice cream recipe is in The Carnivore Cookbook. It’s approved for strict carnivore dieters and 100% plant-free. This recipe is a no-churn version which doesn’t call for an ice cream machine or any fancy equipment. Awesome!

Are There Any Carnivore Desserts?

The short answer is Yes, but you shouldn’t eat them every day if your main goal is fat loss. Dessert is still dessert. It’s highly palatable and easy to eat more than you need. You will gain weight anytime you eat a surplus of calories. (3, 4)

Fueling on fatty animal protein every meal, every day does wonders for controlling cravings. We’re training our taste buds to expect savory flavors over sweet ones with each bite we take.

After completely eliminating all carbs (sugars) from your diet for a while, subtly sweet things become extremely satisfying. A little sweetness goes a long way when you only eat meat and fat!

So, you want to know “What do Carnivores eat for dessert?” Ok, let’s get into it…

Zero carb dessert ideas

Keto Carnivore Desserts

Just because you’re a carnivore, doesn’t mean you need to be 100% strict all the time, forever, always. Most people don’t notice any negative effects from a splash of vanilla extract from time to time.

All individual recipes have notes about adapting to strict carnivore guidelines.

When it comes to making desserts, do what is best for your context and goals!

If you want to gain weight with animal foods, sweeten with raw honey. Check out my husband, Tristan, harvesting our first batch of honey to learn about raising bees on a homestead.

You might be accustomed to keto sweeteners already. Assuming they don’t cause digestive distress or trigger unhealthy eating habits, these are fine to continue using.

Desserts are extra, nonessential recipes that are nice on occasion but shouldn’t be the main portion of any diet. Overeating any kind of food won’t lead to healthy eating habits or long-term fat loss.

Everything on this list is going to be leaps and bounds better for your health than a Krispy Kreme doughnut!

Keto Carnivore Diet Dessert Recipes

Celebrate! Now you can enjoy carnivore friendly dessert recipes made with animal-based nutrition.

Slices of carnivore cake in a glass dish.
Carnivore Cake Recipe
Make a carnivore cake recipe with just 3 essential ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time! This is an excellent carnivore birthday cake idea with variations for keto carnivore, carnivore carbs, and strict carnivore cooking styles.
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Carnivore cheesecake in a brown cup served with a spoon.
Carnivore Cheesecake for One
Sound too good to be true? It’s not! This is a no bake keto dessert recipe that celebrates the best part of every cheesecake – the filling. The easy creamy filling is all you need to satisfy a dessert craving or treat yourself without fiber.
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Carnivore diet dessert custard in mug.
Carnivore Custard Recipe
Made with just three ingredients, this is an easy animal-based dessert recipe you can make any day of the week.
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Carnivore Egg Pudding Recipe
Soft boiled eggs are the secret here. Blend them with a few other animal-based foods and you'll get a quick no bake pudding in 5 minutes!
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No Bake Cheesecake Pudding
This is the ideal keto carnivore-friendly dessert. It’s smooth and creamy sweet, plus it only calls for 3 main ingredients and 10 minutes of your time to prep it!
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No bake custard in a white cup.
No Bake Keto Custard (Carnivore-Friendly)
This no bake keto carnivore custard has the same great flavor and silky smooth texture as traditional custard but is less work to make!
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Keto Gelatin (Carnivore-Friendly Dessert Recipe)
Keto gelatin squares are a fun, almost zero-carb recipe to make for the whole family. These are a delicious and healthy jello alternative! Plus, the 5-ingredient no bake dessert has zero-fiber and is carnivore-friendly too.
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Homemade Raw Milk Yogurt
Make your own homemade yogurt with raw milk! It's absolutely delicious and packed will naturally occurring beneficial bacteria.
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Carnivore Ice Cream
Andy, from Wild Lumens, made a recipe video on my Carnivore Ice Cream recipe. He tests the original no-churn version against the same recipe mand in an ice cream maker. Which one do you think wins? Watch to find out.
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Zero Carb Gelatin Desserts
I'm a huge fan of gelatin-based desserts. Georgina's zero carb gummy bears and jellos ideas caught my eye and stand out in her collection of no carb desserts.
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