A no bake cheesecake pudding 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!
If you know you do best with animal-based nutrition and enjoy keto carnivore recipes or strict carnivore diet recipes, this one is sure to be a hit!
No Bake Cheesecake Pudding
Not only are no bake recipes easy to make and really tasty, but it’s an opportunity to use one of my favorite ingredients, grass-fed beef gelatin!
Gelatin is the secret ingredient used to get the thick, pudding texture without needing to bake or cook anything.
If you don’t already have gelatin as one of your keto pantry staples, I recommend buying grass-fed beef gelatin powder. It’s essential for making jello and flavored gelatins, plus also great to add in coffee, smoothies, and hot drinks.
Gelatin is a protein derived from collagen that is known for a number of health benefits. (1, 2)
- Hydrated skin
- Healthy intestines
- Lower blood sugar
- Stronger joints and bones
Gelatin is flavorless and colorless but has an amazing jelly-like texture.
Now on to making cheesecake with gelatin!
It will only take 10 minutes maximum to prep since we’re not fiddling around with a crust or anything extra.
Feel free to get creative by adding a sugar-free mixed berry sauce upon serving.
If you are following a carnivore diet stick to the basic recipe and keep it simple.
Sugar Free Cheesecake Filling
I sweeten this sugar-free cheesecake filling with Lakanto, which is my first choice for a zero-calorie, keto sugar alternative.
They have a full line of sugar substitutes and liquid sweeteners that will meet all your needs. Plus, the coupon code PRIMALEDGEHEALTH always saves 20% off non-sale items!
Lakanto is on my keto shopping list because it’s very versatile and perfect for sweetening easy keto recipes.
The cheesecake filling is always my favorite part of the dessert, so when someone asked for a carnivore cheesecake, I knew it would be front and center!
If you feel like a baked cheesecake, try this Nut-Free Keto Cheesecake instead.
How to Make an Easy Cheesecake Pudding
Like all recipes, you start by gathering up the ingredients.
- Grass-fed beef gelatin
- Sour cream
I chose sour cream because that makes the final gelatin tangy like cheesecake. You can substitute with fresh whipping cream if you don’t have sour cream on hand.
The sweetener can vary. As I mentioned above, I use a blend of erythritol and monkfruit to keep the dessert low carb. However, if you prefer to use exclusively animal foods and don’t mind the carbs, honey will be the best choice. Surprised? See more on that topic below.
I love how simple this keto carnivore dessert is!
Now that you have the ingredients, follow these simple directions.
Put the cream in a wide dish and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. You want as much surface area as possible; the wider the dish, the better. Leave aside to “bloom” while it sits and thickens.
Bring the water to a simmer in a small sauce pan on the stove over medium heat. Whisk in sweetener, until it dissolves.
Remove the saucepan from heat and add the thickened cream. Mix well until gelatin is completely dissolved.
Pour into individual pudding cups like ramekins or one main serving dish.
Refrigerate for at least an hour or until completely set. Serve chilled.
Carnivore Diet and Honey
There’s a discussion to be had around eating a carnivore diet and honey. We’ve touched on it before in our post on What to Eat on a Carnivore Diet and included it as an option in our Carnivore Diet Food List.
Ultimately, you need to make the decision that is right for you.
Consider your goals and priorities. Do you prefer to be in ketosis? Do you need to gain weight on a carnivore diet?
If it is more important for you to stay low carb, consider using a keto sweetener. Substituting ¼ tsp vanilla extra for the sweetener is also an option if you don’t do well with keto sugar substitutes. The vanilla will give a nice flavor and subtle sweetness.
If your goal is to gain weight with animal foods, honey is a useful tool! Follow the recipe directions below, omit the sweetener, and drizzle as much honey as you like once the pudding has set. I prefer to add the honey at the end to avoid heating it up since honey is best kept raw.
White Oak Pastures has incredible wildflower honey, add that to your cart next time you order grass-fed, regenerative meats online!
More Carnivore Diet Dessert Recipes
Did you know you can make delicious keto carnivore diet dessert recipes with a handful of ingredients and a pinch of creativity?
Speaking of creativity, pick up your copy of the original Carnivore Cookbook! It has over 100 recipes made entirely from animal foods and teaches how to use the whole beast, from nose to tail, so you’ll never get bored with your carnivore diet.
Carnivore Cheesecake for One – Another no bake carnivore-friendly cheesecake recipe, this dish is a single serving and ready in just 2 steps!
Carnivore Egg Pudding – Soft boiled eggs are the secret here. Blend them with a few other animal-based foods and you’ll get a quick 5 minute no bake pudding!
Carnivore Cake – Take 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.
Carnivore Custard – Made with just three ingredients, this is an easy animal-based dessert recipe you can make any day of the week.
No Bake 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!
Keto Gelatin (Carnivore-Friendly) – A fun, almost zero-carb recipe to make for the whole family. These are a delicious and healthy jello alternative!
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No Bake Cheesecake Pudding
- 2 tbsps grass-fed beef gelatin
- 1 ½ cups sour cream
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup Keto sugar substitute see note for carnivore option
- Put the sour cream in a wide dish and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. You want to cover as much surface area as possible; the wider the dish, the better. Set aside to "bloom" and thicken.
- Bring the water to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in sweetener, until dissolved.
- Remove saucepan from heat and add in the thickened cream. Mix well, until gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Pour into individual pudding cups or one large serving dish.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until set. Serve chilled.
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2 thoughts on “No Bake Cheesecake Pudding (Carnivore Friendly)”
Made this without sweetener and added vanilla – yum. Made it again today and added vanilla, cinnamon, and a little bit of minced unsweetened coconut. Thanks for the yummy and satisfying dessert.
I’m so glad you are enjoying this dessert Amy. Thanks for sharing your variations with us, they sound delicious!