Zero carb desserts are perfect for satisfying sweet cravings without breaking your low or carb-free diet.
We’ve all been there. You’ve skipped the junk and focused on no carb foods, but then your sweet tooth comes knocking. How do you maintain your low-carb diet, while also satisfying your craving for dessert?
Enter zero carb desserts and zero carb sweeteners. We compiled this list of mouthwatering zero carb desserts that can satisfy your sweet tooth, while keeping you diet compliant.
Carbs can add up fast so being able to distinguish low carb foods from zero carb foods is important. Many of today’s most popular diets—such as the Keto Diet, Atkins Diet, and Carnivore Diet—are based on limiting carb intake.
We included some items that are extremely low-carb for reference (still technically zero-carb), as well as completely zero-carb.
We also included an overview of zero-carb sweetener, the secret weapon to low carb eating.
With these zero carb desserts, you can have your cake and eat it too. Keep reading to learn more about the best zero carb desserts.
Before we dive into the no carb desserts, let’s talk about sweeteners.
Sugar is an obvious no-no on a zero carb diet, but there are great alternatives that deliver sweetness without the carbohydrates. These sugar alternatives do not have an impact on blood sugar levels.
- Stevia – Stevia is an all-natural sweetener that is derived from the leaves of the South American plant Stevia Rebaudiana. This is a part of the sunflower family. Although it doesn’t taste exactly like sugar and may be more difficult to cook with, it has zero carbs, zero calories, and won’t raise your blood-sugar levels.
- Pure Erythritol – Erythritol, made from fermented corn or cornstarch, is a common replacement for sugar in popular sugar-free, packaged snacks like protein bars and sweets. Proceed with caution, however, if you are planning to use it at home. You may experience mild digestive problems with Erythritol. Nevertheless, when used properly and milidly, it’s a great option that will not raise your blood-sugar or insulin levels either.
- Monk Fruit – Monk fruit is a more expensive zero-carb sweetener on the market, but for good reason. It won’t cause digestive problems, has a better taste profile, is easy to use while cooking, and most importantly, won’t raise blood sugar or insulin levels either.
11 Mouthwatering Zero-Carb Desserts
1. Sugar-Free Jello (0g Carbs)
First up on our list is one of my personal favorite desserts: sugar-free jello! This tasty treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you on the right track. Sugar-free Jello comes in a variety of flavors, plus it’s quick and easy to make.
Shop Sugar-Free Jello at your local grocery store.
Add some carb-free whipped cream on top to make it extra yummy.
2. Zero-Carb Marshmallows (0g Carbs)
Next up on our list is another personal favorite snack of mine: marshmallows! Although these marshmallows may look a bit funny, they are just as delicious as the carb-packed ones you’d find in the grocery store.
Find our favorite recipe for Zero-Carb Marshmallows from Low Carb Diet World.
3. Zero-Carb Custard Pudding (0g Carbs)
Snack on this delicious zero-carb dessert year round by making it either warm or cold. Either way, it’s a win win. This custard pudding is easy to make and will keep you in the zero-carb zone.
Find our favorite recipe for Zero-Carb Custard Pudding from Greek Goes Keto.
4. Cinnamon Pork Rinds (0g Carbs)
Although this may not sound like a dessert, rest assured. Cinnamon Pork Rinds are a buttery, cinnamon sugar pork dessert that tastes just like a churro. And besides being delicious, they are also zero-carb!
Find our favorite recipe for Cinnamon Pork Rinds from The Girl Who Ate Everything.
5. Zero-Carb Ice Cream (.02g Carbs)
Ice cream is one of the most common sweet tooth cravings, so of course we had to throw a zero-carb version on the list. Using unsweetened almond milk for the base and xanthan gum, you can still have ice cream as a sweet treat while staying zero-carb.
Find our favorite recipe for Zero-Carb Ice Cream from Step Away From the Carbs.
6. Zero-Carb Meringue (.02g Carbs)
These meringue cookies are one of the most impressive desserts you can make for good reason. They have an incredible crispy crunch, they're light, have a sweet flavor, and are sugar-free. They are sure to cure your cravings immediately.
Find our favorite recipe for Zero-Carb Meringue from Wholesome Yum.
7. Sugar-Free Gummy Bears (.2g Carbs)
Who doesn’t love snacking on some gummy bears? Now you can enjoy them anytime you’d like with this sugar-free gummy bears recipe! These gummies are made with zero carbs and low calorie ingredients for guilt-free snacking.
Personalize them to whatever flavor you’d like by using different flavored teas and or vitamin waters.
Find our favorite recipe for Sugar-Free Gummy Bears from Low Carb Yum.
8. Zero-Carb Cream Cheese Pound Cake (.9g Carbs)
Pound cake is one of the most delicious desserts out there, so let’s make it Zero-Carb, why don’t we?
By replacing regular flour with an almond flour it’s easy to keep this delicious dessert adaptable for your zero-carb diet.
Find our favorite recipe for Zero-Carb Cream Cheese Pound Cake from Fit to Serve Group.
9. Zero-Carb Milkshake (.9g Carbs)
This Zero-Carb milkshake is not only easy and quick to make, but guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth you may have without hindering your goals.
Find our favorite recipe for a Zero-Carb Milkshake from Keto Focus.
10. Sugar-Free Cookie Dough (1g Carbs)
There are always those people who would rather eat the dough than the actual cookie, so if the shoe fits, this recipe is perfect for you.
This delicious keto cookie dough is made with almond flour and sweetened with stevia to fight off any of your carb-filled cravings.
Before shaping the dough into balls, freeze it for a few minutes to make it easier to work with.
Find our favorite recipe for Sugar-Free Cookie Dough from Healthy Recipes Blogs.
11. Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies (1g Carbs)
Now let’s take it one step further and turn that cookie dough into actual cookies! Everyone loves a classic chocolate chip cookie. Although these may not be Zero-Carb, they are still extremely low in carbs, and we love them so much we wanted to include them on the list. Almond flour, butter, erythritol, and sugar-free chocolate chips are the main ingredients to this tasty and easy low carb cookie.
Find our favorite recipe for Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies from Diet Doctor.
Is Beef Jerky Zero-Carb?
This snack is definitely not a traditional dessert, we know that; however, it is one of the best zero-carb snacks on the market. Our Old Fashioned Beef Jerky line is completely all natural with no preservatives, 0g sugar, and 0g carbs.
Turn our Old Fashioned Original Beef Jerky into a low-carb dessert by drizzling some low-carb Choczero Chocolate on top! Follow our very own Simple Chocolate Covered Beef Jerky recipe.
Shop all of our Keto Friendly Beef Jerky.
Following a low to zero carb diet has many medically proven health benefits.
Some of these benefits include lowering blood sugar, managing blood pressure levels, improving good cholesterol, and lowering the risk of both Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease. Plus, low carb foods have been shown to aid in weight loss as well.
If you’re looking for more information on low carb diets, check out our Lazy Keto Beginners Guide and our Ultimate Carnivore Diet Food List.
Finding desserts that are zero carb is difficult, but not impossible. You just have to do a little more research and find the right substitutes. But with possible health benefits such as lowering blood sugar, managing blood pressure levels, and aiding in weight loss, it’s worth it.
If you’re looking for a more in depth look at all zero-carb foods, take a look at our blog post: The Definitive List of No-Carb Foods.