If you’re hosting a 4th of July party, then it’s time that you plan for your 4th July dessert recipes. But for those who are on a low carb diet, planning your dessert can be a bit of a challenge.
Thankfully, there are tons of low carb and keto-friendly 4th July dessert recipes around now These amazing recipes are proof that you can still satisfy your sweet tooth cravings without having to ruin your low carb diet.
Here’s my round up of low carb and keto starter and main course dishes as well as a couple of more desserts and a low carb cocktail that are ideal for 4th July celebrations:
Healthy 4th July Recipes for Keto
4th July Dessert Recipes
1. Keto Cookie Pizza
The fourth of July is usually all about red, blue, and white. This Keto Cookie Pizza, created by Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food, features all of these colors – red strawberries, blueberries, and the white cream cheese frosting.
Of course, you are free to customize it with any toppings that you want. You could use nuts, chocolate chips, or any berries of your choice. Just make sure they are low in carbs. With only 7.5 grams of carbs per serving, this cookie pizza is the perfect dessert for keto dieters out there.
2. Low Carb Berries & Cream Ice Cream Pie
This Low Carb Berries & Cream Ice Cream Pie from Taryn of Joy Filled Eats will make your Independence Day celebration complete. It’s cool, creamy, and refreshing, and guaranteed to be loved by everyone, especially your little ones.
You can use any store-bought sugar-free ice cream, or you can make your own homemade ice cream. Featuring layers of almond pastry, with mixed berries and fresh whipped cream, this low-carb dessert is very satisfying.
3. Low Carb Lemon Curd Cake
When making your 4th of July Cakes, you’ve got to make sure that it’s made with low carb and keto-friendly ingredients. This Lemon Curd Cake from Maria of Maria Mind Body Health would be a great recipe to try. It’s made with coconut vinegar, which has plenty of health benefits.
Maria used Swerve mixed with stevia glycerite to sweeten both the cake mixture and the lemon curd to give the cake a great flavor. Since it’s low on the glycemic index, this cake is one of those 4th July dessert recipes that is perfect for diabetics.
The cake itself is made with almond flour, which is perfect for low carb. As for the frosting, the natural food coloring was used to give color for the design. She doubled the recipe to make this tall cake.
4. Keto Poke Cake
Put your creativity into use and create this flag-inspired Keto Poke Cake created by Hilda Solares of Fit To Serve. This delicious cake is the best way to express your patriotic pride this 4th of July. It’s guaranteed to be a big hit with everyone, including those who are not watching their carbs.
The base is made with a low-carb cream cheese pound cake that’s baked using almond flour. The sugar-free strawberry gelatin she uses contains some artificial sweeteners but you could use a naturally sweetened one instead.
5. Keto Banana Pudding
Cap off your 4th of July Dinner with this mouthwatering Keto Banana Pudding. Made by Sabra from This Mom’s Menu, this all-American classic recipe is sure to delight everyone at the dinner table. With its delicious taste, no one would ever guess that it’s low in carbs.
Bananas may not be ideal for a keto diet, but this recipe uses thinly sliced bananas to make it low-carb. In fact, each serving of this pudding contains only 5 grams of carbs, so eating a slice should not kick you out of ketosis depending on how may carbs you stick to.
If you don’t want to use bananas you could use a natural banana flavor extract in the cake mixture instead.
6. Low-Carb Berry Cheesecake
Cheesecakes are among the most popular 4th July dessert recipes especially for people who are following a low-carb diet. In fact, it’s the ultimate low carb dessert for keto dieters since it’s so delicious and easy to make.
This Independence Day, treat yourself and your guests to this decadent Low-Carb Berry Cheesecake. Made by Heather Cooan, this low-carb cheesecake tastes just like the real thing and contains only 8.6 grams net carbs per serving.
7. Keto Strawberry Pretzel Salad
End your 4th of July celebration in the sweetest way with these Keto Strawberry Pretzel Salad from Denise of My Life Cookbook. This recipe is inspired by the classic strawberry jello pretzel dessert, but it’s sugar and pretzel-free and contains only 1.6 grams of net carbs per serving.
Nevertheless, this modified version tastes just like the original recipe and you won’t even notice the missing pretzels and the sugar. Its bright red color will make this dessert stand out on your dinner table.
8. Keto Strawberry Shortcake Cups
Treat your dinner guests to a sweet treat with these Keto Strawberry Shortcake cups from Carolyn over at All Day I Dream About Food. These bite-sized cookie cups look absolutely adorable and are bursting with so much flavor.
What’s more, they are remarkably easy to make. The cookie cups are made with coconut flour and you can choose to make them days ahead since they will last for up to a week when kept in a fridge.
9. Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries, and Pecans
Honey on a keto diet? Well if you are someone who is able to stay in a state of ketosis with a higher carb intake, you may find that having a little raw honey occasionally is perfectly acceptable. You could always substitute a low carb or keto syrup if you don’t want to take the risk.
Everyone in your dinner table will surely enjoy digging into these Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries, and Pecans. This dessert recipe is from Julie of This Gal Cooks and features a slightly sweet and spicy taste with a bit of crunchiness to it because of the pecans. Seasoned with nutmeg and cinnamon, this dessert recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings without the guilt!
The best part is that this 4th July Dessert Recipe is absolutely easy to prepare. You just cut the pears in half. Place in a baking sheet and top with honey, cranberries, pecans, and other ingredients before you bake.
10. Keto Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Berry Cups
Feast your eyes on these colorful and patriotic desserts made with a creamy cheesecake mousse and topped with fresh berries! Made by Julianne of Keto Cooking Christian, these Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Berry Cups will look great in any transparent glass or cup.
You can prepare them a day ahead, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge. These 4th July dessert recipes are so easy to make. Simply whip the heavy cream in a bowl, prepare the cream cheese mixture, and arrange in a glass or cup. Don’t forget to top with fresh berries before serving!
I hope you’ve found some inspiration from this roundup of low carb and keto 4th July Dessert recipes.