It might come as a surprise to some people, but you can still eat chocolate desserts on keto, such as this Keto Chocolate Fudge. Don’t worry, for this dessert is made with low carb sweeteners and unsweetened baking chocolate.
The rest of the ingredients are keto-approved as well. Therefore, you will not have to worry about your keto diet when you indulge in this luscious dessert. Each piece will only set you back 1 gram of net carbs.
This Keto Chocolate Fudge from Ginny of Ginny’s Low Carb Kitchen is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day or even when there’s no special occasion. It’s easy to prepare and won’t take up much of your time.
For this recipe Ginny makes a sweetened condensed milk substitute with Nestle Table Cream and xylitol.
Nestle Table Cream is keto-friendly light cream which contains 18-30% milk fat and no added sugar. It does contain carrageenan as a thicker and stabilizer, sodium alginate as a stabilizer and disodium phosphate as an emulsifier.
Carrageenan is the subject of much controversy and debate. It’s obtained from red algae and there are concerns that it causes digestive problems. These can include bloating, irritable bowel and inflammatory bowel diseases, and even bowel cancer although others say there is no evidence that it causes cancer.
The research has mainly been done on animals and further research is still ongoing to find out more about its effect on the human body. It has been banned in the EU.
If you want to read more about it then Chris Kresser has written a very detailed and informative article about it.
Sucralose, an artifical sweetener, is another dubious additive but its use is optional if you want the fudge to taste sweeter.
Some studies have shown that sucralose can change your gut microbiome by lowering the number of good bacteria by half. Research done on animals shows that sucralose can also increase inflammation in the body.
And, according to information in Dr Axe’s article on sucralose there is a danger of toxic compounds being formed when it is heated as in cooking with it.
So if you want your fudge to be sweeter it’s probably best to use a few drops of something like a good quality liquid stevia or liquid monk fruit.
If you want to make an alternative fudge and if you like pumpkin pie you will surely love this Keto Pumpkin Pie Fudge Recipe.
If you love chocolate desserts you are sure to love this Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe or these Keto Chocolate Brownies.
Keto Chocolate Fudge
- 2 cans Nestle Table Cream (Media Crema)
- ½ cup Xylitol or powdered Erythritol
- 12 packets Truvia (stevia-based sugar substitute)
- 3 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 8 drops liquid Sucralose (optional for increased sweetness – or use liquid stevia)
- 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
1. Spray an 8 x 8 square pan with healthy non-stick coating spray. You can use a heart-shaped cake pan if you’re making this keto chocolate fudge for Valentine’s Day.
2. Mix the 2 cans Nestle Table Cream with the Xylitol or Erithrytol and Truvia in a bowl to make the sweetened condensed milk substitute.
3. Add this mixture to a medium saucepan together with the unsweetened baking chocolate, coconut oil and liquid zero carb liquid sweetner if using. Stir constantly while bringing to a boil. Add in the vanilla extract. Turn heat to simmer and stir for one more minute until it develops into a smooth, thick, and creamy texture.
3. Pour into the prepared pan and leave to cool, then refrigerate. Chill completely before cutting into squares and eating. It makes a soft fudge.
4. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
Check out Ginny’s video demo on how to prepare this delicious keto chocolate fudge.