Helloooo y’all! Who’s ready for to satisfy their sweet cravings with low-carb, healthy options? Because we’ve collected our favorite low-carb dessert recipes right here for our favorite sweet tea fans.
If you’re looking to cut back on carbs and sugar or are trying to follow a keto diet, there’s no reason to cut dessert ENTIRELY from your life. Y’all can live the sweet life and make healthy choices! It’s all about moderation and alternative ingredients. And we’ve got the best tips for y’all, so read on!
Very Berry Chocolate Mousse
What’s better than a smoooooooth chocolate mousse? A sugar-free, low-carb chocolate mousse, topped with your favorite berries! You’ll skip the carbs but get a dosage of delicious chocolate an fresh fruit. There ain’t nothing better, y’all.
- 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 1 tablespoon water, cold
- 2 tablespoons water, boiling
- ½ cup Splenda or alternative sweetener
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Strawberries and raspberries, sliced or halved
- Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small cup and let it soften.
- Add the boiling water to the cup, stir until gelatin is dissolved and mixture appears clear.
- In a medium bowl, mix together sweetener and cocoa. Add whipping cream and vanilla extract. Mix with an electric mixer.
- Pour gelatin mixture into the bowl and beat mixture until well blended. Spoon into bowls or small dishes.
- Add sliced raspberries and strawberries on surface of mousse.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
Here’s our inspiration for this recipe!
Mixed Berry Cheesecake Popsicles
Can y'all tell how much we love berries? These delicious popsicles are the perfect dessert to cool off with and oh so easy to make! Note: Make sure the yogurt and the cream cheese are at the same temperature.
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 cups of plain yogurt, unsweetened, at room temperature
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 6 ounces blueberry preserve, melted
- ½ cup of blueberries
- ½ cup of raspberries
- Mix the cream cheese and yogurt in a bowl using an electric mixer. Make sure there are no lumps.
- Add sugar to the mixture in small portions at a time. Add the vanilla and beat the mixture.
- Combine preserve, blueberries, and raspberries in a different bowl. Mix gently to evenly coat the berries with the preserve.
- Using the cheesecake mixture, fill popsicle molds to the halfway point.
- Add the berry mixture to each mold—a tablespoon or more—and swirl.
- Add more cheesecake batter to fill each mold.
- Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid (about 6 hours).
- Remove from freezer and run under hot water for a few seconds to help unstick the popsicles from the tray.
Here’s the inspiration for this recipe!
Low-Carb Carrot Cake
I don’t know about you guys, but I would NEVER want to give up cake! Over here at Southern Breeze, a slice of carrot cake and a glass of sugar-free sweet tea is our favorite dessert!
- 5 medium eggs
- 7 ounces butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons granulated sweetener of your choice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups carrots, grated
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 ½ cups almond meal
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 7 ounces cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice
- Mix together eggs, butter, sweetener, and vanilla.
- Add carrot, walnuts, and coconut to mixture.
- Mix in almond meal, spices, and baking powder.
- Pour into greased cake pan and bake at 350F for 40-50 mins.
- Soften the cream cheese. You can do this by microwaving for 20 seconds until softened.
- Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of sweetener.
- Cover surface of cake with sweetened cream cheese frosting.
Raspberry Sweet Tea Milkshake
Our friend Madi from Mildly Meandering came up with this delicious (and PRETTY) Raspberry Sweet Tea Shake with our Cold Brew Sweet Tea! Y’all, it it soooo easy to make and has less sugar than a normal shake! Cool off with this zesty, pretty-in-pink dessert!
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream (works just as well with sugar-free or dairy-free ice cream!)
- 1 tea bag Southern Breeze Cold Brew Raspberry Sweet Tea
- 1 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Whipped cream
- Brew Southern Breeze Cold Brew Raspberry Sweet Tea tea bag in a measuring cup with 1 cup of water. Let steep 6-7 minutes, you want it stronger than usual. Once tea has steeped, remove tea bag.
- Combine vanilla ice cream, raspberry sweet tea, raspberries, and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until well combined. If the milkshake's consistency is too thick, add about 1/4 cup of milk at a time until smoother.
- Divide into two cups (or mason jars!) and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!
Low-Carb Brownies with Almond Butter Icing
Lastly, we HAD to include brownies on the list, because 1) they’re delicious to boot and 2) it’s so easy to make low-carb, healthy versions of them! Here’s our favorite…just reading the recipe makes us droooool, it sounds so darn delicious!
¾ cup superfine almond flour
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup coconut sugar
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup refined coconut oil
½ cup vegan chocolate chips
½ cup natural almond butter
1-2 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
- Melt coconut oil in microwave. Preheat oven to 325F.
- Mix almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, and salt together.
- Add three eggs and cooled coconut oil to the flour. Stir and then add chocolate chips.
- Grease a baking pan (9x9) and add batter to pan. Spread throughout so it’s evenly distributed.
- Bake for 20 minutes and let cool.
- After brownies have cooled, make the icing and pour over brownies.
- Melt ½ cup of almond butter and add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil, stir
- Cool brownies in fridge for an hour before eating.
Here’s the inspiration for this delish recipe!
YUMMMM, right? These desserts are healthier versions of some of our favorite. Pair any of ‘em with your favorite flavor of sweet tea: Original, Half & Half, Raspberry, or Peach! Let us know in the comments below…what’s YOUR favorite dessert and do you have a low-carb version?
DISCLAIMER: Consult your doctor about certain ingredients and recipes to make sure they meet the requirements for a specific diet or meal plan.