The carnivore diet is a low-carb diet where you eat only meat and a select few other animal products. You don’t worry about counting calories, protein, or saturated fat on the carnivore diet, but when you cook and eat hardly anything besides animal foods, it can get a little boring. Carnivore diet desserts are exactly what you need to bust out of that rut and enjoy a delicious life.
Many people assume that you can’t eat dessert on the carnivore diet, but these recipes for carnivore desserts prove that isn’t true. From carnivore cheesecake that’s full of flavor to carnivore-friendly cakes and custards, here are seven of the best carnivore diet desserts to satisfy your cravings.
- Carnivore Ice Cream
- Crustless Cheesecake Fat Bomb
- Single Serve Crustless Cheesecake For One
- Carnivore Cake
- Carnivore Egg Pudding
- No-Bake Cheesecake Pudding
- Cinnamon Bun Custard (With Carnivore Option)
- What desserts can I eat on the carnivore diet?
- Can I have ice cream on the carnivore diet?
- Can I have whipped cream on the carnivore diet?
Carnivore-Friendly Dessert Ideas
Carnivore Ice Cream
Is it possible to stick to a strict carnivore diet and still enjoy ice cream? You bet with this Carnivore Ice Cream recipe by People’s Choice Beef Jerky. It’s simple, easy, and something every carnivore dieter can do, no matter their level of mastery in the kitchen. Just combine egg yolks and raw cream. Whip it up a little in the mixer and freeze.
This recipe is for those who are strictly compliant, but you can also add ingredients that are sometimes considered acceptable cheat foods, like a bit of vanilla extract, lemon zest, or zero carb sweetener.
Crustless Cheesecake Fat Bomb
This Crustless Cheesecake Fat Bomb by The Carnivore Diet Coach is ideal when you want something cool and creamy but don’t want to devote much to prep time and cooking. As the author says, this delicious little bomb is also the perfect way to get in some extra fat and calories on the carnivore diet.
You start with cream cheese and grass-fed butter that has been brought to room temperature. Combine and mix them until creamy before adding vanilla and erythritol (if using), and continue mixing until all blended. Next, divide the mixture into single portion cups, cover, and place in the refrigerator to chill. This no-bake dessert is terrific to have on hand, and it meets all the nutrition requirements of the carnivore diet.
Single Serve Crustless Cheesecake For One
This is a great carnivore cheesecake recipe for people who live on their own or live in a house with others who aren’t following the carnivore diet (and are tired of being the one to skip out on dessert!). This perfectly sized single serving zero carb cheesecake is ideal when you just need a little something to satisfy that crabbing.
Did we mention that this cheesecake is also a no-bake recipe? It just keeps getting better. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract. This recipe also includes a monk fruit sweetener, which can easily be omitted. Mix it up, chill, and enjoy!
Have you missed something with that cakey texture while enjoying life on the carnivore diet? This Carnivore Cake by Primal Edge Health will help to satisfy those cravings. The ingredients are simple and include eggs, whole raw milk, butter, vanilla extract, and a sweetener (with these last two ingredients being optional).
This carnivore dessert is super easy to make too. All you do is whip up the egg mixture with an electric mixer until it’s nice and creamy, heat the raw milk and butter in a small saucepan, add the optional ingredients if you’re using them, mix it all together and then bake. This is a perfect dessert with a sponge cake-like texture and a pleasant, creamy taste.
Carnivore Egg Pudding
The carnivore-friendly egg pudding is rich, creamy, and super decadent. It’s the perfect dessert for a special occasion or just when you’re craving something a bit indulgent. This recipe does call for a sweetener, which is optional.
Some people on the carnivore diet are fine using a little bit of raw honey in desserts like this since it’s technically animal food. If you’re following the carnivore diet for weight loss, then staying low carb is key for fat loss. You can decide if adding honey is aligned with your goals on this diet. For reference, one tablespoon of raw honey contains about 17g of carbohydrates.
The other ingredients in this egg pudding include soft-boiled eggs, half and half or heavy cream, butter, vanilla extract, and a bit of salt. This recipe is easy and quick to make, but it does require a couple of hours of refrigeration, so make sure you plan accordingly.
No-Bake Cheesecake Pudding
This is a carnivore-friendly cheesecake recipe with a surprise twist – it’s actually a pudding! Cheesecake is a favorite among carnivore diet desserts, but we love the different spin of this recipe by Primal Edge Health. What makes this delicious dessert a bit different is grass-fed beef gelatin.
This carnivore cheesecake recipe calls for sour cream, but you can substitute it with heavy cream if you prefer. Sprinkle the gelatin over whichever type of cream you choose to let it bloom. Meanwhile, combine some water and sweetener in a saucepan. The author uses a monk fruit sweetener here, but you could substitute this with honey if you want to stick strictly to animal foods and don’t mind a few extra carbs.
Combine the cream/gelatin mixture with the warm water, mix well and transfer to serving dishes. Refrigerate until firm, and you’ve got one of the best carnivore diet desserts there is. Tangy, creamy, and the perfect texture. Yum!
Cinnamon Bun Custard (With Carnivore Option)
This recipe for cinnamon bun custard is actually designed for the keto diet, but it can easily be adapted to fit your carnivore lifestyle. The two ingredients this custard contains that are technically carnivore friendly are small amounts of sweeteners and cinnamon. Depending on how strictly you’re following the carnivore diet, you can decide if you want to omit these ingredients or keep them in as a slight “cheat” to change up the flavor a bit.
Other ingredients include eggs, cream cheese, water, and vanilla. Preparation of the carnivore diet dessert is super easy. Just blend all the ingredients together and then pour into a baking dish. You will want to use a water bath method for this, which includes placing the baking dish inside a partially filled pan of water during cooking. This will create steam, help make that rich custard consistency, and help the dessert not dry out during baking.
A Note About Honey On the Carnivore Diet
The carnivore diet strictly prohibits the use of regular sugar. This is for two reasons. First, it’s a plant-based product rather than animal food. Second, many people follow this diet to severely restrict carbs for fat loss and other health-related reasons. Adding sugar to the mix will surely sabotage those efforts.
Some people have no problem using zero-carb sweeteners while following the diet. They’re usually consumed in small enough amounts that an argument can be made that the negligible amount is worth it if it helps them from slipping off the diet when a sweet tooth craving strikes. This is 100% a matter of personal choice and preference.
One issue that sometimes comes up when eating the carnivore way is the use of honey. Technically, honey is an animal food because it’s produced by bees. Many recipes for carnivore desserts call for some types of sweeteners. If your goal is strictly eating only animal foods, honey fits the bill and is great to cook with when making desserts.
However, if your goals revolve around losing weight or preventing a spike in blood sugar, you might want to stay away from honey since it does have a fair amount of carbs. There are nearly 35g of carbs in two tablespoons of honey, which is a typical amount you might add to recipes.
Love The Carnivore Lifestyle And Enjoy Desserts Too!
You don’t have to give up your love of cheesecake, custard, or even cake when living your best carnivorous life. With a little ingenuity and the help of some great recipes, you can satisfy your cravings without falling off your eating plan. Some eggs, dairy, and other compliant ingredients can be crafted into a dessert that will become a favorite for special occasions or just an everyday treat.
9 thoughts on “Carnivore Diet Desserts”
Can we just order the Carnivore desserts?
Sorry, I haven’t found any Carnivore diet desserts that you can get delivered just yet, but it is gaining in popularity so we may see some soon.
Can you have dark chocolate on a carnivore diet? I have caçao powder.
Technically No, hardcore carnivores don’t eat chocolate, but I’ve heard of people that used to call themselves Dirty Carnivores that allowed some dark chocolate or a handful of nuts.
Recipes please for carnivore cheesecake and cinnamon bun custard
i’ve been on the carnivore diet for less than a week now, and am losing weight every single day! i’m starting to have cravings, so i want to know a couple of things. first i saw that you said that some people will have small amounts of dark chocolate. what coco %? like 65% and higher? and how much is a small amount? and second, i love milk, someone told me that i could drink heavy cream (i don’t think so) so can i drink something like lactade since it’s lactose free?
The higher the cacao percentage, the better (I’d shoot for 70% and up), but its more about not having milk chocolate and sticking to dark chocolate only. A small amount is about one to two ounces.
I would try to stay away from Lactade because it has a high carb count with 12g of sugar carbs in each serving: https://www.lactaid.com/products/lactaid-whole-milk
Maybe try an unsweetened nut milk, but I know its not the same flavor.
oh i have another question, can i have keto friendly smoothie?
Yes, as long as the Keto smoothie is also carnivore like this one: https://ketovorish.com/mocha-fat-bomb-smoothie/ – Just replace the cream with unsweetened almond or coconut milk