No-bake keto cheesecake

No-bake keto cheesecake

This silky, creamy, keto cheesecake has a tang of lemon and is the perfect sugar-free dessert for special occasions. You don't have to be an experienced baker to make this impressive and delicious treat — as a matter of fact, you don't even have to turn on the oven! Serve it as is or top it with your favorite low-carb toppings, such as a sugar-free cherry sauce.

No-bake keto cheesecake

This silky, creamy, keto cheesecake has a tang of lemon and is the perfect sugar-free dessert for special occasions. You don't have to be an experienced baker to make this impressive and delicious treat — as a matter of fact, you don't even have to turn on the oven! Serve it as is or top it with your favorite low-carb toppings, such as a sugar-free cherry sauce.
USMetric
16 servingservings

Ingredients

Crust
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) 475 ml (230 g) almond flour
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter, melted
  • ¼ cup (1¾ oz.) 60 ml (55 g) erythritol
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
Filling
  • 2 lbs 900 g cream cheese
  • 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup (323 oz.) 120 ml (110 g) erythritol
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1 lemon, juice and zestlemons, juice and zest

Instructions

Instructions are for 16 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Add all the ingredients for the crust into a bowl and mix until a sandy consistency.
  2. Put the mixture in a 9" (23 cm) springform pan. Using the bottom of a measuring cup or your fingers, press the crust into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Put it in the fridge.
  3. Add all the filling ingredients into a big bowl. Using a handheld or stand mixer beat the mixture for about 5 minutes or until it's a fluffy consistency. If you have a mixer with a paddle attachment, use this to whip the filling for a smoother, more consistent fluffy texture.
  4. Pour the filling over the crust and smooth into an even layer using a spatula or spoon.
  5. Cover with plastic foil and put in the fridge for at least three hours or overnight.
  6. Remove the springform pan just before serving by running a thin-bladed knife around the edge to loosen the crust from the sides of the pan. Open the clamp and expand the sides of the pan and release the bottom.
  7. Top the cheesecake with toppings of your choice or serve it as it is. See some of our favorite topping choices below.

Recommended special equipment

  • Springform pan, 9" (23 cm)
  • A handheld or stand mixer

Baking the crust

If you want you could also bake the crust. Baking it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes, or until golden, gives the crust more flavor and stability. Let it cool completely before you pour in the filling.

Topping suggestions

Switch it up by topping your masterpiece with toppings of your choice, such as a sugar-free fruit sauce. See below for more suggestions.
Sugar-free cherry sauce

Fresh cherry sauce

+2 g net carbs/portion

8 oz (225 g) pitted and halved cherries
1 tbls erythritol
4 tbls water
0.25 tsp almond extract (optional)

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat. Let it simmer until the cherries are soft and the liquid has reduced.

Let it cool completely. Spoon over cheesecake before serving.

Other topping suggestions

Check out our fruits and berries guide, and nuts guide for more inspiration.

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon or lime slices
  • Whipping cream
  • Fresh mint
  • Roasted almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts or pecans

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8 comments

  1. Nat
    Can I leave out the lemon and still have the same result?
    Reply: #3
  2. jonesjeffr
    Can you substitute stevia?
    Reply: #4
  3. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can I leave out the lemon and still have the same result?

    Yes, there shouldn't be any problem with omitting the lemon.

  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can you substitute stevia?

    Sure! However, it may not be a 1:1 ratio, as the levels of sweetness can vary.

  5. Pam
    I made this today and it was delicious, I baked the base layer, very easy to put together.
    Reply: #6
  6. Debra
    Awesome!
  7. Colleen Eales
    Are you sure this is 2llb of cream cheese I made this and it wouldn’t set.
    Reply: #8
  8. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Are you sure this is 2llb of cream cheese I made this and it wouldn’t set.

    Hi, Colleen! Yes, the 2 pounds is accurate. It’s very creamy but shouldn't be runny.

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