Top Low-Carb Desserts

Monday, October 3, 2011

About.com users have been whipping up these treats like crazy, as you can tell from the reviews on many of them. Here are the most popular dessert recipes on the site. They often have special ingredients, such as sweeteners with zero carbohydrate. Regular sweetener from the grocery store can usually be substituted, although some people find that they have an aftertaste in large quantities. All of these recipes are low in carbohydrates, wheat-free, and gluten-free.

Low-Carb CheesecakePhoto c Laura Dolson

This basic cheesecake can be "dressed up" in a number of ways. Strawberry cheesecake is a favorite.

Low-Carb Chocolate MoussePhoto c Laura Dolson

This mousse is such a rich, intense chocolate that you'll probably be satisfied with a small amount.

Sugar-Free FudgePhoto c Laura Dolson

You won't believe how easy this is to make, and how good it is! You just mix it up in a bowl and pack it into a pan.

Low-Carb Strawberry ShortcakePhoto c Laura Dolson

I used my basic muffin recipe to make the base of this yummy strawberry shortcake. It's gluten-free and wheat-free, too!

Low-Carb Pumpkin PiePhoto c Laura Dolson

Don't wait for Thanksgiving to make this pie! It is yummy any time, and not very hard to make. You can make it in the pecan crust, or just plain as a baked pumpkin custard.

Low-Carb Lemon CheesecakePhoto c Laura Dolson

How to make a cheesecake extra-lemony but not sour? The secret is in the lemon zest and a sour cream topping that has an extra hit of lemon juice.

Sugar-Free Coconut MacaroonsPhoto c Laura Dolson

With only 4 ingredients, these cookies are easy to mix up and bake, and hit the spot with afternoon tea.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Coconut CookiesPhoto c Laura Dolson

Chocolate and coconut -- what's not to like?

Low-Carb CookiesPhoto c Laura Dolson

These are a nice cookie for fall or holiday time, or as a healthy lunchtime treat any time of year.

Sugar-Free Raspberry FoolPhoto c Laura Dolson

A wonderful summer dessert when raspberries are in season, but can be made with frozen berries just as well.

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter CupsPhoto c Laura Dolson

These sugar-free, low-carb peanut butter cups are better than any "diet candy" you can buy in a store.

A brownie from flax seed meal? Yup! The miracle is that they are low-carb, healthy, AND delicious!

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