Who would have thought that 4 ingredients would make a delicious keto treat? Try our keto strawberries and cream with or without sweetener.
Strawberries are some of the best fruits that fit into a low-carb keto diet. 1 cup of sliced strawberries contains 9.45 grams of net carbohydrates and 53 calories. It also provides vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. So they’re not just keto-friendly – they also do your health a favor.
The short story behind this recipe: I wanted to make something creamy using the fresh frozen strawberries we have. At the same time, I also craved some crunch. We already made jam a few weeks ago. Smoothies too. Why not try the classic strawberries and cream this time? That would be super easy and hassle-free.
What’s fantastic is that it will require only 4 ingredients, with one ingredient being optional. Take a closer look at this creamy strawberry delight that’s topped with keto dark chocolate or cacao nibs.
How to Make Keto Strawberries and Cream
Whether you eat this as an afternoon snack or evening dessert, you won’t have to worry about going over your carb limit. One serving, which is a small glass, has only 5.3 grams total carbs or 4.7 grams net carbs. For the chocolate, I recommend using dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids. Cacao nibs will work too. However, you might find them bitter.
Fresh or frozen strawberries are fine either way. Depends on what you have.
The first step is to thaw a cup of frozen strawberries at room temperature. You can also put them in the microwave using the defrost setting for 30 seconds.
After thawing, slice the strawberries using a paring knife. Make it as thick or as thin as you like. Then place the slices at the bottom of each glass.
Next, whip up the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Make sure that your heavy cream is cold or else it will not whip nicely. Warm temperatures cause heavy cream to flatten out. Another helpful tip: If you decide to sweeten the cream with a keto-friendly sweetener like stevia or Swerve, add the sweetener only after the heavy cream has become thicker. You don’t want to add it too soon or else the cream won’t thicken.
Lastly, add the cream to each glass then top with the remaining whole or sliced strawberries. Add some dark chocolate or cocoa nib toppings for crunch.
Here are more details about each ingredient for this keto strawberries and cream recipe:
- Strawberries, fresh or frozen – These are a welcome addition to a low-carb ketogenic diet if you’re not trying to avoid plants. Because they’re versatile, they can be enjoyed in many ways. The difference between fresh and frozen strawberries is that frozen strawberries have a stronger flavor which makes them ideal for desserts.
- Heavy cream or whipping cream – Heavy cream whips better, holds its shape longer and has a higher fat content. Whipping cream, on the other hand, has a lighter texture. You don’t need to worry about this though. Your keto strawberries and cream will come out just fine and taste delicious either way.
- Dark chocolate or cacao nibs – Keto-friendly dark chocolate should contain at least 70% cocoa solids. While dark chocolate has a sweet taste, cacao nibs taste bitter. Cacao nibs are also lower in sugar and high in fiber.
- Stevia, optional – One packet of stevia will impart just the right amount of sweetness to your cream. Alternatively, you can use Swerve.
I hope you’ll love this keto recipe! Enjoy and share it with your family and friends.
Keto Strawberries and Cream FAQs
1. What other berries can I use? Feel free to use blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries. In fact, you can combine them with strawberries if you like. However, note that this will increase or decrease the number of carbs depending on what you choose.
2. Can this be a make-ahead dessert? Yes! If you’re throwing a party or small gathering, you can make keto strawberries and cream hours before the event. Just keep them in the fridge. The cold temperature will firm up the cream.
3. I’m allergic to dairy. Is there a substitute for heavy cream? Use coconut cream. It will still thicken when whipped but it won’t be as firm as heavy cream. However, it’s a great and healthy dairy-free alternative.
Keto Strawberries and Cream
- 7 pcs strawberries
- 1 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
- ½ tsp teaspoon cacao nibs or crushed/shaved dark chocolate for garnish
- Stevia packet Optional
- Prepare all the ingredients.
- If you’ll be using frozen strawberries, thaw or defrost them.
- Slice the strawberries using a paring knife according to your desired thickness. Then place the slices at the bottom of a small glass.
- Take out the heavy cream or whipping cream from the fridge. Whip it until soft peaks form. (Make sure to add the sweetener midway, when the cream thickens up.)
- Add the cream to the glass and top with remaining sliced or whole strawberries. Top with crushed/shaved dark chocolate or cacao nibs.
- Eat and enjoy.
- Total carbs: 5.3g
- Dietary fiber: 0.6g
- Total fat: 14.4g
- Protein: 1.4g
- Sodium: 14mg