Trying to eat low carb is easier said than done, especially if you have a sweet tooth like me. I tend to crave sugar in the late afternoons and evenings, and I’m not always disciplined enough to stay away from it.
Fortunately, I’ve discovered a secret to making easy and guilt-free desserts and treats that last all week– Sugar Free Jell-O!! Both the gelatin and the pudding. And, they come in so many different flavors, you can make something new and exciting every week.
Here is a round-up of my favorite Low Carb desserts using sugar-free Jell-O. I’m certain you’ll find something that will satisfy that relentless sweet tooth!
1. LOW CARB BLENDER SHERBET
This delicious and easy cold treat will make you feel like you’re cheating, but it has less than 1 carb and is unbelievably low in calories.
- 1 (3 ounce) box sugar-free gelatin (any flavor)
- 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 1/3 cup ice cold water
- about 1.5 cups ice
- Pour the dry gelatin into a medium size bowl.
- Add 1/3 cup boiling water and stir until the gelatin is well dissolved.
- Add 1/3 cup of very cold water and 1 tbsp of heavy whipping cream, and stir.
- Place 1.5 cups of ice into a good quality blender and pour the gelatin mixture over the ice.
- Blend until smooth and serve immediately.
Feel free to add a dash of low carb sweetener, vanilla extract, frozen berries or other flavorings depending on the gelatin you choose.
2. JELLO-O CHEESECAKE BITES
This easy recipe only requires 2 simple ingredients and doesn’t require any baking. Whip them up in just a few minutes for the perfect mid-day sweet tooth attack.
- 1 8oz package of Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese or any brand as long as it’s the solid brick type.
- 1 package of sugar free jello or pudding mix
Note: If you want to do a smaller amount, 1 tbsp of mix does about 4 cream cheese balls.
- Take the package of Cream cheese and cut into 16 squares.
- Put the jello or pudding mix in a sandwich baggie.
- Take each square and shake until covered with jello or pudding mix on all sides.
- Then roll into a ball in your hands.
- Keep covered with plastic wrap in the fridge.
- Serving size is 2 balls.
Each serving of 2 cream cheese balls is 105 calories, 1 carb, 9 g fat and 3 g protein.
3. NO-BAKE LOW CARB CHERRY CHEESECAKE
Yes, please! This easy dessert recipe only requires a handful of ingredients, and you simple stir and then chill. I like the sound of that.
- 2 cups lite whipped topping, thawed
- 1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
- 1 (4-serving) package sugar-free cherry gelatin (or any flavor of your choice)
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- In a medium bowl, cream together the whipped topping and cream cheese until smooth.
- Sprinkle the gelatin mix into the boiling water and stir until dissolved; cool until room temperature. Add gelatin mixture to the cream cheese mixture; stir until well combined.
- Pour mixture into a pie pan and chill for at least two hours, or until set.
4. LOW CARB THICK & RICH MOUSSE PUDDING
This is my go-to recipe for those days when I’m craving something sweet and want to whip up something tasty in just a few minutes. It only requires 2 ingredients, and will last you the entire week (unless your husband gets ahold of it).
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Sugar Free Jell-O Instant Pudding (any flavor)
Make the instant pudding according to the package directions, only substitute heavy whipping cream for the milk. Use a hand mixer to combine the two, place the mixture in the fridge for a few minutes to thicken it up a bit, and then continue using your hand mixer until you get the consistency you like. It gets super thick and fluffy!
- You can also use regular Jell-O Instant Pudding if you’re not watching your sugar intake.
- For a lighter version that’s still much fluffier than regular pudding, try using half whipping cream and half milk.
Try freezing it! It makes an amazing sugar free ice-cream like dessert.
- Put it in a pie crust or use it in a layered dessert.
Top it with fruit (raspberries are good with the lemon flavor!)
- Use it as a dip with vanilla wafers or graham crackers.
5. LOW CARB JELL-O MERINGUES
If you’re looking for something a little different with an amazing texture, look no further! This easy meringue recipe using any flavor of gelatin you’d like will have you coming back for seconds.
Get the following ingredients:
- Sugar free Jell-O packet
- Splenda or other non-sugar sweetener
- Six egg whites.
- 1/3 tsp cream of Tarter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Mix the Jell-o and the non-sugar sweetener in a bowl.
- In another bowl, beat the egg whites, tarter, and salt until stiff peaks form.
- Gradually stir the Jell-O and sweetener into the eggs.
- Dollop the mixture onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake at 250 for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Open the oven door and allow the meringue to slowly cool.
6. KETO JELL-O FAT BOMBS
These sweet little fat bombs may look too pretty to make, but any mould or mini silicone muffin pan will do. Simply chill and eat! No baking required.
- One 9g pack of Sugar-Free Jello
- 15grams of Gelatin Powder
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- Dissolve gelatin and jello in boiling water.
- Add the cream slowly while stirring and continue to stir for 1 minute. If you add the cold cream in all at once and don’t thoroughly
- mix, the jellies will split creating a layered effect.
- Pour the mixture into candy molds and set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!
7. KETO CREAMSICLE JELL-O
This easy recipe is similar to the mousse pudding but with a little different texture and flavor. It only requires 3 simple ingredients, and you won’t be disappointed!
- 1 LARGE box of sugar free jello in whichever flavor you fancy (.6 oz box)
- 2 cups of boiling water (not depicted, obv)
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- If you have a small box of jello (.3 oz box), halve the rest of the ingredients and continue on!
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add it to the jello powder. Follow the directions on the box, which say something like “whisk briskly for 2 minutes.” I pay very close attention to that rule, because I read that some people who mixed their jello with cream saw separation of layers later on. I have not had that issue, and I think it is because I whisk dramatically for an extended period of time.
- Add in 1 cup of sour cream. Whisk as if your life depended on it, until fully incorporated. Then whisk some more.
- Add in 1 cup of heavy cream. You got it, whisk whisk whisk all day long, whisk whisk whisk while you sing that song.
- Distribute equally amongst 4 containers. To be perfectly honest, sometimes I only eat half of a container at a time. So you could probably even be happy with a half-cup serving, if you have that size container and that suits your fancy. Or make ginormous portions. I don’t care!
- So far I’ve tried Strawberry, Orange, Strawberry-Banana, and Raspberry. My favorite is definitely the orange – dreamsicle flavored. Be aware that the cream will alter the color of the finished product… so your brilliant red strawberry jello will look like a solidified blob of Pepto Bismal. It’s not pretty, folks. The orange is definitely the most attractive in my opinion.
- But that’s not what matters, right? It’s the nutrition that’s important. And while I can’t say that these have helped me lose weight faster, I did finally break my stall, and they are quite tasty little snacks. I’ve gotten into the habit of eating one on my first break at work, and deeming it my breakfast. Maybe when it gets cold outside I’ll switch back to bulletproof tea and start mixing gelatin into that. Until then, these are a nice little cold dish. You may even enjoy them as a dessert. At 330 calories, 30 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, and 2 net carbs each (4 if you consider that there is <1 carb in each serving of heavy cream), they’ve got enough heft to them to stick to your ribs rather than jiggle all the way down.
8. LOW CARB JELL-O FLUFF SALAD
Now, THIS is my idea of a salad!! I’m actually not sure what makes it a “salad”, except for maybe the addition of chopped pecans, but it sure does look amazing. You could even add in a few berries to the mix and still keep it relatively low carb.
- 1 cup Cottage Cheese (highest fat./lowest carb count you can find)
- 1 packet of Sugar free Black Cherry Jello (the box w/ 4 servings)
- 1/2 cup of shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese (use more if you like)
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans (more if you like)
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 tbsp of your favorite no sugar sweetener. (I like Swerve)
- Place whipping cream, mixing bowl and beaters in freezer for about 10 minutes before starting. (Helps the whipping cream whip faster and fluffier
- Mix the Jello powder and cottage cheese together until completely combined.
- Add pecans and shredded cheese to the jello mixture, combine.
Whip the cream to the soft peak stage and add in your sweetener.
- Continue whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks.
- Gently fold whipped cream and jello mixture together until completely combined.
- Chill 2 to 4 hour before serving. (Though I never wait that long when making this for me, lol!)
Cottage cheese does have a few carbs per serving. Compare labels and look for one with more fat. As an example, the Horizon brand has fewer carbs than other cottage cheese brands w/ 4% milkfat.
serves 6 to 8
Carbs per serving: 2
9. LOW CARB JELL-O POPSICLES
Hello, summer time! I can certainly imagine myself enjoying one of these Jell-O popsicles by the pool… guilt-free! Whip them up in any flavor you’d like with just 2 simple ingredients.
- 1 (0.3 oz) box of sugar free Jello gelatin (in the flavor of your choice)
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- In a bowl, add your gelatin and boiling water.
- Mix until the gelatin is dissolved.
- Add this mixture to a blender and add your cream.
- Blend on high until it gets nice and creamy.
- Pour into your popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours.
10. LOW CARB JELL-O YOGURT BITES
If you like candy, but are trying to stay away from sugar, you are going to love these creamy little yogurt bites! They really hit the spot when your sweet tooth attacks. Once chilled, you can store them in the fridge and pop them in your mouth whenever you desire.
- 16 oz Greek yogurt 0% fat, equivalent to 1.65 cups
- 0.3 oz packet Strawberry Sugar Free Jello
- In a medium bowl, mix the ingredients together.
- Place the bowl in a microwave and cook for one minute, then stir well.
- Continue to cook in 30 second bursts, stirring well each time, until the Jello crystals have completely dissolved into the yogurt.
- Spoon the mixture into a silicone mold. You may like to spray the mold with some mild non-stick spray first
- Level off the mold with an icing spatula, and tap the mold a few times to remove any air bubbles. Place the silicone mold on a board (to stop it bending), then place it in the fridge until they have set – at least three hours.
- Carefully turn out each yogurt bite, and enjoy! Store in the fridge
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