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Celebrate this Christmas season with these 10 classic desserts, but this time keto-friendly and gluten-free. Treat your family to anything from an old-fashioned stollen to a decadent pavlova or even an after-dinner spiced mulled wine.
The flavor and aroma of this Keto Christmas Stollen is incredible: citrus fruit, cinnamon, roasted almonds, and rum! You won’t want to celebrate your keto Christmas without this traditional German fruit bread. It is made with almond flour, sugar-free “candied” orange and lemon peel, and even some Greek yogurt for that moisture.
German Lebkuchen or gingerbread is a must for every holiday table. This low-carb version is just as good as any high-carb gingerbread (or even better). Soft, moist, nutty, and sweetened with REAL honey, yet only 3 grams of net carbs per cookie!
What is the ultimate holiday drink? Eggnog, of course! Whether or not you are on a keto diet, you will love this thick and creamy eggnog made with sugar-free chocolate. I love how wholesome the ingredients are: egg yolks, heavy cream, almond milk, and spices. You can’t go wrong with that!
Don’t let any extra eggnog go to waste, instead make this luscious Chocolate Eggnog Cheesecake! It is created with three delicious layers that are made to impress! The filling is incredible creamy, and I just love how festive it looks! BUT the best part is that it is keto and made without any added sugar or grains. Who says that people on keto can’t indulge?
Gebrannte Mandeln or candied almonds are a staple treat found at every German Christmas market. They are crunchy, sugary-sweet, and have the irresistible aroma of roasted almonds and cinnamon. Unfortunately, they are usually made with LOTS of sugar, but this version, that is just are irresistible as the original, is sweetened with keto-friendly erythritol.
Pavlova cake is a famous meringue-based cake from either Australia or New Zealand (both countries claim this recipe) and named after the famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. These sublime Keto Mini Pavlovas are crispy on the outside and marshmallow-y soft on the inside. A heavenly treat that does not need any sugar!
7. Keto Meringue Cake
One meringue dessert is not enough for Christmas, right? Meringue it’s just so festive and delicious, especially when it’s sugar-free! Meringue Cake a popular Christmas cake in Germany. The crust is soft and chewy and topped with a meringue layer. This is followed by a light whipped cream filling and finished with a marshmallow-like meringue topping. After trying your first bite, you will understand why this cake is called Heaven Cake in Germany.
Snow eggs, Oeufs a la Neige, floating island, or Schneenockerl. Different names for essentially the same delicious dish – sweetened, beaten egg whites that are slightly cooked in sweetened milk and then served in a homemade vanilla sauce! The poached meringue fluffs floating in a creamy vanilla sauce resemble a winter landscape and will look beautiful on your holiday table.
You will fall in love with this old-fashioned German fruit dessert! While fruit pudding is traditionally made with a starch, this version is keto-friendly. It is made with red berries and has a jam-like consistency. Enjoy it with cream, pudding, or ice cream.
10. Keto Mulled Wine
Let’s end this keto Christmas dessert list with a German classic – Mulled Wine (or Glühwein). Traditional German Glühwein is sweetened with (brown) sugar, honey, or orange juice. Lucky for us, it is really easy to replace these high-carb ingredients with low-carb ones without losing the sweetness or flavor! With this Keto Mulled Wine, you can enjoy the flavors of orange zest, cloves, cinnamon, and molasses, while staying low-carb!