Keto Cheesecake (Key Lime)
This no-bake Keto Cheesecake Key Lime recipe is an incredibly creamy low-carb cheesecake with a refreshing, tangy lime flavor.
A melt-in-your-mouth dessert made with only a few simple ingredients to impress all your guests and fix all your sweet cravings with no guilt!
Can I Have A Classic Cheesecake On A Keto Diet?
No, you can’t eat a regular cheesecake recipe on your keto journey. In fact, an authentic cheesecake recipe is high in carbs and sugar.
The crust is always made of high-sugar graham crackers, and the cheesecake filling contains sugar and sometimes condensed milk.
However, it’s very easy to make a keto cheesecake at home using basic ingredients to limit the number of net carbs per slice and indulge safely!
How To Make Keto Cheesecake
The best part of this key lime keto cheesecake recipe is that it’s a no-bake keto cheesecake which means a super easy keto dessert recipe that everyone can make!
All you need to make a quick keto cheesecake recipe are a few basic kitchen tools and simple keto-friendly ingredients.
To make a delicious keto cheesecake, you need some tools, nothing fancy, but some must-haves to make a delicious creamy low-carb cheesecake:
- Springform pan – this is a must-have to release your cheesecake easily. A springform pan has a detachable rim attached to the bottom of the pan with a clamp. It means you can remove the rim to release your cheesecake with ease.
- Handheld whisk or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment – this is necessary to beat the cream cheese and whip the whipping cream.
- Parchment paper – very useful to release the cheesecake from the bottom of the pan or a long flat tool that you can slide under the crust.
The ingredients you need to make this key lime cheesecake are mostly basic keto pantry ingredients, keto-friendly dairy, and keto sweeteners. Since it’s a no-bake key lime cheesecake keto recipe, it doesn’t contain eggs.
To make the crust of this quick keto cheesecake no-bake recipe, you need:
- Almond flour – or you can use my keto graham cracker recipe and pulse them in a food processor into a powder.
- Erythritol – don’t add if you are using my graham cracker recipe, or the crust will be too sweet.
- Melted unsalted butter
- Vanilla extract
To make the keto cheesecake crust, combine almond flour, erythritol, melted butter, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl. The mixture has a wet sandy texture.
Press this mixture firmly all over the bottom of a 9 inches springform pan covered with lightly oiled parchment paper.
I recommend using a spoon to pack the ingredients firmly into the pan.
Refrigerate while you are making the key lime cheesecake filling.
- Cream cheese – softened full-fat cream cheese. Remove it from the fridge 30 minutes before starting the recipe.
- Sour cream
- Heavy cream – this refers to cream with a minimum of 36% fat content. You need full fat cream, no light cream.
- Lime juice – learn how to squeeze a lime without tools
- Gelatin powder
- Powdered erythritol – adjust the amount based on your sweet tooth. Adding more powdered keto sweeteners won’t increase the net carbs. You can also use allulose if you prefer. It has less aftertaste than erythritol.
- Lime zest – make sure you use untreated lime to avoid pesticides.
Heat the lime juice and gelatin in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, until just warm and smooth. Set aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld whisk, beat cream cheese and sour cream until creamy and fluffy.
Then, add lime juice-gelatin mixture, lime zest, powdered erythritol, and beat again until incorporated. Set aside at room temperature.
In another bowl, whisk the heavy cream until it forms a stiff peak.
Fold in the whipped cream into the cream cheese bowl until it forms a fluffy, thick batter.
Assembling The Cheesecake
Pour the cheesecake filling onto the springform pan and spread it evenly with a spoon.
Then, bang the pan onto the kitchen countertop to release any trapped air in the filling.
This is a no-bake cheesecake recipe, which means you must refrigerate your dessert to set the filling.
Wrap the top of the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Serving The Keto Cheesecake
First, carefully release your keto cheesecake from the pan. First, slide a knife all over the edges of the pan.
Then, gently open the pan rim to release the cheesecake.
Finally, use the hanging pieces of parchment paper to transfer the cheesecake onto a serving plate.
You can also run a long, flat knife or spatula under the crust to transfer the cheesecake to a serving board.
This keto low carb key lime cheesecake recipe goes very well with some of the sugar-free ingredients below. You can also use them to fix cracks in the filling.
- Unsweetened coconut – key lime and coconut are delicious! Sprinkle some unsweetened coconut on top of your slice.
- Unsweetened whipped cream
- Coconut yogurt – the keto version is made of 2 ingredients: coconut cream and probiotics.
- Lime zest
- Fresh thin lime slices
You can store your no-bake keto cheesecake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can also freeze individual slices of cheesecake in individually-sealed containers or freezer bags and thaw them in the fridge the day before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sure, simply use individual silicone molds and fill them in the same order as explained in this recipe.
You can also try my Keto Cheesecake Bites.
No, unfortunately, you can’t make this recipe with dairy-free ingredients.
But if you are craving a dairy-free keto key lime dessert, you can try my no-bake keto key lime pie recipe. It uses avocado, and there is no dairy involved.
You don’t have to, but if you prefer a slightly crispy crust more cake-like, you can bake the crust in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 15 to 20 minutes.
Alternatively, you can pour the filling in my Almond Flour Crust.
You can definitely make some substitutions to change its taste.
For example, you can replace the lemon zest with freeze-dried strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries and fresh berries and the lime juice with lemon juice.
Have you made this gluten-free keto key lime cheesecake recipe? Share a comment or feedback below! I love to hear from you,
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Keto Cheesecake (Key Lime)
Preparation:Under 20 Minutes
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