It's easy to make quick no bake keto snacks to satisfy a sweet tooth. These easy to make low carb lemon coconut cream cheese balls combine two great flavors into tasty cheesecake like bites!
This guest post comes to you from Vicky of So Nourished. Some of you may know her from Tasteaholics – a keto website she founded with her fiancé Rami. So Nourished is their first venture into making high-quality keto products for an easier lifestyle!
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The kitchen can definitely become a place of dread during the hot summer months. It can even be tempting to buy food on-the-go simply so you don’t have to turn on the oven.
Don’t avoid making tasty, healthy treats for yourself! Instead, focus on no-bake, no-cook recipes. The end results are absolutely delicious and require little to no sweat.
Lemon coconut cream cheese balls are everything you could ever want in a dessert. They are low carb, sugar free and perfect for anybody who is mindful of their ketogenic diet. You can make them quickly and they are brimming with yummy summer flavors.
The flavors of lemon, coconut, and cream cheese come together to totally blow your taste buds away. This light, yet satisfying dessert is exactly what you need to serve up when it’s way too hot to turn on the oven.
All you have to do is blend the keto-friendly ingredients in a food processor and form into bite-size balls. Next, you simply have to pop it in the refrigerator to cool.
This incredible treat is the best way to cool off and fill up in a health way. There’s no need for added sugar because the monk fruit erythritol blend adds the perfect amount of sweetness and contains 0 carbs!
Whether you just want a healthy treat around the house or you need a fast and easy recipe for our next family cookout, this is the type of dessert recipe that you should have on hand. You’ll love the blend of zesty lemon and smooth coconut flavor. You can’t go wrong with something that tastes this good!
For other easy no bake cheesecake ideas, take a look at the low carb no bake cheesecake and Italian lemon ricotta cheesecake recipes here at Low Carb Yum.
Printable Lemon Coconut Cream Cheese Balls Recipe
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Lemon Coconut Cream Cheese Balls
- ½ cup blanched almond flour
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons So Nourished Monk Fruit Erythritol blend
- 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
- Combine the almond flour, cream cheese, monk fruit sweetener, and lemon juice in a food processor.
- Blend until it forms a smooth dough then roll into 12 balls by hand.
- Roll the balls in the coconut then place on a baking sheet.
- Chill until firm then store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 71 [carbohydrates] => 1 [protein] => 1 [fat] => 6 [saturated_fat] => 3 [cholesterol] => 10 [sodium] => 31 [potassium] => 23 [fiber] => 0 [sugar] => 0 [vitamin_a] => 125 [calcium] => 19 [iron] => 0.3 [serving_unit] => ball )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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Not a big fan of these. As others have stated, way too soft to roll into balls. I stuck them in the freezer to firm up for about 20 minutes before trying again. They were very grainy, and while I love the taste of tart lemon, the flavor of this with the cream cheese reminded me of sour spoiled milk. Don’t think I will be making them again.
Minna & James
Yet another total winner from your site! Thank you!!!
I made these balls yesterday, I added extra juice from a medium sized lime...maybe four tablespoons.
Soft to handle to start with but still delicious, this morning they are firm balls.
I will be remaking a second batch today.
A great low carb treat that we enjoyed.
Thank you for sharing your low carb recipes.
You're welcome! Hope you love these coconut cream cheese balls!
Unfortunately, this was a total bust. I doubled the recipe and used 5 T lemon juice. First, it was not doughy at all. I added a little more almond flour, still not even close to dough. There is no way this recipe as written made the balls shown in the pic or even balls at all. I refrigerated overnight and could finally sort of roll into balls, if I hurried before it lowered in temp. However, it was so tart that it was like eating a lemon straight. Very disappointing! I will try again with coconut flour - as suggested above -, a lot less lemon and adding powdered sugar sub to the coconut. We'll see.
I'm sorry it didn't work out. I haven't tried these myself as it's a guest post, but I have made similar recipes. It sounds like the cream cheese may have been too soft. So chilling it a bit to firm it up was a good idea. However, adding a little more sweetener may be reduced the bitterness and helped give it a better consistency. Adding a little more flour should also have helped.
Unfortunately I was disappointed with this. As written, it came out like a very grainy frosting consistency. Also wasn't great in the food processor as instructed. However, knowing that coconut flour absorbs a LOT of moisture, I added about a tablespoon of it (1 tsp at a time), mixed (in a bowl with electric hand mixer-transferred out of food processor bowl), then waited. It ended up thickening well. They are very pretty looking and taste pretty good. I'm going to experiment using coconut flour to begin with as I love the coconut citrus combination. I also want to try a key lime version. I'm going to try using zest instead of juice. I found out last Thanksgiving when making low carb cranberry sauce that the orange zest imparts a very strong orange flavor that I love, so I'm hoping it will be the same with lemon or lime (and impart a little color to the mix). I'm also going to mix the shredded coconut with a powdered erythritol/xylitol mixture to roll them in. For this recipe, the cooling effect would be desirable-like lemon coolers cookies I ate when I was a kid. I'll post again after experimenting. Overall this gave me a great start for a very easy recipe. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the recipe. I'm loving the idea of a key lime version.
I ended up making this recipe using 1/4 cup coconut flour instead of 1/2 cup almond flour & it came out AWESOME. I ended up deciding to try for a stronger lemon flavor and used the juice and zest of a whole lemon but in the end decided I think it will be better to double the other ingredients and keep the juice & zest of one whole lemon.
I also tried a lime version which was delicious as well and decided with that one to do the same thing: juice & zest of one lime & double the other ingredients. I mixed the powdered sweetener with the coconut before rolling the balls in it.
It's a great no bake no cook no heat up the house recipe. LOVE it. Thanks. I never would have come up with such an idea. Gave some to my friend & she loved them (even with the really strong lemon & lime). Tried a stevia only version and I just think stevia is best combined with other sweeteners.
My daughter doesn't do the sugar alcohols so I'm trying to come up with a way to sweeten things. I have a bag of inulin (a link in one of your other recipes) & am wondering if there would be a way to combine stevia with that. If you have any ideas of a possible ratio to start with, I'd welcome your wisdom!
You can definitely blend stevia and inulin into the recipes. I believe inulin is a lot less sweet than sugar so adding in pure stevia would give it a better taste. Ratios can vary on taste and brand.
I made this recipe & absolutely loved it! My husband isn’t a big coconut lover so I rolled in chopped pecans! Amazing! I have tried several other Keto recipes for sweets & they weren’t quite what I expected, but this one was delicious
Thanks for sharing the coconut sub! Sounds like a delicious option.
Is there a substitute for Granular-Monk-Fruit-Erythritol-Sweetener that's easier to acquire?
Any one for one sugar substitute can be used instead.
Perfect! I was just about to ask the same question. Thank you