These no bake keto key lime cheesecake jars are the perfect summer treat. They’re only 5 net carbs each, easy to prep with no baking required, and taste just like real key lime cheesecake!
In the summer, I rarely make desserts in the oven. Cookies and cakes just feel too heavy. Plus, baking heats up the house.
Instead, I love making no bake chilled desserts. They are so cool and refreshing.
And desserts made with fresh fruit are even better!
These keto key lime cheesecake jars are absolutely perfect. They’re easy to make and always hit the spot on a hot day.
They are my go-to dessert for family or social gatherings, too. I can make them in little plastic cups so I don’t have to worry about bringing any dishes home. And no one can tell they’re keto!
If you’re looking for a creamy, refreshing treat to enjoy on a hot summer day, you have to try no bake key lime cheesecake.
Making no bake key lime cheesecake jars
These little desserts come together in three simple parts.
First, you combine almond flour, cinnamon, sweetener, and melted butter. This mixture is then divided between small jars and pressed down to form the crust.
Next, you’ll prepare the filling by blending together cream cheese, sweetener, vanilla extract, lime zest, and lime juice. Then sweetened whipped cream with dissolved gelatin is folded in. The gelatin is what stabilizes the whipped cream so that it won’t deflate.
It’s best to pipe the filling into the jars rather than spooning it in. This is especially the case if using narrower dessert shot glasses. No need to make it fancy as a dollop of stabilized whipped cream will go on top.
The tops of the cheesecake are finished off by piping on additional stabilized whipped cream. As you can see in the photo, it’s rather plain so you’ll want to garnish with a bit of color.
Using some additional lime zest and small slices from an additional key lime really makes the no bake key lime cheesecake in a jar desserts pop by adding a splash of color. These cute little desserts are a welcome addition to any summer party and they taste just like a key lime pie.
Adding lime slices for presentation
You only need 4 key limes for the recipe, but I always grab one extra for presentation.
With the brown crust plus white filling and whipped cream, these can look a little plain. That’s why I always add a little lime zest and a small slice on top!
The garnish is optional, but I think it really makes these low carb key lime cheesecake desserts pop. It’s the perfect splash of color to finish off these cute little treats.
Making a key lime cheesecake pie
If you don’t want to make individual jars, you can easily make a full keto key lime cheesecake instead!
You’ll follow the exact same steps, but instead of separating the ingredients, you’ll put them all in one pie pan. Just mix the crust, press it down into your pie pan, then top with the prepared filling and whipped cream.
As long as you cut the cheesecake into 8 slices, all the nutritional value will remain the same.
Carbs in no bake keto lime cheesecake
When making this recipe, I always split it into 8 servings.
At that size, each serving will have 7 grams of total carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber. This means that each serving is 5 grams of net carbs.
Compare that to a slice of key lime cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, which has over 92 grams of carbohydrates!
This low carb version tastes just as rich and delicious, and you can enjoy it guilt free.
Other easy sweet treats
Looking for more delicious keto dessert recipes that don’t require any baking? Check out a few of these favorites:
- Low Carb Strawberry Pie is creamy, delicious, and sets in the fridge for a refreshing no bake treat!
- No Bake Irish Cream Cheesecake combines rich coffee and chocolate flavors in mini jars or as a full sized pie.
- Keto Peanut Butter Bars make a decadent snack, dessert, or fat bomb that taste just like peanut butter cups!
- Keto Chocolate Mousse with Cream Cheese can be made with cherry extract for a rich black forest flavor.
- No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake will satisfy any sweet tooth with delicious chocolate and peanut butter.
- Keto Tiramisu Jars by Sugar Free Londoner are just what you need for an afternoon pick-up!
No Bake Keto Key Lime Cheesecakes
Recipe Video (Click on Image to Play)
Stabilized whipped cream:
- 12 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup low carb sugar substitute
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- zest of 2 key limes
- juice from 4 key limes about 3 tablespoons
- In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, cinnamon, and Natvia sweetener.
- Add melted butter then divide between eight 4 ounce jars or dessert cups.
- Press down to form a crust at bottom of each cup.
Stabilized Whipped Cream:
- In a small pan, combine gelatin and cold water; let stand to soften gelatin.
- Place over low heat, stirring constantly, just until the gelatin dissolves.
- Remove from heat; cool slightly at room temperature (do not allow it to set).
- Whip the cream with the icing sugar, until slightly thick.
- While slowly beating, stream in the gelatin liquid to whipping cream.
- Whip at high speed until stiff. Set aside.
- In medium bowl, blend all filling ingredients with an electric mixer until well combined.
- Fold in half of the stabilized whipped cream.
- Pipe or spoon filling over crust in each jar, dividing evenly between the cups.
- Top off each jar with the remaining whipped cream.
- Decorate with additional lime zest and slices if desired.
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First Published: June 12, 2015… Last Updated: April 29, 2020