If you're a fan of creamy, dreamy desserts but are watching your sugar and carb intake, then this easy coconut cream pie is the perfect recipe for you. Made with simple ingredients and no added sugar, this is hands down the best coconut cream pie recipe out there.
Coconut cream pie has long been a favorite dessert for many (especially for you coconut lovers!), but traditional recipes can be loaded with sugar and carbs. As someone who follows a low-carb lifestyle, I knew I had to come up with a healthier version of this beloved treat.
And let me tell you, this easy coconut cream pie is just as delicious (if not more!) than the original.
Even though this recipe is lower in carbs and sugar, it still has that rich and creamy texture you crave from a traditional coconut cream pie.
The secret? Coconut milk and heavy cream. These two ingredients combined create the perfect base for the filling of this pie. Plus, using coconut milk instead of traditional milk adds a subtle coconut flavor that takes this keto coconut cream pie to the next level.
But don't worry; you won't be sacrificing any flavor by cutting out the sugar. Thanks to natural sweeteners like erythritol and stevia, this pie is just as sweet and satisfying without causing a spike in blood sugar levels.
Now you can enjoy a slice (or two, no judgment here!) of this sugar-free coconut cream pie without any guilt.
Why you'll love this sugar free coconut cream pie
- Packed with coconut flavor: If you're a fan of coconut, this pie is a must-try. It's full of delicious coconut flavor in every bite.
- No added sugar: This pie is sweetened with natural sugar-free alternatives like erythritol and stevia, making it a guilt-free indulgence for those watching their sugar intake.
- Creamy and decadent: With a creamy, rich filling and a buttery almond flour crust, this pie is the perfect balance of melt-in-your-mouth texture and satisfying flavors.
- Perfect for special occasions: Whether it's a birthday, holiday, or just because, this sugar-free coconut cream pie is sure to impress. It's also great for potlucks and gatherings.
- Easy to make: Despite its fancy appearance, this pie is actually quite simple to make. As long as you have a little patience for chilling and setting time, anyone can create this delicious dessert.
- Suitable for different dietary needs: This pie is not only sugar-free but also gluten-free, making it suitable for those with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. It's also vegetarian-friendly.
- Pairs well with toppings: Add a dollop of whipped cream or some toasted coconut flakes on top to take this pie to the next level. You can also get creative and add your own toppings, like fresh berries or chocolate shavings.
Ingredients needed to make easy coconut cream pie
Here's what you'll need to make this delicious sugar-free coconut cream pie:
Here's everything you need to make a keto pie crust...
Almond and coconut flour
To make the base of this low-carb crust, you'll need a ½ cup of almond flour and coconut flour each.
Both flours give the crust a nice texture, while the coconut flour adds more of a coconut flavor to the overall pie. They are also gluten-free and low in carbs.
Tip: Make sure to sift the coconut flour before adding it to the mix to avoid any lumps.
Eggs and butter
Two eggs and ¼ cup of melted butter will bind the crust together and give it a buttery, flaky texture.
Low-carb sugar substitute
To keep this pie sugar-free, use a low-carb sugar substitute like erythritol or xylitol. I prefer to use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener for its natural sweet taste and zero glycemic impact.
A pinch of salt helps to balance out the sweetness and enhance the overall flavors.
Here's everything you need to make coconut custard filling...
To make the filling even more decadent, you'll need 12 ounces of softened cream cheese. Make sure it's at room temperature before using.
Coconut milk and heavy cream
To make the filling, you'll need a can of full-fat coconut milk and two cups of heavy whipping cream. These ingredients will create that creamy, dreamy texture we all love in coconut cream pie.
The egg yolks will add richness and thickness to the filling. Make sure to separate them from the egg whites carefully, and only use the yolks in this recipe.
Low-carb sugar substitute
You'll need ½ cup of a low-carb sugar substitute to sweeten the filling. Again, I recommend using Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener for this.
Xanthan gum will act as a thickening agent and help bind the ingredients together. It's a common ingredient used in low-carb and gluten-free recipes!
A teaspoon of vanilla extract adds a warm, sweet flavor to the coconut pie filling.
Gelatin and water
To help the filling set, you'll need a teaspoon of grass-fed gelatin and two tablespoons of water. This is what will give the pie its firm texture.
For the topping, you'll want to get some unsweetened coconut flakes!
- Make sure to use full-fat coconut milk, not lite or reduced-fat. It won't give you the same rich and creamy texture.
- Add a few drops of coconut extract for an extra boost of coconut flavor.
- Chill the pie for at least 4 hours before serving. This will allow it to be set properly and make it easier to cut into slices without falling apart.
- Use a premade keto pie crust to save time and effort. If you don't want to make the crust from scratch, you can use a premade one instead. Just make sure it's low-carb and doesn't contain any added sugars.
- Add some fruit to the filling. For a tropical twist, you can add some diced pineapple or mango to the filling before chilling. Just make sure to use sugar-free fruit options to keep the pie low-carb.
- Make this pie vegan by swapping out the dairy ingredients for vegan alternatives. Use coconut cream instead of heavy cream and dairy-free cream cheese. You can also use a flax egg or chia egg in place of the eggs.
Watch this video tutorial!
How to make the best coconut cream pie
With a homemade pie crust and delicious sugar free coconut filling, this pie recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone. Here's how to make it step by step:
Step 1: Make pie dough
First, melt the butter in a large bowl. Then, add almond flour, eggs, sweetener, and salt to the butter and mix everything together well.
Next, stir in coconut flour and shredded coconut until a dough forms.
Step 2: Roll out keto pie dough
Now, roll out the dough between parchment or wax paper!
Once you've done that, take the top sheet of paper off the dough and carefully flip it into a pie dish.
Press the dough to fix any cracked areas of the crust and flute the edges.
Tip: Don't forget to use a fork to poke small holes throughout the crust.
Step 3: Bake the pie crust
Bake the crust at 400°F for 10 minutes until it is golden brown, and let it cool before using.
Step 4: Make coconut custard
Heat the coconut milk until it's hot but not boiling. While that's happening, beat the egg yolks in a small bowl until they're well blended.
Once the coconut milk is hot, slowly add about 4 tablespoons to the egg yolks, stirring quickly after each small addition.
Tip: Make sure to stir or whisk quickly, or your egg yolk will curdle.
Pour the rest of the yolk mixture slowly into the hot coconut milk. Reduce the heat to low, then gently sprinkle and whisk in the sweetener and xanthan gum.
Let it cook for 3-4 minutes or until it thickens, then take it off the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Spoon the mixture into a medium bowl and cover it with food-safe plastic wrap directly on top. Place the filling in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
Step 5: Bake shredded coconut
Spread some unsweetened shredded coconut on a baking sheet and pop it in a 375°F oven until it turns a lovely golden color (around 3-5 minutes).
Take it out and let it cool on a rack.
Step 6: Make gelatin
Just pour one tablespoon of water into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top. After the gelatin has softened, stir in another tablespoon of hot water until it completely dissolves.
Step 7: Make homemade whipped cream
Using an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream together with 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 3 tablespoons of low-carb sweetener until soft peaks start to form.
Then, slowly pour in the dissolved gelatin mixture and continue beating the cream until it becomes stiff.
Step 8: Whip up cream cheese
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it becomes light and fluffy. Slowly mix in the chilled coconut pudding, adding a small amount at a time until it becomes smooth.
Then, fold in about half of the whipped cream into the cream cheese pudding mixture until it becomes smooth.
Step 9: Add coconut cream filling to pie crust
Spread the coconut cream pie filling onto the baked pie crust.
Then, top it off with the remaining whipped cream and sprinkle some of the toasted coconut on top.
Pop it in the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours.
How to serve homemade coconut cream pie
Once your easy coconut cream pie is chilled, it's ready to serve!
Whether you're enjoying it at a summer BBQ or as a delicious dessert after dinner, this pie will be a hit with everyone.
Top it off with some extra toasted coconut or some whipped cream topping for an extra indulgent treat.
You can also add a sprinkle of chocolate shavings or some chopped nuts for an extra layer of flavor and texture.
Here are the most asked questions about my sugar free coconut cream pie. If you have any more questions, please leave them for me in the comments down below!
Xanthan gum helps thicken the coconut cream filling, but if you don't have it on hand, you can use arrowroot powder or psyllium husk.
If your coconut cream pie becomes watery, it could be due to overcooking the custard or not allowing it enough time to cool and set properly.
To prevent this, make sure to follow the instructions carefully and allow the pie to chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
Also, make sure not to overmix or overheat the custard filling, as it can cause the filling to become too thin.
To prevent your pie crust from becoming soggy, make sure to bake it separately before adding the coconut cream filling. This will help create a barrier between the filling and the crust.
Also, make sure not to overheat or overmix the custard filling, as this can cause excess moisture, which can lead to a soggy crust.
Lastly, store any leftover pie in the refrigerator to prevent the crust from getting soggy.
If your coconut cream filling isn't thickening properly, it could be due to not cooking it for long enough or not using enough xanthan gum. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully and cook the custard until it reaches a thick consistency.
This sugar free coconut cream pie will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator as long as it is stored properly. Make sure to cover it with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container before storing it.
Yes! You can make this pie crust a day or two before you plan on making the full pie. Just wrap it tightly and store it in the fridge until ready to use.
Love this keto coconut cream pie recipe? Try these!
If you love this easy coconut cream pie, here are a few other low-carb dessert recipes you'll enjoy:
- 3-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies are so easy to make! All you need are eggs, peanut butter, and a low-carb sweetener.
- Gluten-Free Blackberry Muffins have juicy blackberries, a gluten-free flour mix, and just a touch of vanilla for an additive concoction.
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie is made with a flakey keto pie crust and fresh strawberries for a delicious low-carb treat.
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are a delicious and easy treat you can enjoy for breakfast or dessert. They're also gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free!
- Keto Mini Cookie Skillet is a decadent and gooey treat that's perfect for sharing. It's made with almond flour, coconut oil, and sugar-free chocolate chips for a guilt-free indulgence.
Easy Coconut Cream Pie (Keto Recipe)
- 13 ounces canned coconut milk
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ cup low carb sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut to toast
- 1 teaspoon grass-fed gelatin
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons low carb sugar substitute
- 12 ounces cream cheese softened
- Melt butter in large bowl.
- Add almond flour, eggs, sweetener, and salt to butter mix well.
- Stir in coconut flour and shredded coconut until a dough forms.
- Roll out dough between parchment or wax paper.
- Take top sheet of paper off dough and invert into a pie pan.
- Press to fix any cracked areas of crust and flute edges.
- Using a fork, poke small holes throughout the crust.
- Bake crust at 400°F for 10 minutes. Allow crust to cool.
- Heat coconut milk until hot, but not boiling. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks in a small bowl with a fork until well blended.
- When coconut milk is hot, slowly add about 4 tablespoons to egg yolks, stirring quickly with a fork after each small addition.
- Pour yolk mixture slowly into hot coconut milk.
- Reduce heat to low, then gently sprinkle and whisk in sweetener and xanthan gum.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes or until thickened, then remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Spoon into medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly on so skin won't form. Place filling in refrigerator to chill at least 4 hours.
- Spread coconut on a baking sheet and toast in 375°F oven just until golden (about 3-5 minutes). Remove and allow to cool on rack.
- Pour one tablespoon water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Once gelatin has softened, stir in 1 tablespoon hot water until all gelatin has dissolved.
- With an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream with the 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3 tablespoons sweetener until soft peaks form. Slowly pour in dissolved gelatin mixture and beat cream until stiff.
- In large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the chilled coconut pudding, adding a small amount at a time until smooth.
- Fold in about half the whipped cream into the cream cheese pudding mixture until smooth.
- Spread coconut pudding cream mixture into the cooled crust. Top with the remaining whipped cream and sprinkle the toasted coconut on top.
- Chill for at least 4 hours.
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