This No bake coconut macadamia cheesecake is so legit even a carbivore won’t be able to tell its a keto dessert. Easy to recipe to prepare and using the tart pan will give you a beautiful presentation every time.
Out of all the keto desserts I’ve tried cheesecake seems to be the one that actually tastes as good as the real thing. Personally I don’t like overly sweet desserts so to me a cheesecake doesn’t even need to be overly sweet. I want it to have a smooth creamy texture and basically melt in my mouth.
Now, I also like a balance of texture in a dessert and this is where I really think this recipe hits the mark. I used a keto Shortbread recipe for the crust then created a crunchy macadamia nut topping with toasted coconut. In addition to all that I used a blend of whipped heavy cream, cream cheese and instead of sour cream I used ricotta cheese to give the filling a light silky texture almost reminiscent of a cannoli filling.
I portioned this cheesecake into 10 slices but you could definitely get 12 if you wanted or eight if you wanted more substantial servings. Anyway you slice it this recipe is keto friendly and a perfect dessert that can be prepared ahead of time. As I mentioned earlier a lot of keto desserts have an artificial taste or bitterness from too much stevia, but because cheesecake is so rich and has plenty of natural flavor from the coconut I didn’t taste anything other than pure deliciousness.
I hope that you’ll give this low carb cheesecake a try and let me know what you think. My sister in law said it was so good she wanted this dessert instead of a birthday cake. That’s high praise in my book. As always thanks for checking out my recipes and hope you make them a part of your healthy low carb lifestyle!
Toasted Coconut Cheesecake
- Mix all ingredients together until a dough forms then place dough in a 10” tart pan and shape the dough to cover the bottom and go about halfway up the sides of the pan.
- Place pan in freezer for about 20 minutes to set up. Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.
- Remove tart pan from freezer and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees F
- Let tart cool to room temp then pour in cheesecake mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes top the cheesecake with the toasted coconut topping then refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
- Whip heavy cream with vanilla extract, coconut extract and liquid stevia until stiff peaks.
- In a second container beat cream cheese, ricotta and erythritol for a full minute until completely smooth then add whipped heavy cream mixture and beat again for another 30 seconds.
Coconut Macadamia Topping
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until macadamia nuts are chopped but still in larger pieces.
- Move mix to a nonstick pan and stir constantly until coconut just starts to toast but not burn. Remove and pour into a container to cool.