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Rasberry Parfaits – Low Carb

Who doesn’t love a good dessert?  I have been on a low carb/keto friendly diet since July of 2017.  I love a sweet treat at the end of the day.  Honestly, I have so many less cravings, but when I do, this is usually my go to:

Rasberry Parfaits

Serves two
  • 1 8 oz container of Mascarpone Cheese (room temperature) (cream cheese can be used
  • in it’s place)
  • 2 cups fresh rasberries
  • 1/3 cup Swerve (a natural sweetener that does not spike your insulin level and no bitter aftertaste)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • dash of salt
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Blend all of this together with a mixer until the heavy cream sets and then gently layer cheese mixture, rasberries, cheese mixture, rasberries.  The nice thing about this recipe, is that it is so versatile.  Here are a few flavor ideas, if you should get bored with this recipe.

You only need about a tablespoon to satisfy you (think fat bomb).

Flavor ideas

  • Chocolate:  Melt a square or two of unsweet chocolate and add it to the mix.
  • Mocha:  Add a shot of espresso or cold brew coffee shots and a square of melted unsweet chocolate
  • Almond:  Use almond extract instead of vanilla or add it in addition too.
  • Almond Joy:  Use almond extract, add a 1/4 cup toasted unsweet coconut
  • Cheesecake:  Use cream cheese instead of mascarpone
  • Pecan crumble topping – saute some pecans in butter and swerve, dash of cinnamon
  • Fancy – mix rasberries with some balsamic vinegar and a touch of swerve (to taste)
  • Reeses:  Add 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter and some melted unsweet chocoloate

Be creative and explore your cravings, please feel free to add any flavor profiles that you try and love.

Toasted toppings.

  • 1/4 cup coconut or pecans (or both)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1 Tbsp Swerve

Toss these together over heat until they begin to toast, let cool and sprinkle on top of your dessert.  Enjoy! #fatbomb, #lowcarb, #dessert, #swerve, #sweettooth, #rasberryparfait

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