The Best Low Carb & Keto Natural Sweeteners


  1. Philip says:

    VERY useful thank you! Explains why when I used Swerve for your ice cream it was rock solid… :-S

  2. Elaine says:

    My favorite keto sweetener for baking is Steviva’s MonkSweet+. It’s a mixture of erythritol, monkfruit and stevia. It measures 2:1 sugar to MonkSweet+. I’m at a high altitude, too, and love your recipes!

  3. Nancy Teasdale says:

    Thank you for this link. Did you ever try Sola? So far, it is the sweetener that I find most resemble real sugar. It even caramalizes! It’s just not widely used yet. I have only been able to order it on Amazon.

  4. Anna says:

    Yessss. Love lists like this, and yours is the only one with the addition of Lakanto (I’m one of those people! But I like Swerve for some things). I also haven’t found another keto food blog that talks about how using different sweeteners affects the finished product. Thank you so much for this list!

  5. Zahava says:

    Have you tried Stevia Glycerite? I read that it is not quite as sweet but have not tested it for baked or non baked goods yet. Stevia and Xylitol have such strong after tastes for me. Interested to hear your take as I value your opinion greatly!

  6. Marlies says:

    Hi there! You blog is one of my favourite Keto sites! Your food palate is so similar to mine! Love it!

    In terms of sweetener I do find all of these difficult to eat. I find them quite bitter. But maybe your breakdown would help. However I am wondering if you have ever tried Whey Low? This is the closest I have found to the taste of real sugar. It does show as a sugar in the nutritional information and is not a sugar alcohol. However if you read their site it talks about the fact that this has a low glycemic index and was developed for diabetics. I have found a few reviews of people on Keto who found they have no effect using it. I have also checked my ketone levels with no change the day after consuming it. I was just curious of your thoughts!

  7. Ronalyn Hurley says:

    I’ve tried them all and my favorites are Swerve granulated and confectioners, Lakanto confectioners and Lakanto Maple Syrup. I also use Sukrin Gold when I need brown sugar.

  8. Patty in CO says:

    OMG, I just made your vanilla yogurt ice cream (just as written) and it is the absolute BOMB! Good thing I portioned it out in serving sizes because if I had used a container to put it all in at once, it would have been GONE in one sitting. Oh My YUM! Thank you sooooo much for all your work and testing. Im going to make another batch tonight . I did use my own homemade vanilla using rum as a base, and I cannnot tell you how absolutely fabulous this ice cream tasted!

  9. Jan Wallin says:

    I use several sweeteners, The Lakanto Golden granulated is great for cookies most like brown sugar. Also I used to use stevia glycerite until I found Omica stevia which is non bitter. My ice cream I use a small amount of swerve confectioners and add the Omica stevia and some Lakanto liquid monk fruit and Lots of vanilla. This was great information, I will keep experimenting

  10. Barbara says:

    Hi there,
    Love your blog! A quick recommendation for syrup. I haven’t tried the Lakanto syrup, so I don’t know how good it tastes, but ChocZero’s Honest syrups are so freaking amazing. If you haven’t tried them you will be really surprised. It’s thick and sticky and tastes like Aunt Jemima’s or Log Cabin. Try it out if you haven’t yet. They also make a keto bark that was as delicious as any fine chocolate I’ve had. Really good products from that company!

  11. Paige B says:

    Allulose and Bochasweet for scoopable ice cream!! Plus Allulose caramalizes. I mix those two plus stevia/monk fruit/erythritol blends to make a 1:1 sweetener that minimizes aftertastes.

  12. Roxana Lopez says:

    Thanks for this great tutorial on sweeteners. I have so many in my pantry, and I also switch off using different ones for different purposes. One that you did not mention is Allulose, which I recently started playing with. It’s a very gentle, and very palatable, sweet. It’s a pretty fine powder, so could be used in recipes that call for powdered sweetener. You need to use a little extra, as it is not equal sweetness to erythritol or sugar. I also switch off between Just Like Sugar Brown and Sukrin Gold for brown sugar substitutes. Each has its own taste, and one will work better in one recipe, but the other works better in another for the specific taste you’re going for. Yacon Syrup is the ideal substitute for molasses. Same taste, same calories and carbs, but much lower GI. It takes a lot of experimentation to get all of these recipes just right. Thank you SO much for all that you do! I enjoy your recipes, and I share them in my Aunt Rocky’s Low Carb Recipe group regularly.

  13. Kate says:

    Bochasweet and Allulose are my favorites too with slight edge to Bochasweet. Besides ice cream they work great with chocolate.

  14. I like to use Tagatose – it measures 1:1 to sugar, tastes like sugar and browns and caramelizes just like sugar, so great for baking or making candy or syrups. A bit on the expensive side, but most of these types of sweeteners are.
    I also use VitaFiber syrup when I need a liquid, syrup type sweetener.

  15. Ana Barbara says:

    Haz usado Livana? Es una marca mexicana de Eritrol, me parece, la compre en city market ya que no he encontrado otra de eritrol en CDMX

    • Paola says:

      Sabes que NUNCA he encontrado erythritol en Mexico?! Hoy voy a city market y seguro lo busco (ya no tengo ahorita!). Ahi compro el xylitol si tengo una emergencia, pero por lo general lo pido de Tardan un poco en enviarlo a Mexico (2 semanas-1 mes), pero están como a 40-60% del precio de aquí. También la harina de almendras etc 😉 xo!

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