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Supreme No-Bake Cheesecake For-1 🍰 gluten free & keto

No-bake, easy-peasy and fairly instant! This gluten free and keto cheesecake for-1 is the ultimate low carb fat bomb treat! 

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No-Bake Gluten Free & Keto Cheesecake For-1 #keto #lowcarb #glutenfree #healthyrecipes #cheesecake

No-Bake Gluten Free & Keto Cheesecake 🍰

The Ultimate Fat Bomb!

Because who doesn’t looove cheesecake? Rich, decadent, sweet, tangy… and don’t even get me started on the graham crust! But let’s face it, it’s a pain to whip up. So in comes this keto cheesecake-for-1, no-bake and fairly instant to satisfy even the peskiest of (individual!) cravings.

Yup, no need to have a full-sized cheesecake lying around (i.e. screaming “eat me!”, per usual). Because don’t know about you, but cheesecake is one temptation I cannot resist.

And with this one, at just 2.5g net carbs, you won’t have to. Rich, creamy, airy and totally addictive… this is one keto treat we cannot urge you enough to whip up! And don’t skip the ‘graham cracker’ crust, it’s a-mazing (and easy-peasy, so no excuse).

p.s. feel free to make mini cheesecake fat bombs out of any of our cheesecake-for-1s. 

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No-Bake Gluten Free & Keto Cheesecake For-1 #keto #lowcarb #glutenfree #healthyrecipes #cheesecake

The Butter 🌾🐄

You are eating the butter raw, so going organic and grass-fed really is a must here. Because, aside from the taste being 1,34049 times better, grass-fed butter has a completely different nutritional profile to regular butter.

It is loaded with Vitamin-K2 (which de-calcifies your arteries), anti-inflammatory fatty acid called butyrate, among many other perks. So if you have to choose just one product to splurge on, this is it.

The Sweetener 🍯

You can pretty much use whatever sweetener floats your boat. But it must be powdered. We’ve test driven it with Swerve, xylitol and Pyure and it works great with all three.

So get your blender out, make sure it’s completely dry, and process your sweetener of choice until powdered. Just make sure you wait a few moments for the dust to settle before opening the blender or food processor.

Or you can always grab a bag of Powdered Swerve (i.e. confectioner’s).

Or if stevia drops are your thing, go for it! Just sweeten very little by little to taste. We suggest SweetLeaf Vanilla to get the job done right.

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕 

No-Bake Keto Cheesecake For 1! 🍰The Classic #ketocheesecake #lowcarbcheesecake
No-Bake Keto Cheesecake For 1! 🍰The Classic #ketocheesecake #lowcarbcheesecake
No-Bake Keto Cheesecake For 1! 🍰The Classic #ketocheesecake #lowcarbcheesecake
No-Bake Keto Cheesecake For 1! 🍰The Classic #ketocheesecake #lowcarbcheesecake
No-Bake Keto Cheesecake For 1! 🍰The Classic #ketocheesecake #lowcarbcheesecake
No-Bake Keto Cheesecake For 1! 🍰The Classic #ketocheesecake #lowcarbcheesecake

No-Bake Gluten Free & Keto Cheesecake For-1 #keto #lowcarb #glutenfree #healthyrecipes #cheesecake

No-Bake Gluten Free & Keto Cheesecake For-1

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Ketogenic
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 305 kcal

No-bake, easy-peasy and fairly instant! This gluten free and keto cheesecake for-1 is the ultimate low carb fat bomb treat!

Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.

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Ingredients

For the keto graham cracker crust

For the keto cheesecake

  • 40 g sour cream plus more for serving (optional)
  • 70 g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 28 g grass-fed butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon lemon juice to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons Swerve confectioners or xylitol, to taste (we use 2)*

Serving suggestions

  • heavy or sour cream whipped
  • strawberries thinly sliced

Instructions

For the keto graham cracker crust

  1. Lightly toast almond flour and (very finely chopped!) pecans in a skillet or pan over medium heat, until fully golden and fragrant (2-4 minutes). This is very important taste-wise, so don't skip!

  2. Transfer toasted nuts to a small bowl (or go straight for the serving glass), and mix in Swerve, cinnamon and salt. Add in butter, mix until thoroughly combined, and press into serving glass or dish. Refrigerate while you make the cheesecake. 

For the keto cheesecake

  1. Add sour cream to a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until whipped (2-3 minutes). Set aside. 

  2. Add cream cheese and grass-fed butter to a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fully creamed. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice (add a light squeeze to taste), Swerve and beat until just combined. 

  3. Fold in whipped sour cream. Pipe or spoon cheesecake mixture into the graham cracker lined glass. Freeze for 30-40 minutes or refrigerate for a couple hours (or overnight). 

  4. Optional: Serve with more whipped sour cream (or heavy cream) and a couple of strawberries. 

Recipe Notes

*Or powdered Pyure (at half the amount). Please see section on Sweeteners for more deets on powdering and sweetening options. Though if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

Each batch of our keto cheesecake-for-1 series yields a full-sized (very large!) serving (i.e. classic American style). So we prefer to portion it into two servings, rather than indulge all at once (2.5g net carbs rather than 5g net). But feel free to portion it even smaller (think cheesecake fat bombs!) in small muffin pans or moulds. .

Keep in the fridge for up to 4 days, and in the freezer afterwards.

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Gluten Free & Keto Cheesecake For-1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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86 comments

  1. Jill says:

    Needed a snack, fast! So I did the lazy man’s version:
    8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temp.
    2 TB sour cream
    Vanilla
    1/16 tsp stevia
    Squeeze of lemon, watch for seeds

    Mix and eat…. no time for crust, omitted the butter
    Of course, I didn’t eat this all at one sitting…🍲

  2. Cathy Neumans says:

    This is AWESOME good!!! It was easy to prepare. I chopped the pecans using a coffee grinder, and also powdered the sugar in a coffee grinder which was perfect for the small amounts. I could not believe how good this was. I had a really hard time saving half for in the morning with my coffee!

  3. Deb says:

    This is incredibly delicious! I make it on occasion for me and my husband. It is the best dessert we have had so far. Finding your site and recipes has been a blessing to us both. Thank you for all of the hard work that you have put into testing, perfecting and publishing these recipes.

    • Paola van der Hulst says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment Deb, it’s my absolute pleasure to share my kitchen goodies with y’all 😉 xo!

  4. Jim says:

    Hello, how did you get the cheese cake to pipe so well did u chill it first? Mine did keep shape like your picture
    Thanks
    Jim

  5. Kristie says:

    A huge hit! My kids and partner loved it. Exactly what we needed tonight. I’ll be honest… I ate a whole portion to my face, plus a few extra bites and called it dinner. I totally planned it that way. Incredibly satisfying!!! The crust was the perfect touch. You’re quite talented.

  6. Heidi Numme says:

    I think I love you just a little bit haha. I am not very good at leaving comments on blogs, but it is definitely time. I have lived keto for a few months, and your blog is my first place to look if I crave something special. I’ve done you breads, cinnamon rolls, crackers, cakes, hot drinks and lastely this cheesecake. Some recipes are slightly tricky first time, like the cinnamon rolls. Lots of ingredients etc. But it is SO WORTH IT. All your recipes are closer to original than any others I have tried. Even just that extra hint of yeast flavour that I had no idea I missed until I tried your recipes. It is extremely satisfying that the missing pieces come together. “Oh THATS the missing part of flavour I had been missing” You do hard work, and we get to benefit from that. I am very grateful. For this cheesecake I only had one addition, which was a thin layer of keto strawberry jam (with extra gelatin added for this purpose) on top. I flattened the filling on top of crust in ramekins and then added jam layer on top. Enjoying it as we speak with my coffee.

  7. Kenzi says:

    I put the recipe into MyFitnessPal and I’m getting 25 net carbs, not 5?? Any idea by it is showing so many? I put it in by hand ans also import and got the same results both times.

  8. This recipe is delicious. I multiply ingredients by 12 and do 24 individual cheesecakes in muffin tins. My grandchildren beg me to make this weekly. Have served to friends who are not Keto and everyone asks for your recipe.
    I really trust the recipes you publish. I have tried dozens of them now and have not been disappointed even once. I love the idea of your being in Mexico City and experimenting with these different flavors and foods. I lived in Mexico City for 13 years and really miss it. It makes me feel a connection to you in my heart

  9. Chris says:

    I’ve seen this with one of the cereal recipes in your cookbook; Carb Manager calls it keto grade F and to avoid yet it’s sugar alcohols, etc. so I don’t understand. When I add the nutrition info into CM, it calls it keto grade A. Do you have any idea why it’s like that? Thank you.

  10. Julia says:

    Loved this recipe. Taste was delicious but it was a little grainy texture. Did I not leave to set long enough. (3hrs) in fridge. Added a few crushed berries. Yum

    • Paola says:

      Grainy texture is usually because you used a non powdered sweetener… or lumpy of you didn’t cream the butter and cream cheese well xo!

  11. Wendy Mauzeroll says:

    How many fatbomb cheesecakes could I expect to get out of this recipe and would I have to make extra of the crumb crust.

  12. Carrie MacDonald says:

    Paola, this is still the best Keto dessert I’ve tried (and we’ve tried a bunch!). I do have one question, though. I like making Ina Garten’s cheesecake for holiday dinners, which are fast approaching. The cheesecake part itself will be simple to keto-ize, but I’m wondering if you think this crust could be used in a baked cheesecake recipe. We LOVE the nut crust for this one. Thanks!

    • McDonna says:

      Carrie McDonald – I used a recipe I found on You Tube to make a cheesecake over the holiday. It had a crust with ingredients the same as Paola’s recipe here. It.was.incredible.

      That recipe – for a cheesecake the uses 20 oz of cream cheese (as a reference point) called for

      8 oz. pecans broken in tiny pieces with a rolling pin
      3 T. melted butter
      1/4 c. erythritol
      1/2 t. cinnamon (to taste)
      Press into bottom of spring form pan, bake at 350* for 10 mins.

      I used almond meal to take the place of pecans since I don’t have enough – weighed out 8 oz. of almond flour/meal and followed the rest as written. It was heavenly. Glad I had people to share it with so they could enjoy the delight (and save me from myself!)!

      So far, I have never had a recipe from Paola that wasn’t absolutely incredible!

  13. Chris says:

    I’ve made this several times and it’s been amazing! I used mascarpone today as I have several times before with no issue. But today the mixture is extremely thick compared to normal and almost clumpy? Any idea on what I did wrong 😓

    • Paola says:

      Hi Chris! I can’t tell for certain without looking at your mix, but I’m fairly certain this has happened to me in the past if the cream cheese/mascarpone is a bit too cold (so some parts stay lumpy). If you have an immersion blender that will dissolve the lumps, otherwise just let it come to room temp a bit more and beat until it dissolves.

    • Ms. Terry says:

      I tried it with the marscapone and mine was more thin and almost runny. Didn’t have the volume as regular cream cheese. Don’t know what happened.

  14. Victoria says:

    Just made this for my man and me (he looooves cheesecake).

    It was so good!!! He’s only sad I didn’t make more, lol. Guess I’m making this on a regular basis for him now.

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m so excited to try out more of them.

      • Kim says:

        This stuff is addicting thanks for sharing was having trouble getting some fat in my keto diet however I’m not a fan of sour cream I tried it but wasn’t a fan of the taste I loved it without the sour cream addition so I thought I would share with others that have issues with sour cream LOL that on your site I believe it starts you with two servings for the recipe I did four servings so it was easier to mix in my mixer and I just used the cream cheese Philadelphia brand unsalted regular butter I didn’t have salted on hand and swerve confectioner’s and the vanilla… and just left it whipped. if you’re looking for a really heavy dessert that’s got decent fat it’s the quick easy way to go especially if you want to make one big batch the full nutrition on it for 12 tablespoons is 900 calorie 94 fat zero carbs 10 protein. I portion it in 6 tablespoons for my dessert in the evenings because I’m usually low on my fat and calories by the end of the day so this is a perfect alternative that’s quicker than sticking them in the mold and letting them freeze into little cups however I’m looking forward to trying the crust next time it sounds amazing! And those nuts probably add a lot of fat which is great for those of us on keto thanks again for sharing sorry for the long post figured it’d be good info for people that are having issues like me looking forward to more of your recipes

  15. Andra says:

    Just made this for a treat this evening. It’s fantastic.

    I was eyeing the chocolate version with a mind toward making that later in the week, and I observe that the net carbs for the vanilla and chocolate versions are the same. What sorcery is going on in your kitchen that four tablespoons of cocoa powder has no carbs? I want to learn this! 😂

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