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Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

This gluten-free and sugar-free Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake is rich and creamy and full of tangy lemon flavor. It is easy to make and sure to please!

 
Looking for more low carb and keto dessert recipe ideas? Give this Keto Lemon Cake with Blackberry Mascarpone Frosting or Keto Lemon Bars a try!
 
Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake on a cake platter with one slice cut out.
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What? Lemon Cheesecake on a keto diet?

Oh yes Ma’am, or Sir, you can have it!

When I first went low carb I told myself I could NOT have dessert. I didn’t even look for substitutions, I just tried to get into the mindset of not eating them, even if they were keto-friendly.

Fast forward several years, and my break up with “diet culture” and here we are. Two people drooling over, errrr enjoying photos of quite possibly one of my favorite ways to enjoy cheesecake.

Seriously though, even if you are strictly counting carbs, which I no longer do, this dessert is 8 net carbs.

Keto is from 20 to 50 net carbs, depending on your wants/need. Low carb is anywhere up to 100 to 150! This deliciousness can be eaten once in a while, trust me!

For me anymore it is all about balance, and eating the things my body enjoys. Since having Covid my body really hates carbs! They cause me all sorts of trouble.

But making choices to eat things that are lower in carbs, without torturing or punishing myself and saying things are completely off limits keeps my brain happy and a happy brain/body balance it what I have found makes for a happy life.

Makes sense, right?

I understand there are people that are strict keto for health reasons, and I am not taking away from that or saying it is wrong or bad.

What I am talking about it the idea that we have had ingrained into our brains that desserts are bad.

Desserts every day? Hmmmm, maybe.

But desserts once in a while?

Heck ya, go for it!!

With that said, if you want to enjoy this but really feel you need to reduce the carb count, you can always do a crustless cheesecake. You will still get that creamy lemony goodness, with a few less carbs.

 
Overhead view of the ingredients needed to make Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake on a white marble counter.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE KETO NO BAKE LEMON CHEESECAKE

Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.
 

INGREDIENTS

For the crust
  • Wholesome Yum Superfine Almond Flour
  • Besti Monk Fruit and Allulose Brown Sweetener
  • Butter
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pink sea salt
  • Ground cinnamon

For the cheesecake

  • Gelatin powder
  • Cold water
  • Cream cheese
  • Besti Monk Fruit and Allulose Powdered Sweetener
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Sour cream
  • Heavy cream
  • Pure vanilla extract

For garnish

  • Sugar-free whipped cream, lemon slices, lemon curd, or strawberries (if desired)
Six photos of the process of making the crust for a Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake.
 

HOW TO MAKE KETO NO BAKE LEMON CHEESECAKE

For the crust

STEP 1
Cut a circle of parchment paper the size of the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, grease or spray with oil, and place it in the bottom of the pan.
STEP 2
Cover the sides of the pan with a strip of greased parchment paper. Set aside.
STEP 3
In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, brown sweetener, melted butter, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Stir with a spatula to form a sandy mixture.
STEP 4
Pour the crust mixture into the prepared pan and press firmly into the bottom of the pan. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon to spread the mixture across the bottom and slightly up the sides.
STEP 5
Place in the freezer while making the filling.
Six photos of the process of making the filling for a Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake.

For the filling

STEP 1
Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup. Stir to moisten. Set aside for 5 minutes to soften. Once softened, microwave the gelatin for 15 to 30 seconds, until the gelatin is dissolved and liquid. Set aside to cool.
STEP 2
In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until softened and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the powdered sweetener, lemon juice, lemon zest, and sour cream. Beat to combine until very smooth, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
STEP 3
Add the gelatin mixture and beat until it is incorporated. *See Notes
STEP 4
In a medium bowl, combine the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Using a hand mixer with a whisk attachment (or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment), whip on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes. Add one-third of the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture and gently fold in with a rubber spatula until completely combined. (Scoop the mixture from the bottom of the bowl and fold over the top to combine the mixture, without letting all of the air out of the whipped cream). Add the remaining two-thirds of the whipped cream and continue to gently fold until completely combined.
STEP 5
Remove the crust from the freezer and add the filling. Gently push into an even layer and smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 12 hours or up to overnight.
STEP 6
Loosen the cheesecake from the springform pan. Garnish with whipped cream, lemon slices, lemon curd, or strawberry slices.
Overhead view of a Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake on a glass cake stand decorated with whipped cream and lemon slices.

FAQS ABOUT KETO NO BAKE LEMON CHEESECAKE

Can I use Meyer lemons in this Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake?
Absolutely! Either works great in this recipe.
For those that are wondering what the difference is between a regular lemon and a Meyer lemon, Meyer lemons are less acidic with floral undertones. Meyer lemons are like a cross between an orange and regular lemon which makes them more subtle and creates a less tart cheesecake.
Can I  make this without the crust?
Yes. If you want to reduce the carbs, or have a nut allergy, you can simply omit the crust and place the filling into the greased springoform pan.
How should I store this Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake?

Cheesecake softens when left at room temperature so you will need to keep the cheesecake in the refrigerator, covered.

In the refrigerator: It will remain fresh for up to 2 weeks. If you do prefer a creamier cheesecake, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before eating.
In the freezer: Place the lemon cheesecake slices in a shallow airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Overhead view of a Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake on a glass cake stand with a slice cut out.

Last thoughts about Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

This cheesecake is the perfect dessert to say goodbye to summer with. Lemon always equals summer in my mind and this cheesecake is hands down one of my all time favorite lemon deeserts.
If you have been around for any amount of time though you know that I more than love lemon, I am obsessed with it! So if you think that I only enjoy my obsession during the Spring and Summer?
Ummm no way!
I have been known to serve this as a Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert.
So if you are like me, plan on enjoying this cheesecake all year long, it is THAT good!
A slice of Keto No Bake Lemon Cheesecake on a white plate with a bite on a silver fork resting on the plate.

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