I can’t believe I just made this very successful Keto Cream Horns recipe! You don’t even understand how incredibly excited I am about this dessert! Last year, about this time, I made this non-Keto Easy Cream Horns recipe. I remember thinking how easy it was and how everyone loved it. Little did I know at this point in my life that just one month later from making that recipe I would be knee deep in my Ketogenic Diet research about to start my own journey!
Ok, don’t get weirded out by the way I made this recipe because I swear to you it’s amazing! I created a sweet version of the Keto Fat Head Dough recipe and used that as the base. I sweet dough mixed with a light, fluffy and sweet creamy center makes this recipe top notch! I promise!
Before I go on, I need to tell you that if you plan to make this recipe, you will need or order a set of stainless-steel cream horn molds. I could not find them anywhere local to me. Save the gas and the heartache. Order them online. I tried to create a frugal version by molding some foil in the same but it was a total failure. You might want to add disposable piping bags if your checkout if don’t have those too. The disposable ones make for easy cleanup!
- 1 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons Cream Cheese
- 3/4 cup Almond Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Stevia Powder
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Whipped Cream filling
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 Tbsp Stevia or Powdered Swerve
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- This recipe makes about 12 medium sized cream horns!
- Start by placing 1 3/4 cups of Mozzarella cheese, Cream Cheese and Almond Flour in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat it on high for exactly 1 minute.
- Add one egg, stevia powder, and vanilla extract to the heated mixture and stir it until all the ingredients come together. The dough will be sticky.
- Allow the dough to cool for a couple of minutes before you handle it.
- Split the dough into two equal parts.
- Layout a huge sheet of parchment paper. This will create a nonstick surface for you to roll this dough out. Place one part of the dough onto the parchment paper.
- Lay another piece of parchment paper over the top of the other sheet of parchment paper with your dough in the middle of both sheets. The dough will feel a bit sticky but it will come together the more you start to roll it out and mold it.
- Use a rolling pin (or your hands) smooth out the dough over the top of the parchment paper.
- Use a pizza cutter and cut strips of dough long enough to cover the stainless-steel cream horns mold.
- Spray each mold with non-stick cooking spray to avoid sticking. (Update: after doing this a few times I find it easier to wrap parchment paper around the horn mold before wrapping the dough on. It makes life easier when you remove the horn and it comes out perfect every time!)
- Place each mold on a baking pan lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper to avoid sticking.
- Bake them at 350 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes until they are a light golden-brown color.
- Allow them to cook before attempting to remove the stainless-steel cream horns mold.
- Start making the whipped cream filling while the cream horns are baking. Combine all the ingredients and use a hand mixer to mix it on high for about 5 minutes or so until the whipped cream becomes nice and thick. Once it’s done, fill a piping bag with the whipped cream filling.
- Once the cream horns have cooled, Fill the center of each cream horn with sugar-free vanilla flavored whipping cream.
- Top each cream horn with your favorite Keto friendly fruit option! We love to use blueberries, strawberries or raspberries!
Serving: 12 Servings
Per Serving: Calories: 107 | Total Carb: 2.1g | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugars: 1g | Fat 8.2g | Protein: 6.5g | Net Carb: 1.8g |
No fruit, unless it’s berries in moderation…
No milk as it’s loaded with sugar. ( unsweetened almond milk is recommended.)
HWC (Heavy whipping cream) is good in coffee or whatever you would like to use it for.
Meat, cheese, eggs, vegetable, nuts, and healthy fats. It’s simple. Stick to that, and you should be ok!
Vegetables that should be avoided are…
Carrots – can be used in moderation, just don’t go over board. They are full of starches and not recommended.
Make sure to drink half your body weight In oz of water as well if you aren’t getting the adequate amount of water it can be bad for your kidneys! This applies for all forms of keto.
Do not forget your electrolytes, they are needed daily.
A good form of electrolytes is:
Pink Himalayan salt added to your food
Strict keto – counts all macros, do not eat processed foods.
Lazy keto – doesn’t track all macros, still eats processed foods, as long as they are on plan
Macros are a break down of the calories you intake for the day. Which should be…
Carb manager is a great app to track macros
Carbs are a limit – try not to go over your carb limit.
Fat is a lever – you don’t have to meet your fat macro, it’s simply there to help you get full.
Protein is a goal- try your best to reach your protein goal, but try not to go over. Excessive amounts of protein can cause you to stall in weight loss.
Anything other than this food group selection would be considered low carb. Also, if you are in ketosis, and eat outside of this food group not only could it take you out of ketosis, but it could spike your blood sugar! Which can make you sick.
Hope this helps.
If you are a keto newbie- This should help
• Beef- Ground beef, Steak, Ribs, and Roasts
• Pork- Chops, Ribs, BACON, Loins, sausage
• Chicken/Turkey- Thighs w/skin or wings are the best because breasts are high in protein. However, you CAN eat breasts, just have to eat more fat to compensate.
• Fish- Tuna, Salmon, Cod, Haddock, etc.
• Shrimp/Lobster- Go crazy, use lots of butter!
Cheese: MOST are no carb, almost all are low carb
• Mozerella & Cheddar- Buy in bulk, they freeze well and are insanely versatile!
• Colby jack, pepper jack, monterrey jack
• Taco style, Mexican style
• Parmesan, Asiago
• Ricotta- Freezes well, very versatile
• Cottage cheese- Good to throw in your lunch with berries, usually around 4-8g of Carbs per serving
• Cream Cheese- Freezes very well, this is one of the things that I always glance at whenever I go to the store, and always buy a bunch of if it’s under 75 cents per 8oz.
Vegetables: No potatoes! Get your carbs from above ground veggies!!!
• Leafy greens- Spinach, Spring mix, Kale, Romaine
• Zucchini- Great for a noodle substitute!
• Avacado- Awesome source of natural fat!
• Brussels sprouts
• Spaghetti Squash- Versatile, makes a great spaghetti substitute and is even great for making hash browns!!
• Peppers- Jalepeño, banana, green/red/yellow/ orange bell
• Broccoli- Great with cheese, steamed or just raw!
• Asparagus- Awesome roasted or sautéed with bacon and garlic!
• Cauliflower- AWESOME potato substitute!!
• Celery- Great with cream cheese or all natural peanut butter!
• Pickles (Read nutrition labels, watch for sugar and carbs)
• Green beans- Awesome sautéed in bacon grease with garlic, (watch portion size, though).
• Onions- Red, yellow: use somewhat sparingly, to taste
Fruits: Most are a no-no, especially bananas, oranges and grapes.
• Lemon/Limes- Adds great flavor!
Nuts (grams of Carbs per 100 grams, or 3.5 oz)
• Pecans/ Brazil (4g)
• Macadamia (5g)
• Hazelnut/Walnut/Peanut (7g)
• Pine (9g)
• Almond (10g)
• Pistachio (18g)
• Cashew (27g)
• Coconut Oil
• Butter: Kerry Gold is best but just make sure it’s REAL butter and not a spread or margarine
• Olive Oil
• Bacon/sausage grease
• MCT oil- easily ordered online/in specialty stores
• Ranch, Blue cheese, Cesar, Thousand Island, Balsamic- Watch carbs/ sugar, but there’s tons of brands, so you can find one you love!
• Mayo- Natural/organic is best, but I use Hellmann’s all the time.
• Heinz “NO SUGAR ADDED” Ketchup or sugar free ketchup
• G. Hughes brand sugar free BBQ sauce
• Yellow/Spicy Brown Mustard
• Soy sauce
• Hot sauce
Liquids: Use as base for sauces/soups
• Heavy Whipping Cream (HWC)
• Broths/Stocks: Stay away from reduced fat. Bone broth is awesome!
• Slim Jims/jerky (watch carbs)
• Homemade cheese its/ tortilla chips
• Pork rinds (0 carbs, very versatile. Can be used as breading, nacho substitute or even sprinkled with cinnamon & stevia and eaten like cereal with Almond milk and tastes like cinnamon toast crunch!)
• WATER- Lots of it!
• Crystal Light- Tons of options and very convenient!
• Tea with stevia
• Coffee- Add a Tablespoon of coconut oil or MCT oil, Stevia, heavy whipping cream and imitation vanilla/ Hazelnut or Cocoa powder & peppermint BOOM Homemade creamer!
• Beers (grams of carbs per 12 oz serving)
Bud Select 55 (1.9)
MGD 64 (2.4)
Rolling Rock Green Light (2.4)
Michelob Ultra (2.6)
Bud Select (3.1)
Beck’s Premier Light (3.2)
Natural Light (3.2)
Michelob Ultra Amber (3.7)
Coors Light (5)
Amsterdam Light (5)
Bud Light (6.6)
• Vodka: Whipped Vodka & flavored water or pineapple Pinnacle with crystal light are a couple of my favorites!
• Whiskey shot (0g carbs)
• Brandy shot (0g carbs)
• Dry Martini (0g carbs)
• Tequila shot (0g carbs)
• Champagne (~1g per serving)
• Dry wine (~2g per serving)
• Stevia drops (0g)
• Erythritol (0g)
• Truvía (0g)
• Monkfruit (0g)
Other common Ingredients I use
• Almond flour
• Spices: Garlic powder, onion powder
Dont forget your electrolytes, they are needed daily.
• A good form of electrolytes is:
• Powerade zero