Our Keto Coconut Cream pie is everything you’re looking for in a keto dessert. It is low carb, it is low sugar, and above all it is delicious.
Finding Keto desserts that taste as good as the original, and are low carb is loosely considered a miracle. In that case, my friends, we’ve done a fantastic miracle.
Before we dive into the recipe we want to just take a moment to explain to our readers why so many people are joining the Keto movement and the benefits behind it.
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Most of our readers are in fact not ketogenic diet followers so we decided it would be best to inform them because perhaps this would be something that they would like to fit into their lives!
What is the ketogenic diet?
The Ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that puts your body into a fat-burning mode. This fat-burning mode is also famously known as ketosis.
Ketosis simply means that your body switches from burning sugar for energy to fat. This eats away at the body’s store of fat and gives you a much leaner figure.
It is a popular belief that the easiest way of losing weight and getting leaner is to workout more. Diet is more often than not the most underrated and most effective way of reducing your body fat percentage.
Switching to a ketogenic diet has helped millions of people with their weight loss journeys. Most standard diets nowadays involve some type of balanced version of a type of protein, vegetable, and carb.
When you get into the ketogenic diet you instead switch the carb for a fat. In food terms, this would mean that you would switch a bowl of rice for a sizeable portion of avocado or eggs.
For years now it seems that people have been benefiting significantly from ketogenic diets. Many studies are concluding that there important reductions in insulin levels as well as blood sugar.
Did you know that David Goggins the famous ultra endurance athlete follows a ketogenic diet?
Apart from these health benefits, the ketogenic diet has been shown to improve significant risk factors for deadly diseases such as heart disease, the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and many others.
As always we recommend doing your own research and looking at the medical studies that have been published before making your own nutritional decisions.
So what are the foods that people on a ketogenic diet choose to avoid?
- Starches/Grains: Rice, cereals, pasta, or any products that are wheat-based. This also includes tubers such as potatoes, carrots, etc.
- Fruit: While this one often faces a lot of backlash from the nutrition community, it is recommended that you remove most consumption of fruit if you want to follow a proper ketogenic diet.
- Foods with added sugar: Eliminating any type of sugary drinks, sweets (candy, cake, and ice cream)
- Alcohol: While most aren’t aware of the high caloric and carb content, alcohol is not allowed in a ketogenic diet.
- Unhealthy fats: Be careful with the type of fats you are consuming, there are unhealthy types of Mayos and oils that you should not be eating.
- Beans: This includes chickpeas, kidney beans, peas, and lentils.
So what exactly can you eat with a ketogenic diet? And is this sustainable? It seems that following a keto diet will get rid of all the fun people have in eating.
Keto diet foods to have instead:
- Seeds & Nuts
- Oil – Don’t forget to add some type of healthy oil such as: coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil.
- Cream & Butter – given the number of unhealthy fats always look for the healthiest option available. Preferably grass-fed.
- Meat – Could be any style of dark or light meat. Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey – any style.
- Fish – Preferably pick fattier fish like Tuna, Salmon or trout.
- We’re looking for the lowest carb veggies available: Any type of green vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus etc.
- Onions and Peppers
- People often forget to consider condiments as something that people on a keto diet can eat.
Make sure to add plenty of condiments to add flavor or spice to your meals.
- People often forget to consider condiments as something that people on a keto diet can eat.
This is a quite basic list and makes us wonder where in the world would we be able to eat a coconut cream pie? Doesn’t that include all the things that people on keto would get mad at me for even mentioning?
That’s why we have to consider these desserts basically miracles. We’re copying something that should be quite carb intensive and quite sugary for something that is low carb and still delicious.
We hope you guys try it out and let us know how we did!!
Even before making this recipe, we realized that coconut is definitely an extremely underrated ingredient in desserts! It is a natural, often sugar-free ingredient that can add a lot of flavor to any regular dish!
We’re going to break down this recipe into two separate recipes for the complete keto coconut cream pie.
We’re gonna first focus on the crust of the pie. These are the following ingredients you’re going to need to make a beautiful keto coconut flour pie crust.
Ingredients for Coconut flour pie crust:
- Eggs – 2 (Large would be best)
- Shredded coconut – Half a cup
- Beef Gelatin – 1 Teaspoon
- Salt – A pinch
- Coconut Flour – 1.5 cups
- Butter – 10 Tablespoons preferably chilled or cold
- Vanilla Extract – 1 Teaspoon
- Erythritol – Powdered 1/4 of a cup.
Instructions for Coconut Flour Pie Crust
Time needed: 45 minutes.
Mix butter and flour
It would be best to use a food processor to mix these together. We’re aiming for a crumble-type consistency.
Mix remaining dry ingredients
Add your shredded coconut, beef gelatin powder, and erythritol for another pulse of the food processor
Mix in Eggs and Vanilla extract
Add the two large eggs and vanilla extract (or whichever extract you want to add) to the food processor and pulse until a thick dough forms.
Form dough and place in the fridge
Mold the dough to make sure that it is evenly doughy and once in a uniform ball wrap it with plastic and let it sit in the fridge for around 45 minutes.
Roll out dough
Placing your dough on some parchment paper separately and try to roll it out evenly to prepare for placement on your pie plate. If needed place another sheet of parchment paper over your dough for better rolling.
Add dough to pie plate *Warning* VERY FRAGILE
This step is often the hardest step of the whole pie crust making recipe. Ideally, you place your rolled out pie dough and form it on your pie plate ready for the oven. However, it can easily break and you can still form it piece by piece if necessary.
Let us know how you did in the comments!
Shape the edges – Fork holes in the bottom crust
Shape the edges however you’d like for presentation and add some holes on the bottom of your crust for proper baking.
10 mins in the oven at 400F Degrees
If you follow this recipe you’re going to get a fantastic low-carb crust for your keto coconut cream pie. Now let’s get to the creamy goodness!
Before we dive into the recipe of the pudding for our keto coconut cream pie and putting everything together we’re just going to detail how we come about making our gelatin and our whipped cream.
Instructions for making gelatin and whipped cream for our keto coconut cream pie
For our gelatin, we’re going to start off with two bowls, one with warm/lukewarm water and the other with significantly hotter water.
We’re going to start off but adding our beef gelatin to the warm water and mix continuously. Once we have a consistency that we like, we’re going to follow up by adding our second bowl of hot water.
Mix properly until there are no obvious clumps floating around! That should be it for the gelatin, and this will be an essential step to our later development of the whipped cream.
So how do we make our whipped cream? It’s relatively quick so here we go!
In a rather large bowl add in your whipping cream. We will then add in our extracts and finish it up with powdered sugar. Mix all the contents together and taste before adding in your powdered erythritol.
We want to taste BEFORE we add the powder because we don’t want to make the whipped cream too sweet! Also, you need to put the whipped cream into the context of the whole pie.
So if it is too sweet, and on top of that we’re adding the pudding which is already sweet we might have a problem!
We hope you enjoy this pie as much as we did
Keto Coconut Cream Pie – Low Carb and delicious
- 4 Egg Yolks
- 27 ounces Coconut Milk (Full fat)
- ½ cup Powdered Erythritol (Whichever you prefer)
- 1 tsp Gelatin (Beef)
- 2 tsp Coconut extract
- 3 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1½ cups Whipping cream (Heavy)
- 2 tbsp Water
- 8 ounces Cream cheese
- 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
First step will be to make sure you separate your yolks from your eggs.
Warm your coconut milk and add your powdered Erythritol to a saucepan
Make sure to keep stirring continously – we don't want to burn the coconut milk and want to make sure everything mixes properly.
Add 60 ml of milk to your egg yolks and whisk continously
Once properly mixed, add egg yolks and milk to warmed milk in saucepan – Don't forget to keep mixing.
Once everything is mixed well, leave on medium to high heat for approximately 2-4 minutes to allow for your mix to pasteurize.
Add your cream cheese to pasteurized mix and once melted quickly add in your xantham gum, and as always keep mixing.
Reduce heat, and slowly add in extracts (Vanilla & Coconut) to see a thickened pudding-type texture.
Add the thickened mix into a bowl and cover with palstic wrapping
Once cooled let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Mix your whipping cream with your powdered erythritol and mix continously. (We added instructions for making the whipping cream and gelatin above)
Pour in your gelatin water carefully to the mixture to prevent a quick change in temperature.
Fold in your chilled pudding to approximately 2/3's of the cream you've just whipped up.
Finally add this to your crust (that we've made above), add the last amount of your whipped cream and add any extra toppings to complete this delicious pie!
A few tips for best practice
We saw this in a cooking show and decided to try it and it actually worked out quite splendidly. We’re going to recommend that you guys try it too!
What we’re talking about is making sure that the whipped cream stays cold throughout the whole process. Add a larger bowl under the whipping cream with ice to make sure that it stays at that desired temperature.
We also recommend finding some toasted coconut shreds to add to the topping of your coconut cream pie! Will make it a wonderful last-minute flavor blast.
A final tip that we have is that you wait until the day after baking everything to eat it! As with most cold pies, the flavor is often better once it sets and the flavors get to know each other properly.
This pie is made for around 12 decently sized slices and its carb content is significantly low. Per serving we’re seeing around 70 carbs which is absolutely incredible.
Let us know what you guys thought of our keto coconut cream pie, and if there’s anything you would do differently – we’re always open to suggestions!