Red, white and blue Patriotic keto fudge is the perfect dessert for the upcoming holidays of Memorial Day and 4th of July. This colorful vanilla fudge will be a hit with anyone whether they are on a low-carb diet or not!
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CAN YOU EAT DESSERT ON A KETO DIET
A keto diet is restrictive in many areas, but it is possible to have desserts if you know what you are doing.
The key to eating desserts on the keto diet is finding good sugar alternatives.
Some zero-calorie sweeteners can have a poor impact on your blood sugar and that can impact weight gain or loss.
Common sweeteners that are used on the keto eating plan are:
- Stevia drops
INGREDIENTS FOR PATRIOTIC KETO FUDGE
This is a recipe with only 5 ingredients and 2 of those are food coloring! If you have been on keto for very long there is no doubt you have cream and butter on hand, LOL.
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Unsalted Butter
- Swerve Confectioners Sugar Substitute
- Vanilla Extract
- Red Food Coloring
- Blue Food Coloring
HOW TO MAKE PATRIOTIC KETO FUDGE
This recipe can be adjusted and made into Christmas fudge by just swapping out the blue food coloring for green food coloring in December.
STEP ONE: CREAM AND BUTTER
Take a loaf pan and line it with parchment paper so the paper hangs over the sides.
Start off by taking a medium saucepan and combining the heavy whipping cream and the unsalted butter over medium-high heat on the stove.
Stir this mixture often.
STEP TWO: ADD SUGAR SUBSTITUTE
Whisk the 1/3 cup of the Swerve confectioners sugar substitute into the saucepan of the whipping cream and the butter. Whisk until it is well-combined.
Add in the vanilla extract.
Continue to cook this mixture down, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn on the bottom until it has thickened.
STEP THREE: ADD TO PAN
Once the fudge mixture has thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat and pour most of the mixture into the lined loaf pan.
Pour a few tablespoons of the mixture into 2 small bowls.
STEP FOUR: ADD FOOD COLORING
Add a few drops of the red food coloring into one bowl and stir to color that fudge mixture red.
Add a few drops of the blue food coloring into the other small bowl and stir to color that fudge mixture blue.
STEP FIVE: ADD SWIRLS
Drizzle a few spoonfuls of the blue fudge mixture over the top of the fudge in the loaf pan.
Do the same with the red fudge mixture.
Use a knife to swirl the colors around in a pretty way.
STEP SIX: CHILL
Place the loaf pan in the refrigerator and chill for at least 3 hours or until hardened.
When it is completely hardened use a sharp knife to slice it into 8 pieces and enjoy it.
RED WHITE AND BLUE PATRIOTIC KETO FUDGE
You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions for this patriotic keto fudge via the recipe card below.
Red White and Blue Patriotic Keto Fudge is colorful and delicious. A vanilla fudge with red and blue swirls and only 1 net carb per serving.
- 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp Butter unsalted
- ⅓ cup Swerve Confectioners sugar substitute
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- Red food coloring
- Blue food coloring
Heat the heavy whipping cream and 2 tbsp of butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat on the stove.
Whisk in ⅓ cup of Swerve confectioners sugar substitute until well combined.
Add in 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
Cook the mixture down stirring constantly until it has thickened.
Once thickened, remove from the heat and pour most of the mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan.
Reserve a few tablespoons of the fudge mixture, and divide it into two small bowls.
Add a few drops of red food coloring to one bowl, and a few drops of blue to another. Stir until the color is mixed well.
Starting with the blue colored mixture, use a spoon to drizzle it over the top of the fudge mixture in the loaf pan.
Drizzle the red mixture over top of the blue in the loaf pan.
Use the tip of a knife to swirl the colors together lightly.
Place the fudge in the freezer for a minimum of 3 hours or until hardened.
Slice into 8 pieces and serve.
This ends up being 1 net carb per serving.
If you need more great keto recipes be sure to check these out:
- Keto Peanut Butter Mug Cake
- Low Carb Meatloaf
- Keto Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Low Carb Sausage and Riced Cauliflower Skillet
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