I think I might be the only person that I know who prefers strawberry fudge over chocolate fudge, but I have a good feeling that’s going to change once you all try out this homemade strawberry cream keto fudge recipe. It’s incredible and so, so good!
How to Make Strawberry Cream Keto Fudge
- Combine the ingredients. Using the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the softened cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and sweetener until smooth.
- Fold. Fold in the freeze dried strawberries.
- Prepare the baking pan. Line an 8×4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and then pour the fudge mixture into the pan.
- Smooth. Using a spatula, smooth the fudge mixture.
- Refrigerate (or freeze). You can either store the fudge in the fridge or the freezer overnight.
- Serve. Slice and serve.
Can I Use Fresh Strawberries Instead of Freeze Dried Strawberries?
Unfortunately, I can’t recommend using fresh strawberries when making this particular fudge recipe. You’ll just end up making a mess when folding them in and smoothing them out.
However, the good news is that you can definitely still use fresh strawberries instead of freeze dried when making your own homemade fudge; you’ll just have to follow a different type of recipe (most fudge recipes that use fresh berries usually cook the ingredients first before freezing).
Best Way to Store Keto Fudge
The best way to store your keto fudge is to simply keep it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge. This fudge will keep for up to 2-3 weeks in the fridge.
You can also keep your fudge in the freezer; it will keep for 6-8 months when frozen.
Is Keto Fudge Healthy?
Wondering if keto fudge is healthier than regular fudge varieties? It definitely is! Here are 2 quick reasons why:
- Less sugar. Adhering to basic keto principles and using nothing but 100% keto-friendly ingredients when making homemade treats like fudge helps to make sure that you’re keeping total sugar and carb counts to the bare minimum.
- More nutrient-dense ingredients. Another benefit of only using approved keto foods is that they tend to be a lot more nutrient-dense than the alternatives. For example, using unsweetened cocoa powder instead of milk chocolate offers far more nutritional benefits, including disease-fighting antioxidant benefits as well. (1)
Keto Fudge Flavor Variations
Strawberry Cream Keto Fudge Recipe
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 15 1x
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 4 oz butter softened
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 tbsp granulated Stevia or other low carb sweetener to taste
- 1 oz freeze dried strawberries, roughly chopped
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and sweetener until smooth.
- Fold in the freeze dried strawberries.
- Line an 8×4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth with spatula.
- Refrigerate or freeze overnight.
- Slice and serve.