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Here is a free low carb dessert recipe from Victor Kline, the author of "Low-Carb Sinfully Delicious Desserts: Sugar Free"


As many of my members know, I am wary of low-carb diets and I generally don't use artificial sweeteners. However, a good portion of my members admit that they find the low-carb food offerings convenient in certain situations when they are on the run or left with not many choices at an event where everyone else indulges on delicious, mouthwatering, desserts - like at the family Christmas party. Been there! Done that!

My unqualified opinion is that some of these foods are okay as treats occasionally - as long as you can fit them into your diet. I prefer cookbook recipes so I can make the foods myself and be in control of what I eat. Keep in mind that if you are pregnant, you especially need to choose as many foods as you can with high nutritional values and stay within the FDA's recommendations regarding artificial sweeteners. Like I always say, I am not a health care professional, you need to talk to your registered dietician and health care team about including these low-carb foods and recipes, especially desserts, in your diet.

So, here is a free low carb dessert recipe that the author, Victor Kline, has so graciously allowed me to put on our site, and he has customized it just a little for my readers who are diabetic and possibly pregnant. He says his cookbook is full of low-carb dessert recipes that are sinfully delicious and can help with sweet cravings. The recipes can be delicious alternatives when the other choices are tempting and hard to fit into your diet.

Here is that free low carb dessert recipe I promised:

Dipping Chocolate

1.0 NET Carb per Tablespoon
Nutrition Information: See Below
(Modifications below)

1 cup of cold coffee (any brand)
1/2 cup artificial sweetener (Splenda recommended)
3-1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2-1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon unsalted softened butter


Decaffeinated coffee may be used. If you don't want to use coffee at all, you can substitute unsweetened chocolate syrup (this will make the final recipe less sweet and require another 1/2 cup of artificial sweetener. The amount of artificial sweetener may be reduced to taste. Victor suggests trying 1/4 cup.


In a small saucepan on medium heat, mix together coffee, artificial sweetener, cocoa powder, and cornstarch until it becomes smooth and starts to thicken.

Add vanilla extract and unsalted butter until the chocolate becomes completely incorporated together.

Allow the dipping chocolate to cool for several minutes before serving. This cooling stage will allow the chocolate to adhere (stick) to the fruit or food products that you are dipping.

Have Fun!

Nutritional Information:

The book only provides NET carb information. Here's info I got from the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory web site http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

This is info is per WHOLE recipe

Ingredient Calories Carbs Protein Fat
1 cup decaf coffee brewed 9 kcal   0.33 1.80
1/2 cup Splenda 48 kcal 12 g    
3-1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder     0.52 0.495

2-1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
23 kcal 5.47 g 0.02  
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (imitation, alcohol) 10 kcal 0.10 g    
1/2 tsp unsalted butter 17 kcal   0.02 1.92
TOTAL FOR WHOLE RECIPE 107 kcal 17.57 g 0.89 g 4.215 g

Used data from http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/ and Splenda nutritional information on packaging. Please let me know if any of my calculations are in error. I am not a food or diet professional.

The Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for sucralose, established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is 5 mg/kg of body weight per day.

Low Carb Sinfully Delicious Desserts:  Cheesecakes, Pies, Cookies, Mousse, Tiramisu, Fudge, Chocolate, and More
Low Carb Sinfully Delicious Desserts: Cheesecakes, Pies, Cookies, Mousse, Tiramisu, Fudge, Chocolate, and More

About the Book: Low Carb Sinfully Delicious Desserts: Sugar Free was written by Victor Kline, an executive pastry chef. He wrote the book using common ingredients you can easily find at most grocery stores. It contains dessert recipes such as cheesecake, pie, cookies, fudge, ice cream, mousse, tiramisu, flan, cake, frosting, chocolate, etc.


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