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KETO No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake (with Paleo/Primal variation)

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Keto No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is also Paleo/Primal. The shaved chocolate provides the perfect subtle crunch and extra chocolate flavor. The creamy filling: I can’t wait to tell you all about it… You’ll love this No-Bake recipe and how beautifully it comes together!

Keto and Primal No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is so good that it's hard to wait for it to chill! Have your fork ready! With a just-stevia option for sweetening AND the option to use chevre, this is one special, nutritious yet SO delicious cheesecake!! #keto #ketodessert #paleo #primal #nobakecheesecake

What makes the texture so good?

Ever so creamy, light, billowy-pillowy, soft and PERFECT, like a dream, but still rich and delicious, without being dense because: that little bit of gelatin and freshly whipped cream!

This no-bake recipe is possible thanks to sustainably-sourced gelatin! It’s my favorite cooking ingredient, and you’ll find I use it everywhere (like in these Keto/Paleo Cupcakes and in this Panna Cotta recipe). Gelatin isn’t just gut-healing; it also performs wonderful feats in recipes of many kinds. (Find the best gelatin here.)

So gelatin’s the first trick for the amazing pleasure-texture of this cheesecake filling.

Second key? The whipped cream! Oh my, it’s SO good: Whipped cream is folded into the whipped-cream cheese/chèvre mixture, and you’ll not want to wait for it to chill when you see this dairy marriage.

Finally, cream cheese or chèvre: You get to choose. I LOVE the French chèvre that Trader Joe’s sells, so that’s what I make it with for our family. And chèvre is more allergy-friendly too. But if you prefer cream cheese, that’ll work great.

(By the way, I might have hurried the chilling stage of this cheesecake the day I photographed it … because I couldn’t wait to eat it! That texture, pure sublimity. I dove in with a fork >immediately< when the photos were done.)

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Oh, and the chocolate! — I used my favorite presentation of it, and that’s shaved.

Going WAY back to my childhood when some ice cream shops used big chips and others shaved their chocolate, in Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, I am a shaved girl all the way.

Shaving chocolate allows it to crackle-smash in your mouth, instead of getting in your teeth. It also heightens the chocolate-availability, which is a thing: More surface area is exposed, thus you get more chocolate flavor.

Personally, I like the way shaved chocolate compliments the soft texture of this cheesecake. And it’s pretty, and dainty, with a bold punch.

Shaving chocolate also allows us to choose the chocolate bar that’s right for our Keto or Paleo lifestyle! I give a couple of options in the recipe and Recipe Notes below, both of which I like.

Lastly, if you like, I give a link below to my own homemade chocolate chips. They’re lovely because you get to choose your sweetener. They make a great garnish for this cheesecake, or you can use them in the filling. Great to buy chocolate chips too, because that’s easier.

serving a slice of keto chocolate chip cheesecake

How to shave chocolate?

Just use a veggie peeler, shaving toward yourself; or a sharp knife, cutting down toward your cutting board, like you’re slicing cheddar cheese, but really thinly. Both work great; you’ll see.

The Sweetness

After many years of healing (6+ years on the GAPS Diet!) I don’t have much of a sweet tooth anymore (AMEN!). But I do love creamy dairy; and I do love fat. So for me, with this dessert, I just use stevia to sweeten the filling. I believe most palates will like it a little sweeter than I do; and so the recipe includes the option of adding additional sweetener, both a Keto option and a Paleo option.

The crust also includes these sweetener options: You can choose between your preferred Keto sweetener (find Monk Fruit Sweetener here) or Paleo (find my favorite maple sugar here).

The Crust

I am super pleased about this crust! It has only 3 ingredients and it’s fabulous and flaky! You’ll love how fast it mixes up, bakes and is ready to fill. Just 7 minutes in the oven!! So it won’t heat up your house during hotter months, and it makes this whole recipe no-fuss-fast. I guess I should say, this is the only part of the recipe that does bake; but you’ll hardly notice.

If you choose to make your crust from sprouted nuts for better digestion (good for you! 😉 find the how-to here and below in Recipe Notes), then the best Keto nuts to choose from (meaning low-carb) are macadamia nuts and pecans. Both make a lovely crust.

keto primal no-bake chocolate chip cheesecake being sliced into

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KETO Chocolate Chip Cheesecake (Paleo/Primal variation) #keto #ketodesserts #ketodessertrecipe #ketocheesecake #paleocheesecake #paleodesserts #primal #chocolatechipcheesecake
KETO Chocolate Chip Cheesecake (Paleo/Primal variation)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
34 mins

Keto No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is also Paleo/Primal. The shaved chocolate provides the perfect subtle crunch and extra chocolate flavor. You’ll love this No-Bake recipe and how beautifully it comes together!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, chocolate chip, keto, low carb, no bake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: Megan
3-ingredient Cheesecake Crust
  • 1-1/2 cups nut meal sprouted (see Recipe Notes); or use blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup low-carb sweetener like Monk Fruit Sweetener for Keto; or use maple sugar for Paleo (see Recipe Notes for links)
Cheesecake Filling
  • 9 ounces cream cheese or chevre, room temp. (find French chevre if you can, available at Trader Joe's; it's the best!)
  • 1 cup heavy cream (raw cream is great, if you can get it)
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin (see link and DISCOUNT code below in Recipe Notes)
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract (or vanilla specks, if you don't want the little bit of alcohol; vanilla specks are also more affordable- see link below in Recipe Notes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia , to taste, because brands vary considerably
  • 2 Tablespoons additional sweetener of choice optional (I like mine with just stevia, but it's not super sweet. If you want it sweeter, add 2 Tablespoons powdered monk fruit sweetener for Keto, or pure maple syrup for Paleo/Primal)
  • 1/3 cup shaved Keto-friendly chocolate bar like Lily's brand OR unsweetened fair-trade cocoa for either Keto or Paleo/Primal version: see links below in Recipe Notes
  • Garnish homemade chocolate chips optional (see link below in Recipe Notes)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix together crust ingredients well. Press into cheesecake pan, and up the sides about 1 inch.
  3. Bake about 7 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and place in fridge while you prepare the filling.
  4. In large metal bowl with beaters, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  5. Place water in small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over its surface. Allow to bloom, stirring in with a fork. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves and is foamy on the top, about 1 minute. Set aside.
  6. In another large metal bowl with same beaters (no need to clean them after whipping the cream), place chevre or room temperature cream cheese. Beat on high for 30 seconds until lighter and looser. Add stevia, optional additional sweetener and vanilla. Beat.
  7. While beating, drizzle in gelatin water and mix well.
  8. Fold in whipped cream thoroughly.
  9. Add shaved chocolate and fold again.
  10. Pour filling into crust and smooth top surface. Refrigerate 4-6 hours.
  11. Serve! Garnish with additional chocolate chips, more shaved chocolate and/or fresh strawberries. (But, really, it doesn't need anything, in my book!)
Recipe Notes

Here's how to make Sprouted Nut Flour! 🙂

Find Monk Fruit Sweetener (for Keto/low-carb) here.

Find (for Paleo/Primal version) maple sugar here.

Find sustainably-sourced gelatin here. (Enter code BEAUTIFUL10 for 10% off your entire order.)

Find Vanilla Bean Powder here.

Find Lily's Chocolate here.

Please always buy Fair Trade chocolate! 🙂 Here's a great Fair Trade Certified, Unsweetened Chocolate Bar! By shaving this bar, you get great chocolate flavor without any sweetener!

Find my homemade chocolate chips here. This recipe allows you to use any sweetener you prefer.

Nutrition Facts
KETO Chocolate Chip Cheesecake (Paleo/Primal variation)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 24.4%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


You'll love this creamy No-Bake KETO Chocolate Chip Cheesecake! (with an easy Paleo/Primal variation) #keto #ketodesserts #ketodessertrecipe #ketocheesecake #paleocheesecake #paleodesserts #primal #chocolatechipcheesecake

No-Bake Cheesecake

If you love no-bake cheesecakes as much as I do, you’ll also love these: Peppermint, Eggnog, Saffron-Vanilla, and dairy-free, probiotic Fermented!

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      Thank you, Mimi! Yes, it’s definitely a straightforward and easy recipe to make! I hope you do it and love it.

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      Thank you, Jean!! So sweet of you! Cheesecake is heavenly; I just keep coming back to it, without meaning to! 😉

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  1. Yes please!!! The way you described it – billowy pillowy – made me smile so big. I can just imagine the texture and how perfect it is. This is such a fun flavor too and I love that it works for so many different diets!

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      Thanks, Emily!! Ha, words are the best, almost better than cheesecake; I’m not sure. But combining them as a blogger is definitely the best! 😉

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      Aw, that makes me happy; yay!! ENJOY! Yes, chèvre is definitely one of life’s great pleasures, for sure, and eaten this way it is just pure swoon-yummy!

  2. Hello Megan,
    Looks delicious! You never mentioned how big your cheesecake pan is. Was it a 7 inch one?
    Thank You, Selma

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