"Put the lime in the coconut" and increase your healthy fats with these tasty tropical fat bombs! With just a few ingredients you'll have the perfect Keto sweet treat!
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I use coconut cream, mascarpone cheese and shredded coconut in these fat bombs, along with a punch of flavor from fresh lime!
These Keto treats freeze in this non-stick mini tart pan, which I just love! Or you can use any silicone fat bomb mold that you have.
Coconut and lime are two flavors that go so well together! These Keto fat bombs are super easy to make and they taste absolutely delicious! They double as a sweet treat and they only have 1 carb each!
What's in Coconut Keto Fat Bombs
- Mascarpone cheese
- Unsweetened coconut cream
- Heavy cream
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Swerve confectioners
- Pure coconut extract
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Coconut Lime Fat Bombs
The night before you make these low carb coconut fat bombs, refrigerate a can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk so the cream can separate from the water and solidify. The cream at the top is what you want. It should be thick and creamy. Once the cream has separated, measure out ½ cup of just the cream and save the rest for another recipe.
Spoon into a mini tart pan (or other fat bomb mold), that's been sprayed with coconut oil.
Top each one with a little extra unsweetened shredded coconut and lime zest.
Place them in the freezer for 30 minutes or until fully set.
You will want to keep these fat bombs chilled. They'll be a little soft in the fridge, so you may prefer to store them in the freezer until you want one, then just pop it in the fridge and allow to thaw for a few minutes.
One of the things that makes these Keto fat bombs incredibly rich and smooth is Mascarpone cheese which is made from heavy cream instead of whole milk like that in cream cheese. The extra fat from the heavy cream is what gives Mascarpone a slightly sweeter, more buttery flavor.
Mascarpone cheese has a 50% fat content, which really helps boost your healthy fat intake!
How Many Carbs in Coconut?
Another key ingredient in these Keto fats bombs is unsweetened coconut flakes. The great news is there is only 1 carb per tablespoon of unsweetened coconut.
Is Coconut Keto Friendly?
Yes! Unlike many other fruits that are high in carbs, coconuts are mostly fiber and fat. Even better, the fat found in coconuts is MCT (medium-chain-triglycerides), which promotes a feeling of fullness and has been linked to other healthy benefits. If you would like to know more about the benefits of coconuts, check out this article.
Why Eat Keto Fat Bombs?
A Ketogenic Diet consists of a high amount of fat, moderate protein and low carbs, so the bulk of our calories come from healthy fats. If we don't consume enough healthy fat, we run the risk of following a high protein diet which is not Keto!
Some people struggle with this concept, since we're been told for many years that fat is bad and we should eat low/no fat. Nothing could be further from the truth!
These fats can include butter, heavy cream, coconut and coconut oil, avocados and avocado oil, mascarpone cheese, olive oil, cream cheese to name a few. For a more comprehensive list of these foods, see my Keto Foods List! For different ideas on how to use them , check out 15 Ways to Add More Fats into Your Keto Diet.
Adding these healthy fats into our meals is key, but there are days when you just don't have enough or doesn't quite fit into a particular meal that you're preparing. Fat bombs are perfect for times like this, where you can consume one or two and get your healthy fats in your macros! Most recipes make a fairly decent amount and most often can be frozen, so you can always have some on hand!
Another great perk to most fat bombs is they double as a sweet treat, that doesn't kick you out of Ketosis! Who doesn't love a bite of something sweet, without having to make an entire cake, pie or batch of cupcakes!?
More Keto Fat Bombs Recipes
- 25 Best Keto Fat Bombs
- Chocolate Mocha Fat Bombs
- Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
- Pumpkin Pie Fat Bombs
- Blackberry Fat Bombs
- Toasted Coconut Fat Bombs
- Strawberry Coconut Fat Bombs
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Fat Bombs
If you'd like to know more about baking on Keto, this article, Keto Baking Made Easy, is loaded with tips and info that you'll find helpful. You might also check out my Keto Sweet Treats eBook that has 50 amazing Keto dessert recipes, all with color pics, macros and more! I'm offering it at 50% off when you subscribe to my free weekly emails here.
Coconut Lime Keto Fat Bombs
- Refrigerate a can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk over night so that the cream separates from the water and solidifies. The cream at the top is what you want, should be thick and creamy. Once the cream has separated, measure out ½ cup of just the cream and save the rest for another recipe.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for a few days or freeze.
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