Sugar-Free Keto Pavlova Recipe (2024)

This gorgeous keto pavlova recipe looks fancy but is actually an easy low carb dessert! Each slice of sugar-free pavlova has just 2.7g net carbs.

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This sugar-free keto pavlova recipe makes a great sweet, but light dessert after a keto dinner and looks beautiful for entertaining! It comes together with basic ingredients that are probably already stocked in your keto pantry.

Serve this gorgeous dessert when summer berries are ripe and naturally sweet, or whenever you need a light and airy dessert. It’s always a crowd-pleaser!

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How To Make Keto Pavlova

My keto friendly pavlova is a gorgeous dessert that looks fancy, but it’s actually pretty easy! Let me show you how to make this sugar free pavlova dessert:

  • Make meringue. Mix cream of tartar and egg whites using a hand mixer, until frothy. Add the Besti sweetener 1/2 cup at a time, while mixing, until stiff peaks form.
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  • Finish mixing meringue. Gently fold in lemon juice, vanilla, and xanthan gum to stiffened egg whites. Be careful to not deflate the meringue!
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  • Bake meringue. Spread the egg white mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and form it into a circle. Smooth out the sugar-free pavlova with a spatula and create a slight well in the center. Dab the spatula around the sides to make soft peaks. Bake for 60 minutes.
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  • Make sugar-free pavlova toppings. Make keto whipped cream and slice strawberries.
  • Assemble the pavlova keto recipe. Once cooled completely, dollop and smooth the whipped cream into the center of the sugar-free pavlova and add the berries on top.
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Is Pavlova Keto?

Most pavlova recipes are going to be made with sugar and wouldn’t be keto. But, in this sugar free pavlova recipe, we’re using Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Sweetener with erythritol, which keeps the carbs in pavlova to just 1.5 grams net carbs per serving.

This sugar free pavlova dessert is low in carbs, calories, and fat! That’s rare for a treat.

Do You Have To Use Cream Of Tartar To Make Sugar Free Meringue Pavlova?

The cream of tartar in this easy keto pavlova recipe is used to stabilize the egg whites, which basically means they whip to form peaks much more easily.

If you don’t have cream of tartar, you can use an equal amount of white vinegar.

Can I Use A Different Sweetener?

Yes, you can use either powdered version of Besti Monk Fruit – Powdered Monk Fruit Erythritol Blend or Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – we can’t vouch for others.

Check our keto sweetener comparison here for the differences.

Can you make Pavlova Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can make the meringue part ahead, wrap in plastic, and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. Add the whipped cream and berries right before serving.

However, how well make-ahead low sugar pavlova will keep is also impacted by humidity – if your fridge is humid, it won’t store well.

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Readers Who Made Sugar Free Pavlova Also Made:

If you like this low carb pavlova recipe, you might also like some of these other low carb keto desserts:

  • Keto Lemon Meringue Pie – Bright and flavorful pie loaded with lemon flavor.
  • Keto Cannoli Cookies – A bit of creamy cannoli filling + crunchy cookies + a chocolate drizzle. All the flavors you want in a dessert.
  • Keto Peanut Butter Mousse – Chocolate and peanut butter is a match made in heaven! This is a great make-ahead dessert.
  • Keto Tres Leches Cake – If you love creamy cakes, this one is for you. It literally translates to “three milks” but we’ve made it keto!

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Sugar-Free Keto Pavlova Recipe

Make this gorgeous KETO pavlova with just 10 ingredients! It's an easy dessert (but looks fancy), and each slice of sugar-pavlova has just 3 net carbs!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Author Maya Krampf from

Servings 8 servings

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  • 4 Large Egg whites
  • 1 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 1 cup Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Erythritol Blend
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp Xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Blackberries
  • 1/4 cup Blueberries
  • 1 recipe Sugar-Free Whipped Cream


Click on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (149 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites with cream of tartar, until frothy. Add Besti, 1/2 cup at a time, and continue to blend until stiff peaks form.

  3. Gently fold in lemon juice, vanilla extract, and xanthan gum to the stiffened egg whites, being careful not to deflate them.

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the egg white mixture onto the parchment paper and form into a thick circle. Using a spatula, smooth out the egg whites and create a slight well in the center. Dab your spatula around the edges to make soft peaks.

  5. Bake in the oven on a low rack for 1 hour.

  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. After the pavlova has cooled, the parchment paper can be removed with ease.

  7. Dollop and smooth the whipped cream into the center of the pavlova and add berries to top.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 slice, or 1/8 of pavlova with whipped cream and berries

Video Showing How To Make Keto Pavlova:

Don’t miss the VIDEO above – it’s the easiest way to learn how to make Keto Pavlova!

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above.

Calories 176

Fat 16.6g

Protein 2.8g

Total Carbs 4g

Net Carbs 2.7g

Fiber 1.3g

Sugar 1.2g

Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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  • Brooke

    Made this for a family gathering and it was a hit!


  • Laura Midkiff

    Hi Maya, I love your recipes. In fact, I have a double batch of your shortbread cookies in the oven now. I want to make this as 8 single servings. How would I store these as a make ahead the day before?


    • Maya | Wholesome Yum

      Thank you, Laura! We haven’t tried it as single servings, it would probably work but may require a shorter baking time. Storage instructions are in the post above.


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Can you reduce sugar in meringue? ›

NOTE: you cannot make a sugar-free meringue and you should not reduce the amount of sugar; sugar is what keeps the meringue stable. Fine Sea Salt: will dissolve nicely into the meringue.

What does vinegar do in pavlova? ›

The acid will actually help stabilise your whipped whites too. That's why we add cream of tartar to our pavlova recipes. If you use a little more vinegar in the meringue, you'll encourage a soft centre and a crisp shell.

How do I satisfy my sweet tooth on keto? ›

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Is sugar-free same as keto? ›

If a sugar-free item is loaded with carbs and not the best ingredients, it's not keto-friendly. When following the keto diet, your goal is to keep your carb intake as low as possible, typically 20 to 30 grams of carbs a day, in order to stay in ketosis.

What is a substitute for granulated sugar in meringue? ›

Use ultrafine Baker's Sugar for meringues and other baked goods – it dissolves faster than regular granulated sugar. Use ultrafine Baker's Sugar to help prevent “weeping” or sogginess. Meringues will weep if there's any undissolved sugar.

How do you stabilize meringue without sugar? ›

You can use a different powdered sugar substitute to avoid a gritty result (and see my sweeteners conversion chart for how much to substitute), but for best taste and cookie shape I only recommend this one. Cream Of Tartar – Acts as a stabilizer for the egg whites and helps them whip into meringue faster.

What is a substitute for white vinegar in pavlova? ›

It is also possible to use lemon juice or cream of tartar as alternatives. Both of these should be used in the same quantity as the vinegar, for this particular recipe 1 teaspoon. Cream of tartar is sometimes known as tartaric acid.

What happens if you put too much vinegar in pavlova? ›

If you have accidentally added too much vinegar, bake the same pavlova again at 150C for half an hour. This will crips it up but also give it a slightly darker colour. Just before serving, whip the cream and spoon it onto the top of the pavlova, leaving an edge of pavlova.

What happens if you don't add vinegar to meringue? ›

Acid. Whether it be vinegar, lemon juice, cream of tartar, or a combination, an acid will greatly improve the structure of meringue. Acid not only helps meringue whip up and aerate more quickly, it also keeps it stable. Without acid, meringue is more likely to collapse either during or after mixing.

Does MCT oil stop sugar cravings? ›

MCT oil, rich in medium-chain triglycerides, may help curb sugar cravings on a keto diet. These fats are rapidly converted into ketones, providing a quick and sustained energy source. However, individual responses vary. It's essential to incorporate MCT oil mindfully, starting with small amounts to assess tolerance.

Is peanut butter OK on keto? ›

Peanut butter can definitely be part of a keto diet, but it's best to stick to plain options that are free of extra flavors and sweeteners. Almond butter is a good choice, too, and it's slightly lower in carbs. Additionally, you should be mindful of your portion size if you're trying to lose weight.

Which fruit is keto? ›

Keto fruits by definition are low in carbohydrates. You still need to exercise portion control with most keto-friendly fruits to be within the limits of a keto diet. Keto-friendly fruits include avocados, watermelon, strawberries, lemons, tomatoes, raspberries, peaches, cantaloupe, star fruit, and blackberries.

Does stevia kick you out of ketosis? ›

Yes, stevia is keto approved. Feel free to use it in baked goods, coffee and tea, and other sweets you make at home. It has a glycemic index of zero and will not disrupt ketosis.

Will a little sugar stop ketosis? ›

Some natural sweeteners such as Stevia, Erythritol, and AlluMonk are keto-friendly and can be used in moderation. In conclusion, sugar can kick you out of ketosis and prevent your body from burning fat for energy.

What is best sugar substitute for keto? ›

When it comes to choosing a Keto-friendly sweetener, it's best to stick with stevia or monk fruit for the most part. With zero net carbs and little to no effects on blood sugar, these sweeteners are ideal for satisfying sugar cravings with minimal, if any, known side effects.

What does too much sugar do to meringue? ›

Sugar inhibits the eggwhite protein from forming bonds around air pockets, so the more sugar you incorporate, the less airy the foam will be. Adding the sugar too late and/or too slowly. Adding the sugar after the eggwhites form stiff peaks will create a mixture that is too airy.

How do you dissolve sugar in meringue? ›

While the egg whites are still being whisked slowly add the sugar. When all the sugar has been added scrape down the sides of the bowl. Continue whisking until the sugar has dissolved.

Can you get stiff peaks without sugar? ›

Savory dishes (such as soufflés) require no sugar. Simply beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). This will take 4 to 5 minutes total.

Can you reduce sugar in Italian meringue? ›

If you reduce the amount of the sugar syrup, you will reduce the overall temperature your egg whites get heated to, and that could reduce the stability.

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