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Keto Cream Cheese Mints

The little mints at restaurants and parties used to be my downfall. These keto cream cheese mints are definitely better and free of sugars!

Keto Cream Cheese Mints

WHAT ARE CREAM CHEESE MINTS?

If you like those little puffy mints some restaurants give you at the end of your meal, you’ll love these keto cream cheese mints.

A simple combination of cream cheese, sweetener, and mint flavoring can make some of the most refreshing, delicious, and light mints you’ve ever tasted!

These mints are delicious as a treat or to top off a delicious home cooked meal.

KETO CREAM CHEESE MINT INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make these low carb cream cheese mints, you’ll want to make sure you have the following ingredients on hand.

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to go!

HOW TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE MINTS

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix the ingredients until well combined
  3. Place the bowl into the refrigerator and chill for at least two hours
  4. Remove the bowl and using your hands, create a large “dough” ball with the chilled mixture
  5. Pinch off small pieces of the “dough” and roll them into balls between your palms
  6. Place these pieces onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  7. Use a fork to gently smash each ball into a flatter wafer shape
  8. Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator again for one hour
  9. Place the mints into an airtight container and separate layers with parchment paper
  10. Store mints in the refrigerator or freezer
Keto Cream Cheese Mints

A FEW WORDS ABOUT CREAM CHEESE…

Picking cream cheese isn’t an overly hard task, but care should be taken to ensure you select a good quality cream cheese. Below are a few things for you to consider when standing in the cheese aisle ready to buy.

HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT CREAM CHEESE

When choosing a cream cheese, always be sure to check the carbohydrate content. Depending on the brand, carb content can change drastically.

Generally, cream cheese should contain no more than 1 gram of carbohydrates per ounce. If there is more than this, the cheese may contain extra ingredients or fillers. Neither is useful or something you want to be ingesting.

Depending on your area and what is available in your store brand, you might be forced to choose brand name cream cheese. If this is the case, the price will be somewhat higher, but the nutrition will be keto-approved.

HIGH-FAT VERSUS LOW-FAT CREAM CHEESE

Watching fat content on a keto/low-carb diet isn’t a concern. Fat is what makes both ways of eating work their proverbial “magic.”

When choosing a cream cheese for this recipe, never opt for a low-fat version. As you probably know, anything that has been purposefully lowered in fat has a higher level of sugar.

In fact, not only is there more sugar, there is often more ingredients as well. This, of course, defeats our mission to eat a few “extra” ingredients as possible.

SAY NO TO NEUFCHATEL CHEESE

As you’ve probably seen at some point in your grocery store visits, there is a cheese packaged and sold alongside cream cheese. This cheese is called Neuchtafel cheese, and upon first glance is the same thing as cream cheese.

What you don’t see at first, however, is that this cheese has a lower fat content and higher water content than cream cheese. While it’s not a huge difference, it isn’t worth using for keto recipes.

The moral of the story is, say no to Neufchatel!

HOW TO SOFTEN CREAM CHEESE

Softening cream cheese for this dip is incredibly easy. Just leave it out on your kitchen counter for a few hours before you plan to make this dip and the cheese will be nice, soft, and ready to use!

Keto Cream Cheese Mints

STORING CREAM CHEESE MINTS

Storing your mints is easy!

Simply place them onto parchment paper in an airtight container and place them into the refrigerator. The mints should easily keep for a week or more for all of your eating/snacking purposes.

WHAT TO EAT WITH CREAM CHEESE MINTS

These tasty mints are great for a sweet treat or a little “pick me up” in the middle of the day.

If you’d like to have a few mints after a nice meal, here are a few main course recipes you might like.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE KETO CREAM CHEESE MINTS

Click on the links to see the items used in making this recipe. You can also find these products linked in the recipe below.

  • Hand Mixer – We’ve said it before, but it’s always worth a repeat. A good hand mixer can truly change your life in the kitchen. Whisks and elbow grease is great, but a hand mixer can make short work of just about any mixing task. If you don’t have one as part of your kitchen utensils, there’s no time like now to fix that!
  • Stand Mixer – A stand mixer can really make light of a lot of work. Unlike a hand mixer, stand mixers can handle a greater volume of ingredients. Either a hand or stand mixer will get the job done, but if you do a lot of mixing, a stand mixer on your counter or in your kitchen is a great idea!
Keto Cream Cheese Mints


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Keto Cream Cheese Mints

Keto Cream Cheese Mints

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The little mints at restaurants and parties used to be my downfall. These keto cream cheese mints are definitely better and free of sugars!

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix the ingredients until well combined
  3. Place the bowl into the refrigerator and chill for at least two hours
  4. Remove the bowl and using your hands, create a large "dough" ball with the chilled mixture
  5. Pinch off small pieces of the "dough" and roll them into balls between your palms
  6. Place these pieces onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  7. Use a fork to gently smash each ball into a flatter wafer shape
  8. Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator again for one hour
  9. Place the mints into an airtight container and separate layers with parchment paper
  10. Store mints in the refrigerator or freezer

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 3 mints
Amount Per Serving Calories 50Total Fat 5gCarbohydrates 0gProtein 0g

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Kali

Saturday 30th of May 2020

Loved them but way too much peppermint extract, could have used a few drops, I had to make another two batches without any more peppermint extract to even be able to eat them . Overall good recipe

Mireille Evans

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Is this 8 pieces, or 8 servings?

Logan Childress

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Mireille,

8 servings.

Tanya

Sunday 28th of July 2019

Made a batch of cinnamon and a batch of vanilla since we aren’t mint fans and they were absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Great job!!

Logan Childress

Tuesday 30th of July 2019

Tanya,

So glad you liked it!

Pam

Friday 21st of December 2018

They taste great, but my mints didn’t get hard, even leaving them in the fridge for quite a while. Any ideas what I did wrong? I followed the recipe exactly.

Logan Childress

Friday 21st of December 2018

Pam,

They won't get totally hard (thinking of the mints like you're used to) but they should have hardened to cold cream cheese consistency or a touch harder. Not the most ideal, but without drying them, that's about as good as can be.

Amanda

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Can I use Stevia instead?

Logan Childress

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Amanda,

That would be just fine!