Six Easy & Delicious Carnivore Diet Treats that You Never Thought Possible

carnivore diet treats - pizza

You want to experiment with the carnivore diet but can’t stand the thought of giving up delicious treats like ice cream, pizzas, cakes, waffles, and milkshakes. Don’t worry, some creative carnivore fans have come to your rescue. Here is a list of six easy and super delicious carnivore diet treats that you may never think possible.

I’ve put together below a list of recipes and their relevant links. Have a look through the list of ingredients, how long it takes and the level of difficulty to see what you might like to try.

Chances are you won’t like any particular recipe 100%. However, after you have experienced this way of eating for some time, I am sure you will be able to experiment with the ingredients and create ones that suit your own and your family’s tastebuds.

To be honest, I rarely eat any treats, carnivore or not, since I began this meat-based diet. I don’t miss or crave treats. Food is not entertainment anymore and, besides, meat is very satisfying and satiating. I only make these treats every now and then for my family because they are healthier than what we can get from the shop.

If you just started the carnivore diet and are looking to use it to fix health problems like autoimmune or leaky gut, I highly recommend staying away from these treats until the underlying health problem is resolved.

Ice-cream

The basic of making a carnivore ice-cream is this: whip or blend together cream, egg, a pinch of salt, and a bit of flavoring or sweetener of your choice if you want. If you’d like to transition the whole family to a more meat-based diet, this one is going to make things a lot easier, especially if you have young members.

raw vanilla ice-cream in a bowl - a delicious and easy carnivore diet treat

Raw vanilla ice-cream by the ArmstrongSisters

  • Ingredients: cream, eggs, salt, optional flavoring & sweetener
  • Equipment: blender, ice-cream maker
  • Time: 5 min prep + 4 hours chill
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Comment: super easy to make and taste delicious.

carnivore ice cream

Dairy-free carnivore ice-cream

  • Ingredients: 3 medium eggs, 100g of collagen powder (can use whey power if you are ok with dairy), 2 tablespoon raw honey or a natural sweetener (add vanilla or any other flavorings of your choice)
  • Equipment: blender, popsicle molds
  • Time: 5 min prep + 4 hours chill
  • Difficulty: super easy
  • Comment: Kids can make it under supervision and they will definitely enjoy it. If you use store-bought eggs, please pasteurize them to be 100% safe.
ice-cream in bowl with a spoon

Owsley “The Bear” Stanley Zero Carb ice-cream*

  • Ingredients: cream, eggs, milk protein, aspartame, coffee, vanilla extract, salt, ice
  • Equipment: ice-cream maker
  • Time: the recipe doesn’t say but you will need to churn for 25-40 minutes plus chill time which usually takes at least 4 hours
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Comment: Try this if you want to make a giant batch for the family.

* If you haven’t heard of “The Bear” before, you’ll get to know him if you decide to follow the carnivore diet. He was an American audio engineer and chemist, followed the carnivore diet for 50 years but unfortunately died in 2011 in a car accident.

Pizza

If you’ve made normal pizzas from scratch before, you know that the bases need flour. Carnivore pizza bases, however, are usually made of ground beef, lamb or pork with some gelling ingredient like xanthan gum or gelatin.

Common toppings are cheese, Chorizo, pancetta, pepperoni, prosciutto, bacon and beef jerky. If you don’t like cure meat much, choose any toppings you like, seafood is a great alternative.

Carnivore pizzas require dairy. Seasonings are optional. If you can’t tolerate dairy or just a little bit of spices, skip this section. If you can handle them, it’s an awesome treat to make for the whole family occasionally.

greek carnivore pizza - a close enough carnivore diet treat

Carnivore Pizza by GreekGoesKeto

  • Ingredients: minced beef & lamb, eggs, beef jerky, prosciutto, smoked pancetta, goat/sheep cheese, gelatin and seasonings
  • Time: 10 min prep + 20 min cook
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Comment: Not pure carnivore but if you can tolerate dairy and various spices, it’s super delicious.

Meatza Pizza in a baking tray

Meatza Pizza by LowCarbInspirations

  • Ingredients: minced beef & pork, pepperoni, cheese, xanthan gum, and seasonings
  • Time: 5 min prep + 30 min cook
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Comment: Baked in a dish and cut into square slices, great for lunch boxes.
chicken crust carnivore pizza

Chicken crust carnivore pizza by ViveLowCarb

  • Ingredients: chicken, eggs, cheese, Chorizo, bacon, and seasonings
  • Time: 10 min prep + 45 min cook
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Comment: the chicken crust is hard to get right the first time.

Keto carnivore pizza by Kat

  • Ingredients: cheese, eggs, pepperonis and seasonings
  • Time: 5 min prep +15 min cook
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Comment: this is a very quick and easy recipe, the pizza tastes great.

Cake

Like ordinary cakes, carnivore cakes use common ingredients like eggs, cream, milk and some kind of sweeteners, minus the flour but sometimes have added meat.

Some recipes use sweeteners like stevia and glycine powder to get the ‘low carb’ or ‘zero carb’ tick, but I usually prefer to stick to the real food and use honey instead. I don’t have any issue with a bit of carb and honey has many extraordinary health benefits.

It’s a dessert, after all, you don’t eat it every day. Furthermore, if you are on the carnivore diet, like many people have experienced, you’ll find that you don’t crave sugar much and a carnivore cake will be truly a treat.

carnivore cake treat

Carnivore cake by MySweetKeto

  • Ingredients: eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese, and seasonings
  • Time: 25 minutes
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Comment: well, this one is not technically cake as you know it, but it is still a nice healthy treat.

carnivore cake by primal edge health

Carnivore Cake

  • Ingredients: Eggs, optional sweetener, vanilla extract, milk, butter
  • Time: 10 min prep + 40 min cook
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Comment: a real nice and fluffy cake.

Waffle

Waffles are yummy and super easy to make. Though you need to own a waffle maker, if you want to get the kids involved in making a healthy treat that they are likely to enjoy, it is a good investment.

keto carnivore waffle

Keto carnivore waffle by KetoFocus

  • Ingredients: eggs, ground pork rinds, cheese, salt
  • Time: 3 min prep + 5 min cook
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Comment: A great breakfast option if you want something different during the weekend. Triple or quadruple the batch for a family.
Bacony carnivore womelettes on a plate

Bacony carnivore womelettes by Mandy Pagano

  • Ingredients: bacon, eggs, seasonings, optional maple extract
  • Time: 2 min prep + 8 min cook
  • Dairy: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Comment: only yields two small waffles.

Biscuit

Biscuit is hard-pressed to come up with in the carnivore diet. The only thing I can find is the recipe below posted on Dr Shawn Baker’s website. Despite the name, this tastes more like a quiche than biscuits, but very delicious. Both eggs and chicken livers are nature’s true superfoods.

Carnivore breakfast biscuits

  • Ingredients: eggs, chicken livers, cheddar, your favorite cured meat, butter
  • Time: 20 min prep + 30 min cook
  • Dairy: yes
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Comment: If you don’t like to handle raw chicken liver and want to save cooking time, try with store-bought pate instead.

Milkshake

Making carnivore milkshake is super easy. The normal milkshake recipe is about 1.5 cups of ice-cream and 1/4 to 1/3 cup of milk plus some optional toppings like chocolate, sprinkles, or fruits.

To make a carnivore milkshake, all you have to do is to use carnivore ice-cream, milk, and your favorite flavoring.

There is one recipe on the Armstrong Sisters’ site but has recently been removed (perhaps due to their view on dairy). It is very simple: blend your favorite carnivore ice-cream (1.5 cups) with milk (1/3 cup), a pinch of salt, and some optional flavoring (1/4 tsp of vanilla extract).

Many times I have made a simple milkshake with just 2 eggs, a cup of milk, a tablespoon of heavy cream and a teaspoon of honey. It’s not very creamy but still tastes great. If you want a thicker version, try adding some beef gelatin or protein powder.

Conclusion

While boring is sometimes good for you, the carnivore diet is far from boring, you certainly can still enjoy a lot of delicious and healthy treats on this diet.

I hope that the above options are sufficient to satisfy your taste buds. If not, you can definitely use those recipes as inspirations and experiment to get what you want as you learn more about the diet.

Although they are mostly not 100% pure carnivore, they are close enough. And because they are treats, you should be able to enjoy them occasionally guilt-free.

The above links to the recipes may be changed from time to time by the site owners. If you experience any problems, please let me know.

Have fun!

Disclaimer: The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.

Sophia Le, PhD

I'm Sophia Le. A few years ago, I came across the carnivore diet by accident. I was intrigued and tried to find out as much as I can about this way of eating. On this site, I write about what I know so people who are interested can learn about it and make decisions that are best for their health.

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