Hello! As I've mentioned a couple of times, I'm nowadays a carnivore - or, to be more specific, meat-based (as true carnivores don't eat anything but animal products and I eat olive oil and coconut oil and apple cider vinegar and whatnot). That means that most of the things I eat were once a part of a living animal or came from a living animal, aka meats, eggs, and butter mainly. All good so far. But what if you get a craving for something sweet? They don't exactly make brownies out of chicken. So I googled "carnivore dessert" and realized that cheesecake can be meat-based, especially if you make some concessions.
First of all, cheesecake is mainly made of cream cheese, and while cream cheese isn't meat, it definitely came from an animal. Another important ingredient is eggs - also not meat, but came from an animal nevertheless. Now, here's where things get tricky: you probably need a sweetener, and no sweetener comes from an animal. So if you're willing to bend the rules here, you can use some granulated sweetener, like (sugar or) xylitol or erythritol. Then there's the crust, usually made of graham crackers and butter. Butter comes from an animal, but the crackers don't. Solution? Leave out the crust!
Here's the recipe I tried out last night that yielded a super creamy and good looking cheesecake! (I couldn't try it myself, though, because I'm dairy-free at the moment. But the feedback was good!)
400 g / 14 oz cream cheese
1,5 dl / 0,63 cups xylitol
1 tsp vanilla
(Optional crust, not carnivore: throw together melted 50 g butter, 1 tbsp xylitol, and almond and coconut flour until crumbly and not overly moist.)
With a hand mixer, soften the cream cheese and mix in the xylithol and the vanilla before adding and incorporating the eggs one by one. (Make the optional crust.) When everything's evenly mixed, pour into a 20 cm / 8 in springform pan lined with parchment paper (if using crust, press that in the bottom first). Bake in 175 C / 350 F for an hour, let cool, then let sit in the fridge overnight.
There - almost totally animal-based cheesecake for carnivore dessert! Enjoy! And beware of becoming addicted. If you start only eating this you're not really a carnivore anymore. (Only animal-based.)
P.S. Another carnivore dessert would be panna cotta - it's made with heavy cream, sweetener, and gelatin. I'll try that later.