Looking for a low carb dessert for Valentine’s Day? Check out these drunken berries which are vanilla vodka soaked low carb berries that you can eat as is topped with whipped cream or make a delicious low carb drink from the infusion!
You might also like this low carb no bake raspberry cheesecake.
I’ve got a great low carb Valentine’s Day dinner coming up for you on Friday but I wasn’t sure what to make for dessert. I came across an old post for a Bloody Mary infused vodka and was thinking about how my hubby liked to eat the vodka soaked veggies. That’s when I decided to make these low carb drunken berries for our dessert. I have to say I liked these more than I thought, especially with homemade whipped cream!
Are Berries Low Carb?
Yes most are, that is why I picked strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. For 3 ½ oz,
- raspberries – 5g net carbs
- blackberries – 5g net carbs.
- Strawberries – 6g net carbs
- blueberries – 12g net carbs.
The vodka I picked has no net carbs so that is what makes this a low carb dessert. For more info on the carbs in fruit check this post.
So for this recipe I just used the raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. One thing to remember though, make sure your berries are ripe. If they aren’t they won’t taste as good, obviously.
Low Carb Drunken Berries Recipe
You start with taking a tooth pick and poking holes all around the the strawberries so they absorb the vodka. You don’t have to do this with the black berries or raspberries unless you want to. Then you place them in a mason jar and top off with vanilla Absolut vodka. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
How Long Should The Berries Soak In The Vodka?
You need at least an hour but overnight the strawberries start to lose their color. So I suggest you make them the day of and let the leftovers soak so you can make an awesome drink with it later in the week. It’s up to you.
A note about the vodka. I like to use Absolut because I know their flavored vodka doesn’t have any carbs. The vanilla Absolute went perfect with the berries. Some of the flavored vodkas out there have sugar so make sure you do your research before purchasing. Also you want to get a mid shelf brand because this won’t taste as good with cheap vodka.
How Do You Serve Drunken Berries ?
Well obviously you can just pick them out of the jar and pop them in your mouth. However you can also top them with homemade whipped cream or make a drink with them. Below you can see the berries topped with homemade whipped cream and also a drink I made with the infused vodka and seltzer water. Both were delicious!
Making The Low Carb Whipped Cream
This is very easy to do. Make sure you heavy whipping cream is cold and add either a little sweetener like Swerve, or I also love Torani sugar free S’mores syrup. Mix either in and use a hand mixer to whip it up. Keep it refrigerated until ready to use. It only takes a few minutes and it’s so tasty!
Berry Infused Vodka Drink
To make the drink, just add some ice to your glass, pour in the infused vodka and top with seltzer water. You can also garnish with the drunken berries if you wish. Easy peasy.
So if you are looking for a really easy low carb dessert for Valentine’s Day, I hope this is one you give a try because it’s really tasty!
1 oz of vodka
64 cals and no carbs
raspberries & blackberries ¼ cup
16 cals / 0.2g fat / 3.7g carbs / 2g fiber / 0.4g protein = 1.7g net carbs
strawberries 4 medium whole
15 cals / 0.1g fat / 3.7g carbs / 1g fiber / 0.3g protein = 2.7g net carbs
Low Carb Drunken Berries
Looking for a low carb dessert for Valentine's Day? Check out these drunken berries which are vanilla vodka soaked low carb berries that you can eat as is topped with whipped cream or make a delicious low carb drink from the infusion!
- 2 cups Vanilla Absolut Vodka
- 24 berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries)*
Wash all the berries and let dry.
If using strawberries, poke holes in it with a toothpick so they can absorb the vodka.
Add the berries to a mason jar and pour the vodka over top.
Let sit for at least 1 hour. Note that the longer you let them soak, the strawberries will start to lose their color.
Serve with homemade whipped cream or make a drink with seltzer water and just the vodka from the jars. Garnish with the berries.
Refrigerate before and after serving.
NOTE: I used roughly 6 strawberries, 9 blackberries and 9 raspberries with 2 cups of vodka. The nutritional information is based on this whole jar making 4 servings. That would be berries and alcohol. I suggest you use your own calculations based on what you actually eat.