The 11 Best Keto Ice Cream Recipes
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If you’re on the keto diet and miss ice cream, we have some good news for you! Yes, You can eat ice cream and these keto recipes will help satisfy your cravings without derailing your health goals. Here are the 11 Best Keto Ice Cream recipes made with just a few healthy ingredients and a quick and easy keto ice cream maker.
Low Carb icecream is a great way to enjoy a delicious and healthy treat while sticking to your keto diet. I keep seeing the “no churn” keto ice cream recipe craze everywhere so I decided to explore developing recipes WITH an ice cream maker.
And, I’m glad I did. Sure, we love the “no churn recipe” and we have a few right here on the site. But an ice cream maker can make a difference in how your confection turns out- A BIG DIFFERENCE. The nice smooth texture is worth waiting for in my book.
Once you try it, you’ll wonder what took you so long.
There are a variety of homemade low carb ice cream recipes available to suit your taste, and it’s so easy if you have an ice cream maker.
If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy treat that fits into your keto diet, look no further than this post.
Keto ice cream is made with healthy fats and low-carb ingredients, so you can enjoy it without guilt. There are a variety of recipes available below so you can find the perfect flavor to suit your tastes.
Make sure to visit the tips and FAQ’s below the recipes to make sure your ice cream turns out perfectly every time.
With so many delicious recipes to choose from, you’ll never get bored with your keto diet. And, thanks to the healthy fats and low-carb ingredients, you can enjoy low carb ice cream.
Keto Ice Cream Base Recipe
The basic 5 Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe can be changed to different flavors with the addition of just one or two extra ingredients. You’ll never get bored!
Keto Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Base – The Basic Recipe
This classic Keto Vanilla ice cream flavor is always a hit. And it’s so easy to make, you’ll want to keep a batch in the freezer at all times!
- Heavy whipping cream
- Unsweetened almond milk
- allulose or preferred sweetener (to taste)
- xanthan gum
- vanilla extract
1. Add the heavy cream, almond milk, allulose, xanthan gum to a medium saucepan.
2. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture comes to a boil.
3.Remove from the heat. add the vanilla extract and pour into a high-powered blender.
4. Blend until smooth.
5. Pour into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
6. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for later.
More Healthy recipes to Love:
- Homemade Flax Milk
- Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Chocolate Mint Shake
- Keto Peanut Butter Frosting
- Bulletproof Coffee
- Almond Butter Cookies
Keto Vanilla Ice Cream – The Ice Cream Base Recipe
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup allulose
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add the heavy cream, almond milk, erythritol, xanthan gum to a medium saucepan.
- Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture comes to a boil.
- Remove from the heat. add the vanilla extract and pour into a high-powered blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Serve immediately or store in the freezer for later.
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2. Keto Caramel Ice Cream Recipe
This rich and creamy caramel low carb ice cream recipe is sure to hit the spot. Plus, it only takes minutes to make this yummy ice cream!
Make the Basic Keto Vanilla Ice Cream and add 1/4 cup sugar free caramel sauce during step three, before you blitz it in the blender.
Put in in the ice cream machine and you’re good to go.
3. Keto Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe
This creamy- dreamy chocolate ice cream is sure to please any sweet tooth. And it only takes a few minutes to make! It’s basically the vanilla ice cream with cocoa powder. Easy peasy, right?
Add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder during step three.
After you blend, put it in the ice cream machine.
4. Keto Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
This refreshing strawberry ice cream is perfect for a summer day. And it’s so easy to make, you’ll want to keep a batch in the freezer at all times!
Add 1 cup strawberries, frozen or fresh berries during step three.
If you have it, a drop or two of strawberry extract will make this recipe pop.
5. Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe
This minty treat is perfect for any time of year. And it only takes minutes to make!
Add these ingredients before you pour into the ice cream machine:
1/4 cup Low Carb Chocolate Shavings (I love Lily’s Chocolate bars).
1 drop mint extract
2 drops green food coloring (optional)
Note: if you add straight chocolate chips they will be very hard- like break your crown hard.
6.Keto Coffee Ice Cream Recipe
This is a family favorite and a great pick me up. This recipe contains caffeine so keep that in mind before sharing with little’s.
Add before you blitz in the blender:
1 cup full-fat canned coconut cream
1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
You’ll want this well blended before you put it in the ice cream machine.
7.Keto Coconut Cream Ice Cream
Coconut Ice Cream will make you feel like your sitting on the beach. The perfect Keto Ice Cream recipe is one that is rich, creamy, and full of flavor.
Add these before you blend:
– 1 can full fat coconut cream
-1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
– 1/4 tsp salt
8.Low Carb Butterscotch Ice Cream
This recipe for all the butterscotch lovers out there. This perfect recipe is one that is rich, creamy, and full of flavor.
Add to the blender:
-1/4 cup brown sugar substitute (or a tablespoon of molasses, but beware that it is higher in carbs at 16 carbs per tablespoon). This will add 4 net carbs per serving to your final recipe.
Pro tip- add some toasted and chopped pecans for butter pecan ice cream.
9.Low Carb Blueberry Ice Cream
This recipe is for all the blueberry lovers out there. It just tastes like summer.
Add to the blender section:
-1 cup frozen blueberries
Any fresh berries will work for this recipe. Just make sure to freeze them for an hour or so before you add them to the blender in step three. Or you can add them at the end of the instructions, before adding to the ice cream maker if you prefer whole berries.
10.Keto Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe
This Keto Ice Cream is for all the peanut butter lovers out there. The perfect Keto Ice Cream recipe is one that is rich, creamy, and full of flavor.
Add peanut butter to step three and chocolate shavings AFTER you blend:
– 1/2 cup creamy sugar free peanut butter
– 1/4 cup sugar free chocolate shavings from a Lily’s Chocolate bar (optional)
11.Pumpkin Spice Keto Ice Cream recipe
This Keto Ice Cream is for all the pumpkin lovers out there. The perfect Keto Ice Cream recipe is one that is rich, creamy, and full of flavor.
Add during step three:
-1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
-1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Spice * you can make it to save money and customize to your tastes!
TIPS FOR THE PERFECT LOW CARB ICE CREAM
1. Use full-fat dairy products for the creamiest results.
2. If using fresh fruit, make sure to freeze it beforehand so it’s extra cold when added to the Keto ice cream recipes mixture.
3. Add extract flavors slowly and taste as you go to avoid adding too much.
4. Use an ice cream maker for the best results. If you don’t have one, no worries!
Check out the these recipe’s that don’t need one or the tips below to see how to make these without an ice cream maker.
Although, churned Keto Ice Cream is MOST like what you were used to pre-ketosis.
5. If you are allergic to nuts, use coconut milk, flax milk or more heavy whipping cream.
Why is my keto ice cream so hard?
If your keto ice cream is too hard, it probably needs to be churned in the ice cream maker for longer. Churning helps to break up the ice crystals and gives your ice cream a smooth texture and more scoopable.
Can I make keto ice cream without an ice cream maker
Yes, you can! Just pour the mixture into a baking dish and freeze for several hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so. However, an ice cream maker will give you a smoother and more scoopable consistency.
What’s the best way to store keto ice cream?
Keto ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. Just make sure to seal it tightly in an airtight container.
What makes keto ice cream?
Keto ice cream is made with keto-friendly ingredients like heavy cream, almond milk, erythritol or allulose, and xanthan gum. These ingredients help to create a rich and creamy consistency without the use of sugar.
How many net carbs are in keto ice cream?
Most keto ice creams contain around 2-4 grams of carbs per serving. However, this will vary depending on the recipe and ingredients used.
Is keto ice cream healthy?
Yes, keto ice cream can be part of a healthy ketogenic diet. Just be sure to watch your portion sizes and choose recipes made with healthy ingredients. Keto ice cream can also be a good source of protein and healthy fats.
Is sugar free ice cream the same as keto ice cream?
No, sugar free ice cream is not the same as keto ice cream. Sugar free ice cream may still contain a high amount of carbs, whereas keto ice cream is low in carbs. Low Carb ice cream is also made with keto-friendly ingredients like heavy cream and allulose, which help to create a rich and creamy consistency.
Here’s a good rule to remeber- Sugar free ice cream isnt always keto but Keto ice cream is ALWAYS Sugar free.
Will keto ice cream stall weight loss?
No, keto ice cream should not stall weight loss. In fact, it may even help you lose weight! But you shouldn’t eat it everyday when you are actively trying to lose weight.
Keto ice cream is low in carbs, and it’s a good source of protein and healthy fats. So if you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious treat that won’t derail your diet, keto ice cream is a great option.
Conclusion: Keto ice cream is a delicious and easy-to-make treat that’s perfect for anyone on a ketogenic diet. Just be sure to watch your portion sizes and choose recipes made with healthy ingredients.
What store bought ice cream can I have on keto?
There are a few store-bought ice cream options that are keto-friendly. I love homemade ice cream but I understand that it isn’t always possible. Not everyone is a food blogger with a test kitchen – but YOU could be if you wanted. Check this post out…
If you buy commercial ice cream, it’s always best to read the label to make sure the product doesn’t contain any hidden carbs or sugar.
Some good keto-friendly ice cream options include Halo Top, So Delicious Dairy Free, and Arctic Zero.
Is Gelato keto-friendly?
Yes, gelato can be keto-friendly as long as it’s made with keto-friendly ingredients.
Gelato is typically made with milk, cream, sugar, and flavoring. However, you can easily find keto-friendly gelato recipes that use heavy cream, erythritol, and other keto-friendly ingredients. You can even get it delivered to your door right here.
Will Keto Ice Cream Raise my Blood Sugar?
No, keto ice cream should not typically raise your blood sugar.
Keto ice cream is made with keto-friendly ingredients like heavy cream and allulose, which help to create a rich and creamy consistency without the use of sugar or an abundance of carbs.
If you suffer from diabetes you should test your blood sugar and visit your doctor regularly to ensure you stay within an acceptable range.
Can I use Coconut Milk in Place of Heavy Cream in Keto Ice Cream?
Yes, you can use canned coconut milk in place of heavy cream in keto ice cream.
But, using all coconut milk will provide a different consistency and flavor than heavy whipping cream. Just be sure to choose a full-fat coconut milk. Coconut cream is even better and comes out more like regular ice cream.
What Sweetener is Keto Ice Cream Made With?
We really love allulose but it isn’t readily available outside of the United States. However, you can also use other keto-friendly sweeteners like erythritol, stevia or monk fruit extract.
I want a Sundae!
Perfect! We love Ice Cream sundaes too. You can make this Keto Whipped Cream and add some sugar free syrup too.
We even found some Keto friendly sprinkles that don’t contain any nasty dye. And this no bake chocolate chip cookie recipe goes great with a decadent sundae.
Just don’t make using highly processed syrups a daily habit as they are usually sweetened with malitol and honestly- it’s not good for you. See this post about keto sweeteners to learn about the good, the bad and the ugly.
Enjoy your Homemade Ice Cream!
There you have it – everything you need to know about how you can enjoy ice cream on Keto. Now go forth and enjoy your homemade ice cream without worry!
Keto ice cream is a delicious and nutritious treat that can be part of a healthy ketogenic diet. Just be sure to watch your portion sizes and choose recipes made with healthy ingredients. Keto ice cream is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your Keto diet!
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