Keto Strawberry Ice Cream

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This delicious keto strawberry ice cream is the perfect guilt-free summer treat! It’s easy to make, and you can enjoy it without having to worry about your weight loss goals.

Keto Strawberry Ice Cream in a bowl

This recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, and it comes together in just a few minutes. The best part? It’s only 3.25 net carbs per serving, so you can indulge without blowing your ketosis off.

I love ice cream- and shakes. This Keto Classic Vanilla Shake is amazing.

Strawberry Ice Cream Ingredients:

Keto strawberry ice cream ingredients
  • Strawberries – Fresh or Frozen

The reason prefer frozen strawberries is that it’s easier to leave chunks in the mix during the blending process.

If you like smooth ice cream- use fresh strawberries instead.

Allulose provides the best texture when making low carb keto ice cream. If it isn’t available where you live, use your favorite sugar free sugar substitute and adjust it to your tastes.

  • Lemon Juice – Fresh is best

Fresh lemon juice is better than the bottled version any day. You could use 1/4 of a teaspoon of citric acid if you have it instead.

  • Vodka *Optional (See Tips & FAQ’s)

You don’t have to use alcohol but it makes the

  • Sour Cream- Full Fat

Ice cream with a low fat content will freeze harder because water = ice crystals.

Vanilla brings out the strawberry flavor. You could use strawberry extract if you have it instead.

  • Heavy Whipping Cream

Heavy Cream contains less water and much less sugar than milk and your keto strawberry ice cream will come out smoother in the end.

Keto strawberry ice cream plain

Keto Strawberry Ice Cream Instructions:

pureed strawberries
  • Place the strawberries, ¼ cup allulose, lemon juice and vodka (if using) in the blender and blend into a slurry. Leave some chunks in the mixture if you like. It’s easiest to use frozen strawberries to accomplish this.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the strawberry mixture with the sour cream and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Whip the heavy whipping cream and remaining ¼ cup allulose or preferred sweetener together until you have stiff peaks (whipped cream). I use a Kitchen Aid Mixer with the whip attachment to accomplish this but a hand mixer will work too.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the Strawberry & Sour Cream mixture.
  • Put your ice cream mixture into an airtight container and freeze for 4-6 hours until stiff. (See important notes about using alcohol in your ice cream and the alternatives).
Easy Keto Strawberry Ice Cream

Is Ice Cream okay on Keto?

If you are trying to lose weight on Keto, I would not recommend eating ice cream every day. This Keto Strawberry Ice Cream is high in calories. But, if you are looking for an occasional treat- this recipe is perfect!

Each serving has 3.25 net carbs and can easily be fit into your daily macros.

While this strawberry ice cream is delicious on its own, it would also be amazing with some keto brownies or a piece of keto devils food cake.

Tips & FAQ

This is a pretty simple Strawberry Ice Cream recipe but if you have questions you don’t see posted here, please leave them in the comments below.

And, if you LOVE ice cream, check out this Keto No Churn Mint & Chip Recipe or this Shake Post (OMG Yum).

Can I use my ice cream maker?

Yes, you can use an ice cream machine for this recipe. It is a no churn ice cream recipe but an ice cream maker will make your keto strawberry ice cream perfectly.

Just pour everything in the ice cream maker after step two and churn strawberry ice cream according to the manufacturers directions.

Why is my Keto ice cream so hard?

Keto ice cream can be a little harder than regular store-bought, high carb ice cream because there are no yucky stabilizers or emulsifiers in this recipe.

If your keto strawberry ice cream is too hard, let it sit out for 10-15 minutes to soften before scooping.

Why is alcohol used in this keto ice cream recipe?

The alcohol helps to keep the ice cream from freezing too hard. You can omit the alcohol if you want but if you do, an ice cream maker will help.

How can I make this recipe without alcohol?

If you want to make a keto strawberry ice cream recipe without alcohol, simply omit it from the recipe and add an extra ¼ cup of allulose. This will help keep your ice cream from freezing into a block of ice.

Can I use another sweetener besides allulose?

Yes, you can use another keto friendly sweetener like or monk fruit or erythritol sweeteners. Just keep in mind that allulose has very little aftertaste and will give you the best results in this low carb ice cream recipe.

If using erythritol, I would recommend using a 1:1 ratio. But TASTE the ice cream mixture before you freeze it to make sure you like the sweetness.

Allulose helps with the texture and erythritol will result in a harder ice cream – using an ice cream maker would help this.

Does this Strawberry Ice Cream recipe Taste Like Sour Cream?

I don’t think so. The sour taste in the sour cream blends nicely with the strawberry flavor and I could not taste the sour cream at all. This no-churn strawberry ice cream needs the fat to stay scoopable.

What are some other keto ice cream flavor ideas?

Check out the best 11 Keto ice Cream recipes and swap out the strawberries for any of the flavors.

Can I make this Keto Strawberry Ice Cream recipe Dairy Free?

Yes, you can try to make this recipe dairy-free by using a non-dairy whipping cream and ND sour cream.

I have not tested the swaps in this recipe but I would recommend using a full fat coconut cream for the whipping cream and the sour cream.

Make sure to look at the label as the nutrition facts will change with the substitutes.

Recipe Rating

As of this writing- readers have given this recipe 4.6 stars out of 5. Pretty good eh?

Variations of the Keto Strawberry Ice Cream:

  • If you love cheesecake, try adding a little bit of cream cheese to the recipe.

For a strawberry swirl- make some extra strawberry slurry and put it in a Ziploc bag. Freeze it for about an hour. Cut the corner of the bag off and pipe it into your already ALMOST frozen ice cream. Swirl it around with the back of a spoon and then re-freeze.

You could use this Low Carb blackberry jam too!

  • For chocolate lovers- try adding some sugar free chocolate chips or chunks to the recipe.
  • Add a little bit of fresh mint for a strawberry mint ice cream flavor.
  • Add fresh berries to mix it up. Blackberries, raspberries and a SMALL about of blueberries will change the flavor profile and make this dessert even more decadent.
  • Make a strawberry swirl by adding some keto chocolate syrup or Keto raspberry syrup to the recipe.
  • Add a little bit of lemon zest for a strawberry lemonade tart flavor.

Equipment needed to make the Keto Strawberry Ice Cream:

  • Blender or food processor– to make the strawberry puree.
  • Freezer safe ice cream container– to store the ice cream in. I like these because they have lids and are easy to scoop out of.
  • Kitchen Aid or hand mixer- to make the whipped cream
  • Ice cream maker (if you want to get fancy)
  • If you don’t want to buy an ice cream maker, you can put the mixture in a shallow casserole dish and freeze it for at least 2 hours stirring every half hour or so. It won’t be as creamy but it will still taste fantastic!

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Keto Strawberry Ice Cream recipe low carb gluten free

Easy Keto Strawberry Ice Cream ( NO CHURN)

Bran
This easy, low-carb Strawberry Ice Cream is freaking fantastic! You can make this with about 15 minutes of prep and it provides about 12 servings. The Strawberry flavor screams of long Summer afternoons and is better than any store bought brand you'll find. No ice cream maker needed.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooling time in Freezer 5 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Keto, LCHF
Servings 12 servings
Calories 198 kcal

Equipment

Kitchen-Aid

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Strawberries Fresh or Frozen ( I like frozen. See post tips).
  • 1/2 Cup Allulose
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice Fresh is best
  • 3 tbsp Vodka *Optional but please see post tips about this.
  • 2 Cups Sour Cream Full Fat
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1.5 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream

Instructions
 

  • Place strawberries, 1/4 cup allulose, lemon juice and vodka (if using) in the blender and blend. Leave some chunks in the mixture. It's easiest to use frozen strawberries to accomplish this.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the strawberry mixture with the sour cream and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Whip the heavy whipping cream and remaining 1/4 cup allulose together until you have soft peaks (whipped cream). I use a Kitchen Aid Mixer with the whip attachment to accomplish this but a hand mixer will work too.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the Strawberry & Sour Cream mixture.
  • Put your impending ice cream into an airtight container and freeze for 4-6 hours until stiff. (See important notes about using alcohol in your ice cream and the alternatives).

Notes

( 3.25 Net Carbs per 1/2 Cup Serving)
Allulose is not calculated in the nutrition information because it does not create an insulin response in humans.
Net carbs are calculated by subtracting the fiber and allulose from the total carbohydrates.
See the tips in the post about important information concerning this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 18gSodium: 42mgFiber: 0.75gNet Carbs: 3.25gFat Ratio per Serving: 81.82%Protein Ratio per Serving: 2.02%Carb Ratio per Serving: 6.57%
Keyword Easy Keto Strawberry Ice Cream, Keto Strawberry Ice Cream, LCHF Ice Cream
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7 Comments

  1. Hi Danielle, It may work, but I haven’t tried it. The Keto Diet is designed around the premise that 75-80% of your daily calories come from fat and your results will not be the same without it. If you are not doing Keto and actively trying to lose weight using Ketosis, it should be fine. The final product will still be lower carb than regular ice cream. Cheers!

  2. Q: Can this be made with full fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream? Am concerned about the heavy fat load.
    Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Looks very interesting. I’m curious to try it with mascarpone. I think the flavor and the texture might be better. Ever since I tried keto tiramisu I’ve been adding it to a lot of things.