Keto Ice Cream is a delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and help you stay on track with your keto diet. It’s made with coconut milk and butter, which are both low in carbs and high in healthy fats. The result is an ice cream that has fewer than 2 grams of net carbs per serving!
The recipe below makes 1 quart (about 4 cups). You can easily double or triple it if you want more.
- Heavy Cream: This is the main ingredient in ice cream and what makes it creamy. It’s also high in fat, which will help you feel full after eating and keep your body burning fat for fuel.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: This adds a little extra flavor to the recipe without adding too much sugar or carbs–and it’s also low in calories!
- Sweetener: You can use any sweetener you like here; we recommend using stevia because it has no calories or carbs but still gives you that sweet taste we all crave when eating dessert!
- Gelatin: Gelatin helps thicken up our homemade Keto Ice Cream so that it doesn’t melt as quickly when stored in the freezer (or if left out on warm days). It also adds protein to this treat! The amount needed depends on how thickly you want your final product; start with 1/4 teaspoon per cup of liquid ingredients before adding more if needed later on during cooking time.”
- Mix the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into an ice cream maker, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for churning (this usually takes about 20 minutes).
- Transfer to an airtight container, cover with plastic wrap pressed directly onto the surface of your ice cream to prevent freezer burn and freeze until firm enough to scoop (about 4 hours).
- Serving with a Variety of Toppings
- Adding Nuts or Coconut Flakes
- Serving with Fresh Fruit
Tips and Tricks
- Using low-carb sweeteners: You can use any of the following sweeteners in place of sugar:
- Stevia (liquid or powder)
- Erythritol (granular and powdered)
- Monk fruit extract (liquid or powdered)
- Xylitol (granular and powdered)
- Calories: 120
- Total Fat: 12g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 30mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 4g
- Adding Cocoa Powder for Chocolate Ice Cream: If you’re craving chocolate ice cream, simply add 1/2 cup cocoa powder to the mix and stir until it’s evenly distributed. The result is an indulgent treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth!
- Using Coconut Milk for Dairy-Free Ice Cream: Coconut milk can be used in place of heavy cream when making this recipe. Just make sure to use full-fat coconut milk (not light) so that your finished product has enough fat content to solidify properly.
- Adding Fruit for a Healthy Twist: You can add fresh or frozen fruit into your mixture before freezing it–strawberries are especially delicious!
If you’re having trouble getting your ice cream to freeze, it’s likely that the mixture is too thick. The best way to remedy this is by adding more liquid and blending again until it reaches a consistency that will freeze well.
If your keto ice cream is too sweet, try reducing the amount of sweetener in future batches or swapping out some of the erythritol for stevia extract powder (which has no calories).
If your keto ice cream is too soft after being frozen for several hours or overnight, consider adding an extra egg yolk into next time’s batch–it will give you a firmer texture!
Keto ice cream is a delicious, guilt-free treat that you can enjoy on your ketogenic diet. It’s made with coconut milk, which is rich in healthy fats and contains fewer carbs than regular dairy. The fat content of this ice cream will help keep you feeling full while providing energy to your body, so it’s a great choice for anyone who struggles to stay satisfied while following their diet plan!
The recipe below makes enough for one serving or two small servings if you want to share with someone else (or just eat it all yourself). The ingredients are simple: just heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, stevia drops (or another sweetener), salt and pepper–that’s it! You don’t need any fancy equipment either; just use whatever mixing bowl and spooning utensils are available in your kitchen right now!
Here are some resources to help you get started on your keto ice cream journey:
- Keto-Friendly Recipes
- Low-Carb Sweeteners
- Keto-Friendly Toppings