Yes, you can eat keto ice cream on a low-carb diet! Here are 17 of my absolute favorite low-carb ice cream recipes. You won’t believe how EASY it is to make keto-friendly ice cream at home!
Can You Eat Ice Cream on a Keto Diet?
One look through your grocery store’s freezer section and you already know: most ice creams are not keto-friendly. There are a few low-carb ice cream brands out there, but they can be expensive and hard to find.
In fact, it’s much cheaper (and way more fun!) to make your own keto-friendly ice cream and home. And this way, you know exactly what’s in it. No strange stabilizers here!
Don’t worry, making homemade keto ice cream is much easier than you think! And in this post, I’ve collected the best recipes to help you get started.
The Best Keto-Friendly Ice Cream Recipes
Here are my favorite low-carb ice cream recipes that are easy to make at home. Some of these recipes use an ice cream maker. But don’t worry if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Some of the recipes are no-churn ice cream — which means you can freeze them in a simple loaf pan.
How to Make Low Carb Ice Cream at Home
You may not be able to eat regular ice cream on a ketogenic diet, but you can eat keto ice cream! And fortunately, making homemade low-carb ice cream recipe is super simple. Most recipes start with a combination of heavy cream, coconut milk, keto-friendly sweetener, and flavoring.
In some cases, you’ll whip the heavy cream to add lightness and “scoopability” to your ice cream. Some recipes use whipped eggs for a similar purpose.
Ingredients in Keto Ice Cream
Most ketogenic ice cream recipes have a similar set of ingredients. If you make keto recipes regularly, you probably already have these ingredients in your fridge.
Here are common ingredients in homemade low-carb ice cream:
- Full-fat coconut milk
- Heavy cream
- Xylitol or erythritol
- Vanilla extract, cocoa powder, or other flavorings
If you want to learn more about these different types of keto sweeteners, check out my Guide to Keto Sweeteners and Sugar Substitutes.
And here’s a bonus pro tip: If you plan on making a larger batch of ice cream to store in your freezer, it’s a good idea to add a couple of tablespoons of alcohol into your ice cream base. This keeps the ice cream creamy — not hard and icy!
Helpful Kitchen Equipment for Homemade Ice Cream
If you love to make ketogenic ice cream, you might want to invest in some helpful kitchen items to make the process even easier.
If you already have a Kitchenaid Mixer, you can purchase an add-on Kitchenaid Ice Cream Maker attachment. You freeze the bowl beforehand and then use the mixer to churn the ice cream. This is what I use at home, and it works really well. It makes making homemade sugar-free ice cream so much easier and more consistent.
Alternatively, if you’d rather get a standalone ice cream maker, this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker is a really great value and has a ton of positive reviews. It has a small footprint, so it will fit in smaller kitchens.
For no-churn ice cream, or even to store machine-churned ice cream, I really like these long, slim, freezer storage containers. They have tight-fitting lids, and they’re stackable. Plus, they’re designed to fit in your freezer door!
I resisted buying an ice cream maker for a while, but am so glad I did!
17 Easy Keto Ice Cream Recipes That You'll Want to Try
Yes, you can eat keto ice cream on a low-carb diet! Here are 17 of my absolute favorite keto ice cream recipes. You won't believe how EASY it is to make keto-friendly ice cream at home!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream Recipe - 5 Ingredients
This delicious chocolate peanut butter nice cream recipe is sugar-free, low carb, keto and vegan. Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes prep time!
Death By Chocolate Ice Cream - Low Carb
Rich and creamy, this low carb chocolate ice cream is the best keto frozen dessert!
Keto Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Here's a keto version of one of my favorite ice cream flavors. It has the perfect balance of these ingredients to create luscious, creamy ice cream.
Sugar-Free Keto Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Creamy Keto, Low Carb, Sugar-Free Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is a must make this Summer!
Low Carb Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream
This recipe will make you believe that a quick and easy, no-churn ice cream can taste so amazing. It is rich and creamy and best of all it comes in at just over 2 carbs per serving.
Vanilla Keto Ice Cream
Creamy low-carb vanilla keto ice cream made with just a few basic ingredients. A no-churn option included so no ice cream maker necessary.
Keto Lemon Custard Ice Cream
This keto lemon custard ice cream is smooth, creamy, and bursting with fresh lemon flavor. It is a great treat to satisfy your sweet tooth while on the ketogenic diet. It is very low in carbs and free of any added sugars to keep your body in ketosis.
Keto Sugar Free Coconut Ice Cream
This low carb, healthy and keto-friendly ice cream recipe is pretty simple and easy. For the main ingredients, we only need egg yolks, full-fat coconut cream, and heavy cream.
Luscious No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream ☕ gluten free, keto & paleo
Move over bulletproof coffee, we’ve got ice cream for breakfast! This ridiculously creamy no-churn paleo and keto coffee ice cream is the ideal easy summer treat. Plus, count on it to not freeze rock solid, like your usual homemade ice cream.
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
This recipe is made with only 6 simple ingredients like fresh strawberries, real cream cheese and fresh cream. Make sure to use the sugar substitue swap outlined in the recipe.
Maple Walnut Ice Cream - No Churn Keto Recipe
Maple walnut ice cream is one of my all-time favourites. This homemade maple ice cream recipe is keto, sugar-free, and absolutely amazing. It's no-churn and stays scoopable even after days in the freezer.
Dairy-free Almond Milk Ice Cream Recipe
Dairy free. Almond milk ice cream is a simple recipe that can be whipped up in as little as ten minutes.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Have you ever thought of avocado ice cream? Make sure to swap the honey for a couple tablespoons of keto-friendly sweetener.
Maple Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe
If you are a true ice cream lover that enjoys a delicious cone all year long, then you have to try this seasonal option.
Chocolate Mint Keto Ice Cream
This ice cream is completely keto-friendly, and can also be made entirely dairy-free. You will never look at chocolate ice cream quite the same.
No Churn Mint Chip Ice Cream | Keto, Sugar Free
Enjoy this keto friendly Mint Chip Ice Cream whenever you need a sweet, yet refreshing treat. Best of all, it only takes a few common ingredients and doesn't require an ice cream maker!
Cannoli Ice Cream – Keto, Low Carb, Sugar Free, THM S
This Cannoli Ice Cream has the best flavors of a classic cannoli as a refreshing frozen treat! Just blend up a handful of ingredients, pour into an ice cream maker, and 20 minutes later you have cannoli perfection
Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream w/ a Cream Cheese Swirl
This cinnamon roll ice cream is sweet, creamy, with the spice of cinnamon and a ribbon of fluffy cream cheese icing running through it.
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