I tried four recipes before I settled on this Keto Ice Cream. The others weren't inedible by any means as the empty containers can attest to, but none were this creamy, this smooth, and this delicious. This is going to be the best, easiest keto ice cream recipe you've ever made.
What Makes This The BEST Keto Ice Cream?
- Low Carb. Only 4 net carbs per serving.
- Fast. A quick keto dessert that is ready in less than 30 minutes.
- Easy. Mix a few easy-to-find ingredients and toss them in your ice cream maker.
- No Cook. What's better than a tasty sweet snack that you don't have to cook?
I just got a new ice cream maker last week, and I've been playing with it. I was determined to find a recipe that didn't require making a custard because I know myself.
I won't do it and then it will be time to make ice cream and I'll be about half a day away from having it. So I had to find something that worked without a custard.
The low carb Ice Cream recipe I settled on is borrowed heavily from the Serious Eats Ice Cream recipe with only one minor tweak, which was my addition of xanthan gum, and a sugar-free sweetener.
Not only was this tasty, but I got two different textures from one recipe. When freshly made, the Low Carb Ice Cream is like a soft serve, and very creamy. Once it's cured for a bit, it's a lot more like regular ice cream. Two different tastes from the same recipe make it fun.
Is Keto Ice Cream Good?
Heck yeah, it is. Of course, I'm a little biased since this is my recipe. But I have trouble keeping it in my freezer without even my non-Keto friends stealing a bite.
Can You Make Keto Ice Cream Without Eggs?
A lot of ice cream recipes use eggs as an ingredient. Since I'm all about #ruthlessefficiency I wanted a recipe that omitted the cooking step. Plus, the faster it's ready to eat, the better. Am I right? For that reason, I decided that a Keto ice cream recipe without eggs was the one for me.
Want More Tasty Frozen Treats?
- My Mango Frozen Yogurt is a delicious and simple way to satisfy your sweets craving while lowering your carb intake at the same time.
- My Keto Blueberry Ice Cream is a delicious, sweet treat to keep you cool this summer without feeling guilty.
How To Make This Keto Ice Cream Recipe
- Mix all ingredients well
- Put into ice cream maker and swirl for 30 minutes
- OPTIONAL: top with my delicious Keto Granola for a nice crunch!
Will Keto Ice Cream Kick You Out Of Ketosis?
When indulging in low-carb ice cream, you need to be cautious of your portion size.
As with any other food when eating a keto lifestyle, you need to enjoy it in moderation. If you track your macros to keep them within a healthy limit you can easily enjoy this Keto Icecream without being kicked out of ketosis.
Want More Keto Friendly Desserts?
- Keto Cookies
- Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- High Protein Jello Mousse
- French Silk Pudding
- Coconut Macaroons
After much experimentation, this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker is the one I absolutely adore. It makes the most delicious, creamy Keto Ice Cream recipe I've ever tried. If you try it and love it, too please share it on Facebook so your friends can make it. Don't forget to Pin it for later so you can make it again.
- 2 cups (476 g) Heavy Cream
- 1 cup (244 g) Whole Milk
- 1/3 cup (0.33 g) Truvia
- 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) Whole Milk Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) Xanthan Gum
- 1-2 teaspoons (1 teaspoons) vanilla extract
- Mix together sweetener, dry milk powder, and xanthum gum, and whisk well to avoid lumps.
- Pour in the milk, cream, and vanilla extract and mix until the sweetener is dissolved.
- Pour into ice cream maker and churn until set.
- it tastes a lot creamier when fresh, and a lot more like ice cream when it's been allowed to cure in the freezer. Try it both ways and see which you prefer.
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Originally Published June 11, 2017
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I've tried several recipes that don't require making the pudding and this is the best. I've made it with whole milk and also with unsweetened almond milk. Both good. This recipe makes 4 cups of mix. I use a cup at a time in my little Dash My Pint and keep the remaining mixture in the fridge for the next day. I add 2 T of instant decaf coffee (dissolved in a little hot water and cooled. then use that as part of the 1 cup of milk) When it finishes churning, I add some sugar free chocolate chips for Jamoca chip ice cream.
I made this with 2 cups of whipping (heavy) cream. I did not want to overflow the freezer canister. No whole milk. No milk powder. I used Xanthan gum (1/4 tsp) and a half tsp of food-grade vegetable glycerin as suggested by another commenter, I added about 1/3 cup of SIFTED Swerve POWDWERED sweetener so it would blend easily and not have lumps. Also 1/3 of a cup of SIFTED Rodelle Dutch-process cocoa powder and 2 tsp of pure vanilla. 20 minutes in the machine and I had rich creamy no carb ice cream which I portioned into 4 containers and put in the freezer. I should mention this was my first time making Ice cream ever, and I just purchased a Cuisinart Indulgence machine so I could make Keto ice cream for my husband. I may be able to add another cup of heavy cream next time because there was room in the canister for more. Very happy with this recipe and after doing loads of research and lots of Keto baking I strongly recommend the xanthan gum addition.
This is the best recipe for Keto ice cream I have found that doesn't use eggs. I tried another recipe but it called for erythritol. Do not use erythritol as it hardens the ice cream to rock and impossible to eat. For this recipe I added fresh raspberries to the ice cream maker and when I poured into container I swirled sugar free vanilla syrup through before putting lid on and freezing. Yummy, it's brilliant, thank you!
I want to make fresh strawberry ice cream. Would the proportions of the rest of the recipe change if I added 1 cup of diced strawberries?
Everything else should stay the same. Adding the berries will increase the amount of moisture in your ice cream so don't be alarmed if it is a little thinner than it would be without the berries.
EXCELLENT--really creamy. I left out the powdered milk---but I did add 1/2 tsp or so of food grade vegetable glycerin. Between that & the xanthan gum, it froze creamy & no icey or chalky consistency. I say this is a WINNER!! 10 stars.
For the sweetener it says 1/3 cup but 0.33 grams. What do I use? 1/3 cup seems like a LOT of stevia ( the brand you showed is stevia ) but it can’t possibly be 0.33 gr.
Does this recipe work in the Dash My Pint Electric Ice Cream Maker?
Great Ice Cream!
Milk has sugar in it and isn’t keto though?
There’s really no such thing as a good that is keto or not keto. It comes down to daily macros and even at that, there is a wide variation of carb ranges that people can maintain for ketosis.
How is this ice cream maker holding up three years later? Still your favorite? I am researching them and value your opinion.
It is holding up great. I find that I'm making more popsicles rather than ice cream, but when I've used it, it continues to perform.
Thanks for the reply! The reviews are all over the place, as usual.