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Keto Ice Cream: the easy-to-make low carb ice cream recipe

Total time: 1H30+ 4H
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
For the sugar-free condensed milk
heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups
Erythritol powdered sweetener
1/4 cup
BochaSweet sweetener
1/4 cup
Grass-fed butter
2 tbsp
Xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon
For the ice cream
Sugar-free condensed milk
Heavy Cream
1 1/2 cups
Erythritol powdered sweetener
3 tbsp
Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon
1/8 teaspoon
Vodka (optional)
1 1/2 tbsp

If you love ice cream but are on the keto diet, it's high time you try this amazing easy keto ice cream recipe. This low carb ice cream is such a winner if you've been hunting for a treat you can enjoy while following the keto diet or are simply looking to lower your carb intake. This easy keto ice cream is low in carbohydrates but still boasts that terrific smooth texture we all associate with regular ice cream. Delectably creamy and perfectly satisfying, this keto-friendly ice cream recipe is easy to customize – all you need to do is add flavorings to the base.

Is Ice Cream Keto-Friendly?

Most regular store-bought ice cream isn't compatible with the keto diet due their high sugar content. By swapping out regular sugar for keto-friendly sweeteners, you can tuck into a bowl of ice cream without having to worry about being kicked out of ketosis.

How to Make Keto Ice Cream

  1. Bring the whipping cream to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  2. Remove whipping cream from heat and stir in butter and sweetener. Whisk until dissolved. Add the xanthan gum, stirring to combine. Allow it to cool, about 10 minutes. If the milk hasn't reached the correct consistency, add another ¼ teaspoon of xanthan gum to thicken. Make sure it has cooled completely before moving on to the next step.

For the ice cream


Add the heavy cream, powdered sweetener, vanilla extract, salt, and vodka (if using) to the sugar-free condensed milk. Whisk to combine.


Taste the mix and adjust sweetness as necessary. If adding more, whisk to dissolve.


Place the mixture in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour, or overnight if possible.


Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker. Churn following the instructions on your ice cream maker.


Place in an airtight container and free for a minimum of 4 hours, or until firm. Then enjoy!

How to Make Easy No-Churn Keto Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker

  1. Add the salt and vodka to the sugar-free condensed milk. Whisk to combine.
  2. Combine the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sweetener, whisking together until the mix forms stiff peaks.
  3. Fold the cream into the condensed milk. Place in an airtight container and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Tips for Making Keto Ice Cream

  • Adding vodka to the ice cream recipe helps prevent iciness, but without altering the flavor.
  • Use sweeteners like erythritol (Swerve Sweetener), xylitol, or allulose.

How to Store Low Carb Ice Cream

Once prepared, stash your keto ice cream in the freezer in an airtight container.

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