Homemade Low Carb Ice Cream Recipes

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Post updated with more recipes in June 2022.

You don’t have to cut out ice cream just to follow a low-carb or keto diet! You just have to be armed with the right recipes. Try these Homemade Low Carb Ice Cream recipes.

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Low Carb Ice Cream Recipes

Ice cream is one of my favorite desserts. Unfortunately traditional ice cream is packed with sugar. When I first began my low-carb lifestyle, I was sad to have to cut ice cream from my diet, but after doing some research into low-carb options, I realized that I didn’t have to stop eating ice cream. I just had to re-imagine it.

Here are a few low carb ice cream recipes you can make at home when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. These recipes were gathered from our fellow low-carb recipe creators. Click through to see the full recipe.

Making Low-Carb Ice Cream

Only a few of these ice cream recipes require an ice cream maker. If you don’t have one yet, I recommend the Hamilton Beach 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker. It’s easy to use – doesn’t require a degree to run.

ice cream maker

All you have to do to use the ice cream maker is mix up the recipe and pour it in. The one caveat is that the bowl of the ice cream maker must be frozen, so be sure to put it in the freezer the day before you plan to use it.

Some recipes don’t require a maker. Instead, all you need to do is mix up and cook the ingredients, then chill it in the freezer until it becomes hard enough.

Necessary Ingredients

While each recipe uses different flavoring elements, there are a few things they have in common. You’ll need a sugar substitute and one or two other low-carb baking ingredients, like xanthan gum. If you can’t find these in your local store, you can purchase them from Amazon.

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Keto Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream Recipe
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Keto Lemon Curd Ice Cream
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No Churn Keto Coconut Ice Cream Recipe
Easy, super creamy Keto Coconut Ice Cream Recipe made with 5 ingredients and requires no steeping/churning. It’s also sugar-free, low carb, and gluten-free!
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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe
This Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe will impress you with its simplicity and fantastic result! And you don’t even need an ice cream maker.
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Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream
Indulge in the delicate flavors of this keto-friendly Matcha green tea ice cream! You can use an ice cream maker or a no-churn method for this easy, delicious recipe.
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The Perfect Bubble Gum Ice Cream
This keto bubblegum ice cream will send you right back to your childhood. A creamy ice cream without eggs, this low carb frozen treat can be made in an ice cream maker or follow no-churn instructions.
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Keto Lavender Ice Cream
Keto lavender ice cream has a subtle, sophisticated taste and pairs well with berries. A low carb ice cream for summer.
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Almond Joy Ice Cream
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Keto Mason Jar Coffee Ice Cream
Keto coffee ice cream is the ultimate low carb frozen treat. It has all the sweetness and flavor as regular ice cream but with none of the guilt. All you need is 4 ingredients & a mason jar to make what will be your new favorite keto dessert.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Low Carb Ice Cream

What is keto ice cream?

Keto ice cream is made by substituting low or no calorie sweeteners for regular sugar. There are more and more keto ice cream brands on the market everyday but it is just as easy to make it at home.

Will keto ice cream kick you out of ketosis?

Since keto ice cream is made of low calorie and sugar-free sugar substitutes for it’s sweetness it won’t interfere with ketosis. Make sure to only use sugar-free sugar substitutes and ingredients that are keto approved.

How do I store ice cream?

The trick is to wrap it up tight so that no air can get to it. Use containers that are freezer safe. Ice cream that is sealed properly will last 3 months in the freezer.

Final Thoughts

Now you don’t have to never at ice cream again. These recipes are perfect for augmenting the low-carb lifestyle with a little ice cream fun.


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6 thoughts on “Homemade Low Carb Ice Cream Recipes

  1. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness says:

    I love the sound of these! I am always up for a good ice cream recipe, and these look like winners! Bookmarked to make later 🙂

  2. Neli Howard says:

    Oooh – you are killing me – which to try first? All of those look amazing! I can NOT wait to have access to an ice cream maker this summer! Thanks so much for all of these fantastic ideas

  3. Alison says:

    I’m such a sucker for ice cream and all these recipes look SO good. Can’t wait to work through the list this summer!

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