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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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.
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.
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.
Other recipe compilations you might like:
- 15 Keto Dessert Recipes
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- 12 Honey Substitutes for a Low-Carb Diet
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.
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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Laura is dedicated to a low-carb lifestyle after losing 52 pounds on the keto diet. As many of us do, she struggles with her weight and has found that one of the only diet lifestyles that allows her to maintain a healthy weight is a low-carb diet. She shares her favorite low-carb recipes here that are both easy to make and full of flavor, so you don’t even miss the carbs.