With only 3 days left of National Ice Cream Month, you’ve got no time to lose in making great keto ice cream. Luckily, it’s easy. You can make delicious low-carb ice-cream, in a variety of flavors, before the month (and summer) run out.
Here are our 4 favorite ways to make keto ice cream. They are creamy, delicious, and will keep you in the Keto Zone.
Mix all ingredients in a wide mouth, pint-sized (16 oz.) mason jar. Tighten lid and shake vigorously for 5-7 minutes. Shake until your liquid doubles in volume, filling the jar. Place in the freezer and free for 3-24 hours. Scoop out and enjoy! Serves 4.
Nutrition info: 159 calories, 16 grams fat, 1 gram net carbs (3 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber), 1 gram protein
Nutrition info: 375 calories, 39 grams fat, 4 grams net carbs, 2 grams protein (94% fat)
Combine all ingredients in blender; blend until well combined. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. Follow the ice cream maker’s specific instructions and churn until ice cream is desired consistency. Enjoy! Serves 4.
Nutrition info (per 1/4 recipe): 366 calories, 36 grams fat, 6 gram net carbs (7 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber), 1 gram protein
In a high powered blender or food processor, combine all of the ingredients. Pulse until well combined. You may need to use a spatula to scrape the sides of the blender to ensure an even consistency. If ice cream is too thick, add a small amount of water or avocado oil until the desired consistency is reached. Use an ice cream scoop to serve in two separate bowls. Enjoy! Serves 4.
Nutrition Info (per 1/4 recipe): 300 calories, 31 grams fat, 3.5 grams net carbs (7 grams carbs, 3.5 grams fiber), 7 grams protein
When it comes to making your own Keto treats like keto ice cream, it’s all about what you avoid in commercial ice cream, and what you get with nutritious keto ingredients.
First, what you miss.
When you take the commercial regular ice cream out of your diet, you will omit a bunch of unhealthy refined carbohydrates, sugars, and processed fats.
For example, every scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream contains:
cream, liquid sugar (sugar, water), skim milk, water, cocoa (processed with alkali), wheat flour, sugar, soybean oil, brown sugar, egg yolks, chocolate liquor, cocoa, honey, guar gum, cocoa butter, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, natural flavors, soy lecithin, carrageenan
The ingredients that stand out are 3 types of sugar, and soybean oil.
First, sugar. Not only can overeating sugar cause elevated blood glucose, insulin resistance, weight gain, inflammation, and high triglycerides, it’s now linked to elevated breast cancer risk (1).
In fact, sugars in liquid form are the quickest sugars through the digestive tract and have the most potential for destruction.
Next, soybean oil is one of the most detrimental ingredients found in our commercial food supply. It can cause declines in:
Our keto ice cream recipes provide a ton of flavor, nutrients, and keto-friendly ingredients. In fact, you get:
There are good commercial keto ice cream brands available in some stores. The main drawback to these specialty keto foods is the price. If looking for one, first check the ingredients to make sure they are healthy foods. Then, double-check the net carbs by looking at the nutrition label to make sure they fit into your Keto Zone plan.
National Ice Cream month is coming to a close, and we’ve got 4 delicious keto ice cream recipes for you to try. We’d love to hear which option you like best!