Ice cream is one of those things that can be very easy to miss on a low carb diet like keto. However, just because you can’t go out and grab a pint of Ben & Jerrys that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy ice cream.
There are a number of low carb ice cream recipes out there waiting for you to try and I’ve spent some time compiling the best keto ice cream recipes on the web that will help you stay in ketosis.
Best Sugar-free Low Carb Ice Cream Recipes
One of the great things about ice cream is that you are not limited by flavor.
If there is an idea for a flavor that you want then odds are you can make it happen. That’s an awesome thing and the recipes show in this post prove that you aren’t lacking for variety if you are doing a low carb diet.
No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
I’m going to start with the classic vanilla flavor since that is what everyone is going to be familiar with. If you can make vanilla ice cream then you can make any type of ice cream.
This awesome vanilla ice cream recipe is great because it’s no-churn.
You can’t spend hours churning your ice cream hoping to get some decent results unless you have nothing better to do with your time but I think you do.
Another plus about this recipe is that the ice cream won’t turn rock solid when you freeze it.
Net carbs: 2g
Low Carb Chocolate Mason Jar Ice Cream
Mason jar ice cream? Even if it wasn’t keto I might give this a shot because it involves mason jars and mason jars are sooooo cool.
We started off with vanilla so it only makes sense that the next thing is chocolate.
Net carbs: 2.25g
No Churn Keto Chocolate Ice Cream
I’m going to hit you with another fabulous keto chocolate ice cream recipe because you can never have enough of those.
You might be noticing a trend with these recipes and that is the fact they are no churn. You shouldn’t have to bust your ass to get the food that you want.
If you love chocolate ice cream you should be able to get the chocolate ice cream that you want easily.
Simple as that!
The net carbs are a little bit higher on this one than the previous ones but if you plan your meals out then you will be okay.
Net carbs: 4.5g
Low Carb Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe
First, we went vanilla which needs to transition to chocolate. So logically when you go to chocolate you need to move on to peanut butter!
This peanut butter low carb recipe is the one that seems to stick with me the most.
Unfortunately, it uses an ice cream maker so if that’s not your thing you should move on to the next recipe (I don’t blame you). But if you really want that old school ice cream feel, then this is a pretty solid recipe.
Net carbs: 4g
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Okay, maybe I have a thing for chocolate and peanut butter but doesn’t everybody?!
There should be a reason why you need to choose between the chocolate recipe or the peanut butter recipe when you can knock out both at the same time.
This is a pretty solid chocolate chip peanut butter ice cream recipe that isn’t too crazy on the carbs although it is a tiny bit higher than I would like.
But that’s what you get when you mix two of the most awesome flavors on the planet together.
What I find interesting about this recipe is how they used both heavy cream and almond milk. You don’t see that very often but the results seem to have worked out nicely for them.
If you have a keen eye you’ll notice one of their optional ingredients is vodka. I’m not sure what that is about but any time you can mix in some liquor with your keto desserts then I think you have to go for it.
Net carbs: 5.8g
Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream
I’d never heard of a peanut butter cheesecake before let alone peanut butter cheesecake ice cream.
Well, now I know the awesomeness of peanut butter cheesecake and I’m not sure I can go back.
Will your recipe look as messy as the pic above? I don’t think so but that’s how some people like their ice cream.
To each their own.
Net carbs: 4g
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream with Ricotta
I know what you’re thinking. Ricotta? But hey, when you mix it with the right things it just seems to work like it does in this strawberry ice cream recipe.
Net carbs: 4g
Blueberry & Rosemary Ricotta Ice Cream
Since we are on the ricotta theme I figured I’d toss in another one. This was is a flavor that I don’t think anyone has thought of and that makes it pretty unique.
I’m not sure if this blueberry and rosemary ricotta ice cream just uses the rosemary for decoration or if you can really taste it.
I guess my taste buds are out of whack but either way, it looks really cool and is still delicious.
Also great if you like food photography and want to impress the world with your photography skills.
Ooooooooo, I love how you put the rosemary right there.
Net carbs: Not given
Keto Is Not Restricting
I think the one big takeaway from this list is that low carb diets like Keto are not limiting. Just because you aren’t supposed to eat some things (carbs) doesn’t mean there aren’t awesome alternatives for them.
Hell, there are a ridiculous amount of keto recipes that you can enjoy. You literally can not cook them all in under a year.
Just because you are limiting one type of macro that doesn’t mean you need to be unhappy with the stuff that you are eating.