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Homemade Keto Ice Cream

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Ice-cream is the most delicious sweet snack made by humankind. Ice-cream is the unhealthiest source of sweet because of the exceptionally high content of sugar, fat and carbohydrates. 15 grams of serving contains approximately 20-30 grams of sugar and 10-20 grams of fat. The daily consumption of ice-cream can increase your weight and dismantle your low carb diet plan.

If you are on a keto diet, it becomes hard for you to see your companions having a nice scoop of ice-cream. To relieve your taste buds and also lose weight, we are here to let you know that you can make ice cream at home. A flavorsome keto ice-cream will not only help you to have a cheat day but will also make sure that you don’t gain many calories.

It is important to know that if you like to eat too much ice-cream and want to make homemade keto ice-cream because of your health purposes, then you need to choose your substitutions wisely. Keto diet means that you must take low carbohydrate and high protein foods. It is a well known fact that keto ice cream does not contain a satisfying amount of protein.

For a person who loves ice-creams, ready-made options can be much expensive. Making a keto ice-cream from scratch could be a typical task in starting but once you know the recipe it becomes really easy. To make your eating plans successful, this article will clear all your doubts.You can substitute some of the ingredients with the healthier options. There might be some ingredients which are suitable for you according to your diet.

Ingredient substitutions

The most important ingredients in ice-cream are milk and sweeteners. But, different types of milk can have different nutrition values.

Milk options

There are various milk options from which you can choose. The milk options you can get are heavy whipped cream, whole milk, goat milk and as the trend suggests coconut milk. Personally, if you are on a low carbohydrate keto diet, then you must choose either goat milk or coconut milk.

Heavy whipped cream

You can either prepare whipped cream or buy it from a general store. It might not have carbohydrate content, but increases your fat in an ample amount. Half cup of ice cream served with whipped cream contains 50 grams of fat, 1 gram of protein and 0 gram of carbohydrate. The calorie content is approximately 421.

Heavy whipped cream might give you the pleasure of readymade ice-cream but at the cost of high fat content. Heavy cream is thick in texture and not too sweet. It also has a creamy texture and flavor which lets the ice-cream have a delicious flavor.

Whole milk

Whole milk is basically 3.5% of fat and is easily available in the market. Half cup of ice cream contains approximately 125 calories with 13 grams of carbohydrate, 5 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fat.

Churning in a packet of whole milk will get you a creamy flavor. For people who strictly follow the keto diet, 13-26 gram of carbohydrate can consume the whole amount of carbohydrate level of the day.

The ice-cream made from whole milk will not have the condensed taste like whipped cream. For a diet like keto, it is necessary to cut on the carbohydrates.

Goat milk

The goat milk has been used by many because of the low carbohydrate content in it. The fat content is also very low. Half cup of keto ice-cream contains 98 calories. It has 6 grams of carbohydrate, 7 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat.

If we consider the taste factor, there isn’t much difference between cow and goat milk. But, there has been a famous theory which states that goat milk can increase your weight. The weight gain can be caused because of the unsaturated fats present in milk.

Coconut milk

Coconut milk and coconut oil has been proven to be a great alternative if you are into keto diet. It is low in carbohydrates and high in fat. It will prevent your body from getting out of the ketosis process. Coconut milk has also been proven to burn the fat just like MCT oil.

Per serving of keto ice-cream with coconut milk takes 228 calories. It contains 1.5 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of protein, and 21.5 grams of fat. For vegans, coconut can be a healthy alternative.

Coconut milk will not only help you in having a healthy option and keep you in ketosis but will also help you to lose weight. It is advised to have organic coconut milk with no added sugar or emulsifiers.

Sweetener options

There are many artificial zero sugar sweeteners such as swerve, erythritol and xylitol. They are an expensive choice and are not easy to get. Those who are on keto diet need to switch to artificial zero sugar sweeteners. Swerve is an artificial sugar which tastes closest to the natural sugar.

These sweetener options will help you out in type 2 diabetes as well. They won’t increase your sugar level and people with diabetes can use them without any concern.


Swerve is formed from the selected fruits and starchy root vegetables. The major pro of swerve is that it is made from all the natural ingredients. No preservatives or flavors are used in production.

It will keep you on a low carbohydrate diet and is the most used artificial sugar.

Swerve can act as a true sugar with a delicious taste. It is completely calorie free and non glycemic. Swerve acts as a boon to the keto diet society. It also helps the diabetic patients.


Erythritol is also a sweetener compound which belongs to the class of sugar alcohols. They act as a low calorie sweetener with either sugar free or low sugar products.

Sugar alcohols are mostly found in fruits and vegetables but the problem is that they are present in very low amounts in nature. However erythritol is quite different from sugar alcohols.

Erythritol are molecules which are structured to have the capability to stimulate the sweet taste receptors on the tongue. This helps your taste buds to feel sweetness but has no sugar in it.


Xylitol is also classified as a sugar alcohol. It has combined characteristics of sugar and alcohol molecules. Xylitol also helps the taste receptors stimulate the sweetness on the tongue.

Like erythritol, xylitol is also found in fruits and vegetables in small amounts. Because of the presence in natural compounds, it is also categorized as a natural compound.

It contains approximately 40% fewer calories than normal sugar. Xylitol is also found in sugar free chewing gums, candies, mints and foods for diabetes patients.Now, without any further ado, let’s get to the recipe of the most awaited homemade ice-cream which is keto friendly.

Recipe for Homemade Keto Ice-cream

Cooking and preparation time – 45 minutes

Freezing time – 5-6 hours

Serving – 8 people


  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon of whipped cream
  • 3 tablespoon powdered swerve sweetener
  • 2 tablespoon vodka
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


  1.     First step should be to whisk the whipped cream and coconut milk together. It should be whisked enough until it has soft serve bubbles in it. After whisking, the consistency of the cream and milk will become extra soft.
  2.     Add the swerve sweetener, vodka, vanilla extract and salt. It is your choice to add vodka in it. Vodka is used to reduce iciness in the ice-cream. This gives the texture of readymade ice-cream.
  3.     You can let the mixture get chilled for a few hours. It helps the ice-cream to settle in for the next step.

Keto Ice Cream

With Ice-cream maker or ice cream machine

  1.     Pour the half ready mixture in the canister of an ice-cream maker.
  2.     Churn the ice-cream according to the directions.
  3.     Transfer the ice-cream mixture in an air-tight container and freeze it until firm. The ice cream base should have a perfect consistency.
  4.     Wait for at least 5-6 hours.
  5.     Serve it cold.

Without an ice-cream maker

  1.     After chilling the mixture, pour it in a mixer or grinder.
  2.     Let it churn for at least 2-3 cycles.
  3.     Make sure that there is no streak remaining.
  4.     Transfer the mixture to a container. Make sure that your ice cream mixture has the proper consistency.
  5.     Freeze your keto ice-cream for at least 5-6 hours.
  6.     Serve it cold.

Nutrition value

  • Calories – 320
  • Fat – 32 grams
  • Carbohydrate – 2.4 grams
  • Protein – 1.7 grams

 In case you are not much of a preparation and cooking person or just lazy to make the ice-cream, then you can also buy the ice-cream mixture. This will save you a lot of time and you won’t have to buy any ingredient. This mixture does not have any side effects and will fulfill your short term craving.

This keto ice-cream recipe lets you satisfy the taste buds with no guilt. This recipe is completely hustle free and can make any keto-diet follower happy in a second. This requires no egg and no sugar. This keto ice-cream is soft and scoop-able.

If you want to continue your keto diet for the long term then you need to intake food and snacks which have health benefits and are keto friendly.

Happy Cheat-day!

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