What’s better than ice cream? Easy low-carb keto ice cream! Because then every meal would feel like heaven and you wouldn’t have to feel so guilty about it!

    We’ve got a whole variety of simple keto ice cream recipes so you’ll never get tired of the same old flavors and styles. This post covers:

    • Main ingredients in keto ice cream
    • Ways to make low-carb ice cream
    • Keto ice cream recipes
    • Best keto-friendly ice cream brands


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    Main ingredients of keto ice cream

    Ways to make keto ice cream

    First, let’s go through the different ways that you can make healthy keto dessert ice cream.

    Keto ice cream maker machine recipe

    Using an inexpensive ice cream maker such as this one is the easiest way to achieve the soft-serve type of texture for your ice cream.
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    No churn keto ice cream

    If you don’t have an ice cream maker, then look for no-churn recipes or use a blender to mix the ingredients together well.

    Since keto ice cream doesn’t contain much sugar, it will freeze harder. When you are ready to eat some homemade ice cream from the freezer, let it have some extra time to thaw before scooping. You can also freeze the ice cream in individual portions (like with these) for easier consumption.

    A recipe like this has instructions for whether you have an ice cream maker or choose the no-churn route.

    • Calories: 184
    • Carbs: 4g
    • Fat: 19g
    • Fiber: 2g
    • Protein: 2g
    • NET CARBS: 2g

    (via Chocolate Covered Katie)

    Mason jar keto ice cream

    The beauty of ice cream in a mason jar is the simplicity in the way your ice cream is made.

    You can just throw your ingredients in a wide mouth jar like this, shake it vigorously for about 5 minutes, freeze for 3 hours, and voila!

    Or, you can blend your ingredients before putting the mixture into the jar and freezing for 3 hours. We prefer this method as it allows for a smoother, creamier ice cream. If you want to go even creamier, take your ice cream out of the freezer after an hour and blend your mix again before putting it back and freezing for the remaining 2 hours.

    • Calories: 212
    • Carbs: 2.5g
    • Fat: 22g
    • Fiber: 0.5g
    • Protein: 1.5g
    • NET CARBS: 2g

    (via Keto Vale)

    3-ingredient keto ice cream in a bag

    If you want to make the childhood classic version of ice cream in resealable bags, then try this easy 3-ingredient recipe. Add your own twist to create flavors like frozen lemon or raspberry rosewater.

    • Calories: 304
    • Fat: 31.5g
    • Protein: 2g
    • NET CARBS: 2.5

    (via Low Carb So Simple)

    Keto-friendly ice cream recipes

    All right, now let’s get into ice creams in a wide variety of flavors that’ll satisfy any palate.

    Chocolate keto ice cream

    Calling keto chocolate lovers: this recipe is more like a creamy, fatty, rich chocolate gelato.

    • Calories: 231
    • Carbs: 5.5g
    • Fat: 22.5g
    • Fiber: 0.75g
    • Protein: 1.75g
    • NET CARBS: 4.75g

    (via Keto Connect)

    Strawberry keto ice cream

    This recipe calls for two ingredients we wouldn’t normally put in ice cream: vodka and sour cream. A smidgen of alcohol combats the iciness and counters the moisture from the fresh fruit. Using sour cream creates a thicker base that creates a consistency resembling ice cream.

    • Calories: 202
    • Carbs: 4g
    • Fat: 18.5g
    • Fiber: 0.5g
    • Protein: 1.5g
    • NET CARBS: 3.5g

    (via All Day I Dream About Food)

    Low-carb neopolitan fat bomb

    This recipe is a bit more time-consuming than others, but then again, you get three flavors in one and they’re in portable, bite-size fat bomb form.

    • Calories: 103
    • Carbs: 0.85g
    • Fat: 11g
    • Fiber: 0g
    • Protein: 0.5g
    • NET CARBS: 1g

    (via Ruled Me)

    Keto peanut butter ice cream

    This recipe includes a chocolate swirl, a great complement to the peanut buttery goodness.

    • Calories: 373
    • Carbs: 6g
    • Fat: 36.5g
    • Fiber: 1.5g
    • Protein: 7g
    • NET CARBS: 4.5g

    (via Keto Diet Channel)

    Bulletproof coffee ice cream with peanut butter swirl

    How about this for an awesome twist? Pairing peanut butter with coffee is the perfect way to have keto coffee in dessert form.

    • Calories: 310
    • Carbs: 3g
    • Fat: 32g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Protein: 6.5g
    • NET CARBS: 2g

    (via Maria Mind Body Health)

    Low-carb mint chocolate chip ice cream

    This is hands-down our favorite flavor of ice cream. The green food coloring is optional, but makes for a more satisfying touch. If you do choose to include the coloring, make sure to choose a natural one.

    • Calories: 255
    • Carbs: 6g
    • Fat: 26g
    • Fiber: 3g
    • Protein: 2g
    • NET CARBS: 3g

    (via Simply So Healthy)

    Keto blueberry ice cream

    This one uses an easy-to-make blueberry puree and buttermilk. If you’re not a fan of the latter, try another milk like this go-to or whole fat. Kind of like a creamier version of a morning low-carb smoothie.

    • Calories: 155
    • Carbs: 6g
    • Fat: 14g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Protein: 2g
    • NET CARBS: 5g

    (via Low Carb Maven)

    Low-carb butter pecan ice cream

    Maple flavor and pecans complement each other so perfectly, as proven in this recipe.

    • Calories: 302
    • Carbs: 2g
    • Fat: 32g
    • Protein: 2g

    (via Sugar Free Mom)

    Keto cookies and cream ice cream

    This Oreo-like recipe can easily be converted into an delicious milkshake with some extra almond milk.

    • Calories: 290
    • Carbs: 4.7g
    • Fat: 30g
    • Fiber: 3g
    • Protein: 1.7g
    • NET CARBS: 1.7g

    (via Ruled Me)

    Keto avocado ice cream

    Here’s a unique ice cream base for you: use a healthy, fatty avocado to make a pretty healthy ice cream with higher fiber content.

    • Calories: 600
    • Carbs: 14g
    • Fat: 62g
    • Fiber: 7g
    • Protein: 7g
    • NET CARBS: 7g

    (via Keto Zone)

    Keto ice cream brands

    Want your ice cream fix but not willing to wait 4-6 hours after you make it to enjoy your icy concoction? You can head to the store for a more immediate ice cream indulgence.

    While there is no 100% keto friendly ice cream brand on the market, there is a handful of low carb ice cream brands that could work for those on the keto diet. Here is a list and comparison of a few top brands:

    Halo Top

    Halo Top is a popular healthier alternative to traditional ice cream because it has fewer carbs and sugar but more protein. Keto-friendly flavors include:

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    Enlightened is another brand that is starting to gain huge popularity because it has more flavors with under 5 net carbs and a creamier texture. Keto-friendly flavors include:

    • Strawberry cheesecake
    • Marshmallow peanut butter
    • Snickerdoodle
    • Toasted almond
    • Butter pecan
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    SO Coconut Milk

    The coconut milk base makes this a very creamy, smooth, and versatile ice cream. It’s great for those with additional food sensitivities or dietary restrictions, such as those who follow a dairy-free, gluten-free, or sugar-free diet.

    Just remember that with this brand of ice cream, you’ll want to stick to the no added sugar flavors. These include:

    • Vanilla bean
    • Mint chip
    • Chocolate
    • Butter pecan

    Breyers CarbSmart ice cream bars

    Breyer’s is a popular ice cream brand that is well-known for the quality of their ingredients and amazing taste. Not many keto resources mention this as a keto-friendly ice cream brand, so we suggest going with the other brands listed above if given the choice.

    These keto ice cream recipes show that you don’t need to compromise on dessert to achieve ketosis for your health. These low-carb options are so tasty that you won’t have to miss the real thing.