Easy Keto Ice Cream Recipe

Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter: the ultimate easy keto ice cream recipe. This recipe is quick, creamy, and absolutely delicious.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup erythritol or your favorite keto-friendly sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Prepare the Base: In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, almond milk, and erythritol. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is hot but not boiling.
  2. Whisk the Egg Yolks: In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they are pale and creamy. Slowly pour a small amount of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to temper the eggs.
  3. Combine and Cook: Slowly pour the tempered egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining cream mixture, whisking constantly. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Do not let it boil.
  4. Cool the Mixture: Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl to remove any cooked egg bits. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until completely chilled.
  5. Churn the Ice Cream: Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions until it reaches a soft-serve consistency.
  6. Freeze: Transfer the churned ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until firm. Scoop and enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Keto Ice Cream

Creating the perfect keto ice cream takes a bit of practice. Here are some tips to ensure your ice cream turns out creamy and delicious every time:

Use High-Quality Ingredients

The quality of your ingredients can make a big difference in the final product. Use fresh, high-quality cream, milk, and eggs for the best results.

Avoid Large Ice Crystals

To prevent large ice crystals from forming, make sure your ice cream base is completely chilled before churning. Churn the mixture until it’s thick and creamy, and then freeze it immediately.

Add Mix-Ins at the Right Time

If you want to add mix-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, or berries, add them during the last few minutes of churning to ensure they are evenly distributed.

Variations and Add-Ins

One of the best things about homemade keto ice cream is its versatility. Here are some variations and add-in ideas to keep your ice cream exciting:

Chocolate Keto Ice Cream

Add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to the cream mixture before heating. For extra chocolate flavor, stir in some keto-friendly chocolate chips during the last few minutes of churning.

Berry Keto Ice Cream

Blend 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries) into the cream mixture before heating. You can also swirl in a homemade berry sauce after churning for a fruity twist.

Nut Butter Keto Ice Cream

Add 1/4 cup of your favorite nut butter (such as peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter) to the cream mixture before heating. This adds a rich, nutty flavor to your ice cream.

Mint Chocolate Chip Keto Ice Cream

Add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the cream mixture before heating. Stir in some keto-friendly chocolate chips during the last few minutes of churning.

Storage Tips

Homemade keto ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Here are some tips for keeping it fresh and delicious:

Use an Airtight Container

Store your ice cream in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn and keep it fresh.

Cover with Plastic Wrap

Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ice cream before sealing the container. This helps prevent ice crystals from forming on the surface.

Let It Soften Before Serving

Homemade ice cream tends to harden more than store-bought varieties. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping to soften it slightly.


With this easy keto ice cream recipe, you can enjoy a delicious, creamy dessert without compromising your low-carb lifestyle. The recipe is simple to make and can be customized with your favorite flavors and add-ins. Whether you prefer classic vanilla, rich chocolate, or fruity berry ice cream, there’s a keto-friendly option here for you.

So, grab your ingredients and start making your own keto ice cream. You’ll be amazed at how tasty and satisfying this low-carb treat can be!

Connie Greve

Connie Greve

My goal is to help you decide if the keto lifestyle is for you. I personally have experienced many health and weightloss benefits following the keto plan. I am here to give you valuable information to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and make an informative decision.

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