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You may have seen some keto ice cream bars at your grocery store, but once I show you how easy these low carb ice cream bars are to make at home, you won’t need to buy them. They are sweet and creamy on the inside, chocolaty on the outside, and just perfect for a hot summer day! If you prefer a fruity flavor, make sugar free popsicles instead.
We’re using Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend to sweeten these bars, because it leaves the texture soft and creamy, like regular ice cream. Like I mentioned in my keto chocolate ice cream post, this is the only sweetener I use for ice cream. Ice creams sweetened with other brands of monk fruit or with erythritol will get rock hard in the freezer, and can also crystallize for a gritty result. The sweetener is especially critical for the kind of ice cream you can scoop, but Besti makes the best consistency for this keto ice cream bar recipe as well.
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Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for keto vanilla ice cream bars, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk – Can use plain or vanilla, just make sure it’s the unsweetened variety. Try my homemade almond milk recipe if you want to make it yourself. You can also substitute coconut milk beverage (the kind in a carton, not a can) for a nut-free option.
- Heavy Cream – You could use canned full-fat coconut milk here for a dairy-free option, but it will give the bars a different flavor.
- Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – This is the closest to sugar and is particularly critical for the right ice cream consistency. Plain allulose will also work, but you’ll need about 30% more of it. You can also use Powdered Besti if that’s what you have on hand.
- Vanilla Extract – For vanilla ice cream inside! You can also add different flavor extracts, like hazelnut or fruity ones.
- Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips – You can also use milk chocolate chips here, just make sure they are sugar-free.
- Coconut Oil – Coconut oil shouldn’t be substituted, as it helps melt the chocolate into a coating for the ice cream bars.
How To Make Keto Ice Cream Bars
This section shows how to make low carb keto friendly ice cream bars, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Mix the ice cream base. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk, heavy cream, Besti, and vanilla extract.
- Pour into molds. Add the popsicle sticks to silicone molds and pour the ice cream base into each mold. Freeze for at least 8 hours.
TIP: Ensure the bars are frozen completely solid before you proceed.
Otherwise, they won’t keep their shape when you dip them in chocolate.
- Make the chocolate coating. In a medium bowl, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in the microwave at 20 second intervals, or in a double boiler on the stove. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Dip the keto ice cream bars in chocolate. Take the bars out of freezer one at a time and dip into the melted chocolate mixture.
TIP: Use a spoon to make this easier.
When coating the ice cream bars with chocolate, it may be helpful to use a spoon to coat the bars completely.
- Freeze. Put each bar back in the freezer immediately. I have several shown here, but for best results, place them back one at a time once you dip them.
Low Carb Ice Cream Bar Variations
- White chocolate coating – Try swapping the dark chocolate chips with sugar-free white chocolate chips instead.
- Double chocolate – Add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder to the vanilla ice cream base for chocolate ice cream on the inside of the bars.
- Dairy free & vegan – Replace heavy cream with full-fat coconut milk.
- Almond joy – Add 1/4 cup of toasted shredded coconut and chopped toasted almonds. After dipping the bars in chocolate, sprinkle with more coconut and almonds before freezing.
- Mint chocolate chip – Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract and fold in crushed sugar-free chocolate chips.
- Caramel – For keto salted caramel ice cream bars, simply swirl in sugar-free caramel sauce into the ice cream base before freezing. Sprinkle the coating with sea salt if desired.
- Strawberry – Add 1/4 cup of finely chopped strawberries into the ice cream base. Or, simply make my keto strawberry ice cream and use it as the base.
More Keto Ice Cream Recipes
If you love this keto ice cream bar recipe, you might like some of these other keto ice cream recipes:
- Best Keto Ice Cream
- Keto Chocolate Ice Cream
- Protein Ice Cream
- Almond Milk Ice Cream
- Keto Mason Jar Ice Cream
Low Carb Keto Ice Cream Bars Recipe
Keto Ice Cream Bars (2.5g Carbs!)
These EASY low carb keto ice cream bars are just 2.5 net carbs each! They have a sweet, creamy vanilla inside + chocolate dipped outside.
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In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk, heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract.
Pour the almond milk mixture into the molds and freeze for a minimum of 8 hours.
In a medium bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil together in 20 second intervals. Allow chocolate mixture to return to room temperature.
Take each ice cream bar out of the freezer one at a time and dip into the chocolate mixture. Use a spoon to help coat the bars if needed. Immediately put the coated bar back into the freezer once dipped. Repeat with all bars.
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