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This low carb keto strawberry ice cream tastes like pure summer! With just a few basic low carb staples (and one delicious shortcut), I’ll show you how to make a sweet spin on my classic keto ice cream recipe, complete with real fruit — with a taste and texture so authentic, nobody will guess it’s totally low carb.
My shortcut for loading this ice cream with strawberry flavor? ChocZero Keto Strawberry Jam Preserves! I still use real strawberries, but the spread adds extra concentrated strawberry flavor, with all natural ingredients.
This sweet spread isn’t just for low carb breads… it also makes a mouthwatering glaze for desserts like keto strawberry cheesecake, or adds a fruity boost to blended recipes like strawberry almond milk (or this ice cream!). With no sugar, sugar alcohols, GMOs, soy, or gluten (and hunks of real berries!), it’s the perfect way to add real strawberry taste to desserts.
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Why You’ll Love This Keto Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
- Sweet strawberry flavor
- Creamy texture with pieces of juicy berries
- Simple process
- No eggs or egg yolks needed
- 3.6g net carbs per serving
- Authentic taste and texture!
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for strawberry keto ice cream, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Butter – For the keto condensed milk ice cream base. I prefer grass-fed butter, but any unsalted variety works.
- Heavy Cream – Adds a creamy texture and mouthfeel to your keto strawberry ice cream. It’s used to make the condensed milk base, and then more is used later on. You should be able to substitute full-fat coconut milk to cut down on the dairy if needed, but I haven’t tested this option.
- Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – The only sugar substitute I use for low carb ice cream! Unlike erythritol and most other sweetener brands, Besti dissolves completely, stays dissolved, and keeps ice cream smooth and scoopable (this is because allulose has a lower freezing point than other sugar substitutes). You can substitute a different powdered keto sweetener, but it may turn rock-hard in the freezer.
- Vanilla Extract – A high quality vanilla extract will bring out the rich flavor of this ice cream.
- Almond Milk – Prevents the ice cream from being too rich and dense from the cream. Use an unsweetened variety. The neutral flavor of almond milk works best in this recipe (though feel free to use vanilla!), but other keto milk substitutes can work as well. Coconut milk beverage is an easy swap to make the recipe nut-free.
- ChocZero Strawberry Jam Preserves – My favorite way to add more strawberry flavor to this ice cream, without extra carbs!
- Strawberries – Fresh berries taste best in this recipe, but you can also use frozen strawberries. Simply thaw and drain excess juices first.
How To Make Keto Strawberry Ice Cream
This section shows how to make strawberry ice cream keto, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. For full instructions, see the recipe card below.
- Make keto condensed milk. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add Besti and 2 cups of heavy whipping cream. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and reduced by half.
- Pour. Add condensed milk mixture to a high powered blender and cool to room temperature. (It will cool faster in the blender than it would in the hot pan!) Stir in vanilla.
- Puree. Add almond milk, more heavy cream, and ChocZero jam to the blender. Puree until smooth.
- Add berries. Place strawberries in the blender and pulse until mostly smooth. For fewer fruit chunks, you can puree strawberry mixture until completely smooth. Be careful if you do want chunks — it only takes a few pulses before they disappear into a smooth consistency!
- Chill. For best texture, refrigerate for 4-8 hours. (Don’t freeze yet!)
- Churn. Transfer the low carb strawberry ice cream mixture to your ice cream maker and churn until it reaches the consistency of soft serve.
- Scoop or freeze. Enjoy immediately, or place in the freezer for a firmer texture. Top with sugar-free chocolate syrup or keto whipped cream!
Tips For The Best Keto Strawberry Ice Cream
Use these tips to make sure your ice cream stays as smooth and creamy as you expect.
- For faster condensed milk, use a larger pan. It helps the process go a lot more quickly!
- Use an allulose-based sweetener. Besti contains a just-like-sugar blend of monk fruit and allulose. Unlike other keto sweeteners, it keeps frozen treats like ice cream softer.
- For easier scooping, let it sit. Ice cream should sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes after removing from the freezer. (Unlike regular keto ice cream, this keto strawberry ice cream benefits from thawing slightly before scooping.)
- Want a little less fat and calories? You can replace the cup of heavy cream added at the end with an equal amount of almond milk, but the ice cream will have a less creamy texture. (Don’t replace the cream in the condensed milk, or it won’t turn out.)
- Don’t have an ice cream maker? Make a no-churn version by skipping the churning step and freezing right away. You’ll need to stir the mixture every 30 minutes for the first 2 hours, then every hour until solid. Alternatively, keto mason jar ice cream is also no-churn and doesn’t require stirring.
- Add chocolate chips – Add keto chocolate chips to your ice cream maker in the last 5 minutes of churning.
- Use different berries – For a mixed berry flavor, swap strawberries with other low sugar keto berries (final carb counts may differ).
- Include crunchy toppings – Top ice cream with keto nuts, sugar free sprinkles, or crumbled keto shortbread cookies. You can also churn these into the ice cream, toward the end.
Store ice cream in an airtight container in the freezer for 2-3 months. Allow to sit on the counter for a few minutes before scooping and serving.
More Fruity Keto Ice Cream Recipes
For fruity taste with less sugar, you’ll love these low carb frozen treats!
Tools To Make Low Carb Strawberry Ice Cream
- ChocZero Strawberry Jam Preserves – For the most strawberry flavor! (Plus, it’s delicious on keto bread for toast.)
- Ice Cream Maker – This one is my favorite! Makes the churning process quick and easy for this recipe.
- Glass Loaf Pan – My preferred storage container for storing homemade sugar-free strawberry ice cream!
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Melt the butter in a large saute pan or skillet (not a saucepan!) over medium heat.
Add powdered Besti and 2 cups (473 ml) of heavy cream. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick (like condensed milk), coats the back of a spoon and volume is reduced by half. It will also pull away from the pan as you tilt it. (This will go faster if you use a larger pan.)
Pour the condensed milk into a large blender and allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Add the almond milk, remaining heavy cream, and ChocZero strawberry jam. Puree until smooth. Add the strawberries. Pulse a few times, until mostly smooth but some very small strawberry pieces remain. (Or you can puree completely if you prefer.)
Refrigerate the mixture for at least 4 hours or overnight. (You can skip this step if you really want to, but the texture will be better if you chill it.)
Transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's instructions, or until the ice cream is the consistency of soft serve. (Mine takes about 20-25 minutes.)
Enjoy immediately, or for firmer, scoopable ice cream, transfer to a freezer container and freeze for 2-4 hours, until firm.
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Serving size: 1/2 cup
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