The Best Low Carb Keto Ice Cream Recipe (5 Ingredients!)
Learn how to make keto ice cream that's sweet, creamy, and tastes like the real deal, with just 5 ingredients + 3.3g net carbs! It's the best sugar-free low carb ice cream recipe.
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How To Make Keto Ice Cream:
Melt the butter in a large saute pan or skillet (not a saucepan!) over medium heat.
Add powdered Besti and 2 cups 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 bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Whisk the almond milk and remaining heavy cream, until smooth.
Chill the mixture in the fridge 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.)
Ice Cream Maker Instructions:
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. (If you want to add mix-ins, add them toward the end of the churning process.)
Enjoy immediately, or for firmer, scoopable ice cream, transfer to a freezer container and freeze for 2-4 hours, until firm.
No Churn Instructions:
Transfer the mixture to a freezer container (like a 9x5 in (23x13 cm) loaf pan) and smooth the top with a spatula. Line the surface with a piece of parchment or wax paper to keep ice crystals from forming.
Freeze for 4-6 hours, until firm. Stir the ice cream during the freezing process, every 30 minutes for the first 2 hours and every 60-90 minutes for 2-3 hours after. (If you want to add mix-ins, gently stir them in after the first hour.)
Serving size: 1/2 cup
- This keto ice cream recipe was updated several times, the last time in May 2022 to improve texture.
- If you'd like to lighten up the sugar-free ice cream a bit, you can replace some of the heavy cream in step 4 with coconut milk beverage or almond milk instead. However, don't replace any of the cream in step 1.
- Using Besti is critical for keeping this keto ice cream recipe soft and scoopable. Most other sweeteners will make it very hard.
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