July 2, 2019 By Leanne Vogel October 9, 2019
You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this keto soft serve ice cream! Sweetened with erythritol and made with full-fat coconut milk it’s a dairy-free keto dessert that’ll chill ya out… without the sugar!
I love me some keto ice cream. I mean, who doesn’t?
Whether you buy keto ice cream online or make your own, a bowl of ice cream can do wonders on a hot day or when you just need a pick-me-up. Wait, am I the only one who eats ice cream in the dead of winter?
Most ice cream recipes are loaded with sugar… but not this recipe! Sweetened with your choice of erythritol or stevia, heck if you’re super hardcore, you don’t have to sweeten it at all!
This recipe is from page 332 of paperback book, The Keto Diet Cookbook – a collection of 140+ flexible meals for your keto diet. It’s one of my favorite recipes in the sweet snacks section of the book!
If you’re interested in making keto dessert recipes, you’ve got to know that some keto sweeteners are better than others when it comes to blood sugar, insulin, and ketosis. Especially if you’re just getting started with keto, you’ll want to choose one of the following sweeteners and keep it on hand to satisfy a sweet craving when it hits.
Erythritol: A sweetener produced from the fermentation of corn or wheat starch. Most brands on the market today are made from corn and include a touch of monk fruit. I enjoy using granulated and powdered erythritol in baking; it’s a 1: 1 replacement for sugar.
Monk fruit: Sourced from the luo han guo fruit, monk fruit has a better flavor profile than erythritol or stevia. It doesn’t have an odd aftertaste and mixes well into any recipe or drink. Like erythritol, it’s a 1:1 replacement for sugar.
Stevia: Made from the stevia plant and available as a powder or a liquid. I personally find stevia to be overpoweringly sweet, so I don’t enjoy baking with it, but a drop or so can work well to sweeten drinks.
There are many other sweetener options out there that I don’t recommend for various reasons. Allulose is difficult to find. Xylitol can cause digestive upset and is sourced from birch, which many people are allergic to. Other types of sweeteners, including aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame K, and sorbitol, may spike glucose, cause diarrhea, and/or cross the blood-brain barrier (which terrifies me—this barrier exists to protect the brain from toxins and pathogens while allowing nutrients to reach the brain).
If you’re an ice cream lover like me, making your own keto treats can save loads of money depending on what kind of keto ice cream you enjoy.
Here are the collections of keto ice cream recipes I’ve saved over the years:
You do not need an ice cream maker for many of these recipes! And in today’s soft serve recipe, I show you how to whip up a batch with no maker needed.
Let’s get to this recipe already… right?
What do you love topping on your ice cream? I’m all about the flaked coconut! If you decide to give this recipe a try, snap a pic, share on Instagram and tag me – @healthfulpursuit.
Hi! I’m Leanne (RHN FBCS)
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.