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Vanilla Keto Ice Cream - low-carb ice cream made with zero carbs and sugar! This insanely creamy ice cream is better than store-bought and you'd never know it's sugar-free.
Vanilla Keto Ice Cream
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Creamy low-carb vanilla keto ice cream made with just a few basic ingredients. A no-churn option included so no ice cream maker necessary!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, ice cream, keto, low-carb, no churn, paleo
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 421 kcal
Author: Julia
  1. Place the bowl of your ice cream maker in the freezer and freeze overnight. Note: if you don't own an ice cream maker, no big deal! You can still make this recipe.

  2. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized saucepan and whisk well. Note: be sure you open and scrape the vanilla bean into the mixture prior to adding the full bean...this way you get a great deal of vanilla flavor out of it.

  3. Place the saucepan on the stove top and heat to medium. Cook, whisking consistently until mixture is beginning to steam but does not reach a full boil. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool before transferring it to a sealable container. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until completely chilled.

  4. Stir the ice cream base well and pour it into your ice cream maker. Turn ice cream maker on and churn until very thick and creamy. Serve immediately for soft serve consistency or for an ice cream consistency, transfer to a sealable container and freeze for at least 2 hours. Note: if you don't own an ice cream maker, simply transfer the base to a freezer-safe container and freeze 4 hours or until completely frozen.

  5. Allow ice cream to thaw before scooping and serving.

Recipe Notes

*Replace heavy whipping cream with whole milk, goat milk, or full-fat canned coconut milk according to your dietary needs.

**Sweeten the ice cream according to your personal taste. I only use 1/3 cup and find it plenty sweet. I suggest using Swerve (this is what I use), Stevia, or Monk Fruit Sweetener, but you can use any of your favorite zero-sugar sweeteners.

Nutrition facts are calculated based on the heavy whipping cream version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Keto Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (1 1/2 cup)
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.