The Ultimate Creamy Keto Ice Cream Recipe


Giving up your favorite sweets can be a huge hurdle when starting a new diet. And without proper alternatives, we often wind up burning out and giving into temptation or turn to “healthy” artificial alternatives that can actually derail our efforts!

When I realized adopting a high fiber keto diet would best serve my family, I knew I had to offer delicious keto-friendly recipes to replace the standards in order for it to work long-term. And that’s where this Creamy Keto Ice Cream enters into the equation. 

This is a favorite in my household, and my children can’t get enough of it. And the beauty of it all? Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it’s also so easy to make, requiring just 5 minutes of active prep time! 

With this recipe, there’s no need to turn to artificial treats or deny yourself of your favorite foods. Now you have a way to both improve your health and spoil yourself at the same time! So, let’s take a look at what’s keto ice cream, how it differs from traditional ice cream, and how to make it. Then, I’ll share my Creamy Keto Ice Cream recipe that you’re sure to love!

What Is Keto Ice Cream?

So, can you really eat ice cream when in keto? The answer is yes—as long as it’s keto ice cream. But what does that mean, exactly? 

Keto ice cream is a low-carb, high-fat ice cream that uses a healthy sugar alternative (in this case, monk fruit) in place of inflammatory, high-calorie table sugar, meaning it’s sugar-free ice cream

This Creamy Keto Ice Cream recipe contains the healthy fats from coconut oil, MCT oil, and butter, too. As a result, it doesn’t have the high carb and sugar contents of regular ice cream but still serves as a healthy source of fat, meaning keto ice cream won’t kick you out of ketosis.

Key Ingredients in This Creamy Keto Ice Cream Recipe

My Creamy Keto Ice Cream features both whole eggs and egg yolks, which serve as the base and provides a great source of satiety-supporting and energy-boosting protein. Meanwhile, the coconut oil, MCT oil, and butter offer healthy fats known to help keep you in ketosis as well as support both heart and brain health along with healthy body composition.

Personally, I feel like there’s nothing like quick a quality keto vanilla ice cream, so this keto ice cream recipe utilizes a tablespoon of vanilla extract to provide that classic flavor. But I’ve also included a little lemon juice and monk fruit sweetener to add to the flavor profile.

How to Make Keto Ice Cream

If you’re wondering how to make a keto-friendly ice cream, it does differ a little from making traditional ice cream. But I’ve found that the best keto ice cream is simple and easy—often requiring less than 10 minutes of active prep time. Accordingly, my Creamy Keto Ice Cream is quick and simple. The hardest part is waiting for it to set in the freezer!

After allowing all ingredients to sit at room temperature for an hour, place the eggs, monk fruit, vanilla, and lemon juice in a high-speed blender and blend for 5 minutes. Then, simply microwave the coconut oil and butter for 45 seconds and add it into the egg mixture while whisking. 

Next, add the creamy MCT oil while whisking and then pour the contents into a storage container and freeze for at least 8 hours. When you’re ready to enjoy your keto ice cream, simply dish out your desired amount and enjoy!

Common Questions About Keto Ice Cream

While making—and enjoying—this Creamy Keto Ice Cream is easy, you may have a few lingering questions, especially if this is your first time enjoying keto-friendly ice cream. So, before we get to the recipe, here are some common questions and answers about making and eating this type of ice cream.

Q: Is Keto Ice Cream Good for Weight Loss?

A: Adopting a keto diet is known to support healthy weight management by causing the body to switch from burning sugar for fuel to burning fat for fuel—and this includes stored bod fat. As a result, it’s common for those who enter ketosis and eat ketosis-supporting foods, such as keto ice cream, to experience weight loss.

Q: What kinds of ingredients should I use?

A: For optimal health, always prioritize using organic ingredients.

Q: Do You Need An Ice Cream Maker?

A: No; my Creamy Keto Ice Cream recipe does not require the use of an ice cream maker. You just need a blender and a microwave!

Q: How Do I Add Flavors?

A: You can substitute other sugar-free extracts for the vanilla extract. Alternatively, you can try my recipe for Creamy MCT Orange Keto Ice Cream. And if you end up loving my keto ice creams, you may also find that you enjoy this recipe: Keto Avocado Brownie and Ice Cream.

Q: Do You Have Any Storage Tips?

A: One of the great things about keto ice cream is that it lasts for up to a month in the freezer. Just make sure to store it in a container with an airtight lid.