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Keto Ice Cream – Just 4 Ingredients!

A dairy free and low carb keto ice cream recipe everyone can enjoy, even if you’re not on a keto diet!

Low Carb Ice Cream

Smooth and creamy keto ice cream, without all the sugar.

Serve it on top of brownies or with these Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars.

The hands-down most popular request I’ve been getting from readers this past month has been for more keto recipes.

But you definitely don’t need to be on a ketogenic diet—or any diet—to enjoy this easy and sugar free ice cream.

With just 4 ingredients and the same delicious creaminess of regular dairy ice cream, what’s not to love?

Ice cream is one of my favorite foods (at this point, I should honestly just call it a food group), and I don’t want anyone to feel like they have to miss out on eating it.  Although I’m not on the keto diet, I really love this ice cream too!

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How To Make Keto Ice Cream

As mentioned, you only need 4 ingredients to make the recipe… or 5 if you want to turn it into chocolate keto ice cream!

You simply stir everything together, and then either churn it in an ice cream maker OR freeze the mixture in ice cube trays (which can be purchased for as little as 2 dollars at most grocery stores or home stores such as Bed Bath Beyond).

Then blend the frozen ice cubes in a Vitamix or thaw enough to blend in a food processor or regular blender. I like to scoop it out with an ice cream scoop for that authentic ice cream shape.

The recipe is based on my Coconut Ice Cream Recipe, so if you’re not following the keto diet, you can absolutely feel free to use your favorite sweetener (sugar, maple syrup, etc.), and it still works.

To make the ice cream keto, use xylitol, a low-glycemic and natural sugar alternative with 40% fewer calories that is absorbed more slowly than sugar and doesn’t have the same effect on insulin or blood sugar levels. (Just like chocolate, raisins, and avocados, it should not be fed to dogs.)

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  • Keto
  • Vegan
  • Paleo
  • Egg Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Sugar Free
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free

Above – watch the video how to make keto ice cream!

Easy Keto Ice Cream Recipe With 4 Ingredients

*If you’d prefer a low fat recipe, I recommend this Banana Ice Cream Recipe.

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Keto Ice Cream Recipe

A dairy free low carb keto ice cream recipe everyone can enjoy, even if you're not on a keto diet.
4.93/5 (108)
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 4 – 5 servings


  • 2 cups canned coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup xylitol erythritol, or sweetener of choice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • optional ingredients for desired flavor


  • Be sure to use full-fat canned coconut milk, not lite or coconutmilk beverage. If desired, you can use the seeds from a vanilla bean instead of the extract. To make the keto ice cream: Stir together the milk, sweetener, salt, and vanilla extract. If you have an ice cream machine, simply churn according to manufacturer’s directions. Or to make it without an ice cream machine, freeze the mixture in ice cube trays, then blend the frozen cubes in a high-speed blender such as a Vitamix OR thaw them enough to then blend in a food processor or regular blender. Eat as-is, or freeze an hour or so for a firmer texture. Due to not having any preservatives or stabilizers, the keto ice cream is best the day it’s made, but you can technically freeze leftovers up to a month and thaw before serving.
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Published on June 11, 2018

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  1. Claudine says

    i really love this Keto Ice Cream recipe. . . . . but where can i find the macros? (I am a newbie on Keto diet, and i want to check and count the calories, carbs, protein, fat….etc.) 😊

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi, nutrition facts are always listed for Katie’s recipes if you click the “view nutrition facts” link under the recipe ingredients and instructions 🙂

  2. Luke Cripps says


    I made this last night, I will be giving it a go tonight!

    Is it 2.6 net carbs per serving or 4.4?


  3. J says

    It tastes so much like coconut eventhough I added 4 tsp coffee emulco.. help! I would like to make a coffee flavour and a dark chocolate flavour. It’s hard to get our hands on almond milk while coconut milk is easily available.

  4. Jay Valenzuela says

    5 stars! I find your Keto recipe blog very insightful! This is the best Fitness & Healthy Info Blog I’ve read so far! I read it everyday

  5. Melody says

    The coconut flavor, the easy instructions and minimal ingredients makes this my fave ice cream of all time. I added keto candied pecans and in heaven. Will be my go to recipe from now on! Thank you.

  6. MsFitz says

    I bought a dash single serving ice cream maker. I used your recipe and it turned out amazing. I look forward to making more of your recipes. Thanks!!!

  7. Rebecca says

    Very creamy. But, I made with 1/3 C Swerve, and it tasted far too sweet, or maybe not sweet but bad. I couldn’t ever make or eat it again.
    Is there some other sweetener I should use or different amount?

  8. Feda says

    Sorry for the auto correct mistake.
    Hi. What are the nutri values (fat, protine, net carb) for this icecream recipe? I need to keep track of my intakes. Thanks

  9. Eric Lamb says

    So this recipe tastes good, but the consistency is meh. Heavy crystallization that would benefit from some alcohol added to the recipe. Froze up like a brick…

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi! Thank you so much for trying it! In general, homemade ice cream is best right out of the blender/machine or only frozen for a half hour or so once made because of the lack of gums, stabilizers, or preservatives in storebought ice cream.

  10. Melody says

    Hi I made this ice cream for the first time and it came out fantastic! Just made again and doubled the batch, mixed ingredients and fat from the milk solidified at top while churning. There that batch out and tried immediately after with another batch of coconut milk same results!!?? I reread recipe thinking I forgot something but didn’t. When you watch video, u add another milk in addition to written recipe, is this where I went wrong? Had no issues with first batch I made? Please advise? Thank you!

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hmm, if it worked as a single version but not double, maybe it just didn’t blend/churn correctly when doubled because the ice cream maker was too full? We’ve never tried a double recipe so honestly don’t know how it would turn out.

      • Melody says

        Hi thanks, for the reply. I immediately tried the single version and same thing happene, the fat solidified at top? Was wondering, per my question in previous comment is it because I didn’t add other milk? The video recipe differs from the written recipe? Thanks

        • CCK Media Team says

          Hi, you can use all coconut milk as long as you use the full amount. What are you doing differently from the first time you made it when it worked?

          • Melody says

            That is what I was trying to gather? I don’t recall watching the video first time which means I didn’t see the additional 1/2 cup milk that is included on the video but not in written recipe.. will try again. thanks, much.

  11. Michele gillespie says

    My boyfriend saw an add on his phone and surprised me with a box delivered with a sample pack 9 pints of KETO icecream I am diabetic and never had anything so delicious with out the carbs thank u

  12. Tracy Barnett says

    Yes!!! This is a keeper! I did add a little less than 1/4 cup cacao powder. So good. Definitely helped with my ice cream addiction

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi, there is a lot of sugar in the cream of coconut product often used to make alcoholic drinks. Actual coconut cream is usually sold near the coconut milk (canned) and the only ingredient is coconut. No sugar 🙂

  13. Kathie says

    Can coconut cream be used instead of coconut milk? I’m really finicky and I prefer Thai Kitchen brand coconut cream over any coconut milk. The coconut flavor is subtle.

  14. Elizabeth says

    I have my ice cream freezing now in ice cube trays. I snuck in a taste and it reminds me of chocolate pudding. I added 1/4 cup cocoa powder. I am so excited to eat this!

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