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Keto Ice Cream

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

Low Carb Ice Cream

This creamy keto ice cream is absolutely delicious!

Serve in bowls, ice cream cones, or on top of Keto Cheesecake.

Without question, the most popular request I’ve been getting from readers in the past few months has been for more low carb and keto recipes.

You definitely do not need to be on a ketogenic diet, or any special diet at all, to enjoy this homemade and no sugar ice cream.

With just four ingredients, endless customization options to make different flavors, and the same luxurious creaminess of regular dairy ice cream, what’s not to love???

Also try these Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Keto Ice Cream Recipe in a vitamix blender

Vanilla or chocolate keto ice cream

The vanilla keto ice cream recipe is listed below. You can use either pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste. Or scrape out the seeds of one vanilla bean.

To make chocolate ice cream, simply stir in one fourth cup of regular unsweetened cocoa powder along with the other ingredients. That’s it!

You can also recreate your favorite Halo Top, Rebel, or Enlightened ice cream flavors at home. Turn the basic keto ice cream recipe into unlimited new flavors, simply by experimenting with different extracts and add-ins.

Stir in diced strawberries to make strawberry ice cream, pecans and butter extract for butter pecan, half a teaspoon of instant coffee, a handful of shredded coconut, or pure peppermint extract and chopped dark chocolate to get mint chocolate chip.

Readers also love this Chocolate Keto Cake

Above, watch the step-by-step keto ice cream recipe video

Keto Ice Cream Recipe

Sugar free ice cream ingredients

You need just four ingredients for this recipe: coconut milk, sweetener of choice (such as xylitol or erythritol), pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

Be sure to look for full fat canned coconut milk, not lite coconut milk or the cartons of coconutmilk beverage sold in the dairy case. I have not tried substituting heavy cream.

Sugar free options that work well for the sweetener include granulated erythritol or 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.)

If you’re not counting carbs or watching sugar intake, you can absolutely feel free to use your favorite all purpose sweetener, such as sugar, honey, or pure maple syrup.

I have not tried allulose or stevia in this frozen dessert and therefore cannot personally recommend it here. Be sure to report back if you experiment.

The recipe is based on my Avocado Ice Cream and Coconut Ice Cream

Ice Cream Spoon

How to make keto ice cream

Stir together the milk, sweetener of choice, salt, and pure vanilla extract. If making chocolate ice cream, stir in the cocoa powder too.

If you have an ice cream maker, prepare the machine according to the manual specific to your brand and model. (Some models need to be frozen ahead of time.)

Churn according to manufacturer’s instructions. I have a Cuisinart ice cream machine, which takes around fifteen minutes to make ice cream.

For a no churn version without an ice cream maker, freeze the mixture in ice cube trays, which can be purchased for as little as two dollars at most grocery stores or home stores like Bed Bath Beyond.

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

Vegan Ice Cream

The homemade keto ice cream recipe can be vegan, paleo, egg free, dairy free, low carb, sugar free, soy free, and gluten free.

If you are looking for a low fat or fat free frozen dessert recipe, I recommend this creamy Banana Ice Cream or my favorite Lemon Sorbet.

How to Make Keto Ice Cream (Chocolate or Vanilla)
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Keto Ice Cream

A dairy free low carb keto ice cream recipe everyone can enjoy, even if you're not on a keto diet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 4 – 5 servings
5 from 375 votes


  • 2 cups canned coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup erythritol, xylitol, 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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  1. Natasha @ Thoughts of Tradition says

    I love this recipe because of its simplicity. I’m no longer keto but I still would love to try this. I really hope you’re planning to post more ice cream recipes in the future, it’s one of my favorite foods as well!
    You probably get this question a lot on your high-fat recipes, but would it be possible to substitute coconut cream for the full-fat milk, or would it turn out differently?
    Thank you and have a wonderful Monday.

  2. OH LA LAKTES says

    That recipe arrives at just the right time. It’s about 31 degrees here and just yesterday I said that I would do anything for a bowl of ice cream. But as we’re sticking to a keto lifestyle I thought that indulging in a bowl of ice cream would not be an option. So YAY to this recipe!


  3. Debbie G says

    I can not wait to try this. Ice cream is my biggest downfall.
    Now, if I could only find a substitute for eggs I would be set. I am allergic to them and that makes keto difficult, but I keep trying. Thanks

  4. Laura says

    I AM So sad you have decided to promote keto diet. This is not a way of life I see as sustainable or long term healthy. It is coincidentally keto and if I had not studied the science more in depth than most I would buy in. I see less health long term being in Ketoacidosis. It is a fad, and not for me long term.

    • Natalie says

      Hi Laura, just reading your comment and I feel the need to reply to let you know that ketogenic diets and ketoacidosis are completely different states in the body. If you have indeed read as much as you claim, I’m sure you’re aware that ketosis or a state of burning fat for fuel, is not even similar to a state of ketoacidosis seen mostly in type 1 diabetics.

      A state of ketoacidosis is dangerous for more reasons than having ketones present in your body. When a diabetic is in a state of ketoacidosis or DKA, they have high blood sugar (uncontrollable with exogenous insulin) AND ketones in the blood. Not only does this mean that their high blood glucose can affect nerves and organs, but it also causes an increase in the amount of acid in the blood- further complicating their body’s homeostasis (or natural state of being). Most healthy individuals who are in ketosis due to a LCHF diet do not have high blood sugar at the same time as they are consuming increased amounts of fat.

      I think it’s important to let you know that it’s great that you shared your opinion but I do think that perhaps you may need a bit more education on ketosis vs. ketoacidosis. Cheers!

      • Jane says

        Well said and thank you! People read “keto” and assume it’s ketoacidosis. I suppose being a 35 year diabetic I knew the difference. Ketogenic eating is a wonderful way of eating for people trying to lose as well as diabetics!

      • kristi says

        Thank you. I had a diabetic dietician steer me wrong on this for 2 years. (Kept gaining on their diet plan, my endocrinologist kept upping my insulin so I read everything I could and Ive come to my own conclusion. Ive cut in half my insulin and so far..lost 12 pounds in one month.i feel better in 2 years since my cancer treatment killed my pancreas. Stage4 4 lung cancer survivor. Breast cancer survivor. Diabetic contender. My head is clear for the first time in a very long time.
        Im using nuts, full fats..meats, soups veggies. I also have gastrophresis no raw veggies..but cooked I soups are a must. Had stir fry cabbage onion shrimp with butter tonight.
        Ive bern on ompresole proton prohibiter..which I went off because 1. Caused me to have sibo ane 2. Caused me to have pneumonia seversl times a year. The sibo, intestinal distress was hideous, I got told by my last primary I would pretty much have to live with this, my homeopathic Doctor said no, the antibiotics from pneumonia treatment plus my multiple contrasts test (ive lost count) messed everything up. Eating clean is amazing..goes against everything ive bern taught snd convinced it wouldn’t work…till I tried it. So any doubters, educate yourselves.

        • Kristi says

          I made this ice cream..added ice in my bleder and it was yummy. I do have a I’ve cream freezer will do that soon. I also have dark chocolate cocoa worked wonderfully. Thank you for adding me!

        • Josephine B says

          Kristi, thank you for you input and I’m sorry to hear of your medical history, but it’s people like you putting it out there that others can see and read that they don’t have to be left in the out-bounds of enjoying a part of life – EATING – Glad to hear that you’re doing better now with all of your changes. I have a very dear friend that’s going through a similar problem and I’ve mentioned to her about the Keto “menu” (as I call it) as hubby and I have been on it for just over 12 months now and love it. We’ll certainly enjoy these ice cream recipes that Katie is preparing for us.

        • Lisa says

          This is a bit late, but glad to hear you got knowledge and educated yourself as to the truths and myths the “professionals” use. It can be an amazing journey if we just know a bit about things ourselves. I have had many many misdiagnoses by supposed “professionals”. Congrats on your new health!!

      • Wanda says

        So true Natalie.
        Sometimes people jump to conclusions and really have no idea what a keto diet is.
        I’m living the keto lifestyle and feel great, no more prediabetes and joint pain etc. etc.
        Plus I’ve lost heaps of weight, even without trying, just living the keto way of life.

      • Mark McDonald says

        This is incorrect. Please reference people who have been in ketosis for over 40 years. Please reference hundreds of peer reviewed research articles published in reputable national journals (see: national institute of health online database). It is certainly not for everyone, but it is not dangerous for the general population. Anything labeled “keto” can be magically incorporated into the SAD diet instead of you would prefer. You could make this ice cream and top it off with lots chocolate syrup or eat it after a nice big pizza and Coca Cola for example. It’s really in the choice of the person eating the food at the end of the day.

        • Jamie says

          I would much rather see people GET OFF all their processed foods and eat wholesome real food. Using fat for fuel gives me greater mental clarity, energy and helps me control my weight. I do limit my dairy as much as possible and no toxic processed meats. I know people in their 70s and 80s who have embraced the Keto way of eating, they are much healthier than those still on the high sugar/carb program.

      • DHart says

        Totally agree! I’m a mom of a T1D son and I’m doing the Keto thing for a while. Two very different things : ketosis vs ketoacidosis!!

      • Darlene Baillie says

        Thank you…..I was trying to say the same thing. My granddaughter is type 1 and I know what ketoacidosis is. I have been in ketosis since Nov 25 2019 and my colitis of 15 yrs is gone…my fibromyalgia is pretty much non existent and the fatty enzymes in my liver are gone. I have lost 67 lbs and went from a size 24 to a 12. I am the healthiest I have ever been. My husband is off all meds as am I and we are 60 and 56. Yay keto and I educated myself but my dr was also behind it.

      • Jess says

        5 stars
        Right??!! I work in healthcare and know several diabetics who have been advised to follow keto diets FOR their diabetes lol people should really do their research before making such a public display of ignorance lol!!

    • Ken says

      Laura, you yourself not being an expert nor having done any scientifically backed researched yourself are not qualified to tell people that things are unhealthy or a “fad.” Many have been on kept for years with great success. Like everything, it must be approached intelligently.

      • Janet Frank says

        5 stars
        I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic for 33 years. Hated the word diet and broke the rules and ate carbs constantly. Insulin requirements went up constantly too. At my last visit with my endocrinologist, I mentioned that I’d sure like to lose some weight. I had gained 75 pounds over the last 20 years. He suggested the keto diet, and I, of course, blew him off. Then my son found a spot on his liver (benign thankfully), and needed to lose weight. I challenged him and decided to try the keto diet. I am SO impressed with it! Great wholesome foods, no processed food, delicious meals and recipes! I’ve lost 14.5 pounds in 22 days! Feel fantastic! Haven’t been hungry or had cravings for sweets! Should have listened to him in the first place!

    • Jon says

      Hello, “Laura”;
      Actually, I don’t know what sources you’re referencing but you obviously have confused the KETOGENIC diet with the medical condition “diabetic ketoacidosis”, which is a complication of type 1 diabetes.
      It is a common mistake.
      Unless you are a type 1 diabetic, ketoacidosis almost never happens.
      The keto diet is actually a VERY healthy way to live, with greatly reduced chances of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, &x cancer, because all of those are byproducts of or complications from excess carbohydrate consumption.
      Do your self a favor; REALLY research the keto diet. You might find out it’s the best possible choice for you.
      Hopefully helpful.
      Have a GREAT day, Neighbor!

    • Michelle says

      My family has been on Keto for over a year now. I’ve lost 110lbs and my husband has lost 70. Trust me, it’s sustainable. My bloodwork and overall heath is fantastic.

      • Sterling says

        My bloodwork also significantly improved in combination of an analysis of my DNA. Pre and post whole-food low carb diet with intermittent fasting at the beginning to assist the body in fat-adaptation. It’s only a year later, and my wife’s PCOS is gone, we maintain extremely health stable weights, and a long list of other improvements that would take up the entire page. And with my wife’s fertility improvements without medication or surgery, we are expecting our first daughter in 3 months.

        I got a blood analysis pre and during, once a month, wore a CGM through Levels, and checked my blood ketones 2 times a day, and tracked my sleep. The improvements across the board of starting low carb with fasting at first, and then just low carb whole foods after that for myself anecdotally was pretty obvious that it worked for me. My liver markers significantly improved as well.

        I don’t do the fasting anymore, I just stick to whole food and small ingredient lists and prioritizing protein. I look like I work out daily but I don’t, and I look better at 30 than I know I looked at 16.

        I don’t care what diet people choose, but whole foods with healthy fats and high in protein are a lot better than the Standard American Diet of processed factory garbage that adhere to the ADA and DOA’s food pyramid.

        Enjoying tasty foods, such as this recipe with 4 ingredients, and the sweetener could also be Allulose (which agrees with me), is a definite step in the right direction. It’s a million times better than what you’d read on the back of a Ben and Jerry’s label that’s for sure.

    • Lindsey says

      You clearly have not studied the science of keto at all if you think the goal is to get into ketoacidosis. Stick with what you know. I’m sure your opinion was greatly needed and apprecuated.

    • A.G. says

      This is just so wrong Laura. You obviously didn’t do any actual research. There’s far too much to list here, but here’s hoping you’ve decided to actually learn about what you’ve criticized since posting this before telling people it’s an unhealthy “fad”. I’ve been eating keto for 3 years. Lost over 100lbs, and ALL of my Hashimoto’s symptoms have disappeared. According to my blood tests I’ve been in total remission for over two and half years, and I’ve felt healthier and happier in the last three years than I have the entire rest of my life. There are millions who have been on this diet for years, so it’s obviously sustainable, and I can’t tell you how tired I am of people who haven’t even bothered to learn about the diet telling me I’m just engaging in a “fad”. Plastic lace chokers were a “fad”. Pet rocks were a “fad”. A years long lifestyle that results in ultimate health and total remission of an autoimmune disease is NOT a “fad”.

      • Darlene says

        AG thank you so much for talking about your Hashimoto’s. I was diagnosed with it last year when I finally begged my doctor to do a more thorough test of my thyroid. It has been a nightmare with all the symptoms I have been going through plus the doctors have me on pain medication that I want to stop and I am at my wits end trying to get someone to help me.
        I am grateful that now I have an opportunity to try the Keto diet to get the Hashimoto’s in remission. Maybe in the mean time I can find help to stop taking the pain medication. Thank you again. Darlene

    • Teri says

      Ketosis is NOT Ketoacidosis. Benign nutritional ketosis is a controlled, insulin regulated process which results in a mild release of fatty acids and ketone body production in response to either a fast from food, or a reduction in carbohydrate intake. Ketoacidosis is driven by a lack of insulin in the body.

    • Cam says


      You should get your facts straight before passing comment.
      A Ketogenic Diet does NOT put the body into a state of Ketoacidosis. The body goes into a state of Ketosis where it burns Keytones created by carbohydrate restriction and increased healthy fat intake for energy rather than excess glucose that the standard American diet produces through a gross over-consumption of carbohydrates.
      As a Type 2 Diabetic who was diagnosed after I went into Diabetic Keto acidosis and rushed to the ICU (before I ever even knew what Keto was) and someone who has completely controlled blood sugar levels and lost almost 100lbs following a Keto lifestyle, I have first hand experience of the difference between the two.
      Please do your research before you demonize anyone’s lifestyle choices. Otherwise you just come across as uneducated and narrow-minded.

    • Amanda says

      I am an ER nurse and a Type 1 diabetic, I am EXTREMELY familiar with DKA (diabetic Keto Acidosis) as it is one of the primary causes for death in type 1 diabetics. DKA and the ketosis you are in with the keto diet are NOT THE SAME! Keto is an amazing diet, especially for those who are diabetic. Managing blood sugar is the single most important thing to decreasing complications and living a longer life.

    • Lewis says

      It seems as though you may misunderstand what the keto diet is about. Following this diet for more than a year, I have lost more than 100 pounds, corrected my dependency on statins for high blood pressure and eliminated the need for daily doses of medication for acid reflux. I have far more energy, better mental clarity, and my blood chemistry has self-corrected from borderline diabetic to normal in every respect. The keto diet doesn’t induce keto acidosis, which is a dangerous medical condition typically occuring in uncontrolled Type 1 diabetes; instead, it supports ketosis, which is a safe state in which the body switches to using fat for fuel instead of glucose (from carbohydrates). Done correctly, the keto diet is perfectly sustainable even for vegans..

    • Elise James says

      Hi, Laura and Friends,
      The keto diet means very different things to different people. Many people with multiple sclerosis, myself included, use a version that has a LOT of leafy green veggies and other nutrition dense berries and vegetables. For example, The Wahls Protocol ( and Ketotarian ( which is my favorite due to its many vegetarian and vegan recipes. These diets do not include dairy products, legumes, or sugar and the Ketotarian ones only include seafood but no meat. Sign up for the email list for either and you’ll get free recipes! Happy eating!

    • Michelle says

      Due to having so many food sensitivities and allergies, along with inflammation issues and autoimmune disorders, this is a way of life for me and many other people. Maybe there were some things you left out in your studies because this is the only way I can eat and therefore, it is sustainable. I’ve been Keto for almost 2 years and I feel better at 40 than I did in my 20’s.

    • Darlene Baillie says

      You do not go into ketoacidosis. My granddaughter is a type 1 diabetic and she goes into ketoacidosis when her sugar levels are too high and she produces ketones. Not good, you are right. BUT I have been in KETOSIS for 10 months now and have healed my body from colitis, fibromyalgia and fatty liver disease. Ketosis is when you have LOWblood sugar and produce ketones. This is when your body burns fat for fuel instead of carbs.

    • Janice says

      Explain then how seizure patients live long term and seizure free or almost that on the keto diet, which is how the keto diet started. There is a lot of evidence to support eating keto. Ketoacidosis is not the same as ketosis – you didn’t study very hard. Natalie was very gracious in her reply – but honestly being preachy on a recipe website is really annoying.

    • Kim says

      Don’t believe in KETO? Then simply pass on by! You’re entitled to your opinion, but WHY would you waste everyone’s time reading a post that is clearly KETO, and subjecting everyone to your disapproval of KETO, Karen? And obviously you haven’t read enough on the subject because you are confusing ketosis with ketoacidosis.

  5. Bowdy says

    Thanks for the recipe Katie. It is definitely a task sifting through all the info on keto diet. Lots of stuff on how to start the diet. I’m thinking results come from sticking to it and “finishing” the diet, aka changing lifestyle. I’ve found with other things that having a mentor is crucial. It creates accountability and reminds you that you really are on the right track!

  6. Leila Kennedy says

    As a diabetic and lactose intolerant, this is the only way I can eat ice cream. I add unsweetened cocoa and extra aspartame to make a wonderful chocolate ice cream, then I add chopped up bananas or 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract – yum! Or instead of chocolate, I add lemon and peppermint extracts, together. Great! For the serious chocoholics, melt some dark chocolate in the microwave and add that to the unsweetened cocoa – incredible!

    • Marykays1 says

      Leila, your post is quite old and maybe you have learned this by now…… But aspartame is quite toxic. Please use non-GMO erythritol instead. Zero carbs without the side effects …. Found in such products as as Lakanto or Swerve.

  7. Cassie Autumn Tran says

    Coconut is a ketogenic’s best friend. It’s definitely a favorite of mine when it comes to ice cream! I really want to try making my own soymilk ice cream–that would be delicious!

  8. Pragya says

    Thanks for this easy recipe! I am no longer in keto but will surely try this recipe. Is this ice cream possible if I use almond milk instead?

  9. Ashley Dense says

    This looks so good! I currently have light coconut milk, which I purchased by mistake. I know with keto I need to eat full fat but it has less than one carb per 1/3 cup. Also, how big of a can do I need?

    One last question: The nutrition facts state that one serving is over 7 carbs. Unfortunately that’s too many carbs for me on Keto as far as dessert. Is it over 7 carbs because it isn’t accounting for net carbs with the use of erythritol? Thanks!

    • Jason Sanford says

      Yup, carbs were counted without accounting for net carbs. Can size is 13.5oz or so (standard), definitely need the full fat one for the ice cream to taste creamy

  10. Robyn says

    I’m sorry if I missed it what is used to make the chocolate version please?
    Thank you I love your recipes!!!

  11. Val says

    What happens if I use coconut milk beverage instead of canned ? 🙁

    I want to make it now but it’s all I have

  12. Alyssa says

    I’m excited to try this recipe because I miss ice cream so much! This comment is for anyone that is here looking for Keto recipes. Xylitol is NOT a great sugar sub for Keto. It negatively impacts ketones and it spikes your blood glucose levels. If you don’t watch Keto Connect on youtube I really recommend checking them out. Here is a video they made comparing the different sweeteners: You can fast forward to 8:45 for Xylitol results, they labeled it as a no-go sweetener.

  13. Eklutna says

    Two comments: first of all, I’ve only discovered your site recently because (a) I. no longer eat refined sugar, and (b) after a year of no ice cream, I bought an ice cream maker and am making maple syrup sweetened ice cream, with varied success, which brings me to my comments/questions: first, this recipe calls for xylitol or erythritol, and as a person with three dogs, may I just mention that dogs can be killed by consuming xylitol. For this reason, I don’t use it, because they adore ice cream, and I can’t resist giving them a little occasionally…and I might forget. This is important!! Second: I keep reading coconut milk ice cream recipes (and others as well) that jump up and down and insist that these recipes makes this amazing, creamy ice cream, and….it doesn’t. I have made ice cream with coconut milk (full-fat) And coconut cream and it is usually icy, if delicious. Not creamy. Same for my one or two forays into making dairy ice cream to see how that would work. All of it is full of ice crystals and while it may be delicious, creamy it is not, although ice cream made with cashews and plant milk does pretty well. My theory is that commercial ice cream is filled with chemicals and stabilizers and the like, and is therefore what we call creamy. All the ice cream I have made with my Cuisinart ice cream maker freezes hard as a rock, and again–while it may be delicious, it is NOT creamy. Is it possible that I’m doing something wrong? I can’t see that I’m doing anything differently from the various vegan and/or dairy recipes I’ve seen. I’ve used both maple sugar and maple syrup for sweetening, as well as occasionally coconut sugar. My most successful ice cream has been made with plant milk and maple syrup. Getting everything as cold as possible before freezing helps, of course, but it is NEVER creamy. Thoughts?

    • Heather Nunn says

      Your post is fairly old but I’m new to Katie’s site. Wondering if you’ve tried allulose as a sweetener for ice cream? It doesn’t freeze rock hard like erythritol. And a 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum might also help with the creaminess.

  14. Amanda says

    I have made this recipe several times now and my family loves it! Hubby is doing a weightloss program and this is really a treat for him. Freeze in popsicle molds and Kids love it too. I make them chocolate and they taste like fudgesicles. But the last two times its really grainy with the coconut fats in the milk after blending and freezing. The first few times it was perfect.Im pretty sure i used the same kind of coconut milk. Any idea what might be happening?? Thank you

  15. Kelley says

    Would it be possible to use almond milk instead of coconut? I did read most of the comments and didn’t see anything about that, but may have missed so apologize if I did.


  16. Amber M. says

    New to Keto here, but it’s working well & id like to avoid derailing. Where can I find the nutrition info on this? The way I prepped it (&added 100%cocoa powder), MyFitness Pal is registering 1/6 of the recipe as over 26 carbs. Obviously I’m doing something wrong. Is granular swerve a bad choice of sweetener after all?

  17. Necklie Geoge says

    The Atkins Diet is an amazing weight loss diet plan that helps you lose weight without counting calories. You can lose as much as 10 to 30 pounds in the first month on atkins diet meal plan of meat, fish, eggs, cheese, good carbs and good fats!

  18. Nickie says

    Katie, you’ve done it again! 😀
    Years ago, for 6 weeks, I had to go gluten & dairy free to reduce brain inflammation. I was distraught over the condition, but also over the drastic dietary changes I needed to make. I stumbled upon your website & it was so awesome! Not only was every recipe dairy free, you also always tried to make allowances for people trying to avoid gluten or sugar. Your cashew ice cream & black bean brownies helped get me through! Lol
    Now, my husband and I are trying the Keto lifestyle, which has allowed us to lose a combined weight of about 75lbs, and my husband is no longer diabetic! Things are going well, so my mother-in-law has decided to try it, but she doesn’t do well with dairy, so she’s had some difficulty finding recipes. Tonight I decided to check your website, & sure enough, you have a whole section with Keto-friendly recipes!
    I refer gluten/dairy-free/vegetarian/vegan friends to your website constantly. Now I can refer my Keto friends here too. 🙂
    Thanks for trying to help so many, and cater to a variety of dietary restrictions!!

  19. Chloe says

    Can you use almond milk instead of coconut? I prefer almond milk to coconut(although It is nice to find a recipe with coconut milk as my brother is allergic to almonds.)

  20. Chloe says

    Can I use almond milk instead of coconut? I much prefer almond milk to coconut milk ( although it is nice to find a recipe that uses coconut milk as my brother is allergic to almonds )

  21. Lindsey says

    Ummm…I love this! So good. I was wondering what brand of coconut milk you used. There is no fiber in my coconut milk and I am guessing that it is not coming from the vanilla and sweetener. ? Thank you so much. Delicious!

    • Jason Sanford says

      Good question! I just plugged this recipe into the Verywell Fit calorie calculator online (formerly Calorie Count) because your question made me curious as well, and it shows coconut milk as being the source of the fiber. So maybe they are basing it off fresh coconut milk? Coconut, itself, has a lot of fiber, so if you blend it to make your own homemade coconut milk, I guess that would probably be what they’re getting it from. Jason

  22. Eliza says

    DO you use the fat at the top of the can, or poke a hole and just use the milk? I just put a can in the blender with the milk and top, hard fat/oil layer on top and it’s not blending. Should I heat it slightly? Guessing I should not strain it off as I want the fat content for the ice cream. Just read through all the comments and don’t see anything about this. Please advise. I have a can of Trader Joes 100% coconut milk. Thanks!

    • Carly says

      Eliza- I have struggled with Trader Joe’s coconut milk before. It’s grainy and separates… use simple truth or something other than the Trader Joe’s brand!!

  23. Eliza says

    I’m all set. I heated the mixture slightly on the stove top. All incorporated. (The interior of my house is below 70 degrees. LOL!)

  24. Moon says

    Made this last night in our Cuisinart ice cream maker, and it came out incredible! We used Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener instead of Xylitol (we’ve read that it spikes sugar a little bit), and served it with some keto chocolate sunflower butter brownie cookies that we baked alongside the ice cream. SOOO GOOD!!

    Question: How much cocoa (or cacao) powder would you recommend adding to the recipe for chocolate ice cream?

    • Jason Sanford says

      I don’t think so at all! But you can make it a mint chocolate version if you want to add a little pure peppermint extract, and then it DEFINITELY wouldn’t taste like coconut because the mint would hide that. But still, I don’t think the original version tastes like coconut. (On the other hand, if you DO want a coconut flavor, just add a little coconut extract.)

  25. JFC says

    I’m looking at the nutrition label info for this recipe, and see that by using full-fat coconut milk it ends up with one serving containing almost 17 grams of saturated fat that alone is 85% of an adult’s daily allowance.

    I understand the value and attraction of offering up low sugar recipes for all kinds of different reasons. But to talk about “healthy” recipes and then offer up one serving of an ice cream recipe that contains almost the same amount of saturated fat as two entire Big Mac hamburgers (8g sat fat each) seems very wrong!

    How about some ice cream recipes that are not heavy on sugar and also NOT laden with saturated fat, which isn’t healthy by anyone’s definition. If I want that much saturated fat in my diet, I’ll go and buy Ben and Jerry’s…

      • JFC says

        Thanks for the prompt reply… I do understand you’re catering to an audience with varying diet/nutrition objectives. But I think, 17g of saturated fat per serving is A LOT by any dietary standard. Cheers!

        • mandrake11 says

          JFC – yes…it is high in fat…because it is Keto.
          The Keto diet, by definition is not only just low sugar/low carb, but high fat.

  26. Brigitte says

    Hello. I’ve been wondering. If real ice cream is made with
    cream, eggs and sugar. Couldn’t you still use same
    authentic ingredients just replace sugar?

  27. Suzie says

    Hey Katie,
    I don’t know much about the Keto diet, but this ice cream is fabulous! I can’t wait for summer to try this recipe… 🙂

  28. Cherie says

    First, you can’t just say ‘salt’ for keto. Keto only allows certain salts. No table salt! All salts taste diff So when salt is added to a keto recipe it needs to be listed as a specific salt! When I read ‘salt’ in a recipe, i automatically think table salt. Himilayin salt is keto, but doesn’t taste like table salt.
    Also, why not use heavy whipping cream instead? I don’t/ can’t use coconut cream / milk.

    • Emily Mascord says

      Is coconut milk even keto friendly at all? Most keto guides I’m reading says coconut cream is keto grade A but coconut milk is to be limited as it has more carbs. Wondering if swapping the coconut milk out with the cream would work in terms of texture? Anyone?

  29. JoAnne says

    anybody have a recipe for low carb cones to go with this? LOL. going to get some coconut milk today. ice cream is a weaknes for me

  30. Shanae says

    Is placing the mixture in ice cubes and then blending the ice cubes the best way? Just wondering what’s the different between doing that and just pouring it all in a pan and freezing it that way 🙂

  31. Alicia says

    I am allergic to coconut so Keto is proving difficult. Is there a suitable substitute for ice cream?

  32. Rayne says

    What is a serving size? 1/2 cup or 1 cup? And is a single serving 184 calories? Or 184 calories for 5 servings?

  33. Zoe says

    so delicious, rich, and creamy!! I made the vanilla ice cream, which of course also has a strong coconut flavor but I LOVE coconut. I used granulated Swerve for the sweetener and only used 1/4 cup instead of 1/3 cup and it was still really sweet! I also added way more vanilla than the recipe called for but that’s what I like. I have a cuisinart ice cream maker and churned it in that for 30+ minutes while scraping the sides pretty frequently, then transferred to a glass Tupperware to freeze. While the ice cream was churning I made Keto chocolate fudge brownies from While the brownies were still warm from the oven I put some in a bowl and topped with the ice cream. It was the best brownie sundae I’ve ever had! Thanks Katie for the amazing recipe!

  34. Crystal says

    I just made this tonight and used stevia and it really taste terrible. This is my first time using stevia or any sweetener that’s not sugar. Any suggestions?? I was really hoping this would work out. Maybe I could omit the sweetener all together? Thanks in advance for anyone who can help!

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hmm what brand of stevia are you using? Brands of that can be really hit or miss!
      I MUCH prefer erythritol for sugar free baking. Have you tried that yet? This is the brand Katie lists in her recipes:

  35. Jennifer says

    Hi! I want to make this but I just realized I only have coconut cream. Can I use this in place of the coconut milk? Do I need to dilute it? I’m not sure what consistency I’m going for. I imagine heavy cream would be the best option for dilution?

  36. Vicky Davis says

    Hi Katie, flavor wise and effort this is a great recipe, but my coconut milk didn’t miss up smoothly, no matter how long I wisked it which let little small lumps in my ice cream. Any suggestions for next time?

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hey Vicky, it should have still gotten smooth in the vitamix… Or did you use a different method? If you used an ice cream machine and for some reason still had lumps (finicky can of coconut milk?), you could always blend the mixture before putting it into the machine and that should work too!

  37. Wuffy says

    I have a big problem with all these keto recipes that use xylitol and similar sugar alcohol sweeteners. They are VERY toxic to dogs. …And don’t tell me to just keep it away from my dog, accidents happen, kids do dumb things and never underestimate the cleverness of a dog that wants to get ahold of something they are not supposed to have.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Well the same could be said for chocolate, avocado, and raisins. All of those things are poisonous to dogs. Unfortunately yes, it means one has to be careful and absolutely should never feed anything to a dog without being sure it’s ok.

    • Fawn Neun says

      If you have a dog, you should know what they can and cannot without everyone publishing recipes for a completely different species being required to add a warning label for you.

  38. Bekah says

    Originally when we made this the coconut was incredibly over powering. But we added some lime juice and boom pina colada. It was delicious. Thanks for an awesome recipe.

  39. Lee-Anne says

    Hi, the keto ice cream looks great, I look forward to trying it. Please put a warning with any recipes that contain xylitol to never share with your pets….xyllitol is deadly to cat’s and dogs. It worries me that there’s no warning about this on many labels, as I know many pet parents share treats or let their pets lick the bowl. Thanks.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi! Honestly it’s just never a good idea to feed people food to dogs in general unless consulting with a vet. The same warning could be said for chocolate, avocado, and raisins. All of those things are poisonous to dogs. Unfortunately yes, it means one has to be careful and absolutely should never feed anything to a dog without being sure it’s ok. LOL with all the chocolate, Katie’s site is not dog friendly even though she is!

  40. Potato says

    This recipe is pretty good, although I used sucralose, and heavy cream.
    One pet peeve of mine is when something is called ice cream, but doesn’t contain any cream, which it must to really be ice cream. This is a nice frozen treat as-is, but it simply isn’t ice cream.

  41. Ben says

    It was only okay. The coconut milk flavor overpowers everything else, as usual. Some kind of heavy cream/almond milk mixture would probably work better as a base.

  42. karen says

    Wow i only wanted to make ice cream! I always look to comments for extra advice but obviously just a bunch of so called Keto experts trying to prove they are right ! There are tons of sites where this conversation can take place i don’t see why it has to be over a recipe for ice cream , makes wanting to prepare food a nightmare!

  43. Jamie says

    I would much rather see people GET OFF all their processed foods and eat wholesome real food. Using fat for fuel gives me greater mental clarity, energy and helps me control my weight. I do limit my dairy as much as possible and no toxic processed meats. I know people in their 70s and 80s who have embraced the Keto way of eating, they are much healthier than those still on the high sugar/carb program.

  44. Fawn Neun says

    Coconut milk comes in 15-ounce cans, so I’ll just have to figure out the proportions for the rest of it. It would be nice if these recipes took the size of commercial packaging into account. Like “3/4 cup pumpkin puree”? Seriously?! You get a can. It’s 15 ounces. Who is going to save the leftover and unknown amount of pumpkin puree?

    • Heather Nunn says

      Hi Fawn,
      I know this is an old post but I’m new to Katie’s site. I freeze leftover pumpkin puree in silicone muffin cups, then remove the silicone, and bag the frozen pumpkin. They’re more or less a 1/2 cup each and I mostly use them for pumpkin spice smoothies.
      Just unsweetened almond milk, plain yogurt, frozen pumpkin, vanilla, and pie spice. Yum!

  45. 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 🙂

  46. 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?


  47. 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.

  48. 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

  49. 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.

  50. 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!!!

  51. 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?

  52. 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

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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

  56. 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 🙂

  57. 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.

  58. 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!

  59. Gina says

    Please explain how this is only 4.4g carbs. I want to make it, but when I calculate it in my app, it is way over that. Thanks

  60. Cia says

    Hi guys! I was wondering how I can make this a chocolate ice cream? What do I add? And how much of it? I’m new to this😋

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi Beth, do you mean right out of the blender, or that leftovers the next day were hard? What method did you use to make it?

      • Beth P says

        I put it in an ice cream maker. The day I made it it was soupy. So after it 24hrs in the freezer it was rock hard. Did I do it completely wrong?

  61. Marge says

    5 stars
    This is the best keto ice cream recipe I’ve tried so far. Last week I made one with heavy cream and it just wasn’t creamy. I also saw one with condensed milk and artificial thickeners. This one is so easy and very creamy. Five star recipe for sure!

  62. Abby says

    I’m wondering… the recipe shows 2 cans of coconut milk. However, the video shows 1 can of coconut milk and 1 cup of coconut milk from a carton. I followed the video recipe and it’s running in my ice cream freezer now. It’s been there for close to an hour and is showing almost no sign of freezing.

  63. Stephanie says

    5 stars
    This recipe looks awesome. When using canned coconut milk does it need to be refrigerated or straight from my pantry?

  64. LindaN says

    Does this taste like coconut?
    If so, do you think 1 cup each of almond milk and heavy whipping cream would work as a substitute?

  65. JT says

    What is the size of the coconut milk can in mL ? Also, if using coconut cream (instead of milk), then do I use just the cream part that sits on top of the can? Or do I use the liquid part as well?

  66. Mave says

    5 stars
    Delicious! This is the creamiest keto ice cream I’ve tried from a recipe. It almost rivals storebought without the high price!

  67. Katie says

    5 stars
    This ice cream is the best!! It’s so creamy and indulgent! I’ve tried the strawberry and chocolate versions & I love them both, but how would you tweak it to make lemon ice cream? Thank you 😊 💓

  68. Suzanne Lanoue says

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! Thank you for making it!! I use it all the time. I have to eat gluten-free, dairy-free and low-carb (diabetic), and I really miss ice cream. My husband eats more low-fat, so this week I made your recipe with Silk half-and-half (it’s made from coconut and oat milk). It came out great! I also subbed Equal (my preferred sweetener) for the xylitol and added in decaf coffee granules and cocoa powder. It made half as much as the usual recipe (I guess because there’s not as much cream to get whipped up?), so I’m going to make it again, for sure, as it’s delicious. You can see my photo at

  69. Rosa M Gonzalez says

    5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe I have struggled with my weight all my life 🥹 I have tried so many diets nothing has help so far I really really enjoy the recipes that you post has helped me make better choices instead of the regular food and Buying the products at store (BIG-HELP) and my weight is 225 thank you so much ❤️ God bless

  70. Kim says

    5 stars
    First of all I would like to say that this recipe is not only simple but simply delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
    As well I’m a Type 1 Diabetic (who was misdiagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic for 15 years) and by following a moderate Keto diet I have lowered my blood sugar levels, my dosage of insulins (I’m on two different ones) and lowered my HAC1 from 12 to 6.7 in six months.
    The Diabetic Dietitian told me that she has never had a patient lower their AC1 so quickly in such a short period of time.
    I just want to add that while Keto isn’t (necessary) for everyone it can literally be a lifesaver for others.
    Just as another reviewer mentioned Keto and Ketoacidosis are two entirely different things.
    I should know because I’ve had Ketoacidosis due to being given a med that Type 1 Diabetics shouldn’t be given caused it.

  71. Patty says

    5 stars
    I used frozen strawberries puréed, a little sugar free
    Strawberry glaze, equal parts Allulose & Splenda but could have used all of either one of them! It turned out AWESOME! Like a soft serve ice cream. I did use the heavy whipping cream.

  72. Elfi says

    5 stars
    This. Is. The. Bomb!
    This “ice cream” is scoopable right out of the freezer! No need to thaw for 15 min. before scooping. I added cocoa powder to make a chocolate flavor. Spoon good!
    This will always be my go to recipe for ice cream!! Thank you, Katie!

  73. Janice says

    I just made this, delicious! The fat from the coconut milk clumped together at first so I had to take it out and warm it then put it back in, and I had to get my spoon in there to break a few pieces up while it was churning. Any idea how to prevent that? Seems to act differently than heavy cream. Someone here mentioned using coconut cream, I think next time i will do half coconut milk and half coconut cream. Heading to your website to see what else you got!

  74. Todd says

    I made this recipe using Goya coconut milk and the results were frozen too solid, probably because it had too low fat content. If I were to do it again, I would try using coconut cream, which is like coconut milk but much higher fat content. I wish there were other things to put in there to lower the freezing temperature. I did add 1/4 C cocoa and 1 t espresso powder, so the taste was fine.

  75. Kim says

    5 stars
    I can’t have dairy, and I’m diabetic, so I buy Rebel ice cream. This is not as good, but it’s very good, and probably healthier. I will make more this weekend and use 1/4c instead of 1/3c of Erythritol. After I made it, I added a little orange extract to a small bowlful, and it tasted like a yummy cream sickle. I added a little instant coffee to another bowl and it was pretty good. Think I’ll have to add just a little more next time.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I look forward to making a lot of variations.

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