When this creamy, delicious frozen custard touches your tongue, you are going to feel like you are in food heaven. After a long day, there is nothing better than settling in with a bowl of this frozen flavorful treat. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also super EASY to make too.
Sometimes I just get a craving for a giant bowl of ice cream! Obviously, I am going to eat the stuff that’s filled with preservatives and loaded with refined sugar. So, I wanted to come up with a recipe that the entire family would enjoy while I didn’t have to worry about what was in it. This frozen custard is seriously drool-worthy! It meets all the needs of my cravings while it’s sugar-free. I would say that is a win at my home and it keeps the family happy too.
What Is Frozen Custard?
Frozen custard is not the same as ice cream. Traditional custard recipes have a lot of sugar, milk, and eggs in them. The inclusion of the eggs is a big difference. The texture of the custard is usually a lot denser than typical ice cream too. My recipe is different because it doesn’t have refined sugar in it at all. So you can indulge without worrying about carbs or sugar.
How To Make Frozen Custard
Having an ice cream machine makes making this frozen custard recipe a breeze. Simply give the ingredients a spin in the blender and then pour into the ice cream machine. Twenty minutes later you can eat your custard right from the ice cream machine if you prefer a soft-serve texture. Or freeze it in a separate container until it's scoopable.
Topping Ideas For Frozen Custard
I’m not kidding when I tell you that this frozen custard is terrific just the way it is! However, sometimes you want a little something extra for a topping or a mix-in. Here are some ideas to add even more flavor to your delicious dessert.
- Coconut - If you love coconut, it would make sense to add a sprinkle of toasted coconut to the top of your custard. To toast the coconut, toss it in a dry skillet until the edges brown lightly.
- Nuts - Add your favorite nuts on top for a scrumptious crunchiness! So good!
- Berries - Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries would all be amazing with this frozen custard. It adds a natural sweetness and great flavor.
- Dark Chocolate - Make sure it’s at least 85% dark chocolate and that you don’t go overboard. Enjoy a little bit in moderation, because it’s delicious and having some is good for you.
Can I Make Frozen Custard Dairy-Free?
Yes, you can make this frozen custard recipe dairy-free if you can’t have dairy. All you need to do is replace the whipping cream and milk with cans of coconut milk. You need the coconut milk for the creamy texture, so it can replace the heavy whipping cream. Then you can either use more coconut milk in place of milk or use almond milk if you would rather. Just keep in mind that the flavor and texture will be a little bit different than when you make it as my recipe suggests. It will still taste fantastic, so grab a spoon and dig in!
Is Frozen Custard Better For You Than Ice Cream?
Whether frozen custard is better for you than ice cream can be a little bit tricky to answer. My recipe for frozen custard is reasonably healthy because it doesn’t have sugar added, preservatives of unhealthy ingredients. When it comes to comparing the two if you are eating them at a restaurant, then the custard is probably a little bit healthier at most places. However, it can vary significantly from place to place. The same thing goes for store-bought. They are pretty even when it comes to how they are made.
How Long Is Frozen Custard Good For?
This sugar-free custard will last in the freezer for 2-3 weeks. Typically, it tastes better when it’s initially made, and most of the time everyone will eat it. Then you won’t have anything to save, but every once in awhile, you end up with leftovers.
When you freeze the frozen custard, you should store it in an airtight container. Before serving, let it sit out up to 5 minutes to thaw and then devour!
More Low Carb Ice Cream Recipes:
- 1.5 cup heavy cream
- 1.5 cup reduced carb whole milk (such as Fairlife)
- 4 egg yolks ***
- ½ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 2 teaspoon glycerin ***
- Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.