Sometimes you need a perfect, simple vanilla ice cream. My homemade Keto Vanilla Ice Cream goes well in sundaes, with pie, on top of a warm brownie, and right from the container with a spoon. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I have several recipes that use either sweet cream or vanilla ice cream but I haven't gotten around to sharing my ice cream recipe on its own yet. If you are too adventurous for plain ole vanilla make sure to check out my Sweet Cream Coffee Caramel Ice Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream with a Chocolate Truffle Core, Pecan Praline Ice Cream, and Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanutty Caramel. And the other ten or so ice cream recipes on my blog. Can you tell I like ice cream?
How to make a Keto Ice Cream Sundae
The best thing about this homemade vanilla keto ice cream recipe is you can control the ingredients. This doesn't have any weird add-ins you can't pronounce. I do add a little vegetable glycerin to my ice creams so they stay soft and scoopable in the freezer. That is always optional. If you are patient enough to let your ice cream temper for thirty minutes you can omit it. Patience has never been my strongest virtue.
Or serve this on Keto Apple Crisp for a fall treat!
What ice cream maker should I buy?
My Cuisinart ice cream maker is one of the best investments I have ever made. Those store bought pints of low carb ice creams add up fast AND homemade ice cream tastes so much better. See my favorite ice cream maker HERE.
How to store Keto Vanilla Ice Cream
These leftover pint containers are perfect for storing homemade ice cream. My husband went on a gelato kick a few years back and brought home half a dozen pints at once when these were on sale. And that is why I normally do the grocery shopping.
Raw Egg Yolks in Ice Cream
If you are concerned about using raw egg yolks you can purchase pasteurized eggs or you can temper the ice cream base. I don't do either. I guess I'm a bit of a rebel but I've never gotten sick from raw eggs in ice cream or cookie batter.
Glycerin in Keto Ice Cream
The reason for the glycerin is to keep the keto vanilla ice cream soft enough to scoop. It is optional since it does add a small amount of carbs. If you prefer to leave it you can sub in vodka or let the ice cream sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes before scooping.
Let me know if you try this keto ice cream recipe!
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- 1 ½ cups reduced carb milk or unsweetened almond milk ***
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp 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.