One of my vices is ice cream. I love it. Especially soft serve ice cream. When I decided to follow the Keto diet, it wasn’t that difficult to not eat sugar, but soft serve, especially in the summer…that was difficult. Sure there are low carb options out there, but there are still ingredients that I would rather not eat. Plus, I am all about making my own food. This way I know exactly what is going into my body every single day. For Fathers Day, the kids and I decided to get their father an ice cream maker. Best. Gift. Ever! Since getting it, we have made ice cream several times and it is so much better than store bought. The Keto ice cream I made last night was, but far, my absolute favorite. The orange cream tastes just like a creamsicle!
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Keto Ice Cream Maker
When we decided to get an ice cream maker for Fathers day, I researched the heck out of them. After having a TON of tabs open, I finally narrowed it down to the brand I wanted. We opted to get this Cuisinart ice cream maker. Not only did it get good reviews, but I liked the shape of it over a couple of the others. Not having a whole lot of space in my kitchen cabinets, the shape of this one fit nicely next to my blender!
Keto Ice Cream - Orange Cream
Delicious and super easy recipe for Keto ice cream. This orange cream ice cream tastes very much like a creamsicle!
- 5 large Egg Yolks
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Swerve
- 1/2 Cup Allulose
- 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or cashew)
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Orange Extract
Place the egg yolks, swerve, and allulose in the 4-cup measuring bowl. Mix with your hand mixer for a few minutes until well mixed, thickened, and a pale yellow color.
Next add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
Follow the directions with your ice cream maker. Place the egg yolk mixture into the ice cream maker and turn it on and let it do it's thing!
Once the ice cream is done, put it in a freezer container and place in the freezer to allow it to harden to your liking.
You can use all Swerve, if you prefer, but the Allulose is what keeps the ice cream soft.
How Does This Ice Cream Compare to Non Low Carb?
For starters, it tastes better! Allulose and Swerve are my two favorite sweeteners to use. They both taste amazing and Allulose does not affect your blood sugar at all! But the best part is, this Keto ice cream is only 3-4 carbs per serving, where as regular ice cream is 25+ carbs per serving. Wouldn’t you rather know what all of the ingredients are in your ice cream AND not have it affect your blood sugar? To me that is the definition of guilt free dessert!
EEK! Raw Eggs!
When I was looking at a bunch of homemade ice cream recipes, I noticed that they called for raw eggs. At first, I was determined to find one that did not call for raw eggs. The first thing I noticed was that those recipes didn’t have the reviews I was looking for. My next step was to figure out if it was safe to eat this. After doing a lot of reading, I have determined that for ME, I am not afraid to eat the raw egg yolks in this recipe. If you are not sure of it, you can heat the milk and heavy cream up and slowly pour that into the egg yolk mixture while stirring. You can also heat the entire thing up on low while mixing, allowing it to fully get cold, and then placing it in your ice cream maker. I haven’t done this method.