Our health is the greatest gift any of us have, yet so few of us treat it with the respect it deserves. However, it can be hard to constantly eat foods that are healthy without giving in to temptation every now and then. We know that we should stay away from sweets, fats, carbs and so many other things that just taste so good. With that being said, the vast majority does choose just to gorge themselves on food that’s undeniably tasty but also not so great for your overall health and longevity. Sure it tastes amazing as it enters your mouth but the effects of eating poorly will catch up to you eventually. That is something that no one can deny!
As someone once said, man cannot live on cheeseburgers alone (even though you may want to!). The balance of eating well and eating the foods you crave is a tricky one that many people just never seem to get right. YOu have a tempting food in front of you (in fact you have tempting foods around you all the time) so what do you do? Pick the carrot sticks over the cookies? The broccoli over the bowl of chips? Never give in to that homemade slice of cake? Of course not! You have to be able to satisfy your food cravings while also keeping your healthy lifestyle. As you may well know, that is easier said than done.
However, what if there was another way? A better way to maintain your healthy eating routine that will surely benefit you in the long run while also satisfying your immediate unhealthy cravings? What if you could have the desserts you really want while keeping all the health benefits of something that’s actually good for you? What if you could have ice cream that was actually healthy? Wouldn’t that be a dream come true?! Well, as it turns out, you can and here’s how.
WHen you start a new diet or a healthy eating regimen, you will most likely begin to ready labels of foods all the time. Once you start to do this, you will be one of the people who begin to seriously diet and are shocked when they discover what’s really in their food. What are half o those long ingredient names? What are you really ingesting? It can be scary, shocking and certainly eye opening.
When you take the time to actually read your food labels and analyze the ingredients, your first emotion may be happiness as you are on your new diet and not eating that junk any longer. However, label shock includes people who are taking the low-carb approach too and, if this is you, you may have been very sad when you checked that ice cream label and saw how many carbs really are in each serving. Maybe you just realized just how many carbs in ice cream there truly are. It is shocking and sad and puts ice cream out of the reach of your diet. What to do now?! Don’t cry just yet! There is a solution!
Thanks to modern innovations in food science, low-carb ice cream has become increasingly popular and many new types are popping up all the time. That’s right, low carb ice cream- it’s like they made it especially for you! And, we won’t save the best part any longer, there are tons of flavors available for you to try! So you can have ice cream, eat low carb and have a wide variety of options! Dreams do come true…
Low carb ice cream is perfect for anyone looking to satiate their sweet tooth and tame their waistlines at the same time. Of course, it is also perfect for those ice cream fanatics that just can’t survive without a bowl every night and also great for people who just need a quick scoop of ice cream every now and then and aren’t willing to give that up. Whoever invented low carb ice cream was a genius for sure! Such a tasty low-carb food allow you to eliminate temptation, curb cravings, and even teach yourself a bit of cooking if you make your ice cream from scratch (we’ll get into that later!)
What is especially interesting about these low carb, gourmet ice creams is all of the interesting additives that can go into it in addition to the typical ice cream ingredients. While we already mentioned how many flavors of low carb ice cream there are and how many choices you may have at the grocery store (everything from vanilla to strawberry to caramel!), there are also many way to add vitamins and nutrients to ice cream as well.
While not many people are tossing lettuce into their ice cream, they are adding vitamin pre portioned packets to the mix which means ice cream is now a good source of these nutrients. So, not only is the ice cream low carb and therefore sticking to your diet but they are also beneficial to your health! Simply amazing. Thank goodness as this will make sticking to your low carb diet infinitely easier! It will also help you reach that long term goal of overall healthy and longevity.
- Low-Carb Ice Cream: A Healthy Option?
- Making Ice Cream
- Low Carb Ingredients
- 1. Mock Moose Tracks Ice Cream
- 2. Death by Chocolate Ice Cream
- 3. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
- 4. Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream
- 5. Low-Carb Chocolate Bacon Toffee Ice Cream
- 6. Avocado Sorbet
- 7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- 8. Creamy Coconut “Get Some!” Ice Cream
- 9. Black Forest Ice Cream
- 10. Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- 11. Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream
- 12. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- 13. Caramelized Banana Pecan Paleo Ice Cream
- 14. Fudge Swirled Mint Ice Cream
- 15. Mocha Latte Ice Cream Bars
- 16. Savory Bullet Proof Ice Cream
- 17. Light Berry Frozen Yogurt
- 18. Peanut Butter Swirl Frozen Yogurt
- 19. Keto Tiramisu Popsicles
- 20. Mango Soft Serve
- 21. Paleo Coconut Milk Ice Cream
- 22. No Churn Coffee Ice Cream
- 23. Coffee Ice Cream
- 24. Homemade Coffee Ice Cream Without Eggs
- 25. Sugar Free Mint Ice Cream
- 26. Avocado Pistachio Matcha Ice Cream
- 27. Gingersnap Ice Cream
- 28. Orange & Cream Ice Cream
- 29. Chocolate Almond Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream
- 30. Three Ingredient Five Minute Ice Cream
- 31. Coffee Ice Cream
- 32. Homemade Strawberry Nutella Ice Cream
- 33. Peach Ice Cream
- 34. Vegan & Paleo Fudge Tracks Ice Cream
- 35. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
- 36. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
- 37. Chocolate Sorbet
- 38. Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- 39. White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream
- 40. Red, White, and Blue Yogurt Pops
- 41. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- 42. Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- 43. Peppermint Chip Ice Cream
- 44. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
- 45. Sunbutter Ice Cream
- 46. Cinnamon Ice Cream
- 47. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
- 48. Bulletproof Ice Cream
- 49. Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream
- 50. Coconut Coffee Ice Cream
Low-Carb Ice Cream: A Healthy Option?
Your first response when hearing about low carb ice cream may be “prove it”. After all, anyone can make a claim, but extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, especially when it comes to the intersection of science, taste and one’s health. This is a hard one to prove for sure! NOt everyone would believe that such a rare, healthy, tasty food could exist! Happily, the benefits of low-carb ice cream are easy to verify for anyone who’s willing to put spoon to mouth- you will instantly taste the amazing flavors and be sold on the low carb ice cream.
As mentioned previously, you really just need to read the label on the back of any low carb pint to see the goodness right there in black and white. The carbs are lower, there may actually be vitamins and the ingredients are probably ones that you recognize and aren’t some foreign chemical that you are ingesting. Read it, taste it and you will love it!
In addition, an ever-growing plethora of scientific and medical studies is linking low-carb dieting regimens to an increase of “good cholesterol” and a decrease in obesity. These metrics excel those reported by those who adopt a solely low-fat diet. The evidence is there so, contrary to traditional belief, low carb is better for you than low fat. Look it up, do your research and realize how great this diet really will be for your health and overall well being.
Foods that are naturally low in carbs are what gives this diet it’s super powerful kick start. Low-carb foods like low-carb ice cream tend to encourage an eating style which wards off diabetes, gout, the various kinds of bodily stones, cardiovascular issues, and other such health problems found in those who continue to pursue a standard diet. The act of watching carbs and counting carbs helps you get into a rhythm when eating and you will make better choices when deciding what to eat.
Even when you make little changes in your diet like choosing low carb ice cream over traditional ice cream, you will reap the benefits of the low carb diet. If you aren’t ready yet to commit fully to the low-carb lifestyle, try making little changes to begin with. Low carb ice cream is the perfect place to begin! It is still ice cream so you will get that craving for a cold sweet treat satisfied but by switching to a low carb version, you are making a much healthier and more nutritious choice. So, to twist this around, ice cream can make you healthy. Now I’m sold! What about you?
Making Ice Cream
While you can, of course, simply buy low carb ice cream at your local store (and there are so many options available! ), to make an ice cream that you truly can control every ingredient of, you must make yourself. NOw, this can seem like a daunting task. Not only do you need to make sure that our ice cream is low carb but you also need to learn how to spin ice cream (spinning is a term used that describes the process when the ice cream is spun around in a cold, frozen bowl in order to freeze it while incorporating air to make it creamy and smooth).
Freezing and spinning ice cream is actually the easy step once you have the equipment. You will need to find an ice cream machine, an attachment for your stand mixer or some rock salt and ice cubes to help you make your new favorite low carb ice cream. Once you have the equipment needed, it’s time to make your ice cream base (a base is the term used to describe the ice cream in its most basic, liquid state.
Most ice creams are made by boiling milk, tempering in eggs and then adding some flavors. This is what most recipes will tell you to do, even the low carb recipes. This process is pretty simple but may take you a few times to master. You want to temper the eggs properly or they will cook and curdle, making your ice cream texture undesirable. You need to learn how to properly cook the milk in order to have enough water evaporate and, therefore, make your ice cream creamy. You also need to learn when the optimal time is to add your flavorings. Things like extracts or fruit purees can be added right into the ice cream base and the beginning while things like candy bar pieces or a swirl of sauce needs to be added after you spin the ice cream.
Yet, ice cream making is it’s own little world that you will need to learn However, it is so much fun to discover the art of ice cream making especially when your result is a low carb ice cream that you get to enjoy! The first bite you take, you will be sold on making ice cream from scratch. It is just that good!
Low Carb Ingredients
Ingredients were talked about briefly but let us take a look at some of the things you will be using when making low carb ice cream. As you may well know, fats are okay on the low carb diet plan and are actually prized. Thanks to this, you can add a lot of fat to your ice cream which tends to be the most delicious way to make ice cream anyway!
Fruits are a great natural sweetener to use in your homemade ice cream but they should always be used sparingly- you don’t’ want to be adding too many carbs! Low sugar or sugar free ingredients are also key. Luckily there are plenty of sugar free sweetener options out there that you can try to make your ice cream just the way you like it. Maybe you are a big fan of stevia as your favorite diet sugar? Or perhaps you like the taste of Equal better. No matter what your low carb sugar of choice, you can use it in this ice cream! Adding protein powder or vitamins is also something you can put in your ice cream but it is a good idea to just stick to the recipes below (some of which have added protein powder or vitamin packs added into the base!)
Be Aware…Be Very Aware
Now, you can see how amazing low carb ice cream is and you are probably dying to go grab some and try it out. Maybe you are already sitting on your couch, reading this article while you munch away at your own low carb ice cream. No matter what, you should never eat a whole pint of ice cream which so many of these ice cream containers claim is okay to do. (Seriously, have you seen the marketing on some of these ice creams? Most actually recommend eating a whole pink to “make you feel better”. Again, it is good to reiterate, you probably don’t want to eat the whole pint.
While of course the calorie count is lower on these gourmet, after beach ready ice creams, other things may be on the high levels meaning you should slow it down when you start eating aways with a spoon. As a general rule, eating a whole package of a food that is not meant to be eaten by one person is not the best way to begin your day. We also can’t stress enough the important of reading the label. Read read, read and make good choices!
To help you take advantage of all the benefits bundled in this undercover healthy dessert (who knew so much goodness could be packed into an ice cream pint?!), we’ve compiled 50 of the best low-carb ice cream recipes available anywhere. We searched high and low to bring these recipes to you and you are going to be obsessed! There’s everything from fruit flavors to chocolate to try, so time is of the essence! To learn more (and to start sampling all the tasty offerings on the list!), just keep reading.
1. Mock Moose Tracks Ice Cream
Moose Tracks is one of the perennial top choices when it comes to ice cream flavors – there’s just something about that “gotta have it” mix of chocolate and peanut butter, and this low-carb recipe has it in spades. Every single ingredient, from eggs to cocoa powder, is super low-carb, with things like almond milk replacing dairy alternatives.
2. Death by Chocolate Ice Cream
If you’re a chocolate fan who thought your one true love was gone forever thanks to your low-carb lifestyle, get ready to do a happy dance, because you’re about to be reunited. Death by Chocolate – and really, is there a better way to go? – is an almost no carb ice cream that seems like it should be anything but. For instance, when’s the last time you had “normal” ice cream with vodka in it? Well, this has some, but it need not if you’ve got kids / those who don’t partake in the house. Other things that make this decadent treat perfect for any low-carb diet are the use of cashew milk rather than dairy, Stevia, and heavy cream. Of course the rich chocolate is what makes it irresistible and the recipe you need to try first.
3. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Butter Pecan is a classic ice cream flavor given a low-carb makeover by the folks over at A Girl Worth Saving. Made with (among other things) ghee rather than butter, sea salt, honey, and of course, pecans, this is honestly one of the simplest low calorie ice cream options out there. The traditional flavor just makes is something everyone wants even more.
4. Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream
The first truly sugar-free ice cream on our list, this peanut butter cheesecake ice cream will sorely tempt anyone with a functioning palate. Plus, it’s totally versatile. Not only do you get the great taste of peanut butter cheesecake, but given the pour-and-stir nature of the ingredients, this is a low calorie ice cream kids can make on their own- seriously and they will have a blast doing so!. Oh, and there’s one more thing: You can make this dessert 100 percent vegan by swapping out the cream cheese for a non-dairy substitute.
Related: The best low carb cheesecake recipe
5. Low-Carb Chocolate Bacon Toffee Ice Cream
If the flavor alone isn’t enough to make you start drooling, you may want to see a physician for a checkup – your humanity might be on the fritz. Honestly, what more could you ask for beyond a genuinely healthy dessert that combines chocolate, toffee, quality bacon (this is important; substandard bacon will ruin the dish), and whips it all together with some low-carb magic (and a few other things) to make a sweet, smoky indulgence? The fact that it’s good for you to boot is almost too much to believe. You may just need to have a second bowl…
6. Avocado Sorbet
People love guacamole. People love ice cream. What would happen, though, if you smashed those two things together? Well, this yummy avocado sorbet is about as close as you’re gonna get to answering that question, and as it turns out, what happens is fantastic. At roughly 1/8 the carb content of regular sorbet, this isn’t just a slimming alternative to your run of the mill dessert. It’s also mega-simple and a delicious vegan treat as well. If you have never had avocado ice cream, you need to try this now!
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Ok, Popsicle fans, this one’s for you. While none of the things on this list are truly “zero-carb”, these chocolate/peanut butter ice cream pops come pretty close to being carb free ice cream. Tasty peanut butter ice cream wrapped in low-carb chocolate makes for an experience that’s almost like eating a frozen Reese’s cup. It is also so convenient to carry around a healthy pop- everyone will want one!
8. Creamy Coconut “Get Some!” Ice Cream
It’s a suggestion, an innuendo, and an imperative all wrapped up in one icy, creamy ball of nearly carb free ice cream. A part of the highly popular yet somewhat perplexingly high-fat, low-carb “Bulletproof Diet”, many people swear by its results. Oh, and the name? Apparently, that comes from the fertility boosting effect. Yep, you heard right. The mere act of preparing and enjoying “Get Some!” Ice Cream is a natural aphrodisiac (or maybe it has something to do with one of the ingredients – who’s to say?). You’ll want to make this one all the time…
9. Black Forest Ice Cream
Even though it’s named and modeled after cake, this next flavor is actually 100 percent vegan (and a sugar-free ice cream to boot, if you’re into the zero-sugar scene). In short, don’t let the name or the fact that it’s full of chocolate & cherry goodness fool you – this low-carb Black Forest ice cream manages to be delicious and diet-friendly. Check it out and see the magic.
10. Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Another of the classic flavors, this sugar-free ice cream takes ingredients like all-natural peanut butter, sea salt, cottage cheese, and heavy cream, and turns them into a peanut buttery delight for your mouth (and your waistline). You will never know that it is low carb and much bet`ter than your regular old peanut butter ice cream.
More low-carb ice cream recipes on the next page…
11. Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream
A staple of tea and coffeehouses everywhere, the lemon poppy seed muffin has taken a different form: low calorie ice cream treat. Poppy seeds are a mineral-rich food when prepared for eating, and with a tweak or two – the ghee in this recipe can be substituted for a non-dairy alternative – this delightfully lemony dessert is suitable for brunch, let alone after dinner.
12. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
The next entry on our list is another old standby, namely Mint Chocolate Chip. This low-carb twist on an old favorite is made with coconut milk, mint (and a lot of it), and avocado, among other things. A dairy-free option, this is a great treat for the lactose-averse crowd or for those looking for a nearly carb free ice cream. It is that real mint that will be the deal maker on this ice cream.
13. Caramelized Banana Pecan Paleo Ice Cream
This frozen four-ingredient take on Bananas Foster is a great way to enjoy desert healthfully while getting the whole family involved in the preparation process, little ones included. Totally natural flavors in an (almost) carb free ice cream? How can that be possible?!? Well it is in this recipe! Grab a spoon and dig in, ’cause it’s here.
14. Fudge Swirled Mint Ice Cream
This might be the strangest take on mint chocolate chip ice cream ever, but hey, if it works, why ask questions? This sugar-free, allergy-conscious treat uses ingredients like cottage cheese and spinach – yep, spinach, it’s a coloring agent – to give this low-carb treat a tasty twist you’ll never forget. Try matching this ice cream smoothie with delicious Paleo snack recipes and we assure you that you will crave for more.
15. Mocha Latte Ice Cream Bars
Fans of coffee flavored ice cream will be all about the next item on our list of low-carb ice creams. This innovation on a Starbucks staple is sure to please ice cream lovers, chocoholics, low-carbers, and coffee-heads alike. But how could anyone resist these especially since they are low carb?! Honestly, if you’ve got a tongue, you’ll probably be glad you ate one, so what are you waiting for?
16. Savory Bullet Proof Ice Cream
Another contender for the “bulletproof” prize, this one’s got savory in the title because along with things like lemongrass, ginger, and fish sauce, it’s got something our other entrant lacked, for better or worse: bone broth. The less adventurous eater will be happy to note that you can make this nearly carb free ice cream with coconut milk, sparing you the need to put bone matter in your dessert if you want/need to. On the brighter side, reports indicate that this ice cream is a fat-burner extraordinaire, so maybe there’s something to those exotic ingredients after all. It may not quite be a dessert but it is definitely an ice cream worth trying.
17. Light Berry Frozen Yogurt
The first frozen yogurt to make the list, this light and fresh berry treat is a great option for diabetics, those in search of a lighter option, or for people who just love fruit. Berries, cream, and Stevia are the building blocks of this very basic recipe, but it works well with optional garnishes like whipped cream, chopped nuts, chocolate shavings, and so on. Some think frozen yogurt is easier to make than ice cream so this is perfect for frozen dessert beginners.
18. Peanut Butter Swirl Frozen Yogurt
A second rapid-fire frozen yogurt entry, this one is for the PB-heads in the crowd. On the plus side, it’s a rich, peanut buttery treat you’ll want to make over and over again, and it’s actually pretty good for you in addition to tasting great. On the minus side, it melts really fast once you take it out of the freezer, so you’ll be eating it out of necessity, not just from enjoyment. Also, if you’re not a banana fan, skip this or swap them out, as the recipe incorporates them. Gotta love a recipe that is easy to change while retaining the taste!
19. Keto Tiramisu Popsicles
This Popsicle version of a sinfully delicious Italian dessert is just as tasty as its namesake while being much healthier; it is as close, for example, to being a no carb ice cream dessert as you’re likely to find. They’re a sugar-free ice cream option by default, but you can also work it so they’re friendly for a variety of other dietary styles if you want / need to. Versatility is this Popsicle’s middle name. And ‘Irresistible’ is its first name!
20. Mango Soft Serve
This is quite possibly the simplest dessert ever created. Mangoes, the liquid of your choice, and a dash of sweetener combine to create a yummy frozen yogurt that’s perfect for a hot summer day. Vegans, use a non-dairy milk – all others go with heavy cream. Wasn’t thta easy?!
More low-carb ice creams on the next page…
21. Paleo Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Fruit and coconut milk – that’s all that’s in this ice cream. You’d never know it by the vibrant sunset color, though – it looks stunning. Low-carb diets are awesome, aren’t they? If you like great-looking, great-tasting dishes, the chances are better than good that there’s something in a bowl of this that you’re going to smile about, so go whip up a batch and give it a try. One note: Vegans, omit the honey. Maybe add a few spices as well like cinnamon to brighten up the mix.
22. No Churn Coffee Ice Cream
If there’s an impediment to these delicious treats, it’s not the health content (almost all of them are low calorie ice creams, and many of them are as close to being no carb ice cream as it’s possible to be). Rather, it’s the presence, or lack thereof, of an ice cream maker in one’s home. Happily, you can make this recipe even if you’ve never even heard of an at-home ice cream maker. Be warned, however, that if you plan to bust this out at a party, a bit of planning is needed in the freezing department. The finicky nature of this recipe where storage is concerned means that it can be pliant one moment and rock-hard the next, so keep an eye on it. Maybe stick to this being a recipe just for you at home.
23. Coffee Ice Cream
The simple title of this dish belies its hidden depths. A virtually no carb ice cream, it’s also egg and sugar free. You can also make it vegan-friendly with the snap of a finger. The only hiccup is finding the arrowroot powder necessary to make the dish to begin with. However, quick online search and it’ll be at your door in no time.
24. Homemade Coffee Ice Cream Without Eggs
Almost identical to the prior entry in our rundown of healthy desserts, this one is nevertheless somewhat different. For instance, it uses cream cheese and heavy cream where the other omits them. Eggs, however, are absent in this one as well. Coffee lovers should note that this one calls for “strong coffee”, so if you like your Java with a kick, this is the ice cream for you. Coffee and cream- I could eat this all day!
25. Sugar Free Mint Ice Cream
Every now and then, the thought surfaces in one’s mind that an overpowering sweetness isn’t the only flavor available in an ice cream, especially when that sweetness is artificial. In that spirit, this no-sugar mint ice cream was created. The goal was to bring a pure mint flavor to the homemade ice cream arena, and it seems to have succeeded. Of course, the only true way to test this is to make a batch of your own.
26. Avocado Pistachio Matcha Ice Cream
Ice cream lovers, this dish is a chance to show off your eccentric side. For starters, if you’re wondering what matcha is, it’s green tea. So if you’re not turned off by the idea of avocado green tea ice cream with pistachios, you’re in the right place. And if you are, don’t be! It is a truely unique and tasty flavor. The idea behind this dish is to give an alternative to the end-of-meal “sugar bomb”; there’s some sweetness to be found here, but it’s far more subdued. You could even serve it as a brunch-y thing if that’s your taste.
27. Gingersnap Ice Cream
You’ve heard of Cookies and Cream flavored ice cream, right? Well, take that concept and turn it on its head, but not before you roll it around in gingersnap crumbs, because that’s the direction we’re headed. This low calorie ice cream is a healthy take on that pillar of the ice cream community mentioned above, and by all accounts, it’s a great success. Pieces of actual cookie lend a great counterpoint to this dish, as do the optional pecans (if you choose to incorporate them). Now you can have girl scout cookies all year long!
28. Orange & Cream Ice Cream
Orange Creamsicles are a cherished childhood treat for many, so this recipe will no doubt be tops on a lot of low-carb dessert lists. Made with actual oils from the orange fruit itself (essential oils, if you want to get fancy about it), the flavor is punchy and unmistakable. The other side of that coin, though, is that you have to buy quality oils or you risk ruining the dish. Opt for some fresh grated zest instead.
29. Chocolate Almond Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream
A sugar and dairy-free answer to Rocky Road, this is a great flavor for those who like their chocolate ice cream to have a little oomph. Eminently versatile, this ice cream flavor is all about accommodating those of a special dietary bent. Love chocolate but need an alternate? Carob will serve. Not a gelatin fan? Use arrowroot for the same creamy consistency. In the end, it’s all about taste, and this ice cream has that in spades.
30. Three Ingredient Five Minute Ice Cream
If you’re looking for simplicity, you can’t get any better than this recipe. After all, it’s just what it says in the heading – take three ingredients, work for five minutes, and presto, you’ve got ice cream. At its most basic, you’re left with a nice, creamy vanilla. Innovation, however, is both possible and encouraged. This ice cream recipe is like magic.
More low-carb ice cream recipe ideas on the next page…
31. Coffee Ice Cream
For some reason, people who can make ice cream out of wishes and a handful of the world’s oddest sounding ingredients – cottage cheese, anybody? – seem to have a hard time giving them cool-sounding names. Enter yet another dish on our list simply called “Coffee Ice Cream”. Unlike other similarly-labeled entrants, though, this one comes with a warning: Use high-quality coffee beans (the whole ones you can find at a grocer or market), or else risk the ruination of your dessert. No instant coffee will do for this dish. Also, be advised, this version of the treat melts extremely quickly, so eat up while you can and don’t be afraid of unusual ingredients!
32. Homemade Strawberry Nutella Ice Cream
Chocolate covered strawberries are a dessert that bring a smile to just about everybody’s face, and this is the ice cream version of them. Fresh chopped strawberries combine with Nutella (a popular chocolate hazelnut spread) and a few other ingredients to produce a delicious treat that works just as well between two cookies as it does on a spoon.
33. Peach Ice Cream
This homemade peach ice cream is the best soft-serve summer treat you can get anywhere, and as luck would have it, you can get it at home. The ingredients list is countable on one hand, but it’s the chopped fresh peaches that really make it shine. Get the kids in on the preparation process and build some memories from start to finish – you can guarantee they’ll remember how great it tastes all on their own.
34. Vegan & Paleo Fudge Tracks Ice Cream
It’s not often that you hear the terms “vegan” and “paleo” together in the same sentence; the lifestyles are rather contradictory. Still, dessert bridges all gaps, as evidenced by this date-infused low calorie ice cream. It took some doing to pull off, but the finished product proves it was all worth it.
35. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
The biggest stumbling block for most dieters is that people think they can’t have all the tasty treats they did before they changed their eating habits. Well, newsflash, ladies and gents – you totally can. How about some pumpkin pie, for example? This next dish is a perfect ice cream-y take on the holiday classic, right down to the chunks of crust it has swirled into it. So go on, ditch the guilt and “gobble gobble” up a bowl. Good thing something at Thanksgiving time can be low carb!
36. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
This is another sneaky one. See, it’s a classic, but it’s all dressed up and low-carbified. You’d never know it by the title, though. Candied pecans and molasses give this ice cream a punch of sweetness and an excellent crunch, but the low carb profile means you can eat it without feeling bad about it. Scoop it into a bowl, plop some into a cone, but whatever you do, just get it in your mouth! You’ll be licking the bowl clean in no time.
37. Chocolate Sorbet
Chocoholics rejoice, ’cause this sorbet is luscious and healthy all in a measure. It’s hard to believe, but it’s an almost carb free ice cream (in addition to being free of sugar and several other things), and it’s barely got any calories. The downside? It takes a while to make – most of that’s freezing time, though so make it a day ahead just to be prepared. Vegan-approved.
38. Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Another cheesecake submission, this one’s done with raspberries and (if you’re feeling daring) vodka. There are no bits of crust in this one as in previous entries, but you can easily add them if you find you enjoy a crumby swirl for texture. This classic flavor is one that you need especially when on a limited low carb diet.
39. White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream
If you’ve still got raspberries and vodka lying around after making the Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe above, why not make this one, too? The intersection of cream cheese, cocoa butter, and fresh fruit make for a smooth, vaguely chocolaty cheesecake, while the remaining ingredients ensure this dessert’s low-carb status.Doesn’t get much better than this when on a diet….
40. Red, White, and Blue Yogurt Pops
If you’re in the U.S., the summer is a time for celebration, particularly during July. To that end, these Red, White, and Blue Yogurt Pops make a great (not quite) no carb ice cream treat. Fruit, yogurt, and sweetener make the pops – cups make the molds. Simple, delicious, festive. Yum!
41. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
When you just can’t decide whether you want to have ice cream or cheesecake for dessert – and really, there’s no wrong choice here, so it’s understandable if you’re having trouble – this recipe is here to save you time, inches, and inches off your waist. Full of all the ingredients of its namesake, this ice cream is sure to satisfy your craving for cheesecake while hitting all the marks of a great ice cream at the same time. There’s even fruit in it, if you want to be all healthy about it. Dig in!
42. Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Is there a more quintessential dessert (other than ice cream, of course), than cheesecake? If there is, you’d be hard pressed to name it, so it seems only fitting that the next entry to make our list is a joining of these two titans. Behold: Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream. This low-carb delight is a great way to watch your weight and get your nutrients, because it’s lemon juice and cream cheese that give it that cheesecake taste rather than, well, actual cheesecake. Plus, this dish requires a ton of fresh strawberries. Try not to eat them all before you put them in the ice cream! But if you do, you can just go buy a few more!
43. Peppermint Chip Ice Cream
Another shout-out to the holidays, Peppermint Chip is our next low-carb flavor. Christmas-y in the extreme, this flavor is a healthy riff on candy canes and all those fast food peppermint shakes they offer during the holidays. Its one flaw? The hideous-sounding (and thankfully, optional) peanut butter topping. While almost certainly good by itself, the combination of the two is quite unsettling. Try a good low-carb hot fudge topping instead, or simply enjoy it plain. Serve this at Christmas to all your guests for a low carb win everyone will love.
44. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
For many, the flavor name alone will be hook enough, but just in case, let’s put a finger on the scale: Not only do you get great salted caramel flavor here, you also get big chunks of dark chocolate. Oh, and vodka. Plus, the ice cream is of a soft-serve consistency when prepared, making it super manageable, even after freezing for long periods. All in all, this is a slam dunk.
45. Sunbutter Ice Cream
This whimsically named dessert gets its appellation from a primary ingredient, namely sunflower seed butter. You may have to go to a whole foods market to find it, but the effort will definitely pay off, both in terms of taste and with regard to your health. Speaking of which, being both egg and dairy-free, this makes for a great low-carb vegan treat. Gotta love those that made this ice cream possible!
46. Cinnamon Ice Cream
This simply-labeled treat ends up tasting anything but. In fact, it has a very Snickerdoodle-esque quality to it. A word of warning: Cinnamon quality matters, as you’ll be using quite a lot of it (both in this batch and in the inevitable repeats) so invest in some good quality spices. . You can go sugar-free if you like, but you don’t have to. Other than that, things are pretty standard here.
47. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Our final Butter Pecan submission, this entry to our list is the bog-standard representation of the flavor. Nevertheless, it delivers great taste in a healthy package, so it shouldn’t be overlooked if you’re a fan of the flavor. As with the other Butter Pecan entries, nuts are a component – those with allergies should steer clear or omit them.
48. Bulletproof Ice Cream
The third and final entry in the Bulletproof Diet series of ice creams to make our list, this one offers something different – a peanut butter swirl. Other than that, everything else (including the many testimonials of rapid weight loss) is pretty standard. One more thing: The consistency is nice and manageable (think soft-serve), making this a great no-fuss treat / keto intro dessert. you’ll want to make this again and again for sure.
49. Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream
If global warming is such a problem, we might as well find the bright side, right? Well, how about more time for ice cream? The flavors of fall come together in this Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream to dazzle the tongue while keeping your waistline in check. Try one of these, and you’ll never waste your time or money in a Starbucks again. It is also good year round for those of you who love pumpkin no matter what the seasone!
50. Coconut Coffee Ice Cream
Coconut cream is a great flavor absorption agent, as evidenced by its use in this recipe. A very simple recipe, this treat is simple, healthy, and quick to make. Goes great with a piece of warm low-carb cake or a low-carb muffin. However, a big bowl on its own is the way to go.
A Guilt-Free Sweet Tooth
Low-carb foods like the ice creams listed here have made it possible for anyone to satisfy their craving for something sweet without taking on the associated guilt of “falling off the wagon”, as it were, when it comes to their fitness goals. Indeed, you can actually promote your health lifestyle by judicious eating of sweets – now that’s something to smile about. Thanks for reading, and happy snacking!