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?!
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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.
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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!