Creamy dairy-free keto vanilla ice cream
Dairy-free doesn’t mean ice cream free! This creamy dairy-free vanilla ice cream includes all of the same wonderful flavors and textures of traditional ice cream. See if your guests can tell the difference!
Dairy-free vanilla ice cream
- 6 6 large egg yolkslarge eggs yolks
- 1 cup 240 ml coconut milk
- 1¼ cups 300 ml unsweetened almond milk
- 1⁄3 cup (2½ oz.) 80 ml (70 g) xylitol
- 1⁄3 cup 80 ml mild flavored avocado oil
- 2 tsp 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1⁄8 tsp 1⁄8 tsp salt (optional)
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Making low carb simple
- In a heavy saucepan over low heat, heat the coconut milk and almond milk, stirring with a whisk. Add the egg yolks. Continue whisking on low heat until the custard begins to thicken.
- Add the sweetener and whisk until completely dissolved. Continue heating, whisking constantly, until the custard thickens, about 10 minutes.
- When the custard coats the back of a wooden spoon or reaches 140°F (60°C) on a thermometer, remove the pan from the heat. Do not allow the mixture to warm to over 140°F (60°C) or the eggs will begin to cook.
- Add the oil, vanilla, salt, and mix together carefully in a blender, or with an immersion blender. Allow the mixture to cool in the refrigerator.
- When the mixture is cool, freeze in an ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s directions. Continue processing the ice cream until it is frozen or reaches your desired consistency. Store in the freezer.
I do no think coconut oil would work in ice cream. Extra light olive oil or avocado oil is best.
I love you guys but I have a recommendation: any recipe that uses xylitol MUST include a warning in the tips that it is deadly to dogs so that pet owners are aware of the risk if they give their pets table scraps. Maybe to cats, too - I don't know for sure, but I do know it's deadly to dogs. I think it's great that you explained why it's used in this recipe, and how erythritol makes a difference. Please expand that to include whether Stevia or Monkfruit etc might or might not be a good option also? Thanks for providing so many dairy-free options on the site!!! :-)
Thank you for your feedback; the toxicity to dogs is mentioned in our sweetener guide but I understand not everyone will review that when following recipes. Other sweeteners will not keep the ice cream soft like xylitol does, with the exception of allulose which you can read about in this section of our guide.
She’s the queen of keto ice-cream and the one who experimented with xylitol in the first place.
Or just visit her website or tune into her podcasts, she’s very entertaining, smart, and gives loads of tips beyond ice-cream.
„Ice cream making is actually pretty complicated scientifically speaking – there’s a whole bunch of geekery around getting ice crystals to form the right way, not getting them to freeze too hard, or too soft, and other thrilling physics dilemmas to think about – and there are tons of little tips and tricks that will help you get that perfect scoop of KETO deliciousness every time. Sadly, one little recipe post won’t address most of that, but before you hop to the recipe please just cast your eye over this list. It’s a good place to start if you are new to the world of homemade ice cream, and since all of you are new to KETO ice cream, and KETO ice cream “custards” do not behave like regular ice cream custards, I urge you to pay attention. After waiting this long, I don’t want you to be disappointed with the result.“
stick to ALLULOSE, which is birch-based and the next best thing to xylitol.
Yes, a can of coconut milk with the contents mixed is best for this recipe.
I am not aware of a good substitute. You can omit them but the final texture and consistency may be icy and not very creamy.
Yes, this recipe is appropriate for use in an ice cream maker. You will need to follow your manufacturer's instructions. I hope you enjoy it!
We have a mason jar ice cream recipe that can be adapted to different flavors.