Keto mason jar ice cream
- ½ cup 120 ml heavy whipping cream
- 1 1 egg yolkegg yolks
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp xylitol or erythritol
- ½ tsp ½ tsp vanilla extract
- To make vanilla ice cream, add all of the ingredients into a portion sized mason jar, or similar glass jar with a lid. Want a different flavor? Pick your favorite from the list below, and add the ingredients to the vanilla mixture.
- Seal the lid, and shake vigorously for a minimum of 5 minutes.
- Place the jar in the freezer, and chill for at least three hours. Enjoy!
Raw eggs, really?
If you’re concerned about consuming raw eggs, you can heat the egg, cream, and sweetener until it reaches a temperature of 140°F (60°C). Be sure to stir continuously as the mixture heats. Then proceed with combining all ingredients in the jar, shaking vigorously.
To make the ice cream creamier
To achieve an even creamier consistency, use xylitol instead of erythritol, or an erythritol blend. Erythritol makes the ice cream very hard; if you use erythritol, simply wait 5-7 minutes to serve the ice cream after it’s been frozen.
Xylitol and pets
Although xylitol is safe for humans, it is toxic and potentially lethal for pets, like cats and dogs. If you use xylitol, make sure to keep it away from your animals.
Make it a game
Having a dinner party or hosting a birthday? Why not get your guests to shake up their own dessert? Just make sure you get them to do this at the start of the event to ensure adequate freezing time. For added laughter, choose a fun 5 minute long song to get your guests shaking.
How to reduce the carbs?
If you want to reduce the carbs, you can use half of the amount of cream, and substitute the other half with almond milk. Keep in mind that the ice cream will not be as creamy as when you only use cream.
Let each person create his or her own flavor! Add the following ingredients (per serving), just before shaking the ice cream mixture.
Mocha almond ice cream (+1 carb)
0.25 tsp almond extract
0.25 tsp instant espresso powder
0.5 tbsp slivered almonds
0.5 tbsp chopped low carb chocolate chips
Coconut almond ice cream (+1 carb)
0.25 tsp almond extract
0.25 tsp coconut extract
1 tbsp flaked coconut
0.5 tbsp slivered almonds
Blueberry ice cream (+2 carbs)
2 tbsp fresh or frozen blueberries, finely chopped
Strawberry ice cream (+3 carbs)
5 tbsp fresh or frozen strawberries, finely chopped
Chocolate (+2 carbs)
0.5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp chopped low carb chocolate chips
Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!
Ahhhh, this is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing! Let us know what combinations you try.
Over mixing can cause that issue. I hope you will give it another try!
Yes! So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comment!
We recommend people with diabetes test with the addition of any new ingredient as individual responses may vary.
can you substitute coconut milk or cream for the whipping cream in this recipe? I´m also wondering whether (natural) coconut water could be used, too and omit the sweeteners then?
This one won't whip up very well without the cream. How about giving our Dairy Free Ice Cream a try? https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/creamy-dairy-free-vanilla-ice-cream
Glad you are enjoying this recipe so much! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it!
Very glad you enjoyed this recipe! It can be fun to experiment with the flavor suggestions.
The default for this recipe is 1 serving and it yields about 0.5 pints of ice cream.
Using a thermometer is the only way to know for sure. You will not want it to come to a boil as it will cook the eggs too quickly and you will end up with scrambled eggs.
Yes, that could work! There's not much risk of overmixing ice cream as you want the air churned into it. A blender should work really well.
Sounds great! Glad you love it!
I would not recommend that or would suggest testing with a small batch. The powdered egg could thicken or gel rather than dissolve and may make the texture very unpleasant.
You can use the low carb sweetener of your choice.
While we have not tested this recipe without a sweetener, it may work well. Ideally the sweetener will dissolve when shaking, so it would have minimal effect on texture.
I'm glad that was helpful! Enjoy your ice cream.
can you use Creme fraiche (sour 30% cream), for this recipe, too? Or does it have to be a special type of cream?
There are 3.4g of carbs in 8oz of unsweetened almond milk.
So reducing the cream and replacing it with almond milk ADDS CARBS not reduce them.
And you are a DOCTOR? Really?
Thanks for your comment! There are actually 0.5 carbs per tablespoon of heavy cream, which would put the 1/2 cup of cream per serving at 4 carbs. Be aware that you can't always trust labels, as food manufacturers are allowed to "round down" if the carbs per serving are less than 1. When using larger quantities, the carbs can certainly add up!