Keto mason jar ice cream

Keto mason jar ice cream

The ultimate easy dessert recipe. Creating this sugar-free version of classic vanilla ice cream is so simple, it's child's play. No ice cream maker required, just shake, freeze then serve.

Keto mason jar ice cream

The ultimate easy dessert recipe. Creating this sugar-free version of classic vanilla ice cream is so simple, it's child's play. No ice cream maker required, just shake, freeze then serve.
USMetric
1 servingservings

Ingredients

Vanilla 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

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. 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.
  2. Seal the lid, and shake vigorously for a minimum of 5 minutes.
  3. Place the jar in the freezer, and chill for at least three hours. Enjoy!

Tips

Use a jar that leaves enough room for the ice cream to move around, when shaken. For selecting a jar, based on your number of servings, these are typical jar sizes: Half-pint =8oz =1c, Pint =16oz =1.5c, Quart =32oz =4c.

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 to.

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.

Flavor suggestions

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

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73 comments

  1. renee
    I decided to make salted caramel and added 1/8tsp salt, 1/4tsp caramel extract and a few drops of liquid stevia to the original recipe and OMG! DELICIOUS! It was way creamier than the original version. Could it be because of the salt? The stevia? This is now my favourite desert.
    Reply: #52
  2. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I decided to make salted caramel and added 1/8tsp salt, 1/4tsp caramel extract and a few drops of liquid stevia to the original recipe and OMG! DELICIOUS! It was way creamier than the original version. Could it be because of the salt? The stevia? This is now my favourite desert.

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. lauramb1994
    I can’t wait to try variations of this recipe. Made this yesterday for the 4th of July celebrations. I wanted to join in while the rest of the family was enjoying regular coke floats. So my son (who’s following a very low carb lifestyle) and I made this ice cream. Followed the directions. Used Serve for sweetener. Made it a mocha blend of espresso and cocoa. And we both so enjoyed our treat alternative without the huge dose of sugar/carbs.
    Reply: #54
  4. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I can’t wait to try variations of this recipe. Made this yesterday for the 4th of July celebrations. I wanted to join in while the rest of the family was enjoying regular coke floats. So my son (who’s following a very low carb lifestyle) and I made this ice cream. Followed the directions. Used Serve for sweetener. Made it a mocha blend of espresso and cocoa. And we both so enjoyed our treat alternative without the huge dose of sugar/carbs.

    Ahhhh, this is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing! Let us know what combinations you try.

  5. a.pankert
    Unfortunately, I did not like it at all!!! Tasted like frozen butter to me :(
    Reply: #56
  6. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Unfortunately, I did not like it at all!!! Tasted like frozen butter to me :(

    Over mixing can cause that issue. I hope you will give it another try!

  7. Rowie
    Thank you Kirsty! This was so easy and delicious, plus a bonus arm workout. Has really helped with my sweet treat carb craving. I love that it could be a fun group activity. My family love ice cream so I am super excited to try this out next time we have a get together.
    Reply: #58
  8. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Thank you Kirsty! This was so easy and delicious, plus a bonus arm workout. Has really helped with my sweet treat carb craving. I love that it could be a fun group activity. My family love ice cream so I am super excited to try this out next time we have a get together.

    Yes! So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comment!

  9. Dan Dimitriu
    Warning: xylitol increases blood sugar significantly! NOT safe for diabetics. Erythritol is fine.
    Reply: #60
  10. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Warning: xylitol increases blood sugar significantly! NOT safe for diabetics. Erythritol is fine.

    We recommend people with diabetes test with the addition of any new ingredient as individual responses may vary.

  11. Caro
    Hello,

    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?

    Thanks.

    Reply: #62
  12. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Hello,
    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?
    Thanks.

    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

  13. ruqatmoinuddin
    Absolutely loooooove this! I don't have a ice creamer maker at home but I crave ice cream SOOOOOO much. This is perfect! And I love that I can make it with different flavours!
    Reply: #64
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Absolutely loooooove this! I don't have a ice creamer maker at home but I crave ice cream SOOOOOO much. This is perfect! And I love that I can make it with different flavours!

    Glad you are enjoying this recipe so much! Thank you for taking the time to let us know.

  15. EHPIUM
    I tried this today - yes with the raw yolk. I added some matcha power to make this match ice-cream. It turned out so delicious. Thumbs up from me for taste, simplicity!
    Reply: #66
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I tried this today - yes with the raw yolk. I added some matcha power to make this match ice-cream. It turned out so delicious. Thumbs up from me for taste, simplicity!

    Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it!

  17. Rachel
    Fantastic! Easy, versatile, creamy, and cheaper than store bought keto ice cream!
  18. Jlynne
    Nice to have an ice cream recipe that is low carb, taste great and doesn’t have all the extra ingredients they add to “low carb” ice cream in the stores, plus it is cheaper to make and portion controlled. Ice cream is one of the main foods I had missed. I leave out the egg, add half HWC and half almond milk to lower the carb count, still turns out great!
    Reply: #69
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Nice to have an ice cream recipe that is low carb, taste great and doesn’t have all the extra ingredients they add to “low carb” ice cream in the stores, plus it is cheaper to make and portion controlled. Ice cream is one of the main foods I had missed. I leave out the egg, add half HWC and half almond milk to lower the carb count, still turns out great!

    Very glad you enjoyed this recipe! It can be fun to experiment with the flavor suggestions.

  20. contreraslucy34
    How many grams is a serving?
    Reply: #71
  21. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    How many grams is a serving?

    The default for this recipe is 1 serving and it yields about 0.5 pints of ice cream.

  22. Ca
    Sorry, but how do you know whether the egg mixture has reached 60 C (as stated above) in case you decide to heat the egg mix? Does it have to boil?
    Thanks.
    Reply: #73
  23. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Sorry, but how do you know whether the egg mixture has reached 60 C (as stated above) in case you decide to heat the egg mix? Does it have to boil?
    Thanks.

    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.

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