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 125 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.

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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21 comments

  1. Sally Nicora
    The recipe doesn't have an amount of almond milk?
    Reply: #3
  2. Eva
    I don't mean to be a butinski but , I'm pretty sure it's the same amount as the cream. But if you use almond milk, it won't fluff as well as cream. There's Less fat content in almond milk. But . I hope that helps a little.
  3. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    The recipe doesn't have an amount of almond milk?

    If you're following the instructions under "How to reduce the carbs" you would use 1/4 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup heavy cream for 1 serving.

  4. Jaclyn B
    I tried both strawberry and coffee. They came out super creamy and delicious. Honestly it was better in the mason jar than with my icecream maker, and easier too.
  5. Jaclyn B
    Forgot to ask, what is the egg for? Does it add something to the texture, or is it just to add more protein?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Forgot to ask, what is the egg for? Does it add something to the texture, or is it just to add more protein?

    The egg is for texture and thickness.

  7. Melody
    Does the xylitol do anything except make it sweet, can you make make it without sweetener?
    Replies: #8, #16
  8. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Does the xylitol do anything except make it sweet, can you make make it without sweetener?

    The sweetener is just for taste, you can make it without it, but I am not sure how it will taste.

  9. Alexandri
    Does it need to be in a mason jar or can I do it another container
    Reply: #10
  10. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Does it need to be in a mason jar or can I do it another container

    Any similar glass jar with a lid would be fine!

  11. Marilyn Perrault
    Would it work without the raw egg? Thanks
    Reply: #12
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Would it work without the raw egg? Thanks

    From the Tips above (we have not tested this without the egg)
    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.

  13. Cathryn McTighe-Harper
    Has anyone tried this using half cream and half coconut cream ?
    Reply: #17
  14. Rachel Eckert
    Can something other than the names sweeteners be used? Shave or Stevia??
  15. Rachel
    Should read: ...”named sweeteners be used? Agave or Stevia?”
    Reply: #18
  16. Luise
    Sorry accidentally reported this post. I wanted to 'like' it since I was thinking the same thing - not to add sweetener.
  17. Luise
    Half cream and coconut cream would be yumo ... from my experience, coconut cream tends to freeze quite hard but it would add a little natural sweetness.
  18. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Should read: ...”named sweeteners be used? Agave or Stevia?”

    You may add the sweetener of your choice to this one as the sweetener is for taste only, not bulk. Keep in mind, agave is not a good option for those who are keto, low carb or those with diabetes. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/sweeteners

  19. DEBORAH
    Was good.....is now GREAT.

    This was not bad the first time I made it per the recipe....but had some ice crystals in it.

    I now add two small additions that make a huge difference......a pinch of xanthan gum (pinch would be about 1/16 tsp) and a 1/2 tsp of booze....vodka if you don't want to taste it, brandy or good bourbon etc. if you do. The two additions totally eliminated the icy crystal problem, Its now pretty fabulous in my opinion.

    Best low carb ice cream I have made in two years, and I have an ice cream maker. Easy...yummy.

  20. John Richard
    Can you use Stevia for sweetener?
    Reply: #21
  21. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you use Stevia for sweetener?

    Stevia is a good option. Make sure and read the ingredients of any sweetener as you choose as many brands are blends of different ingredients. You can read more about sweeteners in our visual guide.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/visual-guides

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