Low Carb Keto Vanilla Ice Cream in a sundae glass.

Keto Vanilla Ice-Cream

This recipe for Keto Vanilla Ice Cream makes a creamy, low-carb version of the classic frozen dessert we all love. I've worked hard to develop the best ice cream recipe for an ice cream maker out there. Because it's low-carb, this ice cream can be a part of a keto, Atkins, gluten-free, sugar free or Banting diet. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, keto, low-carb
Keyword Atkins ice cream recipe, best ice cream recipe for ice cream maker, homemade vanilla ice cream recipe, how to make vanilla ice cream, keto vanilla ice cream, low carb vanilla ice cream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Ice cream maker 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 323 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher



  1. Bring the almond milk and the cream to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Whisk egg yolks in a large heat proof bowl. Add the sweetener and whisk until blended. 

    Beating the eggs in a bowl.
  2. Gradually whisk the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks. Be sure to add it slowly and whisk vigorously to keep the egg yolks from cooking. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Cook mixture over low heat, stirring frequently, until it reaches a temperature of 165- 170ยบ Fahrenheit. Whisk in the glycerin and vanilla extract.

    Heating the mixture in a pot.
  3. Cool mixture completely, stirring occasionally. I like to place the pan in a large mixing bowl of ice to cool the mixture quickly. Alternatively, you can allow it to cool at room temperature for 20 minutes, then refrigerate until chilled. 

    Cooling the mixture.
  4.  Pour cold mixture into an ice-cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. When ice-cream reaches the desired consistency, transfer to a freezer-safe container with a lid.

    Low Carb Keto Vanilla Ice Cream mixture in the freezer.
  5. Allow to soften in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before serving.

    Overhead photo of Low Carb Keto Vanilla Ice Cream in a sundae glass.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: About 4.5 ounces


Nutrition Facts
Keto Vanilla Ice-Cream
Amount Per Serving (4.5 ounces)
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 233mg78%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1400%28%
Vitamin C 0.8%1%
Calcium 140%14%
Iron 0.5%3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.