Think you can’t enjoy a big scoop of sweet, creamy and refreshing ice cream on a ketogenic diet? Well, think again! There are many ice-cream brands that make sugar-free ice cream now but the question is: are they okay to eat on a keto or low-carb diet? We’ve done the hard work for you and I think you’ll be surprised at how many are not KETO-approved!
If you want to make your own low-carb ice cream try our Ketogenic Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Bites, or scroll to the bottom for our pick of the best and easiest keto ice cream recipes.
PRO TIPS FOR BUYING STORE-BOUGHT KETOGENIC ICE-CREAM
DO read the nutrition labels for carb counts. I’ve cited the nutrition for the vanilla flavor in this guide where possible to keep an even playing field, but some of the more exotic flavors have much higher net carbs than vanilla. I’m looking at you Caramel Macchiato!
Watch out for these suspect ingredients which can impact blood sugar levels – skim milk, milk, can sugar, tapioca starch/syrup or fiber, vegetable glycerin
Keto ingredients to look for: cream, erythritol, stevia, monk fruit
Keep an eye out for discounts and specials as low carb ice cream is more expensive than regular ice cream
PRO TIPS FOR EATING STORE-BOUGHT KETO ICE-CREAM
Take keto ice cream out of the refrigerator 20-35 minutes before you want to eat it as it is very hard and takes a while to soften due to the lack of sugar. To speed up the process, microwave in 20-second intervals until melted enough to eat.
Stick to one serve which is usually a half cup
STORE BOUGHT KETOGENIC ICE CREAM GUIDE
Killer Creamery is marketed as a keto ice cream. It uses MCT oil and has only 2g net carbs per 1/2 cup.
KILLER CREAMERY INGREDIENTS (VANILLA):
Cream, water, egg yolks, erythritol, chicory root fiber, milk protein concentrate, MCT oil, vegetable glycerin, pure vanilla extract, gums (xanthan, locust bean, guar), vanilla bean, stevia
KILLER CREAMERY MACRONUTRIENTS (VANILLA):
Their Vanilla flavor has 2g of net carbs per half-cup serving, 150 calories, 14g fat, 4g protein.
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