You'd never know this Keto Strawberry Ice Cream is low carb, keto and made without sugar! This homemade ice cream can be made with or without an ice cream maker and has just 5 net carbs per serving making it ideal for those on a keto diet!
Keto Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
There's just something about homemade low carb ice cream in the summer that makes it tastier than any other time of year!
Could be the heat of summer and the cold creaminess of ice cream, but whatever it is, we all want it! I don't know anyone who isn't a lover of ice cream, do you?!!!
Making a creamy strawberry ice cream that is low carb and keto makes it taste even better knowing it won't spike your blood glucose and you can indulge without guilt!
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
Making use of seasonal fruit like fresh strawberries is why this recipe today will rock your sugar-free ice cream world!
Sweet strawberry puree swirled into a cheesecake flavored ice cream mixture will make your tongue do a happy dance!
You don't have to make this swirl look, but it's worth the little bit of effort to make it happen.
If you decide to just blend the strawberry mixture into the cheesecake ice cream base in the ice cream machine, I won't judge you for it! It will be pretty in pink!
How to Make Keto Strawberry Ice Cream
Simple Ingredients Needed (For exact measurements please view recipe card at the very bottom of post)
Fresh lemon juice
Swerve sweetener ( I used Confectioners)
Ice Cream Base
Cream cheese, softened
Half & Half
Swerve sweetener Confectioners
Liquid Allulose helps to keep ice cream soft
optional: 1 tablespoon vodka or MCT oil to help with texture
Place the first 6 ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Place the softened cream cheese and half & half into a stand mixer and blend on high until smooth.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until incorporated. Taste and adjust sweetener if needed.
Pour the cream cheese mixture into an ice cream machine and follow manufacturer's instructions. Mine is a KitchenAid attachment and it took about 20 minutes before it was soft serve texture.
Drizzle in the set aside strawberry swirl mixture into the ice cream machine on low or stir in by hand. Reserve some for topping.
Place ice cream into a 9 by 5 loaf pan, drizzle pureed strawberry over the top then freeze for 2-3 hours. If you reserved some of the pureed strawberry, keep it refrigerated until ready to serve over the ice cream.
How to Make No-Churn Keto Strawberry Ice Cream
You can make this delicious keto ice cream recipe without an ice cream machine!
I would recommend replacing the Half & Half with heavy whipping cream and whip the 2 cups in a stand mixer until stiff peaks then fold that into the remaining ingredients in the mixer. Pour into your loaf pan and freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.
How to Make Dairy-free Strawberry ice Cream
If you want to make this a dairy free recipe without heavy cream ice cream you certainly can!
Just swap out the heavy whipping cream and Half & Half used for canned coconut milk or coconut cream instead. Replace the cream cheese with vegan cream cheese.
Sugar Free Keto Sweeteners
This recipe was a winner with the entire family, picky kids and picky hubby who dislikes stevia!
My sugar substitute of choice is a combination of Swerve which is erythritol and liquid berry stevia. Hubby didn't notice any aftertaste so even those of you who aren't fans of stevia may like it as well!
I've also added liquid Allulose when I updated the orginial recipe because I've found it plays an important role in keeping the creamy texture of the ice cream without forming ice crystals. I've tried it in my Butter Pecan Ice Cream with great results.
Besides Swerve another low carb sweetener I would recommend is Monk Fruit. Please use my Sweetener Guide and Conversion Chart to help you decide on how much to use of another low-carb sweetener.
Impress ALL you friends with this deliciousness, whether they are sugar free and low carb or not!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Half & Half and what can I replace it with?
Half & Half is half whole milk and half cream, equal parts. You can replace it with unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk.
Do I have to use Berry Liquid Stevia?
No, if you don't have berry stevia you don't need to use berry flavored stevia, but it does enhance the strawberry flavor the best. Just add more of your favorite sweetener to taste.
What can I use instead of Swerve?
If you don't have Swerve and use another sugar free substitute, most other brands are sweeter than Swerve so I would suggest eliminating the stevia.
Do I need the liquid Allulose?
Yes for best results, I would not recommend making this without liquid Allulose but if you can't find it where you live, try using granulated Allulose and if you can't find that try adding MCT oil which will help keep a nice soft texture of this sugar-free strawberry ice cream.
Keto-Friendly Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- 2 cups strawberries I love Driscoll's
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ cup Swerve sweetener I used Confectioners
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon berry liquid stevia
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 cup Half & Half
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup Swerve sweetener Confectioners
- ¼ cup Liquid Allulose helps to keep ice cream soft
- ½ teaspoon berry liquid stevia
- optional: 1 tablespoon vodka helps reduce icy texture
- Place the first 6 ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
- Place the softened cream cheese and half & half into a stand mixer and blend on high until smooth.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and blend on high until incorporated. Taste and adjust sweetener if needed.
- Pour the cream cheese mixture into an ice cream machine and follow manufacturers instructions. Mine is a KitchenAid attachment and it took about 20 minutes before it was soft serve texture.
- Drizzle in the set aside strawberry swirl mixture into the ice cream machine on low or stir in by hand. Reserve some for topping.
- Place ice cream into a 9 by 5 loaf pan, drizzle pureed strawberry over the top then freeze for 2-3 hours. If you reserved some of the pureed strawberry, keep it refrigerated until ready to serve over the ice cream.
is liquid Allulose an important ingredient. I cant seem to get it anywhere. will it still work if i cut it out?
it really helps to keep the softer texture to ice cream, maybe try adding some vodka which might help as well. I buy Allulose on Amazon, I've never see it at a store.
Katie E Hernandez
Hi! I made this today and while it tastes good, it has a real grainy texture from the sugar sub. I am not sure how to get around it. I used my Vitamix to blend the ingrediants together. I wonder if Swerve powder sugar might be a better choice?!
Yes I used confectioners and just added that to the recipe, sorry!
Hello, I only have vanilla flavored vodka, I would like to use it... Is there anything Flavorings I should eliminate if I use the vanilla vodka?!? Thank You...
Amazing! I am so happy to see this recipe! I love ice cream and this is perfect! Healthy and no sugar! Thanks for sharing!
I made this as written including the vodka (vodka that I’m steeping vanilla beans in for extract). This is a super easy recipe and is so YUMMY. I will be making it again soon and maybe this time I will share with my kids! ?
This afternoon I made your wonderful recipe again but I give it my own twist.
I put my mixing bowl for the cream cheese mixture in the freezer for an hour or so before starting. It whips up much faster and formed peaks like it would when making whip cream topping.
I also skip the 1/2 and 1/2 and just use the heavy cream.
I did try it with almond milk when I attempted a chocolate almond swirl icecream.
I made a chocolate sauce in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking in 1 cup heavy cream and 1/3 cup sweetener. Once it is simmered remove from heat. Add 2.5 ounces of dark choclate, stirring and letting it melt into the warm mixture. Finally adding 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Add chopped chocolate and let sit 5 minutes, stirring until chocolate is completely melted. I lightly brown shaved almonds in the oven for a few minutes on a cookie sheet and when cool, I then add to the cream cheese mixture. I don't add the chocalte until it is well cooled in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. I use the same technique of swirling the choclate.
When making the strawberry swirl icecream, I usually store my icecream in a see through plastic container and fill the bottom with some of the strawberry puree before adding the cream cheese mixture. This way I don't have any strawberry puree to store in the fridge.
Tonight's dessert is now ready and there are three boys here that can not wait ( as usual) for supper to beon the table!
The biggest of the boys says my icecream tastes better than Breyers!
I have also done this recipe with frozen fruit like black cherries ( my favorite), raspberries and blueberries.
Thank you for tthis versatile recipe.
Question: what is the serving size translated into ounces? I can’t seem to figure it out.
Can't wait for summer to come so I can make this recipe. Pinned it!
Could I use just heavy cream instead of the half and half? Heavy cream has less lactose in it so it doesn't really cause me lactose intolerance issues.
Could you use almond milk instead of half & half?
You could, just not sure how creamy it will be.
This was excellent! I made it with raspberries and just threw it all in a vita mixer before my ice cream machine. I used Pyure and only used 1/2 cup in the whole thing and 1/4 tsp liquid stevia. It was very sweet and my kids thought almost too sweet. Maybe Pyure is sweeter than swerve? I would skip the liquid next time and maybe even cut down the powder. Anyone have experience between the two sweeteners ( Pyure and swerve)? Overall so, so good! Like someone else said, definitely something I would make for company but I am new to cooking with these sweeteners and there probably is a difference between the two. Thanks for the recipe!
Pyure is twice as sweet as Swerve. Always start with half as much Pyure. For one cup swerve or sugar use 1/2 cup Pyure. I’m guessing in this application it would be to gritty though.
Do you use Granular or Confectioners Swerve?
How could I go about eliminating the swerve and using entirely stevia? I am currently breastfeeding my 3 week old son and sugar alcohols make him gassy.
You can use just stevia but you'll just have to keep adding a little bit at a time until you get the sweetness you want.
I'd love to make this strawberry ice cream but don't have an ice cream machine? Any suggestions ? Thanks so much!
Maybe just mix in blender and make into popsicles molds?
I made this ice cream this week, and WOW, what a winner! Definitely company worthy! Thank you so much for the recipe.
Thank you Marilyn!
very useful recipe for every one.Already got print of this page. Thanks
Can you use coconut milk that has been drained of some of the water instead of the heavy cream or the half & half? Thanks for the recipe. I have been looking for some great recipes and I'm glad I've found your site
Yes I think you could, I've made a dairy free chocolate ice cream using coconut milk here:https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/dairy-free-low-carb-chocolate-ice-cream-no-sugar-added/
Tried this recipe and it was great! The best low carb ice cream I have tried to make.
It’s a natural sugar coming from the strawberries. Thanks for the user friendly and delicious recipes!
Half & half? Is this milk?
Half whole milk, half cream- equal parts
This looks wonderful! Huckleberries are in season in the northwest, so I may substitute for the strawberries. OOh, the possibilities! Thanks for the user friendly and delicious recipes!
There are 4.8g of Sugar. Why is this recipe here on Sugar Free Mom. Not sugar free??
I am confused.
I use fruits in recipes on occasion, it's a natural sugar coming from the strawberries. I have kids and make recipes for my family that I share. The key for my family is no added sugars. Eliminate the strawberries and make it without as cheesecake ice cream and it will still be delicious.
I believe the sugars come from the strawberries...