When it comes to losing weight, cutting out sweet treats can be one of the hardest things to do. But, what if I told you that you can still enjoy the creamy, delicious taste of ice cream while on a ketogenic diet? That’s right, keto ice cream is a thing and it’s just as delicious as the real thing.
One of the best keto ice cream recipes is for a classic vanilla flavor. To make it, you’ll need:
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup of erythritol or your desired keto-friendly sweetener
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum
- Pinch of salt
First, mix the heavy cream, almond milk, sweetener, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, and salt in a large saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it starts to thicken. This should take around 5-7 minutes. Once it starts to thicken, remove it from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
Next, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can also pour the mixture into a loaf pan and freeze it for 2 hours, then take it out and use a fork to break up the ice crystals. Repeat this process every 30 minutes until the ice cream is frozen and has a creamy texture. This process can take around 2-3 hours.
Finally, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. This will help the ice cream to harden and will give it a creamier texture.
This keto vanilla ice cream recipe is a great starting point, but you can also add some of your favorite keto-friendly mix-ins such as nuts, berries or sugar-free chocolate chips to make it even more delicious. For example, you can add some chopped almonds or sugar-free chocolate chips for a crunchy texture and extra flavor. Berries such as raspberries or strawberries can also be added for a fruity twist.
Overall, keto ice cream is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while still sticking to your weight loss goals. Give this recipe a try and you’ll see for yourself just how delicious keto ice cream can be! Not only it will be a delicious treat but also a low-carb, low-sugar treat, that won’t sabotage your diet efforts.
In addition, you can experiment with different keto-friendly sweeteners such as stevia, monk fruit, or allulose to find the one that you prefer the most. Keep in mind that sweeteners can have different measurements and the taste might vary depending on the sweetener. You can start with the suggested sweetener measurements in the recipe and adjust it according to your taste preferences.
In conclusion, keto ice cream is a great way to keep your sweet cravings under control and to enjoy a delicious treat without feeling guilty. Give this recipe a try and you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious, creamy and low-carb vanilla ice cream that is sure to please everyone in the family.