Easy Keto Vanilla Ice Cream

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I really don’t know anyone who doesn’t love ice cream. mean It’s everyone’s favorite dessert, and for good reason! We think this new easy keto vanilla ice cream will be your new favorite!

This sugar free vanilla ice cream recipe is extremely satisfying without any of the added ingredients, sugars, or extra carbs you might expect to find.

Everything about ice cream is great. The sweetness, the coolness, and the creaminess of ice cream really can’t be beat! That’s why we are so excited about this recipe! 

This keto vanilla ice cream is the perfect topping on Keto BrowniesKeto Chaffles, and even Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies! But of course, it is amazing all on its own! There is nothing like a big bowl of creamy vanilla ice cream!

Not only do we love keto vanilla ice cream simply for the fact that it tastes incredible, but also because ice cream has a way of taking you back to your childhood.

Ice cream seems to trigger our memories and remind us of the thrill of going out for ice cream with our loved ones as kids, and the pure bliss that naturally follows. 

I guess that all I’m trying to say is that this keto vanilla ice cream really is amazing, and you should definitely try it! And since it only contains 5 pretty basic ingredients, there’s a good chance that you can head to the kitchen and whip up some ice cream right now!

And if you’re worried about this keto vanilla ice cream not tasting like “ice cream,” you can put those worries to rest. This keto vanilla ice cream seriously tastes like the real thing! It is just as creamy and just as sweet as the ice cream that everyone knows and loves.

close up of keto vanilla ice cream in a bowl


Is Ice Cream Keto?

The answers to that question is, “it depends!” Traditionally, no. The ice cream that most of us have probably come to know and love for most of our lives is, of course, not keto because it contains an enormous amount of sugar and even carbs. And that’s just for the ice cream itself.

Classics like rocky road or cookies and cream contain even more sugar because of the added ingredients like chocolate, sweetened peanut butter, etc.

While there are some great keto options out there, such as Rebel and Enlightened, I personally love the idea of making my own ice cream because I know exactly what ingredients are going into it.

There is just something so reassuring about knowing exactly what is in the food I am eating. 

Not to mention that some of the keto ice creams on the market can be expensive!

It isn’t uncommon to see a pint of keto friendly ice cream sell for $6-7. Sure, the convenience of premade ice cream is nice, but the peace of mind of eating home made ice cream is even better, I think!

And since this recipe is soo easy to make, there really is no need for premade store-bought ice cream!

This is sugar free ice cream at its finest!


Can You Make Keto Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker?

Absolutely! That is one of the great things about this recipe! If you have a freezer then you’re good to go! No fancy appliances or ingredients required! 

Of course, if you already have one then it might be useful to you, but it certainly isn’t required or even necessary!

Keto Friendly Vanilla Ice Cream Ingredients

As I mentioned before, all you will need to whip up this amazing keto vanilla ice cream are 5 common ingredients that you probably already have!

Side note: because the main ingredient here is heavy cream, this recipe is great for days when you need to reach your fat macro goal! It will give you a nice little boost!

Tip: The great thing about most of recipes is that they are super customizable. If you want to flavor your ice cream, add a little bit of your favorite extract or flavoring. Try cake batter flavoring, mint extract, almond extract, lemon extract, or whatever sounds good to you!

How To Make Keto Vanilla Ice Cream (SO easy!)

heavy cream going into saucepan

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In a saucepan over medium heat, bring 1 ½ cups of the heavy whipping cream..

heavy cream and butter melting in saucepan

Add 2 tbsp of butter

sweetener in measuring cup going into saucepan

Add Lakanto Powdered Sweetener to the saucepan. Allow to come to a low boil. 

teaspoon of xanthan gum going into saucepan with the rest of the mixture

Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the xanthan gum a little at a time until smooth.

teaspoon of vanilla extract going into saucepan

Whisk in the vanilla extract

the remaining of heavy cream going into saucepan

Whisk in remaining heavy whipping cream.

mixture going into baking dish to put in freezer

Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.

frozen keto vanilla ice cream in dish

Allow for Ice Cream to freeze until solid before serving. Delicious! 

top view of small dish of keto vanilla ice cream

The Best Sweetener To Use For Keto Vanilla Ice Cream

Lakanto’s Powdered Monkfruit is the absolute best sweetener for this keto vanilla ice cream!

It’s powdery consistency melts perfectly into the cream, ensuring that there are no clumps of sweetener or any granular “crunch” in this ice cream! Instead, all you have is a delicious creamy keto friendly ice cream! 

We use Lakanto’s Monkfruit in some form, whether it be powdered, granulated, or even their brown sugar substitute, because we really do love everything about the product.

Monkfruit is 100% natural, has a 1:1 ratio to sugar which makes converting recipes super easy, is zero glycemic, low in carbs, and is of course 100% keto friendly.

If you’ve never tried Monkfruit before, or if you just need to restock, shop Lakanto’s website and use our code, “BUTTERTOGETHERK” at checkout to save 20% off your entire purchase! This discount is good for any item on their website! You will definitely want to take advantage of this savings!

keto vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips on top

Best Sugar Free Keto Ice Cream Toppings

Let’s be honest: sometimes, the best thing about ice cream is the toppings! This keto vanilla ice cream can 100% stand on it’s own and be amazing, but with some amazing keto friendly toppings, a good thing can get even better!

The list of toppings is endless. You know what your favorite toppings are, but some suggestions we have that are some of our favorites are:

If you decide to add some ChocZero Syrups, or some of their delicious keto friendly chocolates to your keto vanilla ice cream, shop their website and save some money by using our code, “BUTTERTOGETHERKITCHEN” at checkout.

This code will get you 10% off your entire purchase, whether you’re picking up some keto friendly syrups, chocolate squares, barks, or truffles!

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Easy Keto Vanilla Ice Cream

Easy Keto Vanilla Ice Cream


20 minutes

8 servings


3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream, divided
2 tbsp Butter
1/3 cup Lakanto Powdered Sweetener
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Nutritional Information
337 Calories
36g Total Fat
2.5g Net Carbs
2g Protein


In a saucepan over medium heat, bring 1 ½ cups of the heavy whipping cream, butter, and the Lakanto powdered sweetener to a low boil.
Remove the mixture from the heat and whisk in the xanthan gum a little at a time until smooth.
Whisk in the vanilla extract and remaining heavy whipping cream.
Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
Stir the mixture and transfer it to the freezer.
Freeze until solid before serving.

Nutritional Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy. The information provided is calculated through a free-web based nutrition calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. To ensure we provide you with good information, we look at a variety of calculators.

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