Craving ice cream? Try some of these keto friendly alternatives instead:
If you are on the ketogenic diet and you are really craving ice cream, you may feel very much like breaking your diet just to get your sugar fix in. The good news is that there is a number of alternatives that you could choose instead of traditional ice cream that are still keto friendly. If you are really craving some ice cream and you want to stay in a state of ketosis here are some top recipes that you can make up instead:
Cookies and cream ice cream is a very classic favorite that you might be craving at your local ice cream parlor. It's got attempting cream and it can actually be quite rich. This recipe is absolutely no different but it remains chocked with keto friendly ingredients. With the same consistency as softserve and some keto friendly cookie crumbs this is a great choice.
One of the main ingredients in this recipe is almond milk and this is a dairy free alternative that's extremely low in calories and also high in vitamin D. In rich almond milk can be a perfect way that you can strengthen your bones and it doesn't raise your blood sugar either. Some studies have suggested that almond milk can also reduce your risk of heart disease.
Coconut oil is also included in this recipe. It is an ingredient that can help to improve digestion, help you burn more fat as well as improve your thyroid function so that you can get even more out of the diet. This ice cream recipe could actually help to jumpstart your keto diet.
- ¾ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup erythritol
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tablespoon coconut oil, softened
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- Pinch of salt
- 2 ½ cups whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup erythritol
- ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
To Get Started:
You will need a pinch of salt, a keto friendly sweetener of your choice, baking soda, almond flour, egg, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and coconut oil. Almond milk and whipping cream will be required for the ice cream portion.
Start by preheating your oven to 300°F and line a typical 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Sift out the flour baking soda, sweetener, erythritol and salt into a medium bowl. Add in your vanilla extract and oil with the egg to form a cookie batter. Here you can place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 min..
After the cookie portion is done blend together whipping cream with an electric mixer adding in vanilla extract in a sweetener of your choice. Pour in the almond milk to thicken the mixture. Begin sure in the mixture and add in cookie crumbs until it's completely blended together. From here you can freeze the mixture for at least two hours before serving in a freezer safe container.
- Serving Size: 10 Servings
- Calories: 287
- Fat: 28g
- Carbohydrates: 4.6g (Net Carbs - 3g)
- Fiber: 1.8g
- Protein: 4.6g