Easy keto strawberry ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Creamy and eggless, this no-cook recipe is truly easy and so delicious.
This delicious ice cream is made without an ice cream maker. It’s a truly easy recipe – it’s eggless, it requires no cooking, and it only contains four simple ingredients.
However, this keto strawberry ice cream does require a time commitment of about four hours. And you should also be there to occasionally stir the mixture. So it’s a good recipe to make when you’re home anyway. I like to make it on the weekend, and my kids love helping me!
Why bother with making homemade ice cream?
It’s true that these days you can get low-carb ice creams fairly easily at the store. But looking at their ingredients list, I still prefer to make this wholesome, additive-free homemade recipe! And since it’s so easy to make, I really don’t mind the extra effort. It’s a fun weekend activity for the kids.
The ingredients needed for this recipe
You’ll only need four ingredients to make this tasty keto strawberry ice cream (the exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below):
Strawberries: I use fresh strawberries in this recipe. I haven’t experimented with using frozen strawberries. 🍓
Granulated sweetener: I like to use erythritol. If you don’t mind the carbs, you can use sugar. At some point, I plan to experiment with stevia and see how that works.
Vanilla extract: Try to use the real thing – pure vanilla extract – and not the artificially flavored stuff. The difference in flavor is quite pronounced when it comes to no-cook recipes.
Heavy cream: Try to find heavy cream that’s free of gums and thickeners. They’re not needed, and they don’t improve the outcome, so why ingest them?
How to make keto strawberry ice cream
Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. It’s a very easy recipe. Here are the basic steps:
1. Process the four ingredients in your food processor.
2. Transfer the mixture to a pan (I typically use a 9-inch square baking dish), cover, and freeze.
3. Stir the mixture a few times during the freezing process to prevent ice crystals from forming.
The only tedious part is that you’ll need to stir the mixture a few times during the freezing process. This is important, though, because it helps prevent large ice crystals from forming in the no-churn ice cream. So it helps keep the mixture nice and creamy.
How to serve this ice cream
It’s excellent just as it is! But for a special treat, I sometimes drizzle melted dark chocolate on top and serve it with a dollop of keto whipped cream.
How long can you keep keto strawberry ice cream?
You can keep it, tightly covered, in the freezer for up to three months. Remove it from the freezer 30 minutes before you plan to serve it.
This homemade ice cream does get icy the longer it’s stored. Sometimes I scoop out a serving, then use a mini food processor to briefly process it into smooth soft-serve ice cream.
Another frozen treat that you might like
We are a family of four. Two of us have a strong preference for homemade chocolate frozen yogurt, while the other two prefer fruity flavors, so we much prefer this keto strawberry ice cream. So I find myself making a batch per week, alternating between the two flavors!
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Keto Strawberry Ice Cream
- 1/4 cup granulated sweetener (such as erythritol)
- 1/2 lb. fresh strawberries, tops removed, halved
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Place the sweetener and the strawberries in your food processor bowl. Process into a smooth puree.
- Add the vanilla and heavy cream and process until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, stopping twice to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Transfer to a 9-inch square baking dish. Cover and place in the freezer for 45 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the freezer. Use a fork to stir the already-frozen edges into the still-soft center, then use a whisk to mix everything together until smooth.
- Cover again, and place in the freezer for two more hours, repeating the process of stirring the ice cream every 30 minutes.
- Freeze undisturbed for one more hour.
- Remove the ice cream from the freezer 15 minutes before serving.