We just broke out our ice cream maker and are churning up our first batch of Keto ice cream of the season, right out of my go-to keto sweets cookbook! With kids home and warmer weather, homemade ice cream is actually a nourishing treat that is fun to make together as a family and actually is really easy!
Whether you’re on keto, or just avoiding the highs and lows of blood sugar crashes, keto treats are delicious for everyone in the family!
If you have an ice cream maker, make sure your ice cream maker bowl is in your freezer for yummy treats this week!
Homemade Lemon Ice Cream
With kids home and warmer weather, homemade ice cream is actually a nourishing treat that is fun to make together as a family and actually is really easy!Whether you're on keto, or just avoiding the highs and lows of blood sugar crashes, keto treats are delicious for everyone in the family! Here's a sample recipe out of the Keto Sweets Cookbook - if you have an ice cream maker, make sure your ice cream maker bowl is in your freezer for yummy treats this week!
- 2 cans full-fat coconut milk or 3 cups heavy cream or half and half
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup MCT oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest or 1 drop food-grade lemon essential oil
- 3 teaspoons erythritol or stevia to taste is what we used
- 2 teaspoons monk fruit or stevia to taste is what we used
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut milk over medium heat. While the coconut milk is warming, combine the egg yolks, MCT oil, erythritol, lemon juice, and monk fruit in a medium mixing bowl until completely combined.
When the coconut milk is steaming but not boiling, remove it from the heat and add it to the egg yolk mixture in a thin steady stream, whisking constantly. Do not add the milk too quickly or it will cook the eggs.
When the coconut milk and the egg yolks are completely combined, add in the vanilla and lemon zest (or essential oil) and combine well.
Add to an ice cream maker of choice, following the manufacturer directions. If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour into popsicle molds and enjoy creamy keto lemon popsicles!
The heating step is not necessary if you normally eat raw eggs. We eat raw egg yolks (read more about that here), but it does weird people out, so I included the directions for heating.
This recipe is adapted from the Keto Lemon Ice Cream on page 15 of Keto Sweets. I love this cookbook for simple delicious low-sugar treats!
About the recipes from this cookbook
It’s called Keto Sweets, and inside, you’ll find 80 delicious, easy-to-make, and of course, keto-approved desserts like:
- Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and more Ice creams…
- Chocolate chip cookie cake, coconut cake, and more…
- Easy chocolate truffles and white chocolate bark…
- Graham crackers and Oreos…
How do treats fit into a ketogenic diet? As ‘occasional food’! This is your friendly reminder that if you try to ‘do keto’ living on keto brownies, you won’t see the amazing changes that you could in your body and mind with the ketogenic diet. But still, they have a place… for celebrations, for that time of the month, and as an occasional treat that won’t undo all the work you did to get yourself into ketosis.
Keto Sweets is a great way to stay on track with your keto diet and still be able to enjoy… just make sure it’s occasional indulgence and doesn’t creep into being the main part of your diet ;)