When people want to get into keto and they see that ice cream is one of the foods that they shouldn’t consume, they all start having seconds thoughts. Well, if that’s not your case, at least it was for me.
However, after a bit of research I found that even if I am on Keto, I still can consume low carb ice cream. Of course, not the regular ones, but something very similar in taste.
Now questions like, does it even taste good and is it healthy at all are circulating around your mind. Well, no worries at all, as this article will explain everything in detail what you need to know about Keto Ice Cream.
First, let’s explain why you can not eat regular ice cream while you are on Keto. One of the main reasons, that I suppose most of you know is that it contains sugar, right? Well, except that regular ice cream also contains food additives, emulsifiers and different preservatives like the ones to last longer, in flavor. Which at some point are not healthy even for people that are not on ketosis.
Is keto ice cream healthy at all? It all depends on the ingredients that your ice cream contains.
The ones made with the chemical are not healthy but if you can add natural sweeteners then there is nothing to worry about. You can also make coconut milk ice cream or coconut ice cream and skip both of sweeteners (natural and chemical). However, you must know that it’s not tasty as with sweeteners.
Before we continue on recipes of ice creams, first let’s dive into:
Low Carb Ice Cream Brands
- Halo Top
I started with Halo Top first, as is the first company that has started to offer low-carb ice cream. Since then, most of the biggest shop retailers have it and even local ones. Before purchasing it, you should taking in consideration that it is not completely ketogenic as it contains cane sugar and skims milk. Halo Top is mostly focused on low-carb carb users rather than ketogenic ones.
You might have seen that some people or websites recommend it as a keto ice cream, but you should know that it is not 100% pure because of caned sugar.
They have a lot of flavors that you can buy including Lemon, Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, Black Cherry, S’mores, mint chip and many more. You can also order it on Amazon Prime for 24 hour delivery.
2. Breyer’s CarbSmart
If you feel angry with me that I told you about an ice cream brand that it’s not relevant to keto users, I am sorry about it, but I had to mention because you could fell for it.
This other one brand, is totally good to consume even for people that are in Keto. You can find Breyer’s CarbSmart in different flavors such as
- Vanilla caramel gelato
- Almond bar
- Natural vanilla
- Cherry Vanilla
- Chocolate Strawberry
- Lactose-Free Vanilla
You can just head over their website and order online. You can also check reviews by consumers and what each of the flavours contains. For example Vanilla contains 3 grams of sugar and 120 calories per serving while chocolate only 3 grams per serving. Anyways, more info go check out their website and see if it’s worth buying.
3. Rebel Creamery
This brand company has been founded by people who used to make homemade ice cream for years. After that, they found about Ketogenic diet, but there was one thing that was holding them to start Keto. That was Ice cream. That’s why they decided to team up with scientist and make ice cream that is good to be consumed also while on Ketosis. Rebel Creamery claims that their products have the lowest net carbs and is with no added sugar.
Here are the type of flavors they offer.
- Cookie Dough
- Peanut Butter
- Mint Chip
- Butter PeCan
- Coffee Chip
They also offer cases with 8 pints
Peanut Butter Fudge Ingredients: Cream, Water, Peanut Butter, Erythritol, Milk Protein, Glycerin, Salt, Eggs, Yolks.
Serving size is ½ of the cup which is 73g.
It has 200 calories, which 170 are from fat.
Anyway, you can find all the information that I gave for Peanut Butter Fudge on their website for all the flavors I mentioned before.
4. Arctic Zero
Arctic has been in the market of low carb ice cream for some time now. They recently came up with a new design after they saw that this market is getting competitive. There is also one other thing that differentiates Arctic Zero from other low carb ice cream brands. That is that they do not use erythritol because they say that it can cause digestive problems. They also claim that all their products use only natural products. (We don’t suggest this product for Ketogenic users)
They have 4 products at the moment which include
- Light Ice Cream Prints
Cookies & Cream (90 Calories, 2.5g Total Fat)
Chocolate Chunk (80 Calories, 2g Total Fat)
Peanut Butter Cookies (90 Calories, 2.5g Total Fat)
Mint Chocolate Cookies (90 Calories, 2.5g Total Fat)
Vanilla Bean (70 Calories, 1g Total Fat)
Cookie & Brownie dough (80 Calories, 1.5g Total Fat)
Toffee Crunch (90 Calories, 2g Total Fat)
- Non-Dairy Prints
chocolate peanut butter (45 Calories, 0.5g Total Fat)
salted caramel (40 Calories, 0g Total Fat)
Cookie Shake (40 Calories, 0g Total Fat)
purely chocolate (40 Calories, 0g Total Fat)
cake batter (40 Calories, 0g Total Fat)
brownie blast (80 Calories, 1.5g Total Fat)
cookie dough chunk (80 Calories, 1.5g Total Fat)
hint of mint (40 Calories, 0g Total Fat)
cherry chocolate chunk (70 Calories, 1g Total Fat)
- Non-Bar Bars
salted caramel (90 Calories, 5g Total Fat)
Vanilla (90 Calories, 5g Total Fat)
cake batter (90 Calories, 5g Total Fat)
peanut butter & vanilla (90 Calories, 4g Total Fat)
- Lactose-Free Prints
chocolate peanut butter
hint of mint
cookie dough chip
cherry chocolate chunk
peanut butter swirl
rocky road trip
I did my best to review most of the low carb ice creams on the market. Since this site is mostly focused on keto diet, some of the ice creams I mentioned are not suggested for them expect Rebel Ice cream which doesn’t use any sugar. However, if you want to stay completely in control of the ingredients, you can cook it yourself.