Ice cream remains the number one requested dessert, but if you are doing keto without dairy, you don’t have many premade options to choose from. In this post we will showcase two of the top dairy-free keto ice cream products currently available, including ingredient lists, macros, and information on where you can find them in stores or online. 

We have also included some tips on how you can make your own dairy-free keto ice cream at home. 

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Dairy-Free Keto Ice Cream - Our Top 2 Picks

#1 So Delicious - No Sugar Added Coconut Milk Ice Cream

So Delicious offers a wide range of dairy-free frozen desserts including ice cream, whip cream, and ice cream bars, in a variety of flavors. They have also created low carb ‘no sugar added’ versions of some of their products that can be consumed on keto.

Instead of sugar, these frozen desserts utilize our top three recommended sweeteners: stevia, monk fruit extract, and erythritol, and are coconut and oat milk based. 

Ingredients: (Vanilla Bean) – Organic Coconut Milk (Filtered Water, Organic Coconut), Oat Milk (Filtered Water, Whole oat Flour), Organic Coconut Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Erythritol, Chicory Root Extract, Organic Sunflower oil, Pea Protein, Guar Gum, Vanilla Extract, Monk Fruit Extract, Natural Flavor, Reb A (Stevia Leaf Sweetener), Vanilla Bean Specks, Locust Bean Gum.

Macros: Per 2/3 cup (99g) serving – 160 Calories, 15g Fat, 1g Protein, (14g Carbs – 5g Dietary Fiber – 7g Sugar Alcohols) = 2 Net Carbs.

Flavors: Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Mint Chip, Butter Pecan. 

Note: Ingredients and macros vary slightly between flavors. 

Where to buy: So Delicious dairy-free ice cream is available in several health food stores and big brand supermarkets, however the no sugar added versions are a little harder to come by. 

A store locator tool is available on the So Delicious website, and you can also use Instacart to locate this product at a store near you.

#2 Arctic Zero Low-Carb Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Arctic Zero dairy-free ice cream contains slightly higher carbs within a smaller serving than the So Delicious ice cream highlighted above, but if you can control your portions, it does offer an alternative for those that don’t like coconut, or have difficulty with consuming sugar alcohols.

Arctic Zero ice cream comes in a wide variety of flavors and utilizes a prebiotic fiber and faba (fava) bean base instead of coconut, oat, or nut milks/creams. 

Prebiotic fibers are generally marketed as a beneficial source of fiber that supports gut bacteria, but it can sometimes cause stomach upset if consumed in large amounts.

I know what you’re thinking, faba beans are in the bean and pea family, are generally high in carbs, and not particularly keto friendly. We do acknowledge that this product is a bit of a stretch when it comes to keto, and I am not sure of anyone that could stop eating ice cream after just a half cup, but we thought it was important to provide at least one alternative to the So Delicious products mentioned above.

Ingredients: (Classic Vanilla) – Purified Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Prebiotic Fiber, Faba Bean Protein Concentrate, Acacia Gum, Tara Gum, Guar Gum, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Monk Fruit Concentrate.

Macros: Per 1/2 cup (58g) serving – 40 Calories, 0g Fat, 1g Protein, (9g Carbs – 4g Dietary Fiber) = 5 Net Carbs.

Flavors: Classic Vanilla, Pistachio, Cookie Shake, Purely Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Hint of Mint, Cake Batter, Brownie Blast, Cookie Dough Chunk, Cherry Chocolate Chunk. 

Note: Ingredients and macros vary slightly between flavors. 

Where to buy: Check out the product locator tool on the Arctic Zero website to find stores nearby that carry Arctic Zero ice cream, or order it online at icecreamsource.com or Amazon Fresh

Make Your Own Dairy-Free Keto Ice Cream

A young girl peeking into an ice cream maker to see if it is ready

There are dozens of keto ice cream recipes available online, and even entire recipe books dedicated to making standard keto ice cream. 

Dairy-free keto ice cream recipes however, are a bit rare, but in most instances coconut cream can be used as a substitute for traditional heavy cream.

I don’t have a unique dairy-free keto ice cream recipe for you. When I do make ice cream, I generally like using Leanne Vogel’s ice cream recipe from her Keto Diet cookbook. 

Although it is not written on the cover, all of the recipes in this book are dairy-free, and it is one of our top 3 recommended dairy-free keto cookbooks.

We do however have a few tips for making smooth great tasting dairy-free keto ice cream at home.

Tips For Making Your Own Ice Cream at Home

Tip #1 – Use an ice cream maker. If you plan on bringing ice cream back into your diet with any regularity, an ice cream maker makes the process much easier, and the final product more closely resembles traditional ice cream. 

The two most recommended ice cream makers are the Cuisinart ICE-30BCPI 2-Qt, and the Cuisinart 1.5-Qt 2IPI

Tip #2 – To save space in your freezer, store your finished product in an airtight, lidded, 32-ounce (950-ml) or larger freezer safe glass container, loaf pan, or bowl. Chill the container in the freezer before transferring your finished ice cream into it, and if using a loaf pan, line it with parchment paper first.

Tip #3 – The biggest complaint from people that attempt to make their own keto ice cream is that it is rock hard when frozen. Here are a few ways to help keep it soft.

1) use an allulose sweetener instead of erythritol or stevia, 

2) add a little MCT oil or powder, or 

3) add a little vodka. Yep, you read that right.

Do you know of any other dairy-free keto ice cream options available? Do you have any additional tips for making your own keto ice cream? Please share your experience by commenting below to help others navigating a dairy-free keto lifestyle.

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