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Keto Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Smooth and creamy, this keto vanilla ice cream is easy to make with only 5 ingredients and only 4 grams net carbs per serving!
Prep Time40 mins
Freezing Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American, Keto
Keyword: Ice Cream, keto, Keto Ice Cream, vanilla, vanilla ice cream
Servings: 8
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Stacey
Cost: $10


  • Saucepan
  • Electric mixer
  • Baking Dish
  • Large Mixing Bowl


  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream divided
  • 6 tablespoon butter cubed
  • 3/4 cup erythritol or monkfruit sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste optional


  • In a medium saucepan, combine half of the heavy whipping cream (2 cups), sweetener, and butter.
  • Simmer over medium heat, stirring this mixture until the butter has melted completely and the sweetener has dissolved. Now, bring to a boil and lower heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour cream mixture into a heat-proof container and cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, stir in the vanilla extract and vanilla paste.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whip up the 2 remaining cups of heavy whipping cream until peaks form.
    4 step photo collage showing how to make vanilla ice cream
  • Fold the vanilla mixture into the whipped cream, then scoop into the container in which you'll be freezing it.
  • Freeze for up to 4 hours, then remove from freezer and allow to thaw for 15-30 minutes or until able to scoop.


Net Carbs: 4g per serving
Nutrition information is an estimate only; your actual values may vary depending on ingredients used and serving size.


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 116mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2012IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg