No Churn Sugar-Free Strawberry & Cream Ice Cream

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I have a love-hate relationship with my ice cream machine. While I enjoy having one to make delicious ice cream, the process can be quite a hassle. The constant need to pre-freeze the churn is something I often forget, making the whole process frustrating. So, when I realized there was a really simple way to make ice cream without churning, just by using whipped cream and egg whites, I was thrilled. The idea of having homemade no churn keto ice cream in just a few hours without the mess was too good to pass up.

There’s always the option to use Keto Condensed Milk (or this dairy-free version) to make smooth and silky no churn keto ice cream, but you’ll need to make that in advance and make sure it’s cooled down.

This recipe is much faster to make! Inspired by my love for roasted strawberries and cream, I decided to combine them with the no-churn ice cream. The result? An absolutely delicious sugar-free strawberry and cream ice cream that you can enjoy in no time. Whether you’re following a keto diet or just looking for a healthier treat, this recipe is perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This No Churn Sugar-Free Ice Cream

  • Low-Carb & Sugar-Free: A healthier alternative to traditional ice cream.
  • No Ice Cream Maker Needed: Simple to make without any special equipment.
  • Light Yet Creamy: Despite being sugar-free, it’s incredibly light and delicious.
  • Versatile: You can easily swap ingredients to suit dietary preferences.
  • Easy to Make: Minimal hands-on time required.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Heads up: For exact measurements, see the recipe card below.

Making this recipe is simple; you only need a few ingredients:

  • Strawberries: Fresh or frozen, they add a natural sweetness and vibrant color.
  • Powdered Low-Carb Sweetener: A sugar-free sweetener that keeps the ice cream low-carb.
  • Vanilla Bean Powder: Adds a lovely vanilla flavor. You can use sugar-free vanilla extract instead.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Provides the creamy texture essential for ice cream.
  • Eggs: Separate the yolks and whites for a light and airy, smooth and creamy base.
  • Cream of Tartar: Helps stabilize the egg whites. You can use an equal amount of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice instead.
No Churn Sugar-Free Strawberry & Cream Ice Cream recipe
Can I make this ice cream dairy-free?

Yes! Simply replace the heavy whipping cream with coconut cream. Keep in mind that the ice cream may not be as fluffy.

Can I use other fruits?

Absolutely! You can substitute strawberries with other berries like raspberries or blueberries for a different flavor. No keto police here 😉 In fact, you can use ANY fruit as long as you stick to small amounts. You can make this ice cream any way you like Try options such as chopped dark chocolate, fine lemon zest and matcha powder.

What is the best low-carb sweetener for making keto ice cream?

The best sweetener to make keto ice cream, whether it’s no churn or regular one, is Allulose. It tastes and caramelizes just like sugar which means that you can finally make smooth, no gritty, no icy ice cream. You can get 20% off RxSugar (our favorite brand!) by using the code KETODIET20 at checkout.

How can I make this ice cream soft if I don’t have Allulose?

There are a few tricks you can use to keep your ice cream soft even without Allulose. You can use powdered Xylitol or Erythritol-based sweeteners. First, make sure to use alcohol-based vanilla extract in the ice cream mixture, as this helps prevent ice crystals from forming. Additionally, you can add a tablespoon of vegetable glycerin or MCT oil. Both options will contribute to a smoother and creamier texture, ensuring your no-churn ice cream remains soft and delicious.

How To Make No Churn Keto Ice Cream

Roast the Strawberries. Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F) fan assisted, or 195°C (380°F) conventional. Quarter the strawberries and place them in a mixing bowl (no need to cut if using frozen). Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of powdered low-carb sweetener and add the vanilla bean powder. Mix well to coat. Spread the strawberries on a baking tray and roast for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Ingredients for no churn strawberry & cream ice cream: strawberries, cream, vanilla, eggs, cream of tartar and low-carb sweetener.
Roasted strawberries on a baking tray.

Puree the Strawberries. Once cooled, blend the strawberries into a smooth puree.

Prepare the Egg Whites. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Place the whites in a stand mixer and whisk until they start to thicken. Add the cream of tartar and continue whisking until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining powdered low-carb sweetener, whisking until stiff peaks form.

Blended roasted strawberries.
Separated eggs - egg yolks and egg whites.

Whip the Cream. In another bowl, whisk the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. Be careful not to overwhip.

Combine Ingredients. In a third bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the vanilla extract. Gently fold the egg whites into the whipped cream, followed by the egg yolk mixture, using a spatula until well combined.

Whipped cream, whipped egg whites, egg yolks and mashed strawberries.
Whipped no churn keto ice cream mixture.

Layer and Freeze. Alternate spoonfuls of the ice cream mixture and strawberry puree into your ice cream container. Swirl with a spoon to create a marbled effect. Freeze for at least 2 hours, up to 4 hours depending on the container size.

No Churn Sugar-Free Strawberry & Cream Ice Cream recipe
No Churn Sugar-Free Strawberry & Cream Ice Cream recipe

Serve. Scoop and serve when ready!

No Churn Sugar-Free Strawberry & Cream Ice Cream recipe

Tips for Best No Churn Keto Ice Cream

  • Roast the Strawberries: Roasting enhances the natural sweetness and flavor.
  • Don’t Overwhip the Cream: Overwhipping can cause the cream to turn into butter, ruining the texture.
  • Fold in Gently. When combining the whipped cream, egg yolks and whipped egg whites, gently fold in using a rubber spatula. The more air you can keep in, the lighter and less icy the ice cream will be!
  • Use Fresh Eggs: Fresh eggs will provide a better texture and taste.
  • Freeze in Single-Serve Portions: This makes it easier to manage portions and speeds up the thawing process when you’re ready to eat.

Storage Instructions

How long can I store this ice cream?

The ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How should I store it it?

For better portion control, store the ice cream in individual single-serve containers. To serve, leave at room temperature for 15 minutes to soften.

Tools for No Churn Sugar-Free Ice Cream

  • Food Processor or Blender: Essential for pureeing the roasted strawberries.
  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer: To whip up the cream and egg whites.
No Churn Sugar-Free Strawberry & Cream Ice Cream recipe

No Churn Keto Strawberry & Cream Ice Cream

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Luscious, creamy, and sugar-free, this no-churn strawberry and cream ice cream is a delicious low-carb treat. With just a few simple steps and no ice cream maker needed, you can enjoy this healthy dessert anytime!
Servings6
Prep Time20 minutes
Freezing Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 20 minutes
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Ingredients
 
 

Roasted Strawberries

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (or frozen and thawed strawberries)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder (or 1 tsp sugar-free vanilla extract)
  • 1 tsp powdered low-carb sweetener (Allulose, Erythritol or Xylitol)

Ice Cream

  • 4 large eggs (separated)
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream (or coconut cream for dairy-free)
  • ½ cup powdered low-carb sweetener (Allulose, Erythritol or Xylitol)
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free vanilla extract (ideally alcohol-based)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175 °C (350 °F), or 195 °C (380 °F). Quarter the strawberries and mix with 1 teaspoon of sweetener and vanilla powder. Roast for 20 minutes, then cool and puree.
  • Separate egg whites from yolks. Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form, then gradually add powdered sweetener until stiff peaks form.
  • Whisk egg whites with cream of tartar, gradually adding the sweetener until stiff peaks form.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  • Mix egg yolks with vanilla extract.
  • Gently fold egg whites into the whipped cream, then fold in the egg yolk mixture until well combined.
  • Alternate spoonfuls of the ice cream mixture and strawberry puree into a container. Swirl with a spoon.
  • Freeze for at least 2 hours, or until firm. Depending on the container size, it may take up to 4 hours. Scoop and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcalNet Carbs: 3.8gCarbohydrates: 4.3gProtein: 5.3gFat: 22.2gSaturated Fat: 13.1gSodium: 67mgMagnesium: 11mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 3.3g

Notes

  • Serving Size: About 2 scoops (125 g/ 4.4 oz).
  • Portion Control: Freeze in single-serve containers for convenience.
  • Serving: Leave at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Storage: Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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