Homemade Coconut Ice Cream You Can Try
If you’re looking for a homemade ice cream that doesn’t contain added sugars and is low in carbs, try using full fat coconut milk as a base.
For a classic vanilla flavor, mix coconut milk with vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and your favorite sugar-free sweetener stevia, monk fruit, and sugar alcohols work well. Other sugar-free ingredients like nut butters, matcha, and cocoa powder make great optional add-ins.
Freeze the mixture in small, blender-friendly portions, allow it to thaw slightly, then blend it until smooth and creamy.
A 1/2-cup (113-gram) serving with no extra ingredients provides approximately:
Fat: 24 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbs: 3 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Sugar: 1.5 grams
Although there’s no sugar added and it’s very low in carbs, this particular ice cream is higher in fat and calories than many other options. Thus, if you’re following a low fat diet or trying to reduce your calorie intake, it may not be the best choice.
Ice cream is a beloved, classic dessert, but it tends to be very high in added sugar.
If you don’t want to give up this dessert but are trying to reduce your sugar intake, consider one of the sugar-free or low sugar ice creams in this list.
It’s also easy to make your own by using fruit like coconut or banana as a base.