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Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo

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A couple of weeks ago, I got my new ice-cream maker. Cuisinart professional ice-cream maker was a bit pricey but totally worth the money! It has a built-in freezer and it's easy and quick to make an amazing ice-cream. This brand is very reliable and they also have some cheaper ice-cream makers with freezer bowls that you have to freeze before you begin your recipe. I couldn't wait to try it out and the result is my first ice-cream recipe!

While I was searching for the basic rules of ice cream making, I came across a great recipe from that answered most of my questions. For a start, the ice-cream has to be soft and creamy with no icy bites. I adjusted the recipe for a low-carb diet and added some Greek yogurt.

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Serving size 2 scoops/ 130 g/ 4.6 oz

Allergy information for Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 scoops/ 130 g/ 4.6 oz)

Net carbs4.4 grams
Protein5.8 grams
Fat29.6 grams
Calories317 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 8%, fat 86%
Total carbs4.4 gramsFiber0 gramsSugars4.1 gramsSaturated fat18.4 gramsSodium119 mg(5% RDA)Magnesium5 mg(1% RDA)Potassium56 mg(3% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 10 servings)


  1. Separate the egg yolks from egg whites. Beat the egg yolks in a bowl reserving the egg whites for another use (e.g. making quick wraps or adding them to your morning omelet).
  2. Mix the cream with the yogurt in a large bowl. Whisk until thickened slightly and the cream forms soft peaks but don't over-whisk it. Add the egg yolks into the bowl and gently fold into the cream mixture. (Tip: For a thicker ice-cream, you can make quick custard using the whipping cream and egg yolks. To do that, follow the instructions in my Keto Eggnog Ice Cream and add the chilled custard to the yogurt.) Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo
  3. Add the vanilla extract and vanilla seeds. To do that, open and scrape the vanilla bean and add the seeds into the mixture. This will boost the vanilla flavour. Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo
  4. Add to the yogurt mixture with the salt and stevia and blend well. Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo
  5. Pour into the ice-cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's instructions. Mine took just about 45 minutes. This varies based on the make of your ice-cream maker from 45-90 minutes. Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo
  6. When done, serve immediately or freeze for 30-60 minutes if the ice-cream is too soft. To store the ice-cream, place in small containers and keep in the freezer. Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo
  7. I always keep the ice-cream in rather small containers for portion control. Trust me, it's very easy to start with just a spoon and eat the whole container. Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo
  8. Ice-cream straight from the freezer may be too hard but you know the trick. Microwave for 10-20 seconds or leave at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before serving. Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo
  9. You can enjoy it by itself or add some fresh strawberries, top with whipped cream and garnish with fresh mint :-) Creamy Low-Carb Vanilla Froyo

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 scoops/ 130 g/ 4.6 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
1.6 g1.1 g22.8 g220 kcal
Yogurt (10% fat)
2.1 g3.6 g5 g67 kcal
Egg yolk, fresh
0.2 g1.1 g1.8 g22 kcal
Vanilla extract, imitation, alcohol
0.1 g0 g0 g6 kcal
Vanilla extract, powder (vanilla bean)
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.4 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Stevia extract (SweetLeaf or NuNaturals, natural low-carb sweetener)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 2 scoops/ 130 g/ 4.6 oz
4.4 g5.8 g29.6 g317 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (2)

I love vanilla and yogurt! Is it true that I don't need to count all carbs in yogurt? I've heard that full-fat is actually lower in carbs than what is labeled...

Thank you Kathy, yes, it's down to gut-friendly bacteria in full-fat dairy. It may have 30-60% less carbs depending on the yogurt and the amount of bacteria in it.