Calling all lemon lovers, this one’s for you.
This keto no-churn lemon ice cream is based on Martina’s popular No- Churn Vanilla Ice Cream recipe. It’s so creamy and loaded with lemon juice and zest. I used zest of just one lemon for a slightly milder citrus flavour but if you love lemon, feel free to add one or two. Nothing is more refreshing for summer than this.
If you leave it in the freezer for longer than 4 hours it will set hard, either add glycerine to prevent it crystallising or remove from the freezer when ready to eat and allow to thaw slowly in the fridge.
Sweetened with erythritol rather than sugar it won’t spike your blood sugar levels like other lemon ice creams and at just 3.6 g net carbs per serving, it’s a keto classic you will make time and time again.
I hope you enjoy it!
Note: Based on feedback from those who have tried this recipe, the lemon juice will make this ice cream a little more icy. You could try skipping the lemon juice and increasing the amount of lemon zest and heavy whipping cream (using less egg whites). This will keep the ice cream creamy with enough flavour.
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Tips for Super Soft Ice Cream
This recipe produces soft and creamy ice-cream. However, once left in the freezer for more than 4 hours, it will get hard. Below are some tips to help you keep it soft:
- Vodka or other similar alcoholic drink - about 1/4 cup. Vodka is best as it's neutral and leaves no aftertaste.
- Vegetable glycerin - 1-2 tablespoons. This ingredient will prevent crystallisation. It has a minimum effect on blood sugar but I personally count all the carbs in it because it has more calories than sugar.
- MCT oil - about 1/4 cup. I use it in other ice-cream recipes but I'm not sure how that would work in this one. It may "deflate" the fluffy texture.
- Also, put the ice-cream in single-serving containers so you don't have to wait for too long until it softens when taken out of the freezer.
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Serving size ~ 1 cup, 2 large scoops
Allergy information for No-Churn Low Carb Lemon Ice Cream
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
- Recipe can be made dairy-free or coconut-free.
Nutritional values (per serving, ~ 1 cup, 2 large scoops)
Net carbs3.6 grams
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 9%, fat 85%
Total carbs3.8 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars2.6 gramsSaturated fat13.2 gramsSodium67 mg(3% RDA)Magnesium9 mg(2% RDA)Potassium113 mg(6% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 6 servings)
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