When people hear the word “keto”, they immediately associate it with a hard-to-follow diet. Some of them are very hesitant to get into it because all they know is that the choices of foods are limited. But this connotation is wrong. With the keto diet, there are countless options when it comes to snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts. You just have to be creative. And if you do your homework, you’d be surprised to see amazing keto dishes, snacks, and desserts that you can make at home. You can even enjoy ice cream!
Now, if you are one who loves ice cream, but you are now in the keto diet, you can consider making this Coconut Ice Cream recipe. It is barely rich, but it is definitely creamy, rich, and super delicious.
But wait, is coconut keto? Definitely! In fact, it is one of the best fruits that you can eat if you are following the said diet. You can scoop the meat out yourself, or you also have the option to buy it in cans. But if this is the route that you want to take, be sure to check the labels. You should go for something with no sugar added.Print
This Coconut Ice Cream is a decadent keto dessert. Rich, creamy, and satisfying. It’s barely sweet, so you have the option to sweeten it a little bit if you wish to.
2 cans of coconut milk (15 oz each)
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup swerve confectioner’s sweetener
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
- Put the coconut milk in the fridge and let it chill for at least 3 hours.
- Spoon coconut cream into a large bowl. Leave the liquid in the can. Beat coconut cream until creamy and then set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Add sweetener and vanilla.
- Combine whipped coconut and whipped cream in a loaf pan.
- Freeze for about 5 hours.
To get better results, let the coconut milk chill overnight.
This homemade keto coconut ice cream is a perfect summer dessert. But, of course, you can have it all year round. It is low in sugar as well as in calories, so it is certainly a good choice for the keto diet. The catch? It is high in fat and has a moderate amount of protein. But it is super low in carbs, and that’s one thing that makes this type of ice cream keto-friendly. You can enjoy scoops of it without the guilt. No worries, you can still lose weight even if you eat this coconut ice cream every single day.
To ensure that you are really making a keto-friendly coconut ice cream, pay close attention to the ingredients most especially the coconut in cans. Look for those with no sugar.
When serving, you are free to top your ice cream with raspberries. As much as possible, opt for the fresh ones. That would add more flavor to your dessert.