Of all the desserts that people ask about when they go on a diet, ice cream has to top the list. And it’s no different with the keto diet.The questions are always the same:
- Can I have ice cream? It's one of my favorite foods!
- Is there an ice cream substitute that's diet-friendly?
- Is there an ice cream that's not full of unhealthy ingredients or preservatives that "technically" make it work for my diet?
When it comes to this strawberry soft-serve keto ice cream, the answer is: yes, yes, and yes.
This soft-serve keto ice cream recipe uses only three ingredients, all of which are keto-approved and packed with health benefits.
If you make this recipe, be sure to post it on Instagram and tag @ketologic.
Soft-Serve Strawberry Ice Cream
- No added sugar
Why You Should Try This Keto Ice Cream Recipe
We could probably just say "because it's ice cream and it's keto," and leave it at that.
After all, we probably don't have to do a ton of convincing to get you excited about trying strawberry soft-serve keto ice cream.
But we'll give you a few reasons anyway, just to show you how awesome this ice cream recipe really is.
- It's made with just three ingredients. Many store-bought ice creams are made with tons of chemicals and preservatives to give it that "regular" ice cream taste and texture. Ours uses KetoLogic's KetoMeal, which is full of healthy fats and MCT oil, frozen strawberries, and heavy whipping cream. That's it.
- It's more affordable than store-bought keto ice cream. Low-carb desserts are more accessible at your average grocery store than even just a few years ago, but that doesn't mean they're cheap. Some keto-approved ice cream brands cost more than $10 per pint! Your dessert will cost less than half of that if you consider the price of 2 scoops of KetoLogic's KetoMeal and frozen fruit.
- It has a similar texture to regular ice cream. Any dessert connoisseur can tell you that texture matters when it comes to replacing or finding diet-friendly versions of your favorite foods. Our keto ice cream yields a smooth, rich texture that's naturally flavored with strawberries and erythritol, a keto-approved natural low-carb sweetener.
- It offers all the health benefits of strawberries. And there are many—keep reading to see all the benefits.
Top Health Benefits of Strawberries
Pound for pound, strawberries are one of the best fruits you can eat on a ketogenic diet. Here are the top 3 health benefits.
1. Strawberries have very few carbs
Many fruits don't fit on a ketogenic diet. Even some that are full of vitamins and minerals contain too many carbs per serving to be practical. (Apples are an example—one medium apple has 25 grams of carbs, or about half your daily carb allotment. ).
2. Strawberries are packed with micronutrients
Did you know one cup of strawberries contains 147% of your daily vitamin C requirements ? And it contains more than 15 other essential vitamins and minerals, which are essential for human health. They help the body perform a wide variety of functions, including improved eyesight, immune system function, and cardiovascular health .
3. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants
Strawberries are also packed with a variety of flavonoids, which are a type of antioxidant that promotes health and fights diseases .
Flavonoids fight free radicals in the body, which are unstable cells that can turn into cancer if left unchecked. But you can lower your risk of these diseases by eating lots of nutrient-dense foods, including this dessert!
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Soft-Serve Strawberry Keto Ice Cream
- 2 scoops Vanilla KetoLogic® KetoMeal®
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Pulse all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. If you have trouble blending everything thoroughly, add more heavy cream.
- Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and place it in the freezer until frozen. Let thaw for 10 minutes before serving.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2