Although I have no problem eating ice cream all year round (in fact I used to work in an ice cream parlor -- BAD idea, in case you were wondering), with the weather getting warmer, it most certainly is time for making and eating ice cream.
In celebration of that, I scoured the internet to bring to you all some fabulously yummy-looking low-carb ice cream recipes that also happen to be dairy-free.
Since my son has a life-threatening dairy allergy, and it appears that I don't do well with dairy either, traditional ice cream isn't an option--and since we're all on varying degrees of the candida diet, low carb is a must for us as well.
If you've ever tried to find low-carb ice cream that is also dairy-free, you know that it can be extremely expensive.
We have occasionally treated ourselves to a pint at a Whole Foods while on a trip, but the $7.99 sticker makes the ice cream somehow taste not as good, you know?
So here are some great options for you and yours to enjoy low-carb ice cream without breaking the budget.
Time to break out the ice cream maker and popsicle molds for sure!
27 Healthy Ice Cream Recipes--dairy-free and low-carb
Just a note about these vegan ice cream recipes - some of them use coconut sugar, or a really small amount of honey. If you like, substitute in stevia or another low carb sweetener of your choice. If chocolate chips are used, you can use these sugar-free chocolate chips or my Homemade Chocolate Chips recipe for a low carb option.
(Note - this ice cream uses coconut sugar -- substitute a low carb sweetener like xylitol if need be. Also watch serving size due to beans.)
(Substitute xylitol or stevia for the honey to make this lower carb)
This Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Ganache is rich and so healthy--the mint provides tons of flavor but tons of nutrition too!
(Use xylitol instead of coconut sugar and berries instead of the pear for a lower carb option)
You only need 3 Ingredients for these super refreshing Watermelon Popsicles, with 7 delicious variations to choose from.
(Use xylitol instead of the honey for lower carb option)
These popsicles are the frozen version of that perfect combination of fruit with cream. Dairy-free cream in this case, but of course you can use real cream if you like.
Coffee Ice Cream made better with some chocolate and crunchiness.
Strawberry and what, you say? You'll be surprised at how yummy these popsicles are and you can't go wrong with the simplicity of only 3 ingredients!
Dairy-free Ice Cream Recipes that Use Eggs
(Use xylitol or stevia for a lower carb option.)
The Perfect Healthy Ice Cream Topping
This 3 Ingredient Healthy Magic Shell is the perfect topping for any of these ice creams…makes a great dip for the popsicles too!
Which one is your favorite?