26 Healthy Ice Cream Recipes You'll Swoon Over
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.
Almond Joy Fudgesicles
Easy Raspberry Sorbet
Chocolate Almond Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream
Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream
(Note - this ice cream uses coconut sugar -- substitute a low carb sweetener like xylitol if need be. Also watch serving size due to beans.)
Green Tea Ice Cream
(Substitute xylitol or stevia for the honey to make this lower carb)
Dark Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream
Almond Joy Ice Cream
Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Ganache Swirl
This Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Ganache is rich and so healthy--the mint provides tons of flavor but tons of nutrition too!
Key Lime Popsicles
Sunbutter Ice Cream
(Use xylitol instead of coconut sugar and berries instead of the pear for a lower carb option)
5-Minute Refreshing Mojito Sorbet
Coconut Coffee Ice Cream
3-Ingredient Watermelon Popsicles
You only need 3 Ingredients for these super refreshing Watermelon Popsicles, with 7 delicious variations to choose from.
Easy Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Blueberry Lemon Ginger Sorbet
(Use xylitol instead of the honey for lower carb option)
Berries and Cream Popsicles
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.
Vegan Mocha Chip Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream made better with some chocolate and crunchiness.
3-Ingredient Strawberry Sage Popsicles
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
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Cinnamon Ice Cream
White Chocolate Ice Cream
Bulletproof Ice Cream
Almond Coffee Ice Cream
(Use xylitol or stevia for a lower carb option.)
The Perfect Healthy Ice Cream Topping
Homemade Magic Shell
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?
Great recipes!, any way you can email me all these recipes (this page) to me, I would appreciate it very much!;
Hi there - thanks!
Are you wanting just this page emailed to you? You can just copy the URL and email it to yourself, if that is what you are looking for.
Yumminess abounds! lol
These look soooo yummy. Some using ingredients I would have never thought to use. Worth a try. Can't wait. Thank you for sharing. I loooove ice cream (but I'm dairy, lactose, casein, soy and gluten intolerant).
Wonderful! I hope you try one soon!
Great list! They all sound so good! Thank you for including my Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream and Blueberry Ginger Sorbet.
Thanks much and thanks for your lovely recipes!!!
So many ice creamy choices--can't wait to try some of these! And I've since started using xylitol, too, in my own recipes that have coconut sugar listed--works perfectly. 🙂 Thanks for adding that suggestion--and thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Ricki. My son commented numerous times about how great your ice cream recipe looks!! Can't wait to make it!
These ice cream recipes will be great for my family this summer! We are also dairy free and egg free! Thx for including my green tea ice cream.
It looks great Karen - I'll have to try it!
Lots of great recipes!
Thanks for sharing them and for sharing my mojito sorbet! 🙂
My pleasure - it looks wonderful!!