Not going to lie but this Keto Chocolate Ice Cream is crazy good! Only 2g net carbs, sugar free and with a no churn method as well.
Keto Chocolate Ice Cream in ice cream scoops

I really wanted to make a standout keto chocolate ice cream. It needed to be easy to make, creamy and include a no churn option. This keto ice cream recipe is pretty amazing let me tell you.

What makes a great low carb ice cream? Personally, I think it is that it is fuss-free. I like every recipe I make or create to be simple and able to be made with a minimum of appliance if need be.

Check below for a few different ways to serve our keto chocolate ice cream. I hope you love it!

Keto Chocolate Ice Cream Ingredients

It’s easy I promise. You may even have everything at home already to make this super simple keto ice cream recipe.

Here is all you need to make it.

Cream – I use thickened cream. For other countries this is usually a heavy or whipping cream. For a dairy free keto ice cream use coconut cream.

Sweetener – I use xylitol. Even though I am not a huge fan of xylitol due to its toxicity to dogs I do use it carefully when making keto ice cream recipes. The reason I use it is because it it does not re-crystallise when frozen like monk fruit, erythritol and stevia-based sweeteners do. Allulose can be used but is a more expensive option.

Eggs – I always use large, fresh free range eggs at room temperature. Room temperature eggs do not give you eggy tasting results.

Salt Flakes and Unsweetened Cacao – I use Australian brand Cell Squared.

Xanthan Gum – alternatively use guar gum or 60ml Vodka to keep any keto ice cream super creamy and scoopable.

Flavoured Collagen – it is optional, but I really loved it in this keto chocolate ice cream recipe. It gave the ice cream a little bit of caramel flavour but I think it also gave it a lot of creamier texture too. I used Locako Vanilla Toffee. Locako is an Aussie company and they do have more flavours as well. However, you can use your favourite brand or flavour if preferred.

ice cream in a round tin and scoops

How To Make It

This keto ice cream is easy to make. It is no different than a standard ice cream custard process on the stove. However, this is just making it a sugar free ice cream by using a keto approved sweetener.

I have included a recipe for making a keto ice cream in the Thermomix as well for our thermi fans. Which is incredibly fast and easy.

Using all the tips I have provided above in the ingredients and in the recipe card you should be able to make the best low carb ice cream at home.

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FAQs for making soft low carb ice cream

Can I make it an Ice Cream Maker? Absolutely! After freezing the mixture for a few hours place into the ice cream maker and churn as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Can I make keto ice cream without a blender? Yes, you can! Even though I have used a blender or ice cream maker in this recipe you can make it without one. Simply take the ice cream out of the freezer every few hours and give it a big stir breaking up the ice crystals. This should be done 3-4 times before freezing completely before serving.

Keto Ice Cream made with erythritol. Whatever other sweetener you use instead of xylitol (or allulose) can make the ice cream firmer. Always keep keto ice cream airtight. It can also help to add a piece of cling film over the ice cream and press firmly onto the surface before covering with a lid. Other optional ingredients to use to help keep a sugar free ice cream soft and creamy are vegetable glycerine, guar gum and a white base neutral-tasting alcohol like vodka.

close up of chocolate ice cream scoops

More Fab Keto Ice Creams to Make

Here are a list of my favourite keto ice cream recipes. I have made a few in my time and you will find all of these very different to the chocolate one.

  1. Keto Creme Fraiche Ice Cream
  2. Fat Ice Zero Carb Keto Ice Cream
  3. Viennetta Caramel Keto Cheesecake
  4. Lush Macadamia Keto Ice Cream – Low Carb
  5. Creamy Whole Egg Vanilla Protein Ice Cream

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close up of chocolate ice cream scoops

Keto Chocolate Ice Cream

Not going to lie but this Keto Chocolate Ice Cream is crazy good! Only 2g net carbs, sugar free and with a no churn method as well.
5 from 43 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freezing: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Course: Desserts, keto sweets
Cuisine: American, Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Halal
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 8 serves
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  • Place all the ingredients into a large heat safe bowl. Whisk until combined. Bring a saucepan half filled with water to a gentle simmer. Place the bowl over the pan and continue to whisk until the sweetener is no longer grainy (4-7 minutes) and the custard coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat.
  • Strain the ice cream to remove any lumps. Pour the custard into a thin layer in a large ziplock bag or shallow tray and freeze it flat for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Break or cut the ice cream into small chunks, work in batches and pulse in a food processor or blender until smooth before freezing again. Freeze at least a further 3 hours after blending before serving.


  • Insert whisk attachment. Add all ingredients to the mixer.; mix 10 sec/speed 4.
  • Cook 9 min/90°C/speed 2. Pour the custard into a thin layer in a large ziplock bag or shallow tray and freeze it flat for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Break or cut the ice cream into small chunks and place half into the mixer bowl. Mix 1 min/speed 7. Scrape and repeat until smooth before freezing again. Repeat with remaining half. Freeze at least a further 3 hours after blending before serving.


  1. This recipe is suitable to make in any ice cream maker if you prefer.
  2. Always keep ice cream airtight to avoid ice crystals.
  3. Gelatin is used to soften the ice cream. If you are going to omit it you will need to use 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum, or 30ml of vodka to help keep the ice cream scoopable.
  4. The best sweeteners for keto ice creams are xylitol and allulose. Please note that xylitol is toxic to dogs and should be used and consumed with caution when around our four-legged family members. If using other sweeteners, the ice cream will be a lot firmer and may require you to leave it at room temperature for a while before it is scoopable.
  5. The flavoured collagen is optional. I have to say I loved it in this ice cream.
  6. Please note the ice cream custard will taste sweeter than the end result.
  7. For a dairy free keto ice cream please substitute coconut cream in place of the thickened cream.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 261mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1496IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 7mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger and author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.

Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017.

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73 responses to “Keto Chocolate Ice Cream – No Churn”

  1. Julie Rosenthal @goodiegoodieglutenfree

    5 stars
    OMG I AM IN HEAVEN! Creamy factor is everything!!!

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  2. Natalie

    5 stars
    Oh wow, it’s so dark and chocolaty. Yum! I bet it taste amazing. I’m totally craving this ice cream right now. I have to make it.

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  3. Kayla DiMaggio

    5 stars
    This ice cream was so delicious and easy to make! It will be hard not to make it all the time!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Jeannie

    5 stars
    amazing! never thought of a keto ice cream and this didnt disappoint, such a great recipe!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is sooo good, isn’t it Jeannie.

  5. Helen

    5 stars
    This ice cream is so soft and super delicious! I absolutely love it. I used coconut cream and added some chocolate collagen powder to it as well and it worked a treat. I serve it with raspberries. Yummo!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am so happy you have found the recipe and enjoying it Helen. Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a review.

  6. Sb0001

    How would you make it vanilla ice cream? Simply omit the cacao… and/or throw in some vanilla pod thingy-me-bobs? Thank you!

  7. Jannette L

    5 stars
    This is the creamiest ice cream I have ever made. I cooked in the Thermomix and chilled it down and churned it in my ice cream maker (frozen bowl type). Has not gone icy in the freezer. Definitely will be making it again

  8. Melissa

    5 stars
    Absolutely amazing! Best ice cream I’ve ever had. And so easy to make!

  9. Trisha Hughes

    Hi Megan,
    Just wondering if you can add mct oil to this recipe?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Trisha, of course if you want to add some in go for it.

  10. Tracey

    5 stars
    This is a super creamy almost gooey ice cream. Very easy to make. I used and ice cream maker But there’s instructions for no churn. Add your favourite flavour. I added peppermint essence and a block of sugar free mint chocolate

  11. Christina

    5 stars
    Absolutely amaxing recipe!!! Delicious!!!

  12. Karen Condit

    5 stars
    Conventional method with allulose and vodka whipped with Vitamix blender. Flavorful with scoopable consistency right from freezer. But my batch had a slightly crystallized first bite followed by a fatty film on the tongue. Any suggestions of what I could change to improve? Won’t use the xylitol because of having dogs.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Karen, not sure what is causing the separation. But maybe just give it a blitz before eating. Perhaps it is the fat percentage in the cream. As for the crystals maybe try some of the collagen and guar gum to combat that too.

  13. Lisa

    5 stars
    This is better than normal ice cream! I find most ice creams too sweet. This keto version is more creamy and the flavour of chocolate is prominent not the ‘sugar’. It churned up beautifully in my ice cream churner. 10/10 #notmissingout

  14. Lucy

    5 stars
    Absolutely the best ice cream we have tried. It is so easy to make and tastes so smooth and creamy. It was a big hit in our family. Delicious.

  15. Jude Willcocks

    5 stars
    I didnt rate my comment

  16. Jude Willcocks

    Well i did the second step this morning as in the recipe. My grandson is very ‘anti-keto’, he asked this morning if he could try the icecream even though it wasnt frozen, more like soft serve. He ate the whole serve I gave him and he thinks it is good.

    it is lovely and creamy and I am waiting for it to set, as i like mine in a cone!! I will certainly be making again.

  17. Jude

    5 stars
    Omg this icecream is the bomb, great texture and flavour. A real winner.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed it Jude x

  18. Mel

    5 stars
    Amazing! Just tastes like normal ice cream….. perfections!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So glad you think so Mel. Thanks for trying it out for us too.

  19. Yvette

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Great as is, or as a base to add your own additional flavours. I tried it with cherry and coconut and it was so darn good.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Damn! That sounds so delicious Yvette! Thanks for giving it a go and leaving a review.

  20. Lynda

    5 stars
    This icecream is insanely good. So creamy and decadent. It’s a guilt free pleasure that I will be making often. Thanks for such a great keto recipe 😍😍

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am with you Lynda. It might get made a few times here too 😂

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