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Lush Macadamia Keto Ice Cream – Low Carb

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Lush Macadamia Keto Ice Cream, it says it all!  This is most certainly lush, and if you have never made an ice cream with macadamia milk then you need to get this into your life. 

It is soooo good.  Macadamia milk is so low in carbs per 250ml and good in healthy fats.  Add to that some fresh roasted macadamias and you have an “oh so” super tasty mix.  I have made this ice cream so many times.  In fact it was adapted from a recipe I used to make with sugar.  I just swapped the sugar for erythritol and reduced the amount.  This macadamia ice cream is seriously close to perfection!


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The recipe was actually me re-creating a recipe I created around 20 years ago using sugar.  On the first attempt of trialling the recipe it was a winner.  It is so, so good!

Love Macadamia Ice Cream but want some flavour variations?

If you would like to use this macadamia ice cream recipe as a base recipe and flavour it with your own flavourings then go ahead, it works perfect for all flavours just omit the macadamias.  A little low carb secret for ice cream flavours is to use extracts.  These add a lot of flavour for a miniscule amount of carbs added.  You could also use some of my delicious Brookies recipe dough for a cookie dough variety!  How great does that sound?

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I hope you make this macadamia ice cream recipe and enjoy it just as much as I do.

Lastly I do just want to mention the use of xylitol. Xylitol is the recommended sweetener in this recipe as it is the ONLY sweetener that keeps your ice cream soft. Sorry NO erythritol is not the same. Xylitol is toxic to dogs so please be careful using it, cleaning up, storing it and under no circumstances sharing your ice cream with your dogs. The smallest amount can kill even the largest of our four legged friends.


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Mad Creations Lush Keto Macadamia Ice Cream

Lush Macadamia Keto Ice Cream - Low Carb

A beautiful lush sugar free ice cream that is very simple to make
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Keyword: macadamia keto ice cream
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Megan
Servings: 15 serves
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  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 140 g xylitol xylitol guarantees a softer scoop, otherwise use erythritol
  • 1 pinch sea salt flakes
  • 400 ml macadamia milk
  • 400 ml thickened cream
  • 1/2 tsp guar gum
  • 3 tsp vegetable glycerine
  • 120 g lightly roasted macadamias



  • Combine all the ingredients (except the macadamias) in a saucepan and cook on medium heat.
  • Stir until the mixture coats the back of the spoon.
  • Cool mix then freeze. Follow instructions as per below


  • Insert butterfly.  Add all ingredients except macadamias.
  • Cook for 9 minutes/90℃/speed 2.
  • Pour the mixture in a container and place in the freezer for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Break up your block of ice cream with a spoon.
  • Place into a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds (TM - 35 seconds / speed 8).
  • Stir macadamias through ice cream and return to the freezer.
  • Freeze for 2 hours.


  1. Coconut milk, almond milk, or milk can be substituted for macadamia milk.
  2. Vegetable glycerin can be left out out it is used purely to make the ice cream extra creamy and soft to serve.
  3. 1/2 tsp of guar  gum is added to help maintain a soft scoopable consistency.
  4. Another tip to keep ice cream soft and stop forming ice crystals is to store in a zip lock bag with the air removed.  You can do this by placing the bag over your ice cream container, place a straw in the corner of the bag and zip up to the straw.  Suck all the air from the bag and quickly remove the straw and seal.


Serving: 1serve (70g) | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.5mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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  • Marc says:

    This sounds delicious! Do you make your own macadamia milk in the TMX or do you use store bought?

    • Megan says:

      I just use store bought as I am always lazy with recipes. However you could easily make your own for possibly a creamier more delicious result

  • Sandra says:

    Can you make it in an icecream maker?

  • Mia says:

    I’ve just blended it and it’s now freezing. Having tasted the mix, I’m inclined to think I’ll cut back the sweetener next time as I found it far too sweet for my palate. I’ll try 50% sweetener and adjust by taste. It looks incredible and I can’t wait to sample the finished product later today.

  • marilyn elisha says:

    Can you substute xantham for guar gum? Would it work the same way?

  • Terri says:

    Do you think substituting coconut cream for the dairy cream would work? (so my dairy intolerant daughter can share)

  • Sandra E says:

    Can this be made in an ice-cream make and use xantham gum instead of guar gum?

  • Ava says:

    Can I replace the thicken cream with heavy whipping cream? Would I have to whip the whipping cream too then? Your recipe sounded awesome. I’m a rookie but really wanted to try 🙂

  • Telea says:

    5 stars
    Hi Megan,
    This is my favourite keto ice cream recipe and I have made it many times. I’m just curious if there is a way to stop the guar gum from going lumpy? I have tried mixing it with Mac milk prior to adding but it still remains lumpy. Do you have any suggestions?

  • Anne-marie Mulligan says:

    5 stars
    TM 6 – I’m just making it and got to the part where I need to blend it and return to the freezer. The consistency is mostly frozen but still quite soft in parts. Is that right? I also had the issue with guar gum being quite lumpy. I’m pre-empting 5 stars though 🙂

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      That would be that the guar gum has not evenly blended into your custard. Simply re-mix and mix well and you should be fine.

  • Wendy tack says:

    Hi there where can you buy xylitol from? and can I replace it for something else?

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