A beautiful lush sugar free ice cream that is very simple to make
3 scoops of ice cream in a black bowl.

It is so good, trust me. This recipe has been a firm favourite of mine long before I started a keto diet. It is smooth, delicious, easy as and super low in carbs.

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Why Do we Love this Recipe?

Macadamia milk is low in carbs per 250ml and good in healthy fats. A keto ice cream made with macadamia milk and macadamias is not only tasty but a great way to add fats to your diet.

You are going to love that this is also one of those homemade ice cream recipes that is no churn and so easy to make. Macadamia milk ice cream will soon become your go to dessert.

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The Ingredients

The ingredients used in this homemade keto ice cream are mostly ones you will have at home.

Macadamia Milk – is found in the long life milk section of the supermarket. I get mine from Coles supermarkets.

HOT TIP – check the nutritional labels on the macadamia milks as some brands are sweetened.

Xylitol – I use xylitol or Allulose in all of my ice creams. It is best to use either of these sweeteners so that the ice cream remains soft.

PLEASE NOTE – 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.

a bowl of ice cream.

FAQS and Hot Tips

Will keto ice creams kick you out of ketosis?

Well it shouldn’t. This macadamia milk keto ice cream is only 2g net carbs. The carb count is low enough and the xylitol sweetener is keto-friendly.

How can I stop keto ice cream from going hard?

The sweetener used has a lot to do with it. Using xylitol and allulose helps to keep the ice cream scoopable. Using erythritol or monk fruit does go a little harder and needs more resting at room temperature to soften before serving.

What does the gelatin and guar gum do?

Both of these ingredients are also used to keep low carb ice cream soft. I do not recommend leaving them out. However, you can substitute collagen, vodka, and/or xanthan gum.

a bowl of ice cream on a wood board.

More Great Recipes to Try

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  4. Easy Keto Custard
  5. New York Keto Cheesecake

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3 scoops of ice cream in a black bowl.

Lush Macadamia Keto Ice Cream – Low Carb

A beautiful lush sugar free ice cream that is very simple to make
5 from 68 votes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 12 serves
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  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 6 (6) egg yolks
  • 110 g (5 oz) xylitol xylitol guarantees a softer scoop, otherwise use erythritol
  • 1 pinch (1 pinch) sea salt flakes
  • 400 ml (14 oz) macadamia milk
  • 400 ml (14 oz) thickened cream
  • 1/2 tsp guar gum
  • 2 tsp (3 tsp) gelatin
  • 120 g (4 oz) lightly roasted macadamias



  • Combine all the ingredients (except the macadamias) in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  • Whisk intermittently until the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Pour into a large shallow container and allow to cool.
  • Transfer to the freezer and fereeze until firm.
  • Cut the ice cream into small chunks and mix in a food processor, in batched until smooth. Spoon into an airtight container. Stir through macadamias. Keep in the freezer.


  • Insert the whisk attachment. Add all ingredients except macadamias.
  • Cook for 9 minutes/90℃/speed 2.
  • Pour into a large shallow container and allow to cool. Transfer to the freezer and freeze until firm.
  • Cut the ice cream into small chunks and mix in a food processor, in batched until smooth. Spoon into an airtight container. Stir through macadamias. Keep in the freezer.


  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.

Your Own Notes


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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23 responses to “No Churn Macadamia Milk Ice Cream”

  1. Kristen M

    It looks like this recipe has been updated to replace the vegetable glycerin with gelatin but it is still mentioned in the notes (#2)

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks Kristen I will get onto fixing it.

  2. Katie W

    What can I replace guar gum with please?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You could use 2 teaspoons of gelatin

  3. Mik

    Could you substitute the macadamia milk for long life coconut milk? The kind found in the UHT milk section not the canned stuff?

  4. Wendy tack

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

  5. Anne-marie Mulligan

    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 🙂

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      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.

  6. Telea

    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?

    1. Megan

      Hi Telea, firstly what method are you using to make the ice cream. Stove top or Thermomix?

  7. Ava

    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 🙂

    1. Megan

      Yes you can use heavy whipping cream and just follow the recipe as is.

  8. Sandra E

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

  9. Terri

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

    1. Megan

      Yes I think it would Terri

  10. marilyn elisha

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

  11. Mia

    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.

  12. Sandra

    Can you make it in an icecream maker?

  13. Marc

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

    1. Megan

      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

  14. Liza M

    5 stars
    So easy to make, yet so delicious and smooth!

  15. Sara

    5 stars
    So. Damn. Good.
    I can’t believe how easy it is and how good it tastes.

  16. Megan

    5 stars
    One of the best keto ice creams you could ever make.

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