This is one of the simplest ice cream recipes that I know of when it comes to keto. You don’t have to make a custard, you don’t have to freeze or refrigerate the mixture before adding it to your ice cream machine, and you don’t have to wait around to temper anything. It’s simply blend, add, and eat!

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I’m using a pretty fancy Gelato maker for this. It has a built in compressor, so it’s also pretty expensive. My girlfriend picked it up a few years back on sale for around $120, which was a steal. Since my switch from a typical freeze-the-bucket type of machine, this has been amazing. Making ice cream without prep from start to finish in 30 minutes or less!

The consistency you’re going after during the blending process will be a little bit gummy. Similar to what you’d expect melted gummy bears to be. If you scoop it up with a spoon, it should look a little bit slimy. Though it’s not a fantastic experience to eat this kind of texture warm, the xanthan gum is a stabilizer and will help keep the ice cream a great consistency once partially frozen.

Yields 2 servings of Keto Mocha Ice Cream

THE PREPARATION 

THE EXECUTION

1. Add all ingredients except for xanthan gum into a container that will fit your immersion blender.

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2. Use an immersion blender to make sure all ingredients are well mixed. Slowly add in xanthan gum until a slightly thicker mixture is formed. Add very small amounts more xanthan gum if needed.

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3. Add to your ice cream machine and follow manufacturers instructions.

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4. Serve! You can add some extra instant coffee and mint for garnish.

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This makes a total of 2 servings of Keto Mocha Ice Cream. Per serving, it comes out to be 145 Calories, 15g Fats, 1.5g Net Carbs, and 1g Protein.

Keto Mocha Ice Cream Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Net Carbs (g) Protein (g)
1 cup Coconut Milk 45 5 2 1 1 0
1/4 cup Heavy Cream 200 24 2 0 2 0
2 tbsp. Cocoa Powder 40 1 4 4 0 2
1 tbsp. Instant Coffee 4 0 0 0 0 0
1/4 tsp. Xanthan Gum 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 290 30 8 5 3 2
Per Serving ( /2 ) 145 15 4 2.5 1.5 1