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Keto Coconut Ice Cream

Easy to make, this Sugar-free Keto Coconut Ice Cream recipe is not only gluten-free and egg free but also a perfect creamy no churn low carb ice cream with homemade Coconut milk.

Sugar-Free Coconut Ice Cream in a Coconut shells with strawberries
Sugar-Free Keto Coconut Ice Cream

All you need to do is mix all of the ingredients, let it freeze and you are done.

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And now having homemade sugar-free ice cream cones to go with it, I need to develop more of ice recipes.

As you might have seen, I have started experimenting with Homemade Recipes made from a fresh Coconuts.

Why Coconuts?

I have bought 7 of the desiccated Coconuts in our local market just because I loved the shells.

Coconut Shells:

Well, actually I wanted my husband to bring me coconut shells bowls from Sri Lanka. They sell them almost everywhere and he kept sending me pictures for me to choose. But. They were all beautifully decorated and each one of them was layered with a shiny coating. And that is exactly what I did not wanted for my photos. I wanted some real raw coconut shells to be able to use for my photos.

So after a bit of researching and seeing, that you can actually just make them yourself, I have decided to start the process.

The second inspiration was the image I have seen with Ice cream placed inside the coconut shells. That made me really wanted to make one myself. And what would be the best Ice to put into the coconut shells? Of Course Coconut ice cream.

Keto Coconut Ice Cream in a dark wooden basket
Keto Ice Cream

Coconut Milk

After I have broken the coconuts into halves, I have realized, I have bought a bit too much. So what to do? Since I have them, I can as well make some recipe. And there was born our post on How to make Coconut Milk from scratch. I had no idea how tasty and so different the texture will be. Till now we have always bought Coconut Milk in a box. But from now on, I guess I will be making homemade Coconut Milk more often.

Coconut Shreds

While making the Coconut milk, I have realized, I have quite a bit of Coconut shreds left. What to do with it? Well, here you go on Homemade Coconut Shreds. But my first and initial idea was to add it into an ice cream.

This has been immediately changed and declined by my daughter. She loves when the Ice cream is creamy and soft and she did not want any shreds inside. I mean you can add it if you like and prefer. But in this recipe, I have left them aside.

Keto Coconut Ice Cream with a mint leave
Sugar-Free Ice Cream

Keto Coconut Ice Cream

Let us start with our super easy and perfect recipe for homemade Coconut Ice Cream, that is not only egg-free, gluten free, sugar free, but also made with our Homemade Coconut Milk and is no churn and creamy like no other.

What do you need for Keto Coconut Ice Cream?

  • Coconut Milk
  • Whipping Cream
  • Sugar substitute
  • Xanthan
  • Glycerin

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How to make Keto Coconut Ice Cream from scratch?

Keto Coconut Ice Cream in a dark wood basket
Coconut Ice Cream in a Coconut Shells

Step One: Coconut Milk

In this step, you can either use a store bought Coconut Milk, or make your own. If you would like to learn how to make your own Coconut Milk from scratch, have a look at our post, where I have described complete steps from a real scratch. Starting with breaking the actual coconut up to making the actual milk. It is very informative and I would suggest you try it at least ones. You will realize the lovely creamy taste, which is incomparable to the store bought milk.

Step Two: Mix Whipping Cream

Together with your choice of sugar substitute mix whipping cream until stiff peak. As you can see in the video, I use my old Kenwood machine, which I have for the last 20 years and love it. Well, I would already buy a new one. I am waiting for years, that it will stop working. 20 years later – works still perfectly.

Keto Coconut Ice Cream mixing in the kitchine machine with sugar

Step Three: Add Glycerin

Adding Glycerin, makes your Ice Cream churn free while freezing. Glycerin is used lots in Low Carb lifestyle, especially when making ice creams. It is a simple Polyol used as a thickening agent. It has a slightly sweet flavor.

Keto Coconut Ice Cream adding spoon of glycerin

Step Four: Add Xanthan

Adding Xanthan into the Keto Ice Creams will make the texture much creamier. If you do not have one of the ingredients at home, that is also not a big problem. You will still achieve great results and your Keto Coconut Ice cream will be as tasty as it should be. This is just a tiny bit better.

Keto Coconut Ice Cream adding xanthan

Step Five: Add Coconut milk

Add half of the coconut milk into the whipping cream and slowly mix it together. Once mixed, add the rest of the milk and mix until all of the ingredients are combined.

Coconut Ice making - pouring milk in

Step Six: Make Ice

In this step you have few choices:

  • You can keep the mixture in the fridge for a few hours to cool down. This will also thicken the consistency even more, and Ice cream will be done a bit faster.
  • You can pour the mixture straight into your Ice Cream Maschine and let it run as per instruction.
  • No ice machine: You can pour the mixture into a container, cover it with cling fillm and place it into the freezer. Make sure, you mix the mixture every 20-40 minutes if you would like to get the fluffy like consistency.
pouring keto ice into an ice cream machine

Step Seven: Serve

Serve and enjoy. You can place the ice cream into a coconut bowls and decorated with coconut shreds. You can aslo add berries of your choice.

Keto Coconut Ice Cream serving into a coconut bowl


How to make No Churn Keto Ice Cream?

If you have a problem with your ice cream getting too icy or churny, you can add Glycerin as I have.

Second option is also adding alcohol. Vodka is one of the best suggestions, since it has got pretty mild flavor.

B adding alcohol, your ice cream will not freeze completely and will be completely churn-free as well.

But as all of those recipes are made especially for my daughter, I have always gone with the choice of glycerol.

Keto Coconut Ice Cream with berries and lemon
Sugar-Free Coconut Ice Cream

How to make creamy Ice Cream?

Using an ice maschine will help greatly to achieve the best ceaminess you can have. By mixing it continuously while freezing, the air gets into the ice cream and will make it fluffier and creamier.

Adding Xanthan helps greatly as well. Especially when you do not have an Ice Cream machine and have decided to do it just by placing the ice cream into the freezer to freeze.

As mentioned above, if you are not going to use Ice cream machine, make sure you cover the bowl with a clingfilm, so no air gets into it while freezing. Also, make sure you mix the Ice Cream regularly at least every 20 – 40 minutes until you are satisfied with the texture.

Can you make Keto Ice Cream in a mason jar?

This is a question, lots of people ask. I am sure you have seen already images on the internet, with simple instruction of placing ingredients into the mason jar, mixing it and freezing it.

You can do the same with our recipe. Just make sure you mix the whipping cream properly before adding other ingredients to get the perfect consistency.

Here again, mixing it again and again while beeing in the freeezer, will heply you to achieve better creaminess.

When you will have more strawberries left this Strawberry Mint Keto Smoothie is perfect base for Mason Jar Ice as well.

Keto Coconut Ice Cream in a coconut bowl with wooden cutlery
Low Carb Coconut Ice Cream

Can you make keto Ice without Ice Cream Maschine?

Yes you can and it is pretty easy. Just follow all the steps until placing it into the Ice Cream machine. Instead, place the mixture into a container, which you cover with cligfilm to avoid gettin air into the ice cream while freezing.

Mix every 20-40 minutes until you are happy with the consistency and serve.

Here I would also suggest, keeping the mixture first in the fridge for few hours. This will thicken consistency even more and your Ice Cream will be much fluffier at the end. Also you save the freezing time.

How to store Keto Ice Cream?

Storing this Keto Coconut Ice Cream is pretty easy. Pick an air-tight container and place it into the freezer. There you can keep it for up to 6 months.

I normally suggest using everything after 6 month, even if it is saved in the freezer.

Just bare in mind, that it takes a while for the ice cream to unfreeze for serving. So if you do want to serve it, take it out at least 30 – 40 minutes beforehand.

Keto Coconut Ice Cream in a single coconut blow with mint
Keto Coconut Ice Cream

How to unfreeze Keto Ice Cream?

When you will take your Coconut Keto Ice Cream from the Freezer, you will realize, it is stone rock hard. Do not panic. This is normal.

The ice cream needs to warm up for quite a while until it gets the right consistency.

I normally take it out at least 40 minutes before planning to serve. Once it start melting you can try and mix it gently so the creaminess comes back.

And just in case it has melted more than you would expect it, place it back into the freezer for few minutes and it will be frozen again.

I do hope you will enjoy this Coconut Keto Ice Cream as much as we do and you will be making it again and again.

If you would like another Ice option, we have got a great Keto Avocado Popsicles for you to try.

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Keto Coconut Ice Cream

Sugar-Free Coconut Ice Cream in a Coconut shells with strawberries

Easy to make, this Sugar-free Keto Coconut Ice Cream recipe is not only gluten free and egg free but also a perfect creamy no churn low carb ice cream with homemade Coconut milk.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  1. Mix whipping cream together with sweetener to a stiff peak
  2. Add X and glycerin
  3. Add half of the Coconut Milk and mix fully
  4. Add the rest of the coconut Milk and mix it until all is dissolved
  5. Place it into the Ice Cream Machine and serve
  6. Serve


Please read the post above for a full instructions and tips

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 190Total Fat 19gCarbohydrates 1gProtein 1g

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