Dairy Free Ice Cream

by KetoFocus.com

Dairy free, sugar free ice cream is the perfect scoopable keto/vegan dessert! It may be egg-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free, but it is undoubtedly full of creaminess and flavor. The base of this dairy-free ice cream is a full fat, unsweetened coconut milk.

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Dairy Free Keto Ice Cream Ingredients

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This dairy free ice cream is the ideal ice cream for anyone who is lactose intolerant, vegan, or on a keto diet, or all of the above! The ingredients include unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk, powdered erythritol, vanilla extract, vanilla paste, salt, and vodka. If you have an ice cream maker, you can quickly make some ice cream, but if you don’t have one handy, no worries! You can follow our no-churn recipe for equally delicious results. To make our recipe soft and easy to scoop, we add just a tad of vodka.

holding a cone with vanilla ice cream

Dairy Free Milk

Our dairy free, sugar free ice cream recipe is 100% vegan and keto friendly. Instead of adding a milk base, we use unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk. It can be difficult to find a vegan ice cream that is creamy and tastes good, but with this coconut milk-based ice cream, you can hardly tell the difference. Once your coconut mixture is churned, it will even give your ice cream the same rich and creamy texture as a milk base. If you want chocolate, strawberry, mocha, or other flavors of dairy free ice cream, you can use this recipe as a dairy-free, sugar-free base and just add other flavors to it!

What Makes This Keto Ice Cream Creamy?

Keto ice cream can sometimes turn out rock solid, but this recipe has a great secret ingredient! Just add 2 tablespoons of vodka or any other white distilled spirit, and your ice cream mixture will soften. You can even use rum, gin, or tequila, although we still recommend vodka since gin or tequila may give off a slight gin or tequila flavor.

three scoops of dairy free ice cream in a polka dotted ice cream cup


There are a few substitutes that can be used in this vegan ice cream recipe instead of alcohol, like a sugar free syrup. Some of the best sugar free syrups include allulose syrup since it do not taste artificial like some other sugar-free syrups. Instead of 2 tablespoons of vodka, you should use ¼ cup of allulose syrup. That way, you can make a dairy-free, sugar-free ice cream that is creamy and has the right consistency.

Ice Cream Maker

If you want freshly churned, creamy ice cream right away, you should definitely use an ice cream maker. With an ice cream maker, you can have fresh vegan  ice cream ready within the hour! That means you don’t have to plan ahead or start making your ice cream the night before for a frozen dessert.

No-Churn Ice Cream Instructions

Not everyone has an ice cream maker, and that’s ok! There are plenty of good no-churn options that can make creamy and delicious ice cream as well. You can either add your dairy-free ice cream mixture to a mason jar or you can mix it with a blender or electric mixer. Once the mixture thickens, freeze the mixture in a freezer-safe container overnight, and you are done! By the next day, you will have a creamy dairy-free ice cream ready for you and your family.


Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Dairy Free Ice Cream

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
Fat 15g
Protein 1.3g
Total Carbs 3.3g
Net Carbs 3.3g

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  1. What’s vanilla paste?is there a sub?

    OK so ever much! I’m already going to try making a half batch with Stevia. But I don’t know what vanilla paste is.

    1. Vanilla paste is thicker and substitutes 1 to 1 for vanilla extract. There is even vanilla powder if you are cooking something that you don’t want the added color from the extract or paste. I prefer paste because it has vanilla beans

    2. Vanilla bean paste is kind of like a vanilla bean gel. It has the specks of the vanilla bean in it. It is sweeter than vanilla extract and usually does not have the strong alcohol smell and taste. My son gave me a jar for Christmas years ago and I haven’t used anything else since. It is more expensive but the flavor is so much better. I use the blue cattle Mexican vanilla bean paste. Hope you like it.

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