Keto Strawberry Ice Cream


Looking for a creamy, scoopable, and egg free dessert to make? Keto strawberry ice cream is a perfect summer ice cream to make for your whole family to enjoy. Our recipe even uses fresh strawberries so that you can actually taste the strawberry flavor.

Keto Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe Video

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Keto Ice Cream Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup powdered erythritol
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vodka or white rum

Keto Strawberry Ice Cream Directions

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Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

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This keto ice cream is a cool summer treat made with real strawberries, heavy cream, powdered erythritol sweetener, salt, and a bit of vodka or rum. You can either churn this keto strawberry ice cream with an ice cream maker or if you don’t have one, just follow the recipe for the no-churn option. The no-churn recipe involves either adding the mixture to a mason jar and shaking until it thickens or using a blender to mix it until the mixture thickens. Whether you use the mason jar or a blender, it is always important to remember to freeze the mixture overnight. Although you can use either method to quickly make freshly churned, creamy ice cream, it is recommended to use an ice cream maker. This keto strawberry ice cream recipe is fail-safe since it does not require eggs, so you don’t have to worry about the cooking and tempering of eggs, which could cause the egg yolks to curdle.

double scoop of strawberry ice cream on a cone

What Makes This Keto Ice Cream Creamy?

This keto strawberry ice cream’s secret ingredient is vodka! With just 2 tablespoons of vodka, your ice cream will be unbelievably creamy. If you were to freeze the cream-based ice cream mixture directly, the ice cream would come out rock solid. But with the addition of alcohol, the ice cream will soften and become exactly the right texture. Suppose you don’t have any vodka handy. In that case, you can use any type of white distilled alcohol, including rum, gin, or even tequila. Do note that if you try gin or tequila, there may be a slight flavor of the respective alcohol in the ice cream.


If you don’t have or want to put alcohol in the ice cream, you can add 2 more tablespoons of vanilla extract since it is usually alcohol-based, and it will have the same creamy effect on the ice cream. You could also use a sugar-free syrup in place of vodka like Allucose syrup or ChoZero’s vanilla syrup. It is recommended that you add ¼ cup of syrup to have the same softening effect as 2 tablespoons of vodka.

Another easy substitute  would be to use frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries. This substitute is perfect if you prefer to buy strawberries in bulk. If you have frozen strawberries stored in your freezer or want to save your leftover frozen strawberries for a different recipe, you should use them in place of fresh strawberries.

melting strawberry ice cream in a cone next to sliced strawberries

Ice Cream Maker

For this keto strawberry ice cream recipe, it is recommended to use an ice maker. With an ice maker, you can pour your cream-based mixture into the machine, and within 25-40 minutes, you will have ready to eat ice cream. If you want freshly churned, creamy ice cream right away, you should definitely use an ice cream maker.

No-Churn Instructions

If you do not have an ice cream maker, you can also make this keto ice cream by following the no-churn instructions. You can use a blender or electric mixer to thicken the mixture and then freeze the mixture. If you don’t have any appliances that can quickly mix the mixture, no problem! Just get a mason jar and shake it until it thickens, and then freeze it overnight.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Strawberry Ice Cream

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 257
Fat 24.1g
Protein 1.4g
Total Carbs 5.4g
Net Carbs 4.8g

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  1. If using the syrup instead of alcohol, would you reduce the sweetener or use the syrup in place of the sweetener? Thank you!

  2. Hi there,
    Are the nutrition facts for 1/8 of the tub of Ice cream or for the whole tub?

    Love your recepies!

  3. Thank you so much for the egg free ice cream! As someone with T2 diabetes, I keep a close watch on the carbs, but I’m sensitive to egg whites. These recipes are perfect!

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