This week, let me show you how to make keto coconut ice cream with ice cream maker. This is a real easy keto coconut ice cream recipe, I promise. And, you can definitely still make this delicious treat even if you’re not using an ice cream maker.
But just before that, what is one food you find difficult to give up?
For me, it’s definitely ice cream, hands down. I can give up almost any other food but ice cream, never! Not in this lifetime! So the option was crystal clear - I had to find a way to make my own ice cream that’s full of the creamy goodness and none of the nasties.
And with that, let’s jump right in.
|480g||heavy cream or whipping cream (35% to 38% fat)|
|64g||xylitol or sugar|
|4||egg yolks (14g each)|
|1t||lightly baked, unsweetened coconut flakes as topping|
In a medium saucepan (low heat), add heavy cream, coconut cream
Add xylitol*, stir till it dissolves completely, remove from stove
Add coconut extract
In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks, keep whisking whilst adding a steady stream of cream mixture until fully combined
Return the fully combined mixture back into the medium saucepan, keep stirring over low heat, for about 10 minutes, or until the cream coats the back of the spoon
If ice cream curdles or is lumpy, use an immersion blender or regular blender to blend until smooth
Let it cool for about two hours, fridge it for a further two hours or overnight.
Strain chilled mixture in a sieve when pouring into ice cream maker to get an even smoother texture
Set ice cream maker according to its manual After machine beeps, serve immediately or transfer the semi-soft ice cream into your favourite tub and freeze for a further two hours
After machine beeps, serve immediately or transfer the semi-soft ice cream into your favourite tub and freeze for a further two hours
If you are not using an ice cream machine, at Step 8, strain chilled mixture and pour it directly into desired vessel. Stir every 30 minutes until frozen.
*Note - Xylitol is a plant-based sugar alcohol, a naturally occurring sweetener that doesn’t have a herby, bitter aftertaste. It’s also a great one-for-one sugar substitute
Please also note that sugar or not, anything that is sweet, triggers an insulin response in our bodies so go easy on the sweetness is my best advice
And if you have pets at home, xylitol is particularly toxic to dogs
Add a teaspoon of lightly toasted, unsweetened coconut flakes to each scoop of coconut ice cream before serving. Or you could also top it with your favourite nuts and seed mix. And because the ice cream is less sweet, you have the option of drizzling some gula melaka or coconut palm sugar syrup or crystals as garnish as well.
One final tip on how to prevent ice crystals on ice cream. Before storing ice cream in the freezer, cover the top of the ice cream with clip wrap to prevent ice crystals from forming. And you can do this with other regular ice creams too!
And that’s essentially how to make keto coconut ice cream with ice cream maker using a fairly easy keto coconut ice cream recipe. I hope you like this recipe. More recipes coming your way, just like this one. And if you’ve got friends and family who’d probably enjoy this creamy coconut ice cream as well, please by all means, feel free to share this with them. In the meanwhile, you have a beautiful day!