This tangy low carb lemon ice cream is the perfect dessert for the summer! Sugar free and keto friendly recipe.
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Creamy, zesty, sweet and tangy – this ice cream is SO good! It is perfect for a hot summer’s day, although it is so refreshing that you can enjoy it at any time of year!
To make the ice cream base, grate the zest of a lemon, then cut it in half and squeeze out the juice. I use a Microplane Zester – it is really easy to grate the zest of lemons or limes!
Add the zest and juice to a food processor along with room temperature cream cheese, unsweetened almond milk and a liquid sweetener like my homemade simple syrup or Da Vinci sugar free sweetening syrup. Blend until smooth.
Do a quick taste test for sweetness – you may prefer it a little sweeter, if so you can add more of the syrup, then blend again. You could also add a couple of drops (no more!) of yellow food coloring if you want to give it an extra lemony look!
Pour it into a bowl and leave in the fridge for an hour. Then pour the mixture into an ice cream maker – I love my Cuisinart! Once the ice cream has churned, transfer it to a container and freeze. Sprinkle with extra lemon zest if desired.
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Low Carb Lemon Ice Cream
This tangy low carb lemon ice cream is the perfect dessert for the summer!
- 1 lemon - zest and juice
- 8 oz brick of cream cheese room temperature
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ - ½ cup low carb simple syrup or Da Vinci Sugar free syrup
- 2 drops yellow food coloring optional
Add all ingredients to a food processor. Start with just ¼ cup of the syrup. Blend until mixed well.
- Test for sweetness, add more syrup if required and blend again. Add food coloring (if using), and blend for the final time.
- Transfer to a bowl and chill in the fridge for an hour.
- Transfer to an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Place in the freezer. To serve, sprinkle the extra lemon zest over the ice cream, if desired.
5g net carbs per serving (quarter of whole recipe)