Keto is a huge health thing these days, but for me, the big question for any health kick is... "What are my dessert options?"
Sharing some Keto ice cream recipes from no-churn to popsicles and a DIY Frosty!
Please Note: I am not a doctor or your doctor. I provide information for the purpose of sharing what I've learned, and that is all. Anything health-related should always be brought up to your doctor first.
LOW CARB AND KETOGENIC (KETO) DIET
The goal of this way of eating is to stimulate the burning of fats by your liver. Carbohydrates (Carbs) are kept to a bare minimum - you get them from vegetables only, limiting grains and such. No bread, rice or sugar.
This carb starvation forces your body to burn fats instead of carbs for energy. Instead of fats just sitting around while the carbs get burned, your body has no other option than to BURN ALL THE FATS.
You'll see recipes for "fat bombs" often, and these foods are high in fats and low/no-carb, which helps to keep your body burning fat to stay energized.
The Beauty of Low Carb and Keto Lifestyles
I've chosen to feature ice cream today, because who doesn't love that cold, creamy sweet treat in this ridiculous summer heat?
Even I, the lactose-intolerant human, love my ice cream.
These Keto ice cream recipes are easy to make and don't require too many ingredients (unless you choose to add more). Remember, stick to keto-friendly ingredients, and you can have your dessert while staying in fat-buring mode.
13 Easy to Make Keto Ice Cream Recipes
Wholesome Yum makes this super easy no-churn ice cream, and you can totally switch up and add ingredients to satisfy your cravings. Add cocoa powder for a chocolate fix or even a bit of coffee to pump up the volume.
Keto Connect shares this gorgeously satisfying Low Carb Chocolate Ice Cream that looks as creamy (if not more creamy) as regular ice cream.
Like soft ice cream? Step Away from the Carbs shares this beautiful soft, low carb ice cream recipe. Smooth, creamy and delightful!
This Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream by Simply So Healthy is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Just look at it - it's art. I'm sure it's equally delicious.
All Day I Dream About Food has got it so right with this Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream recipe. Oh, my goodness. Yes.
If you like Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple, All Day I Dream About Food has got that one too. Oh, me, oh my. This takes me back to my Iced Fudge Ripple Coffee days. Delicious and so refreshing, and even better in ice cream form.
Coffee Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream by Sugar Free Mom looks amazing. All the things I love - coffee, chocolate and crunch - in one tasty treat!
Butter Pecan Ice Cream by Tasteaholics is a divine treat that feels rich and creamy while being low carb. I think everybody wins here.
Peanut butter, cheesecake, and ice cream. Throw 'em all together, and you have this amazing dessert by Sugar Free Mom. All the yesses, please!
Wendy's Frosty gives me flashbacks to high school, when my friends and I would go out after school to grab some food and just chill. Adulting is a different adventure, so check out this Keto friendly Frosty kind of deal by Hip2Keto.
Keto Ice Cream Recipes - Pops Style
There's something about chocolate pudding that is so comforting. Throw it into a pop like Keto Delivered, and you have these yummy snacks.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream bars from Low Carb Yum to give you all the childhood feels. Grab a bar and enjoy, knowing it's pretty darn good and good for you too.
Low Carb and Gluten Free Strawberry Cheescake Popsicles by All Day I Dream About Food - what more shall I say other than get to making it, because YUM.
How to Keep Dessert Low Carb and Keto
Pay attention to what you're putting in your body. I think adapting a lifestyle like this really requires you to be involved in your food choices.
Know what's going in your body, and ask yourself if it should.
If it should, then heck yeah, eat the thing!
We only have one body, folks, and as cliche as that sounds, it's a fact. You get one, so take care of it. Take care of you.
I hope you've enjoyed these drool-worthy Keto ice cream recipes and give some of them a try. Making ice cream is a fun activity in general, so if you've got kiddos or a significant other or family members around, grab 'em and make a day of it.