As if summer doesn’t bring enough reasons to smile—July is National Ice Cream Month, and National Ice Cream Day falls on July 17. If you think this means you’ll have to cheat on your Atkins diet, think again. We’ve rounded up four delicious ways to eat ice cream on a low carb diet. Read on to discover four unique low carb homemade ice cream recipes to make this summer. Keep in mind, you’ll need an ice cream maker for all four.
This classic frozen custard recipe requires just six ingredients, many of which you may already have lying around in your fridge or pantry. Vanilla extract and sucralose give this low carb ice cream the perfect amount of sweetness. Try stirring in chopped nuts for a crunchy texture. One serving contains 35.3g of fat, 0g of fiber, 4.8g of net carbs, and 346 calories.
Chocolate lovers can rejoice in this recipe. Made with unsweetened cocoa powder, sucralose, and both vanilla and almond extracts, it’s just as tasty as higher sugar versions. Once the freezing is complete, serve immediately for soft-serve ice cream, or store overnight for firm ice cream. Each serving has 7.2g of protein, 37.7 of fat, 2.7g of fiber, 6.7g of net carbs, and 389 calories.
Ginger adds a little heat to this cool treat. Spoon the ginger ice cream onto a baked pear for a combination of textures that’s just as good as pie à la mode, but with fewer carbs. There are 3.7g of protein, 35g of fat, 0.5g of fiber, 6.3g of net carbs, and 348 calories per serving.
Savor the bounty of the season with this fruity dessert. Coconut cream creates a rich and buttery foundation for the crisp, sweet flavors of peaches and blackberries. Stevia and Xylitol keep everything low carb. In each serving, you’ll find 2.8g of protein, 21.5g of fat, 1.8g of fiber, 5.2g of net carbs, and 256 calories.
Don’t miss out on one of the best parts of the summer! Enjoy one of Atkins’ low carb ice cream recipes or another dessert recipe found in the recipe library. With over 1,600 low carb recipes to choose from, it makes living the low carb lifestyle that much easier.