Yes, you read that right. We can’t really have bananas and be keto, can we? Well, we will be using banana extract which frankly is a genius way to get away with this craving without succumbing to carbs. This recipe will make you go ba-na-nas. Follow our step by step guide to make this treat.
Keto Banana Ice Cream Recipe
With heat wave after heat wave, what better time than now to have unlimited ice cream? Ice cream is so delicious, healthy and easy to prepare. Well, at least the recipe we are showing you today checks all these boxes. This keto banana ice cream is sugar free and with only a few ingredients which aren’t difficult to find, it’s more than convenient to try it at home. Though bananas aren’t part of a keto diet, we make sure to give you the same banana taste without the sugar, low in carbs and calories. Need I say more?
This banana ice cream recipe is creamy and delicious, which makes it easy to say yes to. Do you dare to make it at home? We make it easier than it sounds and the result is a light, creamy and decadent in every bite treat.
You will no longer dread walking the ice cream isle at the supermarket knowing this ice cream awaits you at home. We will show you step by step how to make your own ice cream and the best thing is you do not need an ice cream maker to reach the perfect texture. All you need is an hand electric mixer or food processor and the recipe below. When you are done, your only worry will be choosing which topping you want to accompany it. It’s a win-win.
4 ounces full fat cream cheese, room temperature and softened
1/4 monk fruit sugar replacement
1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp banana extract
2 or 4 drops yellow food coloring (optional as desired)
In a big container, mix the cream cheese with the monk fruit sweetener.
Tip: For this process you can use a hand electric mixer on medium until the ingredients are fully blended.
Slowly add the heavy cream while continuing to mix the ingredients. The mixture will become very light and fluffy, eventually becoming firm and taking it’s form.
Continue by adding the unsweetened almond milk, banana extract and food coloring (optional). Mix on slow speed until well blended.
Tip: You will know the mixture has reached its desired texture when its fluffy and creamy.
Transfer your mixture to an ice cream maker and churn for 25 minutes until you start to see the mixture reach ice cream texture. At this point, you can serve it as a soft ice cream or you can choose to finalize curing it by placing it in the freezer for about 2-3 hours to serve firm. Don’t forget, when serving the ice cream, let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before digging in.
Tip: If you don’t have an ice cream machine, no worries. You can skip that step and place it in the freezer to cure for 2 hours and then let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. The taste and texture will all be the same. But don’t take our word for it.
Finally, preparing this recipe is truly a work of magic. It allows you to break the routine without the guilty feeling of sugar, excessive carbs, calories, preservatives. Need I say more? Finding a healthier alternative to satisfy our cravings without the guilt is the end game. Plus, it is so easy to make and your family will also love having it. In addition, you will have the certainty that you are consuming something that is healthier than anything store bought. But don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself and enjoy!
Total calories: 200
Net carbs: 2 g