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Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream

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Hello everyone! I hope you're as excited as I am because I'm about to share a fantastic recipe that will revolutionize your summer dessert options. If you're on the ketogenic diet, you know that ice cream typically falls into the "off-limits" category due to its high sugar content. But today, I'm here to bring you the sweet treat you've been missing out on - a delectable Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream recipe!

The best parts? It’s incredibly creamy, easy to make, and so delicious that even your non-keto family members will be begging for seconds. But first, let's cover some basics to ensure your culinary adventure is a smooth one.

When it comes to finding the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet cravings on a ketogenic diet, our Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream recipe is a game-changer. With just 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, a half to one teaspoon of liquid Stevia, ¾ cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, half a teaspoon of maple flavoring extract, two tablespoons of a keto-friendly maple syrup, and some chopped pecans for garnish, you can whip up a delicious batch of homemade ice cream. Simply blend the ingredients until they thicken, and then churn the mixture in an ice cream machine for about 20 minutes. This recipe yields six to eight servings, making it an excellent choice for family gatherings or just to keep in your freezer for a low-carb sweet treat.

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One of the key aspects of a ketogenic diet is keeping your total carbs low, and focusing on healthy fats. This allows your body to switch its primary fuel source from glucose to fat, a state known as ketosis. That said, it doesn't mean you have to forego enjoying a sweet treat once in a while.

The key lies in finding the right substitutes for traditional sugar, and there are plenty of low-carb sweeteners out there. Our recipe for keto maple pecan ice cream uses a combination of monk fruit and liquid stevia. They are excellent sugar substitutes that don't bring about a bitter taste and perfectly mimic the sweetness of regular ice cream.

Necessary Supplies

To make your homemade keto ice cream, you will need a few essential supplies:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk attachment or stand mixer
  • Ice Cream Machine
  • Airtight Container
  • Loaf Pan or Mason Jar (for storage)
  • Parchment Paper

Alright, now that we're all set, let's dive into this delicious keto maple pecan ice cream recipe!

If you love a sweet treat, you'll also love our Keto Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, Pumpkin Mousse and  Easy Keto Cookie Dough.

A close up of Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream in a bowl.
Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream

Serves 6-8
Ingredients:
● 2 c. Heavy whipping cream
● ½ - 1 tsp Liquid Stevia
● ¾ c. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
● 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
● ½ tsp. Maple flavoring extract
● 2 tbsp. Keto-friendly maple syrup (we used maple pecan)
● Chopped pecans for garnish

Nutritional Information:

Each serving contains approximately 210 calories, 20g of fat, 2g net carbs, and 1g of protein.

How to make Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream

A close up of Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream in a bowl.

1. Place 2 cups of heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl, and beat on high until it thickens and just begins to form semi-soft peaks.
2. Add the unsweetened vanilla almond milk and just ½ a teaspoon of liquid Stevia to the mixing bowl.
3. Mix in the vanilla extract, maple flavoring extract and keto friendly syrup.
4. Blend the ingredients together at a medium speed until they thicken again.
5. Taste the mixture to see if more sweetener needs to be added. If you would like it to be sweeter, you can add another ½ teaspoon of liquid Stevia at this time. Avoid adding too much liquid Stevia, as it can give your ice cream a bitter taste.
6. Once the mixture has thickened, pour it into your prepared ice cream maker, and make it according to your machine’s instructions. For us, it took about 20 minutes.
7. Scoop the ice cream directly into serving bowls, and garnish it with chopped pecans.
Leftover ice cream can be kept in the freezer in an airtight container.

Keto Pecan Maple Ice Cream

A close up of Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream in a bowl.

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • ● 2 c. Heavy whipping cream
  • ● ½ - 1 tsp Liquid Stevia
  • ● ¾ c. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ● 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • ● ½ tsp. Maple flavoring extract
  • ● 2 tbsp. Keto-friendly maple syrup (we used maple pecan)
  • ● Chopped pecans for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Place 2 cups of heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl, and beat on high until it
  2. thickens and just begins to form semi-soft peaks.
  3. Add the unsweetened vanilla almond milk and just ½ a teaspoon of liquid Stevia to
  4. the mixing bowl.
  5. Mix in the vanilla extract, maple flavoring extract and keto friendly syrup.
  6. Blend the ingredients together at a medium speed until they thicken again.
  7. Taste the mixture to see if more sweetener needs to be added. If you would like it to
  8. be sweeter, you can add another ½ teaspoon of liquid Stevia at this time. Avoid
  9. adding too much liquid Stevia, as it can give your ice cream a bitter taste.
  10. Once the mixture has thickened, pour it into your prepared ice cream maker, and
  11. make it according to your machine’s instructions. For us, it took about 20 minutes.
  12. Scoop the ice cream directly into serving bowls, and garnish it with chopped pecans.
  13. Leftover ice cream can be kept in the freezer in an airtight container.

Leftover ice cream can be kept in the freezer in an airtight container.

Tips for Perfect Keto Ice Cream

Crafting the perfect batch of keto ice cream is an art form that requires a little practice, attention to detail, and a few helpful tips. Below are some strategies to help you achieve a velvety, creamy, and irresistibly good keto ice cream:

Churn Well

One of the most critical steps in our Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream recipe is churning the mixture properly. The churning process incorporates air into the mix, which is crucial for achieving a smooth, creamy consistency and preventing ice crystals from forming. So, make sure to thoroughly churn the ice cream, according to your ice cream machine’s instructions. If your ice cream isn't setting up properly, it might need a little more time in the machine.

Store Properly

When storing leftover ice cream, it's crucial to transfer it into an airtight container or mason jar as quickly as possible to prevent ice crystal formation. A pro tip is to place a piece of parchment paper directly on the surface of the ice cream before putting the lid on. This additional barrier helps preserve the ice cream’s texture and flavor, keeping it as fresh as possible.

Sweetness Level

Taste is subjective, especially when it comes to sweetness. If after blending the ingredients together you find your mixture isn't sweet enough, feel free to add a bit more liquid Stevia. However, remember that stevia is much sweeter than regular sugar, so it's essential to add it in small amounts to avoid a bitter taste.

Key Takeaways

Creating the perfect Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream involves more than just following a recipe. It's about understanding how different elements come together to create an ultimate sweet treat.

  1. Keto-friendly Desserts are Possible: A ketogenic diet doesn't mean sacrificing your favorite desserts. With the right sugar substitutes, like monk fruit and liquid stevia, you can still enjoy sweet treats without worrying about breaking your diet.
  2. Quality Ingredients Matter: The taste of your homemade ice cream significantly depends on the quality of the ingredients. Using premium quality ingredients like fresh heavy cream and real vanilla extract will give your ice cream a richer, deeper flavor.
  3. An Ice Cream Machine is Worth the Investment: Owning an ice cream machine at home isn't just convenient, it also allows you to experiment with a variety of flavors. Plus, there's nothing quite like the taste of homemade ice cream.

Remember these tips and takeaways, and you'll be on your way to crafting the most delicious, keto-friendly ice cream. Enjoy every scoop!

Conclusion

The Keto Maple Pecan Ice Cream recipe is a delicious addition to your summer dessert lineup. Not only does it cater to the ketogenic diet, but it also satisfies your sweet tooth without jeopardizing your healthy diet. The combination of heavy whipping cream, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and keto-friendly maple syrup results in a dessert that is rich, creamy, and decadent.

So, why wait? Dive into this keto dessert journey and relish the satisfaction of creating a homemade ice cream that's as good for your body as it is for your taste buds. And don't forget to share your experience and any new recipes you're loving in the comments below. Happy cooking!

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