Keto Recipes

Dark Chocolate Keto Ice Cream (Sugar-Free)

By Bree

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This homemade double dark chocolate keto ice cream is sugar-free, low carb and completely keto-friendly. If you’re looking for a rich, decadent homemade chocolate ice cream to fulfill all your cravings (without the carbs), this is the sugar-free ice cream to make.

Keto Chocolate Ice Cream

If you’re looking for a homemade chocolate ice cream recipe that’s lower in fat (but just as rich and decadent), try this chocolate keto avocado ice cream. Or if you’re looking for something a bit more refreshing, try this raspberry chocolate chip ice cream.

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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 3.4g

How to Make Dark Chocolate Keto Ice Cream

As with many keto-friendly dessert recipes, this homemade chocolate ice cream starts out with the use of some heavy whipping cream. It works perfectly for making treats like this because it helps to add that thick and creamy texture that will turn your keto ice cream into one yummy treat. More importantly, using one-and-a-half cups of it will add a ton of calories to your sugar-free ice cream, with nearly 100% of them coming from fats.

Double Dark Chocolate Keto Ice Cream

In fact, just one single cup of heavy whipping cream carries a whopping 413 calories and 44.3 grams of fat (1), meaning you’ll definitely be feeling satisfied after you enjoy this treat.

You may also like: Cheesecake Fluff

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Cheesecake Fluff

VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 4.8g

In order to ensure that the chocolate ice cream also helps to satisfy your sweet tooth, I recommend using stevia as a sweetener (or any other low carb granulated sweetener variety). The reason that I suggest using stevia is because unlike refined table sugars (or even other artificial sweeteners), it has been used as an all-natural zero calorie sweetener for centuries.

It’s a fantastic alternative for absolutely anyone looking to reduce their sugar consumption, and there are even studies that have demonstrated the potential of stevia leaf extract as being a useful tool in the fight against obesity. (2) Of course, these benefits translate perfectly for anyone following a keto diet as well.

Double Dark Chocolate Keto Ice Cream

You’re going to want to combine your heavy whipping cream, stevia, and vanilla extract together in a bowl that you’ve previously chilled. Whip it all together until soft peaks form, and then you can add in your chocolate. The “double chocolate” aspect of this recipe comes from the use of both cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate.

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VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 3.6g

Not only are both of these sugar-free options that are still capable of satisfying your chocolate sweet tooth, but they’re also excellent sources of healthy fats and they play an important role when it comes to human health and helping to prevent certain types of cardiovascular disease. (3)

Double Dark Chocolate Keto Ice Cream

After mixing in your cocoa powder and dark chocolate, pour everything into an ice cream maker and then freeze it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Although I strongly recommend using an ice cream maker to complete this recipe, it’s still not absolutely required. You can also just transfer your mixture into a container and then freeze it for several hours.

Both options are completely viable, however, I personally prefer the ice cream maker method. Also, one final parting tip: if you really want to treat yourself a little bit, you can also optionally add in a bit of vodka when preparing this recipe as well.

P.S. If you’re looking for something handheld, try these incredible homemade fudgesicle ice cream bars:

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Homemade Fudgesicles

VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 4.1g

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Double Dark Chocolate Keto Ice Cream

Sugar-Free Chocolate Keto Ice Cream

  • Author: Bree
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup or to taste granulated stevia or other low carb granulated sweetener
1 ½ oz cocoa powder
5 oz melted sugar free dark chocolate plus extra for serving (optional)
pinch of salt

1 tbsp vodka (optional)


  1. In a large chilled bowl add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and sweetener and whip until soft peaks form.
  2. Add the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, pinch of salt and vodka (if using) and mix until combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 317
  • Carbohydrates: 5.8 g
  • Fat: 33.6 g
  • Sugar: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Fiber: 0g

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, transfer the mixture to a container and freeze for minimum 4 hours or until set.

When ready to serve, thaw for 5-10 minutes then scoop with an ice cream scoop.

Keywords: ice cream, sugar-free, chocolate

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  1. My husband is diabetic & also needs to cut down on fat. What can I replace some or all of the whipping cream with?


    • The whipping cream is definitely going to contribute a lot of creaminess and richness to this ice cream, but completely understand if you’re looking to reduce the fat.

      I would give oat milk a try. It definitely won’t be the same, but should still be yummy 🙂

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