Low-Carb Creamsicle Ice Cream

Looking for the best low-carb homemade ice cream recipe? Here it is! Our family has been going crazy for this naturally sweetened, sugar-free ice cream all summer long. That’s because my Low-Carb Creamsicle Ice Cream recipe is a rich and delicious combination of creamy goodness and tart orange. It’s also totally corn-free, egg-free and vegan. Yes, this is the low-carb ice cream recipe of your dreams. And, it’s super easy to make!

Easy Low-Carb Creamsicle Ice Cream Recipe

With seven ingredients total this recipe is a cinch to throw together. You simply combine the ingredients in a high-speed blender, toss the mixture into your ice cream maker and voila! Low-carb, dairy-free ice cream.

How to Make Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker

If you’re looking for an ice cream recipe that does not use an ice cream maker you’ll want to give my 2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream a go.

What is the Best Ice Cream Maker?

If you want to invest in an ice cream maker I would start with this one that works very well but is not as expensive as the ice cream maker I link to in the recipe and now use.

What is Sunflower Lecithin?

I’m here to help! if you’re wondering, “what the heck is is sunflower lecithin?!” First, sunflower lecithin is a super food and a wonderfully healthy fat, plus, it’s a fantastic dietary supplement for the Keto Diet! Second, lecithin has an incredibly rich creamy flavor. Finally, lecithin keeps the ingredients in this recipe together and prevents them from curdling and separating.

Good Fats for the Keto Diet!

I use powdered lecithin in this recipe. I know that lecithin is a new ingredient for many of you and I’m often asked, “what other recipes can I use it in if I’m going to buy it?” Along with this recipe, sunflower lecithin is an essential component of my Homemade Paleo Chocolate, Caffeine-Free Ketoccino, and Keto Lime Creamsicles. And if you’re still on the fence, check out all of my Sunflower Lecithin Recipes!

Low-Carb Creamsicle Ice Cream

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Servings 4



  • In a vitamix blend coconut milk, orange juice, and lemon juice
  • Blend in orange extract, stevia, lecithin, and turmeric until smooth
  • Pour into ice cream maker per manufacturer's instructions
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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Naturally Sweetened Corn-Free Low-Carb Ice Cream

Ok, call me a curmudgeon, but I’m trying to figure out why all the folks who were on the Paleo Diet a few years ago are now eating copious amounts of corn on a daily basis. What am I talking about? Everyone’s go-to keto sweetener, Swerve, referred to as the “ultimate sugar replacement.”

What is Swerve?

Swerve is made of erythritol, a sugar alcohol that can be terribly difficult to digest if your gut is at all compromised. Erythritol is made of corn, a food I gave up in 2001 since it can be an incredibly inflammatory for some of us. So be careful when you’re looking at other low-carb or keto ice cream recipes and stay away from erythritol if your digestion is not amazing.

What’s Your Favorite Keto Sweetener?

What’s your favorite low-carb keto sweetener? Leave a comment and let me know!

Thanks for the amazing recipe!


26 responses to “Low-Carb Creamsicle Ice Cream”

  1. Hi Elana!
    I was surprised to read that you were not a fan of erythritol! I quit partaking of Nutrasweet a long time ago, and sucralose (splenda), is the one that causes major problems for me. I have never had issues with erithritol but I guess I can understand those that do because of their similarities. monkfruit is still so expensive. It’s hard to find 1:1 replacements for sugar.

    Thanks for the amazing recipe! I may have to spring for a good ice cream maker!


    • Linda, actually nothing is a no-no on the Keto Diet. It’s all about the macros. But, because most folks don’t understand the intricacies of the diet, I refer to this as a low-carb ice cream, not a keto ice cream :-)

  2. Ooooh, I love creamsicle! Have you ever made this with Cara Cara oranges? I’ve made Cara Cara Sherbet and it is TDF! Highly recommend making this again when they’re in season next Dec/Jan. There’s just something about that orange variety that’s magical. And vanilla absolutely makes this creamsicle sing. Thank you for sharing this Elana!

    • Susan, I haven’t had a Cara Cara in a long time! Thanks for the reminder and I hope you love this ice cream as much as we do :-)

    • Stacey, as I mentioned above, “lecithin keeps the ingredients in this recipe together and prevents them from curdling and separating.” :-)

  3. Erythritol makes my stomach blow up like a ballon! It is so painful I’m a stevia girl! This recipe looks delicious I might also try making them into freezer pops!

  4. My favorite low carb sweetener is Monk Fruit extract. Just a few drops goes a long way. I don’t use the granular version because it has erythritol in it.

    • Debbie, thanks for pointing that out! I know so many folks that say they use Monk Fruit who are actually using the granular version you refer to which is majority erythritol.

  5. Hi Elana, do you think i could pour this mixture into popsicle molds instead of an ice cream maker?

    • Kathy, if you click the highlighted link in the recipe that says “sunflower lecithin: you will be given that info :-)

  6. What tool do you use to squeeze the oranges with to obtain the “freshly squeezed” ?

    Also, how many oranges about to make that 1 cup ?

    Thank you.

    • Terissa, I use the same tool to juice oranges as I do for juicing lemons. How many oranges you need really depends on the size of the oranges. Feel free to buy fresh squeezed oj at the grocery store if it’s easier for you :-)

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