I have often been asked which ice cream maker is the best for making keto ice cream. This question is a bit tricky because there are many variables involved. Specifically, are we talking about pure quality or are we talking about quality and price? So to answer this question in the most concise way possible I am going to share what I think is the best keto ice cream maker with all factors considered.
My favorite ice cream maker for making keto ice cream this Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Ice Cream Maker. I have used this ice cream maker for years now and have yet to experience any problems whatsoever. This ice cream maker is great for ice cream as well as sorbet and gelato.
The best part is, you can buy this ice cream maker for well under $100! If you are just getting started with making keto ice cream this is definitely the one I would recommend. It can produce up to 2 quarts of keto friendly ice cream in as few as 25 minutes.
Additionally, unlike some old-school ice cream makers, this one is automatic so you don’t have to worry about a thing once your ice cream begins churning. It also comes with a double insulated churning bowl and is super easy to clean.
Another great option for a keto ice cream maker under $100 is the Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5 Quart Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream Maker. In fact, at the time of writing this article, you can buy it on Amazon for only $42! This ice cream maker is perfectly capable of making great keto ice cream, so don’t go spending hundreds of dollars on one with a bunch of bells and whistles.
Another great feature of this ice cream maker is that you can make up to 1.5 quarts at a time in its double-insulated freezer bowl. This means you don’t have to worry about needing ice to keep it cold. If you are looking to spend the least amount of money on a great ice cream maker, then this is the one to go with!
Best Ice Cream Maker For Keto Over $100
If the price is not an issue and you are just looking for the best ice cream maker for your keto ice cream then I might suggest checking out the Whynter ICM-201SB 2.1 Quart Upright Stainless Steel Bowl Ice Cream Maker. This ice cream maker not only makes great ice cream but looks pretty sleek as well.
Its space-efficient design will easily fit on any countertop so you don’t have to worry about your ice cream maker taking up too much room in your kitchen. The stainless steel interior and LCD control panel look great on just about any countertop.
In addition, this ice cream maker is very easy to use and easy to clean. It is completely automatic and even has a protection function that will stop the motor from churning, which prevents over-heat damage to your motor. That said, my favorite feature is that it comes with a built-in compressor freezer that enables you to keep using the ice cream maker without having to pre-freeze the mixing bowl every time!
Another great ice cream maker for keto ice cream is the Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker. It is usually only slightly less expensive than Whynter but is also great quality. It also features a commercial style compressor so you can make batch after batch of keto ice cream!
This way you don’t have to worry about having a pre-frozen mixing bowl every time you want to use your ice cream maker. This may seem like a small thing, but churning bowls can take HOURS to freeze and they take up too much room in the freezer.
The one thing the Whynter has over the Cuisinart is that it looks more high-end on your countertop. That said, functionally it has plenty of great features and can make some darn good keto ice cream!
Turn Your Mixer Into An Ice Cream Maker
Some mixers such as this Bosch Universal Plus Mixer have an add on accessory that turns your mixer into an ice cream maker! If you already have a Bosch mixer then you can purchase what’s called a NutriMill ice cream maker that connects to your mixer. If you don’t already have a mixer, Bosch makes extremely high-quality mixers.
In addition, this kitchen aid ice cream attachment can turn your kitchen aid mixer into an ice cream maker. Just make sure with any attachment it fits with the mixer model that you have at home. That said, why would you buy an ice cream maker when you can just turn your mixer into one?
Once you have purchased your ice cream maker you will want to buy a few extra supplies to properly store your ice cream. I suggest going with SUMO ice cream containers. They are dishwasher safe and will help protect your keto ice cream once you store it in the freezer.
Recipes For Your Ice Cream Maker
At keto dessert recipes my goal is to produce the best keto ice cream recipes to help you enjoy your keto lifestyle. Though I believe they’re all delicious, here are just a few amazing recipes to try with your ice cream maker. Let’s start with a classic, keto vanilla ice cream.
This keto vanilla ice cream recipe contains only 4 ingredients and is easy to make. My keto vanilla ice cream recipe yields 8 servings. Each serving contains about 361.75 calories, 37.08 grams of fat, and just over 3 net carbs
This rich chocolate keto ice cream is unbelievably creamy and tastes amazing. Like the vanilla ice cream, it is easy to make and requires as few ingredients as possible. The whole recipe makes about 8 servings. Each serving contains roughly 436.33 calories, 43.1 grams of fat, 23.58 total carbs, 4.74 net carbs, and 7.3 grams of protein.
Probably my favorite keto ice cream is my peanut butter chocolate ice cream. It is loaded with real chunks of peanut butter and has a great chocolate flavor. The recipe yields a total of 8 servings. Each serving contains roughly 417.63 calories, 38.14 grams of fat, 26 total carbs, and only 5.81 net carbs.
I have many more keto ice cream recipes to choose from. All of which I make with one of these ice cream makers. Making keto ice cream can be really fun! Best of all, you can come up with an endless number of keto ice cream flavors!