No-Churn Keto Ice Cream (with a Mason Jar!)

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This No-Churn Mason Jar Keto Ice Cream shows how easily you can make healthy homemade ice cream entirely from natural, organic ingredients without any artificial flavors, preservatives, or added sugar.

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I’m not a fan of buying processed sugar-free desserts made with industrial preservatives, stabilizers, and artificial sweeteners. Recreating easy keto recipes at home is so much more rewarding and often times, even more delicious!

Prepping keto desserts from unprocessed, whole food ingredients is usually pretty and always provides better nutrition.

That’s a big win for anyone on a sugar-free keto diet!

no churn chocolate ice cream in a mason jar

How to Sweeten Sugar-free Chocolate Recipes

In this recipe, a pinch of sweetness (without the blood sugar roller coaster and crazy mental/emotional triggers) is made possible by Lakanto’s powdered Monkfruit sweetener.

Lakanto is my first choice as a keto-friendly sweetener for all keto desserts. In this recipe I prefer the powdered formula over whole erithrytol because it blends well into the cacao mixture, sometimes the whole crystals leave a slightly crunchy texture.

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I use Lakanto exclusively but if you also use whole or powdered erythritol or liquid stevia drops instead. Replace Lakanto with equal amounts of erythritol, use stevia drops to taste.

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Tips for No-Churn Keto Ice Cream

Prepare yourself for some shaking! Without an ice cream machine, you will be the one doing the mixing. Don’t worry, it only takes a few minutes.

Source raw cream if you can! (Read my Tips on How to Find Quality Food here.)

Pull the ice cream out at least 5 minutes before serving, allow it to sit and warm up a little before trying to scoop.

Serve with any of your favorite toppings: cacao nibs, finely shredded coconut, chopped nuts, etc.

For more ideas on how to use cacao nibs, browse this list of Ways to use Cacao Nibs on a Keto Diet.

This ice cream is freezer friendly and can be made in bulk.

Use my favorite keto sugar substitute to keep chocolate free from refined-sugar, added sugar, or artificial sugars.

Salt can add a surprising variation to the flavor. I like Red Alaea salt in my keto desserts.

This recipe yields 2 cups, I divided it into 4 servings. If you only make 2 serving, adjust macros accordingly.

With only 4 g net carbs per serving, No-Churn Keto Ice Cream is a delicious, guilt-free way to enjoy a healthy dose of chocolate while staying on the path of a keto diet.

The recipe below is 100% gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, low-carb, ketogenic and sugar-free!

easy keto chocolate ice cream

More Keto Chocolate Recipes You Should Try

You can find more delicious chocolate recipes in 24 Guilt-Free Keto Chocolate Recipes.

keto ice cream recipe without a machine

Mason Jar Keto Ice Cream

Jessica Haggard
Forget the fancy ice cream machine and grab a trusty mason jar for this no-churn keto ice cream recipe!
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 270 kcal



  • Add all ingredients to a quart size mason jar.
  • Close securely and shake well to combine.
  • Continue shaking for up to 5 minutes, until the volume has doubled.
  • Freeze for at least 3 hours.
  • Remove the jar from the freezer 5 or more minutes before serving to allow the ice cream to warm slightly before scooping.


Serve with any of your favorite toppings: cacao nibs, finely shredded coconut, chopped nuts, etc.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 875IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg

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18 thoughts on “No-Churn Keto Ice Cream (with a Mason Jar!)”

  1. One more comment to add, good people. I found this old 1928 study on the effect of egg yolk on the whipping and overrun characteristics of ice cream. (As a side note, why are these old research articles so much clearer and less obfuscated than new ones? Just as complex, yet written more comprehensively.)

    This basically proves (through the numbers) of what I was observing. Whipped cream mixtures follow an s-curve when going through the process without egg. The increased probability of fat binding causes a more rapid rise in overrun early on in the churning process (see the 2-min mark across groups). This rise begins to truncate a few more minutes in, and gradually collapses as freezing sets in.. after which, expansion occurs much more gradually due to lack of protein as a stiffening structure in the base.

    As more egg is added, that s-curve begins to flatten out as the egg reduces the ability of fats to become de-emulsified and bind, yet adds a strand-like internal structure which drastically reduces the time in freezing and reaching full overrun. I hope this is great info for all you good people..

    In summary, egg does reduce the ability of a cream mixture to set up and whip, but that is the point of ice cream mixes.. to reduce overrun prematurely. Just have to make sure fat is high in this recipe..


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