National Ice Cream Day: 4 Low Carb Recipes

While much of the U.S. endures a massive heat wave, National Ice Cream Day couldn’t fall at a more appropriate time! I recently jumped on the Ninja Creami craze and have been making low carb, high protein frozen treats on repeat and have come up with some delicious options that are macro-friendly and refreshing. Whether you have a Creami or not, making ice cream at home is easy and fun.

A great hack for amping up the protein in your low carb ice cream recipes is to use a protein shake (or protein powder and milk, which is my preference) as your base. Some of my favorite protein powders are IsoPure Zero Carb, PurePaleo and Equip. Fairlife shakes are also a popular base for low carb Ninja Creami recipes.

Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
One of my most popular recipes, this creamy dessert is a luscious upgrade to a summertime favorite.
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4-Ingredient Coconut Milk Ice Cream
What I love about this Keto Coconut Milk Ice Cream is that it is delicious on it's own, but also a great base to make a variety of flavors.
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Protein Coffee Ice Cream

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, ice cream
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 163 kcal



  • 1.5 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder I like Isopure
  • 2 tbsp whipped cream cheese full fat
  • 2 cups milk whole or your favorite nut milk
  • 1 – 2 tbsp sweetener I like Allulose or Monkfruit


  • In a medium bowl, whisk cream cheese and protein powder together until smooth.
  • Whisk in milk slowly until thoroughly combined.
  • Whisk in instant coffee until dissolved.
  • Freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions.


Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 14gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 320mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 295IUCalcium: 237mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword ice cream
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low carb matcha ice cream

Low Carb Matcha Ice Cream

5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 4
Calories 153 kcal


  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 scoops protein powder vanilla or unflavored
  • 1 – 2 tbsp sweetener I like Allulose or Monkfruit
  • 2 cups milk whole or your favorite nut milk


  • In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, vanilla, matcha, protein powder and sweetener until smooth.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk until thoroughly combined.
  • Process according to your ice cream maker's instructions.


Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 17gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 80mgPotassium: 234mgSugar: 7gVitamin A: 361IUCalcium: 203mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gelato, ice cream
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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carrico
Exploring the art of graceful aging, I share my journey and tips on wellness, beauty, and nutrition for women embracing their vibrant 40s and beyond.

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