Step up your spring and summer dessert game with this easy paleo and keto creamy lemon ice cream! Full of lemony goodness with an option for GAPS diet.
Hello summery desserts.
When summer rolls around down here in the south it gets to the point where any kind of baked good goes out the window. And all the no-baked goods come in.
No matter the time of year, I’m always in the mood for a good homemade ice cream.
Creamy Lemon Ice Cream.
This easy and delicious no-bake treat is perfect for those too hot days where you just want to sit around chilling. Or for those days you are dreaming of summer and you’re willing to snuggle up in a blanket with a summery treat.
It only requires a few ingredients, a blender, and an ice cream maker, and you could probably make it without the ice cream maker, if you need to, it just might not be as fluffy.
If you’re a lemon-lover, this is for you. The lemon flavor is just right, the creaminess is perfect, and the no-bake-ness is wonderful. It’s probably the best homemade dairy-free ice cream I’ve had in a good long while, and it’s easily sweetened with either stevia OR honey.
I found the recipe for this delicious creamy lemon ice cream in the Keto Clarity Cookbook by Jimmy Moore and Heather Rushin. As soon as my kids saw it they begged me to make it for them. And of course I couldn’t say no. ‘Cause ice cream…
Keto Clarity is hot off the presses and jam-packed with amazingly delicious keto treats. But you don’t have to regularly eat a keto diet to enjoy them, of course! With over 150 mouthwatering, family friendly recipes, there’s definitely something in this cookbook for everyone!
Some of our favorites are…
- Pizza Baked Eggs (seriously, my kids would eat these every day for breakfast!)
- Cabbage, Sausage, and Pepper Sheet Pan Dinner (so easy and tasty!)
- Drinking Chocolate (um… need I say more?)
- Candied Pecans
- Simple Baked Cod
- Everyday Roasted Chicken
- Steak Salad
- and of course this Creamy Lemon Ice Cream
On top of these delicious recipes, the cookbook includes month-long meal plans (with AND without dairy!), shopping lists for both meal plans, and chapters on lifestyle, eating real food while on keto, and what the keto diet is really about.
Again, even if you’re not keto, and have no plans of going keto, the cookbook is an amazing resource of nutritional information and delicious food!
Even my kids love to read it…
More delicious keto treats.
Looking for more tasty keto dessert-ish recipes? Here are a few more of my favorites…
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Creamy Lemon Ice Cream
Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 4 cups of full-fat coconut milk (about 2 1/4 cans)
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon unflavored liquid stevia (1/2 cup honey can be used for those on GAPS)
- 4 egg yolks (please use fresh, free-range or organic eggs!)
- 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 1/2 lemons)
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree (I use my beloved Blendtec).
Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and churn for 25 minutes. (I use a KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment.)
Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 2 hours, or until set.
Let set out for about 20 minutes before serving.
This lemon ice cream recipe is used with permission from Keto Clarity Cookbook by Jimmy Moore & Heather Rushin.