Is vanilla ice cream your favorite flavor? Some think it’s plain, I think it’s a blank canvas awaiting all manner of tasty toppings! Naturally, I turned to my fellow THM bloggers for their best recipes. Be sure to Pin this post so you can find your favorite THM friendly vanilla ice cream recipes and toppings!
My son loves asking me what my favorite whatever is. Most of the time I can’t really pick a favorite as it depends on my mood. But when it comes to ice cream I think I can pretty confidently say that vanilla is my favorite.
Some people think vanilla is too plain-Jane, or even boring. But when you consider all the different ways to top vanilla ice cream you easily see how versatile this humble flavor is.
Oddly, the only ice cream recipe I have on the blog (as of when this was published) is an amazing Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Fudge Swirl. I just haven’t had the time to play with ice cream this year!
Thankfully, I know some of the best THM bloggers around! They so kindly shared their best ice cream and toppings recipes with me for this recipe roundup.
So, in honor of National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, I present to you the Ultimate list of the BEST THM Vanilla Ice Cream Recipes (and Toppings).
But first, let’s do an equipment and supplies check to make sure you have everything you need. Making homemade ice cream is serious business so it’s best to have the right tools 😉
NOTE: You don’t HAVE to use an ice cream maker, but they are awesome! If you’d like to know how to make ice cream without one, check out this tutorial from TJ’s Taste.
Equipment And Supplies You May Need.
Some of these recipes require an ice cream maker, some do not. If you’re needing an ice cream maker recommendation this is the one I use:
I found mine, brand new and very inexpensively on Facebook Marketplace. It even came with an extra freezer bowl, which is very handy!
Make your own single serving ice creams for the week to help with portion control with these handy mini ice cream freezer containers, too!
Ice cream scoops are super handy for scooping out ice cream. Often, homemade ice creams get very hard in the freezer. While it’s a pain it’s because we’re not adding a bunch of unpronounceable things to our ice cream 😉
Using vegetable glycerine is always optional. It can help keep it a bit more scoopable. Some vegetable glycerines contain a high amount of carbs so always check the labels. This is the one recommended by Briana Thomas. She knows a thing or two about making THM ice cream so I trust her recommendation. You’ll find several of her recipes in the list below.
Now You Just Need To Choose Some Vanilla Ice Cream Recipes To Try:
S/Keto Vanilla Ice Cream Recipes
Low Carb Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream – My Montana Kitchen
Vanilla Ice Cream – Joy Filled Eats
French Vanilla Frozen Custard – Easy Keto Dishes
Vanilla Keto Ice Cream Recipe – Low Carb Yum
Basic Ice Cream – Briana Thomas
Basic Scoopable Vanilla Ice Cream – Briana Thomas
Special Occasion Ice Cream – Briana Thomas
Low Carb Ice Cream Recipe FOR 6 QUART FREEZER – Briana Thomas
Dairy Free Ice Cream – Briana Thomas
Foundational Frozen Custard DEEP S – Briana Thomas
Sugar Free Low Carb Ice Cream 4 Ingredients, No Churn! – Wholesome Yum
FP – Fuel Pull Vanilla Ice Cream Recipes (Low Fat, Low Carb)
Cottage Style Vanilla Ice Cream – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Frozen Vanilla Yogurt with Cinnamon – My Montana Kitchen
Homemade Almond Milk Ice Cream – Low Carb Yum
Top Things Off With These THM Ice Cream Toppings Recipes…
S Ice Cream Toppings – Sugar Free, Keto
Hot Fudge Sauce – Nana’s Little Kitchen
Foundational Peanut Butter Topping – Briana Thomas
Brooke’s 5-Minute Caramel Sauce – Nana’s Little Kitchen
5-Minute Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce – Nana’s Little Kitchen
Buttered Rum Sauce – Nana’s Little Kitchen
Low Carb Caramel – Easy Keto Dishes
Whipped Cream – TJ’s Taste
Stabilized Whipped Cream – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream – Easy Keto Dishes
Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Chips – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
White Chocolate Chips – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Vanilla Baking Chips – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Peanut Butter Baking Chips – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Cinnamon Baking Chips – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Sugared Pepitas – The Healthy Milestone
Sugar and Spice Pepitas – The Healthy Milestone
E Ice Cream Toppings (Healthy Carbs, Low Fat)
Jenifer’s Favorite Peach Mango Compote – The Healthy Milestone
Instant Pot Plum Butter – The Healthy Milestone
2-Ingredient Peach Sauce – My Montana Kitchen
Fuel Pull Ice Cream Toppings (Low Fat, Low Carb)
Sugar Free Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce (or Jam)
Sugarless Chocolate Syrup – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce – Lotsa Little Lambs
Sugar Free Blueberry Syrup – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Easy Breezy Strawberry Syrup – Nana’s Little Kitchen
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce – Nana’s Little Kitchen
Sugar Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce – Nana’s Little Kitchen
Faux Pineapple – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Mock Apple Pie Filling – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Roasted Strawberries – Northern Nester
Superfood Sprinkles – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Superfood Edible Glitter – Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved
Colored Sweetener – TJs Taste
So Many Ways To Enjoy Your Healthy THM Vanilla Ice Cream!
You can have ice cream for days with this handy list of THM friendly vanilla ice cream recipes and toppings.
The next time you need a healthy, on-plan vanilla ice cream be sure to come back and look over all these delicious options. You know, for…
- National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
- Wedding and baby showers
- Family gatherings
- Record-setting heat waves
- Special treats for reaching your goals
- Making memories with the kiddos or grandkids
- When it’s been one of those days but by golly you’re NOT stopping at that ice cream place on the way home…
- Just because you’re amazing and deserve a little something special now and then 😉
Whatever the occasion, please be sure to indulge responsibly. S ice cream treats are amazing! But do include some Fuel Pull and E ice cream treats now and then.
Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! What’s your favorite way to top vanilla ice cream?
Thank you! These look great! Are you aware of any THM Kefir Vanilla Ice Cream recipes? Or thoughts about substituting kefir into an ice cream recipe?
Dawn Yoder says
I’m not aware of any but perhaps I can come up with one. That’s a great idea! Off the top of my head I’d say just substitute some or all of your almond milk/whipping cream for kefir.