low carb apple crisp ice cream

Apple Crisp Ice Cream – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Low carb apple flavoured ice cream with cinnamon-y, crunchy little bits that's every bit as delicious as the original dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


Ice Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp vodka
  • 1/2 tsp LorAnn's apple flavor
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 25 drops stevia extract
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum


  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup golden flax seed meal
  • 3 tbsp Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar substitute such as Ideal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp butter chilled and cut into small pieces


  1. For the ice cream, combine cream, milk, Swerve, arrowroot powder, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk briskly to combine. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute, whisking frequently.

  2. Let cool and transfer to a bowl. Chill at least 3 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, for the crisp, preheat oven to 300F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Combine almond flour, flax seed meal, Swerve, brown sugar substitute and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine.

  5. Scatter pieces of butter over the top of the mixture and then pulse until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Spread mixture on prepared ban and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool on pan, then break into small pieces. Set aside.
  7. Once cream mixture is chilled, stir in vodka, apple flavouring, cinnamon and stevia. Then sprinkle the surface with xanthan gum and whisk briskly to combine.
  8. Pour into the canister of an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's directions.
  9. Once churned, transfer to an airtight container. Stir in crisp pieces, mixing to spread evenly through ice cream.
  10. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

Serves 6. Each serving has 8.2 g of carbs and 2.8 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 5.4 g.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Crisp Ice Cream – Low Carb and Gluten-Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 32.8
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 8.2g3%
Fiber 2.8g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.