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Gingerbread Ice Cream – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Low carb ice cream with all the flavors of a rich, spicy gingerbread. Perfect for holidays in warm weather climates, or just because you love ice cream even in winter.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chill Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 191 kcal


  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 inch piece ginger finely minced
  • 3/4 cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vodka
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum


  1. Set a bowl over an ice bath and set aside.
  2. Combine cream, almond milk and minced ginger in medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to just a simmer, then remove from heat, cover and let steep 30 minutes.
  3. Return to medium heat and stir in sweetener until it dissolves and mixture reaches 175F on an instant read thermometer.
  4. Whisk egg yolks, molasses, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly add about 1 cup of the hot cream mixture, whisking continuously, to temper the yolks. Then slowly whisk egg yolk mixture back into cream, whisking continuously.
  5. Cook until mixture reaches 180F on an instant read thermometer.
  6. Pour mixture into bowl set over ice bath and allow to cool 10 minutes. Then wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill at least 3 hours.
  7. Once the cream mixture is chilled, stir in vodka and vanilla extract. Sprinkle with xanthan gum and whisk vigorously to combine.
  8. Pour custard into the canister of an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's directions.
  9. Once churned, transfer to a large, airtight container and press plastic wrap flush to surface. Freeze until firm but not rock hard, about 2 hours.

Recipe Notes

Serves 8. Each serving has 5 g of carbs.

191 Calories; 17g Fat (84.1% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 132mg Cholesterol; 115mg Sodium

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Ice Cream – Low Carb and Gluten-Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 15mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.