Keto Fried Ice Cream

Keto Fried Ice CreamWhat if I told you that you could eat fried ice cream topped with chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and powdered sugar for every single meal and still lose weight? Well… now you can!

Now, I’m not saying that anyone should — or even would —  eat this keto fried ice cream every single day, but if you’re following a low carb diet and you have a craving for sweets this recipe is perfect for you!

There are already plenty of other recipes out there that refer to themselves as “keto fried ice cream,” but do you know what the problem with them is? All of them either just coat the ice cream in things that are fried — like low carb granola — or place the ice cream balls on top of something that’s been fried — like low carb flatbread.

In fact, I couldn’t find a single keto fried ice cream recipe where the ice cream itself was actually fried. Seriously, how are you gonna fry a slice of low carb bread and just plop a scoop of ice cream on top of it and refer to it as deep fried ice cream? Total amateur hour….

So, here’s a keto fried ice cream for you that’s actually fried! I used crushed up pork rinds for the breading, which after being deep fried end up tasting like pretty much any other type of light breading. Seriously, even if you don’t normally like the taste of pork rinds don’t worry, because you won’t notice it at all in this recipe.

Since deep fried ice cream would be pretty boring on its own I topped it with zero carb chocolate syrup and zero carb caramel sauce from Walden Farms. Does it taste as good as regular chocolate syrup and caramel sauce? Absolutely not, but for having no calories and no carbs it’s a pretty great substitute. 

Then, as the icing on the cake — or the powdered sugar on the deep fried ice cream ball if you will — I threw some Xylitol in a blender to create zero carb powdered sugar to top the ice cream balls with.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  • 1 pint Rebel (or your preferred keto ice cream)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 bag (5 ounces) pork rinds, crushed
  • 1 bottle Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 bottle Walden Farms Caramel Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Xylitol (or your preferred zero carb sweetener)

Directions:

  • Scoop ice cream onto a cutting board or plate and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  • Put Xylitol (or your preferred zero carb sweetener) in a blender and blend into a fine powder to create zero carb powdered sugar.
  • Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F.
  • Set up a dredging station with two bowls — crushed pork rinds in one and beaten eggs in the other.
  • Coat each ice cream ball in pork rinds, submerge in egg wash and coat in pork rinds again.
  • Fry ice cream balls for 30 seconds or until golden brown.
  • Top fried ice cream balls with Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup, Walden Farms Caramel Syrup and zero carb powdered sugar and serve immediately.

What brand of keto ice cream is the best?

I’m partial to Halo Top, but it seems like everyone I know who follows a keto diet loves Rebel Ice Cream so that’s what I used for my keto fried ice cream. I did notice that Rebel doesn’t quite seem to stick together too well when scooped out of the carton though so I did have to form the ice cream balls a bit with my hands prior to freezing them. Aside from that though you could use Enlightened, Arctic Zero or whichever other low carb ice cream you prefer.

What brand of deep fryer should I use?

I personally use a Gourmia deep fryer, but it doesn’t look like the one I own is available for purchase anymore. I used to own a Presto CoolDaddy, which is a super affordable deep fryer that should work perfectly for most people. It was actually the first deep fryer I ever owned and I used it for years before I decided that I wanted something a little larger.

Hamilton Beach also makes a deep fryer that’s pretty similar to the one that Presto makes and theirs is even a few dollars cheaper.

What’s the best oil to use in your deep fryer?

I use vegetable oil every single time I deep fry anything. Not only is it cheap, but it has a smoke point of around 400° meaning that you can heat it to around 400° before it starts smoking. Since pretty much every deep fryer recipe out there ranges between 350° and 375° it makes vegetable oil ideal for deep frying.

Coconut oil is healthier, but a lot more expensive and come on, if you’re already deep frying your food anyway is the fact that one oil is a little bit healthier than another really going to matter that much?

Now, if you were searing a steak in a cast iron pan you’d definitely want to use an oil with a higher smoke point like sunflower oil, avocado oil or safflower oil, but for deep frying purposes they’re not necessary and all you’re going to do is end up spending more money than you need to.

Low carb syrups that you can top your keto fried ice cream with:

 

Keto Fried Ice Cream

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5 from 1 vote

Keto Fried Ice Cream Recipe

Just because you're on a keto diet doesn't mean you can't enjoy fried ice cream!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Freezing time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deep fried food, desserts
Servings: 5
Author: Nick @ DudeFoods.com

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  • 1 pint Rebel (or your preferred keto ice cream)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 bag (5 ounces) pork rinds crushed
  • 1 bottle Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 bottle Walden Farms Caramel Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Xylitol (or your preferred zero carb sweetener)

Instructions

  • Scoop ice cream onto a cutting board or plate and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  • Put Xylitol (or your preferred zero carb sweetener) in a blender and blend into a fine powder to create zero carb powdered sugar.
  • Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F.
  • Set up a dredging station with two bowls — crushed pork rinds in one and beaten eggs in the other.
  • Coat each ice cream ball in pork rinds, submerge in egg wash and coat in pork rinds again.
  • Fry ice cream balls for 30 seconds or until golden brown.
  • Top fried ice cream balls with Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup, Walden Farms Caramel Syrup and zero carb powdered sugar and serve immediately.

1 Comment on Keto Fried Ice Cream

  1. Ashley
    December 3, 2019 at 9:11 am (1 week ago)

    5 stars
    I thought the exact same thing about all the other keto “fried” ice cream recipes! None of them are actually fried! This one looks great though!

    Reply

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