Here’s a list of the top sugar free ice cream brands for you to enjoy — because sugar free, low carb, keto, or not, we all crave ice cream from time to time. And the best way to stick to your goals is to have a plan before walking down the tempting ice cream aisle.
I’ve learned from experience that some sugar free ice cream brands are worth the splurge while others are definitely not. And nowadays, with so many to choose from, I don’t want you to be disappointed in your selection!
So learn from me and stick to the top sugar free ice cream brands listed below! I’ll tell you what you need to know, from flavors to toppings, and even share some sugar free ice cream recipes if you’re feeling courageous.
So grab your spoon and let’s get tasting friends!
** Since this is a low carb recipes site, I’d like to mention that sugar free does not mean low carb — in fact a lot of these sugar free ice cream brands have the same number of carbs as the regular kind, just without added sugar. If low carb is your goal, I recommend sticking to the sugar free ice cream recipes below!
Best Tasting Sugar Free Ice Cream Brands
The tricky thing with sugar free ice cream brands, is that none of the products are truly “sugar free”, rather “no sugar added”. A quick glance at their nutrition labels will display a decent amount of sugar and tons of carbs. Check the products before you purchase sugar free ice cream brands to make sure they work with your eating plan!
If you’re looking for who makes the best sugar free ice cream? Your answer is here:
My favorite of the sugar free ice cream brands is Enlightened ice cream. They come in a ton of creative flavors, are sweetened with erythritol, and have more protein than any of the other sugar free ice cream brands (6 grams per serving in most flavors). They advertise as the healthiest store bought ice cream. In 1 serving of vanilla, there’s: 14g of carbs (5 of which are erythritol), 3g sugar.
These ice creams are sweetened with Stevia instead of sugar or sugar alcohols (unlike the sugar free ice cream brands listed below). They’ve got around 5 grams of protein per serving, and come in a ton of flavors. In 1 serving of vanilla, there’s: 14g of carbs, 6g sugar.
The lowest sugar of these sugar free ice cream brands is this tasty, coconut milk based ice cream. Surprisingly delicious, it’s sweetened with erythritol and monk fruit extract. In 1 serving of vanilla, there’s: 18g of carbs, 1g sugar.
These ice cream sandwiches are made with light milk and have no sugar ice cream added, pretty darn delicious! In 1 vanilla sandwich, there’s: 28 g of carbs, 5 g sugar
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This ice cream comes in tons of flavors and is easy to find in most grocery stores. This is Dreyer’s “lightened up” ice cream, so it’s made with ½ the fat, and is sweetened with Splenda. In 1 serving of vanilla, there’s: 14 g of carbs, 3 g sugar.
Comes in a few flavors! Breyers also carries a brand called Carb Smart. In 1 serving of vanilla, there’s: 13g of carbs, 4g sugar
Ice cream coated in a chocolate shell, need I say more? In 1 servings of the ice cream bar, there’s: 22 g of carbs, 5 g sugar
No Sugar Added Ice Cream From the Top Ice Cream Companies:
Unfortunately, the internet rumors of no sugar added ice cream from our favorite brands are false — that Ben and Jerry’s sugar free ice cream myth had me searching for months! And there is no breyers sugar free ice cream. If you’re a Haagen Dazs fan, they don’t currently make a no sugar added ice cream.
Sugar Free Toppings for Your Sugar Free Ice Cream
As delicious as sugar free ice cream is, it’s the toppings that can make or break your dessert. And if sugar free is your goal, a lot of those candy, chocolatey, syrupy options are out — so try some of these sugar free ideas instead:
- Low carb nuts — walnuts, peanuts, pecans and almonds
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Sugar free chocolate syrup — this recipe takes 5 minutes to throw together but makes all the difference!
- Low carb fruits — depending on your goals, you may be ok with adding some low sugar fruits on top.
Or Try Your Own Sugar Free Ice Cream Recipe
There are a billion reasons to make a sugar free ice cream recipe instead of buying one from the store. The most important reason for me, and those sticking to low carb foods, is that sugar free ice cream brands aren’t low carb, while homemade sugar free ice cream can be.
Second, homemade is always better, or at least in my opinion it is 🙂
Last but certainly not least: homemade means you’re in control of the ingredients — I stick to low carb shopping list items such as avocados, low carb milks, and keto sweeteners — leaving out the additives found in sugar free ice cream brands (check out the nutrition label of your sugar free ice cream brands to see what I’m talking about).
Where Do The Carbs In Ice Cream Come From?
Although sugar is a huge contributor to the carbs in ice cream, there are a handful of carby ingredients in most sugar free ice cream brands. Cow’s milk is extremely high in carbs, and is one of the main ingredients in ice cream (sugar free or not). Sugar free ice brands also use a lot of “gums” to thicken and stabilize their products.
Low Carb Ice Cream Alternatives
If you’ve decided low carb ice cream is your goal, there are plenty of ways you can have you ice cream and eat it too! Here are some alternatives:
Counting Net Carbs? Keto Ice Cream Options Are Different
Some of the sugar free ice cream brands listed above such as Enlightened may work with your carb goal, especially if you’re counting net carbs vs. total carbs. Due to the sugar alcohols and fiber included in some of the products, those looking for keto ice cream may have more options than those counting their total carbs!
Low Carb Ice Cream Recipe
Try making your own sugar free ice cream! Sugar free ice cream recipes can be super easy and are significantly lower in carbs — both of these low carb ice cream recipe are no churn, so they take hardly any time to make.
Keto Ice Cream Recipe Alternative
A delicious keto ice cream recipe alternative is to enjoy a bowl of low carb greek yogurt with a keto sweetener and your favorite toppings. I know it’s not exactly the same, but I find it’s just what I’m craving most of the time!
No Carb Ice Cream
I’d love to hear in the comments below what your favorite no carb ice cream is!
There you have it friends, the best of the sugar free ice cream walmart and sugar free ice cream safeway have to offer! Hope you enjoy these sugar free ice cream brands flavors, and come back to tell me what you think!