Vanilla Ice Cream

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes 
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes 
  • Freezing time: as per manufacturers instructions 
  • Recipe makes 7 x 88g portions* 
  • Ratio 6.3:1

This ketogenic diet recipe provides approximately:


Nutritional content 1 portion 7 portions
Fat 24.3g 17.9g LCT 170.3g 125.3g LCT
6.4g MCT 45g MCT
Protein 2.1g 14.6g
Carbohydrate 1.7g 12.2g
Energy (calories) 234kcal 1639kcal

*Image represents 1 portion

Ingredients Quantity
Betaquik® 225g 
Double cream e.g. Morrisons/Tesco 200g
Water 175g
Vanilla essence  1 tablespoon 
Liquid sweetener e.g. Hermesetas  2 teaspoons 
Egg yolks  70g
Cornflour 7g


  1. Place Betaquik®, cream, water, vanilla essence and sweetener into a saucepan over a low heat. Stir frequently for approximately 5 minutes until heated through (do not boil).
  2. Add egg yolks and cornflour to a bowl and whisk until mixture is smooth. 
  3. Pour heatedBetaquik® mixture into bowl, whisking continuously until a smooth, pale yellow mixture has formed. 
  4. Pour mixture into a clean saucepan. Over a low heatwhisk continuously for 4-5 minutes until thickened (do not boil). 
  5. Once mixture has cooled, pour into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s
  6. Transfer to freezer-safe container, cover and place in the freezer.  

Top Tip

  • Mixture can also be served as custard by simply following the recipe to step 4.

Serving Suggestion

  • Sugar free Da Vinci syrups are good dessert sauces!
  • You can replace the vanilla essence with alternative flavours such as almond, mint, rhubarb and caramel flavouring (e.g. Foodie flavours natural flavouring – Lakeland) 
  • Colour the ice cream by adding a few drops of suitable food colouring before adding to the ice cream maker 

To download the Vanilla Ice Cream recipe card click here.

Betaquik® is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision. This recipe has been specifically designed for use in a ketogenic diet. Refer to labels for allergen and other product information. 

Always check with your dietitian what is suitable for you.