Keto Avocado Lemon Ice Cream With MCT Oil (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free)
Keto Lemon Avocado Ice Cream is creamy-dreamy, super high fat, stevia-sweetened, and has a brain and body boost of MCT oil! It’s also allergy-friendly: dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, with a coconut-free option included!
Love keto desserts? Learn more about my keto dessert cookbook, Sweet Without Sugar!
This post is sponsored by Perfect Supplements. All opinions, recipe, and photos are my own.
“I know it’s green… but what else is about it?” is a line from one of our favorite Kid History YouTube videos.
Anytime I make a green smoothie or green salad dressing or green anything, one of my kids or my husband will inevitably quote that line. And we all laugh because it’s sorta become a family inside joke.
So, of course, when I had the idea to make a dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free ice cream out of avocados, what did they ask??
“I know it’s green, but what else is about it?” Gets me every time. 🙂
Well, let me tell you what else is about it…
Even though avocados and lemons are definitely the star ingredients, there’s one other addition that I think is magically delicious and nourishing: MCT oil.
We’ll get to this easy-peasy Keto Lemon Avocado Ice Cream recipe in a moment.
First, let’s talk shop about MCTs, ok?
MCT Oil, Ketones, & Ketosis
MCT = medium-chain triglycerides. They are healthy fats that bypass the digestive system and are processed directly by the liver. Because MCTs are so easily absorbed by the body, they are a quick and sustainable source of energy for both the brain and body.
Unlike other fatty acids (like polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats), MCTs can be broken down into ketones.
Ketones are a byproduct of the body breaking down fat for energy when carbohydrate intake is low. This process is called ketosis.
For thousands of generations, people have likely been relying on ketones for energy when glucose wasn’t always available.
For example, our ancestors likely had frequent periods of time when food wasn’t immediately available — not to mention the fact that most high-calorie and more nutrient-dense foods would need to be prepared before being readily available to eat. And still today, our bodies are amazing at adapting to the burning of ketones for fuel. (Source.)
Ketones have a useful effect on mental performance, in addition to to providing energy for exercise or just daily living.
Because MCT oil can be broken down into ketones, it is the perfect source of this type of energy!
Here’s the thing… It’s important to actually use PURE MCT oil in order to reap the benefits.
Many MCT oils are diluted with palm or other oils or are deodorized or bleached with hexane. No bueno, y’all.
Plus, getting MCTs in our diets is actually difficult, however this doesn’t mean they aren’t or can’t be a super healing, nourishing part of a clean diet — especially if you’re following a keto/low-carb/Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle or are following the keto diet for healing.
Perfect MCT Oil
My favorite whole foods supplements company, Perfect Supplements, has blown me away (again) with their newly released MCT oil! (Save 10% on Perfect MCT Oil by using my code ALLTHETHINGS when you check out!)
What are the potential benefits of consuming Perfect MCT Oil?
- Increased energy
- Reduced brain fog, improved mental clarity
- Supports a healthy metabolism
- Aids in burning stored body fat (ketosis for weight loss)
- Healing to the gut
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps maintain stable blood sugar
- Has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties
All MCT oils possess these benefits… so what makes Perfect MCT Oil different or better?
One word: QUALITY.
When I shop for a product, I want to know where it came from, how it was processed, why it was processed, if it’s pure, if it’s clean, and if it’s ethical.
I’ve been known to call companies and sit on hold, waiting for someone higher up to answer the difficult questions I ask about any given product. I’m picky, y’all.
So when Perfect Supplements sent me an email about their new Perfect MCT Oil, I couldn’t wait to try it! And, after I tried it, I couldn’t wait to share it with you!
Here’s how Perfect MCT Oil met all my requirements:
- Just 1 ingredient — USDA organic coconuts — no fillers, chemicals, trans fats, or GMOs = PURE and CLEAN
- Made from sustainably harvested coconuts = ETHICAL and WHERE
- Low-heat processing = HOW/WHY
- Batch tested = PURE and CLEAN
- Tasteless and odorless = PURE and CLEAN
From Perfect Supplements:
Even if you’re not into keto anything, you can still benefit from MCT oil! And you should definitely still make this low-carb Lemon Avocado Ice Cream!
Want MORE MCT oil recipes? Here are over 40 MCT oil recipes that *aren’t* Bulletproof coffee!
Here’s how to make Keto Low-Carb Lemon Avocado Ice Cream with MCT Oil
It’s as simple as throwing all the ingredients into a blender (I adore my BlendTec and would grab it if my house was on fire), blending until smooth, then transferring to your ice cream maker.
Once you have a creamy-dreamy light green ice cream base, pour it into your ice cream maker and let ‘er go!
Best Ice Cream Maker?
I lurve, lurve, lurve my ice cream maker!
If making ice cream is a pain in the butt because of the mess, the salt, the churning and cranking, or just keeping up with all the parts and pieces of a traditional ice cream machine, then you need a new ice cream maker.
I make ice cream more often now than ever before because it’s just so darn easy! Set-up is easy. Clean-up is easy. The machine is much quieter than all the others I’ve used. And the best part??
Can’t have coconut?
If you’re sensitive or allergic to coconut, you can still make this Low-carb Lemon Avocado Ice Cream! No need to miss out on this dreamy dessert (or breakfast, if you like) just because of the MCT oil.
Simply leave it out if coconut is an issue for you. Or, replace it with an equal amount of ghee.
I wouldn’t recommend adding more avocado, however, especially if you have picky eaters. The avocado flavor is definitely present in this ice cream, so you don’t really want to add more. But it is wonderful with the tartness of the lemon and sweetness of stevia!
Pump up that lemon flavor with Lemon Essential Oil!
Know how to really make flavors pop without using fake-tasting extracts? Essential oils!
I looooooove cooking, baking, and making ice creams and other desserts with essential oil, and this Keto Avocado Lemon Ice Cream with MCT Oil is no exception.
If you’ve got picky eaters who’s avocado detectors go off when there’s an avocado within 5 miles of your house, you’re gonna want to use lemon essential oil to really disguise the avo.
Only use high quality lemon essential oil, like that from my preferred source, Spark Naturals. <– Save 10% on your Spark Naturals order with my discount code NOURISHING10 + get free shipping on orders of $25 or more!
Do you have picky eaters who don’t like avocado?
Yeah, welcome to my house… Sigh…
No worries, friends. Just like my with No-Jello Chocolate Pudding Cups, your avo-haters will find this lemon-avocado ice cream irresistible.
My kiddos and my husband are all staunch avocado haters, and they ate this ice cream with no problems whatsoever!
Keto Low-Carb Lemon Avocado Ice Cream with MCT Oil
This Keto Lemon Avocado ice cream is pretty special (in addition to being beautifully lime green).
In addition to being super high-fat, basically zero-carb, this keto ice cream couldn’t be more allergy-friendly! It’s…
- gluten-free and grain-free
- sugar-free (sweetened with stevia!)
- can be coconut-free, if MCT oil is not tolerated (simply leave it out, if desired)
And, if you do tolerate coconuts, you’ll definitely want to include Perfect MCT Oil for a brain and body boost!
I also include Perfect Supplements Grass-Fed Collagen in this recipe for a boost of protein. Now is a great time to stock up and SAVE on my favorite products, like grass-fed collagen and gelatin, MCT oil, dessicated liver, aquatic greens and more!
Keto Lemon Avocado Ice Cream (with MCT oil!)
Keto Lemon Avocado Ice Cream is creamy-dreamy, super high fat, stevia-sweetened, and has a brain and body boost of MCT oil! It's also allergy-friendly: dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, with a coconut-free option included!
- 3medium-sized avocados
- 1cuproom temp water
- 3/4cuplemon juice
- 2tablespoonsPerfect MCT Oil leave out if coconut-free
- 1/8 to 1/4teaspoonstevia*to taste
- 1/4cupsustainably sourced collagenI use Perfect Supplements Grass-Fed Collagen.
- 2teaspoonssustainably sourced gelatinI use Perfect Supplements Grass-Fed Gelatin.
- 2 to 4drops lemon essential oil
- Add the avocado, water, lemon juice, MCT oil, stevia, and collagen to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness or add lemon essential oil if stronger lemon flavor is desired.
- Last, add the gelatin while the blender is running to incorporate it fully.
- Pour the mixture into your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer's instructions. I have this ice cream maker.
- Once churned, serve immediately like a soft-serve. Or transfer to the freezer to harden up for an hour.
- Store in the freezer.
- Remove from the freezer at least 1 hour before serving to soften.
*I use powdered stevia for this recipe. If you prefer to use a liquid extract, start with a dropperful and taste before adding more.
More easy keto desserts you’ll love…
- Instant Pot Strawberry Rhubarb Custard
- Keto Probiotic Berry Cheesecake Popsicles
- Old-Fashioned Keto Root Beer Float
- 3-Ingredient Keto Raspberry Lemon Popsicles
- Dairy-Free Black Tea & Mandarin Ice Cream with Shortbread Chunks
- 40+ MCT Oil Recipes That Aren’t Bulletproof Coffee
- Sweet Without Sugar: A Collection of Nourishing, Allergy-Friendly, Low-Carb Desserts
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