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Keto Ice Cream Cake

I can’t wait for you to try my recipe for keto ice cream cake. I am confident that it’s one you will make often, especially when you want to make a more festive keto treat. 

This delicious low-carb ice cream cake is grain-free, gluten-free, and fits into your keto diet perfectly!

Plus the ice cream layer is also churn-free so no ice cream maker is needed! What’s not to love? My sugar-free ice cream cake recipe features two layers of my popular Keto Hershey’s Chocolate cake that was baked and then crumbled.

And since the ice cream layer is an easy vanilla ice cream, the whole thing comes together quickly. If that’s not all, this keto ice cream cake is drizzled with a chocolate sauce that forms a hard chocolate shell.

So if you’ve been missing Carvel ice cream cake, this yummy low carb ice cream cake is going to bring a classic dessert back into your life. 

Imagine enjoying a keto-friendly ice cream cake that is not only delicious but won’t kick you out of ketosis since it has only 4.6 net carbs per generous serving!

I encourage you to check out all our keto cakes because you could easily swap out the low-carb Hershey’s cake for any of my other cake recipes. See there, I am giving you lots of options. 

Keto Ice Cream Cake

Keto Ice Cream Cake

Keto Ice Cream Cake

In our home birthdays were always celebrated with my recipe for homemade ice cream cake. Year after year, the one cake my family always requested when their birthday rolled around was an ice cream cake. 

Although that recipe wasn’t hard to put together it required quite a lot of steps.  

So if this girl was going to make a homemade ice cream cake I always made sure it was a HUGE one. This way my effort could be enjoyed for days. I’m not kidding when I tell you that many days I would have ice cream cake for breakfast. 

Ugh, for sure my sugar addiction would rear its ugly head during birthdays.  All I can say about that is thank you, Jesus, for setting me free! Suffice it to say that, that recipe for homemade ice cream cake was well-loved but it had one glaring problem, it was loaded with carbs.  

And that spelled trouble when the majority of our family changed their diet to a ketogenic one. I remember the first year we went keto how terribly we missed not having an ice cream cake.  We all wondered how on earth we would celebrate birthdays without it.

Not going to lie, it wasn’t easy for us. Thankfully, we survived and passed that test. But the time had finally come when I would attempt to create a keto-friendly version.

Mainly, because I never want any of my family members to feel deprived simply because we’ve made the ketogenic diet a lifestyle choice.

With that in mind, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to share this recipe than for our daughter Michelle’s birthday.

So when I declared that I was making a keto ice cream cake using my recipe for keto Hershey’s cake the family cheered me on.

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How To Make A Keto Ice Cream Cake

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To make this keto ice cream cake you’ll need a few basic ingredients. Note that the printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post. But you might want to read all my tips to ensure it comes out perfectly every time. What you’ll need:

The first step in making this keto ice cream cake is the baking of the keto cake recipe. I chose this keto chocolate cake recipe because it’s not only easy to make, but I knew it would compliment the vanilla ice cream layer really well. 

Once you make and bake the cake you will need to let it cool completely and then crumble the entire cake into crumbs. That recipe makes two 9-inch cakes. And one layer will serve as the crust of the keto ice cream cake and the other will be the topping. 

keto ice cream cake filling

keto ice cream cake filling

Keto Ice Cream Cake Filling

The ice cream layer that is sandwiched between the cake crumbs is churn-free and so it’s easy to make. I add cream cheese to my ice cream because it really gives the perfect velvety texture.  I used this same technique when I made my keto berries and cream popsicles. 

And since it worked so well then, I thought it made sense to try it in the keto ice cream layer of this cake.  If you’re a regular reader of our blog it should come as no surprise that I love keto cream cheese recipes.

Since I’ve dedicated a page to all the recipes that include cream cheese.  

keto ice cream cake in a white freezer safe pan

keto ice cream cake in a white freezer-safe pan

Keto Magic Shell

I’ve been making my own keto magic shell for years. It’s super easy to make and doesn’t require any special ingredients. That’s always a win in my book. If you’ve never made a homemade keto-friendly version, you’re in for a real treat. 

I opted to add a chocolate sauce that hardens to the top of the ice cream cake because it would give it a little bit of contrast and crunch. 

My recipe uses just three ingredients, coconut oil, confectioner’s sugar substitute, and Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder.  Ok, so it’s actually four ingredients if you count the dash of salt. But you really can’t compare the nutritional value between my homemade recipe and that of Magic Shell.

Sure magic shell is delicious and all but it’s full of all sorts of processed ingredients. Not to mention that it has a whopping 16 grams of carbohydrates for a two-tablespoon serving. So yeah there’s that too. 

I sure hope you will give this keto ice cream cake recipe a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook.

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In case you don’t know we have authored two books for you, Essential Keto Bread and Essential Keto Desserts both inspired by your requests over the years. It’s my prayer these keto cookbooks will help make keto a delicious breeze for you.

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So when the Holy Spirit led us to combine our Christian faith and the keto diet, we did so in hopes of finding lasting transformation. When we followed the Holy Spirit’s prompting to we got on the path to real transformation. 

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Keto Ice Cream Cake

Keto Ice Cream Cake

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Freezing Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

This delicious Keto Ice Cream Cake is grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free. Plus if that's not enough the ice cream layer is churn-free.


Keto Ice Cream Layer

Keto Magic Shell

Keto Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Keto Chocolate Coconut Flour Pound Cake


  1. Bake my full recipe for Keto Hershey's Cake for a nut-free option bake my Keto Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake.
  2. Once the cake layers have cooled, crumble the cake and evenly divide the crumbs into two parts. One part will be the bottom layer of the ice cream cake the other will serve as the topping.
  3. In a 10 x 10 pan that can be frozen, press half of the cake crumbs into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Next using an electric mixer in a large bowl combine the softened cream cheese, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Mix at high speed, scraping the sides of the bowl a few times.
  5. Once that mixture is combined, add the cold heavy whipping cream a little at a time continue to beat the heavy cream until it is fully incorporated into the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Then pour the ice cream on top of the bottom layer of cake crumbs.
  7. Next spread the remaining cake crumbs directly over the ice cream and gently press the crumbs into the surface of the ice cream.
  8. Allow the ice cream cake to chill for at least 4 hours or until frozen solid.
  9. To make the keto magic shell, melt the coconut oil and mix in the cocoa powder, and confectioner's sugar substitute.
  10. Once the ice cream cake is fully chilled drizzle the keto magic shell topping over the cake. The topping will quickly harden and is then ready to be served immediately or stored back in the freezer.
  11. Recipe keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.


Note: This recipe requires baking a full recipe of my Keto Hershey's Chocolate Cake and allowing the cake to cool and then crumbled.

If you need a nut-free option bake half this Keto Chocolate Coconut Flour Pound Cake for the cake portion of the ice cream cake.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 33.2gSaturated Fat: 17.2gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 6.2gNet Carbohydrates: 4.6gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 0.6gProtein: 7.4g

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