Sugar Free Chocolate Ice Cream with Brandied Cherries

If you're following a keto or low sugar diet, but still crave ice cream, this sugar free chocolate ice cream might be for you! The brandied cherries are delicious with the chocolate and really take this ice cream dessert to the next level.

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Ingredients for sugar free chocolate ice cream and an ice cream maker on a white wooden table. Sugar Free Chocolate ice Cream in an ice cream maker on a white wooden table. Brandied Cherries on a table - an accompaniment to sugar free chocolate ice cream.

Sugar Free Chocolate Ice Cream with Brandied Cherries

  • Prep Time: 20 m
  • Cook Time: 1 h
  • Total Time: 1 h 20 m
  • Servings:


  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • ½ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • ½ cup “Swerve” sugar substitute
  • 4 egg yolks
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

  • Brandied Cherries:
  • 1 pound fresh sweet cherries pitted and halved
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk the half-and-half and cocoa powder together in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Beat the egg yolks and Swerve together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Temper the two mixtures together by stirring ¼ cup of the chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture, and then slowly pour it all back into the chocolate mixture in the saucepan. Simmer over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened and coats the back of spoon. Take it off the heat just before it boils.

  2. Chill the mixture for 3 hours or overnight. Once chilled, transfer the mixture to the ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer instructions. Serve the ice cream immediately or transfer to a container and store in your freezer.

  3. Make the brandied cherries. Combine the brandy, agave syrup and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add the cherries and bring everything to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Serve warm or room temperature, spooned over the chocolate ice cream.

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  1. Hello. You have vanilla and salt in the ice cream section of the ingredient list, but the recipe doesn’t say where to add them. Should they go in the saucepan with the half and half and chocolate, or should they go in the egg yolk mixture?

    1. Sorry about the confusion in the directions. The corrections have been made to the recipe. You can add the vanilla extract and pinch of salt to the egg yolk mixture. Thanks for catching it!

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