return to homepage

Ice Cream for Diabetics

Are you looking for a good ice cream for diabetics that will satisfy your desire for something sweet but will not break all your diet restrictions?

Diabetics Can Enjoy Ice Cream, Too!

ice cream for diabetics

As a diabetic you must always carefully watch your sugar and calorie intake, but this does not mean you must cut out your ice cream completely!

However, it is best as a precaution that you keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels before and after having eaten anything sweet as well as increasing your exercise time in order to burn off the extra calories and lower your blood sugar levels.

We'll start with some store-bought ice cream suggestions you can try and then we'll end with an ice cream recipe for diabetics you can make at home.

Enjoy Frozen Treats - Yes, You Can!

Generally, what things do you look for when buying ice cream for diabetics? To begin, combat the high sugar levels by choosing a sugar free ice cream or an ice cream that uses some type of sugar substitute.

Do also beware of the levels of calories and carbohydrates in the ice cream and look instead for an ice cream container with fat-free and low-carb labels.

Serving size is another very important aspect to consider. Most often, the serving size is a 1/2 cup, a surprisingly small amount.

Comparing the nutritional labels on varying brands of ice cream is another good shopping strategy.

The following are great choices of ice cream for diabetics:

  • Breyers Carb Smart Ice Cream - 4 carbs
  • Food Lion Healthy Delight Ice Cream - 4 carbs
  • Breyers Low-Carb Ice Cream Bars - 5 carbs
  • Blue Bunny CarbFreedom Ice Cream - 3 carbs
  • Watchin Carbs - 3 carbs

Homemade Delights

Diabetes doesn't have to cut out homemade ice cream either!

There are hundreds of homemade recipes to make ice cream for diabetics. The following is a tasty recipe for the all-around favorite flavor, vanilla.

Diabetic Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

1 (12 oz) can of evaporated milk
2 tbsp sugar substitute (Equal or Splenda)
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 eggs, well beaten


Combine the milk and sugar replacement, beating well until the sugar is dissolved.

Add milk and vanilla extract; beat well.

Add eggs; beat well.

Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions (about 25-30 minutes).

Yields: 8 servings

Nutritional Information: Serving size = 111g 126.2 calories, 4.8g sugar, 9g carbohydrates.

All Together

Diabetes doesn't mean the end of ice cream, but rather the beginning of an intriguing search to discover among all the possibilities, the ice cream that will meet your dietary needs while leaving you with a product you love!

By Jenn Fraiser

New! Please leave a reply!

Only ice cream lovers have left their mark here, so be heard!

Go to Homemade Ice Cream Main Page

Go to Home Page from Ice Cream for Diabetics

Connect with the Cowonice cream

Serving Ice Cream Twitter

ice cream twitter

Our Ice Cream Recipe eBook!

Classic. Reliable. Delicious! We now have our very own ice cream recipe ebook. Find out how YOU can churn out your own delicious ice cream!

Ice Cream Bowls

What do you serve ice cream in? A fancy bowl or a fun bowl?

ice cream recipes

Need an Ice Cream Maker?

Find the ice cream maker that suits your needs!

ice cream maker

Looking for a Recipe?

Browse all our ice cream recipes!

ice cream recipes

Try an Ice Cream Game

Wanna have some fun? Why not try an ice cream game?!

ice cream game

HOME Ice Cream Blog

At Home

CONTEST Ice Cream at Home Ice Cream Recipes Ice Cream Makers Ice Cream Gifts Ice Cream Rentals


Ice Cream Business Ice Cream Truck Ice Cream Shop Ice Cream Franchise Business Directory Add Your Business


Ice Cream Info Resources What's New?

ice cream Looking for Something?

Quickly and easily find just what you are looking for by searching!

Enjoy This Site?
Then why not use the button below, to add us to your favorite bookmarking service? The art of making, serving, and selling ice cream.

Copyright© 2008-2012