Egg Fast Frozen Custard (Ice Cream…sort of) Recipe

So the photos on this post are a hot mess – I didn’t have time to let the three flavors set up right before I had to get the photos finished, so they weren’t firm enough to hold a nice scoop shape.

An Egg Fast Friendly Low Carb Recipe From Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

Normally this would bother me – a lot.  But not today my friends, not today.  Because I’m pretty sure that those of you on the egg fast saw the words ice cream and have already blown by me (I know because my hair just flew up) to the recipe, and are gathering up the ingredients as we speak.

Honestly, do I even need to say any more here?  EGG. FAST. ICE. CREAM.  You’re welcome.

Technically it’s not ice cream because there is no cream in it.  I worked around that by thinning out some cream cheese with water, which worked like a charm.  The only ingredients in this are the cream cheese, egg yolks, water, and whatever sugar free syrup or extract+sweetener that you choose to experiment with.  I used Torani brand Black Cherry, Coconut, and Chocolate sugar free syrups for my three different flavors.  The end result was surprisingly creamy and rich – yet not too heavy.

A Keto friendly ice cream recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

This custard does retain a cream cheese flavor (think frozen no bake cheesecake flavored), so if you don’t like that go with the chocolate – it seems to mask the cream cheese flavor the most.  The coconut was my least favorite – very cream cheesy (some extra coconut extract, had I had some on hand might have fixed that), the black cherry was pretty tasty and a lovely pink color from the syrup.

This frozen custard base would lend itself well to vanilla, lemon, pumpkin, caramel, white chocolate, raspberry, strawberry – pretty much any flavored extract or sugar free syrup you can find will work here.

Awesome, right?  I KNOW!  Very exciting.  Mr. Hungry loves it too – he just ate the photo shoot leftovers.  I hid the rest in the freezer where he hopefully won’t find it.  Tee hee.

Now if you’re an egg fast purist, I don’t know how this falls, since technically it’s not the whole egg – just the yolks.  And it’s not really a 1:1 fat ratio either in the sense that it’s not one egg to 1 Tbsp fat – it didn’t bother me though, I’m pretty much counting the cream cheese as my fat in this case.  Also since we’re only using the yolk and not the white, our fat to protein ratio is already pretty high here.  Rationalization?  Maybe. But who cares – IT’S ICE CREAM.

A low carb and egg fast friendly ice cream recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

I don’t think we’re breaking any important egg fast rules here, but if it bothers you, by all means abstain and keep choking down your scrambled eggs and cheese – more power to you my friend!  Me?  I’ll be chowing down on some of this frozen custard for my egg fast dinner tonight!

Now if you don’t have an ice cream maker, just freeze it in a plastic container and scoop it out when it’s firm.  Or try the baggie method.  If it freezes a long time it will get pretty solid, just thaw it on the counter for a few minutes before serving.

Egg Fast Frozen Custard (Ice Cream…sort of) Recipe

Yield: 3 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

An egg fast friendly frozen custard recipe that is keto, lchf and atkins friendly!


  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp any flavor Sugar Free Flavored Syrup I used Torani
  • 5 egg yolks


  • Combine the cream cheese and water in a medium bowl and microwave for one minute. Whisk together until smooth. The mixture will be a little frothy, that's ok. Add your sugar free syrup and egg yolks and whisk together until smooth. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then whisk. Repeat this 3 more times or until your mixture has thickened (if you are making a double batch, it will take 5 or 6 times at 30 seconds each.) Chill your mixture in the refrigerator or freezer until cold, then process in your ice cream maker according to the mfg instructions. If you don't have an ice cream maker, simply freeze until firm, or try using the baggie method


Approx nutrition info per 1/2 cup: 223 calories, 21g fat, 2g net carbs, 8g protein

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  1. Asia says

    Miss Mellissa, may I just say you ROCK?? I mean, seriously. AND you’re a genius, to boot. The egg fast has been a lifesaver. (Also, thanks for posting your experiences, recipes, and even taking time to make a menu! How much do you love us?? We love you JUST as much in return. Trust me!) Anywho, this sounds 100% legit for egg fasting to me. I’m not a purist, though. I will totally sub a slice of zero carb bacon or use use a bit of heavy whipping cream or cream cheese as part of my fat allotment. Doesn’t seem to hurt results AT ALL. I think it’s very flexible so long as you’re keeping the carbs extremely low and the fat high. I am so glad I learned about this. It will be a tool I continue to use through my journey. Thank you so much for sharing. I would have never found out about this, otherwise. :)

  2. Maria says

    I will follow you anywhere, you had me at pancakes…then noodles….now Ice Cream, can’t wait for your next discovery. Seriously, Thank-you for all your time, effort and especially for sharing. You have took the egg fast to a new level…..YAY

  3. Cindy says

    Thanks for yet another fantastic egg fast recipe. Without these recipes I doubt that I would ever do this more than once. Variety is important in any diet. The purists can stick to their scrambled eggs and cheese. I like the variety. Thanks soooò much.

  4. Kelley says

    I noticed there is a lot of starting and stopping with the microwave. Would it work on a low setting on the stove as well? This recipe is very intriguing, I may have to try it. :)

    • says

      You can do it on the stove as well Kelley – it just takes longer and can scorch or go too far and get lumpy. Make sure you stir constantly over low heat and you should be fine!

  5. Pat says

    Once again, another brilliant recipe! And your photos are always lovely. What’s not to like about melting ice cream – makes me want to eat it real fast and slurp!

  6. Nicole says

    Thank you SO MUCH for this recipe, and for posting your experiences. I am on the Egg Fast, which has been working like a dream, but am running out of fresh ways to eat eggs and cheese–I am sure you can relate. I think I have eaten my body weight in custard (another of your great recipes) already, but this will give me some much-needed variety. Maybe you could make some egg white meringues to eat with the frozen custard so you use up the whites?

  7. Summer says

    Hi- thanks for the great recipes! After checking with you – I have created an egg fast group that won’t delete you for posting / discussing this recipe. It is a closed group so have a look on FB for Egg Fast – IBIH style. Everyone welcome!

  8. Marge Essink says

    OMG, you are SUCH a talented lady. Will try today. Been eating whatever
    for so long again. Yesterday was 3rd day of under 20grams of CHO and gave in to ice cream craving last night. That is one food that I can’t a seem to get past. My gut doesn’t handle custard. I tried your lemon ice cream and that’s definitely the closest I’ve come to being able to eat high fat ice cream. Thank you so much for that recipe.
    Can’t imagine how you find time to come up with all these ideas.

    • says

      Hey Marge, I think you’re referring to Carolyn over at All Day I Dream About Food’s Lemon Curd Ice Cream – I don’t have a lemon ice cream recipe here. Hope this will work for you though!

  9. kathie says

    This is GREAT! Thank you so much.

    Now – I haven’t tried the pancakes yet, but could they be made as waffles to have with our ice cream? how sinful would that be?

    I’m going to have shoulder surgery soon, and my uncle will be helping out. I’ll have all sorts of things for him to prepare as he’ll be my personal chef!! He doesn’t have weight problem but I need help.

  10. Jessie says

    I must say… How do you come up with this stuff? I just made some with caramel syrup and I can’t keep my finger out of it while it’s in the freezer! So yummy. Can’t wait to try other flavors.

  11. Cindy says

    Quick Q for you. If people choose to use extracts and sweetener, can you shed a bit more clarity on the measurements. You notes say 4 TBSP plus sweetener. If I use vanilla extract and Stevia, how much of each would you recommend?

    The syrups you linked to have Splenda in them. Not my preference.

    Thank you for your creativity!

    • says

      I recommend mixing the cream cheese and water, adding the egg yolks and cooking it to custard thickness – THEN start adding small amounts of extract and sweetener until you get the flavor/sweetness you want before chilling.

  12. Molly H says

    Hi! I was wondering about a general rule between replacing syrups with extracts? I’m not sure if this recipe is a good example, but say I have a hazelnut syrup and a recipe calls for hazelnut extract. Are those interchangeable at all – maybe after messing around with the quantity and adding/removing sweetener?

  13. Abigail says

    This looks amazing! Have you thought about coming up with an egg pizza recipe for the egg fast? But of course use a cauliflower crust for the pizza.

  14. Angela says

    As always, your recipes amaze me. I just made this using orange extract and Xylitol….It was delicious. I have been on the EF for a week and am planning on seeing if I can be successful for another week. Thank you so much for this recipe, the frozen custard is smooth and creamy…

  15. Mallory says

    I think I will have to try this next! I’m so excited about all of this! I’ve tried the crepes and oh my gosh! SO delish!

  16. Judy says

    Made this, and I LOVE it! Thank you SO much for your creativity with ingredients! I used Vanilla Torianni Syrup, and it is good! I have gotten quite sick of eggs, so this will be lunch or dinner on those days when I just can’t! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! These and cream cheese pancakes are new staples in my menus! :)

  17. Jennifer says

    Ok, just cause I can hardly imagine that ice cream and EF go hand in hand I’m going to ask…are you sure this is safe??? And it’s ok if I use sugar free syrups in it? I have a bunch of flavors!!! And this won’t throw me off track? Super excited if all the answers are YES!!!

  18. Sjanette van der Sluijs says

    We don’t have Sugar Free Flavored Syrups here in The Netherlands. Can I just use some liquid stevia and vanilla extract? Or do you need the “bulk” of 1/4 C liquid?


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