Is So Delicious No Sugar Added Ice Cream Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with No Sugar Added.. dear lord.

Everybody likes ice cream and it can be very ketogenic friendly like Dave Asprey’s “Get Some” ice cream but homemade ice cream is a lot of work. Is there a ketogenic friendly store bought option for an easy ice cream fix? In this post, I’ll evaluate So Delicious line of no sugar added ice cream and give it a ketogenic compatibility grade.

So Delicious Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

 Savage Fuel Ketogenic Compatibility Ratings:[1]These ratings are based only on a foods compatibility with a ketogenic diet, not overall health or any other factors.
A:Completely compatible with positive or no impact on ketosis.
B:Highly compatible, good choices but don't go crazy.
C:Moderately compatible, enjoy but be mindful and limit intelligently.
D:Barely compatible, detrimental to ketosis and not recommended.
F:Not compatible, avoid or kiss your ketosis goodbye.

So Delicious No Sugar Added Ice Cream Ketogenic Compatibility Grade:

So Delicious Vanilla Nutrition Facts

Ingredients:[2]Using Vanilla flavor, different flavors have different Nutrition Facts and Ingredients.
ORGANIC COCONUT MILK (WATER, ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM), GUM ARABIC, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT, ERYTHRITOL, VANILLA EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVORS, SEA SALT, LOCUST BEAN GUM, GUAR GUM, CARRAGEENAN, MONK FRUIT EXTRACT, VANILLA BEAN SPECKS.

  • Grade: C (Moderately compatible, enjoy but be mindful and limit intelligently.)

Grade Factors:

  • Net Carbs: 12-20 grams of net carbs per pint depending on flavor, 3-4 grams per ice cream bar.
  • Low Sugar: Only 1 gram of each servings net carbohydrate is from sugar and it is not added sugar.
  • Low Protein: Only 4 grams of protein per pint which means more room for fat.
  • More Fat: 8-13 grams of fat per serving which is 4-5 times the fat content of Halo Top ice cream.
  • Low Glycemic Index: They did a great job picking zero glycemic index sweeteners like inulin, chicory root extract, Erythritol, and monk fruit extract.
  • Dairy Free: No insulin response from milk proteins and a plus if you don’t handle dairy well.
  • Overeating: Just like any other sweet treats on a ketogenic diet there is always the risk of overeating. This ice cream is much better than other store-bought brands but you will still need to limit yourself intelligently and avoid going overboard if you want to be in ketosis the next day.

So Delicious Sugar-Free ice cream understands that low carb should mean more fat, that added sugar goes against the whole point of a healthier ice cream, and that there are better fillers than whey protein. It’s easily the most ketogenic friendly store-bought ice cream I’ve come across.

Much better than the two big contenders Halo Top and Arctic Zero, both of which have significantly more added sugars, more protein, and less fat. Also, not every flavor is equal and none of them are binge-proof. Personally, I haven’t bought ice cream in a long time because it’s difficult for me not to overeat and I’d rather get my sweet fix with binge-proof desserts like ChocoPerfection.

Ice Cream Pyramid

Don’t judge me..

Flavors by net carbohydrates per serving: (Store-Finder)

  1. Mint Chip (3g)
  2. Dipped Vanilla Bars (3g)
  3. Fudge Bars (4g)
  4. Butter Pecan (4g)
  5. Chocolate (5g)
  6. Vanilla Bean (5g)

My Favorite Binge-Proof Ketogenic Friendly Sweet Treat

Chocoperfection

ChocoPerfection blew me away the first time I tried it, the taste and texture were so much better than any other low carb chocolate I’d tried before. I thought it might be too good to be true so I tested my blood ketones one day then ate four bars of it, at the same time the next day my blood ketone reading was even higher than the previous day, I was sold.

I give ChocoPerfection a B+[3]Highly compatible, good choices but don’t go crazy. ketogenic compatibility grade because of it’s low net carbs (2g per 50g bar), high fat, low protein, zero glycemic index sweeteners, and no mystery “fiber”. The only two downsides of ChocoPerfection are that it is expensive and if you really pig out you’ll most likely become the eye of a fart storm,[4]A side effect of high fiber low carb sweeteners like Erythritol and Inulin, you don’t digest them but your gut bacteria does and the gas is the by-product. both are prices I’m usually willing to pay.

They have a lot of great flavors too, dark and dark mint are my favorites and Raspberry is the only flavor I don’t like. The dark mint with a handful of macadamia nuts tastes just like thin mint cookies. You get the classic mint chocolate flavor with the salty and crunchy macadamia nuts, it’s my favorite ultra low carb dessert.

If you’re interested in trying some I’d recommend getting the variety pack and a pack of the dark chocolate so you can try all their flavors and still have more of the dark which you’re going to like anyways. They also have chocolate chips if you’re into baking and free shipping in the United States.

If you’d like to support me on my keto quest at no extra cost to you please feel free to order any of the products linked on this page or check out the Keto Shop for expertly curated and guaranteed ketogenic friendly products!

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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Please consult a medical professional before making any medical decisions. These are my personal opinions based on years of practicing the ketogenic diet. The details in this post may not be up to date so be sure to check for updated numbers.

Notes and References   [ + ]

1. These ratings are based only on a foods compatibility with a ketogenic diet, not overall health or any other factors.
2. Using Vanilla flavor, different flavors have different Nutrition Facts and Ingredients.
3. Highly compatible, good choices but don’t go crazy.
4. A side effect of high fiber low carb sweeteners like Erythritol and Inulin, you don’t digest them but your gut bacteria does and the gas is the by-product.