Is So Delicious No Sugar Added Ice Cream Keto Friendly?

At the time of writing this post I’ve been on the ketogenic diet over five years and logged over 250 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.. quite the mouthful of a product!

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 keto 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 them keto friendly grades.

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Savage Fuel Keto Friendly Grades:

  • A: Completely compatible, positive or no impact on ketosis.

  • B: Highly compatible, but don't go too crazy.

  • C: Moderately compatible, be mindful and limit intelligently.

  • D: Barely compatible, detrimental to ketosis and not recommended.

  • F: Not compatible, overdo it just a little and kiss your ketosis goodbye.

Keto Friendly Grading Factors:

  • Net Carbs per Serving: How many carbs are in this thing?

  • Net Carbs per 100 calories: Since serving sizes often vary significantly, a net carb per 100 calorie ratio is a more consistent measure of keto-friendliness than net carbs per serving. Lower ratios are also an indicator of higher fat content because fat has more calories per gram than protein and carbohydrates.

  • Sugar: Sugars have a higher glycemic index and larger negative impact on ketosis than other carbohydrates.

  • Hidden Carbs: Hidden carbohydrates are based on the caloric values and glycemic indexes of ingredients sometimes classified as fibers or sugar alcohols.

  • Easy to Overeat: Some foods are easy to over-eat and require extra willpower to limit overeating which is an important factor to consider.

  • Nutritional Density: Foods that are relatively high in net carbs per 100 calories but are high in nutrition per calorie can still be worth eating like broccoli and cauliflower.

RULE OF THUMB FOR NET CARBS PER 100 CALORIE RATIO:  0-1 GREAT, 1-2 OK, 2-3 CAUTION, 3+ RED ALERT

RULE OF THUMB FOR NET CARBS PER 100 CALORIE RATIO:
0-1 GREAT, 1-2 OK, 2-3 CAUTION, 3+ RED ALERT

So Delicious No Sugar Added Ice Cream Keto Friendly Grades:

Overall factors: No hidden carbs, low nutritional density, and very easy to overeat.

  • Vanilla: F
    4g Net carbs per 110 calorie 85g or 1/2 cup scoop
    3.6 Net carbs per 100 calories (Red)
    1g Sugar

  • Chocolate: F-
    5g Net carbs per 110 calorie 85g or 1/2 cup scoop
    4.5 Net carbs per 100 calories (Orange)
    1g Sugar

  • Butter Pecan: D
    4g Net carbs per 160 calorie 85g or 1/2 cup scoop
    2.5 Net carbs per 100 calories (Orange)
    1g Sugar

  • Mint Chip: F
    4g Net carbs per 110 calorie 85g or 1/2 cup scoop
    3.6 Net carbs per 100 calories (Red)
    1g Sugar

  • Fudge Bar: F+
    2g Net carbs per 60 calorie 47g bar
    3.3 Net carbs per 100 calories (Orange)
    <1g Sugar

  • Dipped Vanilla Bar: F-
    6g Net carbs per 110 calorie 50g bar
    5.5 Net carbs per 100 calories (Red)
    <1g Sugar

So Delicious No Sugar Added Ice Cream Keto Friendly Conclusion:

Don't judge me.. (picture from years ago)

Don't judge me.. (picture from years ago)

Earlier in my keto-career I used to pick these up every now and then and they were responsible for bumping me out of ketosis more than once. So Delicious No Sugar Added Ice Cream is not keto friendly enough for me to buy anymore, especially when compared to Rebel Creamery Ice Cream:

 

So Delicious vs Rebel Creamery

 

So Delicious no sugar added ice cream used to be the most keto friendly store bought ice cream option and it served me well for a time. Now though, Rebel Creamery ice cream has nearly 4x less average net carbs per 100 calories than So Delicious no sugar added ice cream. It’s so low in net carbs, they put the total net carbs right on the front, per pint! Plus no hidden carbs and their first ingredient is actually cream, which is surprisingly rare these days. If you’re looking for a keto friendly ice cream, I highly recommend Rebel Creamery ice cream.

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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.