Our Keto Ice Cream Taste Test Results Are In (We Have One Winner & a Definite Loser!)

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woman holding two different pints of keto ice cream

Another spoonful? Don’t mind if we do!

We taste-tested a few of the most widely available keto ice creams that we were able to pick up at Walmart (oh, what a chore 🤣) and we’re bringin’ you guys our honest reviews of each!

keto ice cream taste test

We’ve ranked these keto ice creams in order of our least liked (*aka* the worst!) up to our hands-down favorite brand we can’t seem to stop eating! 🍦

4. Halo Top has unique flavors… but we just couldn’t get past the texture. 

Throwing Halo Top ice cream in the trash can

We hate to start this list off on a negative note, but in the spirit of keepin’ it real… guys, this keto ice cream is just not it. 😔 And yes, that picture above is of me throwing this keto ice cream in the trash can. 😬

Halo Top keto ice cream pints

With flavors like Caramel Butter Pecan and Chocolate Caramel Lava Cake, we really wanted this ice cream to work out, but it apparently wasn’t meant to be. The consistency was way too grainy for my liking and honestly reminded me more of porridge than ice cream. I was truly not a fan and neither was Stetson.

BUT, just because we weren’t fans doesn’t mean you won’t like it. Some folks are really crazy about Halo Top, so I guess don’t knock it until you’ve tried it yourself… and be sure to come back and let us know what you think.

3. Real Good ice cream was tasty, but we think there are better keto options out there.

womanscooping out spoons of keto ice cream

Okay guys, the flavor of Real Good ice cream is actually pretty on point. It’s creamy, chocolatey, peanut-buttery, and sweet, but it’s also not the lowest carb option we tried. The Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor we tried tasted good, but there’s a whopping 8g net carbs per serving. 

woman holding pints of keto ice cream in each hand in kitchen

To be fair, that’s a pretty low amount when compared to normal, high-carb ice cream. But considering we tried some keto ice creams that have fewer net carbs per pint, we just think there are better choices for ya out there. However, this may be a great buy if you’re just trying to lower your sugar intake (but not necessarily be keto) or you only like frozen treats every once in a blue moon. We here at Hip2Keto like them a little more often than that. 🤣

Flavors seem to be a little limited in stores, but you can check to see if your Walmart has the same Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream we tried, or see the full flavor selection on the Real Good website.

2. You won’t feel bad eating an entire pint of Rebel ice cream with just 6 net carbs.

pint of rebel mint chocolate chip ice cream

Now this is an ice cream brand we actually love—we have a hard time containing ourselves around these perfect pints of frozen heaven! The price per pint isn’t outrageous, and it’s just about on par with other non-keto frozen treats. Plus, you can enjoy an ENTIRE pint if you want and it’ll only set you back 6 net carbs! They also have a TON of flavors, but we gotta tell ya, the mint chip might be our fave.

holding Rebel and Enlightened ice cream pints

The only downside to the Rebel ice creams we tried is that they do have just a little aftertaste, but it’s nothing that stops us from digging into these delectable pints.

To taste the yumminess for yourself, just head over to your nearest Walmart for the best price per pint!

1. Drum roll please🥁… Enlightened is hands down our favorite keto ice cream of them all!

taking spoonful of Enlightened keto collection ice cream

Where to buy:

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Enlightened Ice Cream (like literally, our entire Hip2Keto team)! They have some of the best flavors and really do taste so much like real, sugary, creamy ice cream! YUM!

We even went on Facebook Live (over two years ago! 😱) to try out the tempting flavors with no added sugar and our taste buds were in total heaven!

You can even ditch the spoon and try their equally delicious keto ice cream bars as well!

box of ice cream bars in store freezer

“There’s nothing better than the Enlightened Keto Collection ice cream. It’s so creamy, smooth, and you really cannot tell that it’s not regular ice cream. The flavors are all a home run too!” -Angela, Hip sidekick

Enlightened ice cream pint

Not to keep going on about our love for the Enlightened ice cream keto collection, but it’s not only the best keto ice cream brand–we think it’s the best period. While Rebel ice cream is a close second, what really gives Enlightened the edge is its awesome, creamy texture and no weird aftertaste. We’re seriously crazy about it! 😍

man looking at Enlightened keto collection ice cream

To test it out for yourself, we found the best prices at Walmart, but you can have access to all the yummy keto flavors online! Enlightened’s website offers sales on their 8-pint packs and FREE shipping on orders $50, so you can stock up on even more keto sweetness for a sweet price. 🙌

Wanna make your own frozen dessert? Try this perfectly summery keto blueberry ice cream!

Join The Discussion

Comments 30

  1. Deanna

    My fav is definitely Enlightened red velvet…🀀🀀 I tried the Jelly donut from Halo and didn’t care for the texture or flavor.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing your favorite with us, Deanna!

  2. Jo Anna

    Keto bars are really good. I found them at Costco. Nice size too.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for the tip, Jo Anna!

  3. Bruce Lovett

    Keto bars are awesome right size bar . I found them at Kroger . I wish they had a pint of butter-pecan.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      YUM! Glad you enjoyed the Keto bars, Bruce! Thanks for commenting!

  4. Colleen

    Are these available in Ottawa Ontario Canada

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Colleen! I did look through each link to these options and it looks like these are not sold in Canada. Hoping you might find similar options in your local stores.

  5. Marli

    Rebel and Kroger are the best keto ice cream. Hello Top is not that great though.

  6. Louisah

    They look delicious, I wonder where can I find the keto ice cream.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! Some can be found at your local grocery store. You can also order some online through the links above. Hope that helps!

  7. Peter Kovarbasick

    I agree with you 100%. Before I read this articlt I had decided the same thing. Enlighten all the way!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome to hear you’ve enjoyed the Enlightened Ice Cream too!

  8. kars

    Love the Rebel Vanilla Bean with homemade carmel sauce… the Black Raspberry is wonderful.The Enlightened is good too my Walmarts don’t carry it Sprouts has limited flavors most have peanut products and I’m allergic.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks for sharing the brands and flavors you’ve enjoyed most, Kars!

  9. Lizzymc14

    Aldi carries a Keto Ice Cream as well that’s pretty good. Comes in 3 flavors. Peanut Butter Fudge, Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookie Dough.

  10. Sara Winchester

    I started with Rebel, and while I liked it, I felt it lacked flavor. I never knew that Real Good made ice cream, I only knew about their microwave meals. I love Halo Top…non-keto (birthday cake? YES PLEASE!), and only found out about the keto version recently. but Enlightened. OMG Enlightened. Red Velvet is my absolute favorite, and I may or may not have been known to eat an entire pint for dinner.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! Good to know how much you have enjoyed the Red Velvet, Enlightened ice cream! Thanks for taking a moment to comment!

  11. BMurphy

    Although I love enlightened, I believe Nick’s has them beat. If you find them, give them a try. In the Chicago Area, Jewel carries Nick’s.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the suggestion! Good to know!

    • Lori Wickline

      I love Nick’s but I can never make the Net Carbs match the package? But hands down some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had (Keto or not)

    • Ayah

      I just read about Nick’s- hopefully Hip2Keto will review it πŸ˜‰I want to see if it’s liked more than Enlightened

  12. Sheena

    My favorite is Rebel salted caramel. Enlightened has some good ones too though. And Enlightened sells keto cheesecake at Sprouts.

  13. Lori Wickline

    Had the Chocolate Caramel Double Dough last night (for dinner – the whole thing). I’ve only been doing Keto for 5-6 months. Can you explain how they reach the net carb count, I just come up with a different net carb count than what is on the package (still great but not the same)

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! Here is how they break that down for that one – “50g carbs – 15g fiber – 18g sugar alcohol – 10g allulose = 7g net carbs per pint” Hope this helps!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing the brand you’ve been loving, Jeffery! πŸ™Œ Good to know that some are noted as Keto.

  14. Laasya

    I thought the same thing about Halo Top at first taste, but I think it’s because the ingredients cause them to freeze too hard. If you just microwave the pint for 45 seconds, it reaches an incredibly creamy ice cream consistency (still cold)! And the flavours are DELICIOUS – especially macadamia cookie and strawberry. I have still to try Enlightened though- thought you may want to consider the temperature of Halo Top πŸ™‚

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us on Halo Top, Laasya! πŸ₯° Good to know that if microwaved for just a bit that the consistency is better – and those flavor recommendations sound delicious! πŸ™ŒπŸ¦

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