Desserts & Cakes/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Vegetarian

Margarita Ice Cream (Low Carb Version)

margarita ice cream

This is based on the Margarita Ice Cream no churn Nigella recipe but I’ve made it a bit more low carb friendly by using Orange extract and erythritol.    It is an easy ice cream to make as it does not involve an ice cream maker and the result is lovely and creamy and the joy of Tequila!




125ml lime juice

Zest of 2 limes

2 tblspn Tequila

3 tblspn orange extract

100g powdered erthyritol (I process this in a blender)

500ml double cream


  • Pour the juices, orange extract and tequila into a bowl and add the erthyritol.  Mix well until blended.
  • Add the cream and lime zest and whip until fairly firm.
  • Spoon into an airtight container and put in the freezer, ideally overnight.
  • Scoop, eat and enjoy!

Serves 6

Nutritional Info per serving – 303 Calories, 31g Fat, 2g Protein, 4g Total Carb, 0g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs

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    January 30, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Can you tell me what is the carbohydrate total per serving for this dish? Ive made Nigella’s unhealthy version of this before and making it this way looks divine!!! Thank You.

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      Angela Coleby
      January 31, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Hi, I’ve updated the recipe with the nutritional information. It’s 4g Carbs per serving (based on a serving of 6). Enjoy!

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    June 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Are you sure on the 3 TABLESPOONS measurement of Orange Extract? That seems like a like of extract, like an entire bottle. Sounds like a great recipe.

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      June 15, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Yes Pat. It’s correct. I make my own orange extract which may be a bit weaker so you may want to add a bit at a time and taste it first. The unhealthy version uses Cointreau!

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        June 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm

        Thanks. I’ll do that.

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    June 15, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Reblogged this on Divalicious Recipes and commented:

    I made this recently for a bbq and forgot how lovely it is. Very easy to make and enjoyed by all (except children!) #ice-cream

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