Keto desserts you can buy – Rebel Creamery Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Diet or Lifestyle?

When I speak to family, friends or even post on this blog, I rarely refer to being on a “Keto Diet”… to be honest, I’m not fond of the word “diet”. First of all the word “Die” is in the word diet and I’m a firm believer that words have meaning and I don’t need the extra negativity. Words have the meaning that you attach to them and in this case the word “Diet” to me means that you’re giving something up, you’re denying yourself….”Oh no, I can’t have that cake, it not on my diet“. Instead, I much rather say that I’m following a low carb or Ketogenic lifestyle….”No, thank you, no cake for me, I’m trying to stay low carb”. Semantics I get it…. in either case I don’t get to eat the damn cake, but on the one hand I can’t do something and on the other I’m striving towards something else. Plus the word “Diet” is set up for failure….you can “break your diet” or “fall off your diet”, you can even “crash diet” (That sounds horrifying!). Whereas with a low carb or Ketogenic lifestyle you can’t ‘break your lifestyle”…no one “falls off their lifestyle and you certainly can’t crash your lifestyle! So getting back to that friggin’ cake, if I’m on a diet and cut a small sliver and eat it, I’ve broken my diet. If I’m following a low carb lifestyle, and I eat that same piece of cake I haven’t broken my lifestyle… I’ve simply tried a piece of the cake. I know… I know… Words… but words have meaning!

In order for this to feel like a “lifestyle” instead of a “diet” there needs to be suitable replacements for foods that you love that still support the lifestyle. I’m a HUGE ice cream fan….OMG I could knock off a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food with alarming speed and efficiency. It was rare when a pint lasted more than the one sitting. Well it’s not that I can’t have an ice cream because it’s not on my “diet”… it’s I need to find a replacement treat (ice cream) that supports my ketogenic lifestyle

 

Rebel Creamery Salted Caramel Ice Cream

 

Rebel Creamery is owned by founders Austin & Courtney Archibald. They live in Midway, Utah.  They started a ketogenic way of eating in early 2017 and grew frustrated with commercial ice creams that were low fat, contained added sugar and/or other non-keto ingredients. They founded Rebel Creamery to develop the first high fat, low carb, no sugar added ice cream using only keto-friendly ingredients. They also hope to use their ice cream to entice others to learn about and try a ketogenic lifestyle. (See?…they have a lifestyle too!)

Here’s what they say about their Ice Cream:

HEALTHY ICE CREAM?

Eating healthy is far more than just counting calories. It’s counting the makeup of those calories. 100 calories of sugar has a very different impact on your body than 100 calories of healthy fats.

We believe the healthiest diet is one high in healthy fats, moderate in protein, and very low in sugar. Rebel Ice Cream uses only all-natural, high quality ingredients that are keto-friendly. All ingredients are very low glycemic and will not kick you out of a fat-burning state. We sweeten the ice cream with natural sweeteners that don’t raise your blood sugar or upset your stomach.

But Rebel Ice Cream isn’t like other “healthy” ice creams. The high fat content gives it the creamy texture of real ice cream. The perfect blend of natural sweeteners gives it the sweetness of real ice cream. In other words, this is real ice cream without any of the sugar! However, since there is no sugar, it is best to let the ice cream soften for 10-15 minutes before you eat it.

I saw the Salted Caramel Ice cream in our local supermarket as I was passing thru the refrigerated section heading towards the empty wasteland once known as the paper goods aisle.

Nutritional Information

 

Ingredients: Cream, Water, Erythritol, Chicory Root Fiber, Egg Yolks, Vegetable Glycerin, Milk Protein Isolate, Natural

Caramel Flavors, Butter, Salt, Peruvian Carob Gum, Guar Gum, Monk Fruit, Carob Gum, Cocoa, Sunflower Lecithin, Annatto.

Contains: milk, egg

Let’s do a little of the math so that we see how this fit’s into a ketogenic lifestyle

Each serving (2/3 cup) contains 17g of carbs, subtract 5g of dietary fiber and 10g of sugar alcohol (Erythritol) and you’re left with 2g net carbs per serving…apparently they round up on the nutritional calculations because they claim that the entire pint is 5g of net carbs.

I like that they list facts on the entire pint because who eats a pint in 3 or 4 sittings?

The key difference between total carbs and net carbs is that total carbs include all the different types of carb in a food or meal. These include starches, dietary fiber, and sugars. Net carbs, on the other hand, only include carbs that the body can fully digest into glucose

The Taste Test

One important note with Low carb/Keto ice cream is that they freeze pretty thoroughly, which can be good if you’re in a remote area or your local grocery store isn’t carrying this brand and you need to order it online, it will travel well on dry ice. The downside is that you’ll need/want to take your pint out of your freezer 15- 25 minutes before you break into it. Otherwise, the ice cream will be really hard on the crumbly side.

I waited the aforementioned 15 minutes and the ice cream was still a little hard, but OK for the most part. The were swirls of caramel visibly seen in the pint but the “caramel” flavor was more on the subtle side. As a matter of fact “subtle” is a good description of this pint. It wasn’t overly sweet, there was a distinct caramel flavor but not overbearing and I never really got the “salted” flavor.


Custom Keto Diet

The Verdict

Rebel Creamery really does a nice job and I highly recommend that you take a look at some Keto desserts that they offer. While I certainly will be finishing this pint at some point, I’m not so sure that I would buy this flavor again. There’s nothing bad about this flavor… but it’s not what I remember when I think of salted caramel, the flavor was too subtle for this to be considered a favorite.

I would give this 3.5 Ole’s out of 5

Have you tried this flavor? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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34 thoughts on “Keto desserts you can buy – Rebel Creamery Salted Caramel Ice Cream”

  1. My 14 year old daughter has been raving about her keto lifestyle for a couple of months now and trying to get us more into it, and then a couple of hours ago she remarked how much she was missing ice cream. She’s never been a big cake fan , but always loved her ice cream. I told her to google it, because there had to be keto alternatives available,  but hey presto her phone battery was flat and here I am.

    To be honest, I almost skipped past your article because I don’t like salted caramel. But I wasn’t looking for myself, so carried on reading. I was very pleasantly surprised to find out that the Rebel Creamery do some absolute wonderful flavours. We have ordered some Triple Choc and Strawberry as a starter to try.  I will be trying them myself!

    Thank you for pointing us in the right direction!

    1. Lawrence, that’s awesome! Let me know what she flavors you end up trying…. I’m going to review them all over the coming months and weeks. Thanks for the read and the kind words!

      Bob

      1. Great and honest article man, I like the way you are approaching the subject, a lifestyle as opposed to a diet. Keep up the great work. Will be checking out your other posts soon!

        All the best,

        Mo

        1. Mo,
          It’s all a mindset. What is “true” and what is “false” are simply products of the stories that we tell ourselves.
          Thanks for the read and keep an eye out for more reviews!

          Bob

  2. What a fun review to read! Love your style.

    I LOVE ice cream. It’s a very serious relationship. And as I journey toward a healthier ‘lifestyle’ the thought of giving up certain foods breaks my heart. So learning that there is an ice cream out there that could be my new true love gives me hope.

    Please review chocolate next. : )

    1. Tracey,
      Thank you for the read and the kind words! We are kindred Ice Cream lovers…. I have a sweet tooth and ice cream by far is my favorite!
      Keep an eye out…I’ll review a low carb chocolate ice cream soon!

      Bob

  3. Great article Bob. I love the way you write and the “die in the diet” thought is to die for. Personally, I tried the Keto “Lifestyle” but eventually gave in to my human cravings – a sweet tooth being one of them.
    Sadly, I live in Malaysia and your recommended brand of ice cream isn’t available here. Any suggestions for non-US residents.

    1. Guarav,
      Try to order it here Amazon. I know what you mean… I also have a sweet tooth and sugars are not part of my lifestyle, but you can get by with some of the substitutes.
      I’ll post my recipe on Fat Bombs next… you can make those at home and they…well they are “the bomb!”
      Thanks for reading my post
      Bob

  4. Great post. I totally agree with you about the word diet. If I say to myself I’m “on a diet” the effect is the opposite. The thing is to find replacements like this Rebel Creamery Salted Caramel Ice Cream 🙂

    1. Katia,
      I think that the words we use in our daily lives are so powerful and we need to be mindful of how we represent things to ourselves. I categorize the word “Diet” with words like “Can’t” or “never”… words I look to avoid using in my daily life. Thanks for the read and the kind words

      Bob

  5. Hi Bob I read your post of salted caramel ice cream. Today I gave myself to comment after lunch. And most things are happening to me. I had dessert with you. 😁 I have never eaten such a thing. I have to see if it’s in my area. I saw that you wrote that if you didn’t feel the salt. I worked in the pastry shop before covid-19. Salt must be added to the dessert to enhance some flavor. In that case it will enhance the taste of the sweetener and caramel. I salute you. Good evening.

    1. Georgi,
      Thank you for the read and the kind words. Take a look in your grocer’s freezer section and you’re sure to see a low carb or Keto Ice Cream. Since Keto has become so popular, manufacturers are working hard to “cash in” on the craze. Just be sure to read the label to make sure that you’re OK with the ingredients and the nutritional facts… big corporations can be sneaky.
      Bob

    1. Ibrahim,
      Thank you for reading the post and the kind words. I’ll keep those reviews cpming, please check back in again soon

      Bob

  6. I have to admit ice cream is also one of my favorites as well. I don’t have to worry about my weight but I figure it’s better if I start eating healthier now so I don’t end up over weight. I will have to try this ice cream for sure. Thanks for the tips.

    1. Rick,
      Weight loss isn’t the only reason you want to monitor your intake. Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, highly processed foods… we are only now beginning to see the effects of the food-like substances that we are eating. Eat more real foods. Thanks for the reading!
      Bob

  7. I tried the Keto diet a few years back and struggled with it. Like you I don’t like the word ‘diet’ I refer my diet to a ‘lifestyle’ because to me that’s what helps me achieve that goal of keep healthy.
    I’ve seen some awesome transformations using the Keto Lifestyle and I’d recommend everyone to try it!
    Thanks for a great read.

    1. Damon,
      When you say you struggled with Keto, what ended up happening. Did you reach your weight goal and modify to a maintenance mode or did you find something else that worked for you?
      This has worked for me, but I’m not naive to think that everyone will have the same results… the best strategy (remember I hate the word DIET) is one that you can follow. If there is one word that is key to reaching a goal, any goal it’s consistency. Let me know how this turned out for you
      Thanks for the read!!
      Bob

  8. Great article. Thank for doing all the research. My favorite is “Healthy Ice Cream” I also eat salads to balance the junk and health scale 😉.

    1. Salads are great… I love a good salad. The problem is that I love variety and crave the foods that got me into trouble in the first place. I want to lose weight, I want to look and feel great, but I don’t want to suffer and put myself thru something painful. If I do….one of two things will happen…1 – I’ll quit, simple as that, will power goes so far then it’s done. 2 – Once I reach the desired goal, I’ll revert to old habits and the weight will come back…with a vengeance. The key is to find a lifestyle that supports your weight management goals… a lifestyle that includes everything. Hope this makes sense
      Feel free to reach out to me for more help
      Bob

  9. Hey great article about Keto deserts. I never knew that Ebel Creamery is owned by founders Austin & Courtney Archibald? I absolutely love their ice cream. Such a good topic to talk about given the popularity in the keto diet today. I don’t think that a lot of people realize what can be eaten and what cannot be eaten when it comes to the keto diet. A lot of people don’t even know that ice cream, is actually on the menu! LOL To low fat and carbs and skinny waists ! 

    1. Paul,

      We live in the information age… maintaining a low carb lifestyle has never been easier. The only thing to watch out for is BIG FOOD trying to cash in on the low carb craze. 

  10. This article was very well written and I love how you talk about using another approach to have a healthier lifestyle instead of just going on a “diet”. Keep up the good work!!

    1. Aminah,
      I struggled and failed at “Diets” for years. Right or wrong a diet is “finite”, implying that once you finish a diet at some point and it’s done… Even if successful, guess what happens when I’m off the diet?
      Kaboom, the pounds would come back with a vengeance… and bring friends!
      Thanks for the read and the kind words

      Bob

  11. Hello Bob

    Thank you for the article. I eat a lot of diet ice cream especially for vegan.
    I have never heard of keto ice cream but it sure sounds very unique and interesting especially since it freezing well and the like.

    1. Keto/Paleo/Atkins being “all the rage” lately getting a lot of love from celebrities touting low carb lifestyles and diets (Jenna Jameson, Tim Tebow etc)….just check out the magazines at the check out of your local grocery store. The inevitable thing is to see food manufacturers jump on the bandwagon and market keto friendly processed foods… just need to stay diligent and read those labels because BIG FOOD can be sneaky!
      Thanks for the read and the kind words

      Bob

  12. Nice take, Keto diet as a lifestyle, high fat, low carb. It means that you have to be very aware of the food you are going to eat. How do you do that, I mean not all foods are as clearly indicated as this Rebel caramel? I am mainly concerned with calories, but as you said not all calories have the same effect on your body. Something I did not realize. Reason enough for me to look more into Keto style diets and its workings. Does it work for you?

    1. Jerry,

      I’ve lost approximately 80 lbs since I switched to a low carb lifestyle. When I first got started I asked the same question…how do I know what I can eat and can’t eat. The best way to manage that is to download a meal tracking app like one you’ll find at myfitnesspal.com. They’re free to use and the database is HUGE…there’s nothing you won’t find in their database of food… there’s even a UPC reader built in so you can scan canned or processed foods directly into your food log. Bounce around my blog for more details or email me directly for more info.

      Thanks for the read 

      Bob

  13. Wow! Quite unbelievable to see here that keto diet is open to desserts. Wow! I found this to be quite strange and to be honest this is really great here. This rebel creamy salted caramel ice cream is quote something that would peak my interest sooner because ever since I became a keto diet, I have not been taking ice creams and that has been one of my most difficult decisions ever taken. Thank you for sharing this out here. Thumbs up

    1. Ella thanks for the read and the kind words… Keto is exploding and companies are catering to the Keto lifestyle. Be sure to  read the label because some companies can be sneaky. but there are MANY options…check out my new post on Enlightened Ice cream later this week.

      Bob

  14. I can already tell that the  Rebel Creamery really does a nice job and since it is  highly recommend by you, then there is no need to fear. it is usually hard to leave icecream, regardless of the diet you are on so i am very sure that this will be a huge relief when i share this article with some of my friends. thank you

    1. Thanks for the kind words and the open ended trust you’ve given me… I’ll do my best to live up to that endorsement every day. That said, be sure to review the labels and the ingredients regardless of who gives the review… it’s a good habit to get into, know what you’re putting into your body and OWN it. More than the low carb lifestyle I attribute the weight loss success to just knowing what I eat, accounting for it and be accountable to my goal.

      Bob

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