Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Low Carb Sweet and Sour Sauce Ice Cream

There was a video I watched a while back where a bunch of weird ice creams were made and the guests tried each of them. One that surprised them both was sweet and sour sauce ice cream. I don’t think they actually tried an ice cream made with sweet and sour sauce. I think it was actually duck sauce. I say this because of the ice cream’s color in the video. Duck sauce is a mixture of vinegar with apricot and peach flavors. Sweet and sour sauce is pineapple, vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, garlic, and soy sauce. A duck sauce flavored ice cream isn’t a stretch of the imagination. But real sweet and sour sauce? Ketchup and soy sauce in ice cream?! Could this actually work?

I researched recipes for sweet and sour sauce to get a better understanding of the ingredient ratios. The consensus seemed to be a 3:1 ratio of ketchup to soy sauce. Most use rice vinegar, but apple cider vinegar will work better since it’s more concentrated, thus a stronger flavor. LorAnn Oils makes pineapple flavoring that is quite potent. I don’t want this to be a pineapple ice cream with a hint of soy and ketchup. I’d rather achieve the opposite. I’ll use a little molasses in place of the brown sugar, too.

The recipe below is based on my Philadelphia ice cream base. I’ll leave it as an exercise to the reader to try this with my other kinds. If I were to experiment with this again, I’d try doubling the flavoring ingredients. It wasn’t as strong as I thought it would be.


Low Carb Philadelphia-style Ice Cream Base
1 teaspoon (7 g) blackstrap molasses
2 tablespoons (30 g) apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons (64 g) Heinz reduced sugar ketchup
4 teaspoons (24 g) soy sauce
¼ teaspoon LorAnn Oils pineapple flavoring


  1. Follow the instructions for the Low Carb Philadelphia-style Ice Cream Base and mix in all the additional ingredients except for the pineapple flavoring to the base. Add the pineapple flavoring after the mix has cooled. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.
  2. Follow your ice cream maker’s directions for making ice cream. Remove from the ice cream maker using a silicone spatula into the container. Freeze until solid.
Scoops of ice cream.

Scoops of ice cream.


  1. Wine icecream now exists.

    - https://imgur.com/a/I6Rh5

  2. Oh yeah. Wine has been on my "to do" list for a while.