Home-Style Vanilla Ice Cream

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Kelly from Louisiana.

Portions: 8

Serving size: 1/2 cup


    • 1 cup low cholesterol egg product
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 cups liquid nondairy creamer
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • rock salt and ice (for ice cream machine)


  1. Using a 1-quart, microwavable bowl, beat egg product and sugar until well blended. 
  2. Stir in non-dairy creamer and microwave for 1 minute, or until mixture thickens.
  3. Remove from heat. When cool, stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour mixture into center container of the ice cream machine.
  5. Layer ice and rock salt around container, alternating layers until bucket is full.
  6. Process according to manufacturer’s instructions for your particular ice cream machine. 

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  159
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  22 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  64 mg
  • Potassium  87 mg
  • Phosphorus  36 mg
  • Calcium  15 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 non-dairy
  • 1 high calorie


Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • If you have an ice cream machine, pour mixture in and follow manufacturer instructions.
    • This recipe may be doubled. Freeze extra for a later treat.
    • Variations can be made by adding 1-1/2 cups of low-potassium fruit of choice such as fresh strawberries or peaches. When adding fruit, increase sugar to 2/3 cup.
    • Coffee Rich® non-dairy creamer and Egg Beaters® low-cholesterol egg product were used in the development of this recipe. If these brand-name products are not available in your area, ask your renal dietitian about substitute products.
    • One serving counts as 4 ounces of liquid in a dialysis diet.

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Home-Style Vanilla Ice Cream
scooter12 says:

Can this be made with rice milk instead of the nondairy creamer? Trying to limit phosphorus intake. Dietitian comment: I do not think it will work because of the difference in fat content.

May. 28, 2014, 9:33 AM - Inappropriate review?
Home-Style Vanilla Ice Cream
mrspeel says:

This is pretty good! I don't usually try to cook with my microwave, so I had some trouble getting it to thicken. It took me about 4 minutes. But besides that, it was easy and tasty.

Jul. 17, 2011, 5:30 PM - Inappropriate review?
Home-Style Vanilla Ice Cream

Sounds good! Comercial ice creams would be nice as most of us do not have an ice cream freezer.

Aug. 13, 2010, 2:34 PM - Inappropriate review?
Home-Style Vanilla Ice Cream
Tarysa says:

I make this for my Uncle who is a dialysis patient. I use ice cream/beverage flavorings from Lorannoils.com (they have been approved by his Davita dietian first) to give him variety and the flavors he can't have because of his dietary restrictions. He needs to gain weight so I also make this recipe, but instead of putting it into the ice cream maker, I just chill it - and he drinks it like a shake. He drinks these shakes with his meals as his fluid allowance. It's great because he is drinking protein and added calories - but not having to add more food to his diet to gain weight. Thanks so much for the recipe.

Nov. 13, 2009, 12:31 PM - Inappropriate review?
Home-Style Vanilla Ice Cream

It tastes like snow cream. It's exciting to be able to eat some ice cream!

Jul. 18, 2008, 11:20 AM - Inappropriate review?

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