The hardest part about going sugar free is that most store bought desserts are out of the question. It's truly hard to find naturally sugar-free treats that don't contain some form of artificial sugar. For some of you artificial sugars like aspartame or Splenda are not a big deal, but for some of you, like me they cause side effects. The most troublesome side effect I had with continuous use of Splenda was intense sugar cravings.
After 2-3 years of not realizing the problem, once I switched to stevia and erythritol as my sugar-free sweeteners those cravings stopped. This is just my experience and you may never have an issue with artificial sweeteners. Use what works for you.
I try to make most of my own desserts at home where I can control the sugar-free sweeteners and how much I use. But obviously we are all busy. I'm a busy mom of 3 so time is hit or miss. Some days I can make a bunch of things and some days I am not able to make anything. Having on hand some desserts, like this ice cream for those times you really desire a treat is important and will help you stick to this life style without temptation. For me reading labels for sugar is the key in deciding whether or not I want to purchase something sweet. Whether or not I'm in a bind, having a stocked freezer with some ice cream like this is a great option for not only me but the kids too.
I'm sure you've heard of the brand So Delicious. They have dairy free milks as well as other products. The reason I like their brand of ice cream is that I have never been able to enjoy regular milk ice cream all my life due to having a slight lactose intolerance. Uncomfortable stomach aches would occur so I stopped eating it even before I went sugar free 12 years ago.
I picked this ice cream up and was skeptical since I make my own vanilla bean ice cream and it's a simple recipe, but oh so creamy. Again, no time to make it, this one is a pretty good option.
I will warn you though to watch the servings. This little container is supposed to make 4 servings which is a small amount. The first time I purchased it, I ate half the container and suffered some consequences. It contains erythritol which I often use in my recipes. But for some reason this caused me to have some gastrointestinal issues because I over indulged. Some people who don't have a sensitive stomach like me may have no issues at all, but it is worth noting. Otherwise it's a great alternative, nice to put in milkshakes too for the kids. For being dairy free it's quite creamy! It's definitely worth the high price tag!
For a 1/2 cup serving it's got 8 grams of fat and 1 gram of sugar. 18 grams of carb and 10 grams of fiber so net carbs are 8.