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Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Really lovely ice cream without eggs and made using Low-Carb Condensed Milk .

Low-Carb Condensed Milk (use melted butter)
2 cups half-and-half cream (500 mL)
1 tbsp vanilla extract (15 mL)

Prepare Low-Carb Condensed Milk (make sure to use melted butter to prevent small lumps of butter forming in your ice cream); pour into large bowl. Stir in cream and vanilla extract; whisk until well combined. Refrigerate until chilled. Freeze in ice cream maker as manufacturer directs.

Yield: 4 cups (1 L)
1/2 cup (125 mL) per serving
223.2 calories
6.3 g protein
18.6 g fat
7.4 g carbs

Variations: Chocolate Ice Cream: Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) Dutch cocoa to blender along with half-and-half cream. Omit vanilla extract, OR add only 1 tsp (5 mL).
(7.5 g Carbs)Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream: As for Chocolate Ice Cream, however, omit vanilla extract and use 1/2 tsp (2 mL) mint and peppermint extract. (7.5 g Carbs)

Cappuccino Ice Cream: Dissolve 2 tsp (10 mL) instant coffee crystals in blender along with condensed milk and cream. Omit vanilla extract.
(7.3 g Carbs)

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream: Use Low-Carb Condensed milk and one 13.5 fl. oz (398 mL) can coconut milk, 1/4 cup (50 mL) half-and-half cream and 1/4 cup (50 mL) toasted coconut, 3 tbsp (45 mL) Da Vinci® Sugar Free Coconut Syrup and 2 SPLENDA® packets. (Toast coconut in dry, nonstick skillet.)
(7.1 g Carbs)

Fruity Ice Creams: Use 1 cup (250 mL) fruit of choice, chopped or mashed.

Helpful Hints: Using whipping cream, one can shave off 1 gram carbohydrate, which doesn’t seem worth it to me, in light of the fact that the calories go up by 100. However, for about the same calories, use 1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream and 1 cup (250 mL) water to shave off almost 2 g carbohydrate at 5.6 g Carbs. I like the recipe above, however, this would be a good alternative for those of you who must remain under 20 or 30 grams of carbohydrate per day.


Anonymous said...

what is and where do you get low carb condensed milk? Here in UK condensed milk comes in tins and is basically pure sugar! Reading the recipe puzzled me more...'" Low carb condensed milk (use melted butter)" Can anyone explain, is it something that can be made at home?

Jennifer said...

We don't get low-carb condensed milk either. :-) The words low-carb condensed milk is a link which takes you to the recipe. Just click on it.