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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

*ICE CREAMS* (GF)



VANILLA ICE CREAM
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.