Monday, July 20, 2009

Low Carb Ice Cream

I've always been a huge fan of ice cream and always missed it on any
diet I tried in the past. Ice milk is not the same, sherbet is fine but too high in
sugar. But ice cream? Thick and rich with chunks of fruit? Yummy!!! But store bought ice cream is loaded with sugar and the "sugar free" brands all have sugar alcohols.'s a way to get that ice cream fix without all the sugar! And a very tasty way to add fat to your low carb diet!

For sweetener, I use SweetPerfection, which is essentially sweet fiber. It's kind of expensive, but to me it's worth it. The recipe is for 1 serving, although it can be made in larger batches. And, of course, for those limiting calories, cut the cream in half! here's what I do.

40-50 grams frozen berries, chopped
1/2 c heavy whipping cream
1 tsp sweetener (or more to taste)

1. While still frozen use a food chopper to chop the fruit to smaller pieces.

2. Add sweetener. I sprinkle over the fruit

3. Add cream

4. Stir well, making sure sweetener is well mixed

5. Place bowl in freezer, stirring and scraping sides every 10-15 minutes.

6. When frozen to desired consistency, Enjoy!

I've also made this with chocolate, and use 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder and increase the sweetener to 1 T.

Nutritional information:
For Strawberry, with 40 g frozen strawberries and SweetPerfection-
Calories: 431
Fat: 44 g (saturated: 27 g)
Carbs: 10 g (fiber: 3 g) - Net: 7 g
Protein: 3 g

Nutritional information:
For Chocolate, with 1 T unsweetened cocoa and 1T SweetPerfection-
Calories: 449
Fat: 45 g (saturated: 27 g)
Carbs: 14 g (fiber: 9 g) - Net: 5g
Protein: 3 g

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