8/22/11

Sugar Free Ice Cream

I first want to thank everyone for the comments! This is my first experience blogging, so it's really exciting to get feedback on my posts. I'm so glad I'm not the only scale addict out there! :) And, since I know you're wondering, I did see a little bit of a drop over the weekend. No eating out + end of my cycle = weight loss win!

So, Sherrie asked for the recipe for our sugar free ice cream. There are actually two versions we use-- one has fewer carbs and the other is WAY yummier! (Of course!) I'll give you both, since I'm so nice. ;)

Super Yummy Sugar Free Ice Cream (33g of carbs total for vanilla)
2 cups half and half (20g carbs)
1 cup heavy whipping cream (3g carbs)
2 T unsweetened vanilla almond milk (<1 g carbs)
1 t vanilla
3-4 packets Truvia/PureVia (9-12g carbs)
Optional: 1/2 c cocoa (adds 25g of carbs total and 2g sugar)

Belly Better BFC Ice Cream (up to 21g of carbs total)
3 c heavy whipping cream (9g carbs)
1.5 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk (3g carbs)
3 packets Truvia/PureVia (9g carbs)

We haven't come up with a really great way to do chocolate ice cream with the Belly Better recipe, but we did find that melting some Green and Black's dark chocolate and then pouring that in toward the end makes some nice chocolate chip. I love topping it all off with Reddi-Wip, but if you do that, remember it adds 1g of carbs per Tablespoon.

I didn't add how many servings because that's up to you and how many carbs you want to spend on ice creamy deliciousness! We usually get at least 4 servings out of each batch.

Oh, and I should mention: When using an ice cream maker, be sure that your stirring mechanism is in place when it needs to be! We forgot one time and tried to shove it in after pouring in the ingredients (should have already been in place) and we broke it. It was a sad week for us while we waited for a replacement part! Poor Hubs!

5 comments:

Rosalie said...

It's great to see that your weight had dropped a bit. I don't have an ice cream maker, I can buy clemmy's.
Have a great day :-)

Sherri said...

Thank you Barb.
Sounds delish! I dont have an ice cream maker but have contemplated it. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

I have made pretty much the same ice cream - yummy! I have had a problem with a lot of the cream sticking to the ice cream maker, though, and it is too hard to get off. Any ideas?

Beth said...

Yeah that ice cream sticking thing happened to me last time I made the ice cream (just for special occasions over here). Next time I will get the paddle fitted on and started before I pour my cream mixture in and see if that makes a difference.

Barb said...

Me too with the ice cream sticking thing. It does help to start the ice cream maker and then pour the stuff in, but there still seems to be stuff stuck to the sides and bottom. We usually let it sit for a while until it starts to warm up a little so it's easier to get out. Still requires a bit of scraping, though.