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Easy Low-Carb Ice Cream Recipe
We All Scream For Ice Cream
I am a self-proclaimed foodie so watching my weight is imperative and I do that by following my version of a low-carb diet. I also have a passion for sweets and that sometimes makes it difficult to keep my weight in check. Today, I'd like to share with you a simple recipe that's delicious and very easy to make! All you need are a few simple ingredients to make these treats.
This is the easiest way to make low-carb ice cream as far as I know. It usually takes me around 10 minutes to make them not countingthe freezing time. Please remember to check the carb counts on your particular brand of cream as they vary from brand to brand. Also control your portions if you are trying to lose weight. If you are only trying to maintain your weight and are eating low carb most of the time, you have nothing to worry about. I sometimes eat two of these a day and I manage to not gain a single ounce.
*All photos taken by myself unless noted
Vanilla is the most popular flavor in the US.— Statistics from Weird Facts
This is the base recipe for the ice cream. By adding your favorite ingredients, you can create a wide variety of flavors. Use more or less sweetener to suit your sweetness level.
Note : You can substitute sugar-free cool whip for the heavy cream in this recipe.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 15 packets splenda or other artificial sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.Whip the heavy cream in a bowl with a hand mixer or whisk until stiff peaks form.
- 2.Add splenda or other artificial sweetner and vanilla extract.
- 3.Put in freezer for at least 4 hours. Serve frozen.
Maple and Chocolate and Butterscotch Oh My!
For maple syrup lovers everywhere!
Vanilla ice cream is fabulous but variety makes life all the more interesting. This is definitely important when you're trying to lose some weight. Here are some very simple ways to make your ice cream even yummier!
1. Add about 3 tablespoons of sugar-free maple syrup to the basic recipe for a deliciously simple maple syrup ice cream. Make sure you choose a brand that doesn't taste bitter.
2. Melt half a bar of good quality sugar-free chocolate into the mix for a decadent chocolate ice cream.
3. Add in 1/4 box of sugar-free instant pudding mix into the basic recipe. I like butterscotch for its buttery rich taste.
Add-ins to Create More Deliciousness
Did you know that there are many sugar-free products on the market today? Some of them rival the real thing in taste and texture. In fact, the Guylian milk chocolate bar is so smooth and sweet, I prefer them to Hershey's or even Cadbury. Any of the products below can be mixed into the basic ice cream recipe. You can even choose to use two or three of them at once!
I usually get these at my local import supermarket. They taste so good you only need a little to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Easy to make low carb ice cream
It is so easy to make low carb ice cream without an ice cream maker. Just some simple ingredients and voila!
Pour It On
Here are two sugar-free ingredients I usually have in my kitchen. In addition to pouring them onto your low-carb ice cream, you can use it on your favorite low-carb pancakes and waffles as well. Chocolate on waffles? Oh yes please!
My friend bought me two bottles of these recently and this has now become my favorite brand for sugar-free syrups. Goes great in my ice cream as well as on my almond flour pancakes. Yum!
I prefer to use chocolate bars to mix into the ice cream. If I have some of this chocolate syrup, I pour it on top for a double chocolate shock to my system. Believe me it's worth it.
Ice Cream Poll
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Do you live a low-carb lifestyle? What's your favorite low-carb treat? Feel free to share some of your ideas with us. Thanks!