Ice cream is one of my weaknesses. Before I started on my low carb lifestyle I could sit down and eat two or three bowls with no problem. Once I got stared on low carb I cut out ice cream because of the sugar. Keep reading this article to find out what I learned about how I could start eating ice cream again.
Most ice creams have plenty of sugar or large amounts of fructose corn syrup, which will not only cause your blood sugar to spike but will also add loads of empty carbohydrates to your diet. If you are interested in a low carb diet then you will be happy to know there is low carb low sugar ice cream that is not only healthy and within acceptable limits but also satisfying to the taste. But the question is, “Is it really possible to have low carb ice cream?” If it is, then the ultimate question is this: “How to make low carb ice cream?”
Remember that some low carb ice creams are not technically qualified as ice cream because of their cream contents, but even so they are still called low carb. Thank goodness there are now low carbohydrate ice cream brands on the market which provide consumers with frozen sweets that have low sugar and low carbohydrate content.
More good news is the fact that these low carb deserts not only have less sugar but they are also mouthwatering. Some people will complain that these deserts may be low in sugar but they still have a high fat content. Of course this is true but as we have learned, fat content is not as important once we control our carbohydrate levels. Most low carb diets are actually classified as low carb-high protein-high fat. The fat helps you to feel fuller and many people believe it is the key to long term diet success.
Of course like any treat you need to eat your desserts in moderation. If you eat an entire container of ice cream you are going to have problems whether it is low carb or not. Portion control is important to any weight loss plan even though many people claim otherwise. Only a half a cup of this type of low carb ice cream is considered a reasonable serving.
Below are some of the low carb ice cream brands that are highly recommended for low carb ice cream lovers and their families.
Edy’s No Sugar Added Triple Chocolate. This is one of the most highly recommended low carb ice creams. Those who have eaten this low carb frozen dessert have found that not only is this low in sugar and low in fat, it also tastes good. And you can actually enjoy fudge sauce swirls in their chocolate ice cream.
Edy’s Vanilla Ice Cream is another low carb ice cream worth trying. With only two carbs per serving, this is a certified low carb ice cream. Wonder what makes this wonderful and yummy low carb frozen dessert? Its ingredients are pretty simple: a cup of Splenda, five egg yolks, and 1 and ¼ cups of whipped heavy cream.
Breyer’s Low Carb Ice Cream. This brand claims to be the “perfect craving satisfier” for anyone following a low carb diet. You can try this treat which is available by the scoop or in bars.
Both of these ice cream brands are favorite treats of low carb enthusiasts. With these low carb frozen desserts, you can enjoy a nice treat knowing that it can still keep you slim.
<h3>Low Carb Home-made Ice Cream</h3>
But if low carb ice cream brands are not your thing, don’t worry you can make your own at home. All you need is an ice cream maker and your own choice of ingredients, such as low carb sweetener replacements like stevia. With this simple recipe, you can surely enjoy a low carb ice cream that is both nutritious and tasty.
1. In a large pot, heat 2 cups of milk and a cup of sugar substitute. Allow the mix to simmer and stir until the sweetener melts completely into the milk. Remove from the heat, while leaving the mix warm.
2. Put 8 egg whites in a mixing bowl. Using a whisker or a mixing tool, mix them for two minutes or until they thicken.
3. Mix the egg whites with the warm mixture of milk and sweetener. Turn on the heat again to heat the mixture. Keep on stirring until all the ingredients are fully blended.
4. Take the mixture of milk, sweetener, and egg off the stove. Put the mixture in the fridge and let it stay there overnight before you continue with the next steps of ice cream making.
5. Make a puree out of 2 cups of berries using a food processor. Don’t forget to remove all the seeds, pits, stems, and skins before putting the fruits to the food processor.
6. Take the mixture of milk, sweetener, and egg out of the refrigerator and pour the puree into it. Stir until everything is fully blended together. Then transfer the mixture in the ice cream maker container.
7. Turn on the machine which will turn your mixture into ice cream. You may need to add some extra salt and ice during this process and this is important because the colder the water bath the better the ice cream will set up. Make sure you follow the instructions of your ice cream maker by reading the manual carefully.
Now you can serve and enjoy your own home-made low carb ice cream. Toast to your health!