Thursday, 15 August 2013

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream (Low Carb & Gluten Free)

Oops. I totally forgot I was going to post this until just a minute ago when I was scrolling through my previous posts... Well better late than never, right? Especially since it's this recipe! Ice cream is usually hard to make since it normally turns out rock hard or super melty. I must admit, I have not mastered the ice cream making skills, and I dont have an ice cream make either. Instead of using an ice cream maker, I used a method using Ziploc bags, ice and salt (which is posted below). Mine turned out melty, but the next day it was actually quite good. So dust off your ice cream maker (for those of you who have them) and lets get crackin'!

Makes 3 cups of ice cream

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 - 1/3 cup coffee beans 
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup xylitol
1/4 tsp guar or xanthan gum
Pinch of salt

Mix coffee beans, cream and almond milk in a bowl and soak for 2 hours or more, depending on how strong you'd like it. After it has soaked, heat the mixture in the microwave for 2 minutes. Strain out the coffee beans. Add your vanilla, egg yolks, xylitol, guar gum and salt and mix until completely combined. Microwave for another two minutes and stir. Whisk until there are no lumps. Chill in the freezer for an hour. Now, fire up the ol' ice cream maker and run your ice cream through it. Enjoy!

For those who don't have ice cream makers: Take two Ziploc bags, one medium and one large. Fill the medium bag with your chilled ice cream mixture and zip closed completely. Fill the large bag halfway with ice and 2 tablespoons salt (the salt keeps the ice from melting quickly). Put your medium bag into your large bag and zip closed. Shake vigorously for half an hour or until quite thick. Put into the freezer for another half an hour. Remove and enjoy!

Nutritional Info (per 1/2 cup)
Low Carb Coffee Ice Cream
Calories: 345 . 5g
Total Fat: 25 . 5g
Sat. Fat: 19 . 3g
Cholesterol: 248 . 3g
Sodium: 48 . 2g
Carbs: 3 . 4g
Fibre: 0 . 2g
Net. Carbs: 3 . 2g
Sugars: 0 . 8g
Protein: 3 . 5g

Breyers Coffee Frozen Dessert
Calories: 130
Total Fat: 7g
Sat. Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 50mg
Carbs: 15g
Sugars: 14g
Protein: 2g

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