Sunday, 24 May 2015

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Low Carb & Gluten Free)

Well it looks like I'm back again, almost a year and half later (oops!). I haven't been blogging as much because school this year has been super busy and stressful, but now I hope I can post more now that summer's soon approaching. I'm also on a cleansing diet for my acne problems and I can't eat any sugar, which has been surprisingly hard for me. So, I decided I needed to have treat every one in a while, but still without sugar. Today, I craved ice cream. I was looking on Facebook and saw a two ingredient ice cream recipe that you can make without an ice cream maker and had to try it out. Of course, it called for sweetened condensed milk, which I cannot have. But, if you remember back last May, I posted a recipe for low carb, sugarless sweetened condensed milk that tastes exactly like the original canned stuff. So, off I went, and created this lovely thing, and with only two ingredients (well, plus the flavourings)! You can make this with or without the flavourings, or add different ones to make your own. This recipe also only has about 9g of net. carbs and 0g of sugar as opposed to a brand name ice cream which has 23g of net carbs and 22g of sugar.

I've also been toying around with my new bestie, KRISDA semi-sweet chocolate chips. They are sugar free, artificial sweetener free, gluten free, GMO free, artificial colour and flavour free and Maltitol free. They're also low in net. carbs and high in fibre! I added these to my ice cream base and they were amazing. You could also melt them down or create a ganache with them to top off your ice cream.

Makes about 5 cups of ice cream

1 recipe low carb sweetened condensed milk (click here for the recipe)
2 cups cold whipping cream
1 tsp pure peppermint or mint extract (optional)
1 cup KRISDA semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk and whipping cream until thick. Add extract and whisk for about 1 or 2 more minutes. Fold in chocolate chips. Transfer ice cream into an air tight container and freeze for 2 hours. Scoop and enjoy.

Nutritional Info (per about a half cup)

Low Carb Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Calories: 280
Total Fat: 27 . 3g
Sat. Fat: 17 . 8g
Cholesterol: 77mg
Sodium: 29mg
Carbs: 17 . 1g
Fibre: 8 . 6g
Net. Carbs: 8 . 5g
Sugars: 0g
Protein: 2 . 6g

Low Carb Ice Cream (without flavourings, etc.)
Calories: 196
Total Fat: 20 . 9g
Sat. Fat: 13g
Cholesterol: 77mg
Sodium: 26mg
Carbs: 2 . 7g
Fibre: 0 . 6g
Sugars: 0g
Protein: 1g

Ben and Jerry's Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
Calories: 240
Total Fat: 15g
Sat. Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 60mg
Sodium: 40mg
Carbs: 24g
Fibre: 1g
Net. Carbs: 23g
Sugars: 22g
Protein: 4g

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