Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Low Carb Yellow Cake Ice Cream with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Bombs

This is a variation of my previous Low Carb Cake Batter Ice Cream with Frosting Bombs. That one was white cake flavoring with shortening-based frosting. This time I decided to do a yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. I’m using a new flavoring from LorAnn Oils called “Birthday Cake” as the basis of this mix. (The names of the flavoring are backwards, in my opinion. “Cake Batter” should have been the yellow cake flavoring and “Birthday Cake” should have been the white cake.)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

What diet should I follow?

A tweet of mine regarding the paleo diet got retweeted quite a bit:

Tweet #1: The paleo diet gets the highest compliment I can give: it should be the null hypothesis.

What got much less notoriety was the tweet that I submitted immediately after that one:

Tweet #2: Buth that doesn't make it gospel.

That second tweet puts the first into context but went mostly unseen. I suppose a blog post is in order to better clarify what I meant by both.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Low Carb “AmeriCone Dream” Ice Cream

I’ve reworked quite a few Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors to eliminate added sugars. Since I can now make low carb ice cream cones, the Steven Colbert inspired “AmeriCone Dream” is a low carb reality.

AmeriCone Dream Ice Cream Container

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Low Carb New York Cheesecake Ice Cream

Cream cheese is an often recommended ingredient in low carb cooking, so it seems like a no-brainer for a low carb ice cream recipe. As a matter of fact, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are known for using cream cheese in their sweet cream ice cream base to add body to the finished product. Seems like a match made in heaven, right? Unfortunately, I believe cream cheese stalls my weight loss, so I don’t indulge in it anymore. Besides, raw cream cheese alone does not a cheesecake flavor make. Instead, I’m using yet another flavoring from LorAnn Oils. It creates a full-bodied cheesecake aroma and flavor that would be difficult to match.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Some miscellaneous experiments with ice cream flavors: salted caramel, bubble gum, and more.

I’ve been experimenting with some of the ice cream flavorings from LorAnn Oils recently. I tried their Butter Pecan, Salted Caramel, Bubble Gum, and Caramel Delight. There’s no need to provide an in-depth recipe since it’s simply a sweet cream base plus a tablespoon of flavoring.