Thursday, September 25, 2014

Low Carb Olive Oil and Toasted Pine Nut Ice Cream

Molly Moons Homemade Ice Cream book has some interesting flavor combinations, but not many can be converted to low carb. This one jumped out at me not only because it’s easy to convert, but because of its unique ingredients: pine nuts (pignolis) and olive oil. One cup of pine nuts have 13 g of net carbs, so while they might not exactly be keto on their own, spread out in a quart of ice cream should dilute the carbohydrates effectively. I didn’t have to fire up the oven because the pine nuts I picked up from Trader Joe’s were already dry roasted.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Low Carb French Toast

Low carb french toast is a little too carby and calorific for me to have often. It’s reserved as a rare special weekend treat. I did some research into making french toast (low carb and otherwise) and I have to disagree with some of the approaches most people take. This article from Bon App├ętit summarizes seven mistakes when making french toast. Now, I’m not a trained chef or anything like that, but I found some of the “mistakes” aren’t mistakes at all.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Low Carb Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Bombs

Red velvet cake has become a very popular ice cream flavor. Ben & Jerry’s adds actual cake pieces to their mix along with a swirl of cream cheese frosting. Obviously, the cake pieces are out, but low carb cream cheese frosting isn’t a problem and Red Velvet Cake Flavoring makes the rest of this ice cream easy to make.

Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Cake container.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Low Carb Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Key lime pie is an often overlooked desert menu item. It usually loses out to cheesecake, chocolate cake, and other after dinner delicacies. However, I implore you to try this recipe for yourself. It’s one of the best combinations that I’ve tried. Take my Low Carb New York Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe and just swap the cheesecake flavoring for LorAnn Oils Flavor Fountain Flavorings, Key Lime. In fact, I think the pie crust works better with this flavor than the cheesecake. Oh, and here’s an idea for the cheesecake ice cream: instead of the faux graham cracker crust, make my Low Carb Oreo Cookies and crumble those up in the cheesecake ice cream instead.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Low Carb Chunky Monkey Ice Cream

“Chunky Monkey” is a flavor combination that often pops up in baked goods and ice creams. Ben & Jerry’s version uses broken off candy bar chunks of chocolate (they call it “fudge”), walnuts, and bananas in a banana flavored ice cream.
Chunky Monkey ice cream container.