Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Low Carb Scotchy Scotch Scotch Ice Cream

The inspiration for this flavor was thanks to a limited edition Ben & Jerry’s ice cream by the same name. It’s butterscotch ice cream with a swirl of butterscotch variegate. Sounds delicious, but it’s certainly not low carb. No worries, Ron. I can fix that for you.

Ron Burgundy

Butterscotch flavoring is available as an ice cream flavoring from National Flavors and LorAnn Oils as a “super-strength” hard candy extract. (I used the ice cream flavoring, so the coloring won’t be the same as the pictures below if you use the extract instead.) Rather than attempt a butterscotch swirl, I went an easier route and added chunks of low carb butterscotch I derived from this recipe for “Low Carb Salted Caramel Almond Brittle” by Laura Hickman.

I made a second batch of ice cream swapping out the glycerine for four tablespoons of scotch. Well, I didn’t have scotch, so I used Irish whisky instead. Close enough.


Ice Cream

Low Carb Ice Cream Base
½ - 1 teaspoon LorAnn Oils Butterscotch Flavoring


½ stick butter
½ cup (50 g) powdered erythritol
7 drops EZ-Sweetz
½ tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon LorAnn Oils Butterscotch Flavoring


  1. Butterscotch: Use a silicone pan or other kind of pan lined with parchment paper. A standard 9” x 9” pan will result in a very thin layer of butterscotch, so I’d recommend making a double batch or use something smaller. A silicone muffin pan would work well for a single batch.
  2. Add all ingredients into a small non-stick pot or pan.

    Ingredients in pot

    Heat over medium heat.

    Melted butterscotch

    Stir constantly and bring mixture to a boil. Allow to boil 2-3 minutes till it becomes a light golden brown.

    Boiling butterscotch

    Remove from heat.
  3. Pour mixture into pan.

    Liquid butterscotch

    Transfer to refrigerator or freezer immediately. We want it to harden as quickly as possible.

    Frozen butterscotch
  4. Break into pieces and put into empty ice cream container and store in freezer.

    Butterscotch pieces
  5. Ice Cream: Follow your ice cream maker’s directions for making ice cream. Remove from the ice cream using a silicone spatula and add some to the container. Add a layer of butterscotch. Repeat until done. Freeze until solid.
Scoops of ice cream

Scoops of ice cream

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