Sunday, July 4, 2021

Low Carb Americone Dream II: Make Americone Great Again!

It’s been a long time since I first attempted a low carb conversion of Ben and Jerry’s AmeriCone Dream. There are a lot better products to try like ChocZero’s Caramel Sugar-Free Syrup and I’ve improved making chocolate coated...everything, too.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Low Carb Rice Pudding Ice Cream

Low carb rice pudding? Impossible! Inconceivable! Well, maybe, but low carb rice pudding ice cream is a reality. How’d I do it? Cereal. Cereal? Yes, cereal. HighKey Keto Protein Breakfast Cereal to be precise. It doesn’t snap, crackle, nor pop in milk, but it does stay crisp. Well, mostly. It is going to get a little soggy during the freezing process...and that’s perfect! Why? The al dente cereal bits have a very similar texture to rice. The cinnamon kick of the “rice” complements the rice pudding flavoring of the ice cream perfectly.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Automating Your Tesla's HVAC

It’s time to do the real fun stuff and control a Tesla vehicle from a smartphone or tablet! The examples I’m providing are to turn on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The first flow turns the system on with the click of a button. The second one turns it on at a specific time of day depending on the location of the vehicle.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tesla SSO OAuth Token Generation in Automate

One of the many great things about owning a Tesla vehicle is the ability to control it through a smartphone. What’s missing is the ability to schedule events. For example, I want the HVAC system to turn on fifteen minutes before I leave work. No more freezing nor roasting my butt off. Yeah, having to unlock my phone, open an app, wait for it to connect to my vehicle, and manually turn on the climate controls is a first-world problem, but why should a human have to do something so boring and repetitive? Why not make the phone do the work?

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Low Carb Continental Breakfast Ice Cream

HighKey’s Banana Bread Breakfast Biscuits (say that five times fast) were part of my upgraded Chunky Monkey ice cream. I had a box of the Mixed Berry ones, too, but it was tough to pair. They kinda taste like a bran muffin with a hint of jelly. The flavor jolted a memory from many years back when I thought a continental breakfast was a healthy one. I used take bran muffins, split them in half and toast them on a griddle with margarine and serve with jelly. Margarine?! Yeah, this was a while ago. Anyway, what if I made a butter-flavored ice cream? Wait! I already did: Butter Pecan. I can recreate the base (minus the pecans).

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Low Carb Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

I can’t deny it. I’ve become a bit of a snob when it comes to ice cream. I experimented with Dulce de Leche flavorings in the past, but I didn’t post the results. Why? Because ice cream without anything to mix-in is boring. Honestly, would you care if I posted a recipe that was just “add flavoring to the mix” and nothing more? No, you wouldn’t. Luckily, a new cookie from Highkey was a really good match: Almond Tea Cookies. They remind me of sugar-glazed Italian cookies from my youth.