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Any diabetic friendly easy homemade ice cream recipes please

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Rosiegough_, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Rosiegough_

    Rosiegough_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I regularly made easy mixed together ice cream and freeze recipes which are now bad for me, has anyone got a recipe which is diabetic friendly please Xx
     
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  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    This recipe takes about 2 minutes:

    Take a frozen punnet of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, black currants, etc.)

    Place them in a good quality blender (it is going to have to work hard, and you don't want to burn out the motor)
    2 parts frozen berries, to
    1 part double cream (aka Heavy Cream in America)
    and some sweetener (judging the sweetener will take a bit of practice, and will depend on the brand)

    Blitz.
    Serve immediately (it will set rock solid if you try and freeze it for later)

    A little practice and you can adjust the sweetness and the softness/hardness by tweaking the proportions.

    It can also be done with frozen milk, chocolate pieces, and all sorts of other low carb ingredients.
     
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  3. Rosiegough_

    Rosiegough_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou xxxxx
     
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  4. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I made low carb chocolate cake today but over baked it so it is rather dry. Thinking of experimenting crumbling it up with double cream and putting in the ice cream maker. Will maybe include some berries. Love making ice cream but it is very much a case of eating it as soon as it's made because once in the freezer I can't get it out of the container without breaking the spoon!
     
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  5. geefull

    geefull Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to have a bash at low carb sorbet this summer I think, I used to love a nice lemon sorbet. I'll post about it if the results are good.

    @Mongolia would it be worth trying some of it as the base for low carb tiramisu (soaked in rum or brandy mixed with strong coffee)?
     
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  6. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooh liking the idea of tiramisu! Will investigate how to make that now as have never made it before, even in before diabetic life! Never made sorbet either. Assume I can make it in an ice cream maker? Another thing to investigate this evening;).
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    RosieLKH Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to make some of these recipes, but have never come across a sweetener that doesn't taste horrible to me. I can tolerate it in fizzy drinks for some reason, but it seems to taste so strong in any other foodstuff. :(
     
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  9. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I tend to just use a random amount of liquid stevia (it comes in different flavours; I'm currently using coconut) and add just enough to make it sweet enough.
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about chia pudding! Getting bored of eggs and mackerel for breakfast :meh:
     
  12. ewelina

    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Try erythritol (or xylitol). No aftertaste and really similar to sugar
     
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  13. Mongolia

    Mongolia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, much as I love eggs there are some mornings when they really don't inspire me! Pancakes and berries good as an alternative if I have time but will have a go of your bread too as there are times when all I want is hot buttered toast:(
     
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    CHIET1 Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Mongolia

    Over Easter I made a low carb sorbet / mousse ice cream. I used:
    1 ripe avocado
    3 - 4 Tbsp Greek unsweetened natural yogurt
    3 Tbsp of full fat cream
    100g or so frozen berries, raspberries are great and v low carb
    A dash of vanilla powder
    1 tbsp of sweetener of choice, I used Dr. coys stevia/erylite mix, I guess you could use xylitol
    A dash of almond milk unsweetened

    I justed threw everything into my blender and it turned out great. If you eat it right away it is like a soft ice sorbet/mousse. Tasted great even my wife and mother in law loved it, both are non-diabetics!
     
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    Squeekyboy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @CHIET1

    Sounds great & no eggs, fantastic will try this. Thanks, Squeekyboy :)
     
  16. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Xylitol not safe if you have a dog though.
     
    #16 Mr_Pot, May 10, 2017 at 10:05 AM
    Last edited: May 10, 2017
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Erythritol is safe for dogs
     
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