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how to sweeten and flavour double cream

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by greener, May 20, 2016.

  1. greener

    greener Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    hello!

    I plan to eat double cream as dessert. It's creamy, healthy and cool (as in cold).

    But I want to sweeten it and flavour it.

    Are there any products without sugar that I can just poor inside a double cream bowl and stir it and have a nice dessert?

    I like vanilla and chocolate mainly flavours, but I am open to others as well.

    My goal would be to make a dessert like mousse chocola and creme caramele.

    Is it possible to make such desserts without carbs? I was thinking to use double cream, but if you have other suggestions they are welcome

    thanks!
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There is choice of sweeteners or something like low carb caramel sauce you can find on amazon
     
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  3. greener

    greener Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    low carb sauce doesn''t seem to be the correct wording, it doesn't return anything valid
     
  4. greener

    greener Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    this is for coffee and drinks, are you sure it will work?
    I need something for cooking
    these are coffee syrups
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    No pleasing some people @ewelina .. first time I've heard of anyone 'cooking" cream
     
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  6. greener

    greener Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    for making desserts, not for coffee
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    You'd better educate the ignorant amongst us why a sugar free syrup lightly mixed in with double cream won't work
     
  8. greener

    greener Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Not for the first time mind you, but why don't you try it and see? If we all relied on recommendations and didn't take them up, we'd starve
     
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    Cat0409_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I melt darl chocolate and stir it into cream...... Chocolate mousse
    No sugar maple syrup and cream... Yummy add some coconut flakes and a few berries.... Heaven!!!
    Cocoa and coffee with a bit of sweetener.... Mocha
    I would think coffee and a bit of sweetener with cream would also work
    Mushed up berries and cream also works well

    You just have to try and see what you like
     
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  11. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you whip up double cream or whipping cream then add it it will work- as long as you don't add too much - chill it for an hour or so afterwards will firm it up also. Try making up a sugar free jelly replacing the cold water you add with cream - give it a good stir and leave it to set in the fridge makes a more solid type of mousse
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Coffee syrup will work just as well in desserts as in drinks. Any particular reason why you want to cook it cream is better just whipped with whatever you like added to it and there are plenty of suggestions here
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Short answer no even cream has a few carbs and whatever you add to it will have some but you can still make a low carb dessert by following the suggestions here
     
  14. HelenMW

    HelenMW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I tried melting dark chocolate and adding it to cream but it just formed a solid lump. Do you have any idea what I might have done wrong please?
     
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    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I use stevia or a few drops of coffee flavouring. X


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    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I can say coffee syrup works. I do it all the time with my cheesecake fluff!


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  17. greener

    greener Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    brilliant, I will give them a go!
    I just hope they won't be too sweet
    last time I checked with normal coffee syrups they were sweet as hell
    I will try adding very little for start and see how it goes
    thanks!
     
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    The only way I can make it work is to make a ganache: break dark chocolate into pieces and put it in a bowl; heat double cream till it's just beginning to boil then pour it over the chocolate. Let the cream melt the chocolate, stirring at the end if the lumps don't completely melt. Then let it cool completely, then beat it till it's mousse-like.

    Kate
     
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    Cat0409_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've never had an issue. I use aldis moser roch 72%. I melt it over hot water as it tends to spot fibre in the microwave. Add some vanilla extract to it and a little butter. Mix it into the cream. Then best the dickens out of it. Chocolate mousse!!
     
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