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Ice Cream Makers

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Hedonista, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Hedonista

    Hedonista Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Now it's sunny I'm craving ice cream, and given the lovely Coyo stuff is seven quid a shot, I've been wondering about making it.

    Can anyone tell me, does your average ice cream maker work with coconut or only dairy? (I'd like to be able to do both).
    And - any recommendations for good machines?
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    I make home made ice cream using a good mixer (My children treated me to a KitchenAid stand mixer for my fiftieth) and the freezer. I havn't experimented with alternatives re ingredients, though.
     
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    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We bought this one a couple of months ago and it works just fine. We just put the freezer bowl in our freezer over night. You can pay more (much more) for one with a built-in freezer that might involve a bit less mesing about, but we're pleased with this one. So far we've made Early Grey floured ice cream and at present have choca-mocca that we made last week sitting in the freezer.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0735BVJFJ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    There are lots of low carb, no churn coconut ice cream recipes out there, if Dr Google is your friend:

    https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/sugar_free_coconut_ice_cream/

    Nigella does some fabulous no churn ice creams, but they usually also have copious alcohol in them. (The ones I made were not low carb though.)
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    Gosh, that's a FAB price on it.

    @Hedonista - Lakeland do a small machine too.
     
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    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve just put the howl of my maker in the freezer ready to make a chocolate coconut ice cream tomorrow. Coconut cream, soya cream (I’d use goat double cream but I’m testing it on a vegan friend, so no eggs either, I might use a little custard powder instead), and cacao powder with a little grated 81% chocolate and roasted desiccated coconut.
     
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    Awesome idea. I’d totally given up on ice cream! Onto amazon!
     
  8. Hedonista

    Hedonista Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all - I'm going to try a couple of no-churn recipes before I decide whether to buy one x
     
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    malcs90 Type 2 · Member

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    We bought one from Aldi several years ago and have also seen them in Lidl. The ice cream you make actually contain cream and no additives unlike commercial ice cream and it must be good because the grandchildren love it.
     
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    Scimama Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I blitz up some frozen berries with double cream and it makes an "ice cream" often add some 85% dark chocolate to make it even yummier. very quick and instant ice cream fix :)
     
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