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July 5, 2015 by Leanne Vogel June 19, 2018
A ultra-creamy, dairy-free ice cream without the coconut milk or nuts. Keto, all the way… a frozen fat bomb.
Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Keto, Nut-free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free, Vegetarian
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Ice Cream Maker: I’ve had this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker for 4 years and it’s served me well. Under $80 and perfect for summer treats!
Cacao Butter: is the fat from chocolate. I like purchasing these cacao butter wafers because they’re a lot easier to work with than the chunks.
Coconut Oil: If you don’t want to use coconut oil in this recipe, you can use an equal amount of additional cacao butter.
Xylitol: our bodies have the enzyme required to breakdown xylitol, but it requires that we start off slow in our intake. If you don’t want to use xylitol, alcohol-free stevia is another option, or raw honey, or any other sweetener of your choice. I chose xylitol and stevia because it keeps the carb count low.
Flavor Variations: Use 1/3 cup of a combination of any of the following, or omit for vanilla ice cream. For variations where spices or teas are involved, use about 1 tablespoon of the spice/tea and the rest of the other ingredient to make up ? cup total. (1) cacao powder (2) cacao powder and ground turmeric (3) cacao powder and chopped fresh mint leaves (4) cacao powder and your favorite tea leaf mixture (5) lucuma and maca (6) cacao powder and ground cinnamon (7) roughly ground almond flour and cacao powder (8) roughly ground almond flour and cacao nibs.
MCT Oil: if you don’t want to use MCT oil, you could replace with an equal amount of avocado oil or flax oil.
Topping: I used Lily’s Sugar-free Dark Chocolate Baking Chips as a bit of a sprinkle.
Nutrition Information: Makes 5 cups of ice cream, 1 cup per serving. Calculation based on using stevia as the sweetener and ? cup cacao as the flavor variation.
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.