Friday, August 30, 2013

Sugar Free Ice Cream

I am very sure, you all are aware about this "sugar-free" fad going on. Everyone out there wants to pull down weight and crave for the perfect figure or physique. You will surely agree to the fact that we all try n-number of sugar free diet plans and do numerous workouts to achieve the same. Good, really. Also, we all are ready to compromise on fatty and oily stuffs, but when it comes to ice creams, we just give up! They are so damn tempting that we can hardly avoid them! They are the perfect desserts anyone can have and why not? I don't know how many of you have experienced it, but eating an ice cream can just relieve you from a stressful day. They work well against depressions. I have tried many a times, and so can you, if you haven't. It really works! Sugar free ice cream is just another healthy option which you can opt for. Many sugar free ice cream brands which are popular are Clemmy's, Breyer's CarbSmart, Edy's Fat Free, Blue Bunny, Pierre's ice cream etc.

Sugar Free Ice Cream Nutrition Facts

Obviously, when we think of having a sugar free ice cream what we really want is a fat free sugar free ice cream. Fat free means almost sugar free or containing sugar substitutes. Sugar substitutes or sugar sweeteners are polyols which don't promote weight gain. Xylitol is commonly used as a sugar substitute in making sugar free ice creams. The popularity of using this substitute lies in the fact that it is a natural sugar which is present in vegetables and mostly in fruits and helps increase calcium, iron and vitamin D, A and C levels in humans. You can grab the best and effective sugar substitutes at a nearby local shop. When I say that sugar free ice cream is healthy, all thanks to its nutritional facts! The calorie intake from fats is negligible and that's the best part about it. So, if you have diabetes or any related query, you can any day opt for sugar free ice creams. See diabetic recipes and desserts for more recipes.

Nutrition Facts
  • Total fats: 0-5 grams
  • Total cholesterol: 0-10 milligrams
  • Total carbohydrates: 16-20 grams
  • Sugars: 4 grams
  • Dietary fibers: 0 grams
  • Total proteins: 3 grams
  • Sodium: 50-60 milligrams
  • Potassium: 0 milligrams
We generally eat ice creams at nearby shops mainly because of the varieties in which they are available in market. But what if you can make a homemade sugar free ice cream? Wouldn't that be cool? If you think that it's tough and time consuming, then you are wrong. There are many sugar free ice cream recipes which are easy to make at home.

Sugar Free Ice Cream Recipes

Recipe #1: Sugar Free Chocolate Ice Cream (I am sure, this one's your favorite:))

Chocolates and that to sugar free is one that you would really relish. Try out this recipe for a chocolate ice cream dessert.

What you'll need:
  • Gelatin
  • Low fat milk
  • Sugar sweeteners
  • Chocolate drink mix or cocoa powder (you can use flavor or essence of your choice say vanilla or strawberry or mango etc.)
  • Salt
  • Blender
  • Saucepans
  • Bowls
  • Eggs (optional)
  • Add gelatin to half a cup of low fat milk in a saucepan and heat until the gelatin softens and is fully mixed.
  • Keep the mixture in cold water in a bowl, until it cools down.
  • Add rest of the milk, sugar sweetener, ice cream essence and flavor and a pinch of salt to the mixture and blend it.
  • Chill the mixture in refrigerator and then add in the ice cream maker. Make sure that the blending is proper; it's the most important step in ice cream making.
  • Freeze until the ice cream is set properly. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the same.
  • Your sugar free ice cream is ready to eat!
  • While for eggs, beat them properly and then add during blending.
Recipe #2: Sugar Free Cappuccino Ice cream

If you are wondering how to make sugar free ice cream which is unique yet worth the hard work, read on to find out.

What you'll need:
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin
  • 2 cups of low fat milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons of Expresso coffee powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Any sugar substitute, say Splenda or Xylitol
  • Eggs (optional)
  • Add gelatin and coffee powder to milk and heat on low flame until it softens.
  • Mix the sugar substitute in it and keep the bowl in cold water to cool down.
  • Blend the mixture properly, by adding rest of the ingredients. Add dry fruit pieces if you want to.
  • Chill the mixture in a refrigerator and then add to ice cream maker.
  • Freeze until it sets properly. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the same.
  • Your interesting sugar free ice cream recipe is a success!
  • While for eggs, beat them properly and then add during blending.
Check other sugar free recipes as well. I hope you have got the necessary information about sugar free ice cream. I have enlisted 2 recipes, but you can make your own sugar free ice cream recipes. So what are you waiting for? Go and try it out today! Enjoy and all the best.

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