Low Carb, Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream {THM-S, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free}

Low Carb, Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream {THM-S, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free}


I recently bought an ice cream maker, (Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White ) and I must say it was a life-changing experience! The one I purchased was one of the newer ones – no salt or ice required, and my ice cream is ready in about 20 minutes! Now that’s what I’m talking about – creamy, delicious, guilt free ice cream in less than half an hour? Count me in!

When I was trying to find ice cream recipes, I kept seeing instructions like “refrigerate for four hours” or “place in refrigerator overnight.” I told my husband, “I can’t wait four hours for ice cream! I need some now!” (I know, I know, call me impatient if you must!)

Many low carb ice creams rely on cottage cheese and almond milk – and while those variations are good, I wanted a “real” ice cream texture and mouth feel. So, I headed to the kitchen, did some experimentation, and came up with this amazing recipe. I couldn’t believe it when I tasted it – it tastes like “real” (read sugar-laden) ice cream! I was in love!

Low Carb, Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream

{THM-S, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free}

Recipe:

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1 Tbl vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbl vegetable glycerin (optional – helps  keep it “scoop-able”)

In a blender, blend the cottage cheese and half & half until completely smooth. This step is very important – nobody wants cottage cheese lumps in their ice cream – Gross! Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Pour into your ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers instructions (mine only took about 25 minutes). Transfer to a freezer safe container and keep airtight in the freezer.  If you do not add the vegetable glycerin, you will want to set the ice cream on the counter for a few minutes to soften.


That’s it! 30 minutes, and you can have your own delicious, sweet, creamy homemade ice cream! (Guilt-free, too!) The add-ins or toppings are endless! We like to top our with this AMAZING caramel sauce!


And maybe a few Lily’s chocolate chips!

This would also be delicious with Easy Berry Syrup/Sauce {THM-FP, Sugar free, Gluten free, Low Carb}

Check out my chocolate ice cream recipe!

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Links below are to THM Gentle Sweet (The recommended sweetener), the ice cream maker I use, the recommended (but optional) vegetable glycerin,  and a handy dandy ice cream tub in which to keep your frozen goodies!

Favorite Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies {THM-S, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free}


Ah, who doesn’t like a chocolate chip cookie? My family has a recipe we love — you know THE recipe (with 2 cups of shortening, 3 cups of sugar and 2 bags of chocolate chips)! This is obviously not in my trim healthy eating plan!

I have had this Nutiva shortening in my pantry for quite some time, but I was never quite sure how to use it. This week I had the sudden inspiration to revamp my old chocolate chip cookie standbye recipe!


Favorite Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

    • 1/3 cup low carb brown sugar (I use this one from Gwen’s Nest)
    • 1/3 cup Erithyritol
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp. Mineral salt
    • 1 tsp. Vanilla
    • 1 cup THM Baking Blend
    • 1/2 cup Lily’s chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F

Cream shortening, “brown sugar” and Erithyritol until smooth. Add eggs and beat well. Add baking soda, mineral salt, vanilla and Baking Blend and beat until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a cookie scoop, place dough on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-11 minutes.


They will be quite soft when they come out of the oven, but they will firm up after a couple of hours.


Do you have a favorite recipe you have converted to THM? I’d love to hear about it!

If you are unsure of where to buy the Nutiva shortening, you may purchase it through the link provided above (and I will receive a small commission to support the blog). Thanks!

Suggested products for this recipe:

Nutiva Red Palm Shortening Organic Superfood, 15 oz.

Now Foods Erythritol Powder


Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend

Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips


OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop