Sugar-free, THM-S, Keto, Kid-approved
Ice-Cream…The Easy Treat
Let me just say, that I have not really made a lot of homemade ice-cream, ever. I have no idea why the heck not! It really is very easy, especially if you have a Vitamix blender (shameless plug;).
This post is mostly pictures of my amazingly handsome boys devouring this ice-cream. I couldn’t help myself.
You see, I just got my 50 mm camera lens, and it just takes too good of pictures to not practice with it!
My boys had so much taking the pictures, but they especially loved eating my “prop” strawberries (for my food photography), along with the actual ice-cream. It was awesome to just sit and watch them enjoy this decadent treat, and secretly know how good it was for them!
They picked at the strawberries and smacked their lips as they thoroughly enjoyed their treat.
They had no idea that this ice-cream was actually healthy. They eat everything I make for them, but they especially love when mommy makes them treats!
This my Justus boy. He is 6 years old. He is so silly, and loves attention. He is my little creative boy. He loves art, and can spend hours playing by himself.
This is my Josiah David. He is 4 years old. He is my crazy ball of energy, but he has his serious moments. Especially when he’s getting his picture taken.
This boy! This is my oldest boy, Jesse. He will be 8 years old next month. His sweet heart melts mine almost every day. He is the most caring and loving boy you’ll ever meet.
I know, I know….you’re sitting there going, “holy crap! look at those eyes!” Trust me, they get it wherever they go. They got their handsome eyes from their daddy, who I’m head over heels for. You can see why :).
Have you ever wondered how you got so blessed? I do, almost every day. I know that my husband, these boys, my baby girl, and even the ability to stay home with them and make them healthy food…it is all a gift. A HUGE AMAZING GIFT. It truly is. I am positively and amazingly blessed!
I actually wanted to make a vanilla “custard” ice-cream, but ended up making it into a strawberry version of that. I was looking for something sweet on my fuel cycle (THM week long fat burning diet), and I started to put something together. This is the recipe that came out. So, I guess you could say that it technically is a custard ice-cream.
Custard ice-creams a type of ice-cream that is old fashioned. Its kind of how they used to make ice-cream, before ice-cream became so processed.
“One early commercialization of frozen custard was in Coney Island, New York in 1919, when ice cream vendors Archie and Elton Kohr found that adding egg yolks to ice creamcreated a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer. In their first weekend on the boardwalk, they sold 18,460 cones.” -Wikapedia.com
The eggs are what make it a THM S. It’s a great way to eat a scrumptious dessert, while staying “on plan”.
So, without further adieu….Here is the recipe!
Serves Serves a large family
15 minPrep Time
3 hr, 30 Total Time
- 6 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 6 eggs
- 1 bag frozen strawberries (about 4 cups)
- 1/2 cup gentle sweet (or preferred sweetener)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbs glucomannan
- dash of salt
- In your blender: blend the eggs, almond milk and vanilla until smooth.
- In a large pot: add blended mixture and cook on medium-high heat until mixture becomes bubbly.
- Whisk often while heating.
- Before the mixture becomes bubbly, add your glucomannan, sweetener and dash of salt.
- Continue whisking until bubbly.
- Once the mixture gets frothy and bubbly, turn off heat and let cool.
- Once cooled, put in large Tupperware, and stick in freezer for a few hours.
- Don't freeze the mixture solid.
- Take out of freezer once the mixture has become very cold, but not frozen.
- Add mixture to blender and add frozen strawberries.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve with extra strawberries or plain.