It has been reeeeeally hot around here this week! And I have been in the mood for some ice cream for quite a while now, so I decided to try to make a batch of some Keto approved ice cream! - Recipe found at Gnom-Gnom.
This recipe requires no ice cream machine and not too many ingredients. If you have been on keto, you probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already!
This turned out more like a gelato, and I am totally fine with that! The main difference between gelato and ice cream is in the texture; gelato is usually denser, creamier and silkier than ice cream. Exactly how I want my ice cram to be!
I chose to make chocolate because I just got some real good quality cocoa powder delivered today and wanted to try to make something with it to test it out. Well, let me tell ya. Wow! The quality of your cocoa powder will make a huge difference here. So try to find a cocoa powder that is non alkalized and as pure as possible! I like Valrhona or Callebaut. I have tried making with these two and I had very similar results. Amazing both times!
It is very rich and amazing on it's own, but I had also made some chocolate chip cookies, and had to have an ice cream sandwich because....why not? All Keto people!!
Keto Dark Chocolate Gelato - 10 scoops
What you will need:
Add coconut milk or evaporated milk, sweetener, cocoa powder and salt to a pan over medium heat and whisk it all together until fully blended (watch out for cocoa powder lumps)
Sprinkle in the xanthan gum and keep mixing until fully combined into the mixture. If there are any lumps left, you can pour the mixture into a blender and or use a hand immersion blender. Keep this mixture simmering until it thickens a bit. Transfer to a container and allow it to cool completely.
Whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form, then add the coffee and mix it together. Mix in the cooled cocoa mixture until fully blended. Adjust the cocoa according to taste
Transfer the gelato into a container with lid and freeze for 5 hours at least. Prior to serving, ice cream might need to sit out for 10 min.
Enjoy! Each scoop only has 2 g net carbs and it is full of fats. Doesn't get much better than this!