Keto Coffee Ice Cream – Vegan v4.0

After making ice cream recipes using eggs, heavy whipping cream, almond milk, rice milk and cashew milk I’ve finally settled on a concoction that is easy to make, requires no cooking and is vegan friendly.

I use a coffee grinder to grind normal Erythritol into the powdered version. Using regular Erythritol is good but you’ll have a lot of undissolved granules of Erythritol crystals in the mix though still yummy. I’ve used imported Mt. Hagen instant coffee crystals but I think I like good old-fashioned Folgers Coffee Classic Roast crystals for taste.

Because this ice cream has both caffeine and MCT Oil in it I wouldn’t recommend this as a snack before bedtime as it may keep you awake.

Keto Coffee Ice Cream – Vegan v4.0
By Baron Sekiya

Coffee Ice Cream packed and ready for the freezer.
Coffee Ice Cream packed and ready for the freezer.

Yield: Approx. 9 Half Cup servings

Ingredients
2 13.5oz/400ml Cans cold full fat coconut milk, shake before opening to mix
1/2 to 1 Cup Powdered Erythritol (if making non-keto version use 1 Cup Brown Sugar)
1/4 Cup instant coffee granules
2 Tbsp vanilla extract (non alcohol version)
2 Tbsp MCT Oil (liquid, not powder)
1/4 – 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp Guar Gum

Make sure the freezer for your ice cream maker is well frozen at least 24 hours in advance.

Directions
1. Place coconut milk cans in the refrigerator overnight.
2. Add all ingredients except Salt and Guar Gum to the blender. Taste test the mixture and add up to 1/2 tsp of sea salt, if necessary. The sea salt brings out the sweetness in the sugar. Add Guar Gum which will create a thicker, creamier texture when frozen. Blend all together in your blender.
3. Turn on ice cream maker FIRST, then add the mixture into your ice cream maker and mix for about 30 minutes or until your ice cream turns into a soft serve consistency.
4. Scoop ice cream into a ice cream container (or loaf pan lined with parchment paper), cover and freeze for an hour or two until the ice cream is completely frozen.
5. To eat make sure you leave the container out a few minutes to soften for easier scooping.
6. You can adjust the sweetness in case your choice of sweetener makes it too much/little in sweetness. Erythritol doesn’t dissolve in cold liquids so if you use the granular version it won’t be as smooth.

Scooped into a bowl after the quart being left out to soften first. You know you want some.
Scooped into a bowl after the quart being left out to soften first. You know you want some.
Nutritional data per 1/2 Cup serving. This DOES NOT factor in the sugar alcohols of the sweetener.
Nutritional data per 1/2 Cup serving. This DOES NOT factor in the sugar alcohols of the sweetener.

Keto pizza time

Made a pair of Flaxmeal Crust Pizzas. One using Mozzarella Cheese and a second using Mozzarella and Feta Cheese. I’ve got to admit that the goat cheese topping was pretty darn good.

I ran out of flaxmeal so the personal sized pizzas lasted me a couple of meals. I’ve ordered a bulk supply of flaxmeal via Amazon and I’ll probably make a bunch of crusts, top them and vacuum seal them for freezing. That way anytime I want a pizza I can just take it out of the freezer and pop it into the toaster oven. Just as convenient as typical frozen pizza once the up-front prep work is done.

These pizzas are low-carb compared to their normal pizza cousins and they’re also high fiber.

Flax crust pizza with mozzarella, goat cheese and pepperoni. #keto #paleo #lowcarb #lchf #glutenfree

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Got five minutes? Get a cake!

#keto #paleo #lowcarb #lchf #glutenfree Peanut Butter Mug Cake.

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This recipe is called “1-Minute Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Mug Cake” and it’s relatively simple to make and quick. My microwave usually takes 1.5 minutes to cook these kind of things so I figure about 5 minutes total to mix ingredients, cook and frost. The frosting started to separate slightly since the cake was still very warm. Pretty quick compared to baking a regular cake and frosting. But still 100% delicious. Packed with fiber and less than 10 grams net-carbs.

I cooked it in a ramekin, split it horizontally so I could frost between the layers too. Good stuff.