Best Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream, and Both No-Churn

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream from gnom-gnom.com

No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream from gnom-gnom.com

 Photos are from the gnom-gnom website. I don’t own an ice cream scoop :mrgreen: 

Gnom-Gnom.com is one of my favorite websites. Paola van der Hulst, the site author, has created some of the most delicious keto-friendly recipes on the internet, and I’m a daily visitor. If you’ve never visited her site, I strongly encourage you to hike on over there, and be prepared to be amazed!

My husband loves chocolate marshmallow ice cream, but the only local grocer who carried it discontinued this flavor a year ago. I’ve tried Rocky Road, Turtle Tracks, and any other chocolate ice cream that contained marshmallow sauce, but they also contain candy and nuts. These are not winning combinations for my husband.

I had a quart of heavy whipping cream in the fridge, and the expiration date was nearing so I decided to make some vanilla ice cream using the gnom-gnom recipe. Oh my goodness! This stuff was so silky smooth and delicious. The only change I made was using vanilla bean paste instead of vanilla bean or vanilla extract. I had my husband try it and he said, “Oh, this is good ice cream!” The only change I will make for the next batch is to add some extra vanilla extract because I don’t believe the vanilla bean paste had enough alcohol to prevent a hard freeze. No problem, though, as I just take the ice cream out of the freezer about 20 minutes before it’s time to eat it.

The next day I made the chocolate ice cream (using only 2 tbsp cocoa powder), threw in 2 tbsp vodka (anti-freeze), and added some marshmallow ice cream sauce (not keto but it was also in the fridge) between layers of chocolate. He’s eaten most of it, and it makes about a quart. The next time I make it, I’m going to make a “marshmallow” sauce (sugar free) to add in. Every time my husband eats some of that ice cream he says, “I really like this ice cream”.  I really like Paolo for coming up with this recipe! 🙂 

 

 

 

 

 

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