Yep. I mean what else are we going to talk about on a chilly Monday morning in January, right? He he.
I’m not even going to get all chatty about the weekend happenings (even though I really want to) because we’ve got something more important to talk about.
40 calorie ice cream made with Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Vanilla.
First of all, since we’re talking ice cream this morning (and just to be a bit of a tease), do you see this amazing cake batter protein shake I whipped up last night?
Um, yeah. Love those spur of the minute creations that turn out well. Recipe to come later tonight or tomorrow (probably when I’m drinking it again which will happen sooner than later). Ha ha.
I even posted it here late at night on Instagram because I was so darn excited. I’m also fairly certain that I dreamt about it. It’s a little protein twist on my low calorie ice cream. Actually, I’m already planning on sipping it again tonight while watching The Biggest Loser. Anyone else plan ahead with some healthy treats to enjoy while watching that show?
Well, just in case you do. I have a new complete version of nondairy, low calorie ice cream for you.
I’ve been making the Creamy Dreamy Non Dairy Ice Cream for a while, but have recently been topping it with a newer, easier version of the cookie dough crumble that uses almondmilk instead of applesauce.
I first tried making the cookie dough with just almondmilk out of laziness to be honest. I wanted to make it, but didn’t want to walk to the pantry to get some applesauce and we always have almond milk on hand and readily available (and yeah, it was just one of those nights). I grabbed some Silk Pure Almond® Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk and thought I’d see what happened.
I’m so glad I did. A new amazing cake batter cookie dough was born.
Obviously it was added to a little homemade almondmilk ice cream.
Obviously you need the combination of these two things in your life as soon as possible.
Obviously I have a really awesome video to share with you.
We get to make this ice cream together. How fun!
This is kind of a big deal because this video isn’t on my YouTube Channel, it’s on Silk’s YouTube Channel. That’s right, they have a cool YouTube channel and this silly mama is on there. So darn exciting! Hang out with us for just 2 minutes, yes?
The recipe for this ice cream is pretty much the same as my original one, but here it is again just in case you haven’t tried it yet.
Cake Batter Cookie Dough Ice Cream
2 packets of sweetener or 2 tablespoons sugar (I use Stevia packets)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon butter and nut flavored extract (or butter extract)
1/16 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients and pour into ice cube trays. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
When ready to make the ice cream you will need:
Additional ¼ cup Silk Pure Almond® Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum (optional, for thickening)
¼ teaspoon guar gum (optional, for thickening)
Put the frozen cubes with the additional 1/4 cup almondmilk in blender. Blend it well. The Vitamix works wonders here. Then add 1/4 teaspoon guar gum and 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum. Continue to blend well until it gets thick and smooth. It usually takes a while and some various blender speed changes. Be patient.
Cake Batter Cookie Dough Crumble
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar substitute (or regular sugar)
1/16 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons Silk Pure Almond® Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk
Mix all ingredients together until coconut flour absorbs most of the almondmilk and it becomes a dough-like consistency. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
Oh man. I really don’t know what to say about this dessert. Obviously I don’t hide the fact that I’m a volume eater and I love that this huge healthy dessert can be created for not that many calories with the use of unsweetened almondmilk.
If you use non calorie sugar substitute, the calories for the ice cream are just those in the almondmilk itself. That nutritional information can be found here on the Silk website. For one serving of this huge bowl of just the ice cream, it’s roughly 40 calories.
Here’s the nutritional information for the Cake Batter Cookie Dough. (I used MyFitnessPal.com to figure it out.)
I love this for so many reasons. It’s my go to dessert when I’m craving a huge bowl of ice cream and don’t want the extra calories or the tummy troubles that full fat dairy ice cream brings me.
The cookie dough crumble can also be put on other things like Greek yogurt, oatmeal, roasted kabocha squash, etc.
Okay, that’s all friends because this ice cream is just that important. You know you want to make it right now. He he.
I’ll be back later with that protein shake and to catch up on the regular STUFT happenings around here. Friends, we found the coolest thing ever in our backyard yesterday. I can’t wait to tell you! Yippee!
Did it feel like we were hanging out together in the kitchen? More videos are in the works.
Who’s watching The Biggest Loser tonight?
Have you ever made homemade ice cream?
*FitFluential LLC compensated me for the campaign. All opinions are my own (as is the stellar videographer work- ha).