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URBANREDNEK Posts: 13,445
11/5/19 10:32 A

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Well, if I want ice cream, then I have ice cream --- either homemade or one of the higher quality / minimal ingredient commercial versions.

For an enjoyable cold snack, I purchase minimal ingredient frozen yogurt bars.

For a homemade healthy cold snack or dessert, the frozen banana option (with or without other frozen fruits / berries, and / or some cocoa or nut butter or other flavourings) can be great for those who can handle the carbs.

For those who prefer lower carb, then using avocado instead of the banana with some cocoa and / or nut butters and maybe a few berries can be just as enjoyable. Mixing it with some plain yogurt and some chia or flaxseed (see any of the gazillion options for flaxseed or chia "pudding") and then freezing it makes for a great healthy option.

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11/4/19 4:05 P

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yogurt

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11/4/19 1:57 P

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Nice cream.
My version is banana, vanilla, coffee powder and occasionally cocoa powder.
Or banana and berries.
For company, I add some sweetener.


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11/4/19 9:59 A

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Ice cream is very easy to make. You do need a machine- and not a real fancy one. I use erythritol for the sweetener, as well as frozen fruit. 2% milk will help texture (skim will turn into a harder, less creamy version), and some Greek yogurt also helps (again, %2). I aim for lower glycemic index fruits... so no bananas here, unless I eat just a banana, and combine it with a lower GI meal.

That said, there are some good sugar free commercial ice creams out there. Baskin-Robins has good sugar free stuff. So do some of the grocery store brands.

Another option- a single serving 'cup' like we used to get at school. Portion control is often more important than the ingredients. I don't like a lot of texture enhancers or artificial sweeteners- so I either do my version, or get the little cups.

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11/3/19 9:19 A

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I make berry “ice cream”. I use frozen berries, partially thawed blended up with some banana.

I’ll mix up a big batch and freeze in 1/2 cup portions.

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11/3/19 8:11 A

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I also vote for either frozen bananas or yogurt 😂👏

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11/3/19 8:01 A

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Personally, I don't find anything wrong with real ice cream....just a proper serving of it, which can be the challenge. Once in a blue moon, I will treat myself to a banana split from Dairy Queen. On the annual Miracle Treat Day, where a portion of proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network, I get a blizzard. I have learned I really can't keep it in the house because I overeat it.

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11/3/19 4:18 A

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I make my own with frozen bananas too!

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11/2/19 6:11 P

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Replace with yogurt



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11/2/19 5:35 P

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I have discovered a new way for me to replace my ice cream.
I made, a smoothie the other day. blueberries, strawberries, yogurt, milk
after I poured me a glass I put the rest into a bowl and place the lid on it. then I placed it in the freezer. I remembered it today. I took it out and am now enjoying it as an ice cream. delicious.
any other ideas of how to replace ice cream?

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