|Yes, that is a hole, where a strawberry plant used to be...|
Well, I needed a break from the planting and weeding, and an indoor activity so Tek would leave the plants alone. I have been craving ice cream and have had to actively talk myself out of getting ice cream at Cold Stone, I was in the store this weekend and turned myself around. So I made some Keto safe ice cream and I can have it anytime I want. This batch made 10 scoops. I had two the first night, because I needed a pretty picture, but now I can pull a scoop out of the freezer and have dessert any night of the week.
The butter pecan is rich, creamy and the toasty pecans are the perfect crunch. This would be really good between two of my favorite flourless chocolate cookies or these chocolate chip cookies. Now I need to make some cookies and try it out.
Just a side note, the sun does not technically set today. It rose at 3:34 but doesn't set until 12:01 tomorrow morning. We also are in a time where we don't really have night. The sun doesn't dip below the horizon enough to give us night, we only have twilight. I love summer.
|Topped with Choczero caramel and more pecans. Delicious!|
Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream
adapted from Sugar Free Mom
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup Swerve confectioners sweetener
5-10 drops liquid stevia vanilla
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2 egg yolks*
2 tsp. maple extract
1 Tbsp. Choczero Maple Pecan sweetener, or more Swerve
1 Tbsp. MCT oil
2 Tbsp. pecans toasted, chopped
*If you do not want to use uncooked egg yolks, you can heat the butter and heavy cream until just before a boil, add swerve and stir until combined. Add 1/2 cup of the cream to the egg yolks, whisking constantly, add 1/2 cup more of the cream-butter to the eggs, then add the cream-egg mixture to the butter-cream mixture, whisking constantly. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Cool in refrigerator for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
10 servings, 242 cal, 25.6 g fat, 1.6 g carbs, 1.6 g protein
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May 31, 2018 Sunrise 3:34am Sunset 12:01am Temp. H 60/ L 40˚F