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In our house, we LOVE ice-cream! Do you?

I think probably!

We all know that eating store bought ice cream does nothing for your middle or fat loss goals.

There are times when nothing will do but your favorite flavor – our household’s favorite is mint chocolate chip. Here is our best lower calorie ice cream recipe we have ever made.  And it has no sugar alcohol.  (I’ve found that the sugar alcohols interfere with a lot of people’s ability to lose fat, and are only OK in ice cream.) 


2 cups cream
¼ cup water
1tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp mint extract
pinch of salt
green food coloring (optional, only if you want it to be green, otherwise it will be yellow because of the egg yolks)
3 egg yolks
½ cup  Splenda
½ cup of chopped sugar-free chocolate (I like dark)

Yields 4 servings. Approximately 218 calories a serving (depends on your choice of chocolate!)


1.  In a microwave safe bowl, heat cream and water until steaming (2min).
2.  While cream is heating, mix everything but the chocolate together well.  Add to hot cream and return to microwave until steaming, but NOT boiling (1min).
3.  Follow instructions on your

ice cream maker.  Be sure to add chocolate half way through the process.

-Alternatively you can do the old plastic bag and salt method. Take a large resealable plastic bag, combine ice (3 cups) and salt (1/3 cup). Place small bag full of your ice cream mixture inside the bigger bag and shake vigorously, 7 to 10 minutes, until ice cream has hardened.

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