When I first inquired about the ketogenic diet, a nurse told me, “It is really hard, you have to drink cream on the diet.”
And that is considered hard? 🙂
Let me just say that I would like to indulge in as much cream as Autumn gets to enjoy!
Autumn often has ice cream shakes several times throughout the week, but almost always on late Sunday afternoons because all her siblings love a big batch of Jamocha shakes for….dinner! We eat a late lunch so the shakes are a late dessert/dinner 🙂
(If Autumn is having “milk” with one of her meals, she just measures out the needed amount of cream, adds a little water and some chocolate stevia drops for a delicious chocolate milk.)
These are the ice cream shake ingredients (Click on “Recipes” tab for exact measurements):
First, measure out your cream and unsweetened coconut milk, then blend it on high until it is no longer runny.
This is what it will look like. Now it doesn’t look like there is much there, but just wait!
Next you add ice cubes and frozen coconut milk cubes.
We have never hooked up our icemaker so they are standard ‘ice cube tray” size. I pour the coconut milk in the tray and freeze them (then store them in ziplock bag), so we always have frozen cubes on hand. The plastic bag contains 3 frozen coconut milk cubes and 3 ice cubes. For some reason the blender (even though it is a Vitamix) does not blend smaller amounts well, so I crush the cubes up with that good old meat mallet before adding them to the blender.
Then measure your cocoa and sweetener of choice. Today, Autumn wanted to have a chocolate raspberry shake..yum..delicious..so we added some Sweetleaf drops. Add a dash of salt, and blend all the yumminess together!
Pour into a favorite festive glass..and….
Enjoy that cream!!!!
Sometimes we have chocolate chip cookies to go with them….and Autumn does too. I will post that recipe soon!