Very Strawberry Ice Cream
Strictly Sweet Low Carbohydrate Recipes
Very strawberry ice cream is brimming with strawberry flavor with both fresh and frozen strawberries plus sugar free strawberry jello.
1-1/2 cups strawberries, washed and hulled OR
1-1/2 cups frozen whole strawberries (no sugar added)
1-1/2 cups whipping cream
1-1/2 cups half and half
1 small package sugar free Strawberry Jello
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup Splenda
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons gycerine
1 tablespoon liquid lecithin
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
Finely chop strawberries. (If using frozen, partially defrost, then chop in food processor when they are soft enough to be pierced with a sharp knife.) This will yield approximately 1 cup of chopped berries. Reserve.
Combine cream and half and half in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture begins to warm, gradually add the Jello, sprinkling a bit at a time over the surface, and continuously whisking until completely blended. When all of the Jello has been added, continue to cook until the mixture almost boils, about 3 to 4 more minutes. Reduce heat to low.
Meanwhile, beat yolks and Splenda in a small bowl until well blended. Add the Vanilla extract, and beat about 1 minute, until smooth. Add 4 to 5 tablespoons of the hot cream to the egg yolks, a tablespoon at a time, stirring after each addition until combined. Gradually add the egg yolk mixture to the cream mixture, stirring continuously to prevent the eggs from curdling. Cook over low heat until slightly thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon, about 3 to 4 minutes. Place mixture in a covered container and refrigerate overnight. Cool completely.
When cool, add reserved strawberries and mix until well combined. Turn the machine on. Pour the strawberry mixture into the freezer bowl, and let mix until mixture thickens, about 20 - 25 minutes.
**Any berries can be substituted for the Strawberries. The key is to make sure you have at least one full cup of chopped berries. You may have to adjust the sweetener, as some berries are more tart than others.
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