Diabetic Friendly Pecan Ice Cream

X-Men series has always been my all time favorite. Halle Berry is known for her magnificent role in X-Mean, Catwoman, Die Another Day etc. I am a huge fan of her, especially after knowing about her battle with diabetes. She says regular exercise and healthy diet are good ways of tackling with Diabetes. The first step taken by her was to consume diet that’s low in fat, not processed and low in carbohydrates as well as sugar. She cut down the desserts, processed or junk food and adopted a whole new way of eating.

Pecan Ice Cream

Pecan Ice Cream

Halle Berry started with lots of fresh veggies, chicken, fish and pasta. She stopped intake of red meat and eliminated consuming various fruits because of the sugar content. She loves having grilled fish and garlic mashed potato plus vinegar and salt crisps. Though Halle prefers salty to sweet, butter pecan ice cream is something she loves. Christmas is here and I have something for everyone. Let’s start with Diabetic friendly Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

Ingredients:-

3/4 cup Pecans,

3 large Egg Yolks,

½ cup low-fat Milk,

2 cups low-fat Cream,

1/8 teaspoon Sea salt,

¾ cup Sugar Free Syrup,

1/3 cup Artificial Sweetener,

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract,

1 ½ tablespoons low-fat Butter.

Preparation Method:-

  1. Chop pecans. In a skillet, melt butter over moderate heat, until foam subsides. Toast pecans in butter, stir occasionally, until golden and fragrant for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt to taste.

  2. Cool pecans and chill in a plastic bag. Buttered pecans may be made 3-4 days ahead and chilled.

  1. In a heavy saucepan, mix cream, artificial sweetener, milk, sugar free syrup, and salt. Bring just to a boil, stir occasionally.

  2. In a bowl beat yolks until smooth. Add hot cream mixture to yolks in a slow stream, whisking, and pour into pan. Cook custard over moderately low heat, stirring constantly at 170 D. F.

  3. Pour custard through a sieve into a clean bowl and cool. Stir in extract. Chill custard, its surface covered with plastic wrap, at least 3 hours, or until cold, and up to 1 day.

  4. Freeze custard in an ice-cream maker. Transfer ice cream to a bowl and fold in chilled pecans. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden. Ice cream may be made 1 week ahead. Enjoy!

    Halle Berry Enjoying Ice-cream

    Halle Berry Enjoying Ice-cream

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Sweet Snowy Strawberry Ice Cream Cake Recipe

The rich and creamy strawberry cake gets more mushy and enticing, with the ice-cream blend. Home baked strawberry sponge cake, filled with strawberries, and at last covered by vanilla ice-cream plus garnished with even more strawberries, gives ultimate satisfaction to the sweet tooth.

Strawberry flavor itself lights up the festive spirit whether it’s Christmas or New Year. The dreamy spongy ice cream cake is gonna be like a dream come true with addition of raspberry jam. So here we go with the savory recipe of Strawberry Ice Cream Cake.

Sweet Snowy Strawberry Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Sweet Snowy Strawberry Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ingredients:-

10 tablespoons unsalted butter,

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,

1/2 teaspoon salt,

1/4 teaspoon baking powder,

1/4 teaspoon baking soda,

1 cup sugar,

3 large eggs,

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract,

1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk,

1 cup fresh chopped strawberries,

1 tablespoon raspberry jam,

3 pints vanilla ice cream softened.

Preparation Method :-

1. Preheat oven to 350 D F. Apply melted butter and sprinkle flour an 8-inch round cake pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, chopped strawberries, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

3. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Mix in vanilla extract. Combine all the mixture and whip well with hands.

5. Add mixture to the pan. Bake for 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

6. Cool 15 minutes in pan, turn cake out and let cool completely. Using a long serrated knife, halve the cake horizontally.

7. While cake is cooling, combine strawberries and jam in a medium bowl.

8. Add the jam mixture in between the cake halves with butter knife. Cover the entire cake with vanilla ice cream.

9. Spread remaining jam strawberry mixture on the cake. Again add ice cream scoop if desired.

10. Smooth top with the butter knife, and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.

11. Cover with plastic to avoid the cake from frosting. Garnish with sliced strawberries.

12. To serve, remove plastic from pan, unmold cake. Cut slices in triangular shape.

Little girl munching cake on New Year

Little girl delighted by “Strawberry Cake” on New Year

Enjoy the New Year Treat!!!