KETO LOW-CARB MAPLE-WALNUT FROZEN CUSTARD
This Keto Low-Carb Maple-Walnut Frozen Custard is delicious all year round!
I was never a fan of vanilla ice cream. Chocolate all the way. However, I tasted frozen vanilla custard for the first time at an ice cream shop in York, Pennsylvania. Frozen custard can be created in 1919 in Coney Island in New York. Ice cream vendors Archie and Elton Kohr discovered that when they added egg yolks to ice cream, it had a smoother texture. The addition of egg yolks helped the ice cream stay cold longer. This was a fabulous discovery to help their frozen dessert stay cold on hot summer days along the Coney Island boardwalk. The treat made its way to Chicago for the World’s Fair in 1933, where it was quickly adopted as a regional specialty.
I fell in love with this frozen dessert right away. Frozen custard is different from ice cream. It’s the cooking. The process that makes this dessert taste so special.
My husband is not a big fan of ice cream. But he loves frozen custard, too. It has a whole different flavour because the egg yolks are slowly blended and cooked with the cream.
This recipe is called French Vanilla rather than just vanilla because in the making of ice cream if egg yolks are added it’s called the “French” recipe. Since this custard contains egg yolks I decided to call this custard French Vanilla!
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO LOW-CARB MAPLE-WALNUT FROZEN CUSTARD?
The addition of egg yolks (from pasture raised chickens) to cream (or full-fat coconut milk) and sweetener add more protein, calcium, and potassium to this Keto Low-Carb Maple-Walnut Frozen Custard. Pasture-raised egg yolks are known to be highly nutritious compared to those from caged hens. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. The nutritional value of pasture-raised egg yolks is largely due to the hens’ diet, which is rich in natural food sources such as insects, plants, and seeds. The yolk of a pasture-raised egg is packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin A is crucial for maintaining healthy vision and immune system function, while vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and supports bone health. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that protects cells from damage, and vitamin K plays a vital role in blood clotting. In addition to vitamins, pasture-raised egg yolks are also rich in minerals such as iron, phosphorus, and selenium. Iron is essential for healthy blood cell production, while phosphorus is necessary for strong bones and teeth. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent cellular damage and supports thyroid function. Consequently, pasture-raised egg yolks are a highly nutritious food source that can provide a wide range of health benefits. Incorporating them into your diet can help ensure that you are getting the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to function optimally.
WHAT IS THE FLAVOR PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB MAPLE-WALNUT FROZEN CUSTARD?
The predominant taste sensations in Keto Low-Carb Maple-Walnut Frozen Custard are richness (fattiness) and sweetness. The texture is velvety and ice-cold, adding to the mouth feel and pleasure.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB MAPLE-WALNUT FROZEN CUSTARD?
If you want to partner wine with your Keto Low-Carb Maple-Walnut Frozen Custard, you have a couple of options. In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up your carbs on a glass of wine. Why add the extra carbs to your meal when you can find zero carb wines! You have a couple of options:
- Drink whatever wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish. Enjoy your wine the way you like it.
- If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to match the sweetness. Add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit sweetener to your glass of wine. Choose a white like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet. So they taste great with the added sweetener. The wine’s sweetness will complement the sweetness in the dessert.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ICE CREAM AND FROZEN CUSTARD?
While ice cream is classically made from milk or cream and sweetener, the Keto Low-Carb Maple-Walnut Frozen Custard is prepared with cream, sweetener, and egg yolks. During the preparation, the simmer custard, when added, heats without cooking the yolks, thus ensuring that they are not raw. The yolks thicken the custard.
WHAT DAIRY DO YOU USE TO PREPARE YOUR KETO LOW-CARB MAPLE-WALNUT FROZEN CUSTARD?
Your Keto Low-Carb Maple-Walnut Frozen Custard can be made with cream or full-fat coconut milk. It will thicken with the added egg yolks. You can sweeten your custard with a natural sweetener like Swerve granular or brown sugar, stevia or erythritol. You can also make custard using coconut yogurt rather than milk or cream.
WHAT FLAVORS OF KETO FROZEN CUSTARD CAN YOU MAKE?
Can you make other flavours other than the Keto Low-Carb Maple-Walnut Frozen Custard? The answer is yes! At the bulk food store, you can buy different sugar-free extracts to flavour your custard, such as rum, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, etc. Some of the countless frozen custard flavour combinations include the following”
- Earl Grey
- Dark Chocolate
- Lemon or Lime
- Crème Brulee Cupcakes
- Crème Brulee Pie
- Lemon Honey (using bee pollen)
- Yogurt with Berries
- Sesame seeds
- Peanut Butter & Chocolate
- Maple Walnut
- Butter Pecan
The list is endless…
WHAT KETO LOW-CARB DESSERT RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
OMG, the Ninja NC301 CREAMi Ice Cream Maker is the BEST appliance I’ve bought for myself to support my Keto diet. I stand behind this product 100%. I eat healthy high protein, sugar-free ice cream every night. I experiment with different ingredient combinations all the time. I purchased 5 additional containers so that I can make a week’s worth of ice cream at one time. I’ve made ice cream with cottage cheese and almond milk with protein powder; tofu with almond milk and protein powder; fat-free plain yogurt with almond milk and sugar-free jello and more! The machine shaves frozen pints perfectly with its one-touch programs.. You can prepare ice cream, sorbet, gelato, milkshake, smoothie bowl, lite ice cream and more. Prep your base, freeze overnight, process, and enjoy!
Sometimes it takes more than one spin to get your desired texture. Select the re-spin function if, after processing, you want your processed treat softer and creamier. This unit is ONLY compatible with the Ninja CREAMi NC299 and NC300 pint accessories. It will NOT fit the NC100, NC200 or NC500 Series pints.
With the Ninja Creami you can enjoy healthy treats that taste just as good as regular ice cream loaded in bad saturated fat, sugar, and preservatives.
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