Tuesday, February 9, 2016

LCHF Strawberry Ice Cream Bites

Valentine's Day is almost here!  I can't lie, I get crazy excited about Valentine's Day!  I decorate the entire house, and by the time I'm done, it almost looks like Christmas again!  I love trying out new recipes for the holiday, and this one makes me weak in the knees!  These little ice cream bites are reminiscent of "Dibs," and they will CRUSH any sweet-tooth cravings that you have!  They feature a new product that I recently found, called "Johnny Moo Milk Flavoring Drops."  The drops are both calorie and sugar free, and they come in a few different flavors.  Now, I am going to warn you that this can be a time-consuming recipe, but if you work in batches, it's not so bad.  I promise you - these things really are worth the wait!  It should also be noted that you do not have to dip these ice cream bites in chocolate.  I leave half undipped, and they're perfect for scooping about 10 into a small bowl and eating just like ice cream!  If you only dip half of these, only use 4 ounces of chocolate and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.  <3

  1. Mix the heavy whipping cream with the milk flavoring drops with an electric beater (or hand mixer) until the mixture stiffens up like a firm whipped cream.
  2. Line an 8x8 pan with wax paper and spread whipped cream mixture in.
  3. Carefully fold up the sides of the wax paper, to cover the whipped cream mixture.
  4. Place in freezer overnight.
  5. Remove from freezer and pull wax paper (with cream inside) out of pan.  If the paper is stuck, place the bottom of the pan into hot water for a few seconds to loosen.
  6. Cut cream into 64 squares (8x8) and place back in freezer until ready to dip.
  7. Mix the chocolate chips with the coconut oil and microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  8. Let chocolate mixture cool a bit (you don't want it to melt the ice cream).  Once cooled, start dipping your squares into the chocolate, and placing on a foil-lined cookie sheet.  This is where I like to work in batches, dipping about 12-ish squares at a time, leaving the rest in the freezer.
  9. Freeze your ice cream bites until chocolate has firmed, and enjoy straight from the freezer!
NOTE:  If necessary, you may have to reheat your chocolate because the ice cream will thicken it from the cold.

Yields: 64 bites (4 bites per serving)

*Nutritional Information (4 bites dipped in chocolate):

*Nutritional information has been calculated using the MyFitnessPal app.  Sugar alcohols not calculated.

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