With all of the added stress going on in today’s world, I have been having a serious craving for ice cream. Funny thing is I haven’t had ice cream in over 2 years and honestly haven’t missed it. But all of a sudden, after dinner every night I get this overwhelming desire to stick my face into a tub of creamy, frozen milk!
Since I do not eat sugar, I started brainstorming a recipe for a way to relieve this craving (they say the only way to get rid of a craving is to just eat it). My version couldn’t have any sugar, and i don’t have any fancy ice cream gadgets, so it also had to be super simple….and quick! I wanted ice cream now!
So after going through my fridge and making an inventory of what I had on hand, I came up with this incredible and easy way to make ice cream that you can eat in a half hour!! Whoa hoo!!!
I used lemon because it is one of my favourites, and also because it is what I had on hand. But I imagine you can use anything in the recipe! Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cocoa, coconut, whatever your poison is!
Sugar Free Lemon Ice Cream
Makes 12 small portions (I eat two in a sitting)
- 6 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp butter (softened)
- 1/2 cup sweetener (I use monk fruit)
- Juice from half of a lemon
- Grated lemon rind from 1 full lemon
These measurements were absolutely perfect for me, but feel free to play around a little. Maybe less sweetener or more lemon! The recipe is super simple, so it is pretty hard to mess up.
Once I had all of my ingredients in my mixing bowl, it was as easy as turning it on the whipping setting and scraping the sides and bottom to make sure everything was incorporated.
Once all of the lumps were gone, I scooped it into individual servings on a tray using parchment paper. You can also put it in a container to scoop out just like ice cream, but I wanted it to freeze fast so I could eat it as soon as possible!!
Place in freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes for individual servings or 60-90 minutes for a container. Once they are frozen, take out and let sit for a couple of minutes….then eat!
***Authors note: one of the best parts of this recipe is licking the bowl! Do not miss out on this opportunity!!