Healthy Ice Cream: Can You Actually Eat This Treat If You Are on a Diet?

by Gabby
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Can you live without ice cream during Summer? No matter the age, I am sure this can really break your heart. But you also want that Summer body that we all dream about… So, what should you do? Fortunately, we live in days where there are a lot of innovations. Healthy ice cream is one of them! Yes, that’s right! In the article today, we are going to show you one of the best recipes that you can enjoy in the hottest season. Also check out how to serve your healthy ice cream and can you eat it while on a diet.

Healthy Ice Cream Recipe: Turmeric Chai Latte

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Have you heard about one of the biggest trends in the healthy lifestyle world? I introduce you the Nice Cream! What is a Nice Cream? As you can tell from the name, it is a type of ice cream that is super easy to make and it is also ideal for people who have allergies or intolerance to dairy products. Usually, the nice cream is made from frozen bananas, as they are the main ingredient. Starting from there, you can add other ingredients that you love to get this fruity mixture. Today, I am going to show you how to make a Turmeric Chai Latte Nice Cream! Why Turmeric? Because it is very beneficial for the health and a lot of celebrities, like Bella Hadid, are having it in their smoothies daily.

Calories per serve: 78.5 

Ingredients for 4 nice popsicles:

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric (ground)
  • A tiny pinch of saffron (optional)
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground cardamon
  • A pinch of ground ginger]
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
  • A tiny pinch of ground black pepper
  • almonds or pistachio to garnish

Preparation:

  1. First, grab a small bowl and combine your coffee with 2 tablespoons of water. Mix well, until the coffee is completely dissolved.
  2. Put the bananas in a food processor. Now add the coffee as well.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and process it until you have a smooth and creamy mixture.
  4. Divide the mixture into your ice cream forms and place a wooden ice cream stick. With this mixture you can make about 4 nice creams, they should look like what is shown on the photo above.
  5. Freeze for about 1 hour. Garnish with nuts or drizzle with honey.

Read also: If you want to eat delicious food that is beneficial for you, check out healthy dinner ideas that will change your lifestyle!

Ice Cream for Diabetics

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Have you tried making your own sugar-free ice cream at home? Let me show you one of the easiest recipes that you can try out, suitable for diabetics. You can enjoy it during Summer and you are going to need just a few ingredients. Check them out!

Calories per serving: 672

Ingredients for 2 servings: 

  • 160 g (0.67 cups) almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 350 g (1.5 cups) heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon stevia
  • 1/2 tablespoon allulose syrup or powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • a tiny pinch of kosher salt

Preparation:

  1. Grab a bowl and put the cream cheese inside. Whisk it until smooth.
  2. Take a pan and combine the milk, heavy cream, allulose syrup or powder, stevia and vanilla extract. Whisk and leave the mixture to boil for about 4 minutes. You should whisk the entire time. Then add the xanthan gum and stir well. Add the salt and mix well. Gradually stir until everything is mixed together.
  3. Prepare a large bowl with iced water.
  4. Get the pan and place it in the large bowl with the iced water. Stir well until the mixture is cold.
  5. You can place the mixture into ice cream forms or simply freeze it for about 3 hours. Enjoy!

Can Ice Cream Be Considered Healthy?

Ice cream can be considered healthy if you are making it yourself at home, with ingredients that you know can benefit you. If you are looking to find healthy ice cream at the store, you have to find brands that are specialized in making it. If you are on a low-sugar diet, then I suggest counting the calories and the nutrition first, before eating it.

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Is It Healthier to Make Your Own Ice Cream?

It is definitely healthier if you get used to making the ice cream at home. Why is it healthier? Because you know exactly the ingredients you are going to use, and you can easily count the calories. Also, homemade ice cream is mainly made from frozen fruits, which contain a lot of vitamins and minerals.

Read also: Discover all the benefits from these recipes for green juice that you can enjoy every day!

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