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Making my own Sugar Free Flavored Syrups

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I’m experimenting with making my own sugar free flavored syrup–like DaVinci’s.  I’m using my Capella flavor drops, water and splenda. My first batch came out great. Super simple. I found a recipe somewhere (?) and tried it—1 cup water-boil in microwave, add 1 cup equiv. of sweetener-I used 1 splenda quikpak, and 10 drops flavor drops. Stir and let cool. I’m storing it in the fridge. I’ve used it in my coffee and in one of my ice cream recipes.

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May 31, 2008 at 6:58 pm

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HOMEMADE SUGAR FREE LOW CARB PINA COLADA ICE CREAM

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I made some yummy ice cream…………Pina Colada flavored!! I’m continuing my experiments with my new ice cream maker!! This time my ice cream base recipe is a tweaked version of one I heard on the Martha Stewart Radio Channel.
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups of my homemade low carb "milk"
12 drops of Sweetzfree or 1/3-1/2 cup splenda
2 tsp sugar free fruit preserves
heat all this on the stove and simmer 10 minutes-do not boil
strain
let cool and put in fridge 8 hours
 
when ready to make ice cream I added 9 drops of coconut flavor drops and about 1/2 tsp vanilla
I added 1/4 cup crushed unsweetened pineapple toward the end of the churning.
It was ready in about 25-30 minutes
Per 1/2 cup serving
Approx carbs   4
Approx calories   104
Total recipe
carbs-22
calories-627

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May 30, 2008 at 8:45 am

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Interesting article

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Dr. Michael R. Eades is the best selling author of Protein Power.
The post is titled….Low-carb and calories
What I got out of this article–have to look at the calories too!

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May 29, 2008 at 6:10 pm

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How about some homemade sugar free BANANA SPLIT ICE CREAM!

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I whipped up some ‘scream! Oh my–this stuff is seriously great!! I made the basic homemade ice cream recipe. I added 1 banana and a handful of frozen strawberries that were chopped in the old food processor for a couple of seconds. Here’s a couple of pix to drool over….. Next time I will use only 1/2 of a banana (if any) and some of my Capella Banana flavor drops. That will lower the carb count. An ice cream store owner was on Martha Stewart Channel while I was driving from one school to the other today. He makes his own "gelato" in New York. He gave some good tips that I intend to try out.
Danny gave my ice cream 2 thumbs up!

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May 28, 2008 at 8:10 pm

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Sugar Free Strawberry microwave shortcake

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We were yearnin for something a little sweet the other day.  I decided to whip up a microwave strawberry shortcake.  I used fresh strawberries, sugar free strawberry glaze, light whipping cream, and a minute muffin.  I whipped up a microwave muffin using almond meal as my flour.  It was very tasty!

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May 27, 2008 at 6:11 pm

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It’s back to work Tuesday

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Didn’t want to get up this morning-didn’t want to get dressed-didn’t want to get in the car-didn’t want to go to work-didn’t want to sit at the computer all day to print out hundreds of progress reports-

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May 27, 2008 at 6:06 pm

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Panna Cotta

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I decided to make some Panna Cotta. I got this recipes from Linda’s site…  http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/index.html. Linda gave this recipe 5 stars- her highest rating. 

This recipe has 3 ingredients- unflavored gelatin, Da Vinci sugar free syrup, and heavy cream. It was very easy to make. I don’t have much experience with unflavored gelatin, but I had no problems with the gelatin softening.  I had never tried Panna Cotta before.  It is very smooth and creamy. 

This is very tasty!! I used Caramel DaVinci’s and it is yummy.

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May 26, 2008 at 10:05 am

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