Prep 1 min
Cook 1 min
- 1 cup low-carb milk
- 5 strawberries (fruit of your choice strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or all 3 mixed together) or 10 blueberries (fruit of your choice strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or all 3 mixed together) or 10 raspberries (fruit of your choice strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or all 3 mixed together)
- 1 (1 g) packet Splenda sugar substitute (optional) or 1 (4 g) packet sugar (optional) or 1 (1 g) packet Equal sugar substitute (optional)
- You will need: 1 SMALL Cuisinart (If you are making this for a party, then large Cuisinart would work. But if this is just for you use the small Cuisinart).
- Dump berries into the Cuisinart first.
- Add the packet of sweetener of your choice.
- (If you don't like sweets too much, you can skip this step.).
- Cover the berries and sweetener with the Carb Countdown Dairy beverage.
- Leave enough space under the lid because this stuff REALLY, REALLY fluffs up!
- Put the cover on and Blend in short spurts.
- About 30-60 seconds depending on how smooth you want the fruit to be.
- The longer you blend this the fluffier this will come out.
- For a beverage, scoop this out into a glass and pour some more Carb Countdown directly into glass to thin out mixture and drink.
- For a "Cool Whip" like topping, take a spatula and scrape out the mixture and add to your dessert and smooth out artistically to make a beautiful, tasty topping.
- To make this into ice cream, scrape out mixture and pour into a bowl and place in freezer for 30-60 minutes depending on how firm you like your ice cream.
- Eat and enjoy.
I introduced this to my mom and sister and it has become a staple in our house. I HAVE TO HAVE my strawberry smoothie whenever Carb Countdown is on sale.
This makes a great, simple snack; as a smoothie, it is fat-free (when fat-free Hood is used) and VERY low-calorie. The Hood Carb Countdown milk becomes much creamier than regular or soy milk, making it ideal for a whipped smoothie. I initially tried to make the Cool Whip version with strawberries, but left it in the freezer for too long, so it was a bit frostier than I had hoped. :x My favorite way to enjoy this treat is as a frothy smoothie made with frozen banana chunks instead of berries.
I have to say...I was doubting that this would really make a cool-whip type mix, but I tried it and I have to say it works! However, I discovered that it only whips up into the cool whip texture when the Hood Countdown Beverage is cold. Let it warm on the counter a little and all you will get is a yummy shake type drink. Still, I am definately putting this recipe in my "Tried and True" cookbook. Thank you so much for posting.