GELATO, LOW SUGAR, LOW FAT VANILLa AND VARIATIONS

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READY IN: 38mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 quart
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In 3-qt saucepan, whisk together xylitol, protein powder, guar powder (OR XANTHAN POWDER), and salt.
  • Beat eggs well. Add to dry ingredients with 1 cup of the milk.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 8 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Add remaining cold milk, vanilla bean paste, and alcohol.
  • Chill at least 6 hours or overnight. Takes about 10 minutes to churn into soft-serve gelato in your ice cream maker. Freeze an additional 1-2 hours before serving, if you like a harder ice cream.
  • *a note about alcohol. Use 1/4 cup spirits such as vodka; or 1/2 cup liqueur such as Baileys due the different alcohol percentage in each.
  • * note to parents* The alcohol keeps the gelato from freezing rock hard when stored in your freezer. If you are giving this to children, please use common sense and do not use the alcohol. Instead, you can remove from the freezer and place in the refrigerator for abut 30 minutes to soften.
  • VARIATIONS: Chocolate: replace protein powder with 3/4 cup cocoa powder. Replace vanilla vodka with 1/2 cup crème de cacao.
  • Chocolate Mint: make chocolate as above but add 4 drops peppermint oil and use crème de menthe for your alcohol. Swirl in 1/4 cup of Magic Shell after churning.
  • Coffee: add 2 - 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules with the dry ingredients. Serve with a drizzle of magic shell and whipped cream.
  • Pumpkin: use basic recipe but add 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Add 3/4 cup canned pureed pumpkin after removing from heat. Use 1/2 cup caramel flavored Baileys Irish Cream or butterscotch schnapps.
  • Caramel: use basic recipe, use Baileys caramel flavor or butterschtch schnapps. After churning, add 1/4 cup caramel topping.
  • Strawberry: Prepare basic recipe. After removing from heat, stir in remaining cold milk, 3 tablespoons sugar free strawberry syrup such as Torani brand; 4 T vodka, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/2 cup frozen sliced strawberries, thawed, and pureed. Also add 1 cup frozen sliced strawberries, thawed, with their juice.
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