This is the ice cream machine I use. I bought it at Aldi’s for $20.00 last year. I tried making ice cream and wasn’t to impressed with it. I couldn’t find a low sat-fat, low carb recipe that I liked. I tried making ice cream with tofu and I didn’t make any ice cream for a long time.
About a month ago, I joined Fast Track to Fat Loss. It’s a website for people who want to lose weight. You can join for free. They call it the silver membership. They have a gold membership but it’s too expensive for me. Anyway they have a product called Protein Freeze. It’s just a protein powder mix. They make all kinds of things with it. They mix it with water and peanut butter in a blender and freeze it. It’s supposed to be like ice cream.
I use the EAS 100% Whey protein powder shake mix. It cost a lot less then the Protein Freeze they use. They want $35.00 for a 3 lb container. I buy 5 lbs for $28,00 at Bjs. There protein mix has twice as much carbs in it also. I don’t recommend you buy their Protein Freeze. I figure you can use any brand. It’s the peanut butter than makes it come out so good.
I watched another video on there website and learned about Probiotics. She made a protein shake with Greek yogurt and the protein freeze. So when I found some Greek yogurt in a local grocery, I decide to try and make some ice cream. I have been making this for several weeks now. One serving is about 1-cup. The recipe makes 3 cups.
They say that the Greek yogurt has a funny taste to it and many people don’t like it. I found this recipe I like very much, but if you don’t like Greek yogurt, the other ice cream recipe is also very good. I recommend it over the Greek yogurt. It taste a lot like peanut butter ice cream. I love them both. I found these recipes make very good ice cream. I like them a lot. The peanut butter does something to the ice cream. It gives it the ice cream texture somehow.
The only problems with the ice cream maker is that I make 3 serving and have little cups I put it in and put them in the freezer. I found that they freeze up pretty good. But if you take them out of the freezer 30 minutes before eating they soften up real good. Today I put one in the microwave for 10 seconds and it was soft enough to eat.
Another problem with the machine is that about half of a serving sticks to the side of the machine. After making the ice cream, I store 2 serving in the freezer and eat one serving out of the machine. Have to wait for about an hour or so for the ice cream to melt in order to finish it.
The machine is otherwise very easy to use. You just freeze the bowl. Take it out of the freezer and assemble the machine, turn on and pour the ingredients into it. Very easy to use. No ice or salt. I just bought a second one. Recommend it highly.
I posted the recipes on there own page in the recipe section.
I found that I could eat 2 cups and they don’t spike my blood sugar. I have to force myself to eat one serving at a time because I don’t want to gain any weight. I now eat ice cream once a day. Usually with supper. I think there great. I thought I had to give up foods like cake, ice cream, pancakes and waffles for good. I’m very happy to be able to eat all of them now. Low carb versions anyway.