DESSERT – Caveman Keto https://cavemanketo.com Weight loss through low carb cooking Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:11:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Low Carb Ice Cream | Vitamix Recipes https://cavemanketo.com/low-carb-ice-cream/ https://cavemanketo.com/low-carb-ice-cream/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:02:22 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5758 Ice cream on keto?! What is this sorcery? The Vitamix of course 😉 In the latest edition of my Vitamix Recipes series I’m going to show you how to make low carb ice cream in under a minute! There aren’t that many dessert recipes on my site (its mostly bacon) but once and a while …

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Ice cream on keto?! What is this sorcery? The Vitamix of course 😉 In the latest edition of my Vitamix Recipes series I’m going to show you how to make low carb ice cream in under a minute! There aren’t that many dessert recipes on my site (its mostly bacon) but once and a while its nice to bring some low carb sweets into the mix. Read on to learn how to make a keto friendly strawberry ice cream with a blender!

Ingredients for Low Carb Ice Cream

Here’s the laydown of the ingredients.  Most of these are in every ketoers fridge anyway.  You have your very own Caveman Keto Vanilla, right? You might wonder why strawberries. Well it turns out they are one of the lowest carb fruits, especially since a small amount will add a lot of strawberry flavor. 100 grams has 7.68 grams of carbs and 2g of fiber for net 5.68 carbs.  So each serving is getting a very small amount of carbs. For the sweetness, I use EZ-Sweetz which is liquid sucralose.

Measuring Cream for Low Carb Ice Cream

Start with the liquids so the blades have something to catch.  I build all of these recipes right in the blender on top of my scale and just zero if after each ingredient.

Blender Stack for Low Carb Ice Cream

Here’s all the ingredients in the Vitamix.

Vitamix Ice Cream

Mmm, ice cream in a blender!

Low Carb Ice Cream

I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical that I could get ice cream out of a blender but its really good! For a harder consistency, freeze for 30-60 minutes before scooping. If you freeze some, microwave it for 27 seconds the next day before scooping to get it soft again.

Low Carb Ice Cream | Vitamix Recipes
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: ¼th (120g)
  • Calories: 179
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 16 drops EZ-Sweetz (1/3 cup sweetener equivalent)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 8 strawberries (100g)
  • Around ¾ cup ice (194 g)
Instructions
  1. Place the ingredients in the Vitamix in the order listed
  2. Using the variable speed section, start on 1 until the solids have been pulverized then slowly rotate to 10 while using the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades; blend for 30-60 seconds until mounds form
 

Vitamix Pro 750
This is the crème de la crème of blenders. I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly need this? What could I make? Wonder no more! Check out all the Vitamix Recipes where you can make low carb smoothies, soups, nut butters, keto desserts and more!
EZ-Sweetz
EZ-Sweetz is liquid sucralose. In case you weren’t aware, powdered splenda contains carbs as binding agents to get it to look and act like sugar. If you’re making something like a chocolate mousse or a Low Carb Cheesecake, this stuff is perfect. I’ve never seen it in a store before so I stock up on it online. You can get liquid stevia or truvia at somewhere like Whole Paycheck but I like this stuff better.
OXO Kitchen Scale
To really count calories on keto a good scale is essential. This one is the best. Period. It measures down to 0.1g, can handle up to 11 lbs and has a pull out display so you can put large items on it! Check out my MFP guide for more info on tracking calories.

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Avocado Smoothie https://cavemanketo.com/avocado-smoothie/ https://cavemanketo.com/avocado-smoothie/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:15:47 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5695 You know those Pinterest fails where the outcome never looks like the photo? Well that’s how my last blender caught on fire while my wife was making some frozen two ingredient ice cream amalgamation. I was able to fix the blender but it never really was the same.  So for Christmas my wife got me …

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You know those Pinterest fails where the outcome never looks like the photo? Well that’s how my last blender caught on fire while my wife was making some frozen two ingredient ice cream amalgamation. I was able to fix the blender but it never really was the same.  So for Christmas my wife got me the blender I always wanted, the Vitamix Pro 750!! First up on my list to make is an Avocado shake that my sister raves about.  I’ve tried it before with my old blender but it always had big blocks of ice and didn’t ever fully mix.  I decided to revisit it with the Vitamix and it was awesome!

Look for more Vitamix Recipes as I experiment with this bad boy over the next few months. I also plan on starting a low carb smoothie series to cover all the keto options out there. Supposedly you can make all sorts of crazy nut butters and soups with this thing as well. If you have any good suggestions or recipes for me sound off in the comments!

Avocado Smoothie IngredientsHere’s the Vitamix with all the ingredients you’re going to use. The original recipe had all heavy cream but it was just way too many calories so I split it up into half Almond Milk and half heavy whipping cream.  You can use any sweetener but I prefer liquid EZ-sweetz since its concentrated, liquid and easy to use.Avocado Smoothie AssemblyIn an effort to reduce the number of pictures for each recipe, I tried entering the 20th century with a GIF! In general with blending, you want to add the liquids first, then the solids, followed by the ice.  The liquids reduce the chance of an air gap and help the blender mix the ingredients effectively.  Start with the almond milk, then the heavy cream, EZ-Sweetz, an avocado and then the ice!Avocado Smoothie Ingredients on Vitamix

Here’s the bad boy ready to rip!  I started with the variable section of the mixer but ended up using the smoothie setting.  It was a lot more effective in blending it and getting the right consistency.Vitamix Recipe for Avocado Smoothie Blended

Here’s the Vitamix in action destroying those avocados!Avocado SmoothieHere’s the finished low carb smoothie! The consistency is like a light yogurt with a nice, sweet taste. This is perfect on its own or could serve as a nice base for adding in other flavors like nut butters or protein powders! I served it in a 16 Oz. Ball Jar with a metal spoon straw. The Ball Jar’s are great because you can mix up a smoothie and throw it in the refrigerator for later.

Avocado Shake
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 587
  • Fat: 58g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 6g
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 3 Oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 3 Oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 Drops EZ-sweetz
  • 1 Avocado (230g whole, 175g de-skined and de-seeded)
  • 6 Ice Cubes (3 Oz)
Instructions
  1. Add the Almond milk, heavy whipping cream and EZ-sweetz to the vitamix
  2. Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed and remove the flesh from the skin, add to the mixer
  3. Add in 3 oz of ice (6 cubes from my ice maker)
  4. Blend on the smoothie section of your vitamix or until the mixture is yogurt consistency if using a regular blender
  5. Serve or refrigerate!
 

Vitamix Pro 750
This is the crème de la crème of blenders. I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly need this? What could I make? Wonder no more! Check out all the Vitamix Recipes where you can make low carb smoothies, soups, nut butters, keto desserts and more!
EZ-Sweetz
EZ-Sweetz is liquid sucralose. In case you weren’t aware, powdered splenda contains carbs as binding agents to get it to look and act like sugar. If you’re making something like a chocolate mousse or a Low Carb Cheesecake, this stuff is perfect. I’ve never seen it in a store before so I stock up on it online. You can get liquid stevia or truvia at somewhere like Whole Paycheck but I like this stuff better.
Metal Spoon Straws
You know those straws they always had for slurpies at 7-11? Relive your childhood with these metal, washable equivalents. Adds extra flair to drinks and adds a practical touch for Low Carb Smoothies!!

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Keto Snow Ice Cream! | Video https://cavemanketo.com/video-keto-snow-ice-cream/ https://cavemanketo.com/video-keto-snow-ice-cream/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:26:25 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5473 It’s snowmageddon up here in Beantown! We’ve just gotten our third major storm and the snow is starting to pile up. Don’t let it go to waste, transform it into a super quick and tasty keto / low carb dessert! Combine snow with heavy cream and some flavoring to make Snow Ice Cream! In this …

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It’s snowmageddon up here in Beantown! We’ve just gotten our third major storm and the snow is starting to pile up. Don’t let it go to waste, transform it into a super quick and tasty keto / low carb dessert! Combine snow with heavy cream and some flavoring to make Snow Ice Cream! In this step-by-step video guide I’ll literally walk you through all of the steps. As an added bonus, I’m trying out my GoPro so I tried to give this video an “Action Adventure” style edit. Let me know what you think in the comments and stay warm!!

Tovolo 7.5 Quart Mixing Bowl
Most of my large 5day recipes and casseroles are all mixed together before being baked. You really need a giant bowl to hold all the ingredients and this one fits the bill!
Torani Sugar Free Syrup
Sugar Free Syrups are great if you want to create a special keto cocktail or spice up your coffee. Since these things are so specific, they are rarely found in stores and have to be bought online.

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Quest Cookies https://cavemanketo.com/quest-cookies/ https://cavemanketo.com/quest-cookies/#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:53:14 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=4602 I’ve recently discovered Quest bars. How I’ve been doing keto for so long and not eaten or heard of them, I don’t know. They are by far the best keto bar I’ve had.  Previously I would get Atkins bars for when I was in a pinch but these are far superior. They come in a …

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I’ve recently discovered Quest bars. How I’ve been doing keto for so long and not eaten or heard of them, I don’t know. They are by far the best keto bar I’ve had.  Previously I would get Atkins bars for when I was in a pinch but these are far superior. They come in a variety of different flavors and start at 3 net carbs. One of the primary reasons I like them over the Atkins bars is that they have a gooey, nougat-like consistency.  As a result, they get BETTER when they are melted and heated up.  See, I travel a lot for work and often get these sorts of bars as emergency meal replacements. They often sit in my suitcase or backpack for days or even weeks before they are needed.  With these, you’re good to go but with the Atkins bars, which are more of a granola type product, you’d be left with a hot mess. So today, I show you  a cool way to cook the Quest bars down into little, mini cookies! Note: These are only so low in carbs because they contain sugar alcohols.  Some people report this amount of sugar alcohol as kicking them out of keto.  I’d experiment and try to make this sort of thing a nice treat rather than a daily snack.Quest BarHere is the glorious bar itself.  There are a ton of different flavors but this is my favorite amongst the ones I’ve tried.  Also, they vary a lot in terms of the amount of net carbs so I generally stick to the 3g net carb bars.Raw Quest BarStart by microwaving the bar for 10 seconds to warm it up.  You can skip this step if the bar is already malleable. Quest BallsThen split the bar in half, then in half, then in half to get 8 equal balls.  Place them on a cooking tray.  I used my convection oven since this is a small task and the thing heats up super fast.Timer for 3 MinutesNow set a timer for 3 minutes.  My previous go to timer, a cheap magnetic one from Ikea, just died on me.  As a result I picked up this new TimeStick from Thermoworks, the same people that make the rediculously good and fast Thermapen! So far I like it.  Its waterproof and magnetic and counts up or down.  Another cool feature is it keeps counting up after the timer stops, so if it takes you 3 minutes to find the remote and pause the DVR after the alarm goes off, you’ll know the actual cooking time instead of just what the time was set for.Quest CookieAfter three minutes in the oven, you’re left with some glorious cookies! Who ever thought you could eat cookies again while on keto!!
Quest Cookies
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 8 pieces
  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated fat: 0g
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 1 Quest Bar
Instructions
  1. Preheat your convection oven to 450
  2. Start by microwaving the quest bar for 10 seconds to warm it up
  3. Break the bar into 8 equal parts and roll into balls
  4. Place on a cooking sheet and bake for 3 minutes
  5. Eat!
 

Quest Bars
Seriously, where have these things been all my life? They are insanely good! I’m sure there is some down side but they are so much better than Atkins bars. The cookie flavor is my favorite and its awesome for travel since they get even better when warm.
Black and Decker Convection Oven
My convection oven is my best friend. Whenever I am making a dinner for just one or two I always use this over my full sized oven. Meals like Lazy Keto Chicken were designed for this thing, the hot air cooks stuff super fast and uses less energy.
ThermoWorks TimeStick
This is the last timer you’ll ever have to buy. Its waterproof, tactile, counts up and down, and its magnetic! It even keeps counting up after it beeps so you know the exact cooking time.

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Don’t go breaking my heart: Valentine’s Day Keto Fat Bombs https://cavemanketo.com/keto-fat-bombs/ https://cavemanketo.com/keto-fat-bombs/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:39:03 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=4003 This Valentine’s day, give your keto sweetheart what they really want, Chocolate!  These low carb, keto friendly “fat bombs” are packed with flavor without all the sugar. I used Almond Butter for a filling to emulate the taste and texture of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and a heart-shaped silicon mold to add a Valentine’s …

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This Valentine’s day, give your keto sweetheart what they really want, Chocolate!  These low carb, keto friendly “fat bombs” are packed with flavor without all the sugar. I used Almond Butter for a filling to emulate the taste and texture of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and a heart-shaped silicon mold to add a Valentine’s day touch!Valentines Day Keto Fat Bomb IngredientsHere’s all the ingredients you’re going to need.  Some of these might be harder to find items like Almond Butter, Super Dark Chocolate, Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup, and Coconut Oil.  All of them should be available from a specialty store like Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. You’ll also need some sort of mold. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I used a heart mold but you can use any chocolate mold and I’ve even used a mini whoopie pie pan!Keto Fat Bomb Ingredients in a Measuring CupAdd all of the ingredients except for the Almond Butter into a microwaveable measuring cup.  Its easier to just do this in a measuring cup since you’re going to pour it later anyway.Melted Keto Fat Bomb IngredientsOnce its microwaved, it should be liquid and look like the above.  The whitish chunks are from the coconut oil.First Chocolate LayerAdd a layer of chocolate to the bottom of the mold.Almond Butter FillingThen use a spoon to drop a dollop of Almond Butter in the center of each chocolate.  It doesn’t have to be perfect but you should try and keep it off the sides.Keto Fat Bombs in the MoldThen fill the mold the rest of the way.Frozen Valentine's Day Keto Fat BombsNext throw these in the freezer until they harden, approximately 30 minutes to an hour.  When they’re done, you can pop them  out by pushing on the bottom of the mold.Valentine's Day Keto Fat BombsHere’s the finished Valentine’s Day Keto Fat Bombs!  They turned out ridiculously well. I even brought them to a Wine and Chocolate party and people couldn’t even tell they were Keto!Inside of Valentine's Day Keto Fat Bomb

Here’s an action shot of the almond butter filling.  I couldn’t believe they actually formed this well, just like almond Reese’s cups! I should note that if you wanted you could just mix the Almond Butter in to make the process easier.

You're the (fat) bomb! Keto V-day Treats
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 4 Pieces
  • Calories: 297
  • Fat: 30
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 5
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 2 Oz. Coconut Oil
  • 1 Oz. Cream Cheese
  • ½ Oz. Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Oz Dark Chocolate (I Used 85%)
  • 8 Drops EZ-Sweetz
  • 2 Oz. Almond Butter
Instructions
  1. Combine all the items except the almond butter and microwave for 30 seconds
  2. Stir the ingredients, if the chocolate is not fully melted, microwave again and continue stirring
  3. Pour a base layer into the mold you're using
  4. Then using a spoon and place a dollop of Almond Butter in the center
  5. Fill the rest of the mold to the top
  6. Freeze until the chocolate hardens, when hard push them out of the mold
  7. Store in the fridge
Notes
If you want to make it faster / easier, you can mix the almond butter into the batter. Also, you can use a mini whoopie pie pan instead of a candy mold.
 

Torani Sugar Free Syrup
Sugar Free Syrups are great if you want to create a special keto cocktail or spice up your coffee. Since these things are so specific, they are rarely found in stores and have to be bought online.
EZ-Sweetz
EZ-Sweetz is liquid sucralose. In case you weren’t aware, powdered splenda contains carbs as binding agents to get it to look and act like sugar. If you’re making something like a chocolate mousse or a Low Carb Cheesecake, this stuff is perfect. I’ve never seen it in a store before so I stock up on it online. You can get liquid stevia or truvia at somewhere like Whole Paycheck but I like this stuff better.
Wilton Whoopie Pie Pan
Not to be out done, the Whoopie Pie Pan is the bastard cousin of the muffin top pan. Instead of 6 buns, it packs 12 into the same space. The edges are more round than the muffin top pan and so it creates a smaller, more cookie like shape. Its good for making tapas sized buns or for holding together keto cookies.

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Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Poptail with Zoku https://cavemanketo.com/smashed-raspberry-lemonade-poptail/ https://cavemanketo.com/smashed-raspberry-lemonade-poptail/#respond Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:03:02 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=3580 Last time I introduced the White Russian Poptail which was my first foray into the world of poptails or a popsicles combined with cocktails. I wanted to continue my journey and see how far I could push my Zoku. Today I’m going to show you how to make a Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Poptail! Also, this …

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Last time I introduced the White Russian Poptail which was my first foray into the world of poptails or a popsicles combined with cocktails. I wanted to continue my journey and see how far I could push my Zoku. Today I’m going to show you how to make a Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Poptail! Also, this will be the first time I’ve gotten a chance to try out my Homemade Vanilla that I made over the holidays!
Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Poptail IngredientsThis recipe follows the same general formula of all of the other popsicles. For 2 popsicles, its 60 mL of heavy cream and basically 60 mL of whatever else you want.  If you are adding alcohol, its a maximum of 20 mL for it to still freeze.  So today I also added Raspberry Sugar Free Syrup, Lemon Juice and Homemade Vanilla!Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Poptail in ZokuAll you do is add the liquid to the Zoku and wait!  Because of the alcohol it does take almost double to freeze, or about 16 minutes.Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Poptail

Here’s the finished product!  This one turned out really well and had a nice tart finish!

Smashed Raspberry Lemonade Poptail
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 1 Popsicle (60 mL)
  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 60 mL Heavy Cream
  • 25 mL Torani Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup
  • 10 mL Lemon Juice
  • 20 mL Vodka
  • 5 mL Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Freeze Zoku device for 24 hours or until fully frozen
  2. Each popsicle uses 60 mL or 4 Tablespoons of mix total, if only using one flavor, make as above, if making multiple flavors, make a mix of (3 parts Cream to 2 parts Coconut Milk to 1 part Flavored Syrup ) to total 120 mL for two
  3. Mix the ingredients and place them in the freezer as well, you want all the ingredients to be as cold as possible
  4. Bring out the Zoku and place the popsicle stick in it
  5. Add the liquid and wait 16 minutes, since this is a poptail and contains alcohol, it will take longer to freeze and might not completely freeze
  6. Once it is completely frozen (you can check by using a toothpick), screw on the extractor to release the mold
  7. Snap on the drip shield and eat!
Notes
Only contains ⅕th of a shot of alcohol, approximately 13 proof or 7% alcohol. Any higher and it wouldn't freeze.
Zoku Popsicle Maker
This crazy kitchen tool makes near instant popsicles! Combine Heavy Cream, Coconut Milk and sugar free flavored syrup to make the perfect keto dessert. It can even be reused with out freezing to make up to 6 popsicles!
Torani Sugar Free Syrup
Sugar Free Syrups are great if you want to create a special keto cocktail or spice up your coffee. Since these things are so specific, they are rarely found in stores and have to be bought online.

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White Russian Poptail with Zoku https://cavemanketo.com/white-russian-poptail/ https://cavemanketo.com/white-russian-poptail/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:44:56 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=3574 Last week I wrote an article on how to make keto friendly popsicles using a Zoku. After having a few popsicles I got to thinking, what other uses could there be for this thing.  Sure, popsicles are good and all but what else could I make?  Then to dawned on me, I could make Poptails, …

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Last week I wrote an article on how to make keto friendly popsicles using a Zoku. After having a few popsicles I got to thinking, what other uses could there be for this thing.  Sure, popsicles are good and all but what else could I make?  Then to dawned on me, I could make Poptails, or popsicle cocktails! I made alcoholic whipped cream so why not make alcoholic popsicles?  With this in mind I set out to create the perfect, keto friendly Poptail.  What I came up with is a spin on the classic, White Russian.  See a traditional White Russian is just made up of cream, Kahlua and vodka.  Luckily I already had some DaVinci Sugar Free Kahlua and the popsicles are mostly cream anyway, I just had to add vodka!  There is a problem with adding alcohol to something you’re going to freeze.  Alcohol has a lower freezing point than water and so it must be accounted for. Vodka is 80 proof which is 40% alcohol. So if we were to try and freeze straight vodka we would need a freezer that was set to -50 degrees F. If we reduce the proof to 40 or 20% alcohol we get a little better and the temperature would be -9F, still outside the range of the average freezer and the Zoku. What I settled on was a ratio of 10 mL of alcohol per 60 mL popsicle which given vodka is 80 proof comes out to 13.3 proof or around 6.6% alcohol.  This moves the freezing temperature to a much more reasonable 18F.  Also, it means that the poptail will be on par with a beer or wine cooler so it won’t taste much like alcohol. So the Zoku will take longer to freeze than without the alcohol but it will be able to do it.  Anyway, that’s the end of the science rant, on to our keto poptail!
White Russian Poptail IngredientsThe ingredients are much the same as last time.  The base is 60 mL of heavy cream and then a combination of 20 mL of Unsweetened Coconut Milk, 20 mL of DaVinci Sugar Free Kahlua and 20 mL of Vodka.White Russion Poptail in ZokuHere’s the poptail loaded into the Zoku.White Russan PoptailHere’s the finished Poptail.  This was really good, I mean really, really good.  It took longer to freeze than the regular popsicles, but it was worth it.  The end popsicle was actually smoother and softer than the regular popsicle because the alcohol doesn’t freeze as much.
White Russian Poptail
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 1 Popsicle (60 mL)
  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Freeze Zoku device for 24 hours or until fully frozen
  2. Each popsicle uses 60 mL or 4 Tablespoons of mix total, if only using one flavor, make as above, if making multiple flavors, make a mix of (3 parts Cream to 2 parts Coconut Milk to 1 part Flavored Syrup ) to total 120 mL for two
  3. Mix the ingredients and place them in the freezer as well, you want all the ingredients to be as cold as possible
  4. Bring out the Zoku and place the popsicle stick in it
  5. Add the liquid and wait 16 minutes, since this is a poptail and contains alcohol, it will take longer to freeze and might not completely freeze
  6. Once it is completely frozen (you can check by using a toothpick), screw on the extractor to release the mold
  7. Snap on the drip shield and eat!
Notes
Only contains ⅕th of a shot of alcohol, approximately 13 proof or 7% alcohol. Any higher and it wouldn't freeze.
 

Zoku Popsicle Maker
This crazy kitchen tool makes near instant popsicles! Combine Heavy Cream, Coconut Milk and sugar free flavored syrup to make the perfect keto dessert. It can even be reused with out freezing to make up to 6 popsicles!
Torani Sugar Free Syrup
Sugar Free Syrups are great if you want to create a special keto cocktail or spice up your coffee. Since these things are so specific, they are rarely found in stores and have to be bought online.

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Keto Popsicles with Zoku https://cavemanketo.com/keto-popsicles/ https://cavemanketo.com/keto-popsicles/#comments Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:35:46 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=3252 So my mom always likes to get everyone in the family zainy Christmas gifts for the holidays. Of course she knows I’m on keto and that I’m into kitchen gadgets. This year she got me a Zoku Popsicle Maker. Now, I normally don’t post desserts cause I think a lot of people on the keto …

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So my mom always likes to get everyone in the family zainy Christmas gifts for the holidays. Of course she knows I’m on keto and that I’m into kitchen gadgets. This year she got me a Zoku Popsicle Maker. Now, I normally don’t post desserts cause I think a lot of people on the keto diet are triggered by eating sweets but I had to try this thing out. At first I was very skeptical and wasn’t sure it would be very keto friendly. However, after I did the math, it comes out to just 1 carb and 104 calories! So I whipped out all my sugar free syrups and got to mixing. Surprisingly, the darn thing worked! Could it be, a keto popsicle?
Zoku Popsicle MakerHere is the Zoku. Its basically like an ice cream maker in that its filled with liquid and you freeze it before use.  Then it freezes the popsicles a lot faster than traditional methods.  The stick goes in the center and the thing on the right is a drip guard.  The green knob is the extractor.

Popsicle Ingredients

Here’s the ingredients.  Basically you just combine with a 3:2:1 ratio of heavy cream, unsweetened coconut milk and sugar free syrup.  For my first test I decided to make a two flavor, half and half popsicle with chocolate and raspberry. Make sure all of the ingredients are cold.  They say the device can make three rounds of popsicles, so 6 with this model, but depending if you try anything fancy like multiple flavors, that gets reduced.  If you precool the ingredients they’ll go faster and you’ll get more runs.

Popsicle Sticks in ZokuHere’s what the device looks like when you start. You insert the popsicle before you add any ingredients.

Zoku Half FullHere’s what it looks with half of the liquid in.  I don’t know why but I decided to make them opposite where I put raspberry in one half and chocolate in the other half. After you add one liquid, you want to let it set for a minute or so before you add the second flavor.

Zoku Filled with PopsiclesYou fill to the line and let it freeze!  I think in the future I would actually fill a little lower because it overflows the line.  It didn’t end up being a problem though.

Popsicles FreezingYou can literally see it freezing!

Popsicle ExtractionNext is the big green knob.  I didn’t really understand at first but basically the stick is threaded and the knob has a screw inside it.  You twist the knob and it applies equal pressure to the zoku base which then extracts the popsicle.  It makes sure it comes out evenly.

Rasberry and Chocolate PopsiclesHere’s round one!  I couldn’t believe how well they came out!

Fancy Freezing PopsiclesNext I wanted to get fancy.  The manual mentions making all sorts of crazy, diagonal pops. So, what I did was make three mixes this time and I poured one third of a popsicle in and then set it on a book.  I then had to let it freeze almost completely.

Two Flavor FreezeThen I did the same thing on the other side and again let it freeze completely. Finally I added the third flavor in the middle and let it freeze again.

Keto PopsicleThe result was amazing! The main caveat is that you’ll probably only get one or two freezings total if you do it this way since it takes so much longer.  For this one I did Kahlua (coffee flavored), Raspberry and Vanilla.  I actually had no idea I had accumulated so many sugar free syrups!

Keto Popsicles
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 1 Popsicle (60 mL)
  • Calories: 104
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
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Ingredients
  • 60 mL (4 Tablespoons) Heavy Cream
  • 40 mL (2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons) Sugar Free Coconut Milk
  • 20 mL (4 teaspoons) Sugar Free Flavored Syrup
Instructions
  1. Freeze Zoku device for 24 hours or until fully frozen
  2. Each popsicle uses 60 mL or 4 Tablespoons of mix total, if only using one flavor, make as above, if making multiple flavors, make a mix of (3 parts Cream to 2 parts Coconut Milk to 1 part Flavored Syrup ) to total 120 mL for two
  3. Mix the ingredients and place them in the freezer as well, you want all the ingredients to be as cold as possible
  4. Bring out the Zoku and place the popsicle stick in it
  5. Add the liquid and wait 9 minutes, if adding multiple liquids, let the first liquid set for a minute or two before adding the second
  6. Once it is completely frozen (you can check by using a toothpick), screw on the extractor to release the mold
  7. Snap on the drip shield and eat!
Zoku Popsicle Maker
This crazy kitchen tool makes near instant popsicles! Combine Heavy Cream, Coconut Milk and sugar free flavored syrup to make the perfect keto dessert. It can even be reused with out freezing to make up to 6 popsicles!
Torani Sugar Free Syrup
Sugar Free Syrups are great if you want to create a special keto cocktail or spice up your coffee. Since these things are so specific, they are rarely found in stores and have to be bought online.

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Homemade Vanilla https://cavemanketo.com/homemade-gluten-free-vanilla/ https://cavemanketo.com/homemade-gluten-free-vanilla/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:51:45 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=3004 My family has a long history with Vanilla.  My grandparents brought back two bottles of Mexican Vanilla eons ago and ever since we’ve been rationing its use in recipes. I’ve searched far and wide for the same bottles of vanilla but have  always come up short.  Store bought vanilla just doesn’t taste the same.  So …

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My family has a long history with Vanilla.  My grandparents brought back two bottles of Mexican Vanilla eons ago and ever since we’ve been rationing its use in recipes. I’ve searched far and wide for the same bottles of vanilla but have  always come up short.  Store bought vanilla just doesn’t taste the same.  So when I wanted to make a homemade gift for my family this Christmas, I knew what I had to do, I had to recreate the infamous Mexican Vanilla. Through my research, different types of vanilla beans have distinct flavor profiles. It turns out you can actually buy Mexican Vanilla Beans just like those used in my family’s favorite vanilla! In case you were wondering were this fits into keto, vanilla is great for some keto ice cream, homemade whipped cream or even a cheesecake! So, after getting some beans and a cool bottle, I was off to vanilla land.

Caveman Keto Vanilla I couldn’t believe how well they turned out! When I handed them out at Christmas I’m not sure people realized at first that they were a homemade gift 🙂  I guess my Photoshop skills were too good.Vanilla IngredientsHere’s the ingredients you’ll need. The most important is the Vanilla Beans.  You can get any type you want but I was specifically going for the flavor of the Mexican Vanilla Beans.  The vodka actually doesn’t matter that much but I used a high quality one anyway.  Finally you need bottles.  You can put it in anything you want.  I was aiming for a specific look so I grabbed a dark blue Boston Round Bottle.  This has the added benefit of not letting as much light in.

Mexican Vanilla Bean PackageHere’s a closeup of the beans.  They’re from a company called beanilla who carries a ton of different types of beans. Tito's VodkaNext up is the Vodka.  In case you hadn’t heard of it, Tito’s is widely regarded as one of the best vodkas on the market. Its distilled 6 times and has won a ton of awards.  As an added benefit its Gluten-Free! As an even bigger benefit its cheap!! You only need a 750 mL of vodka for this recipe but it was cheaper to buy the handle of it so I got the larger one.  If you won’t drink the vodka separately just get a 750 mL and you’ll use it all up in the recipe.Washing Boston Round BottlesWash the bottles out and make sure they’re dry!Boston Round CapThe caps have a nice seal on them.Mexican Vanilla BeansAnd here is the star of the show, the Vanilla Beans!Split Vanilla BeanNow, with a really sharp knife, slice the Vanilla Beans lengthwise. Split Vanilla Beans This is a picture of all four vanilla beans sliced lengthwise.Vanilla Beans in Boston Round ContainerNow place all of the beans into the Boston Round Bottle. Since they are a little bigger than the bottle, I just pushed them into the bottle so they twist into place. Vanilla Beans in Boston RoundHere’s what the vanilla beans look like in the bottle.Filling Vanilla ContainerNext add the vodka to the bottle. Ideally, use a flask funnel, but if you don’t have one you can just free pour.Filled Vanilla Here’s view of the filled bottle. I’m not sure I’d fill it as full next time as there isn’t much room for shaking.  But you do want the vanilla beans to be covered.Vanilla Beans with VodkaNow here’s the same shot but with the vodka added.  You can see the seeds of the vanilla beans starting to mix in with the vodka. Bottles Before LabellingHere’s five of the bottles ready to be labeled!Vanilla LabelsNow for the labeling. I spent a decent amount of time trying to think what I wanted to do for the labels.  I wanted to print them and fairly simply.  So, I picked up a pack of Avery 5263 2″ x 4″ labels. This way I didn’t have to print commercial, I could just print them on a laser printer.Close View of Vanilla LabelSince I wasn’t on top of it enough to make the vanilla so it was ready for Christmas, I added a ready by date on the label along with a To and From line.  I made the lines from a picture of a vanilla bean for an added touch.  You can download my Template in Word here.Filled Out Vanilla Labels Make sure to fill out the labels before you put them on the bottles as its a lot easier 🙂 I had my wife write out the labels because my handwriting is miserable …Caveman Keto Vanilla BottleHomemade Gluten-free Vanilla Extract!  Isn’t it beautiful?

Homemade Vanilla
 
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Ingredients
  • 750 mL Vodka
  • 24 Vanilla Beans
  • 6 Boston Round 4 Oz Bottles
  • Labels
Instructions
  1. Start by assembling all the ingredients for the vanilla
  2. Wash and dry the Boston Round bottles
  3. Slice the vanilla beans lengthwise
  4. Add 4 Vanilla Beans per bottle, or 1 bean per ounce depending on your bottle size
  5. Carefully fill the bottle with Vodka
  6. Cap the bottle and shake the Vanilla
  7. Apply the labels
  8. Let the vanilla sit for 6 weeks in a dark location; shake somewhere between every day and every week
Notes
The vanilla beans can be reused, simply add more vodka and shake!

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Homemade Alcoholic Whipped Cream https://cavemanketo.com/homemade-alcoholic-whipped-cream/ https://cavemanketo.com/homemade-alcoholic-whipped-cream/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:34:56 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=2724 I love whipped cream.  There, I said it.  Its one of those guilty keto pleasures I like to partake in.  The stuff is just so good on coffee or over some chocolate mousse. Its hard because its not exactly bad for you, but its not great either.  It has some carbs and the stuff adds …

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I love whipped cream.  There, I said it.  Its one of those guilty keto pleasures I like to partake in.  The stuff is just so good on coffee or over some chocolate mousse. Its hard because its not exactly bad for you, but its not great either.  It has some carbs and the stuff adds up fast.  Do you even know how small the 5 mL serving size is? So, since I’m obsessed, I’ve been researching how to make my own. It turns out, its pretty damn simple! All you need is a ISI Mini Easy Whip, an N2O cartridge, and some cream! The advantage for keto is you can completely control what you put into the whipped cream.  And as I will show you today, you can do some pretty cool stuff like infuse the cream with some Vodka!  By the way, alcoholic whipped cream is all the rage right now with young whipper snappers and sells for an insane $10-15 per can.  This recipe is WAY cheaper.

Whipped Cream on top of Egg NogHere’s some Vanilla Vodka Whipped Cream on top of some keto eggnog sprinkled with nutmeg!Keto Whipped Cream IngredientsThis recipe is pretty simple.  The model charger I have is 1/2 pint or 250 mL.  So whatever you want to whip, you make sure it adds up to 250 mL.  I’m using my angled measuring cup which has mL’s on it.  Start by measuring out 200 mL of Heavy Whipping Cream. Then add 1/4th tsp Vanilla and 1/4 tsp EZ-Sweetz. Then top off the rest of the mixture with Vanilla Vodka until it reaches 250 mL (approximately 50 mL which is one shot).ISI Mini Easy WhipNow onto the whipping part!  I was so excited the wife finally greenlighted this purchase 🙂  The unit comes with the parts above.  From left to right we have the pressurized canister that holds the cream, then the lid, the charger holder and the tip.Whipepd Cream Step 1Start by pouring the liquid into the unit and attaching the head.  Make sure the gasket is place and that it is screwed in evenly and tight.  This will get pressurized so you want to make sure it is correct.Whipped Cream Step 2Now, place an N2O cartridge into the holder and screw it on.  This will pressurize the canister.  The screw part is just to make sure it connects evenly.  Once it is pressurized, you remove this part.Whipped Cream Step 3Now add on the nozzle.  You’ll notice that this covers the pressurization port.  Shake the unit 3-4 times.  You don’t want to shake it too much or else the cream might seize.Whipped Cream on CoffeeTa-da! Here’s the cream on top of some coffee.

Note: The sky is the limit on what you can make.  The Vodka is completely optional and if you omit it you’ll make regular cream.  You can even experiment with adding various Torani Sugar Free Syrups to make different flavor creams!

Homemade Alcoholic Whipped Cream
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 10
  • Serving size: 25 mL
  • Calories: 23
  • Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
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Ingredients
  • 200 mL Heavy Cream
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp EZ-Sweetz (liquid sucralose)
  • 50 mL Vanilla Vodka
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and place in ISI Mini Easy Whip Container
  2. Charge with N2O cartridge
  3. Shake 3-4 times, if it comes out runny, shake more
  4. Serve on its own or on top of a drink or dessert
Notes
Even though this lists as zero carbs, there are some carbs in cream so beware if you consume large quantities of cream.
 

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