Friday, May 30, 2008

No-sugar Cinnamon ice cream

I've seen once on a tv show someone making an homemade version of sweetened condensed milk and because I really love this stuff (I can just eat it plain) I knew I had to try it.

It came out ok, but not like the real one. It had a much thiner consistency and a big milk powder after taste. Anyway I decided to use it on an ice cream recipe that I had found that used sweetened condensend milk and I was waiting to try for a while allready. The ice cream came out great, really creamy!

Sooooo I decided to repeat it but do a lighter version of it. I had tried before no sugar ice-creams with not great sucess, but this one came out so good that I've been using it for years and done so many different flavours. I love custard based ice-creams, but they need time to chill and there are allways the leftover egg whites issue, so when I'm craving for an instant treat I go for this recipe. And because it has no sugar I don't feel so guilty about eating it!


  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup skim powder milk
  • 3/4 cup artificial sweetener
  • 2 tbsp low fat butter

  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1/2 skim milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

First for the homemade diet condensed milk: Mix everything together using an imersion blender to obtain a nice cream. If you don't have one, do it in a cup blender or use a wisk.

For the ice-cream just add the cream, milk and cinnamon to the condensed milk and mix again until everything comes together. Transfer it to an ice-cream maker to churn.

I've made this one for my friend that is in one of those low-carb diets, where she can eat fat but not sugars, so this was perfect for her. I chose cinnamon because it's one of her favourite flavours but I've tried allready with coffee, mint, fruit pures, vanilla, citrus, other spices, etc. My friend was so happy with this! She couldn't believe it had no sugar and that she actually could eat it!

Now, this is important: althoug it has no sugar it does have fat, so that doesn't mean it's low in calories. It is lower because we save about 800 calories for not adding the sugar and some more because of the other low fat ingredients. Still I think it's a pretty good deal! Other thing is that because there's no sugar (to help keep it soft in the freezer) this will be very hard if you freeze so it's better to eat it straigh from the ice-cream maker, this way it will be creamy and delicious!


Hillary said...

I wonder why cinnamon ice cream isn't that sounds so delicious!

Prudy said...

I just had a cinnamon ice cream on Friday at a local ice cream parlor. Too bad it wasn't sugar free-far from it. Your opera cake looks wonderful and the texture looks just perfect.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

No sugar and it still looks that good! Wish I could taste it!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to read your text in the shade of green you selected. Please darkened the text so it will stand out and is easier to read.


Clumbsy Cookie said...

Hillary- It is very popular at leat in my house!

Prudy- Prudy thanks, oh yes the Opera was very good!

Melody- Your ice-creams sound delicious as well. I just love ice-cream, ther's nothing I can do about it.

Anonymous- You're not the only one "complaining" about it. It looked just fine on my screen but as some people pointed that they found it difficult to read I just changed it. Hope is fine now. Thanks.

Lina said...

wonderful! I love that in Portugal they put cinnamon on a lot of the pastries. THanks for all of your great comments and tips on my blog. I love Portugal!

Emiline said...

Looks pretty good to me! I could use some lower-in-calorie ice cream. I love ice cream. I have to eat it everyday. Seriously.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Lina- I'm glad you're enjoying Portugal!

Emiline- I can totally understand you! Ice-cream is my favourite thing to eat!

Ann said...

Oooo, this looks good - and no sugar? Wow...this has possibilities!

Erika said...

This sounds great! I think it might be time to get out my ice cream maker!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Ann- Yes, no sugar! Hard to believe he?

Erika- Mine in out for a while now!