This fast, easy, and yummy sugar free snow ice cream recipe is great for pleasing both adults and kids on a snow day.
My family and I live in the mountains, so we’re VERY familiar with snow and lots of it. So when we’re stuck indoors on a blistery, freezing cold day where there is fresh snow whispering down from the cloudy sky and drifting silently to the ground, we take advantage of the occasion and make ice cream snow!
This ice cream snow is just like the traditional that you might have already made or enjoyed. But, this version is sugar free and low carb, making it perfect for Trim Healthy Mama, keto, and low carb lifestyles.
Flavoring the Snow Ice Cream
When adding flavorings or extracts, start with 1/2 teaspoon for the entire recipe, taste, then increase from there as you deem necessary.
Some flavoring ideas include (keep in mind that some of these might change the fuel from FP to S or E for Trim Healthy Mama):
- vanilla (add some vanilla bean guts or extra vanilla extract)
- chocolate (add a couple tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder and/or swap the optional regular protein powder for chocolate whey protein powder)
- peppermint (add some peppermint extract and/or some Dr. John’s peppermint candies, crushed [these candies are personal choice on THM])
- raspberry (add some raspberry extract and/or some fresh or frozen raspberries)
- blueberry (add fresh or frozen blueberries)
- hazelnut (add some hazelnut extract and/or some chopped hazelnuts–this is great in chocolate snow ice cream as well to make a Nutella flavor!)
- butter pecan (add some butter flavoring and chopped pecans)
- maple bacon (a splash of maple flavoring and some crumbled cooked bacon)
- chocolate chip (add some on plan chocolate chips)
- mint chip (add some peppermint extract and on plan chocolate chips)
- coffee (add cold brewed coffee instead of half of the almond milk; or add coffee extract)
- mocha (add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and one of the coffee options above)
- peanut butter (add some peanut butter or peanut butter flavoring)
- peanut butter cup (add some chopped ChocZero peanut butter cups [personal choice item on THM])
- caramel (add some caramel extract)
- strawberry (add some strawberry extract and/or chopped fresh or frozen strawberries and/or swap the optional regular protein powder for strawberry whey protein powder)
- pineapple (add some pineapple flavoring and/or chunks of fresh of frozen pineapple)
- piña colada (add some pineapple flavoring and/or chunks of fresh of frozen pineapple plus some coconut flavoring)
- cherry (add some cherry flavoring and/or chunks of fresh or frozen cherries)
- almond (add some almond extract and/or chopped almonds)
- cherry almond (add some cherry extract and some almond extract plus maybe some chopped cherries and/or almonds)
- coconut (add some coconut flavoring, some unrefined coconut oil, and/or some unsweetened toasted coconut flakes)
- banana (add some banana flavoring and/or some chunks of fresh or frozen banana)
Don’t forget toppings (if you want them of course)! Some ideas include unsweetened toasted coconut, chocolate syrup, another flavor syrup (ChocZero is considered personal choice and they have a lot of yummy flavors), homemade caramel sauce, sprinkles like these or these, colored sweetener, chopped nuts, or crushed Dr. John’s candies (also personal choice).
Sugar Free Snow Ice Cream
- 1 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
- ¼ cup
Whey Pristine Protein Powder, any flavor, optional
- 2 tablespoons
Gentle Sweet (or equivalent sweetener), powdered (how to powder sweetener)– more or less to taste (see notes below)
- 1 teaspoon
pure vanilla extract or other flavoring(see post for some ideas)
- 1 pinch mineral salt
- 10 cups fresh, clean snow
- Whisk together the milk, optional protein powder, sweetener, vanilla, and salt thoroughly together until the sweetener has dissolved.
- Quickly add all of the snow and mix it in. If it gets dry and lumpy, add more milk a wee bit at a time until it gets smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!