Upon digging through one of our freezers the other day, I noticed we had lots of frozen strawberries. It was actually warm outside on that day – well, above 40 – so I felt like drinking something icy. I guess after you have had ice outside for 6 months, you miss it! 😉 So, I took a couple handfuls of those frozen vine-ripened berries from last summer and threw them in a blender with a little lemon juice, a bit of water and a few drops of liquid stevia – yum!
Of course, then everyone else wanted some. 🙂
Autumn then pulled out some of our Zipzicles packages and said, “Hey mom, may I make a batch of that strawberry stuff for some zipzicles?”
And so we did:
In one batch, we added some yogurt for a little extra protein 🙂
This is not so much a keto-treat as it is a great low-carb alternative to the store-bought frozen pops. However, when Autumn was on the diet, she would make frozen Zipzicles using water and a few drops of flavored stevia – she loved them! You can purchase liquid stevia drops in LOTS of different flavors:
They were a great treat she could enjoy while everyone else might be having traditional “Mr. Freeze/Ice Pops.” Even now, being off her diet, she still loves to make them in the summer!
Candy Bars!We made some amazing Chocolate/Caramel Turtles this week. They were really easy. On a wax paper-lined cookie sheet, arrange each “turtle” with about 3 pecans then drizzle about 1 teaspoon of the caramel sauce and 1 teaspoon of the skinny chocolate. Put in the freezer for a few minutes to harden and you have deliciousness! If you have a lower ratio you could melt an unsweetened chocolate bar (and sweeten with stevia).
This was the third treat we featured on our Valentine’s page:
This is simply delicious! Try this with a bubbly glass of Keto soda!
Autumn actually has several variations of this pie. We also make blueberry and chocolate. Because of this, I make about a half-dozen “pie crusts” at a time. To store them, simply put a piece of parchment paper between each one and wrap them all up, place in a baggie and store them in the fridge. When Autumn picks this for a treat, or breakfast :), I can whip it up in minutes. There are only 2 essential ingredients – butter and nuts – stevia can be added if you would like a bit of sweetener.
(See “Recipes” tab for exact measurements)
To Begin, spray a mini pie pan with oil. Measure out your nuts, “chop” them up and add butter and a very small pinch of stevia.
Press mixture into bottom of pan and place in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes – BE CAREFUL – they will burn quickly, so keep an eye on them!
For the “pie filling,” you will need:
Measure correct cream amount and raspberries (fresh or frozen) and whip the cream:
Add a pinch of salt, a drop or two of raspberry flavoring (if desired) and a bit of sweetener:
Pour into pie pan:
And serve it up!
If “Chocolate Chunks” are desired, you can make a batch of skinny chocolate ( it only takes about 2 minutes!) and break off a few pieces for the pie: