Welcome and thanks for stopping by! This fun little treat was made tonight for just pennies. To a person eating healthy “rabbit food,” some ice cream (more like ice milk) is a real indulgence. Thankfully, it was fairly low in carbs and with moderate fat! That little red swirl is strawberry preserves (packets snitched from a restaurant). The ice cream recipe will follow at the bottom of the post.
Why the snow ice cream tonight? It’s going to be one of the treats enjoyed on the next camping trip. I’m making preparations to do some van camping and ice fishing up north in the Fort Dodge, Iowa area. If ice fishing isn’t cool enough, there are some new places to visit including a celebration at the birthplace of a famous actor who was once a household name.
Now that we’re past the -24 degree cold blast, it is time to go out and have a little fun and get some fresh air. Even the doctor agrees that any kind of activity – even trudging around in heavy boots in snow – is good for a person. When we met today, the diabetes doc was pleased with the progress; weight is being shed and I’m feeling a lot better.
As part of a healthier intake, I made this cute little butterfly frittata the other day for breakfast. It contained less than 3 grams of fat and was made with Egg Beaters. Last year stress and eating helped me gain a lot of weight. That same love for good food is helping in the reverse direction, too. By the way, that antique flowered plate is one of Dad’s antique dishes. Even a minimalist needs a few things with sentimental value.
For now, it’s back to getting the van ready for the trip. With a little luck, there should be some interesting pictures to post on the blog toward the end of the weekend – likely on Sunday night.
Here is that snow ice cream… No joke! Just don’t use the yellow snow! It’s not lemon flavored.
Low Carb Snow Ice Cream
5 cups fresh, powdery snow
6 packets of Splenda (or 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
2 t real vanilla extract
1/3 cup half-n-half
Stir ins: Chocolate syrup, nuts, crushed Heath bar, preserves
Gather the snow and put in a large bowl. Stir in the half ‘n’ half and, if necessary, add more snow until the consistency is as desired. Then stir in any mix ins and eat at once. Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Bradford, the “Van Trekker”