This Chocolate Cream Italian Ice is cool and creamy. It combines the best aspects of ice cream with the best aspects of Italian ice for a refreshing summer treat.
I love Italian Ice. It is so refreshing on a hot day. And unlike ice cream, it doesn’t leave you needing a glass of water when you are finished. I think the perfect combination of the two it the cream ice served at Rita’s Italian Ice. It is Italian ice with just enough cream to make it rich and creamy. I am so happy that I was able to come up with a low-carb, sugar-free version of this summer favorite. The store bought variety has upwards of 80 grams of sugar in a regular size.
I know I have an award winning recipe when I hide it from the rest of my family and don’t share. I’ve been careful to stick the container of this Chocolate Cream Italian Ice back far enough into the fridge that no one, besides me, knows what it is.
I remember eating ‘ice milk’ as a child. I assume it was ice cream but made entirely with milk. I haven’t seen it in stores ever since I was old enough to read labels. But I do remember it because icy and delicious. It was similar to this.
Chocolate Cream Italian Ice – Low Carb, Sugar Free, THM S
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup brewed coffee
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup reduced carb milk (such as Fairlife brand)
1/2 cup Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet (or my sweetener blend)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp glycerin
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Enjoy immediately or transfer to a freezer-safe container. Thaw for about 15 minutes before serving if frozen for more than a few hours.
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Enjoy immediately or transfer to a freezer-safe container. Thaw for about 15 minutes before serving if frozen for more than a few hours.