Today it’s hotter than the surface of the sun. I know my kids are going to ask for ice cream when they come home from school. Ice cream is something I definitely let them enjoy as a treat, but in the hot months, it seems like they think everything is a great excuse for it. I know that I can tempt them with frozen hot chocolate instead.
This recipe is slushy enough to enjoy with a spoon, sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, and cold enough to combat the heat! The great thing about it is that it can be made low carb or keto friendly or dairy free, or even a grown-up treat with Irish Cream if that’s what you like!
Start with Sweet Cheat Chocolate milk powder, milk, cream and ice. This is the part where you can customize, diary free milk and coconut cream will lower both the carbs and remove the diary.
Put everything into a blender and pulverize.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Stay cool friends!
Frozen Hot Chocolate
2 cups milk
4 heaped Tbsp Sweet Cheat Hot Chocolate mix
¼ cup heavy cream (or Irish Cream if this is for grown-ups)
4 cups ice
Put everything into a blender. Blend and pour.
One of the questions I often get is if Sweet Cheat Spoonable Monk Fruit can be used for baking. The short answer is “Yes…but”. Sugar is a tricksy thing to replace. Chemically it does a lot for baking (think inhibiting gluten formation, retaining moisture, adding bulk…the list goes on).
The good news is that with the right recipe you can still use Sweet Cheat Spoonable Monk Fruit to get a tender delicious muffin with no added sugar. This is just such a recipe. It’s easy enough to whip up on a Saturday morning, or before the kids come home from school. The best part is, that it has 0g of added sugar, but you'd never know by the taste. I think it’s perfect!
As with most recipes, you mix the wet ingredients together.
Mix the dry (this is where the Sweet Cheat Spoonable Monk Fruit goes).
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and don’t over mix!
Spoon into a greased or lined muffin tin, and bake for 20 minutes at 350 F.
No one will guess that these muffins are free from added sugar! Try them and see for yourself.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin with liners or non-stick spray.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix Sweet Cheat Spoonable Monk Fruit, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the mashed bananas, melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Don’t overmix.
4. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of muffins comes out clean.
*muffins can be made gluten free, diary free, or egg free. Use 1:1 gluten free flour, non-dairy milk, melted coconut oil, and egg replacer.
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