Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Plus 5 Fave Keto Chocolate Recipes
6 Jul, 2023
July just keeps on coming! What’s next? July 7th is World Chocolate Day! Since we are excited to celebrate chocolate with you, here is our Keto Chocolate Ice Cream (made in a mason jar) and our 5 favorite keto chocolate recipes.
Our recipes don’t just taste good. They also boost amazing nutrients that support brain, cell, hormone, metabolic, and overall health.
Pick your favorite and celebrate with us this week.
Keto Chocolate Ice Cream in a Mason Jar
1 cup heavy cream (low-carb, such as Organic Valley) OR full fat organic canned coconut milk
1/8 teaspoon organic liquid stevia, if desired, to taste
Mix all ingredients in a wide mouth, pint-sized (16 oz.) mason jar.
Tighten lid and shake vigorously for 5-7 minutes.
You’ll know you’re done shaking when liquid doubles in volume, filling the jar.
Place in freezer and free for 3-24 hours.
Scoop out and enjoy! Serves 4.
5 More Favorite Chocolate Recipes
Keto Zone Chocolate Brownies: It’s hard to beat a good brownie. Our Keto Zone Chocolate Brownies combine nourishing cocoa, healthy fats and Keto Zone® Hydrolyzed Collagen to deliver an amazingly healthy chocolate brownie. With its delicious flavor, you won’t believe each serving only contains 3 grams net carbs!
2. Chocolate Avocado Pudding: Smooth, velvety, and dairy-free, this healthy chocolate pudding will knock your socks off! Made with cocoa, avocados, and Keto Zone® Hydrolyzed Collagen powder, it delivers great nutrients to your body while satisfying your chocolate cravings!
3. Chocolate Chili Fat Bombs: If you’re looking for a treat that’s a bit different from the norm, you’ve got it with our Chili Chocolate Fat Bombs! These treats will satisfy your cravings with both sweet and spicy flavors. In fact, they combine raw cacao powder, Keto Zone® MCT Oil Powder, spices, and more for a zero-net-carb fat bomb!
4. Collagen Chocolate Caramels: Maybe you’re in the mood for a smaller, candy-like healthy chocolate recipe. Collagen Chocolate Caramels are perfect! Cocoa, coconut oil, nuts, and Keto Zone® Hydrolyzed Collagen are combined for this easy, delicious treat. And best of all, only 2 grams of net carbs per serving!
5. Keto Zone® Chocolate Truffles: Keto Zone® Truffles are a surefire way to stop cravings in their tracks while enjoying ingredients that are great for you! These truffles actually support heart health and whole body wellness. Make plenty to share because they’ll be gone before you know it!
Why Add More Keto Chocolate Recipes to Your Diet?
Keto chocolate recipes that use cocoa or raw cacao boast many healthy benefits. Really. A little raw cacao can:
Affect brain health and mood (1). Cacao’s flavanols, including phenethylamine (PEA), deliver natural pain- and stress-reducing benefits while increasing endorphins to improve focus. What’s more, cacao improves mood by raising serotonin levels and contains theobromine, a mild stimulant sometimes used in the treatment of depressed moods.
Increase blood flow to the brain. Better blood flow supports brain health and cognition in those with and without cognitive deficit. How does raw cacao increase flow? Cacao’s flavanols increase blood levels of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide dilates arteries and improves blood flow.
Support heart health while discouraging inflammation. Again, nitric oxide increases artery dilation and blood flow, thereby reducing blood pressure especially in older adults and those with hypertension (2, 3). In fact, some have found that higher chocolate consumption is associated with a significantly lower risk of heart disease, stroke and death (4).
Reduce fatigue. In addition to a small amount of caffeine, cacao delivers anti-fatigue nutrients including iron, magnesium, and nitric oxide. One small study from London showed a decrease in fatigue related ailments and symptoms after 8 weeks of cacao treatment (5).
Support insulin sensitivity and healthy blood sugars. When cells are more sensitive to insulin, they are healthier. They deal with carbohydrates better, require less insulin to store them, and store less fat. The flavanols in cacao support insulin sensitivity by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption in the gut, improving insulin secretion and stimulating the uptake of sugar out of the blood into the muscle (6).
Discourage free radical damage. Unfortunately, most every biochemical reaction, our environment, our foods, and our lifestyles can increase free radical damage. However, when we consume antioxidants like those is raw cacao, we consume compounds that neutralize free radicals and work to heal cells. In fact, cacao has more than 300 different antioxidant chemical compounds and more than 20 times the antioxidant power of blueberries. And while other foods antioxidants diminish with time, cacao has demonstrated stability in samples over 75 years old (7)!
It’s time to celebrate chocolate with healthy keto chocolate recipes. Join us this week, and let us know which is your favorite!