Keto Zone Shake Mason Jar Ice Cream

Did you know you can make Keto Zone Ice Cream with the Keto Zone Shake? It’s easy. It’s called mason jar ice cream because you don’t need any special tools or appliances, just a mason jar to shake it!

What’s more, our Keto Zone Mason Jar Ice Cream is nourishing. Unlike most store-bought ice cream, it’s loaded with ingredients that actually promote health and wellness rather than junk ingredients that drag you down.

Here’s how to easily make Keto Zone Mason Jar Ice Cream with the Keto Zone Shake!

Keto Zone Shake Mason Jar Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream (low-carb, such as Organic Valley) OR full fat organic canned coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons granular erythritol
  • 1 tablespoon Chocolate Keto Zone Shake 
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon Dutch Chocolate MCT Oil Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a wide mouth, pint-sized (16 oz.) mason jar.
  2. Tighten lid and shake vigorously for 5-7 minutes.
  3. You’ll know you’re done shaking when liquid doubles in volume, filling the jar.
  4. Place in freezer and free for 3-24 hours.
  5. Scoop out and enjoy! Serves 4.

Keto Zone Shake Mason Jar Chocolate Ice Cream vs. Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Ice Cream

In case you haven’t guessed, this is no ordinary ice-cream. The average store-bought ice-cream has 250 calories and 25 grams carbs (2 grams fiber, 21 grams sugar), and is made from:

cream, liquid sugar (sugar, water), skim milk, water, cocoa (processed with alkali), wheat flour, sugar, soybean oil, brown sugar, egg yolks, chocolate liquor, cocoa, honey, guar gum, cocoa butter, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, natural flavors, soy lecithin, carrageenan

The ingredients that stand out are 3 types of sugar, and soybean oil.

Why Skip the Store-Bought?

First, sugar. Not only can overeating sugar cause elevated blood glucose, insulin resistance, weight gain, inflammation, and high triglycerides, it’s now linked to elevated breast cancer risk (1).

In fact, sugars in liquid form are the quickest sugars through the digestive tract and have the most potential for destruction.

Next, soybean oil is one of the most detrimental ingredients found in our commercial food supply. It can cause declines in:

  • Metabolic Health: Lab studies show that soybean oil is one of the most detrimental foods to metabolic health (2).
  • Cardiovascular Health: Soybean oil has been shown to cause harmful abnormalities to cholesterol and triglycerides (3).
  • Overall Health and Inflammation: Many studies have concluded that concentrated sources of omega-6 fats increase inflammation in the body (4).

Takeaway Message: Leave the Ben & Jerry’s, with its 3 types of sugar and soybean oil, on the shelf.

 Health Benefits of Keto Zone Shake Mason Jar Chocolate Ice Cream

Rather than ingredients that hurt your health, our Mason Jar Chocolate Ice Cream is made of real foods than improve it. In fact, cocoa is at the center of this recipe, and of the Chocolate Keto Zone Shake. This nutrition all-star can improve health in many ways.

Cocoa in Keto Zone Mason Jar Chocolate Ice Cream

Cocoa is an amazingly delicious, nourishing food. It is a high antioxidant, anti-inflammatory powder.

1. Improve Brain Function and Reduce Stress Hormones 

Cacao contains health-benefiting compounds called flavanols. They cross the blood-brain barrier to affect brain health and mood. One flavanol is phenethylamine (PEA). It has natural pain- and stress-reducing properties. It also increases 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 depression.

One study of older adults showed an increase of 10% brain blood flow with cacao. Other studies show improved blood flow and cognition in those with and without a deficit, indicating a potential use for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

2. Support Heart Health and Reduce Inflammation

It starts with nitric oxide. When it increases artery dilation and blood flow, it reduces blood pressure especially in older adults and those with hypertension (67).

What’s more, cacao may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.  One review of over 157,000 people showed that higher chocolate consumption was associated with a significantly lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and death (8).

3. Reduce Fatigue

In addition to a small amount of caffeine, cacao delivers anti-fatigue nutrients. These include:

  • Iron. Cacao is high in absorbable iron, which increases oxygen delivery to the cells.
  • Magnesium. One serving of cacao provides 100 mg of magnesium, ~25% of daily needs. Magnesium is typically deficient in adults. Adequate magnesium is associated with better energy, better sleep, fewer muscle cramps (including night cramps), and better overall health.
  • Nitric Oxide (NO). When cacao’s flavanols increase NO, they help the body deliver and use oxygen better in the cells, decreasing fatigue.

A small study from London showed a decrease in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms after 8 weeks of cacao treatment (9).

4. Improve Insulin Sensitivity

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 improve insulin sensitivity, and they:

  • Slow down carbohydrate digestion and absorption in the gut
  • Improve insulin secretion
  • Stimulate the uptake of sugar out of the blood into the muscle (10)
  • Lower risk of Type 2 diabetes (10)

5. Potentially Fight Cancer

Individual components of cacao have been shown to induce cancer cell death and prevent the spread of cancer cells in test tube studies (11).

In animal studies, scientists have reduced breast, pancreatic, prostate, liver and colon cancer, and leukemia with cacao components (11).

The human studies are promising but general. Flavanol-rich diets may decrease cancer risk.

6. Reduce Free Radical Damage

Sure, free radical damage sounds bad. But what is it and what causes it?

Unfortunately, most everything around you can cause it.

In fact, sun exposure, cigarette smoke, toxic chemicals in the environment and foods, pollution, and even some of our own body’s biochemical reactions can cause free radical damage and its accumulated oxidative stress.

When we consume antioxidants, we consume compounds that neutralize free radicals and work to heal cells.

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 (12)!

Healthy Fats in Keto Zone Mason Jar Chocolate Ice Cream

In addition, our Keto Zone ice cream is made with low-carbohydrate high-fat dairy or coconut milk, MCT oil, and avocado powder (some of these found in the Keto Zone Shake). These fats work to promote:

  • Healthy blood sugars
  • Ketosis
  • Brain Clarity and Focus
  • Good Energy Levels
  • Satiety
  • And More!

Bottom Line

Skip the store-bought inflammatory, junk-ingredient ice-cream and make Keto Zone Mason Jar Chocolate Ice Cream instead! It only takes a few minutes, and a lot of shaking (good exercise).

4 Comments

  1. Linnie dee says:

    Great reminder how bad the ingredients in ice cream are !! As an ice cream lover, I’m looking forward to trying the Keto Mason Jar ice cream….thankyou !!

  2. why canti use srevabas a sweetener instead of trying to finderythritiol tere are things i havent got so i wil have to adjust or leave it out,

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