For the ice cream:
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp stevia extract
- 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or buttery vanilla bakery emulsion
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup low-carb milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp delicious pinch spice mix
- 1 tbsp. glycerine
for the candied seeds:
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (or chopped pecan pieces, or finely chopped hazelnuts)
- 2 tbsp. xylitol or erythritol
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp of Monin sugar-free syrup
Scald your milk, meaning the milk is starting to slightly bubble close to the sides of the pot, but is not boiling.
Whisk two eggs until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Gradually add the hot milk to the eggs under constant whisking. Do this slowly so the eggs don’t scramble! Add the stevia, blackstrap molasses, extract or emulsion and mix. Then add the heavy cream, pumpkin puree, glycerine and spice mix.
Mix until well blended. Transfer to ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
Spray a piece of tin foil with a non-stick spray.
Heat xylitol with honey and syrup in a non-stick pan until bubbly. Add the pumpkin seeds and stir to coat everything. Continue to stir the bubbling mixture until the pumpkin seeds start to smell toasty and puff up and the caramelized mix is turning an amber color.
Quickly pour it on the prepared piece of tin foil, spread it apart and let it cool.
Once cool, break it up bit. If you have very large seeds, you may want to chop them a little before stirring them into the ice cream once it has reached soft serve stage. Freeze the ice cream in ice cream containers for an additional 4 hours before serving!
Makes 1 Quart. The whole recipe is 49 g of carbs minus 7 g of fiber, so 42 g of net carbs. That makes it 5.25 g of net carbs per serving.Pin It