This super easy no churn festive ice cream with baileys and mincemeat is quick to create has no added sugar and makes a wonderful alternative Christmas pudding.
Now I am sure for some of you like I did, you think what an unnecessary faff, making your own ice cream. But actually, this is so easy to make, avoids all the extra hidden nasties and a great way to get those festive flavours in a delicious ice cream
Why Homemade Ice Cream?
Homemade ice cream or frozen yoghurt, along with jam, is quite possibly one of the quickest and easiest swaps I have discovered in helping manage blood sugar levels whilst enjoying a sweet treat. I promise you that for just a little extra effort it is really worth giving it a try.
By switching out the usually added sugar which is commonly found in these products, not only reduces the overall carb count but drastically reduces the blood sugar spikes. Our favourite sugar substitutes to use are xylitol, sucralose or erythritol. But it takes a little experimenting to find the ones you like the taste of.
But back to the easy no chrun festive ice cream…….
This easy no churn festive ice cream has added ingredients of baileys and mincemeat. You could of course just use shop-bought mincemeat but why not try my very easy, simple no added sugar mincemeat as well. Again this just helps to reduce the amount of added sugar in the overall recipe.
What you will need for the Easy No Churn Festive Ice Cream
- Double cream
- essential ingredient for making ice cream
- High in both saturated and mono unsaturated fats
- An Irish cream Liquueur which is a blend of whiskey and cream
- A mixture of chopped dried fruit, spices and alcohol
- Can use shop bought or try the simple no added sugar mincemeat recipe
- Sugar Alternative
- I used Xylitol but you could also use any sweetner you prefer
- If you prefer to use different sweeteners like sucralose or stevia, remember to convert your quantity. Most brands have this information on their websites.
Note on storage and serving
Use either a sealable container or like me you could just use a loaf tin. Either way, use some extra greaseproof paper on the top to help reduce ice crystals from forming
It is quite a soft ice cream which could be due to the alcohol, so you can serve it straight away.
The total overall carb count for this easy no churn festive ice cream based on the ingredients we would count for and using my no added sugar mincemeat is:
- Cream= 600ml – 9.6g of carbs
- Baileys = 150ml – 36g of carbs
- No added sugar mincemeat = 250g – 96.25g of carbs
Now add all the carbs together -9.6+36+96.25 = 141.85 g of carbs
Finally divide this by the serving size, 8 – 3141.85/8 = 17.7g of carb per serving
Please note this carb count amount per portion is based on the standard ingredients listed above and may differ depending on what you use and how much you choose to eat.