Easy Candida Diet Ice Cream - Creamy Vanilla or Chocolate

candida recipes Mar 19, 2021
Chocolate and vanilla Candida Diet Ice Cream on a plate with pink flowers

My all-time favorite candida diet ice cream. This late-night-companion, go-to, recipe is one of our favorite candida desserts. Easily tweaked to become a delicious carnivore ice cream too!

 

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Table of Contents
Healthy candida diet ice cream
Candida diet ice cream ingredients
Supplies needed for candida diet ice cream
How to make guilt free ice cream
Notes/tips for making candida ice cream
How can I make this into a layered ice cream dessert?
How can I convert this into carnivore diet ice cream?
Can I make this dairy free ice cream?
How can I use this recipe to make sugar free strawberry ice cream?
Aren't the raw eggs in candida ice cream dangerous?
Is candida diet ice cream easy to scoop?
How long does candida ice cream last in the freezer?
More sugar-free ice cream recipes

 

You're sitting on a park bench on a hot, sultry day. You've recently started a candida diet and your cravings are beginning to stir. You may or may not be wishing that you'd never done an internet search for 'antibiotics and thrush' because now you know what candida is and that changing your diet is one of the key areas needed to address it.

Then it happens. Someone walks past, eating a triple-scoop ice cream cone drizzled in sugar-coated toppings. Those old ice cream cravings start rearing their ugly heads. You can just about taste it. . .

That, my friend, is when you whip out your bowl of Candida Diet Ice Cream and laugh out loud.

If you can laugh when your mouth is full. . .

 

      

Healthy candida diet ice cream

You'll instantly fall in love with its:

  • Healthy, nutrient rich fats - the fats used in this ice cream are some of the healthiest you'll ever find.
    • Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids which are antimicrobial and antifungal, which is perfect when you have candida overgrowth (source).
    • Beef tallow promotes fat-burning, prevents oxidative damage, and is nourishing to the skin. It also contains numerous nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin K, and vitamin E (source).
    • Egg yolks are home to vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as omega-3 fats and antioxidants (source).
    • Butter is one of the best and most easily absorbed sources of vitamin A which is essential to a healthy immune system (source).

  • Creaminess goodness - who knew that fats could be so creamy? Not me. I was a little hesitant to try the recipe when we stumbled across it years ago, but we've tweaked it several times since then and have found, what we think, is the perfect combination.

  • Easy directions - this is probably the part I love the most as a busy mom. It's so easy! Even the kids can pour the ingredients into a blender, mix it up, and put it in the freezer. 

If I could, I would call this: Easy, Candida-Diet, Sugar-Free, Healthy-Fat, Delicious, Filling, and Satiating, Good-For-You Ice Cream.

But you know. . .

 

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Candida diet ice cream ingredients

  • expeller pressed coconut oil - expeller pressed coconut oil doesn't have a coconut flavor which is why this is my go-to.

    Alternately, you can use rendered beef tallow in place of the coconut oil if you want to make carnivore ice cream. If you don't want to render your own, Epic's grass fed beef tallow is a quick and easy option. 

  • butter - use real, unsalted butter for superior taste.

  • eggs - these will be raw, so I recommend using organic, free-range eggs for the healthiest and safest option.

  • stevia powder - I use stevia powder in this recipe, because I just like stevia sweetened ice cream, but you can certainly experiment with stevia drops (without alcohol), or xylitol.

  • cacao powder - this is used for the chocolate version. If you want vanilla ice cream, simply omit. Check out the Q&A's if you'd like to make a chocolate and vanilla layered ice cream dessert. 

                    

Supplies needed for candida diet ice cream

Small sauce pan - you'll need this for melting your fats. I prefer to use a stainless steel pan rather than cast iron in this case as sometimes the newer cast iron can give a metallic taste to food.

Blender - I use a Ninja blender, but because all of the ingredients are soft and easy to blend, you could use a less powerful blender. Optionally, an immersion blender would also work.

9x9 pan - I prefer glass, stoneware, or stainless steel because you'll likely need to scoop this out with a metal spatula or ice cream scoop and it's better not to scratch teflon or aluminum and get flakes in your ice cream. 

If you wanted individual serving sizes, you could also use small glass bowls with lids (i.e. Pyrex or something similar) and freeze them just the same as you would a 9x9 pan.

                    

How to make guilt free ice cream

Step 1. Gently heat the coconut oil and butter together in a small sauce pan until just melted. Let cool to room temperature and then pour the mixture into a blender. 

Step 2. Add the eggs, vanilla, and cacao to the blender and blend on high for 1 minute until it’s frothy.

Step 3. Add stevia powder to taste. Start with a tiny bit - maybe 1/8 teaspoon or less and then blend and taste test before adding more. Remember that once it's frozen stevia loses a bit of sweetness, but too much can make it bitter. 

Step 4. Pour the ice cream liquid into a 9x9 pan. Cover with a lid and place in the freezer until frozen (about 1 hour).

Step 5. When the ice cream is frozen, score lightly into squares and scoop out to enjoy. 

 

Are you looking for more candida diet ice cream alternatives? Check out Candida on Ice!

 

                    

Notes/tips for making candida ice cream

>> When making this for the first time, don't feel guilty one iota about drinking it straight from the blender. If you omit the the cacao powder, it has a wonderful eggnog-ish flavor. Add a few ice cubes to the blender, and you could be making eggnog slushies. . .

>> Also, feel free to add candida diet approved toppings - they go great together! Unsweetened coconut flakes, slivered almonds, fresh raspberries and strawberries. . . It's all good!

>> A note about stevia. Once a recipe is frozen, stevia loses some of its sweetness. However, too much stevia can make your recipe taste bitter. I've made it a practice to add stevia to taste by starting out with tiny amounts at a time.

When it gets to the point it's JUST sweet enough, I stop so that the finished product won't be quite as sweet and will diminish some of my sweet tooth cravings. 

>> And one last tidbit. Be careful not to leave this out so long that it melts. Just like regular ice cream, once it melts the flavor and texture are never quite the same.

>>This recipe makes 12 servings, but you can easily cut the ingredients in half if you want to make less, or double it if you want more.

 



                    

How can I make this into a layered ice cream dessert?

To make this a beautiful, layered dessert:

Step 1.
Gently heat the coconut oil and butter together in a small sauce pan until just melted. Let cool to room temperature and then pour the mixture into a blender. 

Step 2. Add the eggs and vanilla to the blender and blend on high for 1 minute until it’s frothy and a nice, deep yellow.

Step 3. Add stevia powder to taste. Start with a tiny bit - maybe 1/8 teaspoon or less and then blend and taste test before adding more. Remember that once it's frozen stevia loses a bit of sweetness, but too much can make it bitter. 

Step 4. Pour the ice cream liquid evenly between three small bowls. Take one of the bowls and add the cacao powder. Mix with a fork. Now you have two bowls of vanilla and one bowl of chocolate.

Step 5. Pour one of the vanilla bowls into a 9x9 pan. Cover with a lid and place in the freezer until frozen (about 1 hour).

Step 6. Cover the second vanilla bowl and the chocolate bowl with lids and place them in the refrigerator to keep cold.

Step 7. When the vanilla ice cream in the freezer has frozen solid, pour the bowl of chocolate ice cream liquid on top of it, and place the container in the freezer again. When the chocolate layer has frozen solid, repeat with the last bowl of vanilla ice cream liquid. 

Step 8. When all the layers of ice cream are completely frozen, it's finished!

                    

How can I convert this into carnivore diet ice cream?

To make this carnivore diet approved, use solid, rendered beef tallow instead of coconut oil. Omit the vanilla flavoring and cacao. The stevia is optional, depending on your adherence to the carnivore diet. Some carnivores add it back to their diets after a time, while others never use it.  

The same goes for butter. Some carnivores include dairy if they can handle it while others need to omit it. You're the best judge on whether or not to include it or replace it with ghee, coconut oil, or beef tallow.

                    

Can I make this dairy free ice cream?

Butter is one of those ingredients that's an individual decision, both on a candida diet or a carnivore diet. You really have to listen to your body's signals to decide if dairy is something you can tolerate or not.

If you don't want to use butter, you can replace it with ghee or more coconut oil/beef tallow. Understand that removing the butter/ghee will change the taste so you may want to make a small batch to begin with to see if you like it and to play with the ingredients. 

                    

How can I use this recipe to make sugar free strawberry ice cream?

You can play with this recipe quite easily, as long as you adhere to your own dietary needs. If you're on a candida diet, berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. ) are low-sugar fruit you can easily add to the blender or sprinkle on top.

                    

Aren't the raw eggs in candida ice cream dangerous?

Raw eggs are better when sourced from a high-quality farmer or provider. According to Dr. Mercola, conventionally raised eggs are more likely to contain salmonella than free-range eggs (source). 

David Acheson, who has been both an infection disease physician and a food safety regulator, says an estimated 1 in every 20,000 eggs is contaminated with salmonella as compared to approximately 1/4 of all cut chicken parts sold in stores (source).

Just be sure to use organic, free-range eggs sourced from local farmers (this also supports their small business!) or look for them in the store. 

                    

Is candida diet ice cream easy to scoop?

This ice cream freezes quite solidly, so it's not easy to scoop out of a bowl like 'regular' ice cream. You'll want to freeze it in a 9x9 pan. Then, when you're ready to eat it, thaw it for about 10-15 min. You can then score it with a knife and cut it into squares to scoop out.

                    

How long does candida ice cream last in the freezer?

It will last about 2-3 weeks.

 

 


 

                          Candida Diet Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 mins.
Freeze Time: 3 hrs.
Total Time: 3 hrs. 15 min.
Servings: 4 servings


Ingredients

Directions

1. Gently heat the coconut oil and butter together in a small sauce pan until just melted. Let cool to room temperature and then pour the mixture into a blender. 

2. Add the room temperature eggs, vanilla, and cacao to the blender and blend on high for 1 minute until it’s frothy.

3. Add stevia powder to taste. Start with a tiny bit - maybe 1/8 teaspoon or less and then blend and taste test before adding more. Remember that once it's frozen stevia loses a bit of sweetness, but too much can make it bitter. 

4. Pour the ice cream liquid into a 9x9 pan. Cover with a lid and place in the freezer until frozen (about 1 hour).

5. When the ice cream is frozen, score lightly into squares and scoop out to enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

1.) If the eggs and melted fats aren't room temperature, you'll run the risk of 'curdling' the eggs slightly which will create a weird texture instead of smooth ice cream.

2.) If you want vanilla ice cream only, you can omit the cacao powder.  

3.) This ice cream freezes very solidly, so when you're ready to eat it, warm an ice cream scoop under warm water first, and let the ice cream set on the counter for 10-15 minutes to thaw slightly.

 


 


  

More sugar-free ice cream recipes and cold treats

 

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Have you tried a candida diet ice cream or carnivore ice cream that's become your favorite? Tell us about it!

 

This post was originally published and written by Paula Miller. It was updated and republished on 7/13/21.

 


 

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Acheson, D. (2015, August 23). Salmonella: The Risks And Tips To Avoid Getting Poisoned. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidacheson/2015/08/22/salmonella-guide/?sh=3011c1c81b90

 

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