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Dairy free Low Carb Vanilla “Ice Cream” with Hot Fudge – Kim’s Club


I have updated this recipe – quicker, yummier, more scoopable and lower in calories!

My favourite dessert has always been a hot fudge sundae.  When I was a kid, my idea of heaven was to be taken to a cafe by my Dad and have a hot fudge sundae – no nuts! (I know, I have always been a purist with my sundaes!).

Years passed and as I grew older I developed lactose intolerance. (Heavy sigh….).  For a long time it was impossible to find dairy free ‘ice cream’ – then the soy stuff came out and it just wasn’t the same.

More years passed and I learned that sugar was doing me more harm than good, so even the lactose free ‘ice creams’ which were now improving, were no longer on the menu, never mind the fudge sauce!

So finally I started a quest to develop a decent dairy free, sugar free hot fudge sundae!  And here is my vanilla – with fudge sauce!  Quite tasty indeed.

This dairy free, coconut cream based ice cream is a revelation!  Move over, Haagen Daz!  It doesn’t taste too strongly of coconut, and go ahead and add extra vanilla if you wish (or, indeed, other flavours!).  It is such an easy recipe and scoopable!  Whoah!

For strict paleo people, you may want to skip the xanthan gum and glycerine, and substitute maple syrup or honey for sweetener which will help keep the concoction from being too hard.

I recommend using an ice cream machine for this – see notes.

The Fudge sauce recipe is in the notes – with the nutritional breakdown.

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Dairy free Vanilla "Ice Cream" with Hot Fudge - Kim's Club
Dairy free and sugar free low-carb frozen dessert
Recipe type: Dessert "Ice Cream"
Serves: 5
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Total time: 
  • 1 cup/ 250ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 whole eggs (pasteurised or Lion's Mark - free from salmonella)
  • ½ cup of Swerve or Natvia, or Sukrin powdered (plus Stevia drops to taste if desired)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 10 oz/320ml coconut cream (2 small cans, or if you can't get them measure out the cream from the top of a tin of coconut milk/can also use a 250ml carton, still works)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp xanthan gum
  • Glycerin, food grade 38ml/1.5oz (this doesn't have to be exact, a bit more is fine)
  1. Simply blend all the ingredients together with a stick blender or in a food processor.
  2. Churn in an ice cream machine until the paddles have difficult turning. Superb eating straight away or pack into an airtight freezer container and freeze. Let soften slightly before serving. This should be scoopable!
I recommend an ice cream machine. You can try without, it involves feeezing and removing every 20-30 minutes to beat out the ice crystals until firm.

If you try this, let me know how it works for you!

For the Hot Fudge:
1 cup/250 ml unsweetened almond milk
3oz/80g sugar-free chocolate (I use Cavalier Stevia sweetened dark chocolate, you can also use Chocoperfection or a high content chocolate such as Lindt 80-90% but values will need adjusting)
2 tbsp butter, ghee or cooconut oil (I use butter)
1 tsp vanilla

To make the fudge sauce:
Heat the almond milk until hot but not simmering, place in a jar with tight lid along with the rest of the ingredients and shake until the chocolate is melted and everything is combined. I like to add some sweetener at this point - I have a sweet tooth! Optional but you may sweeten it up to taste with your favourite. I recommend liquid Stevia or Sucralose and powdered erythritol for a smooth finish.
Fudge sauce makes 10 servings of about 2 tbsp each: 59kcal 5g fat 2g carb (<1net) 1g protein

See below for ice cream stats..
Nutrition Information
Serving size:  Calories: 130 Fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 5g

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Spicy Roast Lamb – Kim’s Club

Lamb - Kims club

I love roast lamb.  It’s great in the oven, on the BBQ and in the slow cooker.  I especially like to pair lamb with some heat – some spice – some whisper of the exotic.  This recipe was one of those, you know, I’ll just throw these things together and see what happens moments.  I have to say, it yielded a very tasty supper!  So easy, I do hope you will give it a go…

Spicy Roast Lamb - Kim's Club
Spicy, yogurt crusted roast lamb
Recipe type: Main dish
Serves: 4
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  • 1 butterflied leg of lamb about 800G or 1½ lb
  • sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup of greek or unsweetened coconut yogurt (or can use coconut cream and a squeeze of lemon)
  • Hot sauce - your choice and to your taste. I used a habanero, about a tbsp.
  • Pinch of salt
  • Splash of dry wine or vermouth
  1. Preheat oven to moderate Gas mark 4, 180C, 350F
  2. Place all ingredients except lamb and wine in a blender or processor and pulse until smooth, adding a bit of wine at the end to loosen the mixture if it gets too thick. You want it like heavy cream.
  3. Pour over the lamb and if possible marinate for an hour up to overnight.
  4. (I didn't have time for this so I just smothered the lamb and in the oven it went! Still lovely, but better if it can sit a while!)
  5. Roast for about an hour for pink lamb, or to your preference.
These stats are for using full fat greek yogurt such as Total (Fage). If you use coconut yogurt or cream they will be about 50-60 more calories per serving and higher in fat.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ Fat: 51 Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 38


Low-Carb Biscuits/Scones – Kim’s Club


So yesterday I was fiddling around with the idea of making a low-carb bagel!  Ha!  This is NOT a bagel!  BUT what happened was the best biscuit/scone thingy I have had yet!  So excited, I ate two!  (Quite high in fibre – I recommend you stick to one at a time)  This has such good flavour and crumb, I think I will revamp my cinnamon rolls and cheese rolls with this recipe.  If you are Paleo, then feel free to eliminate the peanut flour and switch the yogurt with coconut cream or plain coconut yogurt.  It won’t have such a ‘wheaty’ taste though.

Low-Carb Biscuits/Scones - Kim's Club
Tender crumb with a crisper shell. Delicious as sweet scones or savoury biscuits!
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
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  • 20gm/2tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp peanut flour (OPTIONAL! It helps give a 'wheaty' taste)
  • 15gm/2 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 125gm/1½cups ground almonds
  • 1tbsp dry grated parmesan (canned is fine, and yup - even for sweet scones!) Increase to 2tbsp for savoury
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking Soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp vinegar (apple cider or wine vinegar)
  • 25gm/1oz olive oil for savoury, melted butter or coconut oil for sweet scones
  • 100gms/1/2 cup full-fat greek yogurt (I use Total or lactose free Turkish yogurt)
  • 1 egg
  • 50ml/2oz. unsweetened almond milk
  • 10 drops Stevia (for sweet scones, or to taste with favourite sweetener)
  • Note:(for savoury biscuits)1/2 tsp garlic granules
  1. preheat oven to 180c, gas Mark 4
  2. Mix dry ingredients together, in a separate bowl mix the wet and then add to dry. Mix well with electric mixer and let sit for a couple of minutes. Mixture will thicken. Divide into 8 biscuit shaped mounds on baking parchment.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm, or split and toast when cool. Can be reheated. Will keep in airtight container a couple of days or in the fridge for about a week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 153 Fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 4g (1 net) Fibre: 3g Protein: 6g