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Lowest fat homemade ice cream, suggestions?

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City Kid Jul 23, 2008 12:03 PM

I'm looking for recipes for really low-fat homemade ice cream for a very diet conscious crowd. I have a recipe from Epicurious for cream cheese ice cream where I can use low-fat cream cheese, and skim milk but I'm afraid if I sub evaporated milk or fat-free half and half for the heavy cream it may not actually have the consistency of ice cream. Any ideas, recipes, or tips you can share? Oh, and the other part of the challenge is I don't want to use eggs or have to cook the concoction first. Thanks!

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  1. sarah galvin RE: City Kid Jul 23, 2008 12:21 PM

    Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream is fantastic and is only 3.5% fat. I think I found it on epicurious.com

    1. ArikaDawn RE: City Kid Jul 23, 2008 12:26 PM

      If frozen yogurt is an option, I made some yesterday following David Leibovitz's recipe and it was really really good not to mention fat free. It'd be realy great with fresh berries.

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        Mellicita RE: ArikaDawn Jul 23, 2008 06:13 PM

        I second this idea! Here is the link (you will need to scroll down a bit)

        http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives...

        And one chowhound made her own variation for strawberry balsamic frozen yogurt here:
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/285937

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        paul balbin RE: City Kid Jul 23, 2008 12:27 PM

        Check out the Champion juicer recipes for ice creams. We have made Cantaloupe, peach
        and mango lately using 2% Horizon milk. Heavenly....

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          Anne H RE: City Kid Jul 23, 2008 06:54 PM

          Any reason you are not making sorbet? Really delicious fruit sorbets that are basically fruit juice, with a bit of sugar added as needed...

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            City Kid RE: City Kid Jul 23, 2008 08:54 PM

            You are all wonderful -- I plan to try all these suggestions. Thanks for saving me!!!

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              Ida Red RE: City Kid Jul 24, 2008 07:54 AM

              Check out Bittman from the NY Times... last summer he ran a recipe for cornstarch ice cream. It works great; the cornstarch acts as a thickener, making the ice cream creamier without all the yolks. This helps the cholesterol problem; the calorie problem I don't know... eat less exercise more? When I made it I liked it better with less of the cornstarch than he uses.

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                The Dairy Queen RE: Ida Red Jul 24, 2008 08:43 AM

                I was going to suggest a variation I had on Bittman's cornstarch ice cream, except that the OP wasn't interested in anything that requires cooking. Here's the banana cornstarch ice cream I made that was quite good. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/47339...

                ~TDQ

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