February 03, 2021

Sugar free and low carb... Daiquiri Ice Ice Cream~ (Like Baskin Robbins)


I thought I had this one on my site already but a quick skim over posts and I didn't see it, so I'm just going to put it up (again) just in case.  

Not a huge fan of ice cream in general (I can take it or leave it) but when I was a teenager, I did find I liked the Daiquiri Ice from Baskin Robbins.  I prefer a slushy or Icee over ice cream, so it's not a stretch that I'd prefer this icy treat with a citric acid sour 'kick' to it rather than a sweet, heavy cream.  It's just me.

Over the past 20 years or so, we stopped in a few times with the kids but I ended up not getting anything because they never had the Daiquiri Ice.  I don't know if they stopped making it for awhile or if it was just the franchises we were visiting on vacation, etc., but there were a number of years they didn't carry it.

On top of that, we have been sugar free for 19 (?) years now so given a choice, I usually bypass sugary food items anyway. 

A few years ago I decided to make it myself.  This way I could control the sugar content.  Since then, this is the version I make when I'm craving it.  

I went to the Baskin Robbins site this morning to see if they still offer Daiquiri Ice ice cream and I saw it listed!  I don't know if it's the tangy version or the sweeter lime version I had heard they changed it to for a few years (?) but I was more interested in the sugar and carb count.

As you can see, 26g carbs and 19g sugar. Wow.

I'm positive I'd be nauseated and maybe even throw up if I had a food with 19 grams of sugar in it. 

When it comes to making this ice cream, it's quick and easy for me because I already have limes or lime juice, rum extract and citric acid powder in my pantry/fridge at all times, but if you don't have those items, you'll need to pick them up at the store or order them online.

You should be able to find all the ingredients in your local grocery store - especially if it's a Walmart or Publix. 


Sugar free and Low Carb - Daiquiri Ice Ice Cream

2 c water
1 c sweeteners (I used a mixture of Lakanto and Xylitol)
1 t unflavored gelatin powder
2 T fresh lime juice (bottled is fine but fresh tastes best if you have it!)
1 t rum extract
1 t citric acid powder
optional:  green food color

In a pan on the stove top, place the sweetener, sprinkle the gelatin powder over it.  Add the water and whisk. Heat until the sweetener is dissolved and mixture becomes clear.  Remove from heat.  Add the lime juice, rum extract and citric acid.  Taste test and see if you like the amount of lime and citric acid.  Adjust in tiny doses if you wish.  Chill the mixture completely before using it in your favorite ice cream machine according to your directions.  




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