How to Make Orange Electrolyte Ice Cream (No Added Sugar)

How to Make Orange Electrolyte Ice Cream (No Added Sugar)

What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your preferred milk)
  • 1 packet Orange "Salt of the Earth" electrolyte powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or full-fat coconut milk for a dairy-free version)
  • Optional: Natural sweetener like Stevia, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Prepare the Base

Start by mixing the Orange "Salt of the Earth" electrolyte powder with the almond milk. Ensure that the powder is completely dissolved to avoid any gritty texture in your ice cream. This step is crucial as it ensures that the electrolytes are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

2. Add Cream and Optional Sweetener

Once your base is smooth, stir in the heavy cream or coconut milk. If you're using vanilla extract and a sweetener, add them now. This is your chance to tweak the sweetness according to your taste. Remember, the natural flavors will intensify once frozen, so go easy on the sweetener.

3. Chill

Transfer your mixture to the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2 hours. The colder your base before freezing, the creamier your ice cream will turn out. This step is vital for reducing ice crystal formation during freezing.

4. Freeze and Process

Pour the chilled mixture into a Ninja Creami pint container (or your ice cream maker) and freeze it solid, ideally for 24 hours. Once frozen, process the mixture using the ice cream setting on your machine. This will aerate the ice cream and give it that wonderfully creamy texture we all love.

5. Serve

Your Orange Electrolyte Ice Cream is ready to enjoy! Serve it immediately for the best texture or store it in the freezer if you have leftovers. It’s perfect for a refreshing post-workout treat or a low-sugar dessert that won't make you feel sluggish.

Why Add Electrolytes to Ice Cream?

Incorporating electrolytes in your dessert is more than just a novelty. Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium play a crucial role in hydration, which is especially important during hot weather or after physical activities. By combining the hydrating power of electrolytes with the indulgent nature of ice cream, you create a dessert that not only tastes good but also replenishes essential minerals lost through sweat.

Health Benefits

  • Hydration: Helps maintain fluid balance in the body.
  • No Added Sugars: Reduces calorie intake and lowers the risk of sugar-related health issues.
  • Customizable: Easily adaptable for dairy-free and vegan diets.

Final Scoop

Our Orange Electrolyte Ice Cream is not just a treat; it's a smart way to indulge wisely. It’s creamy, tangy, and with no added sugar, it’s a dessert you can feel good about devouring. Perfect for those looking to keep their sugar intake low but their spirits high!

So, why not give this recipe a whirl? Whether you're looking to hydrate creatively or simply in the mood for something new and delicious, this ice cream ticks all the boxes. Enjoy your scoop of health and happiness – you deserve it!

Have any questions or need tips on tweaking the recipe? Feel free to ask, and I’d be thrilled to help!

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