Ice cream doesn’t have to be a “cheat” food.
The Bulletproof Diet is designed to provide every possible health advantage. It allowed me to keep six-pack abs while eating 4500 calories a day, not exercising, and sleeping 5 hours a night. It lowers blood pressure, melts fat, and adds muscle. It works, but the real question is: “Can I have dessert?” Oh yes, but how? you may ask…
Why Low Carb Ice Cream?
Typical ice cream has tons of sugar and all sorts of other crap in it that many don’t consider a healthy choice. A low carb ice cream recipe would solve all the problems that normal, high sugar, performance-robbing, ice cream presents.
This low carb Bulletproof ice cream recipe contains good fats and no sugar, a win in any case.
Bulletproof Ice Cream: Creamy Coconut “Get Some” Ice Cream
- 4 whole eggs
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 tsp Vanilla Collagen Protein Powder
- 1 g vitamin C (ascorbic acid) or 10 drops apple cider vinegar to taste
- 7 tbsp grass-fed butter
- 7 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 2/3 tbsp Brain Octane Oil or MCT oil
- 5 1/2 tbsp xylitol or erythritol
- 1/4-1/2 cup of water or ice (start with a small amount and add as needed)
- 1/4-1/2 cup cocoa powder (optional)
- Blend everything but the water/ice in blender.
Note: It takes a while to get the butter blended into perfect creaminess.
- Add water or ice and blend some more until well blended.
Ideally, you want a yogurt-like consistency for creamy ice cream, or you can add more water for a firmer, icier texture.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow its instructions to make ice cream.
Makes: 5-6 servings
Why I Call This Ice Cream a Health Food
Fat is one of the most satisfying foods on the planet. Unfortunately, most ice cream doesn’t contain good fat, and it has lots of other crap in it. Regular ice cream has loads of refined sugar, colorings, preservatives, and artificial flavors. These compounds can cause blood sugar crashes, and of course, fat gain.
That’s one reason I created a hormone boosting, muscle building, fat-melting ice cream concoction that you can eat without having to call it a “cheat.” The other reason is that I wanted to increase my wife’s (and my) fertility before we had children. I made this recipe to provide maximum taste without compromising health.
It took literally hundreds of test batches to get this right. I consider it to be Paleo-friendly, but some disagree that cavemen ate my choice of healthy sweeteners. That’s true – they didn’t have ice cream makers either!
Note: I use a scale for my cooking experiments. I’ve provided conversions for the usual kitchen measuring devices in the recipe above.
Why Call It “Get Some” Ice Cream?
I’d like to introduce you to the only ice cream that I and my family ever have — “Get Some” Ice Cream.
That’s right. About an hour after eating this special blend of high-fat awesomeness, your body gets a signal that says, “I am in a land of plenty,” which translates, in evolution-speak to, “It is time to mate. NOW.” Women, in particular, are most impacted by this side effect of ice cream, but it also works on men. I’ve shared this recipe with enough people to be pretty sure I’m not just making this up.
As I wrote about in the Better Baby Book, your genes are generally in one of two phases: growth mode and defense mode. Your body goes into defense mode when faced with unnatural stress such as low fat, low-calorie diets. It starts to pay less attention to nonessential functions like, well, reproduction.
My lovely carnivorous wife would eat me alive if I tried to test this formula on other women. As a result, I was reduced to giving the recipe to friends and waiting for the results. Perhaps Simone Syed, the very sexy transhumanist co-founder of the BIL Conference and high-fat nutrition carnivore said it best: “Oh, and trust me… The boyfriends are well aware that Paleo ice cream makes girls happy!!!”
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