Homemade 83% less sugar Jim Jams Hazelnut Chocolate Ice-Cream recipe

Summer is here and we are all looking for a way to cool down in this scorching, lovely weather we have been having.

Home made ice cream is simple to make – incredibly delicious and makes you rethink about buying shop bought ice-cream again.

It’s that simple that even the children can join in with making it. There is no need for a machine – no churning – just simple mixing with a spoon will do

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • 1 tub of double cream
  • 4 heaped tbsp of Jim Jam Chocolate spread
  • A handful of chopped hazelnuts

Method:

Combine the cream and milk in a bowl until smooth

Combine the Jim Jam spread in the mixture with a mixer until smooth

Add in the chopped hazelnuts (for that extra chocolate flavour, swirl in some of the spread into the creamy mixture)

Transfer to a freezer safe container

After 2 hours, take it out of the freezer and mix together

Once frozen (about 4 hours) Take out of the freezer and leave in the room to melt for about 5 minutes.

Now you are ready to serve up

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This ice-cream is so smooth and delicious! A little bit of naughtiness but in a guilt free way

Why did I use Jim Jams Spread?

Jim Jams spreads are made up with 83% less sugar – thus meaning it is a healthier choice to feed the family. Instead of using refined sugar they use Maltitol, an artificial sweetener.  It is used to replace table sugar because it is half as caloric, does not promote tooth decay, and has a somewhat lesser effect on blood glucose. Not only is it less sugar but also, gluten-free, suitable for vegetarians and diabetics.

The hazelnut spread gives the ice-cream a rich, full-bodied taste. It is creamy and indulgent.

As a family we have dramatically cut down on our sugar intake; not just because of my illness but for the sake of our health and the children’s teeth. Since cutting down, we can see a difference in the children’s behaviour, they are less fatigued and have lots more energy throughout the day. We have noticed that our skin is much more healthier, we feel less full and that our hair doesn’t become greasy as quickly previously before the change of diet.

Jim Jams Hazelnut Chocolate spread can be found in most major supermarkets.

We was sent a jar of Jim Jam spread for the purpose of this review

 

 

Homemade Nutty Cacao chocolate, perfect for gifting

I think I may have found a recipe for the tastiest dark chocolate that has ever passed my lips. It has everything you need, dark, smooth, nutty, sweet and rich.

Chocolate doesn’t need to be a guilty pleasure with this recipe as there is no sugar added into it, yes that is correct No added sugar.

Can I tempt you in trying some?

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It is so simple to make and can be adapted to your taste by adding nuts, orange zest, Himalayan salt, dried fruit or ginger. It’s up to you!

Recipe

  • 4 heaped tbsp Raw Organic Cacao Powder
  • 4 tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup or Honey
  • 1 Tsp of vanilla extract or 1 pod
  • A selection of nuts, chopped

Method

Melt the coconut oil in a pan, add in the honey and vanilla essence. Stir together.

Once melted and combined add in the cacao powder. I used heaped tbsp not levelled. You can add more in if you feel that is too runny. To check if it is of the right consistency dip in a spoon and coat it with the mixture, leave to aside to set. This shouldn’t take too long. If the chocolate hardens it is ready. If not add more cacao and honey to thicken.

When ready pour into your desired moulds and add in any extras that you may want. At this point I added in the chopped nuts. I used almonds, brazil, macadamia and peanuts.

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I used a silicone mould as they are easy to pop out when set.

Place into the freezer to set. This should take about 10 minutes.

Once set they can be individually wrapped in cling film and stored in the fridge.

Wrap them up in cute little cellophane bags and give them away as gifts

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Let me know if you try them 🙂

Thank you for reading

 

 

Slow Cooker Chocolate Chilli Fudge Bites

Perfect melt in your mouth Chocolate fudge….

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These mini chocolate fudge mini bites with an added little extra kick from chilli are easy to make and taste so damn good!

I can’t completely take full credit for them though as I got the recipe from a facebook page called Slow Cooked Wonders 🙂 although I did slightly change it to my taste.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Tin of sweetened condensed milk 397g
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 chilli, grated

RECIPE:

Empty the condensed milk into the slow cooker, cook on medium.

Break up the chocolate into pieces and add into the pot, add in the butter and vanilla essence

The mixture will needed to be stirred every 10 minutes for about 2 hours, after 1 hour turn the cooker down to a low. The mixture will start to become thick with a thin skin over the top, so it needs to be stirred often.

Add in the chilli towards the end and mix in.

Pour into a lined tin or mould, leave to cool and then place in the fridge for 24 hours to set. I lined my square tin with cling film so it was easy to take out once done

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Once set remove from the fridge and score/cut into square chunks

You do not need to add in the chilli if you prefer, if you do it depends on the type of chilli that you add in for the intensity of the chilli kick.

Now all you have to do is enjoy! Let me know if you give it a go 🙂

 

 

 

 

Easter Nest Egg Cakes 85/365

Today we have been making Easter Nest Egg cakes from Shredded Wheat and chocolate

Shredded Wheat (shredded up)
Chocolate melted
Bun cases
Mini chocolate eggs
Lindt chocolate bunnies

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Not a bad effort for the 5 year old, don’t you think?

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Witches Broom (bread) Sticks party food

I have been making these chocolate covered breadsticks for a long time for my boys birthday parties and they go down well everytime!

They are quick and easy to make and the children can join in with making them too as we all know wherever they can make a mess they will!
They are ideal for halloween as they look like mini broomsticks.

What you need:

Packet of mini breadsticks

Chocolate, white or milk

Hundreds and thousands or chocolate mini flakes (cake toppings are perfect)

Saucepan of boiling water

Glass bowl

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Instructions:

Melt the chocolate in the glass bowl over some boiling water in a pan.

Once melted pour the chocolate over one end of a breadstick

Using a cake topper shaker, cover the chocolate all the way round the breadstick. I do this over a tub so i can catch the toppings as then they can be poured back into the shaker

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Once covered place on a plate. When you have done all of your breadsticks place them in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill and set.

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All ready to be enjoyed at a party or just for a treat for the children.
This recipe is ideal to do when your children have friends over aswell.

Hope you enjoy, please let’s know if you make them 🙂