Recipe: Dr. Jiwani’s Pistachio Ice Cream: Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb

(Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free & Corn-Free)

Summer Means Ice Cream!

Beat the heat with Dr. Jiwani’s Pistachio Ice Cream for a cold, sweet dessert. As the temperatures escalate, it’s hard to resist the smooth, creamy coldness of ice cream. The problem lies in the many allergies commonly found in store bought ice cream. Typical ingredients in ice cream make it an allergy, sugar & preservative nightmare.

The Horrors of Store Bought Ice Cream

Store bought ice cream ingredients include milk, sugar, corn syrup, cream, cacao, whey, mono and diglycerides, carob bean gum, guar gum, carrageenan, natural flavor, annatto (for color), vitamin A palmitate & tara gum. This means it may contain food allergies such as dairy, sugar cane, cacao (chocolate), legumes (soy family), corn, gluten & unknown chemicals (natural flavor).

The Cold Creaminess without the Carbs

I chose coconut milk to make this ice cream instead of other recipes using bananas, cashews, avocado & almond milk as they contain potential allergens, more carbs and tend not have the true ice cream taste & texture. The few ingredients within Dr. Jiwani’s Pistachio Ice Cream make it a simple, healthy & elegant dessert.

Pistachio Ice Cream: No Allergens & No Carbs

Dr. Jiwani’s Pistachio Ice Cream is ideal for those looking for a cool, creamy treat without the sugar, chemicals & allergens, while Dairy-Free, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, suitable even for those following Paleo, Keto, Vegan & Grain-Free Diets. Pistachio ice cream has an incredibly delectable flavour, while being so healthy when homemade in a nutritional way.

Pistachios For Weight Loss

Pistachios are ancient nuts eaten by man as early as 6,000 BC. These tree nuts are packed with healthy fats, protein & minerals. In fact, pistachios have the highest amount of protein (6 grams per 1/8 cup) and lowest fat (13 grams per 1/8 cup) of all nuts. This makes pistachio a nutritious snack for overall health, weight loss & heart health.

Proven Health Benefits of Raw, Organic Pistachios:

  • Anemia & Blood Health: improved production of hemoglobin (red blood cells)

  • Neurological Health: resveratrol & other antioxidants for Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s prevention

  • Cancer: antioxidants reduce risk for different cancers

  • Diabetes: affects insulin hormone levels for energy, improves insulin resistance & blood sugar, prevents fat gain

  • Eye Health: lutein & zeaxanthin (carotenoid antioxidants) lowers risk of macular degeneration

  • Gut Health: modulates good bacteria for healthy gut flora

  • Heart Health: it’s good fats & antioxidants increase “good” cholesterol (HDL) & decrease “bad” cholesterol (LDL), protects against stroke & heart disease by reducing inflammation & increasing flexibility of arteries, prevents blood clots

  • Immunity: improved white blood cell response, thymus & lymph functions

  • Minerals Galore: copper, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc & selenium

  • Nervous System: nutrients essential for neurotransmitters & myelin (nerve coating for fastest signals)

  • Skin: good fat prevents dryness, antioxidants for young, supple skin, prevents aging of skin (wrinkles, fine lines & age spots)

  • Sexual Health: improves blood flow & sexual vitality in men

  • Vitamin-Rich: vitamin E (gamma-tocopherol), B complex, folate, vitamin B6

  • Weight Loss: less calories, more protein, good fats & fibre provides fullness so less calories are consumed, more calories are burned, ideal for healthy weight management

     

Dr. Jiwani’s Homemade Pistachio Ice Cream

Serving: ~ 4 Litres / 28 servings of Pistachio Ice Cream (2/3 cup per serving)

Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Legume & Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Yeast-Free, Low Carb, Suitable for Paleo, Keto, Diabetic, Vegan & Allergy Conscious Diets*

Dry Ingredients

3 cups 360 g Organic Raw Shelled Pistachios

1 cups 200 g Organic Coconut Sugar (For Paleo & Low Glycemic Diets)

OR

1 cups 200 g Xylitol Xyla Brand Only (For Low Carb, Keto & Candida Diets)

OR

Pinch Stevia  to taste

Spices

½ teaspoon 2.5 g Himalayan Sea Salt

1 teaspoon 5 g Organic Ground Vanilla (Optional)

5 strands Saffron (Optional)

Wet Ingredients

4 cup 1000 mL Organic Coconut Cream Earth’s Choice Brand (Avoid if Allergic to  Legumes, as has Guar Gum)
FOR THINNER ICE CREAM: Use Organic Coconut Milk

OR

2/3 cup 192 g Organic Creamed Coconut Unsweetened Let’s Do Organic Brand

AND

Filtered Water to equal 1000 mL volume when combined with Organic Creamed Coconut Unsweetened

Instructions

Soak Organic Raw Shelled Pistachios in Filtered Water for 8 hours

Rinse & drain Organic Raw Shelled Pistachios

IF AVOIDING GUAR GUM:

Melt Organic Creamed Coconut Unsweetened on low heat & stir in Filtered Water until a total volume of 1000 mL is reached, mix thoroughly

Blend all ingredients in Vita-Mix until completely smooth

Refrigerate mixture for 2 – 3 hours

You can make ice cream in a few different ways:

  1. Pour cold mixture into ice cream maker
  2. Pour cold mixture into small portion size glass containers for individual servings
  3. Pour cold mixture into popsicle molds
  4. Pour cold mixture into chocolate molds for fun shapes

Freeze ice cream for at least 3 hours

For Chocolate Covered Ice Cream: DIP each frozen ice cream piece into Dr. Jiwani’s Homemade Dark Chocolate

Remove from freezer for 5 – 15 minutes before serving depending on the size of serving

Flavorful Combinations to Add Into Ice Cream Mixture:

  • Rosewater

  • Peppermint Essential Oils

  • Cacao Nibs

  • Almonds / Walnuts / Pistachios

Tips

  • AVOID PLASTIC Storage due to cancer causing & hormone disrupting chemicals

  • Please avoid your specific food allergies. This recipe is allergy-free for some as above, when the correct ingredients are used as per the recipe above.

  • Enjoy the cool, creamy delectable taste of Pistachio Ice Cream without the guilt, while staying healthy & lean.

  • Adapted Recipe

Approximate Nutrition

Per 1 Serving Pistachio Ice Cream (2/3 cup) based on 28 Servings of Ice Cream: 

Pistachio Ice Cream with Xylitol OR Coconut Sugar

Calories 146 Using Xylitol

Calories 172 Using Coconut Nectar

Protein 3.5 g

Net Carbs 3 g Using Xylitol

Net Carbs 10 g Using Coconut Nectar

Fat 14 g

Fiber 1.5 g

Related      Recipe: Dr. Jiwani’s Homemade Dark Chocolate 

References

Aldemir M, Okulu E, Neşelioğlu S, Erel O, Kayıgil Ö. Pistachio diet improves erectile function parameters and serum lipid profiles in patients with erectile dysfunction. International Journal Of Impotence Research. 2011 Jan 1;23(1):32-8.

Bastianetto S, Ménard C, Quirion R. Neuroprotective action of resveratrol. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Molecular Basis of Disease. 2015 Jun 30;1852(6):1195-201.

Eisenhauer B, Natoli S, Liew G, Flood V. Lutein and Zeaxanthin—Food Sources, Bioavailability  and Dietary Variety in Age‐Related Macular  Degeneration Protection. Nutrients 2017;9:120. 

Gebauer SK, West SG, Kay CD, Alaupovic P, Bagshaw D, Kris-Etherton PM. Effects of pistachios on cardiovascular disease risk factors and potential mechanisms of action: a dose-response study. The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition. 2008 Sep 1;88(3):651-9.

Parham M, Heidari S, Khorramirad A, Hozoori M, Hosseinzadeh F, Bakhtyari L, Vafaeimanesh J. Effects of pistachio nut supplementation on blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized crossover trial. The Review Of Diabetic Studies: RDS. 2014;11(2):190.

Rajaram S, Sabaté J. Nuts, body weight and insulin resistance. British Journal of Nutrition. 2006 Nov;96(S2):S79-86.

Ukhanova M, Wang X, Baer DJ, Novotny JA, Fredborg M, Mai V. Effects of almond and pistachio consumption on gut microbiota composition in a randomised cross-over human feeding study. British Journal of Nutrition. 2014 Jun;111(12):2146-52.

Yang CS, Suh N, Kong AN. Does vitamin E prevent or promote cancer?. Cancer Prevention Research. 2012 May 1;5(5):701-5.


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This information is for educational purposes only and does not advocate self-diagnosis.  Due to individual variability, consultation with a licensed health professional, such as a naturopathic physician is highly recommended, prior to starting a natural treatment plan. For further information, see Terms of our Website.

 

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