Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The BEST Tasting D.I.Y. Low-Carb Milk (3 Variations)

I thought you may enjoy a tasty yet inexpensive "Milk" to enjoy with your new low-carb breakfasts.


I have been posting some nice low-carb breakfast options, but they all go well with milk! We need a low-carbohydrate milk too, right?

You could always use unsweetened almond, coconut, or soy milk, but I thought I'd give you a really affordable option for all you dairy lovers out there (me). You most likely have milk for the rest of the family, so it will be easy to make this recipe for yourself.

I have included other low-carb milk variations, but the first one tastes the best. Try them all and see what you think. I know I love to have lots of options, so I try hard to provide you with a variety of options too.



The Best Tasting Low-Carb Milk Recipe:

1 c. organic whole milk (12 grams total carbs)
3 to 4 c. purified cold water
2 to 4 T. heavy cream (from about .80 to 1.60 total carbs)
1/8 t. sea salt or BioSalt, to taste
1/4 t. stevia glycerite, to taste
1/2 t. real vanilla extract, to taste (optional)


Method:

Measure everything into a glass mason jar.
Tighten the lid and shake together well.
Chill in the refrigerator.



To make 1 serving (3.2 grams carbs):

1/4 c.organic whole milk (3 grams carbs)
3/4 to 1 c. purified cold water
1/2 to 1 T. heavy cream (from about .20 to .40 total carbs)
1 pinch sea salt or BioSalt
1 to 2 drops stevia glycerite, to taste
1/8 t. real vanilla extract, to taste (optional)





Notes & Variations:

This Low-Carb Milk has a combined total of about 12.8 grams of carbohydrates for the full amount made (with only 2 T heavy cream added).

If you want more of a skim milk taste, mix it with the 4 c. water.

If you want more of a whole milk taste, mix it with only 3 c. water.

If you want a richer milk, increase the cream up to 8 T.

If you want to make chocolate milk, add a paste made of cocoa powder and sweeten to taste


If you want to use powdered milk instead of fresh whole milk: 

Omit whole milk and add 1/4 c. plus 1 T. plus 1 t. instant dry milk powder (dried whole milk is preferred to dried skim milk). Increase the heavy cream to anywhere from 4 to 8 T., according to your tastes. This version does not taste as good as when using fresh whole milk. (The carb count is the same for the powdered milk and the fresh milk.)


If you want a higher protein content Low-Carb Milk (1 serving): 

Mix together these dry ingredients:
1 T. buttermilk powder (a low carb variety)
1 T. whey protein isolate *
1/4 t. Table-Top Sugar Replacement Blend
1 pinch sea salt or BioSalt
Slowly add:
1 c. purified water
2 T. heavy cream
Mix well until everything is dissolved, then add: 
A splash of real vanilla extract, if desired
Chill well. Shake well before using.
(0.5 g carbs and 11 g protein per serving.)

* Source: Now brand or get from the Protein Factory (online).


Now you can enjoy some low-carb milk with your High Fiber Hot Cereallow-carb pancakes or low-carb buttermilk pancakes!


Enjoy,

Leila.