Low Carb Ice Cream

Being on a low-carb diet has some drawbacks in terms of foods you may have been used to eating for pure gastronomic pleasure, but can no longer enjoy because of their high carb counts. For me that includes french fries, tortillas and tortilla chips, bread, and ice cream.

However, in the freezer section of the Super Wal-Mart in Marshall, Texas, I came across low-carb Blue Bunny brand ice cream bars. The one that seemed particularly appealing was that the Butter Pecan Carb Freedom “frozen dairy dessert”.

The package describes these as “Butter Pecan frozen dairy desset dipped in white chocolate and pecan pieces”. At 2g net carbs for each bar, that’s within the limit I of daily treats I allow myself (when not having a pack of Atkin’s Peanut Butter Cups instead – also 2g of net carbs for one package).

Having previously tried a Ben & Jerry’s low-carb ice cream (flavorless – yuck! – 2.0 out of 10.0 on the The Richter Scale) and ice cream bars from Atkins (chocolate covered peanut butter ice “cream” – good chocolate covering but the ice “cream” left a lot to be desired 3.5 out of 10.0 on The Richter Scale), I wasn’t sure I would like these Butter Pecan bars, especially from a company that names itself “Blue Bunny”.

So imagine my surprise when it turns out these Butter Pecan Carb Freedom “frozen dairy desserts” are actually very good (at least as far as low carb sweet things go. I’ve not tried the other flavors from Blue Bunny yet, but the Butter Pecan flavor gets an 8.0 out of 10.0 on the The Richter Scale.


One Response to “Low Carb Ice Cream”

  1. Jake Richter says:

    Prisca’s on Bonaire is definitely closed. Very sad – was nice to swing by when she was finishing making a batch of ice cream and getting “lick the spoon” as it were (she would have remnants which didn’t quite fill a freezer cup) available to share. Lover’s Ice Cream from Curacao is pretty good, but I miss the Hazelnut flavor they had right before we moved to Bonaire 8 years ago. As soon as we moved there they stopped making that flavor. Tragic.