Ice cream is absolutely delicious, and is designed as a food to hack your brain's pleasure centers. The cool combination of sugar and fat, paired with the low temperature, allows for loads of dopamine and serotonin to be released.
So what's wrong with that?
Pairing sugar with fat is a super effective way of making sure that fat you're eating is driven directly into your body's cells through the release of insulin. By increasing the insulin in your system, your cells' flood gates are open to receive (and store) as much energy as possible.
But keto ice cream doesn't contain sugar. The fat calories that are eaten when you consume something like Wink aren't as easily broken down into energy to be used/stored, because they do not illicit the same insulin response.
Here are some ways to elevate your keto ice cream game...
The Chocolate-er Sundae. Chocolate = Fat+Fiber
It's super simple to make an decadent ice cream sundae filled with chocolate that's low in carbs and sugar. The goal is to choose a chocolate that's mostly fat (like this Lindt 90% variety) and pair it with a few scoops of Dark Chocolate Wink! If you're looking to get super creative, try a few different types of chocolate on the same Sundae - such as dark chocolate, cacao nibs, and maybe some shaved chocolate on top. OR, forget those different types of chocolate, and pile on our favorite keto and vegan chocolate hazelnut spread.
The Fruit Lover
Love fruit? So do we! The best kinds of fruit to enjoy if you're trying to stay low-carb are berries! What kind of berries? ALL THE BERRIES! A couple scoops of Cake Batter Wink pairs beautifully with sliced strawberries, whole fresh raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Try topping this fruit explosion with unsweetened shredded coconut to amp up the fat. Even more fruit-obsessed? Test out the combo with our new Strawberry flavor!
Strawberry Wink topped with real strawberries?!?! Now we're talkin'.
The Fat Bomb
Now, for all the die-hard Keto-obsessed, this one's the best option. 2 scoops of Vanilla Bean Wink topped with a heaping spoonful of almond butter (or sunflower butter for those avoiding nuts), unsweetened shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, and hazelnuts (optional if avoiding nuts) will satisfy that sweet tooth AND satiate your hunger.
Don't believe us? Try it yourself ;)