Dessert 11 results

Keto Shamrock Smoothie

Every year I wish that St. Patrick's Day came in June, when our enormous whiskey barrel planter of mint is in full swing. Mint is more than a way of life here, it's job security. My wife *loves* anything mint, with bonus points given to dishes made with our real mint. Since I always strive to feature things here that my family and I actually would want to eat, the idea for my Keto Shamrock Smoothie was born, despite the obvious problem of mint sourcing in the middle of March. I generally ...

Keto Sous Vide Yogurt

I'll admit, I am food gadget junkie. You name it, I've probably experimented with it. Instant Pot, Blendtec, an Iwatani torch, several smokers (including an electric smoker I typically use), and an immersion circulator (sous vide cooker). I generally use a new gadget to make everything I can imagine and then relegate it to my shelf to only be used for the things I deem it truly the best at. My immersion circulators had been relegated to use in cooking sausage until I recently developed this ...

Raspberry Cocoa Nibs Yogurt Parfait

Valentine's Day comes at a really unwelcome time of the year for someone who spends a lot of time thinking about the pursuit of good health. No matter what I do during the holiday season, I always end up fighting a cold, letting my carbs float up, and generally celebrating a little too much with friends and family. I had it beaten this year, though. I encountered all the typical slowdowns from holiday obstacles and managed to still build up a head of steam by the time 2018 rolled around. I ...

Keto Mexican Coffee Eggnog

I'm not saying that there haven't been keto eggnog recipes around for a while now, because there have been and they're pretty damn good. It just seems like this holiday season, keto dieters everywhere have collectively sat up and realized just how good it is, to say nothing of being a snap to make. In sharing my Keto Mexican Coffee Eggnog, I hope to introduce you to some points of technique that will help you whether you make this recipe or formulate your own. The type of eggnog that most ...

Pumpkin Pie Blender Pops

Well, I held out as long as I could against the march of food blog posts toward complete Pumpkin Spice saturation. By my calculations, we are on a trajectory to arrive at "Peak Pumpkin Spice" sometime shortly before Thanksgiving. I too feel the pull of fall, but I've been reluctant to hop on the pumpkin dessert bandwagon. I don't feel like summer is finished with us just yet. Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that I live in Southern Arizona and it is still in the mid ...

Dark Chocolate Fudgsicles

Aren't summer colds the worst? I'm not entirely sure if it is that they're objectively more severe than the winter variety or it is just the injustice of being stuck inside during warm weather. They do seem to be more contagious than they are in the winter. I often can escape during the winter when someone else around me gets sick, but we are guaranteed a house full a sick people during the summer once one person contracts it. This year's version comes packed with a scratchy sore throat that ...

Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea is a great example of a drink that so perfectly reflects its origins that it is hard to imagine it coming from anywhere else. In a lot of ways, it is a bit of a kissing cousin to the Vietnamese Iced Coffee I posted a couple of weeks ago. The formula of strongly flavored caffeinated beverage + sweetener + tropical climate friendly shelf-stable dairy is hard to go wrong with. It's also similar to Vietnamese Iced Coffee in that it is a little surprising to me that it hasn't caught ...

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

For as coffee obsessed as we all are, it's astonishing that Vietnamese iced coffee has not caught on in a more substantial way. All of the key components are there for it to be a smash hit in the western hemisphere, and yet it hasn't. I love it enough that I created my Keto Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk with it in mind in order to be able to enjoy it on my keto diet. To their credit, keto and low carb dieters do seem to be more open to trying food that is outside the mainstream. I think ...

Freeze Dried Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Do you ever like a product so much that you are almost offended that the manufacturer itself doesn't seem to appreciate what they have? That is the sort of relationship I have with the whole milk version of Fage greek yogurt. Oh, the skim and 2% people get all sorts of flavor and size options. I'm stuck with 16 ounce containers of ...plain. Luckily, I'm never someone to shy away from taking things into his own hands. That spirit, along with a little indignation over my yogurt choices, led me to ...

Firecracker Cake Batter Fat Bombs

At my core, I am a BBQ pitmaster, which is why a recipe like "Firecracker Cake Batter Fat Bombs" coming out of my kitchen is a little odd in concept. I like burning things and cooking with fire. I've been known to blow things up and singe eyebrows. You would not typically expect to see me with a pastry bag in my hand. My idea of making dessert is caramelizing sugar on a creme brûlée with my Iwatani blowtorch (affiliate) mounted on top of what amounts to a hairspray can full of butane. I'm ...