Tuesday, June 17, 2014

LOW-CARB MILK



I had a request from a reader for my low-carb milk recipe. It is featured in both Nourished and Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat.

Milk
Lactose, or milk sugar, tastes less sweet than other forms of sugar, but each 8-ounce serving of milk, including low-fat and non-fat milk, contains the equivalent of 3 teaspoonfuls of table sugar. By using the protein and cream components of real milk and replacing just the sugar, you can make your own delicious, low-carb milk.

2 tablespoons plain whey protein powder (2 net grams of carbohydrate or less per serving)*
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup water
Sugar substitute equal to 1 tablespoon sugar
A few grains of salt

Stir the whey powder and salt into the cream and mix to form a paste. Add the water and sweetener and whisk until smooth or mix in a blender. Chill until very cold or add ice to the glass.

Makes 1 ( 8-ounce ) serving .
Per serving—Net carbohydrate: 1.8 g; Protein: 11.9 g; Fiber: 0 g; Fat: 17.6 g; Calories: 210
Total weight: 8 fluid ounces
Preparation time: 5 minutes active and total

*I like MRM brand whey powder.

Note:
If you use a sweetened vanilla whey protein powder, omit or reduce the sweetener.

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Image: Glass of milk on tablecloth by Janine Chedid.
(c) 2014, Judy Barnes Baker, www.carbwars.blogspot.com

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would this milk froth for cappuccinos?
Thanks

Judy Barnes Baker said...

Anonymous, I don't see why not, but I haven't tried it. Let us know if you find that it does, OK?

Anonymous said...

I just use 1\2n1\2 add water to my thickness, then walla'........milk!
No carbs.

Judy Barnes Baker said...

That sounds pretty good, Anonymous. However I'm sorry to have to tell you that it won't really have zero carbs. Half of the half and half is milk which has about 12 grams of carbs per cup. The part that is cream actually has 5.92 grams of carbs per cup. I have a post that explains why the label says "0" carbs when it really isn't: http://carbwars.blogspot.com/2009/09/when-does-16-x-049-zero.html

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