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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More Ice Cream, Truvia Product Review, and Cappucino

Yet another successful recipe from my favorite Ice Cream recipe book. (I should really be getting paid by their publishers for all the good publicity I'm giving them, right??) This time, we made Orange Popsicle Ice Cream. Just.... take a look.


This might be my favorite one so far. Mmmm....

In other news, we've recently added a new piece of artwork to our home...


Oh, yeah the painting is pretty new, too. But I was referring to the espresso machine. After our vacations in Italy, it seemed only natural we'd need to get an espresso machine in our coffee-lovin' household.


Our first attempt at home made cappuccino!



What are we sprinkling in our cappuccino, you ask?

With all the sugar we consume over here at Ice Cream Before Dinner... whether it's in ice cream, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, etc, we don't need any more white sugar in our diet. In our coffee and in a million other applications (I find more and more every day), we've turned to the new zero calorie natural sweetener Truvia.




The taste is not artificial like other no calorie sweeteners, and the fact that it is natural and not some weird mutant chemically altered science experiment is a benefit. Instead of being one molecule away from having the same chemical make up as plastic, this is made naturally from the leaves of the stevia plant. We've switched to using this 100% in our household instead of other sugar substitutes. And I don't know if it's all in my head or not, but you know those rumors/stories that artificial sweeteners jump-start your appetite, making you hungry? I've found that once I switched to Truvia, I can actually wait until lunch time to eat... without getting super hungry between breakfast and lunch. I would definitely recommend it!


Oops, I ate it.

12 comments:

Elyse said...

First of all, the ice cream looks delicious! Secondly, I love your new coffee machine...nothing beats a cappucino. And thirdly, I am so glad you posted about Truvia. I've been so curious about it...I know that Stevia had some health concerns associated with it, and I was curious to know (1) how Truvia tasted and (2) how it was being received on the market. After your thumbs' up, I've got to run out and try it! (And the idea of being able to wait for lunch, that's a huge incentive, too.)

Ingrid said...

Nope, I'm sorry but yesterday's cannoli ice cream still souunds better. My mom would like this one.

With regards to the sweetener I've not personally used it but I did get some for my Honey to use in his coffee. He never really said anything about it & until you just mentioned it I forgot all about it. Publix was sampling it a few months ago which is how I wound up with a box full.
~ingrid

Donna-FFW said...

I'm with Ingrid, cannoli sounds better, but this looks awesome also. Id love a cup of java from your new machine!

Dana (the Homesteading Housewife) said...

YUM!! I planted some stevia in my garden yesterday!

can't wait!

Jennifer said...

I have Truvia in my cupboard. I had to give it a try. It has a nice clean, natural taste to it. Artificial sweeteners scare me silly! Ill take sugar anyday!

sliceofsueshe said...

I've been wondering about Truvia...maybe I'll give it a shot. I've always been a 1 packet of Splenda in my coffee person.

Maryann said...

Hi Steph,
You can use any current post for the festa! Would love to have you join us :)

Donna-FFW said...

I left you an award.. come pick it up:)

Mommy Gourmet said...

I am glad you tried the truvia, I was curious, now I can go try it without fear!

Maria said...

Great review! Congrats on the new machine!

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ssofrigid said...

Have you used Truvia in any of your ice cream recipes?

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