Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Recipes and Menus > Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Forum Jump
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
SchoolPsych1979
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Californ-EYE AY
Posts: 239
Gallery: SchoolPsych1979
Stats: 255/244/145
WOE: ALMOST NO CARBS, with artificial sweeteners
Start Date: 03/25/2013
Two suggestions I need help with...

One is the Cream Cheese Clouds. I LOOOVE cream cheese so I figured this would work. So I have a blender. Would a blender work to mix the cream cheese and butter? Also, what kind of variations have you guys tried? I do have cocoa and vanilla extract.

I am trying to make my own "Frappaccinos" as well. Yesterday morning I did 8 oz of Almond milk, about 1/4 cup of heavy cream, sugar free hershey's syprup, unsweetened cocoa, instant coffee grinds and splenda.

I tried it without the cocoa and splenda and for some weird reason, the taste was super bitter! So I added the cocoa and splenda and it was more palatable but not great. Do you guys have any recommendations on how to make a pretty good "Mocha frap"?
Thank you guys!
SchoolPsych1979 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 04-02-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
Mistizoom
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,779
Gallery: Mistizoom
Stats: 300/206/190 initial goal
WOE: low carb
Start Date: November 2012
Do you like the sugar free hershey's syrup? I think it is ok but it may have given the frappe a weird taste. Maybe leave that out? Or try some Monin or similar chocolate syrup instead (won't be thick but it would add flavor and sweetness). I've also heard that splenda alone is not great for sweetening chocolate, though I am not sure why it wouldn't be ok in a mocha. But you might try other/additional sweetners as well.
Mistizoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
cfine
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
cfine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,696
Gallery: cfine
Stats: 276/212/199
WOE: NK
Start Date: April 2012
I would leave out the Hershey's, and use erythritol and liquid stevia for the sweetener.
__________________
Do or don't do, there is no try-Yoda

Dieting is hard;being fat is hard; choose your hard.
cfine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
SchoolPsych1979
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Californ-EYE AY
Posts: 239
Gallery: SchoolPsych1979
Stats: 255/244/145
WOE: ALMOST NO CARBS, with artificial sweeteners
Start Date: 03/25/2013
I have EZsweets. For some reason it is bitter to me. I tried it in an Iced Americano with half and half. And I only took likke two swigs and I couldnt drink the rest. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow with my frap. Do you guys noticed liquid splenda is bitter too? I like the splenda packets a lot better, which is surprising because people rave about EZ sweets.

I do like the Hershey's sugar free syrup? I am wondering why it made the frap bitter. I am thinking of ommitting the almond milk and upping the heavy cream and then just using water in addition. What do you think?
SchoolPsych1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 02:53 PM   #5
metqa
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
metqa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 4,575
Gallery: metqa
Stats: 147/136/125; 5'1"
WOE: PSMF/hcg Transitioning to HFLC
Start Date: joined LCF 2003: HCG/PSMF 07/2014
I think a mixer would be better for the clouds than a blender, but you could try.
I don't drink coffee so I have no suggestion for that.

I had one bottle of Ez-sweetz taste bitter, but all the others I've had have been perfect. Maybe it was just a batch issue.
__________________
"You have to understand zat ven a vampire forgoes . . .the b-vord, zere is a process zat ve call transference? Zey force Zemselves to desire somesing else? . . .But your friend chose . . . coffee. And now he has none." "You can find him some coffee, or . . .you can keep a vooden stake and a big knife ready. You vould be doink him a favor, believe me." Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
IBKKF 898
metqa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #6
rosethorns
Blabbermouth!!!
 
rosethorns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Puyallup. WA
Posts: 5,118
Gallery: rosethorns
Stats: 252/140/150
WOE: atkins I eat non allergic food
Start Date: restarted 1-07
A mixer or fork and your hand. It has to be creamy for the muffins.

Sorry I don't drink coffee either. So I don't know what is bitter.

Everybody has different taste.
__________________
______________________________
Esther

May we all live our life as long as we want!
rosethorns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #7
Ginaaaaaa
Major LCF Poster!
 
Ginaaaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,358
Gallery: Ginaaaaaa
WOE: High Carb Low Fat
Start Date: April 2009
Are you using the Splenda with chocolate? I find that Splenda doesn't sweeten things with chocolate it just makes it bitter no matter how much I use.
Ginaaaaaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 03:27 PM   #8
SchoolPsych1979
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Californ-EYE AY
Posts: 239
Gallery: SchoolPsych1979
Stats: 255/244/145
WOE: ALMOST NO CARBS, with artificial sweeteners
Start Date: 03/25/2013
Hm that's interesting about splenda and chocolate. I'll go out and get another sweetner. Ugh. LOL
SchoolPsych1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #9
SchoolPsych1979
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Californ-EYE AY
Posts: 239
Gallery: SchoolPsych1979
Stats: 255/244/145
WOE: ALMOST NO CARBS, with artificial sweeteners
Start Date: 03/25/2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by metqa View Post
I think a mixer would be better for the clouds than a blender, but you could try.
I don't drink coffee so I have no suggestion for that.

I had one bottle of Ez-sweetz taste bitter, but all the others I've had have been perfect. Maybe it was just a batch issue.
Maybe it's a batch issue? I was so hoping to like Ez-sweetz
SchoolPsych1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
SchoolPsych1979
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Californ-EYE AY
Posts: 239
Gallery: SchoolPsych1979
Stats: 255/244/145
WOE: ALMOST NO CARBS, with artificial sweeteners
Start Date: 03/25/2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosethorns View Post
A mixer or fork and your hand. It has to be creamy for the muffins.

Sorry I don't drink coffee either. So I don't know what is bitter.

Everybody has different taste.
I am not making muffins, I making clouds? But Ill try a fork first.
SchoolPsych1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 03:39 PM   #11
Ginaaaaaa
Major LCF Poster!
 
Ginaaaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,358
Gallery: Ginaaaaaa
WOE: High Carb Low Fat
Start Date: April 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchoolPsych1979 View Post
Hm that's interesting about splenda and chocolate. I'll go out and get another sweetner. Ugh. LOL
I usually use a couple different sweeteners, for the synergy. You could use Splenda with another sweetener, that's what I do.
Ginaaaaaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 05:01 PM   #12
tofucheez
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 508
Gallery: tofucheez
The bitterness most likely came from the unsweetened cocoa powder.
tofucheez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #13
dizneegirl
Senior LCF Member
 
dizneegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 724
Gallery: dizneegirl
If you're using too much sweetener, it can taste bitter, too.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
dizneegirl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #14
tinamanni
Senior LCF Member
 
tinamanni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 390
Gallery: tinamanni
Stats: 250/192/150
WOE: 80% fat
I will sometimes add Diet Swiss Miss to my coffee to give it a chocolaty taste.
tinamanni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 07:14 PM   #15
Tweaker Geek
Major LCF Poster!
 
Tweaker Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 2,695
Gallery: Tweaker Geek
I have a mocha sugar free syrup that's good in coffee. I'd use that in place of the hershey's syrup and use something other than splenda if you wanted it sweeter.
__________________
HAPPY TO BE A LOW-CARBER!

2015--Recipe for Success: Plan! Certainty of Success: Follow Plan!
Note to self: Ya gotta stick with the plan!!
Tweaker Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 08:35 PM   #16
SchoolPsych1979
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Californ-EYE AY
Posts: 239
Gallery: SchoolPsych1979
Stats: 255/244/145
WOE: ALMOST NO CARBS, with artificial sweeteners
Start Date: 03/25/2013
Diet swiss! Good idea!
Tweaker. Where did you get mocha syrup?
SchoolPsych1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 01:09 AM   #17
watcher513
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 1,773
Gallery: watcher513
Splenda is known to be bitter when it's the only thing used to sweeten something with chocolate or cocoa. That's the reason people use a combination. Say, Splenda and Stevia (one you like, even Stevia can be bitter if too much is used. I like the NuNaturals, but that's me). Or Splenda, Stevia and Erythritol. A combination, not just Splenda.

My vote's on the Splenda being the culprit in this case. When I make a fat bomb, I use cocoa powder, coconut oil, peanut butter and a combination EZ-Sweetz and stevia, to taste. Definitely a combination.
__________________
Terry
watcher513 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 06:00 AM   #18
Tweaker Geek
Major LCF Poster!
 
Tweaker Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 2,695
Gallery: Tweaker Geek
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchoolPsych1979 View Post
Diet swiss! Good idea!
Tweaker. Where did you get mocha syrup?
I think I got it at Home Goods. I don't think I can post the brand here. After reading this thread and posting last night I made a cup of coffee with the syrup and heavy cream - yum!
__________________
HAPPY TO BE A LOW-CARBER!

2015--Recipe for Success: Plan! Certainty of Success: Follow Plan!
Note to self: Ya gotta stick with the plan!!
Tweaker Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #19
SchoolPsych1979
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Californ-EYE AY
Posts: 239
Gallery: SchoolPsych1979
Stats: 255/244/145
WOE: ALMOST NO CARBS, with artificial sweeteners
Start Date: 03/25/2013
So I found the problem and found the perfect frappaccino. I have to make this a big deal as I was/am a Starbucks addict, having two frappaccinos a day, and not the Lite versions, either. So I had to basically double the amount of Hershey's sugar free syrup because the recipe I got from online only indicated the amount of syrup for half the liquids I was using. So basically I had to double the amount of syrup so that it was the correct ratio. Duh! haha And I also ommitted the almond milk. This is the new recipe and it was delish:

1 cup HWC
1 cup water
4 ice cubes
1 tablespoon instant coffee
2 splenda
4 tlbs sugar free syrup

Way better! Thanks everyone for your input!
SchoolPsych1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #20
Tweaker Geek
Major LCF Poster!
 
Tweaker Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 2,695
Gallery: Tweaker Geek
I'm so glad you found what works for you, SchoolPsyc.

I have made the same basic recipe as you I just don't measure. I just put whatever in my Magic Bullet and blend it up.
__________________
HAPPY TO BE A LOW-CARBER!

2015--Recipe for Success: Plan! Certainty of Success: Follow Plan!
Note to self: Ya gotta stick with the plan!!

Last edited by Tweaker Geek; 04-03-2013 at 11:46 AM..
Tweaker Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2015 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriendsŪ is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.