This luxurious ice cream is perfect for a Valentine’s Day meal. It’s incredibly indulgent and can be enjoyed without having to deviate from your paleo and ketogenic diet.
I adapted this recipe from Dave Asprey’s ‘Get Some’ Ice Cream, aptly titled for its ability to boost-hormones, notably sex hormones, creating ‘an intense wave of vitality’. As fats regulate the production of sex hormones, serving a deliciously creamy bowl of high-fat ice cream is sure to enhance your power of seduction!
Makes 6 servings
Nutrition per serving: 497kcal / 51g fat / 34.8g saturated fat / 4g total carbs / 0.6g fibre / 3.4g net carbs / 5.6g protein.
This is a high fat and, therefore, high calorie dessert but I will always opt for this ice cream on special occasions as it is loaded with nutrients and devoid of artificial sugars, preservatives, and flavourings.
- 4 free-range whole eggs
- 4 additional free-range egg yolks
- 7 tablespoons grass-fed ghee / butter – use ghee if lactose-intolerant
- 7 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil
- 3½ tablespoons MCT Oil, I use XCT Oil
- 16g gelatinised maca, I use Sevenhills Wholefoods
- 60 grams dark chocolate, I use Willie’s Cacao 100% Pure Gold
- 2 teaspoons ground vanilla, I use VanillaMax
- 10 drops raw apple cider vinegar
- Optional: Although I do not, you could add a sweetener of choice. The original recipe calls for 5½ tablespoons of xylitol or erythritol.
- Blitz the eggs (including yolks), MCT oil, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and water in a food processor until well-combined.
- Using a bain-marie, gently melt the ghee, coconut oil, and 30 grams of dark chocolate. Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the maca.
- Ensure that the fats are melted but not so warm as to scramble the egg. Gradually add the fats to the food processor and blitz until well-combined.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker (I use the Cuisinart ICE30BCU) and follow its instructions. You can transfer the mixture to a bowl, place in the freezer, and stir at 20-30 minute intervals until set, but the consistency is not as smooth.
- Whilst the ice cream is churning, chop most of the remaining chocolate into small chunks, leaving a small amount to grate on top before serving.
- Add the chocolate chunks to the ice cream 5 minutes before it’s ready.
- Indulge and allow nature to take its course!
Recommended article: The Biohacker’s Guide to Better Sex