I am so excited to share this recipe for Sugar Free Low Carb Chocolate Sauce that also doubles as a chocolate brownie (seriously) to drizzle all over my Breyer's Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.
As my family picked out their fancy pants ice cream flavors at the grocery store like "cherry cheesecake marshmallow cotton candy chocolate chip lucky charm swirl" (ok, that's not really an ice-cream flavor, but you get the point),I began to feel a bit sorry for myself and my one option only ice cream flavor. When we got home I was determined to turn my plain jane vanilla into something my kids would beg me for, but i'd laugh an evil laugh as I told them it's mine...it's alllll mine! (and not because I don't like to share, but because I don't give the boys artificial sugar.)
After a few failed experiments, I nailed it with the following ingredients...
-1 square of unsweetened bakers chocolate
-heavy whipping cream
-Maxwell House International Cafe Suisse Mocha (Sugar Free)
-Liquid Sweetener (I use Simply Stevia)
The amounts aren't exact because after melting the chocolate square, you can kind of adjust each ingredient to how thick, thin, sweet, mocha-y, etc. you'd like it but i'll give you an idea of how much I personally put in.
Because bakers chocolate burns easily, melt one square in the microwave at 15 second intervals, stirring a bit each time until completely melted. Then, add a bit of heavy cream until you reach a desired thickness and blend with the chocolate. I added a little more than a tablespoon. Now add a bit of the suisse mocha coffee powder...just a teaspoon or so. You can stop here (taste test) or also add some liquid artificial sweetener for more flavor or to further mask the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate if you can still taste it. I added a few drops of each of Simply Stevia's Chocolate and Original flavor. Then I reheated for about 8 seconds. You really just have to be careful not to overheat the chocolate. It'll become thick and doughy if you do. Just start over if this happens, because there's no repairing the chocolate. I had to start over a few times before getting it just right.
The result was ahhhmazing! It was rich and flavorful chocolate that when left to sit for a few minutes, got thick and brownie-like! It seriously tasted like eating vanilla ice cream with chocolate brownie chunks!
Ahhhh...now I had my own fancy pants ice cream and I was in heaven!
The bakers square and coffee are the only 2 things that contain any carbs in this recipe. 1 bakers square contains 2 net carbs. 1 serving of the coffee powder(1 1/3 teaspoon) contains only 2 carbs. You probably won't use a whole serving...making this a verrrry low carb chocolate sauce!
*Breyer's Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream contains 4 net carbs per serving. (1/2 cup)