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Sugar-free chewy texture with a starch or hydrocolloid

I would like to create a chewy sugar-free (keto) cookie. Which ingredient (probably a starch or hydrocolloid) can emulate the chewiness of a cookie made with brown sugar, without sugar?
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Can I make Turkish delight without refined sugar and cornstarch?

I'm trying to make Turkish delight with apple juice concentrate and tapioca starch instead of refined sugar and cornstarch. However, I haven't been able to get the consistency for two times, it ...
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How is unsweetened plant-based yogurt possible?

For plant-based (soya, almond, cashew, etc.) unsweetened yogurt, how does the yogurt bacteria grow and develop without sugar? From online recipes for soya yogurt, one tablespoon of sugar per 1 liter ...
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How do I make sugarfree chocolate mousse made with 100% cacao chocolate less stiff?

I recently made chocolate mousse with 50g of 100% chocolate, and 2 egg whites. No sugar, sweeteners, or cream added. This resulted in a very stiff and even slightly grainy (but that might just be ...
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Dalgona / whipped coffee without sugar?

Dalgona coffee / whipped coffee is a hit recently, which is made from instant coffee powder, hot water and sugar. I was wondering if there are any possibilities that we could have similar results if ...
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How can I make sugar-free sangria? [closed]

I love sangria, but I avoid sugars. According to the NCC database, there's 300x as much sugar in sangria as in merlot. I had this idea to try to make "sangria" with red wine + sugar-free Cool Aid + ...
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Looking for advice on making halva w/ allulose - first attempt came out gummy and taffy-like w/ oil separation

I'm trying to create halva, and my first attempt ended up with something that wasn't crumbly like halva is supposed to be - instead, it ended up a hard, taffy-like confection that was tasted like ...
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Unsweetened or fruit sweetened ice cream - Replacement for sugar in ice cream?

What is the best carb or protein to replace sugar in an ice cream recipe? I would like to remove cane sugar, artificial sweeteners, honey, maple syrup, xylitol, stevia, erythritol, etc. from my ice ...
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Can I make caramel sauce with crystalline fructose?

I'd like to make a caramel sauce with crystalline fructose as my mom's diabetic and can't have sugar. I know (in theory) that fructose caramelizes at a lower temp than regular sugar, but I'm not ...
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Ginger drink question

7 ounces fresh ginger 2 cups water 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar lime wedge (to garnish) ice (garnish) sparkling water (to taste) peel the ginger and cut into thin slices. boil ...
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ice cream with alternate sweetener

I have been trying to make ice cream with sucralose. So far all I get is just a hard rock after tossing it in the freezer. when I try to thaw it, it goes right back to a liquid. I'm not very confident ...
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Is it possible to replace the sugar in Tapioca Meringue pudding with stevia?

I'd like to know if powdered stevia can be used to make the meringue in the pudding. I'm trying to get away from sugar, but not sure how to use stevia. I've seen a recipe for stevia in the pudding, ...
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Spaghetti sauce too sweet

Trying to make spaghetti sauce and this is too sweet: 2 each 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (low salt) 8 oz can tomato paste 1 red onion diced 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon ...
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Egg nog recommendation diabetic friendly

How would you fine people make egg nog diabetic friendly? I’m inquiring as I’m diabetic myself & I have always liked the non-alcoholic version of egg nog during the holidays myself.
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What approach can be taken to create a sugar free Butterfingers clone?

How could I make a sugar free version of butterfingers candy? I’m asking because I’m a diabetic. So any advice on this matter would be appreciated big time!
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How to remedy rock-hard sugar-free ice cream

I am making sugar free ice cream, however I obviously have run into many issues. The first is that my ice cream is freezing hard as a rock when left overnight. When reading the forums on many ...
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Sugar Free Chocolate Cake Too Dense

Yes, I know it's almost impossible to get a good sugar-free chocolate cake, but I won't give up trying,as my husband is a diabetic, and I want to make something nice for his birthday. This recipe is ...
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Is it possible to make non-sweet icecream (i.e. with no added sugar or sweeteners)?

I know plain frozen yogurt exists, but what is so special about sugar that there doesn't seem to be a non-sweet substitute?
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What ingredients can I add to food or gum recipes to add grittiness without any carbs?

I have a sugar free gum recipe that I'd like to add some grittiness to so that it scrubs teeth while it's being chewed. I need help finding an ingredient to add this grit, meeting the following specs: ...
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Will any sugar substitutes brown in a crumble topping?

As a diabetic (but unfortunately with a sweet tooth!!), I would welcome any recommendations for a sweetener as a substitute for sugar which will allow browning as in the topping for a fruit crumble.
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Biscuits (cookies) turning out more cake-like than biscuity

Yesterday, for the first time ever, I tried baking some biscuits. I found a suitable recipe for some malted milk biscuits (I love malt), and followed it almost exactly; I endeavour to make everything ...
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How to make hard candy with only fruit as a sweetener

I have a child with a restricted diet that can have no added sugar or other form of sweetener, with the exception of fruit juice. He is in desperate need of cough drops or throat lozenges, but I find ...
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How can I make sugarless chocolate brownies more moist

I am making chocolate brownies without sugar using the following ingredients: cocoa nibs, 1 & 1/4 cups carob powder, 1/4 cup margarine, 125 g flour, 50 g stevia, 1 tablespoon vanilla essence, 2 ...
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Homemade liquid sweetener from Stevia

I am using Stevia Hermesetas. Can I make liquid sweetener from Stevia powder for diabetic dessert - sweet soup with fruits and jelly? Any requirements during cooking?
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How do I make sugar-free ice cream without a machine?

I want to make ice cream at home for diabetics without a machine. I'd want it to be sugar-free. What kind of base ingredients should I use? Will the any of the no machine methods here be better or ...
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Melted biscuits [closed]

When I was young, my mother had us on a non-wheat non-sugar diet for reasons. So she made some sweet biscuits that were sugar-free (had honey or something in them instead of sugar - or something - ...
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How can I make cookies without any sugar?

I'd like to try making some sugar-free cookies, which means no refined or "natural" sugar (honey, came syrup, etc.). I'll be trying to use stevia instead. The obvious problem is that sugar is very ...
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What is the difference between Orbit Gum and Orbit for Kids [closed]

If this is not the right forum for this question, please let me know where to post it.
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How can I get a syrupy "mouth-feel" in sugar-free syrup?

I viscerally hate low calorie sugar replacements - all of them, including Splenda (sucralose), except in one application. In my iced coffee I like sugar-free hazelnut syrup. The brand that I've been ...
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