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Is it possible to make non-sweet icecream (i.e. with no added sugar or sweeteners)?

Sugar does more than just make ice cream sweet. It also controls the way ice cream freezes. Without it, you tend to get bigger ice crystals, which have an unpleasant mouth feel. There are substitutes....
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Can fat be used as a sugar substitute?

We can't speak to health or medical issues on this site. Beyond that, I don't see how fat can be used as a sugar substitute. They are completely different ingredients that serve completely different ...
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How can you deal with bitter taste from grapefruit peels without sugar?

The rind of citrus is frequently blanched several times in boiling water to REMOVE bitterness, before candying the peel. So, it is not surprising that you find the water bitter. That water is ...
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Is it possible to make non-sweet icecream (i.e. with no added sugar or sweeteners)?

what is so special about sugar Sugar is a pure short-chain carbohydrate. It is a solid which makes the bulk of the ice cream. Ice cream has a narrow range of ratios of liquid, fat, and non-fat ...
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Spaghetti sauce too sweet

The tomato paste in your recipe is a large contributor to the sweetness. You could reduce the amount you are using or substitute with tomato sauce. The addition of an acid would also help balance ...
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Alcohol free & sugar free fruit cake

A fruit cake would not be sugar free strictly speaking, since fruits have sugars, but you can make a fruit cake without adding extra sugar by using lots of very sweet dried fruits like dates, raisins ...
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How can I make sugar-free sangria?

Sangria doesn't have "fizzy pop" of any description in it. It has brandy. That was where it went wrong, long before the sweetener stage. Sugar of any description is optional, though personally I'...
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Is it possible to replace the sugar in Tapioca Meringue pudding with stevia?

In meringues sugar is important mainly for the final texture, much more so than for it's sweetening effect. Since Stevia is much sweeter than sugar, one would have to use far less in order to not ...
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Is it possible to make non-sweet icecream (i.e. with no added sugar or sweeteners)?

The question was about unsweetened ice cream. Yet, you are all mentioning how to make it sweet using other carbs, fake sweeteners, or natural sugars. The point is for it to be unsweetened. And yes, ...
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Looking for advice on making halva w/ allulose - first attempt came out gummy and taffy-like w/ oil separation

It's really better to work in weight especially when cooking with different types of sugar. Trying to change the fineness of sugar, and the sugar chemistry, and then make up for it with adjusting ...
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Unsweetened or fruit sweetened ice cream - Replacement for sugar in ice cream?

From a bulk perspective you don't have to replace sugar with anything, you certainly don't need want to add starch to compensate as that will not do favors for your consistency and mouth feel. Sugar ...
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Dalgona / whipped coffee without sugar?

This answer is hopefully a work in progress, because this is a good way for me to make iced coffee to take to work in the morning and I don't know how to answer this question beyond experiementation. ...
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How can I make sugar-free sangria?

Many people have already suggested making your Sangria the more traditional way by just adding pieces of fruit rather than concentrated fruit juices— depending on why you are attempting to eliminate ...
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Can I make Turkish delight without refined sugar and cornstarch?

The tapioca starch shouldn't be that much of a problem. It has a very slightly different texture than cornstarch, but it produces the same firmness. The end result is only slightly gummier, in many ...
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How can I make sugar-free sangria?

IF avoiding sugars. I would avoid Wine altogether as it contains sugar naturally. Otherwise, you would probably be better off just creating real Sangria. One option, if you absolutely need an "non-...
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ice cream with alternate sweetener

The sugar in ice cream isn't just there for the taste, it also has an important effect on the texture. Ice cream isn't a pure compound, and doesn't have a single fixed melting point but a melting ...
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What approach can be taken to create a sugar free Butterfingers clone?

I think what you'd need is actually a sugar-free hard candy recipe - something like isomalt, or erythritol, with additional sweetner. The crunch in butterfingers candy is actually thin thin sheets of ...
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Is it possible to make non-sweet icecream (i.e. with no added sugar or sweeteners)?

There is a difference between not sweet, and no added sugar etc. I make a lot of icecream at home, but I rarely use sugar. I mostly make some kind of yoghurt ice cream, and I use fruit for flavor. ...
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Sugar Free Chocolate Cake Too Dense

There's a few things that could be happening here, you could have too much moisture in the batter, not enough leavening agent (unlikely in this case) but my money is the oven temperature - it seems ...
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Is it possible to make non-sweet icecream (i.e. with no added sugar or sweeteners)?

In India now we have Paan flavoured Ice Cream, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paan) which has both sweet and savoury flavours.
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How to remedy rock-hard sugar-free ice cream

I don't think that it´s lacking stabilizers that are causing the hardness of your mixture. The softness of ice cream is a result of a share (typically around 70%) of the contained water being frozen ...
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Dalgona / whipped coffee without sugar?

The substance that stabilizes the mix is the sugar. Dalgona coffee is not something new, it is just more popular. Liquid coffee mixed with sugar in the same way as Dalgona coffee, is also known as ...
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Can you make sugar free whipped cocunut cream?

First, know that sugar is not a required ingredient when whipping cream. It will come together fine without adding anything to the cream. As to coconut milk, it typically has a fat content around 25% (...
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Dalgona / whipped coffee without sugar?

Tried it with honey (2 tbsp coffee, 2 tbsp water, 2 tbsp honey), required a lot of whipping time though, but turned out well!
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Spaghetti sauce too sweet

Simple way to avoid sodium and still have salty taste is use salt substitute. Personally I've tried using potassium chloride as substitute. It is less salty and more bitter than regular salt, but this ...
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Egg nog recommendation diabetic friendly

Eggnog can be easily adjusted for diabetics by removing as many carbs as possible. I recommend using heavy whipping cream and unsweetened almond milk, both of which have 1 or fewer net grams of carbs ...
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Can I make caramel sauce with crystalline fructose?

It won't caramelize, it doesn't have the same properties as sugar. What you can do is brown butter, cook it with cream, and flavor it with vanilla and crystalline fructose to approximate caramel. I ...
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Is it possible to replace the sugar in Tapioca Meringue pudding with stevia?

While I can't answer you specifically regarding meringue, I have experimented using stevia in other desserts and have found that I get better results with half sugar and half stevia, as opposed to all ...
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Spaghetti sauce too sweet

I tend to use very little salt in cooking, and wouldn't add any directly to this recipe (and there would be none at all added to the tomatoes). There are a few things you could add that would contain ...
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Spaghetti sauce too sweet

About a teaspoon of Balsamic vinegar would not only make the sauce less sweet, but will also add depth to the flavour of it, in my opinion. Another option, from my own recipe, is to add a splash of ...
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