What happens when you pair low carb dark chocolate with orange, citrus-y goodness? These delicious dark chocolate orange frozen treats!
Move over peanut butter, low carb dark chocolate has a new best friend.
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Low Carb Dark Chocolate Orange Frozen Treats
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably made enough chocolate and peanut butter recipes to last you a lifetime.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Believe me, I will never get tired of these Keto Peanut Butter Cups.
But if you find yourself in the mood for something different… then you have to treat yourself to the incredible flavor combination that is orange and dark chocolate!
For some, this pairing is a traditional dessert around the holidays. For others, the thought of putting orange and chocolate together has never come up.
Either way, you just have to try these dark chocolate orange frozen treats.
I store mine in a bin in the freezer so I can easily grab one anytime I pass through the kitchen… and I’ve caught my kids doing the same thing!
That’s how you know they’re good.
Are There Actual Oranges In This Recipe?
Nope! That, my friends, is the magic of orange extract (and a completely optional couple drops of food coloring).
A medium orange packs around 20 carbs and high sugar content, so it’s not the most Keto-friendly fruit. But if you’re a fan of that unique flavor, then extract is the perfect ingredient to add a little citrus kick to your recipes!
And ideal for the dark chocolate orange flavor combination we’re after here.
Can You Eat Dark Chocolate On The Keto Diet?
Yes, just as long as you make sure that it is low sugar, low carb dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate is already known for having a lower sugar content than milk chocolate. However, many chocolate companies add sugar to dark chocolate to make it less bitter and more palatable, so it’s important to pay attention to your labels.
I personally stick to Lily’s brand of low carb dark chocolate, which is sweetened with stevia. All the health benefits of dark chocolate, a little sweetness to balance out the naturally bitter taste, and no blood sugar spike!
How To Store Dark Chocolate Orange Frozen Treats
It is very important that these are stored in the freezer!
If you store them in the fridge, they will melt too quickly when you take one out to eat. Freezing keeps them nice and solid, plus they are so delicious frozen.
How To Make Dark Chocolate Orange Frozen Treats
Ready to taste this awesome dark chocolate orange flavor combination?
We’ll start by preparing the orange layer. In a medium sauce pan, warm up the heavy whipping cream over medium to medium-high heat until it is hot, but not boiling.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together your sweetener, almond flour, salt, and xanthan gum.
Next, beat 2 egg yolks in a small bowl and set aside.
Once the heavy whipping cream is hot, add in the dry ingredients and mix. Continue stirring as the sauce begins to thicken, making sure the dry ingredients dissolve completely. Please note that this could take anywhere from 2-5 minutes depending on the heat.
Next, temper egg yolks by pouring a small amount of hot heavy whipping cream mixture into the egg bowl. Mix it quickly, then pour the egg bowl contents into the hot heavy whipping cream mixture.
Continue stirring for another few minutes as sauce thickens even more.
After it is quite thick but still pourable (about 2-4 minutes), remove the mixture from heat.
Add the orange extract and food coloring, if using. Mix well.
Pour the mixture into your molds, leaving room for the chocolate layer, and place them in the freezer for at least 60 minutes to set.
Once the orange layer is close to set, we’ll start prepping the chocolate layer.
In a small bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. You can also do this in a sauce pan over the stove if you prefer.
Once the chocolate and butter are melted, add the powdered sweetener and mix well.
Remove the molds with the orange layer from the freezer and add the chocolate mixture to each mold, filling them up all the way.
Place the molds back into the freezer and leave them overnight so they can fully set.
Once set, store in the freezer and serve frozen.
Other Dessert Recipes From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons low carb sweetener (I use Lakanto monk fruit)
- 1 tablespoon almond flour
- 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 - 1/2 teaspoon orange extract/flavor
- (optional) 1 drop safe red food coloring
- (optional) 1 drop safe yellow food coloring
In a medium sauce pan, warm heavy whipping cream over medium-medium-high heat until hot but not boiling.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix sweetener, almond flour, salt, and xanthan gum.
Additionally, add 2 egg yolks to a small bowl, beat, and set aside.
Once the heavy whipping cream mixture is hot, add the dry ingredients.
Continue stirring as the sauce begins to thicken and to make sure the dry ingredients dissolve well. This could take anywhere from 2-5 minutes depending on the heat.
Temper egg yolks: Pour a small amount of hot mixture into the egg bowl. Mix quickly and add back into the hot mixture.
Continue stirring for another few minutes as sauce thickens even more. After it is thick enough but still pourable (about 2-4), remove from heat.
Add orange extract and optional food coloring. Mix well.
Add to molds and put in freezer for at least 60 minutes to set.
1. In a small bowl, melt chocolate in butter in microwave (or in a sauce pan over the stove if you prefer). Stirring every 30 seconds.
2. Add powdered sweetener and mix well.
3. Add chocolate to top of molds until it reaches the top.
4. Freeze overnight so it can set properly.
5. Serve frozen and store in the freezer.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g