06 December 2013

Coconut Ice - Fructose Free !



Food for though:  Rice Malt Syrup.

If you've been here before you may have noticed that lately I've been leaning towards Rice Malt Syrup as my sweetener of choice when baking.  I'm no expert on the matter, but I am an avid researcher and am learning along the way and what I've discovered so far is that Rice Malt Syrup is a 100% glucose natural sweetener made from fermented cooked rice (no fructose in sight!).  And because it contains more maltose and is low GI, it releases the glucose more slowly and steadily into our systems, rather than a quick spike. 

I don't write this to try and convert you on the matter, but purely to explain very simply why it's my sweetener of choice at this point in time. 

And I've loving all the experimenting I'm doing with it - just like this little beauty!




Fructose Free Coconut Ice
(recipe from the I Quit Sugar Website)









This is not the hard, very sweet (almost candy like) coconut ice from my past, but a softer, more mellow version and I'm dedicating this recipe to one of the most gorgeous little girls in the world - Bella, who I'm told loved it just as much as I did.


11 comments:

  1. I've never used rice malt syrup, but I'll have to look into it because these sounds wonderful!

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    1. Hi Reanna - I use it like honey in recipes (although I don't find it's as sweet as honey), which can be a good thing actually! :)

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  2. I love rice malt syrup - always use it instead of brown rice syrup in US recipes because I have never found that and wonder if it is quite similar - your coconut ice sounds liovely

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  3. I simply love these pretty pink coconut ice. The malt syrup is a great idea, I must try that. And thanks for this great idea of adding beet root powder for coloring.

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  4. Absolutely adorable. Love your wrappers, the recipe and how you presented it.

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  5. OH my goodness! Just stumbled upon you via Pinterest and am now in love! I watch sugar with everything for a variety of reasons and always try to find a fructose free recipes, most of the time failing or pinning them so I can drool. NOW I can drool and make this! I hope I can find rice malt sweetener in Alaska.

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    1. Haha....so glad you stumbled across here - let me know how you go! :)

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  6. Love, love, love this recipe... and love it so much more that you made it especially for Bella at your Christmas Picnic!
    Merry Christmas Leigh. Love Rach, Paul, Tom, Bella & Josh xo

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