If you haven’t yet tried fat bombs, you’re missing out on a simple treat that has huge health benefits. It’s only fitting that I created a keto ice cream recipe (aka bulletproof ice cream) to take fat bomb treats to the next level! Find that recipe below.
By the way, this post is sponsored by Perfect Supplements as they’ve recently launched a fantastic new product- Organic MCT Oil! I’m so excited to share about why I love their MCT oil and how I use it in this keto ice cream recipe.
To be honest, when I first heard about MCT oil, I was like “nuh uh.” I’m all about whole foods, and MCT oil is a component of coconut oil. Can’t you just eat whole food coconut oil and get the same benefits? The answer is no and I’ll tell you why.
Why MCT oil is really that special
MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides or medium chain fatty acids. It’s a type of fat usually derived from coconut oil, but it’s also found in palm oil, butter, and grassfed beef.
The reason separating these medium chain fats from the rest of the coconut oil makes for such a superior food is because it isolates the very best benefits of coconut oil. While coconut oil is a wonderful, inexpensive source of good fats, it’s largely made up of lauric acid (which is also a beneficial component, but simply doesn’t do for your body what true MCTs can do).
While there are lots of fatty acids in coconut oil, there are only a handful of MCTs:
- Caproic acid (C6)
- Caprylic Acid (C8)
- Capric Acid (C10)
- Lauric Acid (C12)
It’s actually debatable whether lauric acid is a true MCT, because it doesn’t behave in the body the way the other MCTs do. The other MCTs (caproic acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid) are rapidly absorbed in your body, having essentially bypassed the digestive tract and gone straight to the bloodstream.
Because MCTs are readily absorbed by the liver and go quickly into the bloodstream, they are able to be converted quickly into ketones, a desired source of energy for the brain. (This is why so many of us swear by “bulletproof” coffee first thing in the morning: it wakes up your brain, but if you’re looking for something a little sweeter or more kid-friendly, my bulletproof ice cream recipe will do the trick!)
If you’re familiar with the keto diet, you know it promotes tons of health benefits, including:
- weight loss
- better brain performance
- recovery from autoimmune conditions
- reduced pain
- & so much more!
If you’re not familiar with a keto diet, it’s a way of eating that is mostly fat, with moderate protein and very little carbohydrate intake. When you eat plenty of good fats and limit carbs, your body begins using fat as a fuel source instead of sugars, and for many people, this means better body and brain performance. But you can still enjoy treats like this keto ice cream recipe!
Why Perfect Supplements’ MCT oil takes the cake
While many MCT oils on the market are made from lauric acid (which does not bypass the digestive tract or get converted quickly to ketones), Perfect MCT Oil is made only from c8 and c10 fatty acids (caprylic and capric). And while c6 (caproic acid) also converts to energy well, it can cause some stomach upset and may taste bad.
That’s why Perfect Supplements was picky when it came to creating an MCT oil: they wanted to offer something superior to what was available (otherwise why bother?). And the truth is, they delivered!
Perfect Supplements’ MCT oil:
- is made from 100% organic sustainable coconuts
- is USDA certified organic
- contains 100% MCTs (C8 and C10)
- is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and non-GMO
- is batch tested (one of my favorite things about Perfect Supplements and their commitment to safe, quality products!)
- uses low heat processing; no chemical extraction
- is more affordable than lesser-quality MCT products
As with every product I’ve tried from Perfect Supplements, Perfect MCT Oil delivers. Their commitment to quality and affordability can’t be beat, as they source the highest-quality ingredients while keeping their prices low, making true nutrition available for everyone.
And as if their prices aren’t already affordable, they offer multi-item discounts and free shipping for orders over $99. If you buy 3-5 Perfect Supplements brand products, you’ll save 25% on your order, and if you order 6 or more, you’ll save 30%! Trust me, that adds up to huge savings.
PLUS- the kind folks at Perfect Supplements have extended an offer exclusive to my readers to get an extra 10% off any order using the code FAMILYHEALS10, which can be combined with the multi-item discount.
Get Perfect MCT Oil here.
Now that you’ve already got the MCT oil in your basket, you’re probably wondering what other items to throw in to earn the multi-item discount. My suggestion is Perfect Desiccated Liver Capsules, Perfect Acai Revive, and Perfect Rhodiola Rosea (read about how much I love Perfect Rhodiola here!). You can see all of their quality supplements here.
On to the keto ice cream recipe!
Keto Ice Cream Recipe
Yield 4-6 servings
- 1/2 cup ghee
- 1/4 cup Perfect MCT Oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
- 2 eggs + 3 egg yolks
- 5 Tbsp. sweetener of choice*
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Blend all the ingredients together in a high-powered blender, making sure all the fat gets emulsified and is not clumpy.
- Freeze in an ice cream maker, following manufacturers instructions.
- Serve small portions, about 1/4 cup ea. This recipe should serve 4-6 people (it's enough for our family of six to each have a small treat).
*My preferred source of sweetener is raw honey. I'm able to stay in ketosis and still enjoy small amounts of raw honey, and in this recipe, you should only get a few grams of carbs in a serving using raw honey. However, if you prefer a more keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol, you may use that as well.
If your body is not used to high fat intake, you may consider taking digestive enzymes to help break down the fat in this ice cream.