They look pretty good, don't they? I made them in my new ice cream sandwich pan. I was looking for a muffin top pan, but Bed, Bath, and Beyond only had these, and I had a coupon. What was I supposed to do? The only difference, really, is that these have a waffle shape in the bottom of the little wells. They are about 3 inches in diameter. Just right for making little sandwiches. I put some green can powdered parmesian cheese, oregano, and some garlic powder in these and skipped the splenda/stevia. I think that a grilled cheese sandwich will be yummy using these. If you have any other veggie ideas, please leave me a comment. I already tried one with a spoonful of roasted garlic hummus. It was delicious.
And speaking of delicious, I invented a low carb ice cream. It's not perfect yet, like I'm sure the liquid isn't supposed to separate from the ice crystals. Next time I'm going to try to put a little bit of xanthum gum into the mixer. Also, I highly recommend you freeze the protein shake in a zip lock bag to make it easier to break it into pieces without stabbing your finger and needing to go get stitches. Ask me how I know. Well, I didn't go get stitches, but I should have. I think I hit the bone with the knife. Lesson learned. Here's my recipe:
Protein Shake Chocolate Ice Cream
1/2 frozen Atkins Protein Shake
2 oz Hoods Calorie Countdown Chocolate Milk
2 oz Half and Half or heavy cream
1/4 tsp. Xanthan Gum
Break up the frozen shake (or chop it if you're not clumsy like me) and put it into a blender or mini food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until it looks like my picture. Hopefully the Xanthan Gum will prevent the separation. If you try it before I do, let me know how it works out. It's delicious, by the way. Only 2 carbs per serving.