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Old 06-19-2011, 02:08   #1
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I'm trying to figure out what's going on with me. I've now tried my ice cream recipe with first, a mix of sweeteners and now, today with only Truvia and both batches tasted too sweet to me. I thought today I'd beaten it by tasting and then adding sparingly with the Truvia, but it still is too sweet for me...altho' no aftertaste to speak of but it tasted sweeter when frozen. I've never had a big sweet tooth but I find I still crave something protein after eating some of it. Does anyone else have this problem and if so, how do you solve it? Do I just keep backing down the sweetener or is there something I'm missing about sweeteners?

About the only sweet I used regularly was one real Coke a day and usually didn't drink a whole can and I only liked it because it wasn't as sweet to my taste buds as Pepsi...I always could tell the difference on their tests. I've never been a big dessert person, but could always find room for a custard...but, usually shared one.




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I have the same trouble & my solution is just to keep backing off on the amount of sweetener . . . if I use anywhere NEAR the recommended amount, whatever the dish is ridiculously sweet.




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Same here. I usually use half the amount called for in a recipe (low carb recipe or not).

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Thanks, Shanny. That's what I thought today, so guess I'll have to leave it slightly not sweet...something about the freezing made it taste sweeter I think. Or maybe the sweetener? I only used a t. of it and then just a tiny bit more after I tasted. Maybe Truvia is sweeter than I think. I only use 1 tablet of Assugrin in my coffee, I guess I just don't really like sweet.

I do love breads, tho', but mostly the savory ones.

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I use EZ-Sweetz liquid sucralose, which advises that four drops = 1/4 cup sugar. No way Josť! More like TWO! Or my sweet tooth has rotted out!




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Wonder what would it be if I thawed it enough and added another cup or 1/2 c. of cream?




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*nods* I have to agree...I find now after years of not using sugar I can even taste the lactose in cream...I find I need a tiny amount of any sweetener...I've tested ice cream I made on non diabetics and they said it tasted not too sweet lol I think that was English...too many double negatives lol

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I find since low carbing that my taste buds have changed. Even many things with artificial sweetners seem way too sweet for me. When altering a recipe to make it low carb, I usually cut the sweetner by half if not more.

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You need to go and research the side effects of these sweeteners. I know there great for no carbs and stuff but most if not all have horriable heath risk down the road( and like we need more health problems).

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That's a very good idea for those who use much of them, but I have such a small sweet tooth that taste is the only issue important for me. I did give a bit of my ice cream to a friend today and he loved it, but could taste the cream on his tongue and he's a calorie dieter, but he did say if I had not told him about the recipe, he would have wanted his own gallon of it, by himself...he tasted no artificial sweetener, and judged it just fine. I'm now wondering if a tiny bit of salt wouldn't be good.




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