Low-carb chocolate recipes

  1. Do any of you have any good chocolate recipes that I can make over here?
    I don't have the variety of things available over to me. Our dairy selection is poor. We do have whipping cream, regular milk, and I think 1% milk. Sour cream and cottage cheese. Nothing like Cool-whip is available.
    I have made all different variations of chocolate mousse and am looking for something different.
    I do have Splenda at my home, pourable and packets.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I make white chocolate-dipped strawberries, using sugar free, low carb white chocolate bars. Can you get the bars there?

    You can buy them on the internet, but I don't know if sellers will ship to Thailand.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Thanks for the reipe. It is not availalbe over here,and the idea of shipping it right now with the humidity that has been going on, would be like shipping it to Florida in July. I still have a stash of sugar-free chocolate pudding for my mousse, an dhave to go doen to Malaysia in the next few days, perhaps Penang will have something. Love checking the supermarkets when I travel, all types of cool surprises.
    We do not have anything low-carb available here, only Equal, and a few things made from it. Perhaps that will be my next thing to do.
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I am curious, how did you come to live in Thailand?
    Do you speak Thai? Do you work as a nurse there?

    If you have a family member in another country who could purchase some low carb chocolate for you, it can be shipped in dry ice.

    I am from the desert of Arizona. VERY hot there. That's what we do!
  6. by   suzanne4
    I actuallylived in Arizona for fourteen years, and worked all over the state, literally. Mostly agency from Tuba City to Yuma, Winslow, Flagstaff, Kingman, and points in between. Shipping over here in dry ice is outrageously priced. I just use dark chocolate in place of milk chocolate when I need my choc. fix. and that works for me.

    I actually own a school here teaching "Conversational English to Healthcare Providers"----it is the only school of its type in the Kingdom, and I believe SE Asia. I can read and write some Thai--but it is quite difficult, and can speak a little. I spend more time speaking English with my students that I have very little time left over for the Thai language. It is more important that my students perfect their speaking skills.

    There is actually a nurse from Scottsdale visiting me this week.
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Wow. I'm a native of Tucson, and graduated from two nursing schools in Az.

    I had a NM who was a native of Thailand.

    Is there a big need for Thais to learn english?

    If so, what is the reason?
  8. by   suzanne4
    1. Many foreigners come for medical care here, and they speak English.
    Makes caring for themmuch easier.
    2. Research must have the abstracts submitted in English.
    3. Most research sponsorships require English speaking researchers.
    4. Several grad school programs are offered in English here.
    5. Wanting to further their education in the US with a MSN or PhD.
    6. Post-degree specialty training in US or Australia requires English.
    7. Doctors that wish to care for English-speaking patients.
    8. Doctors that wish to do a residency in the US.
    9. Nurses that want to work in the US.
    10.English is also the common denominator when traveling pops up.

    These are my top 10 reasons but there are definitely more.............
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Very interesting, Suzanne.

    Why do so many foreigners come to Thailand for medical care?
  10. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Hi, Suzanne--

    I have recently found a chocolate bar here in the US that is exceptionally wonderful (if you like dark chocolate) by Lindt, a Swiss company. It is actually labeled with the percent of cocoa--the lowest carb content ones are 70% and 85%. The label is white but the chocolate is the darkest.

    When I was more actively doing Atkins, I whipped plain heavy cream with cocoa (which made the whipped cream sturdier, for some reason). I ate a bit of that (too much maybe--it was yummy!) for dessert or to ward off the sugar urges. I did avoid fruit because of the high sugar content.

    I'm curious--is the Kangaroo Market still on Sukhumvit Road? They used to have everything (almost!), and there were some scandinavian markets opening about the time I was last in Bangkok.

    Always good to see your posts....

    Sawadii, kah! (with a wai, of course!)
  11. by   tntrn
    Go to Splenda.com and sign up for their recipe newsletter. It's mostly recipes for sweet things, and there are links for lots and lots of other good recipes there.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    Hi, Suzanne--

    I have recently found a chocolate bar here in the US that is exceptionally wonderful (if you like dark chocolate) by Lindt, a Swiss company. It is actually labeled with the percent of cocoa--the lowest carb content ones are 70% and 85%. The label is white but the chocolate is the darkest.

    When I was more actively doing Atkins, I whipped plain heavy cream with cocoa (which made the whipped cream sturdier, for some reason). I ate a bit of that (too much maybe--it was yummy!) for dessert or to ward off the sugar urges. I did avoid fruit because of the high sugar content.

    I'm curious--is the Kangaroo Market still on Sukhumvit Road? They used to have everything (almost!), and there were some scandinavian markets opening about the time I was last in Bangkok.

    Always good to see your posts....

    Sawadii, kah! (with a wai, of course!)
    Already use either Lindt or Ritter dark chocolate. We have the good chocolates over here, all imported. I use sugar-free choc fudge pudding, 1 and 1/2 packages with one cup of whipping cream and one cup of low fat milk, we don't have skim over here. And throw in choc shavings from the dark choc. or a handful of choc chips...........Yum......
    Kangaroo Market is no longer here. The front part of the Ambassador Hotel is gone, where they used to have all of the animals (mini zoo). The best place for shopping is at Chatuchak, the huge weekend market that is actually open 7 days per week, at least some sections. You probably wouldn't reconize it any more. Since I have been coming here over the past 18 years or so, it has changed quite a bit. The skytrain has been working for over 4 years and the new subway is opening within the next month or two. Big thing here now is that Thaksin is buying 30% stake in Liverpool (soccer team) with gov't money. They are going to sell lottery tickets for $25 each with the payout being $1,000,000,000 baht (about 2.5 million dollars). All along it had been that he was trying to purchase it with his money, now it is the gov't money.
    Somethings just get funnier and funnier on a daily basis around here.

    Have a great day, mine is definitely ending...........almost midnight here
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Very interesting, Suzanne.

    Why do so many foreigners come to Thailand for medical care?
    Prices are quite cheap, especially for surgical procedures.
    Examples: open heart surgery for under $3000.00
    Sex-change surgery for under $5000 ----that is the specialty here, people actually come from all over the world.
    Breast implants about $1000
    Face lift under $2000
    Knee replacements are about 1/10 of US prices
  14. by   suzanne4
    Quote from tntrn
    Go to Splenda.com and sign up for their recipe newsletter. It's mostly recipes for sweet things, and there are links for lots and lots of other good recipes there.
    Actually have it downloaded on my computer..................have been looking at their site all of the time. Actually took in a few boxes for baking to my favorite hotel here and their chief pastry chef is going to make some treats for me for this Sunday. I am sure that he will come up with some fabulous things for me to try to make myself.

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