Friday, June 24, 2011

Easy, Healthy, Coffee Cream

As most of you know, I have been doing the Dukan Diet for just over a month now.  I have lost close to 20 pounds and feel great! My 6 pack abs are actually starting to be visible again, thank god! I had never done a diet before this one because I just never saw the need nor had the motivation.  However, once I put on 20 pounds this past year and started to lose my skinny girl figure, I got desperate! No matter how much I ran or worked out, my weight just seemed to stay the same.  My normal diet prior to this one was also already pretty healthy.  I mean, I of course would indulge in my chocolate a bit, but it's not like I ate fried foods, loads of carbs, and tons of ice cream every day either.  Since I was stumped, I turned to the Dukan Diet.  Within the first 4 days I had lost 5 pounds!! Although it is hard at first, this diet is amazing! It gets your weight loss moving, but also helps you progress back into eating more normally again while maintaining the weight loss!  To learn about the diet and the attack phase, click here.  For more information on my time during the cruise phase and what I ate, click here.


Now, with that being said, I am getting ready to move on in my diet and slowly start adding in carbs again. However, this diet has taught me many useful and healthy tips that I will continue to live by, including how to have a healthy dessert! This coffee cream has gotten me through all of my dessert cravings!  It is so yummy that I was shocked to realize how simple and healthy it was.  My sweet tooth was definitely pleased the first time I ate this.

 Coffee Cream
Ingredients:
-3 egg yolks
-1/8 teaspoon cornstarch
-1 cup non-fat milk
-1 teaspoon instant coffee (or cocoa powder if you prefer a chocolate cream)
-Splenda or other sweetener to taste

Directions:
Pour the milk and coffee flavoring into a small saucepan and scald, do not boil. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and cornstarch together.  I like to reserve the unused egg whites and use them later on to make omelets, meringues, macarons, etc... Whatever you desire!

Once the milk and coffee mixture is ready, slowly pour it into the egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly so as to make sure the egg yolks do not cook.  Once all of the ingredients are combined, return the mixture back to the saucepan, and stir continuously over low heat for 4-5 minutes (or until it thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon).

Once the mixture has thickened, remove from heat immediately and pour into cups or ramekins.  Stir in sweetener to desired taste.  Let the coffee cream sit out for a few minutes to cool, but then wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

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15 comments:

  1. 20lbs! Thats amazing! Congratulations!!! Maybe I need to look into this diet plan too. Keep up the great work.

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  2. Sounds wonderful. I must try this. Thanks! I'm following now.

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  3. Oh this cream sounds delicious and I love that it is healthy!!!!

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  4. Congrats on the recent weight loss. I find that after I spend some time on food buzz looking at food, it keeps me from eating so much. This coffee cream looks good, great that it is healthy. Nice post and tasty pictures.

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  5. Tempting recipe.. One more on the list :) Thank you.

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  6. These pictures are dreamy! Congrats on the weight loss :)

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  7. No way.... 5 lbs in one day. Really??? I need to lose about 10. But the 10 is in all the wrong places. Mainly my waistline. I havent clicked your link about the diet it yet. Im about too... Great blog :)

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  8. I lost 5 lbs in 4 days.. sorry for the typo. But the diet is great, I love it! It was so hard at first but it has definitely helped me to adapt and make healthier decisions.

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  9. I have come to a standstill in my weight loss... I workout a lot and try to eat healthy. I've been thinking about the Dukan Diet, so thanks for the wonderful post!!! Congrats on losing all that weight in 1 month. Awesome!

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  10. Yeah it is definitely frustrating when your weight loss just comes to a halt. I also do a lot more yoga and started doing some of the on demand workouts, which definitely helped! I used to run ALL THE TIME... but surprisingly, now that I run less, I've lost even more weight lol. Dukan recommended walking a lot more instead and it definitely helped! Let me know if you give his diet a try... I can give you more recipes for it if you do.

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  11. Hi Elyse! Way to go girl! You will be an inspiration. And great job on the dessert which is always the hard part. Just stopped to say hi. Great post,

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  12. This coffee cream sounds awesome! If you can eat something like this on a diet, I HAVE to check out the diet. -:) Good luck with it!

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  13. Coffee creamer is just one thing that I can't do without! This looks good :)

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  14. First of all, this coffee cream looks so delicious! I'm really glad that I got to check out your blog. I'm sort of stalking all the back posts, and I adore your recipes and writing!! I also wanted to add that I'm going to check out the dunkan diet, since you've had great results. My prb with my weightloss has to do with me not starting what I finish. I need total structure for success. I'm still looking for what is right for me. I was looking into the reboot you life diet, which is juicing, eating veggies/fruits, but now I may change my mind! Okay, I've realized that this is getting to be a post, and not a comment! so sorry!! =]

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