I love vanilla ice cream but don't eat it because it's so high in sugar and fat. Is it possible to make a healthy, high-protein version using basic ingredients?
I started experimenting with protein ice cream at because I love ice cream and found the idea of eating a healthy version really exciting. I thought it would be especially good served on top of a fresh stack of post-workout protein pancakes!
I went through a lot of trials and errors with my protein ice cream, but eventually arrived at what is so far my favorite formula. The recipe is simple and calls for only three ingredients. But the best part is that it doesn't require an ice cream machine.
Are you ready to get your ice cream on?
Protein Ice Cream
Since there's a lot of churning involved, I like making this on the weekend. I wake up, make the mixture, stick it in the freezer, take it out to churn, put to back in, go to the gym, come back, give it another couple churns and … pow! It's ready.
This recipe works with casein or protein blends—it makes the ice cream even creamier! If you use other types of protein, you may have to add a couple of tablespoons of milk to the mix if it's too thick.
Try using vanilla protein powder, and try adding vanilla extract or shaved vanilla pod for an even richer vanilla flavor. You can also add some Walden Farms calorie-free caramel sauce to your ice-cream.
For an insanely tasty, guilt-free dessert, try making protein crepes and topping them with protein ice cream. It tastes like a cheat meal, but it is packed with protein!
This recipe serves two people so feel free to duplicate it. If you do, you'll just have to leave your mix in the freezer for longer so it gets the right consistency.