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Anna Sward

Ask The Protein Chef: Got A Simple Protein Ice Cream Recipe?

I have a passion for weightlifting, nutrition, and great-tasting food. My specialty is cooking with protein powder. Ask me a question and I'll turn it into a protein-filled, delicious recipe!
Q

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 proteinpow.com 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

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Using a food processor, handheld blender, or mixer, blend all ingredients together. Don't use a whisk or spoon because the aim is to end up with a mixture that's creamy, not lumpy.

  2. Place the mixture in a Tupperware container and stick it in the freezer for an hour.
  3. After an hour, remove the container and give the ice cream a good stir. You want to make sure that it freezes evenly. Think of yourself as a human ice cream machine.

  4. Put container back in the freezer. Wait for another hour before taking it out and giving it another churn.

  5. Repeat steps three and four until the ice cream is nicely set and ready to be munched with gusto.

Notes:

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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Per serving, recipe serves 2
Amount per serving
Calories 258
Total Fat4.8g
Total Carbs17g
Protein38g

Protein Ice Cream PDF (69.1 KB)


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About The Author

Anna's passion for exercise and nutrition inspired her to create proteinpow.com while she was still in the last year of her Ph.D. program.

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rbkmen

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rbkmen

wow thanks this is great! i never thought of that!

Feb 22, 2013 6:02pm | report
 
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Thanks! Give it a shot and let me know what you think :-)

Feb 23, 2013 11:46pm | report
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xrizzox

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xrizzox

i have so many dif flavored on hand idk which to start with

Feb 22, 2013 6:28pm | report
 
fredzz1003

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fredzz1003

looks so delicious :)

Feb 22, 2013 7:56pm | report
 
NDeeps27

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NDeeps27

Would marry Anna Sward on sight!
Protein pow is the best site

Feb 22, 2013 8:41pm | report
 
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Hahahahaha, thank you!

Feb 23, 2013 11:47pm | report
blitz042000

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blitz042000

Got anything for someone who hates bananas and cottage cheese

Feb 22, 2013 9:12pm | report
 
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Sub the bananas for cooked sweet potatoes (I know it sounds odd but it works!) And for the cottage cheese, you need something creamy in there. Is it the dairy that you don't like? Because I would have said mascarpone or ricotta would work (with a flavored protein powder).

Feb 23, 2013 11:48pm | report
Bibo95

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Bibo95

I dont have banana cream flavoured protein , can I use cookies and creeam?

Feb 23, 2013 1:19am | report
 
PeterNorth22

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PeterNorth22

only works with banana

Feb 23, 2013 8:27am | report
MPennacchia

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MPennacchia

I've got an idea! Crush up some oreo's, Get your cookies and cream protein powder, then mix the cottage cheese and all of it together in the food processor! Problem fixed :D.... Probably not. But I try.

Feb 23, 2013 9:58am | report
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Any flavored whey would work and, like I said above, you could sub the banana for cooked sweet potato! I know, weird-sounding and all, but it works as a nice sub!

Feb 23, 2013 11:48pm | report
dogetta

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dogetta

Try banana extract a few drops should do.Inexpensive and found in all grocery stores next to the vanilla.

Feb 24, 2013 4:56pm | report
skytrooper20

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skytrooper20

Looking forward to trying this.

Feb 23, 2013 10:02am | report
 
dannyderbyshire

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dannyderbyshire

I'm definitely going to try this, thanks a lot! :)

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maddiegm

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maddiegm

I definitely want to try this!

Feb 23, 2013 1:43pm | report
 
Dragoneel

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Dragoneel

OMG I LOVE ICE CREAM NO REALLY...
There were days that i ate 2kg of ice cream... no joking maybe even more...

Im on a clean diet to gain my sixpack back but this definitly gonna be mine cheatmeal :) gonna try it out next week!
THANKS

Feb 23, 2013 2:54pm | report
 
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AnnaSward

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Wahooo :-)

Feb 23, 2013 11:49pm | report
DaHellman

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DaHellman

sounds good.

Feb 23, 2013 3:06pm | report
 
totheleague91

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totheleague91

Sounds amazing.

I am (no sh*t) allergic to Bananas. It would seem so, but can I apply this to something like blueberries?

Feb 23, 2013 4:25pm | report
 
E90335i

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E90335i

would love to try this with adding chocolate peanut butter protein powder!

Feb 23, 2013 10:22pm | report
 
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gigglepony

I absolutely love her creativity! Tons of diet friendly options for those not so friendly about dieting. haha

Feb 24, 2013 7:04am | report
 
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JustinOtstott

Gonna try this, got some bananas and whey protein in the kitchen.

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SRM008

will it work with berry flavors???

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