Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Protein Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!! Well, how about some healthy ice cream?! Yes, there is such things.  I am talking about a HUGE bowl with only 140 calories AND 44 grams of protein.  It tastes good too!! And there are soooo many flavor possibilities! Take a look at that bowl!
FYI...that is not a small bowl! That is a mixing bowl! Which is overflowing...with goodness...

Ok, ingredients you will need are:
Protein powder of your choice.  Casein or whey will work, any flavor at all!! I am using vanilla ice cream because it seems appropriate! Milk, I am using my favorite unsweetened almond milk :) The magical ingredient - xanthan gum!! You can find this at most grocery stores in the gluten free or baking section.  Go get some!!! Also, any other flavorings you want to add.  I am using some sugar free english toffee syrup.  You could add vanilla, unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon....whatever!!

You also need a decent blender that can at least blend ice! I got everything nicely measured out.  1 scoop protein powder (30g), 1/2 cup milk (120ml), and 1/2 t xanthan (2g).  
Throw all that into your blender along with any other flavorings you wish.  I also added some wonderful cancerous Splenda!
You can add as much ice as you want.  I use about 4 cups.  Just wait til you see what the magical xanthan gum does to this!!

You may also need to add a little water or extra milk to get it all mixed smoothly.  Once you get a good consistency, turn the blender on high and let it blend for 10-15 minutes.  
I know I know, that's a long time to me!!!
MAGIC!! Remember how we started at 4 cups?? Now we have 9 cups of ice cream!!!! 
 That is what xanthan gum does! Volume!!!! I believe McDonald's uses it in their milkshakes...but this is waaaay healthier than anything from that place!

Scavenge your cupboard for a bowl big enough to fit all this goodness...
Mixing bowl it is...

Time for toppings!!! Can't have ice cream without toppings right?? You can add basically anything you can think of! Sprinkles, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, whipped cream, fruit, nuts...
I am keeping them calories low so Walden Farms it is! If you never heard of these before I can't be your friend you should try them! A little pricey but they are calorie free!! Gotta love fat free Reddi wip too! 
Woah!!! I don't know if you remember or not, but this whole bowl is only 140 calories!!! Maybe 145 with the whipped topping...Plus 25 grams of protein! What?! Now that is a dessert.  
Oh my....And this dessert will fill you up!! Volume + protein = fullness!

Protein Ice Cream
  • 1 scoop protein powder (30g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (120ml)
  • 1/2 t xanthan gum (2g)
  • other flavorings...syrups, spices...
  • sweetener to taste
Add all ingredients to blender.  Add some water if necessary to blend smooth.  Put blender on high for 10-15 minutes.  Eat all the ice cream!!! Top with whatever!!

140 calories without toppings
2g Fat
4g Carb
25g Protein

1 comment:

  1. I literally just made a version of this with vanilla plus cinnamon whey, added a little vanilla plus almond extract to try and get a Danish pastry vibe going on. I had to stop blending as the volume was starting to push the lid off!!! I had to blend it in 3 batches before pouring it into a glass dish then put it in the freezer as there's so much! Thanks for sharing even though I only found it now after a couple of years since you posted 😊