Is it possible? Ice Cream. Healthy ice cream? High protein ice cream? Yep, come check this recipe and get ready to eat guilt free ice cream!
High Protein Ice Cream Recipe
Yes, it’s possible to make healthy ice cream! I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but hang with me here.
We’re not using a churn. We don’t need a any machinery. Look, I don’t have any machinery for making ice cream. And, I don’t want another kitchen counter appliance to clutter my kitchen. Oh, yes, I’d love to have a gelato machine, but, again, it’s more ‘stuff’ and I’m trying to move away from accumulating more and more stuff.
Healthy Ice Cream
But, I do want to ‘make ice cream’! And, I’ve done so with some other recipes that you might want to check out.
Now, these ice cream recipes aren’t on the healthy side, but they’re no churn and absolutely delicious! For instance, my Picnic Strawberry Ice Cream. Creamy and, yes, more sugar than this recipe, but, all I do is just have a couple of spoonsful of this recipe! Discipline. That’s the key!
Another is my Orange Ginger Ice Cream. Hey, the fresh ginger is healthy!
High-Protein Ice Cream
Back to high-protein ice cream.
How do I create this. Well, it comes from Flavcity’s Protein Smoothie mix. All clean ingredients. Twenty-five grams of protein per scoop. And, No refined sugars. Try using code ALLY15 and you just might get 15% off.
Yep, that’s the key to creating this ice cream. There’s also a chocolate peanut butter version. But, that’s for next recipe!
Protein-Powder Ice Cream
I’m using coconut cream in this recipe. This really helps give the ice cream the ‘creaminess’ that you associate with the ice cream texture.
According to Masterclass, here’s the difference between coconut milk and coconut cream:
Coconut Milk vs. Coconut Cream: What Is the Difference?
Coconut cream and coconut milk are both made from coconut flesh and water, and both are popular milk alternatives. However, there are a few differences between the two.
- Coconut to water ratio: Canned coconut milk is typically made of one part shredded coconut to two parts water. Coconut cream is made of four parts shredded coconut to one part water.
- Consistency: Coconut milk has a thinner consistency, while coconut cream has a much thicker and creamier consistency. This is because coconut cream has a higher ratio of coconut flesh to water.
- Uses: A can of coconut milk can be used as a base for Thai curries, laksas, soups, and stews. It can also be used as an alternative to dairy milk in smoothies or in coffee. Coconut cream is more typically used in desserts, either as a garnish or as a dairy-free alternative in ice-creams.
High Protein Ice Cream Bars
I’m thinking you could also make this recipe into ice cream bars. Well, that is if you have the molds to create them.
Best Protein Ice Cream Recipe
This protein ice cream is best in class, I think. Be sure to experiment with the very same ice cream recipe and use different fruits. Fruits that are in season, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, passion fruit, bananas and more!
- 1 scoop vanilla protein mix, recommended is FlavCity brand
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, small dice
- 1 cup fresh mango, small dice
- In a medium mixing bowl combine the protein smoothie mix, vanilla, coconut cream and yogurt. Blend/whisk very well working out any small lumps. You can also use a hand mixer to help create the smooth mixture.
- Put the fresh strawberries and mango pieces in separate (glass storage) freezer containers (each about 1 to 1 1/2 cups) with lids.
- Pour the smoothie mixture over the fresh fruit. Leave about 1/2" from the top (don't completely fill!).
- Put in the freezer. Remove when it's somewhat or completely frozen.
- If completely frozen, it took my ice cream at least 45 to 50 minutes to thaw somewhat before I could remove and put in serving cups.