Muscle-Building Sweets: Protein Ice Cream Recipes

Dessert with a protein punch. Credit: Raquel Guss

Dessert with a protein punch. Credit: Raquel Guss

Now, if you haven’t heard yet: protein does wonders for your body…and your appetite. Each evening (okay—I’m an addict), I make myself Protein Ice Cream to kick my sweet tooth and give my body something healthy to enjoy before I head to bed. This basic ice cream recipe only requires two ingredients and one hour before it can be destroyed…uhhh, I mean enjoyed! And if you crave ice cream with a little more excitement, I have two recipes that’ll shock you—you’ll think it was unhealthy. But it’s not! Oh, how I love Protein Ice Cream! And all of these have less than 200 calories a serving (nutritional facts will vary a bit based on which protein powder you use)…

Basic Protein Ice Cream Recipe

This Protein Ice Cream will take on whichever flavors you choose. I personally love playing with it to make my own personal creations. Feel free to add some chocolate chips or chunks of fruit for a little added excitement!

Ingredients
1 scoop vanilla or unflavored protein powder
1 tbsp Sugar-Free Fat-Free Jell-O Pudding Mix
3 tbsp water

Directions
1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Stir until protein and Jell-O is dissolved.

2. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Stir and place back in freezer for 30 more minutes.

3. After one hour, enjoy this sweet treat!

Nutrition: 1 serving: 1.5 g fat, 1 g  saturated, 55 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 9 g total carbs, 0 fiber, 1 g sugar, 23 g protein

Choco-Cherry Protein Ice Cream Recipe

You simply can’t go wrong with a cherry-chocolate combination, can you? We think not. Also good with strawberries!

Ingredients
1 scoop vanilla or unflavored protein powder
1 tbsp Sugar-Free Fat-Free Chocolate Jell-O Pudding Mix
3 tbsp water
¼ c frozen cherries
Optional: 1 tbsp chocolate chips

Directions
1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Stir until protein and Jell-O is dissolved.

2. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Stir and place back in freezer for 30 more minutes.

3. After one hour, enjoy this sweet treat!

Nutrition: 1 serving: 1.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium, 170 mg potassium, 16.5 g total carbs, 2 g fiber, 5.5 g sugar, 25 g protein

 

Mint Chip Protein Ice Cream Recipe

Mint and chocolate go together like, well, mint and chocolate in this Protein Ice Cream recipe!

Ingredients
1 scoop vanilla or unflavored protein powder
1 tbsp Sugar-Free Fat-Free Jell-O Pudding Mix
3 tbsp water
2 drops mint extract
1 tbsp chocolate chips

Directions
1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Stir until protein and Jell-O is dissolved.

2. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Stir and place back in freezer for 30 more minutes.

3. After one hour, enjoy this sweet treat!

Nutrition: 1 serving: 5.5 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat,  55 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium, 170 mg potassium, 20 g total carbs, 1 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 25 g protein

Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Casein Ice Cream Recipe

If you’re looking for a sweet solution that doesn’t involve Jell-O, consider using casein protein. It’ll still have the same creamy-thick affect! Here is my favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter Casein Ice Cream recipe. Note: It takes three hours to freeze, but it’s sooo worth the wait.

Ingredients
1 scoop vanilla or unflavored casein protein powder
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp PB2
2 tsp all-natural sweetener (I use Truvia or Nectresse)
3/4 c unsweetened almond milk

Directions
1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients until mixed together.

2. Place in freezer for three hours.

3. Take it out…nom, nom, nom, nom!

Nutrition: 1 serving: 5.4 g fat, 1 g  saturated, 30 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 8 g total carbs, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 24 g protein

Protein Ice Cream is easy to make, good for your muscles and probably the best thing that’s happened to dessert. Like ever. Tell us, which one will you try first? —Raquel


Comments

  1. Melinda says

    How many tbsp is your scoop of protein powder? 3 tbsp of water wasn’t enough for all that powder. Thanks for any tips.

  2. Lee says

    Hi
    This sounds like a winner to me now you can use the protien powder and turn. Your shake in to ice cream sounds a much better option to me. I am going to have to keep some frozen and take it to the gym bound to get some reactions I am smiling already.

    Thanks lee

  3. Irene says

    Fortunately you only use one tablespoon of sugar free jello. It contains xylitol which has some bad side effects. and you consume it daily. Why not try unflavored gelatin, use stevia (a healthy, non-fattening natural sweetener) and a little natural cocoa powder? Perhaps you can find a healthier version of flavored, sugar-free gelatin in Whole Foods or other health food stores?

  4. Janis says

    I just whipped up the chocolate peanut butter one and it tastes pretty darn good. Wish I’d gotten it into the freezer sooner.

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