Monday, December 19, 2011

Protein Powder Ice Cream Recipes, Part II

While we await the completion of the RecipeForFitness website Recipe section, I thought it might be helpful to put all my protein powder ice cream recipes on one page.  ;-)



Protein Powder Ice Cream
All Recipes by Chelle Stafford

There are two ways to make this... the first is in an ice-cream maker, the second in ziploc bags.

ICE CREAM MAKER INSTRUCTIONS: I use a  Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker I just blend my ingredients, turn on the machine, pour it in, and 20 minutes later I have ice-cream!

ZIPLOC INSTRUCTIONS:
Back in junior-high, we made ziploc ice-cream... where you put ice and salt in a big bag, and your ice cream ingredients in a smaller bag, then the small bag goes in the big bag (sealed of course), and you shake... voila! ice cream!

  • Fill a gallon size ziploc bag about 2/3 full of ice.
  • Add 1/2 cup table salt (don't waste good sea-salt on this, use the cheap iodized stuff, it's only to make the ice colder).
  • Pour your ice cream mix into a sandwich size ziploc bag & seal it. 
  • Place the ice-cream bag into the larger bag. Seal. 
  • Shake for about 5 minutes or until ice-cream reaches the consistency you prefer. 
  • Remove the inner bag and quickly rinse it off (so you don't get salt in your ice cream when you open the bag). 
  • Dump ice-cream into a bowl and enjoy!



BLEND your ingredients before putting in the ziploc or the ice-cream maker.

SCOOP SIZE... 
My protein scoop = 1/3 cup. Measure yours, as volume will matter in these recipes.

Nutrition data will be dependent on your protein powder & ingredients. Any numbers listed here reflect my protein powder/ingredients. You can use NutritionData.com to run your own numbers (it's free!).

**Note... you can sub water for the almond milk (or coconut milk, rice milk, soy milk, etc) if you need to. 





Apple Harvest Protein Ice Cream
recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup apple cider 
  • 1.5 serving vanilla protein powder (my scoop is = 1/3 cup, I used 1 1/2 scoops)
  • 1/2 cup 0% Chobani plain greek yogurt

Blend all ingredients well (I used a Magic Bullet), then pour into ice cream maker and run for about 20 minutes.

YUM!! The strength of the apple cider flavor was awesome and when I added caramel, even better!

TIPS... Add sugar free caramel syrup! After you've put it in the machine, let it run about 10 minutes then add 2 Tbsp caramel syrup to the mix an let it go. And/or drizzle caramel over the top!









Dreamsicle Protein Ice Creamrecipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extract (pure)
1/4 tsp orange extract
1 cup almond milk (vanilla, unsweetened).


Blend together, then pour into a sandwich size ziploc & seal.  In a gallon size ziploc, add ice and half cup of salt. Place small baggie in the big baggie, seal and shake about 5 minutes.


Calories: 182; protein: 21 g; carbs: 7g; fat: 7g; sodium: 350 mg; sugars 2g; fiber 2g.







Purple Ice Cream!
recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

Sorry about the melty photo...
I forgot to grab my camera right away! Oops!
For the blueberries....
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla (pure) extract.

Directions:
Place blueberries in a sauce pan with the water and cook over medium heat until reduced down to a "syrup" (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and add vanilla (pure) extract.
Stir, and set aside or refrigerate until needed.

For the Ice Cream...

1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 1/2 scoops Chocolate protein powder (my scoop = 1/3 cup)
1 Tbsp natural almond butter
1/2 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt

Directions:
Blend all ingredients.
Add about half of the blueberry sauce, reserving the rest for topping. 
Blend again, just until the color spreads through the mixture.
Add to ice cream maker, following manufacturer's instructions. Mine takes about 20 minutes.
Scoop ice cream into a bowl, top with reserved fruit syrup and enjoy!

FYI... you can do this with any fruit! Sub out the blueberries for whatever is in season or handy!

Nutrition: 246 calories. 24 g protein, 19 g carbs, 9 g fat.





BASIC:recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (chocolate or vanilla unsweetened)
1.5 scoop protein powder (chocolate or vanilla to match the almond milk)
6-8 drops liquid Stevia (**optional**)
Blend.

DREAMSICLE (orange/vanilla): recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1.5 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extract (pure)
1/4 tsp orange extract 1 cup almond milk (vanilla, unsweetened).
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.
Calories: 182; protein: 21 g; carbs: 7g; fat: 7g; sodium: 350 mg; sugars 2g; fiber 2g.

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER
recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1.5 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 Tbsp natural peanut butter.
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.

MINT CHOCOLATErecipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1/4 tsp mint extract
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIPrecipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1.25 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 tsp mint extract
2-3 Tbsp chocolate chips
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.

MOCHArecipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk - vanilla or chocolate
1 tsp decaf instant coffee crystals.
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.

STRAWBERRYrecipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.

BANANA
recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1/2 cup mashed banana (frozen or fresh)
1.5 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.

CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIErecipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1.5 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup chocolate unsweetened almond milk
8-10 drops Capella's Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavor drops (or other flavor drops)
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.
CINNAMON SPICErecipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1.5 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
Sprinkle of Nutmeg
Sprinkle of Cardamom (*optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla (pure)
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.

APPLE PIErecipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1.5 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
1 green apple, peeled & diced
1 tsp of Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
Sprinkle of Cardamom (*optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla (pure)
1 Tbsp butter
  • In a bowl, combine the diced apple, butter, vanilla & spices. Microwave in 30 second increments until apples are soft. Stir.
  • In a blender, combine protein powder & almond milk (and stevia if using). Blend Well.
  • Mix protein powder/almond milk with apples and stir.
  • Add to ice cream maker or prepare with ziploc method.
     **DO NOT BLEND THE APPLE MIXTURE**


Super-Chocolaty Protein Ice Creamrecipe by Chelle Stafford
makes 2 servings, or 1 very large, very tasty serving :-)

  • 3 scoops (1.5 servings) Champion Nutrition Pro-Score 100 Chocolate protein powder (roughly half a cup of powder)
  • 1/2 cup 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt, plain
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp almond butter

Blend well (I used a Magic Bullet), then pour into ice cream maker. Let it run about 20 minutes, then serve! I added sliced banana and sugar-free caramel syrup. You could add some instant coffee crystals to your mix for a mocha flavor, too!
Nutrition:  (just the ice cream) per serving: 183 calories; 29 g protein, 6g carbs, 5g fat, 2g fiber, 2g sugar, 259 mg sodium.



5 comments:

  1. No Comments?????????????? I think this is the most spectacular blog entry I have ever seen.

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  2. I would have to agree with "Anonymous'" comment... I can't believe I haven't discovered it before now!! I love ice cream, so it is the downfall to all of my attempts to eat healthy.. moreso because I think I have a dairy "issue," but anyway, now I know how to make it with Almond Milk & add some protein in the process... AWESOME!! Just made my day!!

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  3. I have found the closest thing to heaven on earth.

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  4. Made some last night for the very first time. I made the basic vanilla w/ coconut milk and added 1/2 a banana. SO GOOOOOOD! Thanks!

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  5. Yes! Thank you for creating these. Just purchased an ice cream maker and would like an alternative to the recipes that will make me feel guilty! Thank you!

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