Healthy Vanilla Whey Protein Ice Cream
Estimate Nutritional Value (per serving):
- Calories: approximately 150
- Protein: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Fat: 3g
- Fiber: 1g
Difficulty Level: Easy
- 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 scoop Pure Product Australia Whey Protein Isolate/Concentrate vanilla
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Optional toppings: fresh berries, sliced almonds, or dark chocolate chips
Part 1: Preparation
Freeze the Yogurt:
Place the Greek yogurt in an ice cube tray and freeze until solid. This usually takes about 4 hours or overnight.
Place a large mixing bowl and beaters or whisk attachments in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes to ensure they are well-chilled.
Part 2: Making the Ice Cream
In a blender, combine the frozen Greek yogurt cubes, almond milk, Pure Product Australia Whey Protein, honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
Blend Until Smooth:
Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
Taste and Adjust:
Taste the mixture and adjust sweetness or vanilla flavor according to your preference by adding more honey, maple syrup, or vanilla extract.
Part 3: Freezing
Transfer to a Container:
Pour the blended mixture into a freezer-safe container, spreading it evenly.
Freeze Until Set:
Cover the container and freeze the mixture for at least 4 hours or until it reaches your desired ice cream consistency. You can also stir the mixture every hour during the freezing process to prevent ice crystals from forming.
Part 4: Serving
Scoop and Serve:
Once the ice cream is set, take it out of the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly. Scoop the ice cream into bowls or cones.
Add Toppings (Optional):
Garnish with fresh berries, sliced almonds, or dark chocolate chips for added texture and flavor.
Indulge in your guilt-free, protein-packed vanilla ice cream!
Feel free to customize this recipe by experimenting with different toppings or adding a hint of cinnamon for extra flavor. This healthy ice cream is a delightful treat that satisfies your sweet cravings while providing a good dose of protein.