High protein, low-carb, and incredibly voluminous, this easy-to-make protein ice cream makes for the perfect post-workout snack! Three Ingredient Protein Ice Cream is the fluffiest, most creamy ice cream snack you’ll ever eat. It’s customizable to suit your taste preferences and the topping choices are endless. Whip some up today and enjoy and ‘anytime’ ice cream treat!
First recipe of 2016!!! What better way to kick off the New Year than with a highly requested snack recipe?! An ice cream snack to be specific. 🙂
Remember back in the day when I used to do Sweat then Snack posts all the time?
I would feature a new workout I created and then a delicious snack recipe to refuel afterwards. Usually one that was high in protein and full of all the optimal nutrients to help with muscle recovery after a tough sweat session. Some past Sweat then Snack posts featured…
Well today, I am brining that Snack then Sweat theme back with a snack that is one of my go-tos after a run or strength training workout at the gym. In fact, I’ve been holding out on you guys for quite a while! You see, I jumped aboard the ‘protein fluff’ train late in 2015. I had been seeing this crazy concoction all over Instagram and I decided it was probably time I try it for myself!
I scoured through numerous posts to see how it was made and once I had an idea of the basics I made a few tweaks to make it my own. Then I really started to tease you all when I shared pictures of my delicious bowls of fluff all across social media! I would get numerous questions on every post asking me for the recipe. I felt bad for holding out, but I wanted to wait for the right time to share it on the blog and properly capture some good (AKA: non iPhone) pictures of it.Well, I finally got around to it and even though it’s winter time, ice cream is an ALL YEAR ROUND food (for me at least! 😉 ). Just eat it in front of a space heater if need be!
- ½ scoop casein or a whey/casein protein powder of choice (I use Quest Multi-Purpose Protein Powder)
- 1 cup of cubed ice
- ½ cup non-dairy liquid (I use Unsweetened Vanilla Cashew Milk)
- ½ tsp xanthan gum
- ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder
- toppings of choice
- Place ice into a food processor and blend into fine shavings. Add protein powder, xanthan gum, vanilla bean powder, and milk. Blend for 3 to 5 minutes or until desired thickness is reached. Spoon into a bowl and serve with toppings of choice!
Unlike the usual ‘fluff’ recipes online, I add more ice and grind it up before adding any other ingredients. I also use less liquid. This makes the ice cream EXTRA thick and creamy. Another key ingredient? VANILLA BEAN POWDER. It’s a must. Not only do you get the real vanilla bean flecks throughout, but it adds enough flavor that you don’t need any added sweeteners or sugars!Of course if you do like a sweeter ‘cream feel free to use a flavored protein powder or add a few drops of stevia to your mix.
I can’t convey to you how creamy and fluffy this turns out. It’s like spooning clouds from your bowl to your eagerly awaiting mouth. Pure snack heaven. (I feel like it’s only right to link to this classic GIF! 😉 )I like adding this into my post-workout meals because even though I love eating my multi-bar snacks, my hunger is off the charts after a training session and the volume of this ‘bowl of yum’ helps with that. Plus, it’s the perfect vehicle for all sorts of fun n’ funky toppings. A few of my favorites include…
+whey protein crunchies
+chopped dark chocolate
+cacao nibs and cocoa powder (as pictured above)
So, are you ready to jump on board the protein ice cream bandwagon? Your life will never be the same!
Have you ever tried any viral recipes from Instagram?
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