This Chocolate Protein Ice Cream is super healthy AND super delicious. And I’m not trying to brag, it’s just a fact. My husband likes it! If you know anything about my husband, you will know that he turns his nose up at any food that might be labeled as “healthy”. He even said the words, “that’s really good!”
Just to make sure I heard right, I said, “It’s healthy…”
“It’s still really good.”
Lately, I’ve been trying to eat super healthy and work out. Yep, it was part of a New Years Resolution. Guess what? It’s March and despite the minimal progress I have made, I am STILL doing it. So, that either makes me dedicated or it means I just can’t take a hint.
But along the way, I have had to create some delicious healthy recipes just to keep myself from going insane. Because, even though I am only eating healthy 6 days a week, sometimes I still find myself craving something naughty.
Out of everything I have made, Chocolate Protein Ice Cream is the best Craving Quencher I have created.
Step by Step with Resources
If you have everything and just want the recipe, it is located at the bottom for your referencing convenience. Also, as far as allergens go, this has nuts and dairy.
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First Thing You Need: Food Processor
I absolutely love it. And it’s on sale right now! It has seriously been a lifesaver and it’s WAY cheaper than all of the other ones I looked at. AND it has a shredder and slicer that goes with it! I didn’t know that when I bought it. Anyways, I digress.
Use a food processor and put in 2 bananas. Frozen or fresh, doesn’t matter. I usually keep a bunch of bananas on hand in the freezer so I don’t have to worry about them going bad. If they’re frozen, put your hand on the lid because the whipping of the food processor might be a little violent until the bananas get broken up.
I haven’t tried this with regular milk. I’d be curious if it would be just as good, but the nice thing about almond milk is you can keep it in your cupboard until you open it. That way you don’t have to worry about fridge real estate.
So, you just need 1 cup of almond milk for Chocolate Protein Ice Cream. Pour it in with the pureed bananas.
Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
There are SO many options of protein powder on the market right now. It’s honestly a little ridiculous. Here are some of the ones I have either tried or are highly rated, just to try and narrow it down a little bit for you. Honestly, get whatever one looks the best to you, it makes no difference on this recipe because the protein powder is only a necessary additive for the protein.
Put 2 scoops of the Protein Powder of your choice in with the bananas and almond milk.
I absolutely LOVE chocolate. I think that is what I have missed the most as I have been trying to eat healthy, so obviously I had to create Chocolate Protein Ice Cream so I could still have chocolate and not feel guilty about it. The cocoa powder is a key ingredient. I used the King of affordable chocolate.
Because who can say no to Hershey’s? Four Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder go in your concoction. This ingredient is why it satisfies that craving for chocolate, because it has ACTUAL chocolate in it!
Now, blend all of this together, the powders may fly up in the food processor. It will settle as you blend. If you have the same processor as me, you can use the side scraper to make sure everything mixes and it is not sticking on the side.
Once it is well mixed, time to add the final ingredient.
Take your pick of a delicious nut to add to the ice cream. I like the harder nuts. When I made it the first time I used cashews, but I just bought some almonds and I can’t wait to try that. I think it will taste even better! Adding nuts is important because it gives a little bit of a different texture for you. Seriously it makes it so good!
Put 1/2 cup of nuts in the food processor and pulse it just enough to chop the nuts a little bit. You don’t want to puree the nuts.
Let the Chocolate Protein Ice Cream freeze over night. When you are ready to eat it, take it out of the freezer for a little bit (mine took about 15 minutes) and it was a little soft and perfect. I just dig right in! Yum!
Chocolate Protein Ice Cream
- 2 Bananas
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 2 Scoops Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
- 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup Nuts of your Choice
Blend all ingredients except the nuts together until everything is pureed and mixed together well. Next, add the nuts and chop just enough to get the nuts chopped up.
Freeze overnight and when you are ready to eat, let it sit out of the freezer for 15 minutes to soften.
If you try it out, please leave a comment and let me know what you think in the comments below!