This protein ice cream is loaded with rich, decadent sweetness in every scoop. It's packed with over 25 grams of protein and has the perfect amount of creaminess that tastes just like traditional ice cream! Plus, it's made with only 4 ingredients, and I guarantee you won't find an easier, more delicious high-protein dessert.
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Why You'll Love This Protein Ice Cream Recipe
It's packed with protein and less calories. This high protein ice cream has become one of my favorite ways to increase my protein intake and curb my sweet tooth at the same time. Not to mention, it's low in sugar and has fewer carbs than regular ice cream!
It's versatile. You can experiment with a variety of other flavors by using different protein powders such as chocolate, strawberry, or peanut butter. Alternatively, adding frozen fruit or cocoa powder can create endless flavor combinations for your homemade protein ice cream.
It's made with only four ingredients. Seriously, you need just 4 truly simple ingredients to make this decadent ice cream. Making protein ice cream has never been easier!
There's no churning required. This recipe does not use an ice cream maker, so I guarantee you already have everything you need to make this delicious treat!
- Coconut milk - coconut milk gives the ice cream the best creamy texture. Make sure to use super cold milk for that irresistible creamy texture.
- Vanilla protein powder - your preferred brand to pack in the protein.
- Allulose - the best sugar free sweetener to sweetness
- Vanilla extract- to enhance the vanilla flavor
How To Make Protein Ice Cream
1. Prepare your ingredients: Place a large deep loaf pan or deep pan in the freezer. Then, add the coconut milk, protein powder, allulose, and vanilla to your blender.
2. Blend. Blend the ingredients together until you have a nice and creamy mixture. You may need to occasionally scrape the sides of the blender to make sure all of the ingredients are fully mixed together.
3. Freeze. Once blended, transfer the ice cream mixture into the chilled pan and freeze until the ice cream has set and is firm. You'll want to stir the ice cream every 20 minutes during the first hour of freezing for the best texture.
4. Scoop and serve. When your ice cream is firm, remove the tray from the freezer and allow it to thaw for about 15 minutes at room temperature. Then scoop the ice cream into bowls and enjoy!
Recipe Variations To Try
- Use heavy cream or coconut cream to create a super smooth texture with a more rich flavor.
- Add frozen bananas to the blender to make a thicker ice cream.
- Don't forget to add your favorite toppings! I love to add chocolate chips and drizzle my keto caramel sauce on top to make a heavenly vanilla protein ice cream sundae. Fresh fruit and whipped cream is another delicious combination.
- Make chocolate protein ice cream by using chocolate protein powder.
- Skip the loaf pan and turn your homemade protein ice cream into a delicious protein shake. Simply add ice to the blended mixture and blend to combine for a perfect post-workout milkshake.
How To Store Protein Ice Cream
You can store your leftover protein ice cream directly in your loaf pan covered tightly with plastic wrap and paper aluminum foil. Or you can transfer the ice cream to an airtight container. Either way, it'll last in the freezer for 2-3 weeks.
When you are ready to enjoy your homemade ice cream again, you can scoop it into a bowl straight from the freezer or let it thaw for a few minutes for soft serve ice cream.
More Protein Ice Cream Recipes
- 14oz. can coconut milk, chilled
- ½ cup vanilla protein powder
- 2 tablespoon allulose
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place a large deep loaf pan or deep pan into the freezer.
- Add coconut milk, protein powder, sweetener, and vanilla extract in a food blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer the ice cream mixture into a pan and chill until firm. Make sure you stir the ice cream every 20 minutes during the first hour of freezing.
- Once firm, remove the ice cream from the freezer. Allow it to thaw for 15 minutes before scooping and serving.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 4 scoops
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 26g