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High Protein Low Calorie Ice Cream Recipe!💪

By Elliot Fisher MS, CSCS, PES, NSCA-CPT

Protein Ice Cream Recipe Template:

Ingredients for 2 liters of ice cream serving (½ or ¼ recipe for 1 liter or 16 oz serving):

  • 2 cups of frozen fruit of choice (mango, strawberries, blueberries, mixed berries, bananas, etc)

  • 4-8 ice cubes (depends on size and how thick you want the ice cream)

  • 2 scoops of whey or casein protein powder (you can use other protein powders but plant based proteins make more of a pudding consistency rather than a fluffy ice cream consistency)

  • 2/3 cup of almond milk or milk of choice

  • 1 tsp guar or xanthan gum, 1 tsp of cornstarch can also be used

  • Sweetener of choice to taste (splenda, stevia, sugar free maple syrup, sugar free chocolate syrup)

    • You could also use regular sweetener if you don’t like artificial or non nutritive sweeteners but the calories will be higher for the ice cream

Optional ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp of powdered peanut butter

  • ½ packet of sugar free pudding (any flavor of choice)

  • Chocolate chips

  • Oreos

  • Other fun ingredients of choice!

Blend all ingredients until thick fluffy consistency. About 5-10 minutes.


  • Make sure you have enough room in your blender. This recipe makes 64 oz so if your blender is only 32 oz only make half at a time.

  • This takes a while and a lot of power to blend so be cautious if you have a cheaper or older blender because this recipe could blow out the motor after repeated uses.

  • Ninja blenders are great for size of the recipe and motor power.

  • You can alter the amounts of ingredients to experiment a little for different textures or flavors!

Nutrition (differs based on fruit and protein powder used)

Calories: about 450

Protein: about 40 grams

Carbohydrates: about 60 grams

Fat: about 5 grams


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