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Tasty 30-Second Protein Ice Cream & 9 Other Must-Try Recipes

Tasty 30-Second Protein Ice Cream & 9 Other Must-Try Recipes
Monica Green
Content Manager2 months ago
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Refresh your usual post-workout routine.

Whether you’re coming back from a heated summer workout and need something to cool off, or you’re just looking to elevate the macros of your usual sweet treat, protein ice cream is a great option.

We’ve got plenty of DIY recipes, plus all the details on where you can buy Myprotein’s readymade protein ice cream if you don’t fancy cheffing it.

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What is protein ice cream?

It’s pretty simple really, protein ice cream is ice cream made with added protein. It’s usually lower in fat and sugar so is a great option for anyone paying closer attention to their macros. You can make protein ice cream at home with a few simple ingredients or there are plenty of options in the shops — Myprotein being the best, obviously.

How to store

Store your protein ice cream in the freezer in an airtight container and it should keep fresh for 3-5 days.

protein ice cream recipe

How to make protein ice cream

There are plenty of recipes below that give you the detail, but essentially to make protein ice cream you mix all of your wet ingredients together, along with the protein powder, then add in any extras like cookie dough pieces or fruit and freeze for at least two hours.

Keep reading for the full recipe.

How much protein is in regular ice cream?

A typical serving of vanilla ice cream (about 65g), provides about 2.3g of protein. But of course, this will vary brand-to-brand and depending on your serving size.

Can you make protein ice cream with protein powder?

It goes without saying, but a lot of people seem to be asking this question so we thought we better answer it. Yes. Add your favourite protein powder to any of the below recipes.

Add ins

There are loads of ways to elevate your protein ice cream depending on what flavours you love. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Cookie dough bites
  • Fruit like strawberries, blueberries and banana slices
  • Nuts
  • Raisins
  • Malted milk biscuits or chocolate cookies — ice cream sandwich vibes
  • Balsamic vinegar — sounds rogue, but this can be great with vanilla ice cream to add a tangy kick

30-second banana protein ice cream recipe

Banana Protein Ice Cream

Servings
8 servings
Prep Time
1 min

Ingredients

Instructions

1.

First, blend all ingredients together until they’re just about smooth, without over-processing. Be careful not to over-process the mixture as it’ll begin to warm up and become too liquified, which means you won’t be able to eat it straight away.

2.

Next, warm a spoon under the tap, then scoop out the ice cream into a bowl and you can eat straight away.

3.

Pour the remaining ice cream into a sealable Tupperware container and freeze for more servings.

4.

To keep your protein ice cream creamy, mix it up every hour for the first 4 hours of freezing. You can skip this step if you like and simply thaw it out for 15 minutes every time you want some protein ice cream.

5.

Top with your favourite healthy toppings like cinnamon, Cacao Nibs, blueberries or Sugar-Free Syrup.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories148
Total Fat3g
Total Carbohydrates18g
Protein13g

Variations

Milk — you can use many different types of milk options to create your ice cream. There are tonnes of plant-based milk options like oat and cashew (creamier so better for ice cream!).

Protein — there are loads of vegan protein options like Vegan Protein Blend, Soy Protein Isolate, Impact Pea Protein and Clear Vegan Protein for fruitier lollies.

Flavours — the flavour profile of Myprotein’s protein powders is vast (lucky us). So there’s plenty of ways you adapt your protein ice cream depending on what flavours float your boat. Everything from basic Chocolate to Cinnamon Danish.

Check out the basic protein ice cream recipe below with three variations...

3 Simple Protein Ice Cream Recipes

3 More Creamy Protein Ice Cream Recipes

1. Peanut Butter Ice Cream Lollies

Never say no to a recipe that includes peanut butter, right? That’s my golden rule anyway.

These irresistibly creamy ice cream lollies are a real treat and perfect for cooling down after an intense workout or hot summer’s day jog.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
290 12.5g 18.9g 10.4g
Recipes

Tasty Peanut Butter Ice Cream Lollies

Cool down post-workout with this nutty treat.

2 years agoBy Emily Wilcock

2. High-Protein Ice Cream Sandwich

You’ll be transported back to your childhood with this sweet ice cream sandwich recipe.

Another super-simple one, this homemade ice cream is actually made with yoghurt, ricotta and Impact Whey Protein. We promise the result is every bit as tasty as the shop-bought stuff too.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
195 10g 21.5g 8.2g
Recipes

High-Protein Ice Cream Sandwich

When it’s this hot, all snacks must feature ice cream. Those are the rules.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes

3. Protein Mochi Ice Cream

These traditional Japanese ice cream balls really had the world in a chokehold during lockdown - you were lucky if you were able to get your hands on a packet of them before they were snatched up from shelves.

Lucky for us, recipe queen @heathy_floflo soon came up with a homemade, high-protein version of the nation’s new favourite snack. These are a little out of the ordinary but boy, do they hit the spot.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
206 8.6g 34.3g 4.1g
Recipes

5-Ingredient Protein Mochi Ice Cream

Forget queuing round the block for your mochi ice cream fix, we’ve got the solution right here.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes

Fruity Protein Ice Cream Recipes

1. Clear Protein Watermelon Ice Lollies

Made in a matter of minutes with only 3 ingredients, these juicy, refreshing watermelon ice lollies are basically summer in a snack. They’re just the thing for a hot summer’s day or post-workout treat, and they come in at just 60 calories per lolly. Sign me up.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
60 3g 5.8g 2.4g
Recipes

Clear Vegan Protein Watermelon Ice Lollies

We take summer refreshment seriously around here.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes

2. Clear Whey Rainbow Ice Lollies

Want something with wow factor to whip out at your next BBQ with friends? These rainbow-layered ice lollies are packed with delicious fruity flavours, loads of essential vitamins and minerals, plus they’re high in protein too. Now that’s a treat we can all get on board with.

Nutritional info per serving:

Flavour Calories Protein Carbs Fat
Tropical 101 9.5g 12.9g 1.3g
Berry 85 6g 14.8g 0.6g
Recipes

Clear Whey Rainbow Ice Lollies Recipe

Yep, we’re in denial about summer being over too.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes

3. Fruity Vimto® Ice Lollies

These macros speak for themselves, really. Who could say no to an ice-cold treat that’s under 60 calories, high in protein, and Vimto® flavoured. Oh, and these homemade ice lollies couldn’t be simpler to make. In fact, the hardest part is probably having the patience to wait for them to fully freeze before you tuck in.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories Protein Carbs Fat
57 5.6g 8.9g 0g
Recipes

Clear Whey Rainbow Ice Lollies Recipe

Yep, we’re in denial about summer being over too.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes

Iceland x Myprotein Ice Cream

Don’t have time to whip up your own ice cream? We’ve got you covered. Choose from Chocolate, Vanilla and Salted Caramel, each providing upwards of 30g of protein and less than 320kcal per tub.

Available at selected Iceland stores and online.

FAQs:

Can I use any protein powder?

Yep. Any protein powder will work. Some say vegan protein powder made from pea or soy makes for a softer ice cream, so try a few and see what works best for you.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

Absolutely. Any of these recipes can be made vegan with plant-based alternatives like non-dairy milk and vegan protein powder.

How much protein is in protein ice cream?

This varies depending on what protein powder and milk you use. But typically, you’d be looking at around 20g per serving.

Is protein ice cream healthy?

Protein ice cream helps to boost that all-important macro — protein. This makes it more nutrient-dense than your typical ice cream that will be far lower in protein. “Healthiness” is all relative, it’s eating a balanced diet filled with all the macro and micronutrients you need that counts.

Monica Green
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Originally from London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.
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