Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Guilt Free Ice Cream! It does exist!

Ice cream makers are one of those appliances that I really felt like I didn't need. Ice cream isn't exactly a healthy treat and wouldn't having one at home just tempt me to create ridiculously delicious and sugar inventions and completely derail me from keeping my bikini bod?

That was my line of thinking until my fave healthy food guru Kristine from Busy But Healthy posted this recipe. Hmmmm....protein powder ice cream? I love protein shakes, and I love using protein powder in recipes. The more I thought about it, the more I became obsessed with the idea. Even more than ice cream, I LOVE frozen yogurt. I could make frozen yogurt from high protein, fat free Greek yogurt!

So I began my search. ice cream makers are not cheap, and I'm glad I kept looking and didn't spend 70 dollars, because this one from Superstore (President's Choice brand) is awesome and is currently on sale for 22 bucks! It will pay for itself by skipping a few trips to Dairy Queen (Leigh's fave) so definitely worth the money!

I gave it a whirl last night with the cinnamon roll protein I talked about in my last post and it was great! I just threw in 2 scoops of protein powder and 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk! It comes out like soft serve, but you can pop it in the freezer if you like harder ice cream. Basically how this machine works is the bottom part goes in the freezer (I'm just keeping mine in there so I can be ready to make ice cream anytime) for about 24 hrs, then you fill it with the ingredients, attach the little paddle and put the lid on, hit the switch and let it work for about 10 minutes. It's super easy! I can't wait to try more treats and I will post them when I do!

Highly recommend getting one! What better way to stay or get lean than making your own ice cream with the same nutrition as  a protein shake?



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