Protein Packed Chocolate Ice Cream

unnamed (2)Here’s a healthy secret, this summer when you’re craving ice cream, eat smarter by making your own.  Don’t worry, you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker. This recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free too. You can make this protein packed chocolate ice cream in your blender. Enjoy this rich frozen dessert immediately and guilt-free if you always treat treats like a treat.


Protein Packed Chocolate Ice Cream
Makes 1 pint
dairy-free + gluten-free

2 bananas, frozen
1 cup pecans
3/4 cup chocolate protein shake (or cacao powder)
1/4 cup sugar if using a protein shake, 1/2 cup sugar if using cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 cups of ice

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (I like the new blender by Wolf Gourmet), and blend until the consistency of soft serve ice cream.

Pour into an ice-cream maker if a firmer consistency is preferred.

PS: LOVING my new Wolf Gourmet blender! Look at the size of the motor on this beauty. That’s why the ice cream has such a great creamy texture. It’s POWERFUL. Visit your local Sub-Zero Wolf retailer to give one a whirl.