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    Easy Caramel Banana Protein Ice Cream

    This triple caramel banana protein ice cream is hands down my favorite ice cream this summer! Made with toffee caramel protein powder, a frozen banana, and two caramel flavoring mix-ins, your caramel cravings will be satisfied!

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    The calories and macros for this protein ice cream are 171 calories, 23 g carbs, and 0 grams of fat! (Clean Simple Eats Protein powder discount code is: AMYROSKELLEY)

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    It’s undeniable how much I love frozen bananas blended with protein powder in a food processor. While I have made lots of protein ice cream over the past 18 months, recently, I’ve preferred taking a frozen banana straight from the freezer, blending it with protein powder, and making ice cream the consistency of soft serve.

    The other way I make protein ice cream is to make a protein shake, and then freeze it. This works well if you want to prep the ice cream ahead of time, and save it for later.

    But, if you have a few extra minutes, and you remembered to freeze the banana, making this caramel soft serve is a GAME CHANGER!

    How to make this soft serve protein ice cream

    The most essential step in making soft serve protein ice cream is to have pre-frozen bananas. I’ve thrown bananas in the freezer with the peel on, and I’ve also put them in the freezer in a bag, peeled.

    I prefer to peel first. When I freeze bananas with the peel, the process of peeling the frozen banana softens the banana a bit, and I want to put it in the food processor absolutely frozen. No softening. This is the best way to get ice cream, and not a smoothie or shake.

    I cut my bananas in half and throw all the halves in a bag. Then, when I’m ready for ice cream, I take two frozen bananas and add them to the food processor.

    Second, is the protein powder. The Clean Simple Eats protein powder is actually really good for this ice cream. I also like the Optimum Nutrition vanilla, if you are going for ice cream sundae’s or other flavors. But, the strange thing is, my favorite flavored protein powder for drinking (you can see my list here), did not do well as Ice cream! It tasted a little chalky to be honest.

    But, the Clean Simple Eats Toffee caramel powder was DELICIOUS as ice cream. You can check out their other flavors here and my coupon code is AMYROSKELLEY)

    For flavor mix-ins, I used two things. Both of these are OPTIONAL, because the ice cream already tastes like caramel with the protein powder.

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    However, if you are using vanilla protein powder, than these two mix-ins will be vital!

    • Skinny Mixes Caramel Cheesecake
    • Walden Farms caramel dip

    When to eat this protein powder ice cream

    I generally end my day, after dinner with the protein ice cream. If I make it earlier in the day, I just want to make more! Portion control is still important, even when you are eating healthy foods.

    But, if I wait till after dinner, it’s a nice treat after a long day, and I can savor it!

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    Caramel Banana Protein Ice Cream

    Delicious caramel banana ice cream with 21 grams of protein! Made with protein powder, you'll want to eat this every. single. day.
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    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie
    Keyword: 2 ingredient protein ice cream sundae, banana protein ice cream, caramel banana protein ice cream, caramel protein ice cream, clean simple eats protein ice cream
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Servings: 1 serving
    Calories: 171cal
    Author: Amy Roskelley

    Ingredients

    Optional

    Instructions

    • Blend frozen banana and caramel protein powder in a food processor until smooth.
    • Stir in extra caramel flavor ideas like caramel cheesecake skinny mix and walden farms caramel dip.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 171cal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 0g
    Nutrition Facts
    Caramel Banana Protein Ice Cream
    Serving Size
     
    1 bowl
    Amount per Serving
    Calories
    171
    % Daily Value*
    Fat
     
    0
    g
    0
    %
    Carbohydrates
     
    23
    g
    8
    %
    Protein
     
    21
    g
    42
    %
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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