Easy Low Calorie High Protein Ice Cream
This easy low calorie, high protein ice cream is a game changer! This recipe is made with birthday cake protein powder, almond milk, sugar free pudding mix, and sprinkles!Jump to Recipe
The total calories for this high protein ice cream is 142 calories, 25 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat.
If you aren’t a fan of the new protein powders that have found their way into the market over the last decade, it could be that you just haven’t tried the right one!
Recently, I tried 13 different protein powders (15 now!), to evaluate them for taste alone. (read my conclusions here!) I was so surprised how many of them I didn’t like. Here’s what I learned:
- Apparently, I’m not a huge fan of powders sweetened with stevia
- The cheapest powders were pretty chalky.
- and I like my protein shakes to get very thick and creamy – as opposed to milky and thin.
So, while my go-to protein brand I can buy at Costco or Amazon (for taste, price, and convenience), my favorite TASTING protein powder is from Uniconutrition. The Apollo protein powders are OUT OF THIS WORLD!! For real, if you have some money to find out how amazing protein powder can taste, you should treat yourself to one of these! They have so many flavors like pumpkin, cookie dough, cookies and cream, peanut butter cup, salted caramel, strawberry, and birthday cake!
So, today, I’m using the birthday cake! It is so creamy, just like ice cream should be!
How to make this protein ice cream
To make this ice cream, I used
- 1 scoop Apollo Birthday Cake protein powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar free vanilla pudding mix
- 6 ounces vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- and sprinkles of course!!
After you thoroughly blend those ingredients, pour them into a freezer safe dish. One scoop of this powder actually makes a lot of volume for only 120 calories, and 24 grams of protein!
Then. I just freeze it for a few hours. Not too long, because I like to scoop into it. If you let it freeze overnight, than just sit it out on the counter for about 20 minutes, and it should be soft enough to eat after that.
Birthday Cake Protein Ice Cream
- 1 scoop birthday cake protein ice cream Apollo
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar free vanilla pudding mix
- 6 ounces Almond milk (vanilla unsweetened)
- 1 tablespoon sprinkles optional
- Blend protein powder, pudding mix, and almond milk in a high powered blender till smooth.
- Pour into a freezer safe dish.
- Add 1 tablespoon of sprinkles, and gently stir it in.
- Freezer for 2 or more hours.
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how can the ice cream be 142 calories when the ingredients add up to 200???
How do you figure? 120 calories for protein powder, 10 for the sugar free pudding mix, 15 for the almond milk and the sprinkles are optional.
I love your blog -and especially appreciate both of your protein taste testing results. You’ve saved us all a fortune trying them ourselves. I did take the plunge and just had to try the Apollo trial packet. So I only have one precious serving of the flavor for this recipe at this point, so before I make this recipe I thought I’d ask if you can tell me what difference you think the vanilla pudding made, i.e., why did you add include it? I’m guessing it adds to the overall texture. The protein alone seems kind of sweet to me, so not sure if I really need to add the pudding.
I hope I’m not to late!! If you haven’t made this yet, I actually have left out the pudding many times and the difference was subtle. And yes, I just add it because it makes it a little thicker and creamier. Ice cream made without milk fat just get’s more ICY than creamy.
and thanks for reading my blog!!
never heard of a protein cake and this is exciting to make and to share with friends,I love how this is pack with protein 25g is so good
Love this ice cream! So many possibilities