The Ultimate Protein Powder Ice Cream Sundae’s that Everyone Will Love

    With just two ingredients, protein powder and a frozen banana, you can have the ultimate protein ice cream sundae’s! No one can deny this healthy ice cream is so good, you’ll think you’re cheating on your diet!

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    This protein powder ice cream sundae has 166 calories, 13 grams of protein, 30 grams of carbs, and only 1 gram of fat!

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    On Sunday, we had some friends over for Ice Cream sundae’s! So, having a variety of toppings in my pantry, I’ve been making some protein ice cream for myself and it TASTES LIKE HEAVEN!!

    For a healthy protein ice cream sundae, I used:

    • 1/2 scoop (15 grams) Vanilla Protein powder (Optimum Nutrition Whey). Check out my protein powder taste test winners here)
    • 1 frozen banana

    Then, I blend it in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Just like soft serve! In order to make the smooth and creamy sundae texture, you must start with frozen bananas, and you must use a food processor!

    Here’s some variations that I’ve been experimenting with:

    Low Calorie Ice Cream Flavor Add-Ins

    While the protein sundaes are delicious alone, is it really a sundae if you don’t have yummy toppings and flavor add-ins? An Ice cream sundae bar should have A LOT of options! I found a few ways to flavor the ice cream that added NO calories, kept it healthy, but included a lot of taste!

    • Extracts and flavorings. These are little bottles like vanilla extract, but there is also almond extract, cake batter, caramel extract, lemon extract, orange etc! There are so many extracts and flavorings in your local baking aisle beyond vanilla extract these days. Take a look next time you’re at the store!
    • Zero calorie, Sugar free syrups from Skinny mixes HOLY HANNAH!!! I bought all the dessert syrups, and the sundae in my video above has the cookie dough syrup! SO GOOD!! (Affiliate link and Discount Code for skinny mixes: Healthbeet)

    Low Calorie Sundae Topping Ideas

    Finding low calorie toppings for ice cream sundaes isn’t that hard! After all, you only need a tiny amount for a sundae topping, so even an indulgent topping won’t add too many calories if you are smart.

    But, here are some of my favorite lower calorie toppings for Ice cream sundaes!

    • Whipped cream – OF COURSE. Only 15 calories for 2 tablespoons
    • Sprinkles
    • Walden Farms Caramel dip (0 calories) I use this stuff A LOT!! It’s also, much tastier than the Walden Farms Caramel syrup or sauce. Trust me, you want the DIP- not the sauce
    • Fat free Hershey’s chocolate syrup (MUCH tastier than their sugar free bottle, for the same calories)
    • Maraschino cherries 10 calories
    • Chopped nuts (1 tablespoon 45 calories)
    • Berries! Always low in calories
    • Shredded coconut.. Use only a sprinkling, and you won’t be adding very many calories.
    • 1 teaspoon of crushed cookies or crackers like graham crackers
    • Cereal! Cereal or granola makes a delicious ice cream sundae topping.
    • Cool whip. With 15-25 calories for two tablespoons, cool whip is a great ice cream topping choice.

    Do you have a low calorie add-in or topping you like?

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    Protein Powder Ice Cream Sundaes with Zero calorie caramel

    With only 2 ingredients, everyone loves this protein powder ice cream sundae!
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    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
    Keyword: 2 ingredient protein ice cream sundae, protein ice cream sundae, protein powder ice cream sundae
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Servings: 1 serving
    Calories: 166kcal
    Author: Amy Roskelley

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Using a FROZEN banana, blend it in a food processor with the protein powder until smooth and creamy. Just like soft serve! It might take 60-120 seconds, but keep blending until it's smooth. Do not thaw the banana first. it must be frozen.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1glass | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g
    Nutrition Facts
    Protein Powder Ice Cream Sundaes with Zero calorie caramel
    Serving Size
     
    1 glass
    Amount per Serving
    Calories
    166
    % Daily Value*
    Fat
     
    1
    g
    2
    %
    Carbohydrates
     
    30
    g
    10
    %
    Protein
     
    13
    g
    26
    %
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Protein powder Ice Cream Sundae with zero calorie caramel sauce

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