🍀 Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Ice Cream St. Paddy's Day Edition!! 🍀
Haven't made ice cream in a while, but thought it was fitting to break out my ice cream maker and make something green for St. Patrick's Day! 🍀
Plus, who doesn't love ice cream!! Literally this whole pregnancy I've been craving Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. My go-to has been Enlightened ice cream bars because they're pre-portioned for you. But yesterday, after taking pics of this fab homemade version, I definitely scarfed down the whole bowl (with more whipped cream of course)!
Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Ice Cream
Serve up this cool and refreshing high protein ice cream any day of the week!
Serving Size: Makes 6 servingsPrep time:
- 2 cups milk of choice, I prefer Fairlife
- 3 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- A couple drops green food coloring, optional
- Combine the protein powder and gelatin in a medium bowl.
- Using a stick blender, froth the milk until it almost doubles in size.
- Add the frothed milk and mint extract to the combined dry ingredients and stir with a spoon or spatula.
- Using the stick blender give the mixture a whirl to ensure the liquid is well combined.
- Add your mixture to your ice cream maker following the directions on the box. After about 5 minutes, add the chocolate chips to the ice cream maker.
- Ice cream will be done after about 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a container and place in the freezer, covered, for about an hour or so to set. Enjoy!
- Note: If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still make this ice cream! Place your liquid mixture in a zippered bag. Place that ziploc bag into a larger zippered bag that is full of ice and ½ cup table salt. Shake and agitate the mixture in the bags for 5-10 minutes until it becomes thick and creamy. Then transfer to another container and place in the freezer to firm up.
Nutrition facts (per ½ cup serving): calories 161, 18 g protein, 4 g fat, 13 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 8 g sugar