I have been playing with protein smoothies and protein ice cream for quite some time. Then, thank you Instagram, I came across this gem of a recipe! Obviously, I cannot take credit for this masterpiece, but it is deee-licious! It does make quite a bit of ice cream, though, so you might want to have a friend handy to help you eat it all!
Thanks to @katielynnbutler for sharing!
2 Scoops chocolate protein powder (she suggests Orgain, which I've used and is super yummy, but I chose RawFusion)
1T dark cocoa powder
1/2 t hazelnut extract (however I didn't have any on hand, so I used almond extract and it was fab!)
2 1/2 C ice
Use a high powered blender like my beautiful Vitamix and blend all the above ingredients, then add 1/2 t xanthan gum (this is what gives it that creamy ice cream texture, so don't skip it!)
This protein ice cream is so delicious, that, with a little added love it even makes an awesome "cheat" or as one of my clients says, "treat yo-self meal!"
What are you waiting for!? Go make this now and don't forget to share your joy on social media and tag me!