How to Make this Spring Break Ice Cream
I don't know about you, but ice cream is one of my absolute FAVORITE indulgences, any time of year! But as the weather starts to get warmer, it's an especially delicious and refreshing treat.
Due to the heaping amount of sugar along with eggs and milk that's typically in regular dairy ice cream, however, it's high in calories and fat. Which is why I knew I had to create a healthier version that I could whip up to satisfy my ice cream cravings - while nourishing my body and helping me meet my health goals.
This healthy ice cream gets its creamy, dreamy flavor from 310 Vanilla Crème Shake which is packed with real whole foods and well-balanced nutrition to fuel your body and mind.
Make this recipe on spring break with your entire family or any time you're craving ice cream and want something equally delicious but much, much healthier! Read on for the recipe!
- Two 14 oz. cans full fat coconut milk, chilled
- 1 cup 310 Vanilla Crème Shake
- 1/4 cup Medjool dates (or sweetener of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. slivered almonds
- 2 tbsp. diced strawberries
Place a large, deep loaf pan or deep pan in the freezer.
In a blender or food processor, add your coconut milk and blend until smooth and creamy.
Add your protein powder, dates or sweetener, and vanilla extract and blend until a thick and creamy texture remains.
Transfer healthy ice cream to the loaf pan. To ensure it doesn't become too icy, lightly mix it every 20-30 minutes for the first hour. Then let it freeze completely.
Thaw for 10-15 minutes before eating. Lightly wet an ice cream scoop before scooping the ice cream into a bowl. To enjoy it soft serve style, let it thaw to desired texture.
Per 1 Serving:
- 395 Calories
- 34g Fat
- 17g Carbs
- 4g Fiber
- 13g NET Carbs
- 8g Protein
- 309 Calories
- 28g Fat
- 14g Carbs
- 2g Fiber
- 12g NET Carbs
- 5g Protein
What You Need to Make this Recipe
If the idea of "making your own ice cream" seems immediately overwhelming in light of a busy schedule, no stress! This healthy twist on your traditional ice cream recipe is extremely easy, promise.
All you need is two cans of full fat coconut milk (which should be previously chilled in the fridge), 310 Vanilla Shake, Medjool dates (or a sweetener of your choice), and vanilla extract for extra vanilla flavor.
310 Vanilla Shake
When you're in the mood for a rich and creamy, indulgent treat, 310 Vanilla adds a luscious element to all your smoothie recipes – and is also very versatile and can be used for baking recipes and more.
While some other vanilla meal replacement shakes contain lots of added sugar or artificial sweeteners, 310 Vanilla gets its amazingly-yummy taste from plant and fruit-based sweeteners only. So, it’s awesome for your health but also for your waistline, and it has real vanilla bean flavor instead of synthetic.
310 Vanilla is therefore the perfect meal replacement powder to use in this Spring Break Ice Cream recipe - giving a lusciously-blissful taste that is just like the real thing.
Plus, like all other 310 Shakes, 310 Vanilla Crème Shake…
- Offers 15g protein, 5g fiber, and only 2g net carbs
- Contains superfoods, digestive enzymes, probiotics, & adaptogens
- Is just 110 calories per serving
- Is sugar, dairy, gluten, soy, and GMO-free
Want to adjust this recipe slightly to suit what you're currently craving? Not a problem! There are many different ways you can switch it up and it will still taste awesome.
Here are some suggestions I think would taste especially great but feel free to make your own!
- A different flavor of 310 Shake (like Chocolate Bliss or Caramel Sundae)
- Switch up the toppings to whatever you have on hand (fruits, nuts, etc.)
- Add in 310 Peanut Butter Powder for extra protein and deliciously nutty taste
- Choose a very low-carb sweetener like monk fruit instead of dates to make it even lower in carbs and more keto-friendly
How to Make this Recipe
Learn how to make this beverage with the full recipe card up top!
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