Guiltless frozen treat: Protein packed chocolate ice cream

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- Here’s a healthy secret, this summer when you’re craving ice cream, eat smarter by making your own.  Don’t worry, you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker. This recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free too. You can make this protein packed chocolate ice cream in your blender. Enjoy this rich frozen dessert immediately and guilt-free if you always treat treats like a treat.

Chocolate Ice Cream-Margaux Drake

Protein Packed Chocolate Ice Cream
Makes 1 pint
dairy-free + gluten-free

2 bananas, frozen
1 cup pecans
3/4 cup chocolate protein shake (or cacao powder)
1/4 cup sugar if using a protein shake, 1/2 cup sugar if using cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 cups of ice

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (I like the new blender by Wolf Gourmet), and blend until the consistency of soft serve ice cream.

Pour into an ice-cream maker if a firmer consistency is preferred.

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