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11 Protein Ice Cream Recipes To Sort You Out For Summer

11 Protein Ice Cream Recipes To Sort You Out For Summer
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert11 months ago
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Sunny weather instantly makes the contents of your freezer a top concern, right? There’s nothing better than an ice-cold, refreshing snack to cool you down on a hot summer’s day, or right after a sweaty gym session. Even better if it can provide a helpful hit of protein for your training goals at the same time.

That’s why I’ve put together some of my top high-protein ice cream and ice lolly recipes for you to get stuck into. They’re macro-friendly, surprisingly simple to make, and taste just as good as your usual go-to ice cream. Whether you’re in the mood for an indulgent-tasting, caramel-filled layered ice cream, or are looking for a low-calorie fruity little number - there’s something for all tastes, trust me.

Take a look through these and I’m sure you’ll be rushing to the shops to make a small investment in a decent ice lolly mould. They’re so worth it.

Keep scrolling for ice cream recipes or click here to jump straight to the fruity lollies.

 

Creamy Recipes

1. 30-Second Protein Ice Cream

4 ingredients. 30 seconds. Yep, it really is that simple to make delicious ice cream at home. This recipe can also be made totally vegan-friendly too, just by switching out the protein to a plant-based option like Soy Protein Isolate.

It’s incredible on its own or easy to make into something fancier too - why not create your very own high-protein ice cream sundae by layering up with pieces of your favourite protein bar and a drizzle of Sugar-Free Syrup. Instant showstopper.

Nutritional info per serving:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
148 13g 18g 3g

 

2. Peanut Butter Ice Cream Lollies

Never say no to a recipe that includes peanut butter, right? That’s my golden rule anyway.

These irresistibly creamy ice cream lollies are a real treat and perfect for cooling down after an intense workout or hot summer’s day jog.

Nutritional info per serving:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
290 12.5g 18.9g 10.4g

 

3. High-Protein Ice Cream Sandwich

You’ll be transported back to your childhood with this sweet ice cream sandwich recipe.

Another super-simple one, this homemade ice cream is actually made with yoghurt, ricotta and Impact Whey Protein. We promise the result is every bit as tasty as the shop-bought stuff too.

Nutritional info per serving:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
195 10g 21.5g 8.2g

 

4. 2-Layer Caramelised Biscuit Ice Cream

You’ll certainly want to make room in the freezer for this sweet treat, trust me. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have the most indulgent-tasting, layered ice creams that pack in 17g of protein. What a win.

Nutritional info per serving:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
187 17g 13g 7g

 

5. 3 Simple Protein Ice Cream Recipes

Get set to smash your daily macro goals this summer with these incredible ice cream flavours - whether you’re into rich chocolate & peanut butter, silky sweet white chocolate & raspberry, or refreshingly juicy watermelon, there’s something for you here.

We recommend serving with a handful of your favourite berries or chopped nuts, and a generous drizzle of Sugar-Free Syrup.

Nutritional info per serving:
Flavour Calories Protein Carbs Fat
Chocolate Peanut Butter 322 32g 20.4g 12.4g
White Chocolate & Raspberry 227 25.6g 19.6g 5.3g
Juicy Watermelon 205 25.3g 15.5g 4.3g

 

6. High-Protein Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Sucker for cookie dough but don’t want to be splashing out over a fiver in the supermarket for those big brands that dominate the freezer aisle? Don’t worry, this delicious homemade recipe will have you covered.

Plus, each serving is loaded with over 18g of protein - ideal for helping you to get to those training goals.

Nutritional info per serving:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
366 18.6g 45g 13g

 

7. Protein Mochi Ice Cream

These traditional Japanese ice cream balls really had the world in a chokehold during lockdown - you were lucky if you were able to get your hands on a packet of ‘Little Moons’ before they were snatched up from shelves.

Lucky for us, recipe queen @heathy_floflo soon came up with a homemade, high-protein version of the nation’s new favourite snack. These are a little out of the ordinary but boy, do they hit the spot.

Nutritional info per serving:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
206 8.6g 34.3g 4.1g

 

8. 2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

Yep, you read that right. This recipe really only requires two ingredients - a couple of frozen bananas and a scoop of your favourite flavour of Impact Whey Protein.

It’s the ideal thing to make up in bulk over summer and have on hand for whenever you fancy a scoop of ice cold sweetness that will help you on your way to making those macros.

Nutritional info per serving:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
227 11g 48g 2g

 

 

Fruity Recipes

1. Clear Protein Watermelon Ice Lollies

Made in a matter of minutes with only 3 ingredients, these juicy, refreshing watermelon ice lollies are basically summer in a snack. They’re just the thing for a hot summer’s day or post-workout treat, and they come in at just 60 calories per lolly. Sign me up.

Recipes

2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream 2 Ways

The low-fat ice cream alternative to hit the spot.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Nutritional info per serving:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
60 3g 5.8g 2.4g

 

2. Clear Whey Rainbow Ice Lollies

Want something with wow factor to whip out at your next BBQ with friends? These rainbow-layered ice lollies are packed with delicious fruity flavours, loads of essential vitamins and minerals, plus they’re high in protein too. Now that’s a treat we can all get on board with.

Recipes

Clear Vegan Protein Watermelon Ice Lollies

We take summer refreshment seriously around here.

2 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Nutritional info per serving:
Flavour Calories Protein Carbs Fat
Tropical 101 9.5g 12.9g 1.3g
Berry 85 6g 14.8g 0.6g

 

3. Fruity Vimto® Ice Lollies

These macros speak for themselves, really. Who could say no to an ice-cold treat that’s under 60 calories, high in protein, and Vimto® flavoured. Oh, and these homemade ice lollies couldn’t be simpler to make. In fact, the hardest part is probably having the patience to wait for them to fully freeze before you tuck in.

Recipes

Clear Whey Rainbow Ice Lollies Recipe

Yep, we’re in denial about summer being over too.

2 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Nutritional info per serving:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
57 5.7g 8.9g 0g
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.

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