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  1. Adrian
    May 23, 2012

    Great post Elizabeth!! Im happy with the format. But happier that you are writing again.

  2. Desley Baird
    May 23, 2012

    Thankyou for your blogs. Thanks for the recipes and information you share with us. I find it very easy to follow and understand. Keep going!

  3. Amy @ FragrantVanillaCake
    May 23, 2012

    I can appriciate this ice cream because I am always trying to find ways to get in enough protein to rebuild my muscle after working out. This sounds delicious and it is functional, so win win :)!
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  4. Winnie
    May 23, 2012

    I am with Adrian. And this ice cream is very intriguing!
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  5. Manaka Niita
    May 23, 2012

    Wow, an ice cream that you can eat without any guilt of gaining any pounds. I’ll include it on my daily diet regimen aside from taking protein powder before and after workout. Thanks for this.

  6. Paula
    May 25, 2012

    Sounds wonderful. I don’t have an ice cream maker and was wonder what to do to just make this into a high protein shake. (Would I just omit the xanthan gum?)

    • Elizabeth
      May 25, 2012

      Omit the xanthan gum and mix 1/4 of the recipe with one cup of ice. It makes a perfect single serving shake (which is how i came up with this recipe in the first place!)

  7. Jay
    May 25, 2012

    Your protein numbers are way off, though it’s a common mistake. The actual recommendation is 1 g of protein per KILO body weight for average populations, and up to 2 g per kilo for strength athletes. This is no small difference!

    I personally eat at least 2g/kilo, but that’s not what’s actually recommended or appropriate for everyone.

    • Elizabeth
      May 27, 2012

      Actually it’s not. On the recommended macro nutrient profile I am currently eating, 1g per kilo of body weight would be a sad 54 grams of protein a day. At the 40% protein/40% carbs/20% fat profile I am on that would mean I could only eat 500 calories of food per day and only 200 calories coming from protein.

      Basing your protein on body weight, in my opinion, is not ideal. Basing your protein intake on macro nutrient profiles is much more realistic. All you need to figure out is your daily calorie needs divided into the chosen percentages. For me to maintain my level of muscle strength and growth along with keeping a lean figure and not storing carbs as fats, I need a lot of protein. 54g a day would be a sad diet…

    • Drew
      August 9, 2012

      Should be shooting for 1g of protein per your LBM / Lean Body Mass. Unless your light enough to get your body weight in, then by all means.. but for us big guys and power lifters its very hard to hit 1g/per lb. LBM has been the general consensus for a few years now based on scientific studies, not bro science.
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  8. Rachna Parmar
    May 27, 2012

    I like the recipe, but I have a problem with homemade icecreams, they turn out all icy. I don’t have an ice cream maker but freeze mine in the regular freezer containers. Any suggestions?

    • Elizabeth
      May 28, 2012

      Stirring every 20-30 minutes as recommended in the recipe.

  9. Frank
    May 28, 2012

    I love ice cream and even my kids do. So I think this will be my new favorite.
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  10. Doc Jay
    May 28, 2012

    That stuff looks great! While we are talking Ice cream, it’s probably a good time to give you a reminder that you, Mr. Guilty, and lil Guilty Pleasure have Dental Recall appointments this Wednesday.

    I emailed Mr. Guilty with the times. If you can’t make it please be sure to call our office immediately so you can be rebooked.

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  11. Jaron Darryl
    May 29, 2012

    Protein is essential for everybody’s health. Also calories are very important. This ice cream carries the protein and calories both. So, i think this ice cream is good for all. Thanks for this post.

  12. Minnie(@thelady8home)
    May 29, 2012

    Ice cream my fav so definitely going to try it. And I strictly believe Ice creams can never ever be unhealthy food. ;)
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  13. Cassandra Koh
    May 30, 2012

    This seems to be very good. I love ice cream so much, my body needs lot of protein too for me to deal better with my job, Thanks for sharing this delicious and healthy food… <3 ice cream, :)

  14. Joseph Y
    May 31, 2012

    That looks yum and healthy, I guess. I have one question. Is that 240g chocolate powder equivalent to 240 grams of protein. Because I think that is going to be way to much protein for me.

    • Elizabeth
      May 31, 2012

      That depends on how much protein is in your preferred protein powder. But remember, this is 4 servings. So one serving will have roughly 60g protein.

  15. Jen @ Jen’s Favorite Cookies
    June 13, 2012

    I would never have thought to turn this into ice cream. My husband is always asking me to make more and more protein, and creativity is wearing thin. I can’t wait to try this!!
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  16. Drew
    August 9, 2012

    I’ll be trying this today.. I may make a batch of strawberry only, then choc/banana if it turns out.
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  17. Confused Truffle
    August 17, 2012

    Hey, thanks for continuing to pursue your blog! Great recipes here!
    I’m going to try this with greek yogurt instead.. heard it’s a great substitute for bananas.. the oligofructans or whatever in the fibrous banana fruit gives my tummy a real ordeal everytime I try banana soft serve! :X
    Anyone else have that problem?

  18. Ryan
    September 16, 2012

    How’s it taste? debating getting an ice cream maker just to try this..

  19. Tory
    February 21, 2013

    Holy cow your protein estimations are way too high. As a registered dietitian I can attest to the fact that most people need about 0.8-1 g pro/kg body weight. It is actually endurance athletes (I’m talking multiple hours of training per day) who may need up to 2 g pro/kg body weight not strength athletes as people believe. Besides renal issues, ingesting too much protein can cause the body to excrete calcium, not a good thing for most women! Another note: the recommended macronutrient range for protein is 10-15%, so you are taking in about double what your body needs based on your ranges. Just some food for thought as I see a lot of incorrect information about nutrition in my line of work and like to put the facts out there if possible :)

  20. Anthony
    March 19, 2013

    I have found this already pre-made protein ice cream, called Jambo Protein Ice Cream. Looks good. You might want to try it.

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    July 21, 2013

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  22. Nancy
    January 17, 2014

    Just making this now. Using what I have, so recipe is altered a bit: Almost 2 cups of frozen strawberries – no sugar added, Xanthan Gum, and wheybolic chocolate protein powder from a local nutrition store. Coconut milk (unsweetened) used for mixing base. I have it in ice cream maker now, and pre-tested flavor — AWESOME!!! Already setting up after 15 minutes, I’ll let it run longer. Thanks for posting the recipe! Friends coming this weekend who are on a high protein diet – can’t wait to share it with them!

    • Elizabeth
      January 17, 2014

      Awesome Nancy! Strawberry sound amazing!

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