[Recipe] Chocolate protein ice cream

NL_Chocolate protein ice cream

The unseasonally warm Spring temperatures across the country may leave you feeling hot under the collar after your gym ‘sesh’.

Try this home-made high-protein ice cream recipe for the perfect high-protein snack to leave you feeling cool, refreshed and ready to kick the next session in the thermometer!


  • 2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
  • 80ml milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 small banana

Add some extra flavour with: 1 tbs natural peanut butter or almond butter and/or 1 shot of chilled espresso.


  1. Combine ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed.
  2. Decant contents into two cups or a bowl and place into freezer until firm (usually 45-60 minutes).

Get up to 32g of protein per serving (depending on the brand and protein product used) and a great taste but with fewer calories and sugar than conventional commercial ice creams!

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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