Healthy High Protein Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

An easy, smooth, creamy and high protein cookies and cream ice cream made in either a blender or food processor and secretly healthy! Made with NO cream, sugar, butter or milk, this healthy cookies and cream blender ice cream is naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free and comes with a tested paleo option! 

Clean Eating Blender Ice Cream (Whole 30, Paleo, V, GF)- Whole30 friendly fruit based nice cream made in a blender- NO cream or butter and completely dairy free and sugar free! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

Happy Friday, folks!

I’m so excited for today’s recipe! As mentioned in this post, as of this month, TBMW will be welcoming regular contributors on here! To kick this par-tay off, I’m stoked to introduce you guys to Natalie, who blogs over at Feasting on Fruit

I’ve been a long-time fan of Natalie’s dietary lifestyle and recipes, which I find incredibly fascinating and delicious. In fact, she’s inspired me to try spending a day or two eating higher carb/lower fat. I actually think it was when she posted this recipe a few weeks back that got me drooooooooling and inspired. (I just realised it’s not fruit and not sweet…the horrors).

 

PS- Want some fruity strawberry action without bananas? Check out this strawberry ice cream made without it!

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Hi new friends! And probably a few old friends. I’m so very happy to be here chatting with you right now (thanks Arman!!), and I did not come empty handed. Nope, I came with ice cream to share. So let’s get to it before it melts!

I wouldn’t be true to my name if I didn’t start off with a fruit-based recipe. And I wouldn’t be true to my love of chocolate if there wasn’t some of that involved too. And we all love cookies, yes? Well, then Cookies and Cream Nicecream was the only logical way to go.

Healthy High Protein Cookies and Cream Ice Cream made in a blender! NO butter, cream, milk or dairy yet 100% Delicious- SO EASY! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Let’s start with the cookie part. Cookies and cream is nothing without crunchy chocolate cookie pieces. Emphasis on the CRUNCHY. No soft, soggy, more-like-mush cookie pieces allowed. It’s not called Chocolate Blobs and Cream is it? (Not that I wouldn’t eat it if it was, I mean come on it’s still chocolate + ice cream.)

But I have a 3-ingredient chocolate cookie crumble recipe that is heavy on crunch factor and ridiculously easy at the same time. Ten minutes in the oven, a little time to cool, and some crumbling is all it takes.

Healthy High Protein Cookies and Cream Ice Cream made in a blender! NO butter, cream, milk or dairy yet 100% Delicious- SO EASY! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

During the cooling time, you might find yourself highly tempted to just stop, leave the bananas in the freezer, and gobble up all the cookie morsels. But power through with me peeps there is ice cream to be had.

With homemade cookie chunks you can make them minuscule or massive, whatever you want your ice cream-hungry spoon to encounter while traversing through this chilly treat.

The cream part is just banana ice cream with vanilla extract or even vanilla bean powder if you want to be fancy about it. Or if you really want to up the creaminess and give those blended bananas some extra body, a scoop of vanilla protein powder is pretty yummy in there too.

You can blend, mix-in, and eat straight from the blender (or food processor) for minimal clean up. Or plop it all into a plastic bag and serve up a tall swirly bowl like this one!

Healthy High Protein Cookies and Cream Ice Cream made in a blender! NO butter, cream, milk or dairy yet 100% Delicious- SO EASY! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Editor’s notes-

FOR MY PALEO FRIENDS- I tried this out using this paleo protein powder to see if my paleo friends could enjoy the protein boost- It DOES work, however, I found I needed to add a little bit of dairy-free milk to loosen up. I also would recommend crumbling some of these paleo Nutella cookies over, for some cookie crunch action!

Healthy High Protein Cookies and Cream Ice Cream made in a blender! NO butter, cream, milk or dairy yet 100% Delicious- SO EASY! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make this healthy high protein cookies and cream ice cream and let’s lose the ‘I don’t have an ice cream maker’ excuse.

Nat’s proven the magic of any blender or food processor. 

Healthy High Protein Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Serves 1
An easy, smooth, creamy and protein packed cookies and cream ice cream made in either a blender or food processor and secretly healthy! Made with NO cream, sugar, butter or milk, this healthy cookies and cream blender ice cream is naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free and comes with a tested paleo option!
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For the ice cream
  1. 4 frozen bananas
  2. ½ t vanilla bean powder or extract
  3. Optional: 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  4. For the cookie crumbles (see notes above for paleo option):*
  5. ½ cup gluten free oat flour (rolled oats ground in a blender)
  6. ¼ cup cocoa powder
  7. 3 T maple syrup
For the Whole30 Option
  1. 4 frozen bananas
  2. 1-2 T cashew butter (Can sub for almond butter)
  3. Coconut milk, to thin out
Instructions
  1. Combine all the cookie ingredients and mix with a fork until crumbly.
  2. Transfer onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Spread them out so they will bake evenly.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F
  4. Let them cool for at least 15 minutes. They will not be crunchy immediately after removing from the oven, but will become crunchy as they cool.
  5. Blend the ice cream ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  6. Stir in half of the cookie pieces.
  7. Serve, and top with additional cookie pieces.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. * Omit for the Whole30 version and top with nuts/seeds/coconut shreds, for a hearty breakfast!
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Healthy High Protein Cookies and Cream Ice Cream made in a blender! NO butter, cream, milk or dairy yet 100% Delicious- SO EASY! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

Friends, you’d be doing yourselves a favor by connecting with Natalie not just on her blog, but via social media- She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Pinterest

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50 thoughts on “Healthy High Protein Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

  1. OMG these crumbles sound amazing!!! I always break up things like cookies or muffins in my ice cream and smoothie bowls, it makes them taste like Blizzards. I love that these crumbles are like a hybrid between dessert and granola. I’m basically about to sprinkle them over my life ;).

  2. Hey! I am just DYING of deliciousness here. That looks so, so good! Your ice cream is gonna be the first thing I make as soon as I get a food processor or blender. The crumbles look equally delicious – I would love this with a scoop of nut butter. Mmmm! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. That looks incredible! Laura and I have been going out to get a soft-serve cone each Sunday afternoon lately…and it’s been a bunch of fun. (Tip: Did you know pregnant women can’t eat soft serve?) I’m loving the banana spin here, and I need to eat this for breakfast…and lunch…and dinner…and dessert…and midnight snack!

  4. I SO wish I had an ice cream maker so I can make this! I love protein “nice” cream (frozen bananas blended into a thick ice cream-like concoction)–I add cocoa/cacao, cinnamon or PB2 for some extra flare as well! So freaking tasty!

  5. I love Natalies recipes so much! She did an awesome job on this ice cream. I just made a protein ice cream the other day too and it was so delicious and I can’t wait to post it soon because I know a lot of people are dying of heat right now lol!

  6. I love ice cream and all things frozen. This sounds yummy! I will definitely have to try it. I often just put plain greek yogurt in the freezer for about 20 minutes to freeze just enough and add a few chocolate chips and/or powdered PB and have myself a healthy frozen treat.

  7. I wish I owned an ice cream maker! If only I had more counter space….
    I recently rediscovered cookies n cream and I’m in love. Can’t wait to try this!

  8. This ice cream looks absolutely fabulous! And it’s the perfect timing too. Now with the warmer temperatures, I’ve just gone back to eating nice cream pretty much every day. Love the cookie crumbles on top and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Natalie’s fruit-sweetened treats here on the blog 🙂

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