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Strawberry Protein Banana Ice Cream

A tasty and easy blender recipe for strawberry protein banana ice cream made with frozen banana, strawberries, protein powder (whey or plant-based), and coconut milk that’s packed with muscle-building protein and incredibly delicious! You get 27 grams of protein per serving in this delicious frozen treat!

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This recipe was originally inspired by a Weight Watchers recipe that my blogging friend, Angie, shared on her website Successful Together for Strawberry Banana Freeze. I loved this simple and quick healthy “ice cream” recipe aka nice cream that literally took less than five minutes to whip up. Any high-powered blender or food processor should work great for this recipe.

I have a small ice cream attachment for my Blendtec blender that I used for this recipe. My Vitamix works like a champ, too.

strawberry banana ice cream in a blender

I wanted to create a high-protein version of the strawberry banana freeze that I could eat as an afternoon or bedtime snack that contained quality protein, healthy fat, and some good nutrient-dense carbohydrates. This adapted whey ice cream recipe turned out delicious and best of all, it fits great into a macro-friendly diet!

It comes out smooth and creamy straight from the blender.

strawberry banana ice cream and a spoon in a bowl

I love frozen healthy desserts. A few more favorites to try are Tropical Protein Ice Cream, Protein-Packed Ice Cream sandwich, and Easy Almond Joy Sugar-Free Dairy-Free Ice Cream.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Overhead photo of strawberry frozen fruit ice cream in a coconut bowl
  • Strawberries– use whole frozen strawberries for the best nice cream texture
  • Banana– you’ll use half a frozen banana for this recipe
  • Coconut milk– use full-fat canned coconut milk for creamy dreamy protein powder nice cream
  • Strawberry protein powder– I used Earth Fed Muscle strawberry whey and it turned out incredibly delicious. You can also go with a plant-based protein powder for sugar-free dairy-free ice cream.
  • Vanilla– go with a good quality vanilla extract for the best flavor.

How To Make Protein Banana Ice Cream with Strawberries

Place all ingredients in a food processor or Vitamix. Blend until smooth and creamy. I blend this on low then pulse until it has the texture of soft-serve ice cream. You can enjoy it immediately or freeze it for 1-2 hours in a sealed container for a more traditional ice cream texture (as shown here).

A close up of a bowl of frozen fruit ice cream

Dig in, enjoy and get after those gains! 😉

A close up of a bowl of frozen fruit ice cream

Strawberry Protein Banana Ice Cream

An easy, single serve, recipe for frozen fruit ice cream with an added protein boost.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Amee

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canned full fat coconut milk can use low-fat
  • 8 strawberries, frozen
  • 1/2 banana, frozen and sliced
  • 1 scoop strawberry protein powder whey or plant-based
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a high powered blender or small food processor and blend on low or the ice cream setting on a Blendtec and Vitamix until soft serve consistency is achieved.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 4mg
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2 Comments

  1. This is my kind of recipe! Thanks so much because I won’t let the kids indulge too much on the horrible ice cream choices out there.. so this is another great healthy idea to offer them!

    Awesome! 🙂 gonna share it on NM FB wall too!

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