Cookies and Cream Protein Ice Cream

By Rena |

This cookies and cream “ice cream” is made with frozen bananas, whey protein, and coconut cream. it’s
packed with protein and cookies! Easy to make, so tasty, and the perfect treat that’s healthy and full of protein. Very little prep time needed to put this together.

cookies and cream ice cream

We all love having some ice cream every now and then. There is nothing better than homemade ice cream with some added protein. Made with simple and healthy ingredients like bananas, protein, and coconut cream. Cookies are optional but add a nice crunch and texture to the ice cream. If you can find sugar-free Oreos go for it! Enjoy these healthy cookies and cream protein ice cream without any guilt. So good!

Why this homemade protein ice cream is so good!

  • So easy to make: You only need a handful of ingredients to make this with only about 10 minutes of your time.
  • They are healthy: Yes. If you have sugar-free Oreos this protein icecream is super healthy and food for you!
  • So good: So tasty. The combination of bananas and coconut cream is so delicious. A must-try.

 

Ingredients you will need

  • Protein: any brand will do. Use your favorite flavor too.
  • Banana: use ripe bananas if you have them. Will add sweetness and more flavor.
  • Sweetener: we used maple syrup. Honey also works.
  • Cookies: use oreo thins or sugar-free kinds
  • Coconut cream: adds a thick and creamy texture and flavor.

 

How to make this protein ice cream

  • Place the bananas, coconut cream, maple syrup, and protein powder in a food processor.
  • Blend for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  • Stir in the cookies. Place the “ice cream” in a container and freeze until ready to use.
  • Garnish with additional crushed cookies if desired.

 

cookies and cream ice cream

FAQs and tips

  • Protein: Feel free to use your favorite protein brand and flavor.
  • Sweetener: Honey, maple syrup, or keto-approved syrups
  • We recommend using coconut cream for a thick creamy ice cream consistency. But you may substitute with milk like whole milk, rice milk, almond or cashew milk.
  • Cookies: Use Orea thins or sugar-free versions.

Can you put protein powder in ice cream

It is safe to add protein to your homemade ice cream. Protein powder will give you some added nutrition and protein to your homemade ice cream. Get a good dose of protein while indulging in a treat! Adding protein to store-bought ice cream full of fat and sugar does not make it a healthier option!

Does ice cream have a lot of protein

There are some ice cream brands that offer protein ice creams now. Even though they may be high in protein, do watch the labels for hidden sugars and fats. You may be able to find some great options out there but always best to make your own at home!

Can I use milk instead of cream

We used coconut cream to make this homemade protein ice cream. There are other options if you don’t have coconut cream. A not to ideal substitute would be to use heavy cream. You may also use milk which won’t give you that rich and creamy flavor but will still work. Any milk will work great like whole milk, almond milk, cashew milk, or rice milk.

side view of ice cream in pan

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Cookies and Cream "Ice Cream”

Cookies and Cream Protein "Ice Cream”

This cookies and cream “ice cream” is made with frozen bananas, coconut cream, and added whey protein.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 3 Bananas peeled, sliced and frozen
  • ½ Cup Coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp Maple syrup or honey
  • 1 Scoop Whey Protein cookies and cream or vanilla flavor
  • 1/3 Cup Crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, plus more for garnish if desired may use sugar-free cookies

Instructions

  • Place the bananas, coconut cream, maple syrup, and protein powder in a food processor.
  • Blend for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  • Stir in the cookies. Place the “ice cream” in a container and freeze until ready to use.
  • Garnish with additional crushed cookies if desired.

Notes

Substitutes:
  • Protein: Feel free to use your favorite protein brand and flavor. 
  • Sweetener: Honey, maple syrup, or keto-approved syrups
  • We recommend using coconut cream for a thick creamy ice cream consistency. But you may substitute with milk like whole milk, rice milk, almond or cashew milk.
  • Cookies: Use Orea thins or sugar-free versions.
Storage:
Store in a container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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