Monday, July 28, 2008

Carrot Cake Protein Ice Cream

Pre-op I used to frequent a Mexican restaurant in my area who has a signature carrot cake on their dessert menu. One day I happened to look up the nutritional information on it and almost died... one slice was 910 calories, 52 grams of fat and 107 grams of carbs. No joke! and I'd eat that after a meal of chips & salsa, tacos, rice & beans... and take an extra piece home for later. Scary!?!

This is soooo good and totally gave me my carrot cake with cream cheese frosting fix in a healthy way.

Protein Powder Weight Loss Sugar Free No Sugar Added Bariatric Surgery Cooking Desserts Diabetic
Shelly's Carrot Cake Protein Ice Cream

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
2 oz. No Sugar Added Strained Carrots Baby Food (half a regular size jar)
2 oz. Cream Cheese
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
2 Tablespoons Walnuts, chopped
2 Tablespoons Raisins

Mix syrup, baby food, cream cheese together. Mix together milk and protein. Add cream cheese carrot mixture. I used this gadget to mix it up. It makes it airy and lump free.... or just blend on super high. Pour into ice cream maker. Follow your machine's instructions for freezing. 5 minute before done add the walnuts and raisins. You can eat it right away it is soft serve-ish but I like to put it in the freezer (in a Tupperware) to set for an hour or so.

Highlights of the day:

* Took a super long walk and explored a new area. I stumbled on a new pet store that just opened. I hung out for awhile talking to the owner and scored tons of samples of kitty food to try and tempt my finicky kitty Rose with.

* I freecycled a bunch of things in my garage and they all were picked up. So I have a nice wide open garage now. If you haven't freecycled yet. Check it out. Good karma points, baby.

* Right now. Sipping on Dunkin Donuts home brewed coffee with a splash of Starbuck's SF Cinnamon Dolce Syrup in it (they sell it just ask at the counter) and listening to music...

Listening to: "Free Fallin'" John Mayer

7 comments:

Melting Mama said...

Yes, please.

Anonymous said...

OMGosh girlfriend, you are killing me with these ice creams and this one is the killer for sho!!! I can't wait till I can afford a machine so I can try some of these!!! YOU ARE PURE TORTURE, you are lucky I love you!!! lmao

Hey, Kathie(Simcat) wants to meet you, when can you do coffee? We will come to you because I need some Comfort Bars. Let me know when is good for you. We could do Souplantation and Bux again!!!
love and biggest hugs, Bec

DCY said...

Carrot Cake is my favorite with the cream cheese icing, so I will be trying this asap. Need to still try out different protein powders. I am going to go to the health food store and see if they have the Max Professional you blogged about.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly….
I am a pre-op with about 10 to go. I have Greatly enjoyed your journey. I look forward to using many of your super yummy sounding recipes. Your posts have helped me to feel like I am not giving up food. That sounds little, but for me it is huge! I just wanted to say Thank you.
Shasta

GastricGirl said...

Yum, this one sounds divine as well! I have used Freecycle many times, and it is such a joy to know you're not filling up landfills.. there really is someone out there who wants the stuff you consider trash!

Denise said...

Does the size of the protein powder scoop matter? And how many servings does the batch make? I am trying to figure out the calories and fat counts......

Michelle "Shelly" said...

No it's basically a protein shake frozen so calculate based on your powder and dump in an ice cream maker :)