So today is my awesome Mum's Birthday. We did our usual Saturday stuff but I was sure to pick up some cherries at the Farmer's Market. Mum has been loving being my chief Protein Ice Cream taste tester but till today I had not attempted to recreate her favorite flavor. So by request here's my Mum's favorite...
Shelly's Black Cherry Protein Ice Cream
1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Black Cherry Torani Syrup
1/2 cup fresh Cherries, pitted and chopped
Mix together milk, protein & syrup. I used this gadget to mix it up. It makes it airy and lump free but if you don't have one just blend it on super high. Pour into ice cream maker. Follow your machine's instructions for freezing. 5 minutes before done add the chopped cherries.
You can eat it right away it is soft serve-ish but I like to put it in the freezer to set for an hour. Optional: when you add the cherries you can toss in a few SF chocolate pieces and you have a weight loss surgery friendly version of B&J's top selling flavor: Cherry Garcia.
Highlights of the Day:
* Spending the day with my Mum. My Mum Rocks! She wanted fish and chips (she's a Brit you know) so I'm taking her down to the Irish Pub for dinner. I bought her flowers at the FM. She never wants "things" so I just sort of treat her to stuff whenever I see her oooh over something.
* I bought some great stuff at the Farmer's Market... super sweet pluots, cherries, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, some great cucumbers lately I am digging cucumbers dipped in Fage Pesto Dip, zucchini, onions, garlic, and a few other things I can't recall right now.
* Mum and I are going to give ourselves home pedicures later this evening. It's been hotter than you-know-where today and I just know soaking my hot temptress tootsies in cool water will be a highlight ;)
Listening to: "Am I Wrong" Love Spit Love