Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Protein Ice Cream Recipes: Pumpkin Eater

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Shelly's Pumpkin Spice Protein Ice Cream

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
2 oz. NSA Pumpkin Puree (or Pumpkin Baby Food)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
Optional: 4-6 Sugar Free Gingersnaps or Grahams (or Protein Bar), broken into pieces

Mix together milk, protein. syrup, pumpkin and spice. I used this gadget to mix it up. It makes it airy and lump free. 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 optional protein bar bites or cookies. 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. I topped mine with some Land o Lakes Sugar Free Whipped Cream.

Highlights of the day:

* Went to the 99 cent store. I heart 99 cent stores. I love leaving with three huge bags and only spending $12 :)
* Had coffee with a few OHers. It's always nice to chit chat with others that have had the surgery (or lived the fat life) they just "get it" you know.
* Made a super yummy Chicken Curry dish for dinner tonight. I took food porn so watch for it manana.

Listening to: "Until she comes" The Psychedelic Furs


Cindy said...

I know what you mean about OH people "getting" you! I've met several friends from OH in real life, and it's amazing how well we clicked! We're going through the same things at the same time and really understand! It's great!

Sara said...

Oh EM GEE! Shelly, I so wish I lived on my own and could have an ice cream maker because I love anything pumpkin.

But since I live with the parents, and our kitchen upstairs doesn't have much for storage, I won't be able to enjoy these wonderful recipes. *sigh* Maybe some day.

Aims said...

Okay, you HAD to go there! LOL!!!! Hubby is a pumpkin spice fanatic and guess who is making this ice cream for him tomorrow. If he loves it (which I am sure he will) I will be making it weekly, sigh.... ;)

Anonymous said...

How do you figure the protein/calories for this? Do you have it posted somewhere? I love pumpkin ice cream and have not had ANY ice cream since surgery...... also. what is Torani syrup and where do you find it? Thanks

Michelle "Shelly" said...

You can figure out nutrition information to any recipe (mine or others) by going to a site like typing in each individual ingredient, add those totals and divide by the # of servings you get from the dish.

Nutrition facts can vary so widely... on my plan I use full fat cheese, full fat mayo, butter, olive oil, others may use low fat cheese or horrors that non fat toxic waste, what percentage % fat of beef or turkey you use, etc. The nutrition numbers would swing like a pendulum. I leave that up to you.

Torani, DaVinci, Monin, Artista, there are a lot of different brands of Sugar Free Syrups: I buy them online at locally I get some at Beverages and More Bev Mo, Smart & Final, random bottles at TJ Maxx/Home Goods/Marshalls, supermarkets usually carry SF Vanilla and Caramel in the coffee aisle usually top shelf, Starbuck's sells the ones they carry.

Hope this helps and hope you enjoy the ice cream,

kl said...

I LOVE PUMPKIN ICE CREAM! A friend of mine had the surgery in July and she's doing great. I on the other hand just had a c-section with my second child. My friend turned me on to your blog and I love it! I plan on following several of your recipes to keep me on track and to help out my friend.

Do you have to use an ice cream maker to make the ice cream? I don't want to spend $50 plus on an ice cream maker and not like how it turned out. Is there an alternative to the ice cream maker?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

KL, So glad you are enjoying the site. Hi to your pal :) I love pumpkin anything. On the ice cream maker... not really... you can freeze the mixture you'd get hard popsicles flavored the same... ice cream needs to be churned (the action of adding air the machine does for 20 or minutes that creates ice cream) If you decide to make ice cream here's some tips to help you be successful:

gina said...

I just made this tonight and it is TO DIE FOR! Thanks so much for sharing these fantastic recipes with us!