Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Protein Ice Cream Birthday Cake

Here's some proof these protein ice cream cakes are easy to make: I made this cake one-handed. My sister called me to wish me a Happy Birthday as I was making it. I guess I could have told her I'd call her back but I just kept on chatting away phone in one hand, ice cream cake making going on with the other. I think it came out pretty cute despite the lack of a hand. It definitely tasted yummy!

Yep, I made a wish!
Nope, I can't tell... you know the rules ;)

Shelly's Strawberry Protein Ice Cream Cake

You need:
Stainless Food Ring
Protein Ice Cream
Sugar Free Cookies (I used these)
Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Almond)
Optional toppings: Smucker's SF Strawberry Topping
Land o Lakes SF Whipped Cream

Amounts will vary based on how big a cake you make.

Crush Sugar Free Cookies and add enough SF Syrup to make it clump. I needed about 8 cookies and 1 Tablespoon of Syrup. Place food ring on a plate. Fill base with cookie mixture and press to cover bottom (about 1/2 to 1 inch high.) My protein fudge would work great for the base too.

Fill with Protein Ice Cream you get right out of the machine (soft serve stage) Cover with plastic wrap and freeze till hard. Unmold. I used a warm (nuked 20 seconds) damp dish towel to warm sides and the ring just lifts off.

Decorate if desired. I used Strawberry Topping and SF Whipped Cream. Other options: Sugar Free Hot Fudge Sauce, Nuts, Fresh or Frozen Fruit, Crushed SF Candy.

My cake makes 4 big wedges. Great for a post-op birthday celebration.

The Protein Ice Cream flavor I used...

Shelly's Strawberry Protein Ice Cream

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
2 scoops of Strawberry Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Strawberry)
4 Strawberries, mashed

Mix together milk, protein, and syrup. I used this gadget to mix it up. It makes it airy and lump free. If you don't have one just toss it in a blender on super high. You want it fluffy almost double in size. Pour into ice cream maker. Add strawberries about 5 minutes before done. Follow your machine's instructions for freezing. You can eat it right away it is soft serve-ish (use it at this stage for Protein Ice Cream Cake making) if you want scoops put it in the freezer to set for an hour. After that hour it will be hard (like rock hard - this is do to the lack of fat content) just nuke it 25 seconds to bring it back to scoops.

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9 comments:

Debbi D. said...

Yummmm, looks perfect, but I was wondering what the size of the ring is? I don't have one and have always wanted a set.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I have a few but the one I use most is approx. 3 1/2" W x 2 1/4" H

karen said...

would you just open a resturaunt by me already

Alicia said...

Sooooo beautiful and I bet it was yummy! You make such great looking food girl!

Nkara68 said...

OMG... drool drool drool!

battynurse said...

Oh my that looks yummy.

luvbug02468 said...

Your cakes ..heck everything you make looks fantastic. I'm so excited about your site because I am not creative in the kitchen (although I do like to cook)and was dreading the monotony of post op foods.Thank Thank Thank you!!

Nancy said...

Hi Shelly! I just wanted to let your readers know that Walmart is having a clearance sale on Rival Ice Cream makers. They are $20.00! I got a Rival 1.5 gel canister maker today. They also have 6 quart makers that use rock salt.

dogsrbabys said...

Hi Shelly! 10 weeks post suregery and a forever recovering COOKIE MONSTER. Do you have any cookie recipies? I made cake batter cookies with reduce sugar cake batter and they were awesome but you have some great recipies so I thought I'd reach out.

Cake Batter Cookies
1 box Pilsbury reduced sugar cake mix, 1/2 c oil and2 eggs. mix and bake at 375 for 12 minutes. You can out nuts or other goodies in as well.