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Pistachio Protein Ice Cream Recipe

Give me a hot, sunny day and I’ll give you a rich, creamy dessert to beat the unbearable heat. This Pistachio Protein Ice Cream packs a wallop of sweet, nutty flavor in each scrumptious spoonful. Loaded with organic pistachios, protein powder and Greek yogurt, this dessert will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

Yields five ½-cup servings
Macros per serving: 208 calories | 12 g protein | 20.6 g net carbs

Ingredients

½ cup Vitacost Organic Pistachios, shelled, plus extra for garnish
4 Tbsp. Nutiva Vanilla Hemp Protein Powder
10 oz. sugar-free, fat-free Instant Pistachio Pudding
2 cups fat-free half and half
6 oz. Fage 0% Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions

  1. In a high-speed blender, add all ingredients except yogurt and blend until creamy.
  2. In a 9” x 13” pan, combine pistachio mixture and yogurt. Mix until well combined.
  3. Place pan in freezer for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Remove and stir, repeating this process three or four times until you reach desired consistency.
  5. For serving, scoop a ½-cup portion and top with extra pistachios.

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Source: Vitacost.com
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Jenna Bensoussan is an entertainment, lifestyle and wellness writer and editor. She served as executive editor for Smart Talk Magazine, associate editor for Counselor Magazine, and continues to serve as contributing editor for ACED Magazine. She has also contributed to newspapers such as the Boynton Times. Bensoussan holds a B.A. in communication and public relations from Florida Atlantic University.