Love Magnum ice cream? But not so healthy right! Try this healthy homemade ice cream alternative that is free from added sugars, high in calories, and preservatives and packs over 17 grams of protein per serving. The recipe for Magnum ice cream includes ingredients such as chopped bananas, peanut butter, low-fat Greek yogurt, honey, chocolate protein powder, and unsweetened cocoa powder.
Here I demonstrates how to blend the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. After pouring the ice cream mix into molds and freezing it for five hours, the final result, is a delicious and guilt-free ice cream coated with melted dark chocolate.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream | Healthy Magnum Ice Cream Recipe
- The Best High Protein Ice Cream
- The Health Benefits of Homemade Ice Cream
- Why make Healthy sugar free ice cream at home?
- Ingredients needed to make Healthy Magnum Ice Cream Recipe
- How to make Homemade Magnum Ice Cream recipe (with a healthy twist)
- Top Tips to make the Best Magnum Ice Cream
- Sugar Free Magnum Ice cream
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Magnum ice cream is one of my absolute favorites. However when I'm on a healthy diet, indulging on it just doesn't feel quite right. Magnum ice cream can also be made in a healthy way and in this recipe I will tell you how you can make your favorite Magnum ice cream in a healthy way.
The Best High Protein Ice Cream
This easy high protein ice cream is seriously the best ice cream recipe ever. Its low in calories, made with no added sugar, bursting with your favorite Peanut Butter and Chocolate taste.
This Healthy Peanut butter Chocolate Whey Ice Cream is so satisfying as it tastes just like a retail bought ice cream.
Also try this Healthy Viral Cottage Cheese Ice Cream with whey protein (2 ingredient sugar free ice cream)
The Health Benefits of Homemade Ice Cream
One of the main advantages of making your own ice cream is that you have control over the amount of sugar you add.
Store-bought ice creams often contain a high amount of added sugars, sometimes as much as 30 to 40 grams per serving.
By making your own ice cream, you can choose to use natural sweeteners like honey and ripe bananas to add sweetness, reducing the total sugar content.
Why make Healthy sugar free ice cream at home?
Now that you know how to make this delicious homemade ice cream, let's talk about the health benefits it offers compared to store-bought brands.
- Lower in Sugar
Making ice creams at home will allow you to control the amount of sugar you're adding in the ice cream. You can use sugar free sweeteners to make it healthy and low carb ice cream.
2. Reduced Calorie Content
Store-bought ice creams are notorious for their high calorie content.
By using low-fat ingredients in your homemade ice cream recipe, such as low-fat Greek yogurt, you can significantly reduce the calorie count while still enjoying a creamy and flavorsome treat.
3. No Added Preservatives
Another advantage of making your own ice cream is that you can skip the preservatives often found in store-bought brands.
These preservatives help prolong the shelf life of the ice cream but may not be the healthiest option in the long run.
With homemade ice cream, you have full control over the ingredients used, ensuring a preservative-free and fresh dessert.
Ingredients needed to make Healthy Magnum Ice Cream Recipe
- Bananas - Chopped bananas are the first ingredient in this recipe. Besides adding a naturally sweet flavor to the ice cream, bananas are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. They are also low in calories and fat, making them a nutritious base for your homemade ice cream.
- Creamy Peanut Butter - Peanut butter is not only a tasty addition to this recipe but also brings several health benefits to the table. It is a rich source of healthy fats, protein, vitamin E, and magnesium. However, it is important to choose natural peanut butter without added sugars or hydrogenated oils to keep the recipe healthy.
- Low Fat Greek Yogurt - Low-fat Greek yogurt adds creaminess and tanginess to your ice cream. It is an excellent source of protein, calcium, and probiotics, which promote a healthy gut. Opting for the low-fat version helps keep the calorie count in check while still providing these beneficial nutrients.
- Honey - Honey serves as a natural sweetener that not only enhances the taste but also offers potential health benefits. It contains antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. However, it is important to consume honey in moderation due to its high sugar content.
- Chocolate Protein Powder - The addition of chocolate protein powder adds an extra boost of protein to your healthy ice cream. Protein is crucial for muscle repair and growth, keeping you feeling satisfied and helping to maintain stable blood sugar levels.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - Unsweetened cocoa powder not only provides a rich chocolate flavor but also contains antioxidants and can potentially improve heart health. Additionally, it is a good source of fiber and minerals like iron and magnesium.
See recipe card for quantities. Also watch the video for Magnum Ice cream to get a quick visual.
How to make Homemade Magnum Ice Cream recipe (with a healthy twist)
1. Start by placing all the ingredients in a high-speed blender.
2. Blend them all together until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
3. Once the ice cream mix is ready, gradually pour it into your ice cream molds.
4. Cover the molds and insert Popsicle sticks into each one.
5. Place the molds in the freezer for at least 5 hours to allow them to set.
6. After 5 hours, your homemade ice cream is ready to enjoy!
Remember to freeze the ice cream for at least 3-4 hours and then coat them with melted dark chocolate.
Hint: I like to add the Popsicle sticks right after I've added the ice cream mixture into the moulds. Also insert the Popsicle sticks in the center so that it becomes easy to get it out.
- Peanut butter - instead peanut butter you can use seeded dates for a caramel taste.
- Sugar Free Sweetener - use any sugar free sweetener you have at home instead of bananas.
- Coconut Milk - You can replace Greek Yogurt with thick refrigerated coconut milk
- Vegan - to make Vegan Magnum Ice Cream, use plant based Protein Powder, Maple Syrup and Vegan Yogurt.
Cover and Freeze: Always store ice creams in a covered moulds so that there are no ice crystals formed in the ice cream. You can store this in the freezer for up to 5 days.
Re freeze: I do not recommend re freezing this protein ice cream as it will build up ice crystals in it and won't be creamy.
How healthy is Protein ice cream?
Compared to the store bought ones this Healthy Chocolate Protein Ice Cream is so much healthier. It is low in carbs, made with no added sugar, no added preservatives while being so much better in taste.
What is Whey Ice Cream?
Whey ice cream is basically high protein ice cream wherein whey protein powder is used to make Whey ice cream.
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Top Tips to make the Best Magnum Ice Cream
Here are some quick tips to keep in mind so that you make the Best Magnum Ice Cream
- Make sure that the ice cream mixture is thick
- You can use an ice cream blender to blend everything
- If your ice cream mixture is not thick add a teaspoon of Xanthum Gum
- You can replace Peanut butter with dates for Caramel flavors
- You can top with any chopped nuts you have at home.
- Make sure you freeze the ice cream in the moulds for at least 4-5 hours
- Add the ice cream moulds in warm water and run a sharp knife around the edges so that it becomes easy to get the ice creams out of the moulds.
Sugar Free Magnum Ice cream
- 2 large Bananas chopped
- 2 tablespoon Peanut butter
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 2 scoops Chocolate protein Powder 58gm or 2.04oz
- 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder unsweetened
- 1 cup Dark Chocolate unsweetened (melted) (170gm or 6oz
- Add all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth
- Transfer to ice cream molds, add the popsicle sticks and freeze for 5 hours.
- Coat with melted dark chocolate, top with chopped nuts and serve