Guilt-Free Ice Cream!

If you can find someone who doesn't like ice cream, I'd like to talk to them! Most of us just love this sweet treat. I like ice cream year-round, even if there's snow on the ground. The frozen treat that I reveal on the make-over show is called Arctic Zero! This company mastered "making over" ice cream into a healthy, guilt-free dessert!


Unfortunately, some of you may not be able to find this goodie in your grocery store. If that's the case, I want to give you a recipe for making your own. Now, I have to admit, this version is not as good as Arctic Zero's creation, but it is a great and healthy guilt-free option as well! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, what would be more appropriate than pumpkin-flavored ice cream?! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. If you happen to have an ice cream maker, adjust the recipe to your liking. 


Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream



1 cup non-dairy milk (I like unsweetened hemp milk or almond milk)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
2 tbsp canned pure pumpkin
1/2 tsp vanilla
2-3 packets artifical sweetener (depending on how sweet you like it)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch of sea salt
1/3 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp guar gum
1 cup of ice cubes (adjust if using an ice cream maker)



Add all ingredients into your blender or ice cream maker and combine until you reach desired consistency.


If you have never used Guar or Xanthan Gum, these natural gums make this blended treat creamy and thick! Without them, this mixture would taste a little bit more like iced milk or a thick protein shake. Just keep that in mind! 


Enjoy and be thankful for healthy sweet treats that are guilt-free! Yummy!


Added to Recipes on Fri 11/18/2011