Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Roasted Strawberry Protein Ice Cream

I was bouncing around on the net, looking at food porn (I love looking at well pictured food and then try to make my own), when I came across a "Better Than Twizzlers" idea. Basically, if you roast strawberries at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 hours, it dries them out and makes them like candy. Yeah... that so did not happen. They turned brown and soft and soggy. Not only did they look unappealing there was nothing Twizzlers about them. 

However the strawberry flavor was intense and I'd done about a cup and half of them -- I hate to waste food. What could I do with strawberries that looked gross, had a gross texture, but tasted amazing? Say it with me, "Ice Cream!" This ice cream is the best I've made to date. If I'd had strawberry protein powder it'd probably had been more amazing -- I ordered some by the way, so I'll let you know.

3 hours is effort for ice cream, I know. You could always just tell yourself you're making "Better Than Twizzlers" and then when it doesn't work for you can go for the ice cream save (however if it does work for you, tell me what you did because I was majorly let down).

Roasted Strawberry Protein Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups strawberries (whole w/stems and core removed)
8 oz soy milk
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 TBS sugar free vanilla syrup

1.) Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit
2.) Place strawberries on a parchment lined cookie sheet
3.) Bake in the oven at 225 degrees for 3 hours. Remove from oven and set aside to cool to room temperature.
4.) Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until mixture nearly doubles in size and strawberries are broken down.
5.) Pour into an ice cream maker until soft serve consistency. Eat right away or pour into a freezer-safe container for a couple hours to make it more firm. (Or pour from blender into a freezer safe container and stir every 45 minutes until set -- this will be more like ice-milk than ice cream)

Nutritional Info per Serving (makes 3 servings)
Calories: 126
Protein: 19
Fat: 2
Carbs: 9
Sugar: 6

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