A decadent protein dessert! It uses dark chocolate, so it’s not low in calories and saturated fat. But the hemp protein makes it dairy-free and rich in fiber. (If you’d prefer something without chocolate and with healthy fat, I’d then recommend my olive oil ice cream).
As I don’t have an ice cream machine and I don’t plan on getting one in my tiny kitchen, all the ice cream recipes I post here on the blog always work without ice cream machine. However, the recipe uses raw eggs (whipped egg whites are the secret to avoid the ice-block consistency), so it should be avoided if you’re pregnant or not sure about the freshness of the eggs.
For people who have no experience with hemp protein powder: the first time I bought a jar, I was disappointed. It really doesn’t taste that good on its own. It tastes nutritious, but will spoil the taste of your shake if you use it as the main ingredient. No, luckily it’s not as strong as spirulina, but you basically always have to associate it with strong-flavored foods like cocoa or carob.
However, the product brand can sometimes make a big difference. The latest hemp protein I bought from a Dutch brand (on the picture above) is raw and really mild-tasting. And I didn’t even have to buy it in an expensive supplement store or online, I simply found it at the “super food” aisle of a big supermarket! That’s the nice thing about living in Holland, Dutch people recognize all the benefits of the hemp plant ;)
Ingredients (for 2 portions):
– 1/4 cup hemp protein (30 g)
– 1 tbsp honey (20 g)
– 25 g dark chocolate (unsweetened to keep it low in sugar)
– 2 tbsp chocolate chips (25 g, but they’re optional. You can also omit them to save calories)
– 3 fresh eggs
1- Separate egg yolks from egg white. Whisk egg yolks with honey until egg yolks become pale and fluffy.
2- Melt chocolate and add to yolks. Add hem protein powder and chocolate chips.
3- Whip egg whites into stiff peaks.
4- Fold egg whites into chocolate-yolks mixture.
Place in the freezer for 1h30.
Estimated nutrition facts for one portion: 370 kcal, 20 g protein, 21 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 23 g fat, 7 g fiber. If this sounds too decadent, omit the chocolate chips to save 100 kcal!