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Bargain Builders and Healthy Protein Almond Milk Ice Cream

Bargain Builders and Healthy Protein Almond Milk Ice Cream


Oh hey.

This Monday morning started out marvelously. I took advantage of some extra snuggle time in bed with the boys. No early treadmill run for me after yesterday’s race.

Judah was quick to point out that it was a beautiful day out.

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We had a little morning chat about the new charts and how we were going to use kind words and play together nicely all day.

I read this that totally hit home.

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How true is that?


Then these random builders showed up at the house with their fancy tools and everything asking me if my pipe needed fixing.

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I wasn’t totally sure what “pipe” they were talking about, but when they told me they’d work for food we had a deal.


Funny how they seemed to do more playing than actual work, but they played nicely so I fed them  some lunch anyway.

I took it upon myself to join them.

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After lunch I guess they were done with their work because all they wanted to do was just sit around and eat some “ice cream”.


They even made me some.



As much as I really wanted to try out their ice cream, I took it upon myself to make my own.

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Not just any ice cream, but some almond milk protein ice cream.

And yep, I had my protein ice cream on a cold baked purple sweet potato. Pretty much perfection right there. Complete with coconut butter, cinnamon, unsweetened dark chocolate sauce and peanut free NuttZo.


And while I was enjoying my purple protein packed snack, Joaquin found a new friend.



Had a few classes to teach tonight at the gym. One of my friends had her daughter make this awesome sign for me for the race yesterday. I never saw them on the course though so she brought it for me tonight. Isn’t it cute?

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He he. Flat Kitty and all. Love it.


Okay, so the ice cream. I wasn’t going to show you that goodness and not give you the recipe. That would just not be nice and you know, we’re working on that around here and all.

I haven’t talked homemade ice cream in awhile, but I have quite a few almond milk ice cream recipes on the blog. The most popular one is the Dreamy, Creamy Low Calorie Almond Milk Ice Cream from a pretty long time ago.

This is a protein variation of it with a few changes.

Now, this protein ice cream is not strictly paleo or 21 Day Sugar Detox approved, but I use almond milk and don’t add any artificial sweeteners. I just use a little grass fed whey protein powder that has stevia in it and well, it’s darn marvelous.

Want to know how it’s done?

Of course you do.



Here’s my four ingredients I mix together to freeze.


Here’s the grass-fed whey protein powder I’ve been using.


I found this Reserveage Organics Grass-Fed Whey Protein at Sprouts. It’s one of the few that only has a couple ingredients and uses stevia leaf extract as sweetener. I’ve been pretty impressed with the taste and texture so far.


Yep. Loving this stuff.


Wish I had some right now actually, but I think I’m going to go to bed instead.

And if you must know, it also goes great on a chilled roasted kabocha boat.


Actually, I’m sure it goes well with quite a few things. I’m sure I’ll keep experimenting.



Good night.


Have you ever made homemade ice cream?

Do you need my builders’ business card?

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  1. 1
    Laura says:

    We tried to make ice cream in ziploc baggies once when I worked at camp. It was….interesting. I will have to try your recipe. I have plenty of time today…off from school as we are about to get hit with a big ol’ snowstorm (boo) I think it’s time to move to FL….or CA 🙂

  2. 2

    Oh fantastic idea on that ice cream! I tried making my own (sans machine) and it turned out so-so. It was an experiment to use those queen anne cherry cordials.

  3. 3

    I actually did this last night! I have them sitting in my ice cube trays to enjoy later this evening and I can’t wait to enjoy! It looks like you had a great day with family! 🙂

  4. 4

    I love that devotional girl!! I’m so making this ice cream. Store bought is WAY too expensive! lol

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    elizabeth says:

    Mmm, I love the almond milk ice cream. Your recent ice cream pictures have been making me feel like making a batch, even though its 14 degrees here. I’ve never added the protein powder though, do you prefer it that way?

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    Michelle Kim says:

    Never made ice cream at home, but it sounds like a healthier way to appease the sweet tooth.

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    Got up a bit earlier before work this morning to whip up this almond milk goodness so that it will be ready tonight 🙂 I added a little bit of mint extract and some unsweetened dark cocoa powder. Mint Chocolate Chip flavored goodness! Can’t wait! ha

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    Nicole says:

    I’ve made ice cream about a half dozen times so far. I love to do it, but it’s a process! One of my favorites is a Cinnamon Ice Cream. My roommate loves the “Mexican Hot Chocolate” ice cream I’ve made….with a kick of chili powder to give it a smooth, sweet burn. 🙂

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    Kathy says:

    I am such an instant gratification person that I would have to plan ahead to enjoy this goodness….

    Why is it when kids are digging in sand and putting it in buckets they are usually making ice cream?? My kiddos did the same thing and the kids at the Y do it too It’s never soup…cereal…or a salad….they are always mixing and serving up ice cream….one of life’s mysteries I guess. 😉

  10. 10

    I love that devotion – such a good reminder. I also love that it is written from God’s perspective, like hearing Him speak to you each day. So wonderful.

    That is one of the best race signs I’ve ever seen! I think I would have laughed out loud during the race if I had seen that!

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    elizabeth says:

    Have you tried the Silk almond coconut blend milk? Pretty good.

  12. 12

    Love that recipe! Love the sign. Love the kiddos fixing pipes – all so cute!!!!!!

  13. 13

    This protein ice cream looks GOOD!!

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    Meagan says:

    Oh my gosh! Why didn’t I think of this before?! GREAT idea 🙂


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