Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate Ice Cream

School may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean that summer is over just yet!  With the heat outside on high, who doesn’t want to enjoy ice cream?  Well, now you can, and it’s even guilt-free!

Serves: Makes 4 servings (1 qt.)

Prep Time: 3-4 hours (includes freeze time)


  • 2 Scoops TLS Nutrition Shake or 2 packets of TLS Whey protein Shake
  • 5 cups egg yolks
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 2 cups grated unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 TBSP slat
  • 10 TBSP agave nectar


In a saucepan, warm the agave syrup with the unsweetened chocolate over the lowest heat possible, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and transfer mixtures into a large bowl, and then set aside.

In a medium saucepan, add 1 1/2 cups half and half and whisk in the shake mix. Cook over moderate heat until the mixture begins to bubble; then simmer for 30 seconds whisking to break up any clumps. Remove from heat and add mixture to agave mixture. Stir them together then set a mesh strainer over the top.

Add remaining half and half to the saucepan with a pinch of salt, when warm slowly pour the warm half and half into the yolks, whisking constantly. Then, pour warmed yolks back into the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly over medium-high heat until the mix becomes steamy and thickens.

Pour mixture through the strainer into the chocolate mixture. Stir, and then cook for a few minutes until tepid. Once it’s not very hot, mix the mixture in a blender for 10 seconds until smooth and velvety. Chill thoroughly in the freezer.


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