SupaGreenTea-n Ice Cream
— Self-control. Ah, I have none of it when it comes to online shopping and ice cream. I’ve heard the word, “essential,” way too many times since the start of COVID-19. Why didn’t they make ice cream non-essential to save my waistline during the stay at home order? Why didn’t they make online shopping for non-essential items prohibited? While there’s been a few unnecessary purchases, one of them has proven its worth. Thank you Bed Bath & Beyond for carrying the beyond and supplying me with the critical Cuisinart ice cream machine.
Initially, I was going to stick to a simple vanilla protein ice cream and top it with fresh fruit. But, per usual, I decided to take it a step further. As I was setting up the ice cream maker, I noticed my Opti-Greens sitting next to my Level-1 protein. Why not? Sure, it may end up looking like snot, but it also may end up tasting like a delicious Matcha Green Tea Crème Frappuccino from Starbucks. Obviously, I’ve endured a serious seven-week dry spell from the (also unnecessary) chain coffee spot.
I tossed all of the ingredients into the frozen bowl for the ice cream maker and let ‘er rip. Admittedly, round one had way too much of an Opti Greens bite at the end. There was some trial and error, but I dialed it in. So, here’s what I came up with! Enjoy!
2 Scoops Level-1 Vanilla Milkshake
1 ½ Scoop Opti-Greens 50
2 ¼ Cup Coconut Milk (or whatever milk alternative you like)
4 Tbsp Heavy Cream
1 ½ tsp stevia (I have a sweet tooth)
1 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder
Tiny Baby Splash Vanilla Extract
Freeze the ice cream maker drum. Combine all ingredients in large bowl and refrigerate for one hour. Pour mixture into frozen drum, and mix with the ice cream maker for 20-25 minutes. If you prefer it to be thicker or have a frosty crunch to it, freeze the mixture after using the machine.
**You can prepare this recipe as smoothies, if you do not have access to an ice cream machine. Will end up making 3-4 smoothies. Substitute heavy cream with ice and blend.
***Feel free to substitute the heavy cream with an equal parts milk and greek yogurt alternative. You can eliminate the cream altogether, but it will result in a less creamy dessert.