Mocha Nice Cream [Recipe]

Mocha Nice Cream [Recipe]

Calling all coffee lovers! We have a frozen mocha treat for you here that comes with a surprising twist. Cauliflower and ice cream!?  You bet!  It’s the surprise ingredient here.  When used frozen it helps to add thickness and gets you closer to that 800 grams of fruits and veggies!  If you love crunchy toppings like I do, try adding some cacao nibs as sprinkles. Chopped nuts, granola and coconut flakes would also be super tasty additions to compliment each mouthful of mocha deliciousness.

On-the-go?  No problem!  Just add a bit more almond milk and/or coffee to thin it out into a drinkable smoothie. It’s the perfect post-workout drink! And if you’re making this as an evening treat, try using decaf coffee instead to get all the mocha flavor without the jitters!

Note: I used casein protein powder which tends to mix up thicker than whey, adding to the “ice cream” texture.  Whey will definitely still work! You may just need a bit less liquid or a bit more frozen fruit.

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Mocha Nice Cream

This is a perfect summer treat... or anytime you're craving ice cream but need to get in some protein and a few more fruits and veggies!  It's also very low in fat making it a great go-to post workout.  The surprise ingredient here is frozen cauliflower!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, coffee, smoothie
Servings: 1
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Laura Daniel

Ingredients

  • 4 oz coffee cold brew
  • 4 oz almond milk unsweetened
  • 100 g frozen cauliflower
  • 60 g frozen banana
  • 1 date
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.  Serve alone or top as desired.  I used a sprinkling of cacao nibs as topping! ?   

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 850mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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