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Casein Protein Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup casein protein powder
- 1/2 cup granulated erythritol
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt

Special equipment needed:
- Ice cream maker

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond milk, casein protein powder, erythritol, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth.
2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions until the ice cream is thick and creamy.
3. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
4. When ready to serve, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften before scooping.


Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes (churning time)
5. Temperature:
Ice cream maker temperature: As per the manufacturer's instructions
Freezer temperature: 0°F (-18°C)
Serving size:
This recipe makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information:
Per serving:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 8g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 20g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Almond milk can be substituted with any other non-dairy milk.
- Erythritol can be substituted with any other granulated sweetener.
- Cocoa powder can be substituted with cacao powder.

Variations:
- Add chopped nuts or sugar-free chocolate chips for added texture.
- Use different flavors of casein protein powder to create different flavors of ice cream.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the ice cream maker bowl is completely frozen before using.
- For a creamier texture, use full-fat coconut milk instead of almond milk.
- If the ice cream is too hard after freezing, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften before scooping.

Storage instructions:
Store the ice cream in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 weeks.

Reheating instructions:
Not applicable.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the ice cream in a bowl or cone and top with whipped cream or fresh berries.

Garnishes:
Whipped cream, fresh berries, chopped nuts, sugar-free chocolate chips.

Pairings:
This ice cream pairs well with fresh fruit or a warm brownie.

Suggested side dishes:
Not applicable.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the ice cream is too soft after churning, freeze it for an additional hour before serving.
- If the ice cream is too hard after freezing, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften before scooping.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to use pasteurized almond milk and store the ice cream in a freezer-safe container to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
Ice cream has been enjoyed for centuries, with the first recorded recipe dating back to the 4th century BC in Persia.

Flavor profiles:
This ice cream has a rich chocolate flavor with a creamy, smooth texture.

Serving suggestions:
Serve this ice cream as a healthy dessert option or as a post-workout snack.

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Taste: Creamy, Sweet, Nutty, Protein, Protein-Rich