Recipe: Skinny Summer Ice Cream

It’s feeling like summer, and you may be feeling like splurging on ice cream. Before you flag down the local ice cream truck, give this recipe a try. It will save you a lot of calories and fat–and it tastes great!

Skinny Summer Ice Cream


  • 1 cup chocolate or vanilla Live Rite protein powder
  • 1 small banana
  • 3 cups almond milk (This works better dairy milk for helping the ice cream to thicken.)


1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until consistent. Mixture should be thick and creamy, not lumpy.

2. Pour the mixture into a medium-sized metal bowl, cover with aluminium foil, and place in the refridgerator to chill for 1 hour. (Chilling the mixture before freezing allows it to reach freezing temperature faster once placed in the freezer, and it helps create a smoother ice cream).

3. Remove bowl from the refridgerator and place it in the freezer for 2 hours. Mix every half hour to create a “Mr. Softee”-style guilt-free ice cream in your favorite flavor!

For an extra treat, top with a healthy topping like crushed walnuts or chopped fruit.

Nutritional info: serving size = 1.5 cups; 325 calories, 2.5 g fat, and 17 g protein per serving.

Recipe by Ilise “Baker Babe” Reilly, manager of Lucille Roberts Jamaica.

Ilise "Baker Babe" Reilly

Ilise Reilly is the General Manager of Lucille Roberts Fifth Avenue, where she sees first hand the struggles and misconceptions members have with food and exercise. "Exercise burns calories, but if you don't change your eating habits, you will never lose weight!" is commonly heard in her discussions. A "foodie" herself, Ilise has been making over her favorite recipes for years, to make them more nutritional, and has used her love of both food and fitness to compile recipes the fuel the body. " Abs are made in the kitchen," she says, "and I want to help you get yours!"


  1. Can you substitute something else for the bananas? I’m not a big banana fan but I want to try this…sounds yummy!

    • Of course! If you’re not a big banana fan, or just want to switch it up, add 2oz fat free greek yogurt and 2oz whipping cream (do not use non-dairy whipped topping).

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