Looking for a tasty, guilt-free dessert you and your entire family can enjoy? Our spinach ice cream recipe will do the trick! This sweet, almond-flavored dish is low in calories and full of green produce. It’s a sweet treat everyone can feel good about eating.
Make this spinach ice cream to cool down on a hot summer day or satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner. As you’re savoring every bite, you won’t even remember that one of the main ingredients in this recipe is spinach. And you won’t feel bad going back for seconds, either.
This recipe is healthy and packed with essential nutrients from ingredients like agave nectar, avocado, and vanilla whey protein powder. It can also easily be converted to a vegan ice cream. For that, users just add a vegan-friendly protein powder.
When you make this two-step recipe with your Blendtec, it’s a breeze to dish up a mouthwatering dessert. Just toss the ingredients in your Blendtec machine, hit the “Ice Cream” button, and wait for the mixture to reach your ideal consistency. Serve on a cone, in a bowl, or next to a slice of your favorite pie.
Secrets About Spinach
A lot of us associate spinach with a healthy diet, and maybe even Popeye the Sailor Man. We know that we should eat our spinach, but do you know why?
Spinach is a superfood that is overflowing with healthy nutrients, such as iron, magnesium, potassium, and folate. It has a high nutritional value while still maintaining a low calorie count. The benefits of spinach are plentiful, and they include:
- Spinach boosts digestion. It protects your body from toxins and supports a healthy digestive system.
- It is a great source of vitamin K, which aids in blood clotting and bone mineralization.
- Its healthy amount of Vitamins A and C support strong and healthy hair and skin.
- Spinach contains vitamins that strengthen bones and decrease the risk of bone fractures.
Can You Use Frozen Spinach?
The simple answer is yes. Frozen spinach does a good job of keeping its flavor, and it also holds onto most of its nutrients. If you do choose frozen over fresh for your spinach ice cream, just make sure there is not a lot of ice on the spinach. If there is, let the water melt off a little or simply use less ice cubes. Fresh is always best, but we also know that frozen spinach is a little more practical.
Which Milk Should You Use for Spinach Ice Cream?
Many online ice cream recipes call for full cream milk or skimmed milk. In our spinach ice cream recipe, almond milk provides the best flavor and consistency. Plus, it is nutrient-dense while remaining low on calories.
You can use regular cow’s milk for the recipe, or you can experience with other milk flavors. Other popular milk options include coconut milk, which makes very rich, creamy ice cream, and cashew milk, which has a very subtle flavor. Oat milk and banana puree can also be used as a substitute for almond milk.
Did you give the recipe a try? Tell us about your experience below.
Total time: 45 S
- 2 fl. oz. agave nectar
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 6 fl. oz. almond milk
- 1 oz. avocado
- 3 1/2 cups ice cubes
- 3 cups spinach
- 1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
- Serving Size: ½ cup
- Fat: 2g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 51mg
- Carbohydrates: 11g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 9g
- Protein: 3g
- Add all ingredients to FourSide or WildSide+ jar in order listed.
- Secure lid and select "Ice Cream" or blend on Medium or Medium-Low (speed 3 or 4) for 30-40 seconds.
Note: If your Blendtec doesn’t feature an Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt button, blend on a Low speed for 15 seconds, then blend on a Medium High speed for 30 seconds. If more blending is required, press pulse several times until desired texture is achieved.
Use nonfat dried milk in place of protein powder