So you know that point when you’re having an ice cream sundae where the caramel, whipped cream, and slightly melted ice cream all kind of blend together.
Is it just me, or is this one of the best parts of having an ice cream sundae?
I actually created this shake by accident. I bought a new caramel syrup, and I decided to try throwing it into one of my protein shakes
That plus a few alterations became the epitome of this ice cream experience.
Except it’s extremely healthy!
You are going to need
1. 1 handful of ice (7 to 10 cubes)
2. 1/2-3/4 cups of water… depending on how thick you want it and the quality of your blender
3. 1 to 2 tsp caramel extract (this is up to your preference and taste)
4. 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (make sure you actually like the flavor. I used Optimum Nutrition’s French Vanilla Creme).
5. 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (for this recipe, it is extremely important. It will still be good without it, but it won’t be the same perfect texture)
6. 1/2 tsp sweetener. This is the sweetener I used, but you can just add whatever you want based on your preference
I also recommend using a high quality blender. Since there are no bananas in this, the ice will be more noticeable if your blender doesn’t break it down well. If you do have a lower quality blender, you may want to throw a frozen banana in.
For this one, I just put all of the ingredients in with 1/2 a cup of water and started blending. After a little bit, I added a little more water until it was this thick
And this is what it should look like when you turn your blender off.
And THIS is what it should look like after it’s poured and everything.
I highly highly recommend enjoying this with a spoon. It adds that much more to the experience 🙂
Question: What’s the best sundae you’ve ever had?
Mine would definitely be the peanut butter cup sundae from Abbott’s. I’ve tried many peanut butter sundaes, but none of them can compete with Abbott’s.