Healthy Matcha Green Tea Swirled Strawberry Ice Cream made with Wink (refined sugar free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Matcha Green Tea-Swirled Strawberry Ice Cream!  You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this delicious, creamy, fruity, tea-infused goodness  :)

It’s hard to believe this ice cream is refined sugar free, low fat and high protein, all thanks to…

*drumroll*

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Swirled Strawberry Ice Cream made with Wink (refined sugar free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

WINK!

I discovered Wink nearly two years ago.  I was pleasantly surprised (aka screaming with joy) to find out that an entire pint of ice cream could have only 100 calories and be sugar free, fat free, gluten free, nut free, dairy free and vegan.  So I obviously ordered a few pints.  I got the Cinnamon Bun, Cake Batter and Cocoa-Dough flavors and taste tested them the instant they arrived on my doorstep.

I fell in love.

At the time, the company was in their beginning stages and located only in New York, so I had to stop ordering from them when I went back to school in Arizona.  So sad.  I’m sure the shipping costs to get ice cream across the country would have been insane.  I was forced into a long distance relationship and could only reunite with my beloved pints when I returned home for the summer.  When summertime came around, I bought that shizz like no tomorrow.

I remember one time (only one? HAH) I woke up, rolled out of bed, and instantly craved ice cream.  I didn’t want anything else, just ice cream, so I grabbed a pint of Cinnamon Bun Wink out of my freezer.  I was too impatient to let the ice cream soften on the counter so I threw it in the microwave for ~15 seconds.

BOOM!  Instantly spoonable ice cream in just a few seconds.  Now that’s a pro-tip right there to skip the the ice-cream-softening-wait  :)

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Swirled Strawberry Ice Cream made with Wink (refined sugar free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

Thankfully, Wink has been exploding.  Last year I asked my local Whole Foods to carry Wink and whad’ya know, now they do!  So when I was contacted by the CMO of Wink to try out their frozen desserts, I totally fangirled and said YES.  (But seriously though, what are the odds of that happening?)

I tried out ALL the flavors:  Vanilla Bean, Cake Batter, Cinnamon Bun, Cocoa-Dough, Iced Latte and Choco-Mint.  And just like old times, I taste tested them as soon as I opened up the package…  Cake Batter first  :)

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Swirled Strawberry Ice Cream made with Wink (refined sugar free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

When I was brainstorming recipe ideas to make with Wink, I thought of milkshakes, ice cream floats, frozen pies, ice cream sandwiches, a Neapolitan…  but honestly, what’s better than straight up ice cream?

NUTTIN’  ;)

So I transformed Wink’s Vanilla Bean Frozen Dessert into another ice cream.  An ice cream infused with strawberry and matcha green tea flavor.

Strawberries + Matcha go hand in hand, just like Peanut Butter + Jelly or Chocolate + Coffee.  The sweetness of the strawberries offset the natural bitterness of the matcha, so together, they’re perfectly balanced.  This ice cream isn’t too sweet, it’s not bland in any sense of the word, and it won’t make you feel guilty one bit.  It’s low calorie, low fat, refined sugar free and high protein!  Um, I think I’ll dig in now…

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Swirled Strawberry Ice Cream made with Wink (refined sugar free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Swirled Strawberry Ice Cream made with Wink (refined sugar free, high protein) - Desserts with Benefits

Observe the creaminess!  This sweet, foodgasm-inducing ice cream is made without the refined white sugar, heavy cream, artificial flavorings and synthetic food dyes.  I can’t believe it’s healthy.  I feel like I’m having a meltdown (hehe, get it?)  ;)

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