Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream (sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream — all the flavor of Cheesecake but in the form of Ice Cream, and without all the excess calories, fat and sugar!

SO thick.

SO rich.

SO decadent.

SO…  healthy?

Oh yes.

Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream (sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

No white sugar added, no butter in sight, and no stovetop cooking required (so no need to whip out the eggs and candy thermometer)!

One big spoonful of this decadent “cheesecakey” ice cream and you’ll be hooked.  Don’t worry though, this ice cream isn’t a calorie-bomb stuffed with unhealthy ingredients (even though it tastes like it)

You’d never know it’s sugar free, low carb and high protein.  Shhhh  ;)

Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream (sugar free, low carb, high protein!)

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 7+3/4 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 207

Fat per serving: 12g

Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream (sugar free, low carb, high protein!)

Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream — all the flavor of cheesecake but in the form of ice cream, and without all the excess calories, fat and sugar!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Freeze your ice cream maker bowl for 24+ hours (I used my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment)
  2. In a stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment, add the yogurt and cream cheese. Mix on low speed.
  3. While the mixer is running, pour in the almond milk, then add the stevia, vanilla paste and lemon flavor. Increase the mixer speed to medium/low and mix until mixture is even.
  4. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Place the frozen ice cream maker attachment onto the stand mixer and turn on the "stir" speed.
  6. Pour the chilled ice cream mixture into the ice cream bowl and churn until soft-serve consistency (~10-15 minutes).
  7. Scoop the ice cream into a freezer-proof container, cover, and freeze until it's the texture you like.
  8. Scoop into bowls and serve!

Notes

This recipe is: eggless, sugar free, low carb, high protein and gluten free!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-cheesecake-ice-cream/

Here is a nutrition label comparison between Food Network’s Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe and the Desserts with Benefits Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe:

(Emeril’s nutrition label is on the left, the DWB nutrition label is on the right)

Unhealthy Ice Cream nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits  Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream nutrition label (sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I made the nutrition labels for 1 cup of ice cream because, really now, everyone eats way more than the “standard serving size” of a 1/2 cup.  I think this is way more accurate.

I was obviously expecting a higher calorie count for the increased serving size, but my recipe’s nutrition label totally shocked me…  in a good way!

1 cup of my ice cream has only 210 calories (!!!) and 8g of naturally occurring sugars (no sugar is added).  Plus, it has 8g carbs, 16g of complete proteins and purely healthy fats (no hydrogenated oils and trans fats)

*jaw drops to floor*

A 100% healthy, guilt-free ice cream in my book!  Especially when it’s compared to the typical, unhealthy Cheesecake Ice Cream with a whopping 720 calories, 48g fat, 33g saturated fat and 51g of sugar (that’s more than 1/4 cup of white sugar in one sitting)

Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream (sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This ice cream tastes like pure sin, yet it’s completely sinless.

Nothing about this creamy dreamy decadence tastes good for you at all!

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Cream-Cheese, DIY, Eggless, Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Ice-Cream-and-Fro-Yo, Lemon, Low-Carb, Nutrition-Label, Pies-Mousses-Tarts-and-Cheesecakes, Sugar-Free, Yogurt

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Comments (11)

  1. Maureen: July 11, 2014

    It looks wonderful but I don’t see the xanthan gum in the ingredients list

  2. dessertswithbenefits: July 11, 2014

    Maureen-
    Oops, sorry about that! For some reason I added that instruction when it’s not in the recipe!
    Many of my other ice cream recipes have xanthan gum because it helps with texture :)
    Thanks for letting me know, hope you like the recipe!
    -Jess

  3. Emily: July 11, 2014

    Whoa… I don’t even know what to say except that I want this NOW! :-)

  4. dina: July 12, 2014

    i love cheesecake ice cream. this is a great lighter version!

  5. dessertswithbenefits: July 12, 2014

    Thanks Dina!! Hope you get to try it out :)
    -Jess

  6. sophie: July 12, 2014

    Hello!

    I think you might find this interesting (although I hope that you’re already reading/hearing about this being that you are studying to be a nutritionist). I also think it’s important for your readers to know:

    http://time.com/96626/6-facts-about-saturated-fat-that-will-astound-you/

    I think it’s time to give up on the ZERO percent / low fat products!

  7. dessertswithbenefits: July 13, 2014

    Dina-
    Thanks, Dina! I’ve never had Cheesecake Ice Cream from the grocery store before, but this ice cream sure tastes like cheesecake filling in ice cream… so good :)
    I hope you get to try the recipe!
    -Jess

  8. Love cheesecake…love icecream…love healthy! This is perfect!

  9. dessertswithbenefits: July 17, 2014

    Melissa @ Nourish By Melissa-
    Awww thanks! Then this Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe is totally perfect for you then, huh?? ;)
    Enjoy!
    -Jess

  10. Tressa: September 10, 2014

    I made this ice cream in my machine tonight, and I have to say, it was fabulous, lovely and rich.
    I’m a fan, a huge fan!
    Can’t wait to try more!

  11. dessertswithbenefits: September 12, 2014

    Tressa-
    Thank you for making the recipe :)
    I’m so glad you like it!! That’s always good to hear :)
    -Jess

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