Protein Packed Superman Ice Cream

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If you haven’t heard of Superman ice cream, you are missing out! Superman is an ice cream flavor that comes in a swirl of three colors: blue, red, and yellow. The name of the ice cream comes from the colors, which are those of the superhero, Superman! Because I grew up in Michigan, where Superman ice cream is extremely popular it was one of my favorite ice cream flavors growing up…But I never thought there was a way to re-create it in a healthy way.

Much to my surprise, when I was trying out different flavors of pudding mix in my frozen yogurt maker, I found that the pistachio pudding tastes almost exactly like my childhood favorite, Superman! I knew it just wouldn’t be the same without the beautiful blue, red, and yellow swirls, so I decided to go all the way and add swirl in food coloring…and low and behold I was brought straight back to my childhood! This is such a fun flavor of ice cream to make and enjoy, I hope you love it just as much as I do!  

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 20-25 minutes.

1

Combine all of the ingredients (except for food coloring) in a blender (or food processor), and blend until smooth.

2

Pour mixture into ice cream maker. Let the ice cream churn for about 20-25 minutes, or until it becomes a  ‘frozen yogurt’ texture. Stop ice cream maker, and divide ice cream among three small containers. Drop one to three drops of each food coloring color into each individual container, and stir with a spoon until ice cream is reaches desired color. Scoop ice cream into one large individual  container, and give a quick swirl to mix colors, (don’t over-mix or colors will blend too much!) 

3

Serve immediately or return to freezer to firm up for another 20-30 minutes and enjoy!

Ingredients

1/2 cupCottage cheese
1/2 cupPlain low fat Greek yogurt
1 cupLowfat almond milk, skim milk, or milk of choice
5 pktsStevia or sweetener of choice to taste
2 tbsSugar free instant pistachio pudding 1
2-3 dropsRed, blue, and yellow food coloring 2

1 The pistachio pudding is what gives this frozen yogurt it's superman flavor!

2 The food coloring is certainly optional, but it gives the frozen yogurt the superman colors!

Katie's Tip!

You can also scoop ice cream into a Tupperware, and freeze for up to one hour, for a more firm ‘ice cream’ texture. However, don’t let ice cream freeze for longer than one hour, or it will become an ice block! If it does become harder than you would like, you can always put the Tupperware in the microwave for about 30 seconds to defrost to desired texture!

Nutrition Breakdown

2 Servings
117 Calories
2 g Fat
10 g Carbohydrate
1 g Fiber
4 g Sugar
13 g Protein
3 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

13 Comments

Melinda said:

I think I need to invest in an ice cream maker!!! Any suggestions on brands?

July 24th, 2012 — 10:46am  |  Reply

Headant said:

Melinda, you can always make ice cream in a ziploc bag. They also make a ball ice cream maker that you toss around in order to get the ice cream to freeze.

July 24th, 2012 — 11:07am  | 

Dashing Dish said:

cuisinart!

July 24th, 2012 — 11:37am  | 

Theresa said:

I just got RID of my ice cream maker!!!! : (

July 24th, 2012 — 11:38am  |  Reply

Whitney said:

I love pistachio pudding.

July 25th, 2012 — 1:31pm  |  Reply

Alana said:

Ohh this sounds delicious. I just need an ice cream maker /:

July 25th, 2012 — 6:26pm  |  Reply

Megan B said:

My son is obsessed with Superman Ice Cream (we too are in MI–I didn’t realize it was more popular here than other places!) and we have ‘make homemade ice cream’ on our summer to-do list. He’s going to be so excited about this recipe.

July 29th, 2012 — 8:26pm  |  Reply

Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) said:

AH! This brings back childhood memories of Superman Ice Cream. Thank you for this recipe! You never cease to amaze me with your fabulous creations.

July 31st, 2012 — 4:43pm  |  Reply

Traci said:

These are really great recipes. I think my kids are going to LOVE the Superman ice cream.

August 16th, 2012 — 5:22pm  |  Reply

Katie said:

Can you use any other pudding mix? I’m allergic to pistachios :(

August 25th, 2012 — 1:33pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

You can’t in this one, because the pistatio pudding is what gives it the superman flavor. You could try a different pudding to get a different flavor though! :)

August 25th, 2012 — 6:58pm  | 

cass603 said:

Hello,

Can I do this without the ice cream maker, You suggest an alternative in your Pumpkin Protein ice cream as to just freeze it until you get desired texture. Can i do that with this one as well??

October 23rd, 2012 — 4:36pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

sure can!

October 23rd, 2012 — 5:47pm  | 

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