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Ninja Creami Delux Protein Ice Cream

Prepare to shock your friends and family with our Vanilla Protein Ice Cream, a delightful recipe specially designed for the Ninja CREAMi Deluxe. This recipe is a perfect blend of health and taste, combining the richness of cottage cheese with the sweetness of agave and the creamy texture of Fairlife Vanilla Protein Drink. It’s an ideal treat for those who cherish ice cream but also want a tasty way to pack more protein into their day. Easy to prepare and irresistibly delicious, this Vanilla Protein Ice Cream is sure to become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.

Protein Ice Cream

Protein Ice Cream with Cottage Cheese

I know. When you hear ice cream the last thing you would think to put it in would be cottage cheese. But hear me out.

It is actually…GOOD.

We blend the cottage cheese with the rest of the stir-ins to give it the creamy texture you’re after without all the calories and fat from heavy cream, plus the addition of extra protein to help keep you on track and meet your goals!

Creating this ice cream at home is a breeze, especially with the Ninja CREAMi Deluxe at your disposal. The recipe leverages the unique features of this machine, ensuring a perfectly creamy and scoopable texture every time.

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It’s a great way to indulge in a dessert that’s not only satisfying but also packed with protein, thanks to the Fairlife Vanilla Protein Drink and that “secret ingredient” – cottage cheese. The addition of that cottage cheese introduces a subtle tanginess, balancing the sweetness of the agave and vanilla. It is a little like cream cheese in flavor, making this taste a bit like cheesecake ice cream more than anything else.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Nutrient-Packed: Combines protein-rich ingredients for a healthier dessert option.
  • Easy to Make: Just blend, freeze, and process with the Ninja CREAMi Deluxe.
  • Customizable: Easily adjust sweetness or add your favorite mix-ins.
  • Perfect Texture: Achieves a creamy, scoopable consistency every time.
  • Kid-Friendly: A dessert that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

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Protein Ice Cream shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Fairlife Vanilla Protein Drink
  • Vanilla
  • Agave

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Protein Ice Cream Recipe

How to make Protein Ice Cream

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Combine the cottage cheese, Fairlife Vanilla Protein Drink, vanilla, and agave in a bowl.



Puree the mixture using a stick blender until smooth.



Transfer to the Ninja CREAMi Deluxe container, filling up to the designated line.



Freeze for 24 hours.



Process using the Lite Ice Cream setting on the Ninja CREAMi, repeating if necessary for desired texture.

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Protein Ice Cream FAQ

Can I use a different protein drink?

Absolutely! Feel free to substitute it with your preferred protein drink, though it may alter the flavor slightly.

What if I don’t have a Ninja CREAMi Deluxe?

While this recipe is optimized for the Ninja CREAMi, you can use a regular ice cream maker, though the texture and processing times may vary. Follow the instructions for your ice cream maker for the best results.

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Serve this with…

  • Fresh Berries or Raspberry Sauce
  • A drizzle of honey or maple syrup
  • A sprinkle of granola or nuts for crunch
  • A side of light whipped cream
Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream

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Protein Ice Cream
Yield: 4 servings

Protein Ice Cream

Ninja Creami Protein Ice Cream

This delicious ice cream is packed with protein but you wouldn't know it from the taste! Try it and you won't even miss traditional ice cream!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 1 day
Processing Time 4 minutes
Total Time 1 day 14 minutes


  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Fairlife Vanilla Protein Drink
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons agave


  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Using a stick blender, puree until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Place into the Ninja CREAMi Deluxe container and fill up to the Scoopable fill line.
  3. Freeze for 24 hours.
  4. Process in the Ninja CREAMi on the Lite Ice Cream setting. Check, and if it is not the creamy texture you are after, process again.
  5. Serve cold and promptly refrigerate any extra.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 34g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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