3 Healthy Ice Cream Recipes with a Collagen Twist

homemade collagen matcha ice cream

Summer is the time to indulge in all things ice cream, and we’ve dreamt up a trio of healthy ice cream recipes that will have you scooping and treating yourself all day, every day.

3 Collagen Ice Cream Recipes

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1. Honey & Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

homemade honey and vanilla ice cream with Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin

Recipe makes 4 servings.


  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins® Beef Gelatin
  • 235ml milk or cream of choice (dairy or non-dairy both work)
  • 400g can of light or full-fat coconut milk
  • 80ml honey
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean (split and seeds removed)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt


  • In a small bowl, sprinkle the Beef Gelatin over the milk or cream and stir to combine. Set it aside for 3-5 minutes to bloom.
  • Add the coconut milk, honey, vanilla extract, vanilla bean seeds, and sea salt to a medium saucepan. Heat over a medium heat until warmed through.
  • Add the milk and bloomed gelatin into the warmed coconut milk and stir until the gelatin is dissolved. Pour the mixture into a container with a lid and place it in the fridge to chill.
  • Process the chilled* ice cream base according to your ice cream maker’s instructions. An average of 15-20 minutes minimum churn time is recommended.
  • Enjoy the ice cream immediately for a soft-serve consistency or freeze for a more traditional ice cream.
  • *Note: the ice cream base may gel up slightly when refrigerated. Just whisk it until smooth before processing in the ice cream maker.

2. Matcha Ice Cream Recipe

matcha collagen ice cream

Recipe makes 10 servings.


  • 2 x 400g cans of coconut milk
  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 scoops matcha
  • 85g chocolate chips


  • Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips into a food processor or blender.
  • Blend until the bananas are fully blended and pour into an ice cream tray.
  • Add in the chocolate chips and place the tray into the freezer.
  • Freeze for up to six hours.
  • Serve on its own or in an ice cream cone.

3. Chocolate, Nut & Banana Brownie Ice Cream Cups Recipe

homemade collagen ice cream cups

Recipe makes 24 ice cream cups.


For the chewy brownie layer:

  • 150g almonds (soaked in water for 1 hour)
  • 12 large medjool dates (pitted)
  • 3 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 25g cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

For the nutty banana ice cream layer:

  • 150g coconut cream
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins® Beef Gelatin
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 70g sunflower butter, almond butter or peanut butter
  • 85g maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp sea salt

For the dark chocolate layer:

  • 120ml coconut oil
  • 25g cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Prepare the chewy brownie layer by pulsing all of the ingredients together in a food processor. The mixture should be sticky and hold together when pinched. Press into 24 muffin cups or a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Prepare the nutty banana ice cream layer by first melting together the coconut cream and Beef Gelatin in a saucepan over a low heat.
  • When heated, remove the pan from the heat and add the contents to a blender, along with the bananas, sunflower butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt.
  • Blend on a medium speed to break up the chunks. Then, blend again on high to whip the mixture and ensure it’s very smooth. Caution: do not blend too long or you can start to heat the mixture and cook the bananas (this won’t taste good!).
  • Pour the banana mixture over the top of the chewy brownie layer. If using muffin cases, leave a small space at the top of each case for the final layer.
  • Place in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until the banana layer is no longer soft, before topping with the dark chocolate layer.
  • Prepare the dark chocolate layer by combining the ingredients in a microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Pour the mixture over the top of the banana ice cream layer.
  • Move the mixture back to the freezer for 2 hours, or until very firm.
  • Enjoy straight from the freezer and keep extras frozen.

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2021-02-22 14:36:33By Vital Proteins

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