This is one of those, seems-too-easy to put on the blog kind of “recipes.” Especially because I’ve never considered myself an expert on protein shakes. But it’s because they’ve never been YUMMY ENOUGH FOR ME. Always team chew-my-calories over drinking them. Always. UNTIL THIS Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake!

protein shake in a large metal tumbler

Dessert has always been essential to me. It just is. Maybe I should kick the addiction– maybe I shouldn’t eat so late. Maybe if I did Whole 30 I’d lose the need for sweets and feel invincible. But honestly, I’m not sure I want to! My sweet treat on the couch at night, after the kids are in bed– with Ross hanging out (or snoring) next to me… it’s too important to me.

protein shake in a large metal tumbler

A Macro Friendly Protein Shake I Can Actually Get Excited About

When I first started counting macros, a protein shake was my LAST RESORT dessert. When I’d spent all of my carbs and fat on a dinner out maybe. I would try and get excited about it but it didn’t fool me. Mostly I tasted protein and ice… it was watery and hollow in flavor. So I get it if you’re skeptical. Once I found my formula, I have NOT GOTTEN off of this thing. I keep waiting to get hooked on something new. But you guys it’s been like three years. And I’m not always tracking! Certainly not always “cutting” (eating in a deficit). But THIS. This is what I want every night until forever.

protein shake in a large metal tumbler

I wish the details didn’t matter. But they do. Le me tell you; all protein shakes are NOT created equal.

I have fallen in love with this shake.  Done the same, every time. I even decided I had to weigh my ice because it was always so hit and miss for me before! I’d see other people enjoying theirs, but then I’d make one and it’d be too watery… or too frothy… or taste like nothing. Or worse, like protein powder.  And I’m sipping or spooning, hoping it’s gonna get better as I go. And then annoyed I’ve spent the macros and I’m just all cold and didn’t get to eat anything.

But not this one! I’m obsessed. And I have eaten it essentially every single night for an absurd number of nights. I’m not gonna count.

protein shake in a large metal tumbler with whipped cream and granola

A few key factors to making this the best protein shake

xanthan gum makes it thick and creamy! But keep reading even if it’s not for you.

The weird name makes it intimidating, but it’s just a plant-based thickener. Xanthan gum is magical in helping it blend up thick and creamy…. more like a dessert, less like a supplement- ew. I linked the exact bag I bought from Amazon. I just leave my ¼ tsp in the bag for easy shake-making! Some people feel bloated or gassy from too much xanthan, so don’t go overboard.

AND, if xanthan doesn’t sit well in your belly, or the name just scares you too much, or you just hate buying stuff you don’t know you’ll use, it’s fine. I’m editing this because in efforts to fix some tummy trouble, I’ve recently stopped using the xanthan and have actually been shocked at how good is still is with frozen banana. Not like using frozen banana is some genius new concept. But I swear I’d tried in the past and it didn’t compare. BUT, at least with my Ninja IQ, a simple 40-50 g frozen-solid banana GETS IT DONE. I don’t even miss it. Still AMAZING. Adds a handful of carbs but less than 10. It’s cool.

A good protein powder

(Finally adding my affiliate links and codes here if you want to use.) My current FAVORITE, is the chocolate by Active Stacks. (Use Lillie for 10% off). It’s a beef protein powder, rather than your typical whey. This means it’s dairy free, and easier on digestion for lots of us. Ingredient list is short and simple and sweetened naturally. It tastes like good chocolate milk. I LOVE it. But I also love going halvesies with another favorite to mix it up.  My very favorites to throw in are the Clean Simple Eats S’more and peanut butter cup.  (Use Lillie for 10% off) or Bad Athletics Coconut, or Salted Caramel (use BADLILLIE for 10% off)  Bowmar Nutrition has a salted caramel egg based protein that’s great mixed with it as well! It smells too sweet but is good mixed in.

The right amount of ice!

It might vary for you, but just finding your sweet spot so it’s not always a crapshoot is key. Mine has been between 185-195 grams of ice.

The Blender

I wish the blender didn’t matter, but it does. Of course use what you have, and see if you can perfect it! I used to use the Vitamix and it worked,  but once I got a Ninja IQ  (using an affiliate amazon link) I have NEVER LOOKED BACK. It is by far my favorite way to make this shake now. It’s so small and discrete I feel fine leaving it on the counter which makes it feel so much easier to use every night. And the clean up is such a breeze compared to my big blender!  It blends it so fast and so smooth. I worried it was too fast at first but now that I’ve gotten it down, it’s PERFECT every time. (Warning, the large, regular sized Ninja blender does NOT work for this shake. It’ll be icy and sloshy. Nobody wants that.)

protein shake in a large metal tumbler with whipped cream and granola
The Powdered Peanut Butter

The powdered peanut butter I use is PBFit BARELY STIRRED IN AFTER!!!!!! DON’T BLEND IT IN!  It gets lost.  Not as special.   This is huge. massive. monumental. a must. Of course real peanut butter would be delicious, or cookies, or peanut butter cups…or Ben & Jerry’s– BUT– if you have room for all of that, you probably don’t need to be eating a protein shake in the first place so let’s assume you want to keep it light. 20 grams of powdered peanut butter will only cost you 88 calories of mostly protein and carbs… and will add JUST enough texture and reward to keep you loving it through every bite so you’re not depressed when you hit the bottom of your giant, metal tumbler.

A Giant Metal Tumbler

YES: a giant metal tumbler with a long spoon!! GAME CHANGER. I’m obsessed with the whole situation.  Feel free to eat yours out of a bowl and call it “pro-yo” or “protein ice cream”. It was a big dilemma for me… what to call it… but I felt like “shake” was the honest way to go since I’m eating it out of a giant metal cup that reminds me of being a kid… like when you’d order a shake and they brought you your cup AND the leftovers that didn’t fit, in the big metal cup? THE BESSSSSSST THINGGGGGGG EVERRRRRRRR. And now I have it every night. Childhood dreams come true.

The Toppings!

And if there’s room OF COURSE TOPPINGS are everything.  Almond milk Reddi Whip, and granola used to be all I needed. But now I’m hooked on a good spread haha. The whipped cream, cocoa nibs, corn chex and/or toasted almonds, and always a final pinch of flake salt! I also  LOVE 15 grams of a G2G bar (affiliate link to favorite protein bar) at room temp, crumbled up on it when I’m really going for it. For a dairy-free option, Healthy On the Go Bars have some delicious options.

protein shake in a large metal tumbler

My fingers are tired; ready for a shake.

protein shake in a large metal tumbler

The Shake

This is the BEST, creamiest protein shake.  You'll forget why you ever needed ice cream before!  And it's massive…. my love language. Sounds like a process, but it takes me five minutes. WORTH IT.
5 from 38 votes
Course Dessert/Snack
Cuisine Shake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 156 kcal


In my Ninja IQ

  • 1.5-2 cups ice 180-200 g
  • 3/4-1 cup cashew milk 180-200 g
  • 1 Tbsp Califia Farms Almond Milk Creamer (Not essential… just extra creaminess! All flavors are good! 15 g)
  • 1 serving of your favorite protein powder 4c/1f/20p (my favorites options are linked below) Usually about 30 grams
  • 1-1.5 Tbsp dark or jet black cocoa powder 7-10 g
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Maldon flake salt (don't skip!) A little less if you're using regular kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp stevia if you like things sweeter Optional- I don't use this anymore
  • 4-5 squirts of coconut extract Optional- Almond is also amazing, but a little goes far, don't over do it.
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum don't get heavy handed here, it can get weird with too much! But it is a texture game changer.

The macros are for the shake alone, but this is what I add to MINE every night after it’s blended: 

  • 2.5 Tbsp 20 g powdered peanut butter barely stirred in to the top for maximum chunkiness (do not blend it in! SO much better this way.)
  • 8 Tbsp 20 g almond milk Reddi Whip Coconut is my second fave, use what you love!
  • 1 Tbsp roasted cocoa nibs 10 g (these are hard and bitter so be warned, but I love!)
  • 1 Handful of corn chex, crushed (10 g) or I LOVE 10 g of toasted almonds when I've got room for more fat.
  • 1/4 of a banana diced small to spread the wealth! (35 g) (lately I prefer to blend this in FROZEN instead of the xanthan! You can experiment)
  • 1 Handful of rice crispies 5 grams
  • 1 Pinch of flake salt


  • Add all of the shake ingredients to the jar of your Ninja IQ. (I like to keep all of my bits and pieces in a special shake drawer right near the blender. to simplify the process! I even keep the ¼ tsp measuring spoon in there to use on the salt, stevia, and xanthan.)
  • Blend for a full cycle using the Auto IQ Blend button. It will run for 40 seconds, stopping and going. I like to then hit "start" and let it run for and  additional 10-20 seconds. This depends on your ice, protein powder, and maybe the temperature of your house! Sometimes I don't need this extra blend. The key is to see it really come together and become lighter in color, then grow taller.  If your shake is a little icy, blend longer next time! If it's too frothy or whipped, blend shorter next time.
  • Pour it into a big insulated tumbler and top with your favorite toppings. But I'm just gonna tell you, 20 grams of powdered peanut butter stirred in just BARELY so it's nice and cit a little chunky— is ALMOST mandatory.  It's magic.
  • The macros below are for the shake alone, to make it easier for you to track what you want and what fits for you. But of course I like mine topped like crazy so there's texture in every bite. It's the best thing ever and I never want to break up with it. I like to add the toppings in the order listed. And sometimes crumble 10 grams of G2G bar as well! (More is better ha!) I don't mix in, or layer. But I eat by dunking my long spoon right down the middle almost trying to avoid the toppings. You'll inevitably get plenty stuck to each bite and then there's still so much good stuff left at the bottom! It's an art. Haha.


  • Protein Powder: Feel free to use what you have if you love it! These are simply my very favorite NATURALLY sweetened protein powders after trying a LOT haha.
    • My current FAVORITE  is the chocolate by Active Stack. It’s a hydrolyzed beef protein powder, rather than your typical whey. This means it’s dairy-free, and easier on digestion for lots of us. Ingredient list is very short and simple. It tastes like good chocolate milk. I love it. Their vanilla is also very good and I feel like this brand blends up the very CREAMIEST in the shake. My affiliate code “Lillie” saves 10% on their site.
    • For a little variety, I love to do a half scoop of that Active Stacks chocolate with a half scoop of another favorite like the CSE chocolate peanut butter, or s’more. Ross loves the maple donut. LOTS of yummy flavors over there if you love variety. You can also use my affiliate code “Lillie” to save 10% off at CSE.
    • I also really like the Bad Athletics Coconut, or Salted Caramel.  This is another one I like to combine WITH the chocolate active stacks. You can use my code “badlillie” for 10% off of their site.
  • The macros below are for the shake alone. But for my fully topped version, the macros are 426 cal/45C/12.8f/34.6p/9.2 fiber.
    • For the shake alone, with NO TOPPINGS, search “Lillie Eats and Tells The shake- no toppings” on My Fitness Pal.
    • For the shake with ALL of my toppings: search “Lillie Eats and Tells The shake- with toppings”
  • Blender:
    • Obviously, use and try to perfect using whatever blender you have! But for me, the Ninja IQ makes this so much smoother and more consistent. It’s small enough that I don’t mind leaving it on the counter, and feels so much quicker to clean than my big blender. We have a Vitamix as well, but once I got the Ninja IQ (NOT THE BIG NINJA) I’ve never gone back. We use it multiple times a day, so we have gone through two, but it’s worth it to me.
    • If using a Vitamix or something similar, blend on low to let it get going, then gradually move it up to medium for about a minute and a half.  You want to hear the crunching of the ice stop and let it get to a consistent hum. If it’s getting stuck at all, then I raise it to high for a bit to get it all nice and smooth. But I don’t like it frothy so I resist blending on high for too long.  Obviously blend to your preference! But you want to see the xanthan really pull it all together into one consistent lighter color. You can tell when it’s really pulled together.


Serving: 1shake- no toppingsCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 21.9gFat: 4.5gSodium: 154mgFiber: 2g
Keywords blend, cocoa powder, pb2, pbfit, powdered peanut butter, pro yo, protein, protein ice cream, shake

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi! I am curious if you STILL use Cashew milk and Xantham gum? I know you’re shifted some things out for your gut health so I am curious what your CURRENT/updated version of the shake is?

  2. 5 stars
    This Shake is amazing and it hits the spot every time I have made a few different versions like strawberry with frozen strawberries instead od ice(actually half strawberries and half ice) diesel strawberry protein powder and almond extract and for topping just so delicious cocowhip(I’m in canada).
    Another variation is with vanilla protein. Powder, oat milk, then the topping is just milk powdered barely stirred in just like Lillie does powdered peanut butter.
    I also don’t use as much ice, I find the original recipe makes a high volume which is great if yoy want to eat more, but I usually have this mid afternoon and don’t want to get too full before dinner, so I do 100g ice, 100 oat milk, then 1 scoop protein powder, 1/8tsp xantam gum and follow the o
    Directions, I only own a vitamin bur o have the Shake container, I start on low and slowly increase , it takes about 40 sec to get where I want .
    Love this Shake so much! I had this Shake so much on my latest pregnancy that we joke around saying that my daughter is basically part Shake lol

  3. 5 stars
    I love this! I look forward to it every night and without fail every time I eat it I go back to see if I misread the calories for the whole thing without toppings because it’s a massive amount for so little calories and carbs! Still trying to not feel guilty eating it everyday but if it’s the one splurge, well worth it!

  4. 5 stars
    Are you even living if you have not tried this shake. I make it exactly as described including the add-ins. I look forward to it all day long for my snack. It is so delicious. It tastes like a decadent pb/chocolate shake from an ice cream shop. Some days it’s my lunch and snack. The macros are insanely good and the crunch of the toppings make it an ideal texture. Thank you Lillie for another 10/10 and daily recipe. You are a game changer for macro counting and just healthy living.

  5. 5 stars
    This is amazing. I’ve always wanted to make this recipe and didn’t. But now I know why you love it. I didn’t haven’t this is a travel/cod mug, but I will tomorrow!

  6. 5 stars
    This shake is utterly amazing. Doesn’t taste like a protein shake at all! If you have extra carbs and want to splurge… toffee bits are an amazing add on topping. 😋

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious! It was a little runny for me- maybe I was expecting something more scoopable (is that a word?) rather than drinkable but it was still very good!! I’ll be trying it again to get that ice cream texture!

  8. 5 stars
    Oh! My! Goodness! I see why this is called THE SHAKE! My evening filial for the past month. I CRAVE! 🤤 I like to top with crushed peanut butter pretzels! 🥨

  9. 5 stars
    Oh. My. God. This is THE most amazing shake EVER!!! Somebody tagged you on Instagram the other day when you were on vacation where you said you had to bring all your stuff along to make this on your trip so I just had to see what all the fuss was about! I adore healthy things that feel like desserts (I like messing with my head like that) and I’m a big acai bowl fan but I’m also a big chocoholic, but like you, I never found a yummy chocolate protein shake I liked and I have tried a lot!! THIS, my friends, is PERFECTION in a chilled tumbler (yes, I immediately got all the ingredients and accessories) and I made it for the first time 3 days ago and have made it every day since. We are going on a trip soon and I too, am thinking of ways to make this in hotel rooms. I’ve crossed over to crazy & I don’t care! It’s THAT good!! I totally get it! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious magic with us!

  10. 5 stars
    After making your Brownie Baked Squash oats about 15 weeks in a row lol, I figured I would try another one of your sweet recipes. I tried this tonight and it did not disappoint! It reminds me of a Wendy’s frosty and I want to make it everyday for the rest of my life 🤣. Seriously though, I recently purchased all of your cookbooks and you have so many great recipes. I’m a fan ❤️

  11. 5 stars
    Amazing. Okay so I have been wanting ice cream since I went to a lower carb diet and so I tried this. Yummy. I did use heavy cream water down a bit cause I can’t use nut milks. It works out amazing. Oh yeah and I didn’t have thinking agent either but turned out great. Did it in my magic bullet. Thank you so much!!!

  12. 5 stars
    This is absolutely amazing! I used the active stacks protein powder, which is good alone, but in this recipe it’s phenomenal! Will definitely be my go to for a sweet treat!

  13. 5 stars
    I have protein powder. Lots of it. But this is the first time I’ve made a shake that feels like ice cream. I am so happy that I found this recipe! And I was skeptical about the pb powder, but it’s sooooo good! Thank you!

  14. 5 stars
    I love this-I have found if I use the extra creamy oat milk that the xantham gum is not needed. Have finally managed to learn to consume without inhaling the peanut powder. 😂

  15. I know you don’t need any more comments on this shake but I just have to say this is the most amazing thing ever. It is so delicious. The little details are what make the difference!!! Thank you!!

  16. 5 stars
    Absolutely the best protein “shake” you can eat! Topping combinations are endless. Love that the rice chex topping stays crunchy until the very end.

  17. 5 stars
    This shake is absolutely amazing!! The taste and consistency are perfect! I love switching up the toppings for variety too! Best shake ever!!

  18. 5 stars
    there simply aren’t anough stars for this one. I finally got the right blender for this, and to say it blew my mind is an understatement. you can’t understand until you try it, and then once you do, make sure to stock up on all the ingredients, because a night without the shake is just something i can no longer imagine!

  19. 5 stars
    I LOVE this shake!! I Make one noW almost every night. Truly the best. Lillie is awesome and i Am Grateful That she shares her recipes with the world.

  20. 5 stars
    Love love love this shake! it’s auch a great treat. Like chocolate ice cream, i look forward to this every night!

  21. 5 stars
    Worth it! It seems like a lot of ingredients- its not. it gets easy fast. use the sCale, do not skip the xanthan gum. Buy the spoons. love it!

    1. Could the stated calories be off a bit? 1 scoop of protein powder + 2.25 T of PB2 already add up to 180+ calories? And when I entered the recipe in My Fitness Pal it was over 300 calories.

      Sorry, not criticizing but I’m really counting calories and would love to be wrong. The recipe looks amazing. 🙂

  22. 5 stars
    SERIOUSLY…you are my spirit animal. It doesnt get any better than cho and peanut butter!!! You inpited me to experiment. Didnt have any protein powder so substItuted kodiak waffle/pancake mix in dark chocolate. Delish!! Thanks for the inSpiration!

  23. 5 stars
    I literally eat this every other day, if not every single day. I shared it with my mom, who is trying to eat healthier, and she raved saying that it was like a healthy Rocky Road nice Cream! (Her favorite). It’s become a staple at our house!

  24. 5 stars
    Would give this 100 stars if i Could! Started macro counting and literally have this every night for desSert Now. It is just so good, i crave it! Love it with vanilla protein powder too and Half a banana blended in.

  25. 5 stars
    Ok i wish i could give this more than 5 stars! I literally eat this every single day. I can not believe the macros on thiS! it is like eating ice cream. I have now customized my toppings but seriously the most amazing Recipe. Outstanding, delicious, and the love of my life(lol) run to your blender and make this!!

  26. I.AM.OBSESSED. Feels like a totally decadent chunky, slightly melted ice cream haha. The toppings totally complete it….sweet, salty, soft, crunchy…YUMM. Over the holidays, I added sweet and spicy pecans…OMG.

  27. 5 stars
    Ten stars if I could give it! This was amaaazing like you said & I HATE protein shakes. I did the recipe as you stated just subbed my own chocolate whey protein & left out the creamer. I couldn’t stop scraping the cup….SO good!
    Oh and I used a nutribullet for all asking & you just pulse it until it comes together. Don’t overdo it! I nailed it first try. It’s worth figuring out because it’s truly so yummy! Thank you!

  28. 5 stars
    This is life changing! It took me three tries to get it right, so save time and just follow the recipe. Seriously delicious.

  29. 5 stars
    I never think to leave reviews but this shake is probably the best thing that’s happened to me. The xantham gum is a game changer WOW. It makes it almost like a Wendys frosty consistency compared to icy chunky weirdness. The Rice Krispy’s are to die for, I ate it one night and couldn’t stop thinking about it the next day so I had it again… then I had it for breakfast the next morning (embarrassing I know) and made my 2 sisters try it. They LOVE it as well. I don’t think I need to eat ice cream ever again. Plus it doesn’t make me want to die like after I eat ice cream and feel so full. So THANK YOU for sharing this it is amazing. As you can tell from the paragraph I just wrote I would highly recommend to anyone and everyone so much better than the usual protein shake you try to gag down.

  30. SO excited to try! For post workout have you ever tried adding spinach? Should we change anything if we do? Also is it ok to sub some of the milk for water?

  31. I don’t know how, but I still have yet to try this. I was just wondering if anyone has tried to make this using a nutribullet? If so, was there a change in the amount of ice or time? Thank you!!

  32. I just found out I have diabetes and it’s been a mind crusher. Because you are sharing your gifts, I think I can manage. Thank you!!

  33. Wow!! I am new to macros…and eating healthy in general lol. It’s taken time to figure out how I can eat healthy and still enjoy it. Protein shakes were ok to me. But honestly, this small adjustment (stirring Cocoa powder and PBfit in at the end) is a GAME CHANGER!! Haha. It’s my new McFlurry! It makes it truly feel more like chunky ice cream. Thank you!!

  34. Been dying to try this recipe. I am a HUGE peanut butter fan. Have you ever had the Baskin Robbins chocolate pnut butter ice cream? It is my favorite!

    Anyhow, I am getting all the things together to try this for the first time. I never have tried almond milk. Is that helpful for getting the macros or do you really like the taste? I saw that you use that and the almond creamer as well. One other quick question – do the holiday creamers and even the peppermint extract taste good with the pb protein powder? Thanks!

    1. I love it all together! But I know the peppermint sounds weird to most. But I just feel like it all goes. Ha! And yes the almond milk has much better macros typically that milk. The cashew milk is the lowest… fat free fairlife milk is good if you want real milk but most milk will have a lot more carbs.

  35. I have a ninja with the nutri-ninja cup attachment, is that similar to the ninnja IQ? How many cups of ice approximately is 170 grams?

    1. Amazon has it! Her Instagram highlights video “ProYo” has a link to the exact one she uses.

  36. Haven’t tried the recipe (allergic to peanuts) but I do love a good protein shake… have a couple that I LOVE… the one I use already has xanthan gum in it! But the thing that takes my shake OVER THE TOP is a generous squirt of coconut flavored stevia! I especially like the NOW foods brand. I also like the English toffee flavor. You are going to 😍 love your shake even more!

  37. I LOVE everything you ever make. I pretty much only cook your recipes. But I can’t get this right. It gets frothy for me in my blendtec after less than half the time you recommend and it tastes terrible like that. Any tips? What am I doing wrong?

  38. One more question. I tried this for the first time last night but left out the protein powder due to not having that many protein macros left after dinner. But mine was a bit watery. Does the protein powder help thicken it up. I didn’t add the xantham gum either (because I couldn’t find mine at the time but have since found it), but I know that would help with thickening. Just need to know if the protein powder is crucial to this being a thick shake. Thanks! I want to keep trying til I get it thick and delicious.

    1. Yes! Definitely need the protein powder- even the brand can make a huge difference- plant based powders won’t thicken up well – the xanthan isn’t mandatory but def helps thicken—

  39. 😍 made this for breakfast and boy it was worth buying the xanthan gum and hey, Target had it on sale!! Nothing makes me sadder than watery shakes and I also hate the froth. No froth or sad shake here. I used ON chocolate peanut butter protein powder and it was decadent. The stir ins were marvellous. I didn’t have granola, but I am so trying that and/or maybe even coconut flakes?? Thank you for the wonderful recipe and introducing me to the magic of xanthan gum!!!

  40. I used to make this in my food processor which was amazing for the consistency, but I received a nutri ninja with ultra iq for Christmas and have been using that ever since. Love the simple cleanup but amstruggling with the runny consistency! I saw that you switched to using a ninja as well. How long do you blend and which setting do you use?? Help!!!

    1. Ugh! It’s crazy because mine still isn’t as thick as it was in my vitamix. And yet I still haven’t pulled my vitamix out of the cupboard. It just feels so much easier. But I’m doing more like 200 g ice and 175 g milk plus 15 g creamer… And I only let it run for 20-25 seconds. It’s not quite as thick but still pretty amazing. Let me know!

  41. Do you use an unsweetened Hershey’s baking cocoa after you’ve blended the shake or another type of cocoa? I have Hershey’s unsweetened baking cocoa. Thanks!

    1. Unsweetened! Sorry for my delay! And sometimes I blend some in and just put a little on after… the most important part after is the PBfit!

  42. Have you tried making this with any other flavors? Just got a snickerdoodle flavored one and wasn’t sure this would be good instead of peanut butter flavor

    1. I’m sure it would be good with any protein powder you love! I just don’t love many. And usually want my dessert to feel chocolaty and this goes with that… even though honestly it doesn’t really taste chocolatey now that I’m writing this… just peanut buttery… but you get it. Ha! If you love it, it’ll make a good treat too!

    1. I’d better get details from him! He made it sound so simple like there was nothing to tell.. but I’ve never used an icecream maker so I don’t know! I just know all he adds is almond milk and the protein powder and THAT’s IT

      1. Yes, please get the deets and let me know! 🙂 I have an ice cream maker, but don’t have the Xanthun gum so I would love to try it and see if I can get it thick without adding that or ice.

  43. Tried this for the first time tonight. Love the flavor with the PB powder, however I found myself chewing ice. Boo. Maybe it’s my blender (I have a Ninja).

    1. Oh no! I have a ninja IQ… it’s like the bullet one.. and if anything it blends too much! I have to stop it early so it doesn’t get too frothy. Def never any ice. Is yours the IQ or a full blender? just blend longer!

  44. Been making smoothie bowls for awhile but your recipe helped me tweak mine to perfection, particularly the idea of weighing the ice for predictable results every time. As a peanut butter addict, I found the powdered peanut butter stirred in at the final step to be an extra kick of flavor. Now I’m going to take the plunge and order the #cocoabarinajar as the literal icing on the cake!

  45. I’m obsessed with this now! I use a Ninja to make it and in order to get the right consistency, I process it on manual then stop it after a few seconds to shake it and I repeat that twice so that it gets creamy and just like ice cream! Perfect!

  46. You have SOOOOOO many good recipes BUT my problem is for me to maintain my weight I don’t get that many protein macros. Soooooo frustrating because I can’t afford all these yummy looking protein drinks as treats. And I don’t want to substitute a shake for a meal as I like my food.😊 Ugh! Any suggestions? Workout more as in 4 x a day? Life doesn’t allow that plus I don’t want to workout 4x a day!!! Oh my, don’t think there is a good answer.

    1. OH I know! whenever people are TRYING to burn through protein I don’t get it. Each macro is totally precious to me. I want to make them stretch as far as possible! So I feel you. I’m always having to limit my dinner salad to like 75 grams of chicken which is so sad! I wish I had a solution for you! Only that if you end up with extra carbs or fat, I’d for sure redistribute those if you wanted!