Egg White ... Ice Cream?
Ice cream. It's awesome. All creamy and milky and TastyTown. But it's fatty and carby and kind of a diabetes disaster, depending on how your body tolerates the fat/carb ratio that day.
Which is why, when Chris told me he was making a batch of egg white ice cream, I was all "Whaaat?" and then "Bring it on."
Chris stumbled upon this recipe in a fitness magazine (can't remember which one) and he busted out the mixer the other night in efforts to give it a go. I scoffed, because I thought it was a little nasty making ice cream out of egg whites, but then he explained that the egg whites are pasteurized, so they're safe to eat uncooked. And then he explained that the whey protein makes the egg whites taste like chocolate. And then he handed me a spoonful, and by golly, he was correct on all counts.
So I wanted to share this tricky little recipe with you guys, because I was impressed that something so "Rocky" could taste so "Rocky Road."
First, you need some egg whites, chocolate whey protein, and a little sugar substitute. And a mixer. Definitely need a mixer, because beating the egg whites is a length process.
Pour approximately 1 1/2 cups of egg whites into a glass or metal bowl (plastic bowls keep the eggs from whipping themselves into a frenzy properly) and beat them senseless for several minutes, until the egg whites are forming soft peaks.
Once you have those peaks going on, add approximately 2 1/2 scoops of whey protein (preferably chocolate). The egg white will deflate considerably, so don't worry. Just be sure to have the eggs beaten to a texture of your preference. After the protein is thoroughly mixed with the egg whites, add your sweetener of choice. (We used two packets of Splenda in ours.) Put the bowl into the freezer and watch Stephen Colbert (NATION!) while you wait for the "ice cream" to freeze.
Amazingly enough, this crazy concoction DOES become something resembling ice cream. And it tastes good, too. (Point: Chris. Turns out these weigh lifting magazines have useful information in them, and not just photo shoots of this guy.)