Cool Down with DIY Rumble Protein Ice Cream (and Popsicles!)

Hello, summer! It’s the season of long days, lazy picnics, outdoor adventures, and epic vacations. Stay fuelled for your busy summer schedule (or chill days off) with a healthy summer treat: Rumble ice cream! 

One of our Rumble team members recently bought an ice cream maker, and she had the crazy idea of pouring a Rumble in there, just to see what would happen. We’re thrilled to report that Rumble freezes super well, and makes for a very light, creamy, and tasty iced dessert - but with all of the protein, fibre, and healthy fats that you love in a Rumble! Ice cream for breakfast never felt so right.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, try Rumble popsicles! See our tips and tricks below. 

Rumble Ice Cream

Any ice cream maker will work, whether hand-cranked or electric. Most home ice cream makers have an inner bowl for your ingredients, nestled within an outer bowl that is either frozen in the freezer or filled with ice. We used an electric one with a freezer bowl, since it makes the process as easy as pouring your ingredients and pressing a button. 

Rumble turns into ice cream well enough on its own, and a carton of Rumble will make just under half a litre of ice cream. Depending on your ice cream maker, the ice cream will likely have a soft-serve texture when made. You can harden it up by freezing it in the freezer for a couple of hours once churning has finished. Rumble ice cream can be stored in an air-tight container in the freezer for 2-3 months. We found putting a small piece of parchment paper on top of the ice cream before sealing helps prevent ice crystals from forming on top. 

While Rumble ice cream is tasty as-is, adding extra mix-ins or toppings makes it even more of a treat and brings out the best in each flavour! Here are some of our favourite combinations:

Dutch Cocoa + Peanut Butter

This is one epic combination. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter for every carton of Dutch Cocoa Rumble you use. We added room-temperature peanut butter, as it was easier to mix and drizzle. Mix in the peanut butter during the last few minutes of churning (once the ice cream has already taken shape), or drizzle on top. The sweet decadence of the peanut butter pairs so well with the chocolatey Dutch Cocoa ice cream!

Dutch Cocoa + Banana

Sweeten up your Dutch Cocoa ice cream with diced banana! The banana will likely freeze, so the more finely chopped it is, the better. You can also mash it up and mix it in towards the end as the ice cream is churning. 

Dutch Cocoa + Strawberry

Just like with banana, you’ll want to dice the strawberry into small pieces so it blends well with the Dutch Cocoa ice cream.

Vanilla Maple + Pecans + Maple Syrup

Finely chopped pecans sprinkled on top of Vanilla Maple Ice Cream with a drizzle of maple syrup - it’s maple heaven! 

Coffee Bean + Chocolate flakes

Combine Coffee Bean Rumble ice cream with finely chopped or flaked chocolate for a whole new way to enjoy your morning coffee.

Rumble Popsicles

You can still get the chill of Rumble ice cream without an ice cream maker by freezing Rumble in popsicle molds. Extra ingredients like chopped banana, peanut butter, fruit, or nuts can be added right away, or in stages (fill the popsicle mold only part-way then freeze it for an hour to get that layered look). 

Try making the ultimate Rumble popsicle: all three flavours, layered! 

Store popsicles in the freezer for when you need an ice-cold treat to power you through your day, or bring a few to share at your next summer picnic or barbecue.