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This is an ice cream packed with goodness that surely anyone can love!

It’s SECRETLY healthy, creamy and DELICIOUS! Many of you have seen this ice cream in a local demonstration of your Blendtec high powered blender, and here’s the recipe!

We have made this several different ways – It can be non dairy or vegetarian by using a milk substitute such as coconut milk (from a can is thicker and will be creamier) and adding a protein boost by using a scoop of Vega One Vanilla Protein powder!

Since its perfectly sweet, you don’t even have to tell the little ones the SURPRISE ingredient (spinach!!!) that helps makes it so green AND nutritious!

But should they find out, just tell ’em its got the stuff Popeye’s made of.


Ice Cream can sometimes be tricky, you’ll have it down in no time with our Ice Cream tips using your Blendtec or Vitamix blender.

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Popeye's Surprise Ice Cream made in your Blendtec or Vitamix blender by @BlenderBabes

Popeye's Surprise Ice Cream

Blendtec Recipe
4 from 4 votes
Course Ice Cream
Servings 4


  • 4 to 6 ounces non-dairy creamer or your favorite milk substitute
  • 1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powder we like Vega One OR non-fat dried milk
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey or sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups ice


  • Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
  • For Blendtec: Press the ICE CREAM button.
  • For Vitamix: V ARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE, speed #10, then to HIGH. Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades. In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form. Stop machine.
  • Do not over mix or melting will occur. Serve immediately.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Spinach originated in ancient Persia and then was transported to China and down through Europe.

Catherine de Medici, wife of King Henry II so loved spinach that she always made sure she had cooks who could prepare it especially for her. The term “a la Florentine,” which refers to any dish prepared on a bed of spinach, is attributed to her.

Spinach is a powerhouse of nutrition rich in many vitamins and nutrients.

Experts have identified at least thirteen different compounds in spinach that provide antioxidant and/or anti-cancer benefits.

Spinach is rich in calcium and magnesium, which helps prevent osteoporosis.

It is also an excellent source of iron, which is critical for women in menopause and for people who have anemia or chronic fatigue syndrome.

Spinach contains vitamin E, which helps slow mental decline and memory loss.

Popeye's Surprise Ice Cream made in your Blendtec or Vitamix blender by @BlenderBabes
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Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the Founder and CEO of Blender Babes, an innovative multimedia company striving to help people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. A former roadshow representative for a leading blender company, Tarashaun founded Blender Babes in 2012 after discovering how instrumental a high-powered blender was in getting her personal health back on track. Physically and emotionally transformed from her journey back to health, Tarashaun vowed to help others find wellness. She is committed to thoroughly test and review the best blenders and healthy lifestyle products on the market to help her community make the best choices for themselves and family. Tarashaun offers several free resources to help people use their blender to get healthy including a 7 Day Superfood Smoothie Challenge. Blender Babes has also negotiated special deals and offers for products they love most.

12 thoughts on “Popeye’s Spinach Surprise Ice Cream”

  1. Hi Matasha! Welcome to Blender Babes! I’m not familiar with the Daniel Fast, will have to check it out. Thanks for the feedback & happy blending!!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the taste of the Popeye’s Spinach Ice Cream. I do not have the twister for the Blendtec so my consistency was more of a sherbert. Would like to see a creamer consistency next time. GREAT Flavor!!!

    1. For a creamier texture, try adding a half or whole frozen banana (sliced) in next time! Something magical happens when you blend frozen bananas that is very reminiscent of ice cream… let us know how it goes! Happy Blending!

  3. Matasha MurrellJones

    Tried this using my Blendtec and it was YUMMMY! Also gave some to people on the Daniel Fast and they loved having a healthy treat:)

    1. Hi Matasha! Welcome to Blender Babes! I’m not familiar with the Daniel Fast, will have to check it out. Thanks for the feedback & happy blending!!

      1. Blender Babes

        Yes you may store leftovers in the freezer. Sometimes we freeze them in ice cube trays and use them instead of ice for our smoothies! 🙂 xoxo!

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