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04-27-2006, 10:14 AM
I am considering buying a green star juicer and noticed several ice cream receipes recommend using the juicer for this. i have recently made ice cream with frozen bananas with just my food processor and it turns out wonderful. What difference should I expect when makeing ice cream with the green star juicer?
Thanks in advance!
04-27-2006, 10:32 AM
You can expect the machine to freeze up on you. That's been my experience at least. Plus, it's a pita to clean compared to the food processor which is what I use now.
04-27-2006, 10:35 AM
So you would suggest just sticking with the food processor?
I also have a vitamix and a breville juicer but had been told the green star juicer was sooooooooooooo much better.
for juiciing would you recommend the green star or just stick with the breville?
04-27-2006, 10:41 AM
I don't know the Breville so can't compare. I did love my GreenStar (was called Green Life when I bought it) though ~ except for making "ice cream". The juice was great and could be kept for up to 3 days ~ although that didn't happen much. How do you like the Breville? If you like it, do you have a dehydrator? Can cirulate the funds on a 9-tray excalibur if you've a mind to.
04-27-2006, 11:00 AM
The Breville is okay. it is loud and I never know what to do with all the pulp that is seperated from the juice. I just had been told the juicing process was more nutritional from the green star. I like to make green smoothies in the vitamix but am confused as to which is better.......green smoothies or juice???? I have a 9 tray excalibur which i love.
04-27-2006, 11:37 AM
Personally I like the smoothies better because of the fiber... and less work and clean-up. I used the juicer when going through detox to get so much more of the nutritional value.
According to what the Green Star folk say it is more nutritional as they use some different technology including magnets. A friend did a test w/ quite a few juicers including Green Star, H-Tec (extremely high priced); ummm, another high priced one and a Champion. His feeling was the Green Star is the best for taste and dryness of pulp.
There are quite a few thread here ~ one current ~ on what to do w/ the pulp.
Hoping this was helpful to you ~
04-27-2006, 03:43 PM
I wouldn't think that you could make ice cream with that juicer but the Champion is worth it to buy just for making that ....imho... ;)
04-27-2006, 07:24 PM
You can make ice cream with the Green Star. I found it really good.
If the breville juicer is one of the type of juicer that has a spinning grater to make the juice then the Green Star does make better juice. It takes more juice out of the fruit/veggies (drier pulp), but more importantly it doesn't heat up the juice as much as the spinning grater ones. Also, the juice lasts longer. With the spinning juicers you need to drink the juice within about 15 minutes because the spinning process whips air into the juice (oxydation), whereas with the Green Star (all auger type juicers) the juice is good to drink all day.
Best of luck with whatever you choose.
04-27-2006, 07:44 PM
I love my champion to make fruit ice cream, but Alissa sells the green star so it must be high quality
04-27-2006, 07:52 PM
I have a green star while my sister and Mom have a champion. I've made the banana ice cream in both. The champion is easier for the ice cream; but, the green star is by far the better juicer for carrot and other vegetable juices -- imho.
I typically just make a smoothie with a frozen banana in my Ktec.
BTW, my Ktec finally arrived back from being repaired. So total turnaround from me shipping to me getting it back took 21 days. Looks like they sent me a new one but it is hard to tell for sure. I wonder how long it would've taken if I didn't call them 3 times pleading for a quick return. :)
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