View Full Version : Does anyone make icecream with a greenstar?
Trying to decide between a champion juicer or a greenstar. My primary reason is for the incredable way the Champion makes ice cream BUT am thinking if I am going to make such a large purchase ( I already have a juicer) I would like the Greenstar so I can do wheatgrass as well.
I am looking for someone who can give me feedback on their Greenstar and how it rates for making icecream out of frozen fruits.
Thank You !!
Wow, has no one made ice cream with their greenstar juicer?
05-30-2006, 10:50 PM
I have a greenstar and use it to make banana ice cream frequently ... I have added berries now and then. It works great. As a matter of fact, that is what "put me over the edge" on buying it. Being able to juice wheatgrass is an added bonus.
The greenstar is very sturdy, easy to use, and very quiet. I love it!
Thank You Terry!! :D
In my search someone mentioned it freezes up, I am assuming you don't have that problem.
Thanks again for posting a response!
05-31-2006, 12:11 PM
Go for the greenstar!!! I Loooove mine, and it does it all!
05-31-2006, 02:10 PM
Yes I have made ice cream with the greenstar!! Totally easy, and as far as I know very similar to the Champion. The plus is the greenstar makes ice cream AND green juice, but the champion is probably less than ideal for green juice..
Love my greenstar~!
05-31-2006, 07:02 PM
I've never had a problem with the greenstar freezing up ... and I've made banana ice cream for a crowd. I've not run large batches of frozen fruit (berries and such) through it though, but doubt it would act any differently.
speaking of this .. I have 1/2 doz bananas ready to be frozen for ice cream ... yum!!!
Thanks again! I wish stores carrried these products so we could go check them out! Maybe one day!
06-03-2006, 10:50 AM
I make ice cream with mine.. It's awesome!!!
06-03-2006, 12:15 PM
Trying to decide between a champion juicer or a greenstar. Personally, I'd recommend you take a look at the Omega 8003/8005 (one is white, one is chrome). They do ice cream, nut butter, wheatgrass (and other leafy greens) as well as all the usual general purpose fruit and vegetable juicing. Current US prices are about $220, and they are backed by a very solid American company, Omega Juicers. I've got the earlier model, I use it for everything, and it's still going strong after 5 years. And every single part is immediately available, at reasonable prices, should you happen to lose or break something, or just want extras.
As was posted here a while back, Greenstar, unfortunately, was made by a Korean company that is now out of business, and what is being sold today is leftover stock of spotty quality. Some are good, some are not. And the manufacturer's bankruptcy does not bode well for future parts and service availability. Since that design is quite vulnerable to damage to the twin augers and particularly the drive gears, it is a very real consideration, especially considering the high cost of the machine.
And the Champion is an obsolete old-school design that still has fans, yes, but it's really a clunky beast compared to the sleek Omega design, is not nearly as efficient (you get more juice per pound of produce from the Omega), is arguably harder to clean, and it does not do leafy greens or wheatgrass. The last item was the critical decision point for me. I wouldn't buy a juicer today that can't do greens, and the modern single auger design of the Omega is clearly superior in this regard.
06-03-2006, 05:29 PM
There is a video with Juliano using the Greenstar demo'ing juicing, doing nutbutter and ice cream.
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