View Full Version : this is a good one...first experiences
02-05-2005, 12:49 AM
OKay.. so i got my food processor and decided to try that banana ice cream. so i froze the bananas, yadda yadda. well i wasn't too sure if I had to add the pieces slowly or if I could just dump it in the bowl and it would mix. so i dumped them all in the bowl! and all i can tell you was my heart skipped a beat when i pushed the on button! It started dancing on the counter and it was so damn loud my kids came running in the kitchen asking 'what is that?' so i stopped it and i thought 'oh no, i broke my food processor!!!" :eek: So i checked things out and it was okay. so i dumped the pieces out and turned it back on and added a couple of pieces at a time----much better processing :D The ice cream wasn't too shabby! I think I would like it better if it had carob added to make it chocolatey...mmm...chocolate....NO NO NO CHOCOLATE---CAROB. :D
02-05-2005, 06:05 AM
02-05-2005, 07:47 AM
What a chuckle I had reading about your food processor dancing -- I can relate. I usually make icecream in my greenstar juicer, but decided to try it in my small cuisinart food prep processor. It has rubber suction feet that adhere it to the counter, and everytime I need to move it, it is a major struggle to get it to turn loose.
Well, in went the frozen banana (the whole thing of course), I pushed the "on" button, and I swear that little cuisinart went straight into the air, came down in a different place, and danced straight to the edge of the counter. I was speechless.
The ice cream was great tho, but I concur - chocolate taste would be great so I'm going to try a bit of carob with it next time.
02-05-2005, 09:31 AM
Good idea to put the Carob in. I am going to try that one. :)
Sharon in Colorado
02-05-2005, 10:26 AM
That happened to me too. It would be like a big frozen glob bouncing around and around and around like an uneven clothes load in a washer. I'd have to keep opening up the lid and pushing things around for 10 minute till I got it going!
I figured out a better way to get it going - cut it in smaller pieces first and add a little liquid - coconut milk, pineapple juice - something like that, just drizzle it in until it gets going.
02-06-2005, 12:13 AM
I tried this myself last night for the first time, after being chastised for never trying it before by another member who will remain nameless (Joke). :eek: :p
It was very good, although I did have the foresight to chop the bananas up and add just a splash of juice, since I've dealt with the "dancing processor" before.
I thought it was quite YUM.
02-06-2005, 01:44 AM
Three words ladies, Vit-A-Mix. They are 2 horsepower and work like a charm. The only thing I don't like is trying to do small batches for nuts and the like. For that I use the dry container, or if it is a small bunch, go to a coffee grinder.
02-06-2005, 02:12 AM
Two words for you = not rich.
I think a Vitamix is on most everyone's wish list, but few can afford it. I personally put a wanted ad on craigslist.org last week and a guy in Minnesota sold me a vintage one for $45, but that's like a total fluke. And, it hasn't arrived yet; being from the 1950's it's kind of a gamble, but, hey, why not.
02-06-2005, 02:52 AM
RawTruth, You are a scream!! :) :) :) :) I bought a Vita Mix in 1980. It is the best investment that I ever made. Great for make Banana Ice Cream. Vita Mix has a scratch and dent sale. They sell slightly marked machines for less than the regular prices.
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