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I would love to make ice cream soon... Do I NEED an ice cream maker for that? Are there any other necessary appliances?
03-30-2007, 11:29 AM
nope. do you have a food processor?
you're joking... i can use my food processor to make ice cream????????????????????????
03-30-2007, 12:02 PM
wellll..i do :D
i mean, what sort of ice cream are you lookin for though? ice cream made with raw almond milk and whatnot?
or any sort of ice cream?
i peel and cut up bananas and strawberries, freeze them overnight, and then toss them into the food processor in the morning (may have to let them thaw just slightly for about 10-15 mins or so depending on just how frozen they got). makes it into a very nice, yummy, smooth cold cream..ice cream :cool: add vanilla bean for vanilla, carob for chocolate..flavor it however you want.
but if you already know that kind and are lookin for another..i got nothin :(
well, except running frozen bananas thru your champion juicer with the blank on. but i lost that part of my juicer, so i use the FP
I hadn't sifted through ice cream information in alissa's book (if there is any)...
Guess what i'm going to do as soon as I finish typing this!? I'm going to throw some stuff in the freezer... the equivalent of overnight will be.... TONIGHT after DINNER.... I've got a nice big pineapple waiting to be eaten, along with plenty of bananas.....
You know... the kids did ask if anyone anywhere makes avocado ice cream (you know, like ginger ice cream in some places)...
While I'm at it, we have about plenty of avocados.
This is so exciting!
03-30-2007, 12:14 PM
youre welcome. have fun experimenting :D
make sure to get enough bananas as a base :)
EYB!!! I cracked open a coconut too (and those things are feisty!)... Three bananas, I hope that's enough, the others still have a touch of green... Didn't have any strawberries, I was not ready to chuck down five bucks for ten strawberries the last time I went to the store!
Anyways... This is gonna be grrrrreat!
03-30-2007, 12:58 PM
oo coconut meat is yummy in it tooo :)
03-30-2007, 01:25 PM
oooh, I wanna hear how it turns out!!! Ice cream is my fav!
last night I took about a cup of frozen blueberries with maybe half a frozen banana and added maybe 2 teaspoons of agave (even though it really didn't need it) and my honey and I ate delicious blueberry sorbet for dessert.
He LOVED It and said I should make it more often....
I've found that I really love the blueberries for ice cream.
So I'm guessing that if I added coconut meat to that it would make it even more creamy? :confused:
03-30-2007, 01:36 PM
If you ever have an abudance of nut milk left over or it's in the fridge not getting used up fast enough and you don't want it to go bad, freeze that in ice cube trays and that can be processed in the processor with the bananas (and other fruit) to make it even more creamy too! Or...it can be processed alone with sweetener of choice (agave, honey, dates), some vanilla - carob or cacao if you want chocolate - SO many varieties and options!
03-30-2007, 01:55 PM
Yep I too was desperate to come up with raw ice cream for my family. I checked out the ingredients from some of the raw resturants and from a raw ice cream place :Tomberlies. I wanted something besides banana flavored ice cream...and they had the answer.
The list of ingredients always seemed to be similar:
young coconut meat
water/or nut milk
vanilla /or whatever flavors you want the ice cream to be
I played with it for awhile and came up with a couple that were very good. My family was happy. :D
I made a vanilla gelato, chocolate ice cream, and a standard vanilla ice cream and we added raw choc. chip cookie dough to it. I did post the recipes on this site recently, and you can look it up under the archives. I blended it in my vita mix, and then just put it into the ice cream maker. But I have heard that you can put it into ice cube trays and then after they're frozen, put it thru your food processor. I haven't tried it that way, but I'm sure it would still be yummy! Have fun:cool:
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