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05-07-2007, 12:02 AM
i've been using bananas as an ice cream base, and while they work, they taste like bananas.... is there an ice cream base that's not chock full of nuts that i can use instead of bananas?
05-07-2007, 12:10 AM
you can experiment with using less bananas and more nut milk...with maybe some lecithin granules for thickness and a nice silky texture.
Regular ice cream makers use guar gum (from beans) to thicken ice cream too.
Use that stuff in moderation, though. :)
I add a generous amount of vanilla to my banana ice cream to counter the banana flavor. A dash of something sharp or tart will also cut the banana after taste..cinnamon, dash of salt, citrus zest, etc.... I am also very partial to blending in strawberries, or honey with cinnamon.
05-07-2007, 12:57 AM
ok, i have no idea if this will work...get ready for a weird idea....
how about zuchini? i've been using it to make an awesome mock hummus dip and it really takes the flavour of anything you add to it.
it's like a flavourless filler-palette.
could give it a try? puree with flavours of choice, add some liquid untill it's goopy and then throw in an icecream maker.
you know...this could actually work. i might try it.
i was amazed at how good alissa's avocado chocolate pudding was.
good luck! j
05-07-2007, 07:22 AM
I never tried anything else than bananas...
but what about coconutbutter/oil?
05-07-2007, 08:45 AM
Check out this thread:
05-09-2007, 01:40 AM
05-09-2007, 05:04 AM
The extremely awesome Pure Food ice cream uses cashews and coconut meat as a base for their ice cream.
I think I fall under the category of those who wing the cashew base sans coconut. It's just as good and much easier to make :)
Speaking of Pure Food... I find that their vanilla mint chip flavour is one of the most "conventional" flavours. The mint does an awesome job of blocking out the coconut and nut undertones. But, yeah... that wouldn't be so great with your banana usage :P
05-12-2007, 12:39 AM
I just made some ice cream with durian, coconut water, coconut flakes, vanilla flavoring, and bananas. The durian is fatty/creamy, but strong tasting so the bananas and coconut helped to cut it.
I topped it with both strawberries and homemade mounds bar chunks (cacao powder, agave, coconut flakes, almonds, coconut oil)....both ways were delicious. The latter combination made me think of cookie dough ice cream a little. mmmmmmmmmm
05-12-2007, 03:42 AM
whole coconuts and nut mlyk.
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