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04-06-2005, 07:44 PM
I tried this from Melissa:
"Butter pecan ice cream...A couple of frozen bananas, a generous dollop of raw honey, vanilla extract, a big pinch of salt. Toss it all in the food processor and process until smooth (add a tiny bit of warm water to help blend if needed.) Then add the pecans and pulse chop them, not finely ground if you like chunks in your ice cream like I do. That's it. It's divine."
But I tried to make it from memory and forgot the salt! It was still really, really good!
This has me wondering what other kinds of ice cream I could make from bananas. I'd love to have a great recipe for vanilla (I had a passion for vanilla ice cream before I stopped consuming dairy products). I tried 2 bananas, 15 drops of stevia, 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. It was too much vanilla, I think. Or maybe not enough bananas?
Does anyone have any other to-die-for ice cream recipes?
Pailani, for 2 bananas I add 1 cap of vanilla. It's a small bottle, small cap. I don't add sweetner since I use spotty bananas and they are sweet enough to me.
I usually make a whole container of ice cream at once (my container holds six cups) then put it back in the freezer until we want some. That way it's already made, the juicer only has to be cleaned once, and the ice cream is really cold and firm. We just dip it out with a scoop like with store bought. IMO it's much better that way.
Chocolate is really good too. Just add 1 level Tablespoon cocoa for each large banana. Again I don't add sweetner. It's kinda tricky mixing the powder into the bananas without making a mess. It's easier with a whisk, and add all the cocoa to the first banana mixing with a folding motion then add the rest of the bananas and mix again. Of course if you make it in the blender there's no problem adding the cocoa to the blender.
Strawberry - equal amounts of banana and strawberry. Add vanilla to taste.
04-07-2005, 08:54 AM
mm, I don't know if i could stay raw if it wasnt for banana ice cream! i freeze bananas then put them through my Champion Juicer with a flat screen. It's just like soft serve ice cream. You process any type of frozen fruit along with the bananas (strawberries are my favorite). I love to add a capful of vanilla (or seeds from half a vanilla bean) for 2 bananas, then add cinnamon to taste. Recently, I've been addicted to this chocolate hazelnut spread/sauce i've been making, and i add it to my banana ice cream and swirl it in along with some raspberries...its so great! Just experiment and add anything you like! You can't really go wrong with banana ice cream.
Oh, and by the way, this is a great thing to do for summer: Popsicles! You can buy the popsicle trays anywhere (i got mine from Target). Almost any fruit works; just freeze them and them process them through a Champion or in a food processor and add to the trays and freeze. If you do different kinds of fruit, you can layer (strawberry mango is my favorite). Unfortunately, you cant use bananas in this recipe, b/c even when you refreeze them, they dont freeze completely and therefore wont hold the popsicle shape.
Anyways, i hope this helps,....as you can see, i love my banana ice cream!
04-07-2005, 11:24 AM
I also make banana "ice cream" a lot! We love it, I vary it by adding other frozen fruits especially berries. It is always wonderful and although it is good any time of day, it makes a great evening snack and then I'm not tempted by anything else in the evening!
04-08-2005, 02:31 AM
Talking bananas...part of our upcoming rawhike.com click enter site...see downloads...hit wild oats fund raiser....I will be peeling 80 pounds of bananas for two ice cream socials..yikes to the thought..oh, it's next week too....I will have probably another person helping make the ice cream as we don't know how many will attend. I'm aiming to have lots of people at the rawluck or raw potluck as it has been called for this time.
04-08-2005, 08:56 AM
Chocolate is really good too. Just add 1 level Tablespoon cocoa for each large banana. Again I don't add sweetner. It's kinda tricky mixing the powder into the bananas without making a mess.
Since I'm using a food processer, I guess I could just throw the chocolate in and let the machine do the mixing?
I tried banana ice cream in my Champion juicer a couple times before (a few years ago). I remember it was a mess to clean up, and at least half of a banana stuck inside the machine and was wasted. It also seems to heat up a bit and makes a softer ice cream. I much prefer using the food processer.
04-08-2005, 09:10 AM
I've also used the Champion ~ which, as I recall ~ worked fine. Currently I have a GreenLife and it freezes. Soooo, I now use the food processor. Works beautifully!
04-19-2005, 05:42 PM
I tried a new flavor, and it's been the best of the ones I've done so far (remembering that, before raw, my favorite ice cream topping, and, in fact, one of my favorite foods, was peanut butter!)
a teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 drops stevia (I guess you could do honey, too)
a big dollop of almond butter
All processed til it's totally mixed and smooth.
Wow! It was a beautiful day today...perfect for trying the "divine banana ice cream" recipe....at least that's what I call it. Oh my goodness...it is sooooo good! I am shocked at how smooth it comes out. Thank you for posting the butter pecan ice cream recipe and to all of you who contributed other versions. Wow, keep them coming! I'm going to have a fun summer with all these glorious recipes from this website. All of you truely are a wonderful. Thank you! Blessings, Tina.
04-19-2005, 06:12 PM
Ive thought of a new kind "RAWKY ROAD" with macadamia nutbits,almond butter ,agave and carob powder with the banana base..........mmmm,OKAY IM MAKING IT NEXT TIME I GET SOME OF THOSE INGREDIENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for the almond butter tip pialani aka "mommy of an INCREDIBLELY cute toddler"!!!!!!!!!!!:p
Im a fellow former peanut butter addict too!
04-21-2005, 12:38 PM
WOW! As a Newbie to this Forum, this was the ABSOLUTE best thread of the day. Thanks one and :) all!
04-21-2005, 01:53 PM
I made my first attempt at banana ice cream last weekend. I was being super-efficient (at least for me) and I cut up the bananas before I froze them and I put lemon juice on them so they wouldn't turn brown.... Well it added a very nice lemon flavor to my ice cream. :rolleyes: I didn't expect that. I take it I didn't really need the lemon juice?? ;)
I've been making this ice cream several times a week ever since it was posted. It is sooo delicious, my husband and I have become addicted to it. Thank you so much for posting it!
Last time I made it I modified it a bit. To three frozen bananas I added two heaping tablespoons macadamia nut butter (made in my coffee grinder), three packets stevia plus and three capfuls vanilla, and blended in the food processor as usual. The ice cream came out tasting like a banana ice cream made with real cream, incredibly rich, fluffy and delicious. It was so good I didn't even add any of the other ingredients.
Later I took some of the leftover ice cream and blended it with frozen cherries, more stevia plus, and crushed chocolate. It was fantastic, similar to Ben and Jerries Cherry Garcia ice cream. (It is important to make it very sweet to get a really rich cherry flavor).
I think this would make an excellent base for any number of flavors, giving them a real ice cream richness and creaminess.
04-21-2005, 02:24 PM
JustusGSD...no, you didn't need the lemon juice ;) They turn a little brown, but once you blend it...well at least in MY experience...it looks fine...off-whitish.
Kiku...sounds like you're having fun with this! I find that if the bananas are good and ripe (almost over ripe) I don't need any added sweeteners. I remember the first time I made it and the bananas were perfectly spotted (the skins rather) and I added honey to the mix...my son said it was waaay too sweet! So, I stopped using anything unless I freeze bananas that aren't quite ripe enough (usually do this outta desperation and not wanting to wait for them to ripen up! :p )
I have tried it with cashews (YUM), walnuts (YUM) and today I made some and put a little almond butter in it...that was good too!
Wish there was a way to make the "Superman" flavor...I still liked that even as an adult! :o
04-21-2005, 03:54 PM
If you have any good, yummy raw cookie recipes (such as the ones I have been living on, aka Fudge cookies and Coconut Caramel), by all means, throw them in after you've pureed the bananas for a little funky chunky cookie action. MMMMM
OH OH OH I just remembered too that I need to share with you a RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING Chocolate Mousse Recipe (Jell-O Instant! Kidding! It's RAW) It can be frozen into little balls............holy moly, it's better than Haagen Dazs!!!! Just be careful because it is entirely possible to eat a whole bowl full yourself. I proved it. Twice.
Yes, I will post those recipes soon. :) That is, IF you are being good today.
04-21-2005, 06:32 PM
Veggiegirl...Post those recipes already!! better than haggan daz??!!! I can't take the suspense!!!
<<drooling>> Ha Ha
04-22-2005, 10:55 PM
OK OK...I'm posting them now....
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