View Full Version : Banana ice cream in the freezer?
12-14-2007, 05:35 PM
I've got a friend visiting for the weekend, and I want to impress her with a raw dessert - I was never much for food prep/cooking, so I think the banana ice cream is about my speed.
I've already made the carob 'chocolate' sauce to go on it, but I haven't made the ice cream yet - my question is, if I make the ice cream now and then stick it in the freezer for several hours, can we just take it out of the freezer and eat it?
Or will it freeze into a solid block? And if it freezes into a solid block, can I just throw the block into my vita-mix and it'll blend into ice cream again?
12-14-2007, 07:02 PM
You could also check on it from time to time just to make sure it doesn't turn into that lump of frozen matter.
That's what I do. Check every 30 minutes...give it a stir...back in freezer.
12-15-2007, 06:47 AM
I prefer to blend the bananas right before you eat them. If you blend them first (unfrozen) and then put them in the freezer, the texture is competely different.
However, I don't know what happens if you freeze the bananas, then blend them, and then put them back into the freezer.
12-16-2007, 12:36 PM
I have put the icecream back in the freezer when I made too much and it was a solid hard block. It lost that creamy feel.
Why not make it as you need it. Your friend will be impressed at how simple it is.
12-26-2007, 09:10 AM
Thanks guys! I made it right in front of her, it was impressive indeed.
12-28-2007, 05:41 PM
If you blend the bananas before freezing its watery and not very good, if the bananas aren't frozen for long enough its yucky.
But so long as the bananas are frozen for long enough before blending, its ok to put back in the freezer - not creamy and light, it does go hard, but if you let it melt a bit, it still tastes good.
Sometimes I add a handful of nuts, coconut oil and a pinch of salt.
Sometimes I add raspberries or blackberries and honey to the above.
But my favourite icecream is just plain frozen bananas and frozen redcurrants blended together.
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