View Full Version : Pesky me! About Almond Butter?
12-22-2007, 05:48 PM
I am in the middle of making almond butter in the vitamix. It is now in the freezer "cooling off". I am so afraid it might bend or damage my blades. It makes so much noise. I've been doing 2 cups at a time (nothing added). My question is this: Am I supposed to use my Tamper? Thank you muchly!
12-22-2007, 07:28 PM
islesgirl, the only advice I can offer is to quote a reply someone got from Vitamix about making nut butter. Here is the quote:
"Additionally, please make sure that you are using the tamper."
So, they are recommending, yes, that you do use the tamper.
Maybe someday I'll get brave and try it. Please let us know how it turns out, ok? :) And Good Luck with your almond butter, I hope it turns out good for you! :)
Blessings and peace,
12-22-2007, 07:44 PM
Marcia, I did use the Tamper, but after a while I switched to the food processor as I was afraid it might just be too hard on the vitamix. It is just so noisy and it sounds like it is working too hard. I so don't want to ruin it as it was expensive. I can't even remember if one of the blades stuck up a little bit more than the others when I bought it- or if in fact now I have bent it. Oh I hope not. And the almond butter got a bit too hot in the food processor -at that point I had forgotten to use the thermometer again and then I simply scraped it into a bowl and put it inthe fridge. It is about the consistency of peanut butter and I can see the oiliness but I don't think it was done as long as I saw on someone's picture - the photo of the vitamix with the thermometer right in the mixture. I hope more will write about their experience with almond butter and their vitamix 4500. (which is what I have)
Thanks for your input Marcia. I haven't used it yet but as I try it in recipes I'll keep you posted.:)
12-23-2007, 10:44 PM
I have made almond butter in my cuisenart food processor but it takes quite awhile to get it too finally turn to butter. The other day I needed to do the two cups of almonds to make it and decided to try about 3/4 cup cahews and 1 1/4 almonds. I was amazed at how much quicker it turned to butter. It still tasted and looked like almond butter but it was much smoother. My vita mix had specific instructions in the manual on how to use it to make nut butters, although I've always used my food processor for that.
12-24-2007, 08:44 AM
I soak my almonds first, drain and then air dry a few minutes on the counter.
ANother option is to add a little raw EVOO to the prep.
I don;t own a vitamix yet, but my cheapy food processor does the trick every time:)
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