View Full Version : Banana Cinnamon Raisin Ice Cream!
08-15-2009, 08:55 AM
What a delicious recipe! I threw a couple bananas, cinnamon, water, some honey and a handful of raisins in my ice cream maker and it turned out amazing. I saw there was a recipe for banana-cherry-pineapple ice cream recently that looks great as well. Any one else have some yummy banana ice cream recipes they want to share?
08-15-2009, 10:34 AM
I've done banana cinnamon, but not with raisins. Probably makes it extra tasty. :)
Mint Chip Ice Cream
1-2 Frozen Bananas
Agave ¼-½ tsp
Cacao nibs 1-2 Tbs
Mint extract, few drops (organic, alcohol-free)
Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Optional: Carob powder
Vanilla Ice Cream
¼ cup Nut Milk (cashew or almond best)
5-6 frozen Bananas
½ -1 tsp Vanilla
08-15-2009, 02:34 PM
what kind of ice cream maker do you have?
08-15-2009, 03:40 PM
You can make ice cream in a blender or food processor, if you don't have an ice cream maker. I use a small mini chopper.
08-15-2009, 05:31 PM
I make chocolate most of the time, but I'll try your cinnamon raisin soon=) I make this in my vitamix
walnuts ( handful or two depending on how many I'm feeding)
salt (important imo)
cocoa (not raw, but I am very, very sensitive to raw cacao)
teeny bit of water just to get it moving
We literally eat this for breakfast several times a week=)
08-15-2009, 06:34 PM
Okay, seriously... this was SOOOOO good! It reminded me of banana bread. I definitely put way too many raisins in it but I'll definitely be making this again.
I changed the recipe just a little though because I don't particularly like honey and I prefer to use the food processor method instead of the ice cream machine:
2 frozen bananas, chopped
1/2 ripe banana, chopped
pinch sea salt
1/2 cap full of vanilla
cinnamon to taste
Whirled in the food processor until creamy and smooth.
raisins folded in at the end
a bit more cinnamon sprinkled on top
Next time I think I'll use fewer raisins and soak them for a bit first (I'm not overly fond of raisins anyway but I accidentally dumped in way too many) and maybe add some chopped walnuts.
08-16-2009, 02:43 AM
RAWsome......Thanks for Sharing.
08-16-2009, 07:44 AM
Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Mix together in chopper.
Optional: Carob powder
That sounds amazing.
To the OP: Thanks for posting your creation. I'm going to have to give all these nice recipes a try. :p
08-16-2009, 09:03 AM
OMG love the recipes. We will have the cinnamon raisen tonight!
08-16-2009, 01:29 PM
Thanks for all the recipes! All of them are making my mouth water, especially the mint chip one.
Rawrawks: I have a Cuisinart 1-1/2-Quart Automatic. I blend in my food processor first and then put my creations into the ice cream maker. It only takes about 20 minutes to get it to the right consistency. i always keep the container in the freezer so if I have an ice cream craving its ready to go :p
Contessa: I like your additions. I will have to try that next time... next time being as soon as I get out of bed :) I really can't get enough bananas lately
08-16-2009, 08:24 PM
How much water did you add to your recipe for the Banana Cinnamon Raisin Ice Cream? I think I would like to make that tomorrow :D
08-16-2009, 08:44 PM
This is such a good recipe. Its kind of like an oatmeal raisin cookie dough.
I had made a caramel dip for some apples earlier in the day that nobody especially loved with dates, cashews,salt, apple pie spice (cinn, nutmeg, allspice) and just added that along with frozen bananas and extra cinnamon to make this. Just wanted to say that it is really good with dates.
Be smarter than me, and listen to Contessa--don't put too many raisins--or if you do add some more chunks like walnuts to diversify the chunkiness. Soaking the raisins is a great idea too so that at the end of the bite you wont have a mouth full of raisins=)
I also just use the vitamix and then put it in a bowl in the freezer for a while to harden up instead of bothering with the ice cream machine.
I thought about taking a picture, but was already into it to much to stop and do it=) If you guys make it--take a picture=)
08-17-2009, 02:10 AM
Donnyandcathy: Just enough to make it blend easily. I probably added too much. I would blend it w/o water and then add a little bit at a time. Apple juice would be yummy too :)
08-17-2009, 03:26 PM
i've been making milkshakes!
whatever nut milk i have, frozen bananas, cinnamon. vitamix! woo! so good. i bought 20 ripe bananas today at $.10/lb to make sure i didn't run out :D
08-17-2009, 09:28 PM
I need to buy more Bananas! I have been making a different flavor every night & I love them! Tonight I had the Peppermint chocolate chip & it was sooo refreshing & fabulous. Did I mention that I need to buy more bananas???
08-18-2009, 02:56 AM
this recipe was delicious i had it for breakfast today and my beloved and i loved it
08-18-2009, 09:56 AM
For the mint chocolate chip ice cream, use the peppermint extract VERY VERY sparingly!! I made it the other night, and I just put a small dash in and it was still SO overpowering! It tasted just like peppermint gum. I had to add THREE more frozen bananas, vanilla, agave, and cacao powder just to make it edible. And I still thought it was too strong. However, I have been making great use of the leftover ice cream that I popped in the freezer - blended with almond milk, it makes the best mint choc. chip shake!! :D
Recently I have done honey pecan, and also maple walnut. I like the maple walnut better.
Here is a really awesome one I tried recently from the GoneRaw site (posted by cj):
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Servings: about 1 1/2 pints
I don't remember where I got the base recipe from (frozen bananas, agave vanilla, sea salt) - maybe from here, or one of my raw food books - I have played around with several variations and this by far, the best one yet.
4 very ripened bananas, frozen
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted (can also use frozen)
1 tbsp raw cacao powder (add more or less according to taste)
2 tbsp raw cacao nibs
1/2 vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
raw agave to taste (about 2-4 tbsp)
pinch of sea salt
Pre-freeze bananas - select 4 very ripened (brown spots on skin), peel them and wrap in plastic wrap or place in covered container and freeze for at least 24 hours. Break frozen bananas in 1/2 or 1/4 and place in food processor along with raw cacao powder, sea salt, vanilla and 1/2 of the cherries. Process until smooth and creamy, adding more agave if necessary. Finally add remainder of cherries and cacao nibs, pulse just enough to break up cherries and ensure they and cacao nibs are evenly mixed throughout the ice cream. Eat some now (wonderful soft-serve consistency) and freeze the rest for later. Enjoy!
1) all measurements (with the exception of the 4 bananas) are approximate - adjust according to your taste.
2) You may want to add a little more agave than you think you need to account for the cacao nibs that are added at the end."
I havled this because my food processor is a small one, and I wasn't sure if I'd like it. Half the recipe gave me a delicious dessert for 2 nights! :D Frozen bananas are such a great "canvas" for ice creams and shakes!!
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