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11-04-2005, 09:53 PM
Okay, I acquired an ice cream maker through freecycle, and it looks great, it's a manual one with a crank. But there are no instructions. The recipes I have for raw ice cream all say like "then put in ice cream maker and proceed as per instructions". I don't have the instructions so is there some kind of basic instructions someone can give me that has the same style of ice cream maker? How often should I be mixing it, and how long does it stay in the ice cream maker? Do you then transfer it to something else (if you don't eat it all???) ;)
Thanks for any advice. :)
Can you tell who made it? Perhaps if you contact the manufacturer they might be able to tell you how it works.
Good luck, and let me know how it turns out! My raw brother who'll be visiting for Thanksgiving told me I have to get one so he can make me some ice cream :D
11-05-2005, 03:19 AM
Ummm ice cream maker? If you wish to take the time to do the search here, there are quite a few recipes (if I'm rememberbing) for "ice cream" and none of them use an ice machine. Personally, I use my food processor. Frozen bananas blended w/ frozen fruit; add a bit of agave if you want a lil sweetness and it's done!
Milkshake ~ put almond milk, frozen 'nana and some strawberries in a blender, good to go!
I'm curious as to where you've found recipes for "raw" ice cream using an ice cream maker. Do they have sugar in them? What do they use for milk? Actually, now that I think about it, I don't think ice cream is cooked except the milk (which I wouldn't use anyway) is mostly pasteurized.
11-05-2005, 03:34 AM
Well, I used to use an electric ice cream maker, and it called for ice in 2 cup increments with 2 Tablespoons of rock salt, sprinkled on the ice, then ice then salt. etc. to 2" below the opening, then you crank slowly, like one crank per second or so, it's supposed to be something fun, not tiring.
For the ice cram portion, it was about 1 quart of cream to 1/2 cup of sweetener and 1 tsp to 1 T flavoring, like vanilla or almond or mint or chocolate, and then once, it is set up to firm, you then add your nuts or dehydrated fruit or carmel sauce, and crank a few more times, to mix it in.
I used to make home made ice cream all the time, still have a machine if you need exact measurements etc.
Just PM me.
11-05-2005, 06:50 AM
I can't help you with the ice cream maker, but until you get the details, you can make Shazzie's easy vanilla ice cream.
Put a whole raw frozen banana in a Champion juicer with the blank plate.
If you don't have a Champion juicer, slice the bananas before freezing, let them thaw 5 minutes and put them in a food processor. Make sure you process it long enough. It will be white. The banana taste goes away.
It really tastes like soft vanilla ice cream. If you add carob, it takes like chocolate ice cream. She also suggests adding cinnamon, nuts, or soft fruit, but I haven't tried that yet.
This is Shazzie's recipe called Whip the Mister from Detox Delights.
11-05-2005, 08:18 AM
RawFoodieMom, I am sure you will figure it out. When you do, I am sure you will want some recipe ideas. I suggest you buy "Vice Cream" by Jeff Rogers.
11-05-2005, 08:42 AM
kmik, good idea. I'll see if it has manufacturer's names on it and then post here to see if anyone else has the same model, and also check online to see if there's any info on using the unit.
Thanks everyone for the tips on the frozen banana, I do have a few recipes bookmarked from other threads that just use frozen banana and such to make ice cream, but I thought since I acquired this thing I could make something even more exciting. :) Does frozen banana really taste like vanilla? I have only used frozen banana in smoothies and shakes (love it), but it always tastes very banana-y.
Revvell, rest-assured the recipes I'm looking at are raw! No worries, no pasteurization... :) The book I have is "RAW FOOD, real world", and has a couple of recipes for some great sounding ice cream. They own a restaurant in New York called "Pure Food and Wine", too bad I don't live there! I don't believe they mind as long as I give them credit, here's a basic vanilla:
Vanilla Ice Cream
Serves 6 to 8
We use both vanilla extract and vanilla beans because the beans are so expensive, but if you want, by all means use all beans and skip the extract.
"This ice cream is a great base for all kinds of flavor variations. We've had so many on our dessert menu since we opened. Add a few fresh peppermint leaves to the blender and then stir in raw cacao nibs to make mint chocolate chip. Or stir in Maple Sugared Slivered Almonds (page 294) for our favorite almond brittle ice cream." - MK (Matthew Kenney)
2 cups raw cashews, soaked 4 hours or more
2 cups coconut meat
1 cup filtered water
1 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup coconut butter
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean, or 2 additional teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
In a Vita-Mix or high-speed blender, blend all the ingredients until completely smooth. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator and then process in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
They also have another similar recipe that adds organice edible lavender flowers for a lavender ice cream. MMmmmm...
Anyway, now you have the whole story about my ice cream quest! LOL
SamuelWilson, that books looks awesome! :) Thanks!
11-05-2005, 08:59 AM
I tried the coconut ice cream from RFRW and its delicious, but i put in too much stevia.. so beware if you try that! I tried making a chocolate version with the cashews but it tastes sort of grainy. My blender is just regular and cheap so i'm not sure if a vitamix would handle that, but the texture what nothing like regular ice cream. how was the texture when you all used cashews?
11-05-2005, 09:12 AM
Sunshine9, glad to hear the coconut ice cream is good, thanks for the tip on the stevia, I don't like things too sweet, now I know to reduce at first and then taste test. That's too bad about the chocolate, I haven't tried the recipe yet, but I do have a vitamix so when I try it I'll let you know if it comes out too grainy too. I guess I won't add chocolate and just try the recipe as is first, but I had also thought it might taste good as a chocolate version...
11-05-2005, 09:20 AM
you know, its also possible it tasted grainy because i put cocoa powder in the recipe... that could be it... let me know how it goes for you! It takes me so long to make the ice cream i hesitated to continue after my chocolate fiasco..
Sharon in Colorado
11-05-2005, 09:56 AM
I also have the Vice Cream book - excellent!
And I just, just got this ice cream maker delivered yesterday. I used it a 1/2 hour after it arrived! Made a vanilla ice cream with bananas, almond milk and cashew milk. It tasted more like ice milk, not so much grainy but "icey" instead of creamy. I've made ice cream before using coconut milk and it came out very rich and creamy, however this was the canned coconut milk. I'd like to try doing it with a young coco.
It's a personal one, so cute, and it works in the freezer (uses batteries). I love it because it doesn't take up a lot of space and it does between 1-3 cups of ice cream at a time, perfect for serving 2-3 people.
If I put all the ingredients in by noon, it's ready by dinner time!
BTW - Ebay sells them for cheap. I got mine shipped for under $20.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B0000VYJKG/ref=dp_product-image-only_0/002-7677082-4281647?%5Fencoding=UTF8&n=284507&s=kitchen <-- photo
11-05-2005, 11:03 AM
Here is a picture of the ice cream maker mentioned in the previous posting.
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