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I need a simple raw icecream recipe ( no young coconut). I have frozen bananas in the freezer can I just throw those in the processor and that's it ? I am concerend my kitchenaid 7 cup won't be able to handle it ?
My husband is asking what I would like for x-mas :D . I think I want a vita-mix blender ? Any suggestions ? I make a lot of smoothies and sauces in my current cuisinart but it's dying, next i'll need a new juicer to. I'm using a Jack Lallane juicer from target and it's going to give out soon also.
Sharon in Colorado
11-21-2005, 07:58 PM
Hey mbf that is how I make banana ice cream. I have a good suggestion though. Try slicing up the banana first into smaller chunks. A few times I used really large pieces and it took forever to get them creamed up. But once they are...oh ...they are good.
Oh, and pulse/chop first, then let it rip.
Frozen mango is a great partner by the way.
By the way, I have a KitchenAid 11 cup. KitchenAid was rated #1 by Consumer Reports, which is why I got it.
11-21-2005, 08:02 PM
I don't have a fancy anything...I just throw my frozen banana chunks into my cheap-o Hamilton Beach (7-cup) with alittle water....process away....it tastes like creamy ice-cream to me! :D ONE of my favorite "fast" sweet foods! Works great when I want that creamy ice-cream treat. Sometimes I even add frozen strawberries to the mix (you can add whatever you want, give it a try). I just add alittle water at a time, until its' the consistency I want it. Good luck. OH PS. I usually let the bananas thaw just a few minutes to help from destroying my processor, but just a few minutes (I usually can't wait, but adding warm water will help with that!)
11-21-2005, 08:05 PM
I have a kitchenAid and it works great for these quick Banana-cream dishes.
Here's my recipe:
- 3 frozen bananas broken into 3 or 4 chunks
- handful of frozen black cherries (optional)
- handful of almonds (soaked or unsoaked - your call)
- carob powder (optional)
Blend. Mash down. Blend. Mash down. ... Enjoy.
Makes a large bowl for when you're really hungry. Easily splits
into two good sized servings.
You could also run them through a juicer with the blank plate to make a smoother texture. Others have used actual ice-cream machines 'cause
I've seen their posts here somewhere -- just check the search button ('nana)
Oh, I have a Ktec Champ hp3 blender and it ROCKS! I use it at least 2 to 3 times a day. Lots of power with a computerized panel for easy cleaning, etc... I chose it over the Vitamix but I'm sure there's pros/cons to both.
As for juicer, I love my Green Star. Check out the various reviews comparing Green Star to Champion to ... and decide for yourself. Again, there's lots of posts here and other places where folks give their $.02 on their fav' juicer.
Wow ! Thanks for all the great & very fast responses ! I'm going to make some icecream !
11-21-2005, 08:14 PM
Think I'll join ya! (as I walk off to the kitchen)
Sharon in Colorado
11-21-2005, 08:17 PM
Wait for me!
Darn, I have to go freeze some nanners!!! :mad:
11-21-2005, 09:39 PM
You can even make banana ice cream in a food processor!
My favourite - throw in bananas, raisins, carob powder and a little agave - it's delicious!
Hi, I just wanted to saythanks for the icecream recipes, I just used some frozen bananas I always have in my freezer for smoothies and Wow ! I am sooo sorry I waited so long to try this ! Has anyone tried raw cocoa nibs in the icecream ? I am going to add some coconut tonight !
Thanks again ! You guys/gals are the best and I couldn't do this without the support I get from this board !
11-22-2005, 09:09 PM
I recently tried banana with a lot of frozen pineapple and a touch of warm water to make it creamy. I couldn't believe how tasty it was and how incredibly refreshing.
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