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Jan 24, 2009 09:06 PM

Did I just accidentally make Frozen Yogurt w/my Magimix?

I just got a magimix not even a week ago, even though it seems like longer! This is my first food processor so I've been spending a lot of time just experimenting with the thing to see what I can do. So, tonight I decided to try to make a smoothie with it. I put a small bag of frozen wild blueberries in the magimix and turned it on. I have always made my smoothies in a blender and I have always had to add a liquid (like OJ or milk) to the frozen fruit to get the blender to "crush" the fruit, but I decided to forgo the liquid with the magimix just to see what would happen. Well, what happened was that in about 15-20 seconds the magimix chopped the blueberries up into tiny little frozen bits that almost looked like a coarse dry powder because the tiny bits were all still completely frozen. There was no liquid at all in the bottom of the bowl. What I did next was add a few dollops of fat free vanilla yogurt, ran the magimix for another 10-20 seconds and voila, the result was pretty close to frozen yogurt I've had in the past. I added some honey and it was delicious!!!

So here are my questions: was that frozen yogurt? if so did it have something to do with the blueberry bits still being frozen? Is it possible to make some form of ice cream in the magimix if my ingredients were very cold and/or frozen? I've been really wanting to try avocado ice cream lately so if anyone has any suggestions for making it in a food processor I'd appreciate it!

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  1. A frozen yogurt by any other name is still....Hey ~ if it looks like frozen yogurt, and tastes like frozen yogurt who's to say it's not...L. You also might try making your ice cream mix in the Magimix, freezing it almost solid in a flat dish or an ice cube tray, and then putting it back into the Magimix to blend. It might need to be frozen a little after, but it should work. Please let us know!

    1. Here's a recipe almost like your's

      Superquick Strawberry Ice Cream
      in Food and wine by Spanish innovator Ferran AdriĆ 
      using frozen strawberries, yogurt, and sugar