blender ice cream: tips/tricks?
i JUST discovered this was a thing this morning - had no idea you could make ice cream ("ice cream"?) in a blender! does anyone have any wisdom to share on this topic? i've seen stuff about the vegan banana ice cream, but right now i'm looking to go a bit more hedonistic ;)
also interested in using rice milk/coconut milk as a base (bf is sensitive to lactose). if it matters, i'm using a Ninja Pulse.
This thread may help: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/615646
You definitely need the bananas or a stabilizer like guar gum to keep the "ice cream" from freezing too solid. It will still have some ice crystals, so a grainy, less creamy mouth feel.
I wing it with bananas and coconut milk, plus either chocolate or whatever fruit or fruit juice concentrate I have on hand. In the chocolate banana version, the chocolate is front and center. I am not sure you'd detect the banana if you didn't know it's there.