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blender ice cream: tips/tricks?

hotdancingtuna Mar 16, 2013 08:59 AM

hey guyz,

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.

thank you!!

  1. greygarious Mar 16, 2013 10:43 AM

    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.

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      jaykayen Mar 16, 2013 10:52 AM

      Lowest speed, do not agitate enough to make bubbles.

      Or do you mean the freezing in ice cube trays and then blending that up? You need a FP, I don't think a blender will work.

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      1. re: jaykayen
        hotdancingtuna Mar 16, 2013 02:44 PM

        i am not aware of this freezing in ice cube trays thing! what do you freeze? i have a food processor, but it's very small..

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