ICE CREAM TIPS

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Ice Cream Tips by @BlenderBabesHOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM IN YOUR BLENDTEC OR VITAMIX BLENDER:

The trickiest thing to make in your blender is when you use it as an ice cream maker. Once you get it down, it’s a BREEZE!

Just remember ONE THING: KNOW YOUR ICE!!

 

 

FOR BLENDTEC & VITAMIX: We usually add wet ingredients and/or fruit, then finish by filling with ice near the top of the 64oz blending jar – usually around 4 cups of ice. That is if NO FROZEN FRUIT is used.
USE LESS ICE IF USING FROZEN FRUIT! 

Our recipes assume that you will be using crescent- shaped ice cubes (the kind from your ice cube tray or maker). If using different kinds of ice, you may need to adjust the amounts of ice used in each recipe.

Crushed Ice: Increase amount of ice by ½ cup

Tray Ice: Allow ice to sit out for 5 minutes before using

Wet/melted ice (such as store bought OR long sitting home ice): Increase amount of ice by ½ cup

Keep in Mind: Ice Cream is similar to baking – measurements matter!

Meaning: 4 oz of liquid means 4 oz – too much liquid and it will be runny, too little it will have ice crystals

FOR BLENDTEC

For the Fourside and Wildside Jars: If you have too much ice, the ingredients freeze up in the blending jar – forming an air pocket around the blade.  If this occurs, stop the machine, pick the jar up off the base ad shake out the air pocket. Then replace jar onto base and use the speed up key to speed 3 for a few seconds, then to speed 10 until a star shape forms at the top.  Hit any button to stop machine once star shape forms, do not let it run the full timed cycle or it will start to melt the ice cream.

If you have too little ice, the blend will be runny.  If this occurs, add 2 oz of ice and follow steps as above.

For the Twister Jar: You can’t make as much ice cream with the twister jar, however it’s much easier to make thicker blends such as ice cream with this jar. We prefer it when making our favorite “nice cream” ice cream recipes.

FOR VITAMIX

You will definitely need to use the tamper to push the ice down into the blade and crush it.  The tamper should prevent any cavitation, just keep blending until you see the swirl shape form at the top and it’s a thick consistency.  Again do not overblend.

FOR EITHER BLENDER

We prefer using mostly frozen fruit, such as bananas, to make rich and creamy ice creams. Also, many of our community members want to create the SAME texture as store-bought ice cream. You can do this by adding your blend to an ice cream maker and following it’s instructions. This is recommended for recipes that are mostly frozen fruit.

SUBSTITUTION TIPS

1) To change an ice cream recipe into a lowfat/no fat recipe, substitute the cream with any of the following options: non-dairy creamer (we like healthy So Delicious), lowfat or skim milk, or milk substitutes such as coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk or soy milk.

2) When the recipe calls for sugar, you may use any kind of desired sweetener (we recommend keeping it natural with honey, stevia, or dates)  If you are using a liquid sweetener, such as honey, then use only 1/3 the amount that the recipe calls for.

Tarashaun Hausner Tarashaun Hausner

Tarashaun founded Blender Babes in 2011, after discovering Blendtec and Vitamix blenders and realizing their massive potential to help people eat healthier AND heal their chronic illnesses through food. Her desire is to create a MOVEMENT: to encourage and teach people how to make inexpensive, fast and healthy meals and snacks at home, and to test, review and share an abundance of healthy living products and advice. See ALL our videos on YouTube, chat with BB on Twitter, Join the Fun on Facebook, Share Hers and Their Recipes on Pinterest, Go Behind the Scenes on Instagram, and Add me on Google+


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  1. says

    Hey Joe and welcome! Do you mean using an ice cream maker? We don't have any ice cream recipes that use egg, however we do have some ice creams with dairy. If you find one let us know and we'll add it to our recipe tester program. :)