Blendtec and Vitamix Ice Cream Recipes | Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream
Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream
Course: Ice Cream
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Blender Babes
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas frozen
  • 1 tablespoon cacao raw
  • 1/2 cup cherries fresh, pitted (If using frozen cherries add 1 to 2 tablespoons milk substitute)
  • Note: If using FRESH bananas add 3 cups ice.
  • Optional
  • Sweetener such as a 1-2 pitted dates Stevia, or raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp raw cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips pulse in at end
Instructions
  1. Slice the bananas and put in a freezer proof container and freeze for minimum 2 hours.
  2. For Blendtec: Add ingredients to your jar . With the TWISTER JAR or FOURSIDE Jar – Use SPEED 4 for 5 to 10 seconds until well blended. If cavitation occurs (will not with Twister Jar), stop machine and use a spatula to press ingredients toward the blade. Then use SPEED 4 for until well combined (about 20 – 30 seconds). Careful not to over blend.
  3. For Vitamix: Start on VARIABLE Speed 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE Speed 10/HIGH. Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades. In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form. Stop machine. Do not over mix or melting will occur.
  4. Taste. If you want to add sweetener add now. If you want add chocolate chips or cacao nibs now
  5. PULSE* 2-3 times.
  6. Serve immediately or freeze for later use.
  7. All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
Recipe Notes

*If Vitamix does not have a PULSE button with machine off, set to speed 10/high and power on/off 2-3 times.

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