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  • How do you make your icecream?

    In one of the paleo recipe books I have there is a recipe for spinach icecream:
    Coconut cream, spinach, coconut syrup, vanilla and peppermint essence blended together. Put in the fridge for a while, then into the icecream machine.

    I have made this once already, and it just didn't get like icecream, it froze solid. I have just tried another batch, but the first time I churned it it didn't thicken, so its back in the freezer.
    Is it prob cos I have a cheap machine?

    Does anyone have a better recipe that will work?

    Its for my family not me in case anyone wondered lol

  • #2
    Ugh. Why cant they have a dairy based ice cream, preferably without vegetables...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zach View Post
      Ugh. Why cant they have a dairy based ice cream, preferably without vegetables...
      Because dairy upsets my youngest sons stomach. And they don't need dairy. Why does it need to be dairy based?
      They actually liked the icecream I made and they saw it had spinach in it.

      Surely it should thicken with coconut cream?

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      • #4
        Here's our recipe for regular ice cream:
        1. Beat 4 egg whites until stiff, then add 1/2C sugar and beat again until stiff
        2. Whip 500mL Cream, with 1t Vanilla Essence
        3. Mix 4 Egg Yolks with 2T of warm water

        Fold all three mixtures together in a large bowl, and put in the freezer. Fold after 2-3 hours (mixing the frozen sides into the softer middle). In our freezer it is perfect in 5-6 hours, although it *does* freeze solid in a fairly undesirable way if you leave it overnight.

        Edit: Oh, you want a dairy free ice cream. My daughter recently improvised some 'ice-cream' by blending some bananas and then putting the resultant goo in the freezer. That makes a decent pseudo-ice-cream, although again it will freeze solid if you leave it too long.
        Last edited by magicmerl; 02-26-2013, 07:06 PM.
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        • #5
          Do you think this would work with coconut cream?
          What kind of sugar do you use? I only have coconut syrup, but i gather that would still work?

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          • #6
            Roasted Banana Coconut Ice Cream (Vegan and Gluten Free!) - Elana's Pantry
            this looks nice.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
              Do you think this would work with coconut cream?
              What kind of sugar do you use? I only have coconut syrup, but i gather that would still work?
              I don't know how well coconut cream whips (I suspect poorly). Does it get light and fluffy? Because if it does then there's no reason why you can't make ice cream out of it.

              And any sort of sweetener is fine, they are all interchangeable (using dried fruit gives sweetness AND texture). We use real sugar since well, if we want something sweet, why not actual sugar? From what I've read Stevia seems like the only non-sugar sweetener that doesn't bring it's own side effects.

              Funny story: We had some people over for dinner on Monday, and they brought a pavlova that they had made. The few times I've made a pav recently I've used 1/4 of the sugar the recipe said. It turns out that the 'book' recipe is too sweet for all my kids

              Edit: That recipe looks fine.
              Last edited by magicmerl; 02-26-2013, 07:18 PM.
              Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

              Griff's cholesterol primer
              5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
              Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
              TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
              bloodorchid is always right

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                Because dairy upsets my youngest sons stomach. And they don't need dairy. Why does it need to be dairy based?
                They actually liked the icecream I made and they saw it had spinach in it.

                Surely it should thicken with coconut cream?

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                • #9
                  eggs are fine

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                  • #10
                    that recipe looks good, ill try it I think

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                    • #11
                      the first one I mean

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
                        the first one I mean
                        Obviously.
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                        • #13
                          How do you make your icecream?

                          I make ice cream with frozen bananas. Would you/they eat bananas? It's pretty amazing, super creamy, and no dairy. And no cooking. You could actually eat only the frozen bananas as the only ingredient, and it's delicious. I add coconut milk and cocoa powder sometimes (makes it super chocolatey) and other times I'll throw berries into it. Cinnamon is nice too. Medjool dates too. And also some almond butter gives it a nice extra creaminess. It needs no other sweetener. Basically just take overripe bananas, peel them, break them into a few pieces, put them into a freezer baggie, and freeze them for 24 hours. Then put them into a food processor with whatever else you like. It's the best, seriously. I eat it 3 or 4 nights a week. Maybe not technically ice cream because there's no cooking? But it tastes exactly like it.

                          My fav recipe:

                          2 frozen bananas
                          1/2 cup coconut milk
                          1 tbsp almond butter
                          1 tbsp cocoa powder

                          Whip it all in a food processor. Eat. Make more.
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                          • #14
                            Can try this too, that looks nice.

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                            • #15
                              its just so humid right now, as soon as I get the ice cream out of the freezer and start churning it, it goes almost completely liquid again.
                              I might have to give up on this batch, and try egg as well.

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