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    How do you make your icecream?

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    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

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

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    Quote 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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    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.
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    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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    Quote 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 at 06:18 PM.
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    Quote 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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    I hope he can tolerate egg yolks.

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    eggs are fine

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    that recipe looks good, ill try it I think

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