I have been making Vice creams recipes for years, but its not doing anything for me lately and I think I could do so much better. The recipes are just cashews, water and sweetener. It doesn't taste rich and creamy to me, it tastes like cashews, water, and sweetener. I have tried recipes using thai coconut and cashews and wasn't wild about it either. Am I missing something? What does everyone else do and like?
Are you using an ice cream maker or just freezing your mixture? I've made Matt Kenney's raw almond gelato (using an ice cream maker) and I LOVE it (from "Every Day Raw")! Tonight, I will be trying his recipe for Strawberry sorbet (there were loads of fresh, local strawbs at the farmer's market this morning).
Valgal123 -- I would not expect nuts, water and sweetener to be very tasty. For me, ice cream needs some kind of fruit. The Vanilla Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream on the home page is a very nice recipe. There are many others in the recipe files. Try an Advanced Search for ice cream recipes. I think you'll find a number of suggestions. OR you could just try adding some fresh or fresh frozen fruit to your current recipe. The possibilities seem endless.
When you've found that unique combination that is "yummy in your tummy", please do share.
Frozen chopped bananas and water. If they are too ripe it will tase like banana ice cream, but if they are just ripe, they will taste like very thick vanilla. start with a cold belnder and don't add much water. the trick is to pulse, or stop and stir. My neices love it. :)
I don't recall reading what kind of blender you have. I have a VitaMix, and can easily combine frozen and fresh fruit with nuts and/or some nutmilk to make a smoothie that is so thick I consider it ice cream . . . have to spoon it out of the blender and eat it with a spoon. It is definitely not icy. The higher quality blenders pulverize any seeds that might be in something like a strawberry and the finished product (ice cream, smoothie, etc.) is as creamy as can be.
Since I got my Omega 8006 I have been making Sorbet with only frozen fruit...it is magica!! No sugar or nuts added.
I just freeze my over ripe fruit and pass it through my MacDaddy (Omega) twice to make it smooth. Also, adding banana is the key to make it smooth.
Since I'm new to the Raw world, this is all I have tried but I'll have to try a recipe from this site soon with maybe coconut and a creamy base...man I'm getting hungry, this always happens when I come to this site...LOL!
i'm with all the 'frozen banana + fruit, (and sometimes nut milk)' people. sometimes i add 'nut pulp' and nut milk for extra creaminess, just like 1/4 cup or small amount. the 'all nuts + water' recipes aren't all that realistic to be eating all the time, at least for me. i have used coconut meat/water and that worked well, but it's just so easy the other way. . i do banana, strawberry + water just about everyday for a milkshake...it is wonderful!
Ah joannabanana, I feel for you! I am constantly buying bananas to make sure I always have some at just the right ripeness. I love the fact that any surplus can be frozen.
I am so addicted to my ice cream at the moment...it's become a nightly ritual. I'm just waiting for the day to come when I suddenly can't face it and never want to see it again!
cupcakesrevenge, i usually just make it as i need it. i've noticed that banana ice cream tastes too "icy" after it sits in the freezer. i usually just keep 5-10 bananas in the freezer for when the craving hits... and lately, it's been every night ahaha
I don't really have a recipe for ice cream (I don't have a maker and it never turns out how I expect), but if anyone is ever in Austin Texas .... go on down to beet's living foods cafe (they have a website with a full menu if you'd like to look at it and get some ideas for new recipes/creations :D). They have snickerdoodle ice cream! WOW ... amazing!
If I am ever craving ice cream I usually make a really think choc shake and top with nibs. I like to make it really icy and frothy!
I love making raw ice cream with my juicer! I use the blank slate and put frozen bananas
With frozen strawberries or raspberries or blueberries.
Also there is a super awesome sorbet I use my ice cream maker
With mango, coconut water and maple syrup.