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Does Anyone Have a Recipe For Vanilla Ice Cream Made in the Vitamix?

Started 1361877438.767 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1362164065.37 by 4uthebest

I just received my Vitamix, and although the recipe book has some ice cream recipes, it doesn't have a basic plain vanilla ice cream. I would love one with a custurd type of base, so it tastes like real ice cream, but I'll be happy with any.

Also, the recipes are designed for the 64oz container, and I have the 48oz container, in case that makes a difference in the recipes. TIA

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4uthebest1361894082.8933526 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009

Here is one but I never make vanilla using WATER ice.. instead I make the base and freeze it in ice cube trays and then process as needed as it makes a far creamier product..

1/2 cup half and half cream or whole milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups ice
Add ingredients to blender in order listed. Blend, stir, blend, etc. until consistency of ice cream. With a Vitamix, this takes approx. 30 seconds using the tamper to push the ice into the blades.
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RocketMom1361913103.642662 PostsRegistered 9/23/2007

I agree with 4u, this is what I do (no ice, it waters it down)! After frozen in ice cube trays I pop them out and put in a large Ziploc freezer bag so it is just like my frozen fruit. Much easier to find space for it in the freezer. Enjoy your Vitamix!

mideria1361935797.591162 PostsRegistered 12/14/2006

I just got my vitamix today, too and I'm so glad CaliKat asked how to make vanilla ice cream. I want to do the same. Are you saying to use the ice for the original product, then freeze the product (ice cream) and use this INSTEAD of ice cubes the next time? Thanks.

AnnMarie-11361936508.0033498 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007Western NY

Do you mean just freeze these ingredients in cubes & blend as ice cream?

1/2 cup half and half cream or whole milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

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CaliKat1361955924.93294 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

4uthebest......Thank you very much for your recipe!!!

RocketMom......I think I'm going to love it, thanks!!!

mideria and Ann-Marie1,

I think you're both correct, that we make up the base and freeze it in ice cubes, then just process the ice cubes when we want to make ice cream. Hopefully one of the ladies will respond to clarify. Now I just need to buy some ice cube trays. LOL

4uthebest.....Approximately how much ice cream does this recipe make?

How many ice cube trays do I need to hold this amount of liquid?

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4uthebest1361966275.7933526 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009
On 2/27/2013 CaliKat said:

4uthebest......Thank you very much for your recipe!!!

RocketMom......I think I'm going to love it, thanks!!!

mideria and Ann-Marie1,

I think you're both correct, that we make up the base and freeze it in ice cubes, then just process the ice cubes when we want to make ice cream. Hopefully one of the ladies will respond to clarify. Now I just need to buy some ice cube trays. LOL

4uthebest.....Approximately how much ice cream does this recipe make?

How many ice cube trays do I need to hold this amount of liquid?

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CaliKat, What recipe I see here will probably only partially fill one tray. I rarely use a recipe but instead mix my milk, cream, sugar/stevia/wheylow, and vanilla together and then fill several ice cube trays and then store them. The recipe above will not make too much more than a cup if that.

mideria1361966386.31162 PostsRegistered 12/14/2006

I need to buy some ice cube trays, too. Mine are pathetic. Those blue plastic things. Ugh! Where do I buy the better kind? Anyone know? Thanks to all of you for the information.

4uthebest1361971878.2973526 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009
On 2/27/2013 mideria said:

I need to buy some ice cube trays, too. Mine are pathetic. Those blue plastic things. Ugh! Where do I buy the better kind? Anyone know? Thanks to all of you for the information.

I have several of those pathetic blue plastic things as they stack nicely and express contents easily as they can twist.

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Thingamajig1361973291.021960 PostsRegistered 7/13/2006

I looked on Amazon. They have the stackable Rubbermaid ice cube trays for around $5.40. They have excellent reviews, but one of the reviewers said you can get the same one at Walmart for under $2.00.

mideria1361986109.2771162 PostsRegistered 12/14/2006
On 2/27/2013 Thingamajig said:

I looked on Amazon. They have the stackable Rubbermaid ice cube trays for around $5.40. They have excellent reviews, but one of the reviewers said you can get the same one at Walmart for under $2.00.


Thanks. I'll put these on my Walmart list.

Nightowlz1362004006.89393 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

You can buy silicone ice cube trays if you don't want the regular ones.

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Thingamajig1362147399.1531960 PostsRegistered 7/13/2006
On 2/27/2013 mideria said:
On 2/27/2013 Thingamajig said:

I looked on Amazon. They have the stackable Rubbermaid ice cube trays for around $5.40. They have excellent reviews, but one of the reviewers said you can get the same one at Walmart for under $2.00.


Thanks. I'll put these on my Walmart list.


You're very welcome!

CaliKat1362150020.69294 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

4uthebest -

Thank you. I'll buy several ice cube trays so I can make enough for at least a few batches of ice cream.

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Perkup1362150222.956249 PostsRegistered 12/24/2008

I can't copy on my computer right now, so I'm responding to this so I can easily find the Vitamix recipes later in my activity.

4uthebest1362164065.3133526 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009
On 3/1/2013 CaliKat said:

4uthebest -

Thank you. I'll buy several ice cube trays so I can make enough for at least a few batches of ice cream.


CaliKat, slightly off topic, but if you would like a chocolate ice cream, you would add a few tablespoons of 100% cocoa powder and process in the vitamix for a few minutes and then freeze the contents into your ice cube trays until you need them. Of course is you want less intense cholate taste use less cocoa powder. The thing that is great here is with the VM and your imagination, you can create some real frozen treats.

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