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Vitamix and Yonanas?....

Started 1366718854.687 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1366919544.057 by amyb
I own a Vitamix but have only ever made pulverized things like smoothies, sauces and soups in it. I just got the Yonanas because I had given it as a Christmas gift and love the frozen dessert it makes that is ice-cream-like but without the fat of cream, just using frozen fruit. Question: Is there a way to make this in Vitamix, without cream, just the frozen fruit and get an ice-cream consistency, that precludes my needing a Yonanas? I'm finding I really don't have the room for another appliance if not needed.. I've seen them make ice-cream in the V. demos, but not sure how...and maybe they only do it with cream. Can any of you Vitamix owners advise on this? Can you make a creamy frozen dessert with just the fruit in Vitamix? Tks!

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JeanLouise­Finch1366719987.24711143 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

Of course there is. Use frozen fruit and a little water or juice. Or use fresh fruit and some ice cubes. When you do it with ice cubes, put the fruits in first and the ice last.

mima1366720074.5214548 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

I have never tried just plain bananas to make ice cream in my vitamix. I can give you the recipe I use and it taste just like ice cream to me. You can try it.

1 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)

1/2 small box of instant pudding (I use sugar free)

3/4 cup of ice

6 oz. frozen banana chunks

1 tsp. vanilla (optional)

Blend it up!!!! Makes a really big bowl.

Hint: I store my Vitamix container in the fridge so that it starts out cold. I also keep bowls in my freezer to serve the "ice cream" in.

Mima

Blondelle1366721925.8934266 PostsRegistered 8/4/2007

Thanks much for the recipe. Sounds yummy. Do you need to use the tamper with that?

autumnsuns­et1366722854.7172401 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I just made some Banana ice cream in the vitamix two days ago yum yum just three broken up frozen bananas nothing else no sugar no milk no ice nothing it was so creamy and perfect. And yes you do need the tamper to get the bananas down in to the vitamix blade.

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mima1366724413.4514548 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS
On 4/23/2013 Blondelle said:

Thanks much for the recipe. Sounds yummy. Do you need to use the tamper with that?

Yes.

Mima

gonnab1366724946.233035 PostsRegistered 8/10/2007Conn.

So, what do you estimate 6 oz of bananas to be - 1banana, 2 banana, 3 or more??? I don't have a kitchen scale.

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mima1366725738.42314548 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS
On 4/23/2013 gonnab said:

So, what do you estimate 6 oz of bananas to be - 1banana, 2 banana, 3 or more??? I don't have a kitchen scale.

Just guessing, 2 small bananas.

Mima

Daysdee1366767290.5619046 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007
On 4/23/2013 JeanLouiseFinch said:

Of course there is. Use frozen fruit and a little water or juice. Or use fresh fruit and some ice cubes. When you do it with ice cubes, put the fruits in first and the ice last.


Maybe that is what I did wrong today in trying a smoothie. I put ice in first and it did not crush or blend all the ice. Still chunks of ice even when I finished the last bit hours later. More experimenting for me before I decide to keep it or not.

Sunshine K­ate1366767646.6812272 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky
On 4/23/2013 Daysdee said:
On 4/23/2013 JeanLouiseFinch said:

Of course there is. Use frozen fruit and a little water or juice. Or use fresh fruit and some ice cubes. When you do it with ice cubes, put the fruits in first and the ice last.


Maybe that is what I did wrong today in trying a smoothie. I put ice in first and it did not crush or blend all the ice. Still chunks of ice even when I finished the last bit hours later. More experimenting for me before I decide to keep it or not.

I always put ice on the top. That's how the demos are done.

Respectfully ~
Kate

4uthebest1366827207.9473527 PostsRegistered 1/21/2009
On 4/23/2013 mima said:
On 4/23/2013 gonnab said:

So, what do you estimate 6 oz of bananas to be - 1banana, 2 banana, 3 or more??? I don't have a kitchen scale.

Just guessing, 2 small bananas.

They would have to be very small as I just weighed 1 peeled banana I got at Aldi's and it was 147 gms which is about 5 oz.

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amyb1366919544.0571717 PostsRegistered 9/23/2007
Thanks for the responses, all. I guess I'll just try it in Vitamix...without milk, to copy Yonanas, and see how it comes. If I like it as much I won't need to keep Yonanas...if not, I'll keep it. There seems to be two frames of thought out there on this...some people say the consistency is not the same in Vitamix as in Yonanas and others say it's just fine. I'll have to try it out. I know I like what comes out of Yonanas, will see if I can replicate it or not in Vitamix. Tks again!

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