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I want a frozen treat!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 04, 2013 at 5:22 AM

I have been craving a frozen treat lately, but I do not have an ice cream maker or anything like that. I would love to get yams mixed with something to get to an ice cream type texture just by freezing it.

Does anyone have a suggestion?

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on January 04, 2013
at 08:41 PM

This changed my life before I had ever even heard of paleo. I love ice cream and it was a revelation to discover that frozen blended bananas ( i would usually add milk for consistency, but kefir would work well or almond milk) tasted like the best banana ice cream money could buy.

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on January 04, 2013
at 01:26 PM

Peel them before you freeze them. Otherwise it's a mess trying to get the peel off once frozen. I just freeze them whole and break them up before putting them in the food processor.

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on January 04, 2013
at 06:23 AM

Just ripe, but you can use over ripe as well…just freeze until they are solid..

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on January 04, 2013
at 06:06 AM

I have used this recipe, too: http://paleomg.com/sugar-detox-sweet-potato-ice-cream-toasted-walnuts/

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on January 04, 2013
at 05:43 AM

That sounds great! I will try that next time I get some bananas at the store. Should they be at a particular ripeness?

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Ca22738a3c3efc400a35c426dfab47a3

on January 04, 2013
at 05:42 AM

Cut up bananas and freeze solid. Then dump into a food processor (or some blenders work) and blend until it forms a ball. You will swear you are eating soft serve ice cream. You can add chopped nuts..chocolate if you do chocolate. It's amazing.

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on January 04, 2013
at 05:43 AM

That sounds great! I will try that next time I get some bananas at the store. Should they be at a particular ripeness?

Ca22738a3c3efc400a35c426dfab47a3

(312)

on January 04, 2013
at 06:23 AM

Just ripe, but you can use over ripe as well…just freeze until they are solid..

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on January 04, 2013
at 01:26 PM

Peel them before you freeze them. Otherwise it's a mess trying to get the peel off once frozen. I just freeze them whole and break them up before putting them in the food processor.

61848fb3934eb0f08abacf0b920bf81b

(225)

on January 04, 2013
at 08:41 PM

This changed my life before I had ever even heard of paleo. I love ice cream and it was a revelation to discover that frozen blended bananas ( i would usually add milk for consistency, but kefir would work well or almond milk) tasted like the best banana ice cream money could buy.

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on January 04, 2013
at 08:19 PM

One 14-ounce can coconut milk. One 10-ounce bag of frozen berries. Blend. Freeze.

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on January 04, 2013
at 12:21 PM

I just pour a little heavy cream over frozen berries and stir with a spoon so all the berries are completely covered and the frozen berries are so cold that the cream kind of stiffens up. It's really good and easy to do.

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on January 04, 2013
at 07:00 AM

I will cook some over-ripened bananas down in some butter, and mash em. then, add a dollop of almond butter, and a few bits of bittersweet chocolate. mix well so its mushy, and freeze. I sometimes sprinkle some dried coconut on top.

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on January 04, 2013
at 06:01 AM

I mix sweet potato with heavy cream and put it in a bowl in the freezer. I whisk it every so often. After a while, it turns the consistency of ice cream, actually is ice cream. I add a teaspoon of vanilla and no sweetner.

C657d176db6f11f98aeb2a89071e3281

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on January 04, 2013
at 06:06 AM

I have used this recipe, too: http://paleomg.com/sugar-detox-sweet-potato-ice-cream-toasted-walnuts/

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on January 04, 2013
at 05:59 AM

I had a good experience making "avocado pudding" and freezing it. It was like the frozen chocolate malt I had as a kid.

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on January 04, 2013
at 10:07 PM

i made a bangin raw cheesecake for christmas that i froze and then defrosted for the family. it was better frozen though. my recipe was almost like this one except i used macadamias/pine nuts/almonds as the filling and pecans as the crust.

http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-cheesecake-recipe

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on January 04, 2013
at 09:28 PM

Try eating Cherimoya fruit straight from the fridge or even freezer. They don't call it icecream fruit (and custard apple) for nothing! The taste and texture at the ideal ripeness are just divine.

Also, you could try a citrus/other fruit or coffee granita (Italian-style chipped, crunchy, frozen ice dessert for which you only need a shallow baking dish/tray and a fork, as opposed to an icecream maker), but made with liquid stevia instead of sugar.

One final suggestion which my friends and I have enjoyed, is to take frozen berries and chuck them straight in a blender with coconut cream, avocado, liquid stevia, your favourite additional flavours (eg: cinnamon/allspice/cardamom/vanilla, etc) and whizz it all together into a sort of primal "instalato" (as opposed to regular gelato from the icecream maker).

All the best with the delicious, frosty experimentation! :)

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on January 04, 2013
at 08:16 PM

I absolutely love this recipe for ice cream from katiek: http://www.katiekdid.com/2012/07/02/roasted-strawberry-and-rosemary-ice-cream/

She doesn't use an ice cream maker either :) funny I saw this today because I am making an ice cream batch myself later. Enjoy!!

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on January 04, 2013
at 07:33 PM

If you eat bananas, peel a few, freeze them, put them in a food processor, (if you want to, you can add add flavorings such as nut butters, cocoa powder, berries, etc) blend until creamy, then freeze again. There you have it. Banana ice cream! I happen to like it with hazelnut butter on top.

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