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Who misses ice-cream?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 07, 2011 at 11:33 AM

I did, up until this evening.

Here's a 1-minute hack for awesome ice-cream:

  • Dump a handful or two of frozen mixed berries in the food processor.
  • Cover with cream, approximately the same amount by volume as berries.
  • Whiz briefly until smooth.
  • Throw in just a few more berries, and pulse briefly on a slower speed.

The berries are cold enough to basically make instant ice-cream. The last few berries at the end add just a little more chill, as well as berry chunks to make it interesting. Yoghurt would also work well instead of cream, or perhaps a mix.

The idea came from seeing Jamie Oliver do basically the same thing some time ago. Heston Blumenthal has a similar version, for ingredients that don't freeze well, using dry ice, but that's not something most of us tend to have handy - the CO2 sublimates away leaving just cold. Don't ask me why it popped back in my head today.

It's for eating straight away.. I expect it would freeze solid if you try and keep it like regular ice-cream, but we didn't get the chance to find out :)

So, for the sake of a concrete question: what variations can you suggest?

C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

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on May 20, 2011
at 01:16 AM

Yes, it does freeze solid, FWIW.

C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

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on May 07, 2011
at 10:47 PM

Yeah, I saw the banana version. Like others, I suspect there would need to be too much banana (and thus sugar), but I guess it depends where you are on the carb levels and weight. I keep most nuts in the freezer anyway, so a macadamia and coconut one was going to be one of the next tries.

C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

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on May 07, 2011
at 10:44 PM

Peaches sound great. They might need to be chopped reasonably small before freezing.. Unlike berries, I don't recall seeing peaches in the supermarket freezer, and I suspect they may have sugar added. Berries seem like the most paleo-favoured fruits anyway, that's why I started there.

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on May 07, 2011
at 03:52 PM

I think this person is trying to stay paleo. That icecream has fructose, guar gum, agave etc....

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

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on May 07, 2011
at 01:05 PM

they have other flavors too

C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

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on May 07, 2011
at 11:35 AM

PS: Yes, I have seen http://paleohacks.com/questions/7464/paleo-ice-cream-no-dairy

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on May 07, 2011
at 12:04 PM

It sounds like you could do it with lots of frozen fruits. I'd be most interested in using frozen peaches.

You can make a somewhat primal (excepting the dark chocolate) chunky monkey by processing plain frozen bananas into an "ice cream" and mixing in some walnuts and a little bit of dark chocolate chunks.

C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

(1012)

on May 07, 2011
at 10:44 PM

Peaches sound great. They might need to be chopped reasonably small before freezing.. Unlike berries, I don't recall seeing peaches in the supermarket freezer, and I suspect they may have sugar added. Berries seem like the most paleo-favoured fruits anyway, that's why I started there.

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on May 07, 2011
at 01:18 PM

Throw a frozen banana into a food processor and whiz until smooth. Stir in walnuts and/or other paleo mix ins. Eat right away.

C074eec3b3c0325ef3018a128111823a

(1012)

on May 07, 2011
at 10:47 PM

Yeah, I saw the banana version. Like others, I suspect there would need to be too much banana (and thus sugar), but I guess it depends where you are on the carb levels and weight. I keep most nuts in the freezer anyway, so a macadamia and coconut one was going to be one of the next tries.

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on May 10, 2011
at 12:37 AM

I "discovered" something of that kind for myself as well. I leave frozen berries in a bowl for a while to naturally thaw them. Then roughly squeeze them with a fork to release juice but keep the texture. I add either sweet cream, sour cream or cottage cheese with cream (cottage cheese only is bleh). It's a delicious dessert!

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D9032e4f6540f9e6bcbb07143002bedd

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on May 07, 2011
at 05:15 PM

There is a Raw Vegan (i know, i know) Ice cream called Tomberlies that is made mostly with cashews, fruit and raw coconut. but it does have agave syrup. not much, but that's still not strict paleo.

have you seen the new coconut manna? if you blended that with seasonal fruit and regular coconut I bet you could wind up with something even Robb Wolf might approve of

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3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

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on May 07, 2011
at 01:05 PM

http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/product.php?p=purely_decadent_cm_cherry_amaretto

Even easier...

Soy Free Dairy Free

and most importantly... Gluten Free

made with coconut milk

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on May 07, 2011
at 03:52 PM

I think this person is trying to stay paleo. That icecream has fructose, guar gum, agave etc....

3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

(487)

on May 07, 2011
at 01:05 PM

they have other flavors too

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