Saturday, April 3, 2010

Vanilla Icecream with Vitamixer

I saw the Vitamixer person at Costco doing demonstrations, so I have been trying new recipes. We made this last night. I like using creamer because there are so many yummy flavors! These directions are from the vitamix website.

1 cup (240 ml) half and half or whole milk (I used french vanilla creamer)
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar (can cut down sugar because creamer is sweetened, if you want)
1/4 cup (20 g) nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups (960 ml) ice cubes

1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
4. Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
5. In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form.
6. Stop machine. Do not overmix or melting will occur. Serve immediately.

Note: If mixture has the consistency of a milkshake, firm it up quickly by adding another cup of frozen ice cubes. Process until smooth. Yield: 5 cups

1 comment:

Marne said...

We love ice cream from the Vitamix! But I have to say my favorite is sorbet. There are great recipes for sorbet in the Vitamix cookbook.