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The “Sir Mix A Lot” ice cream trick.

It might seem like making Vita-Mix ice cream is simple.

Just throw a bunch of frozen fruit in the blender and go, right? But a lot of y’all have left comments lamenting the fact that your Vita-Mix ice cream attempts have turned out looking and tasting more like ice, slush, or soup.

The problem?

A lot of the Vita-Mix ice cream recipes I’ve seen call for a truckload of ice. While this might make the finished product “look” like ice cream, the resulting flavor ends up tasting more like… well, ice, of course! Not exactly something to write home Ben&Jerry’s about.

In general, it’s wise to be wary of any Vita-Mix ice cream recipes calling for tons of ice. There are two alternatives to making Vita-Mix ice cream that looks and tastes like the real thing (without all the “bad-for-you” ingredients). One is to use a bunch of frozen fruit, as opposed to ice.

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The other is the “Sir Mix A Lot.”

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“Sir Mix A Lot”

Vita-Mix ice cream Trick

Steps:

  • Blend a smoothie (or you can even just mix some flavorings into milk).
  • Pour the liquid into a bowl (or an ice cube tray works really well).
  • Freeze, then remove from the bowl/tray and re-blend in the Vita-Mix.
  • IMPORTANT: use an ice cream scoop, not a spoon, to serve, for a true “ice cream” look.

 

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Above, Low Calorie Peanut Butter Ice Cream. 

Start your blenders…

 

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. You never cease to amaze me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. You never cease to amaze me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Susan says:

    What would be the result in freezing this in a ice cream maker?? Instead of freezing and blending….I’m thinking it might give it a more “ice cream” texture? Your website is inspiring for a new vegan:) thanks!

    1. I don’t see why you couldn’t! 🙂

    2. I don’t see why you couldn’t! 🙂

  4. Susan says:

    What would be the result in freezing this in a ice cream maker?? Instead of freezing and blending….I’m thinking it might give it a more “ice cream” texture? Your website is inspiring for a new vegan:) thanks!

  5. Heather says:

    could a blender work?

  6. Heather says:

    could a blender work?

  7. Gigi says:

    Oh, my God! How have I never found your website before??? I love, love, love, your recipes. I’m ending a 40 day HCG diet. I have to be strict for three weeks. I was wondering how on earth I could get back to eating real food, and normally. I am so excited to have found your site. I don’t know what a VitaMix is. But I want one!!! Thank you.

  8. Gigi says:

    Oh, my God! How have I never found your website before??? I love, love, love, your recipes. I’m ending a 40 day HCG diet. I have to be strict for three weeks. I was wondering how on earth I could get back to eating real food, and normally. I am so excited to have found your site. I don’t know what a VitaMix is. But I want one!!! Thank you.

  9. Luzianne says:

    I am like Gigi, I’m so glad to have found these recipes!!! However, I don’t know what Vitamix is either, can you let me in on what that is and where to find it?

    1. Go to vitamix.com and you’ll see the company’s website 🙂

    2. Go to vitamix.com and you’ll see the company’s website 🙂

  10. Luzianne says:

    I am like Gigi, I’m so glad to have found these recipes!!! However, I don’t know what Vitamix is either, can you let me in on what that is and where to find it?

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