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.
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.
The Chocolate-Strawberry ice cream uses this technique.
The other is the “Sir Mix A Lot.”
“Sir Mix A Lot”
Vita-Mix ice cream Trick
- 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.
Start your blenders…