How to make ice cream in one minute
We’ve been sent a Vitamix to put through its paces and I can’t tell you how excited I am.
I’ve been longing for one of these machines for a long time and I’m learning more about the outstanding potential this amazing gadget has day by day.
Unlike your average kitchen blender which is great for soups and smoothies, the Vitamix reckons to replace around 10 kitchen gadgets.
I have to admit to being a bit sceptical, but not as sceptical as the claim to making ICE CREAM in less than a minute.
Now between you and me I’m a bit of a grouchy mama when it comes to ice cream. Little Miss Green LOVES it, I mean, really loves it, but I tend not to buy it.
Firstly it’s full of rubbish ingredients; cream rarely shows its face – its more like reconstituted whey powder. And somewhere in the list you’ll find emulsifiers, stabilisers, flavourings and colourings.
If you’re lucky enough to find a ‘real’ brand you get cream and eggs but the overall product is usually sweetened with sugar, glucose syrup or dextrose.
If you go top end, say a raw, naturally sweetened product, you’re paying top end prices and to be honest I’m not prepared to spend that, except for the occasional treat.
I’ve made ice cream in the past, very successfully, but it’s a bit of a hassle. I don’t have an ice cream maker so every hour or so I have to remember to take the lovely mix from the freezer, whip it up with a fork before replacing. More often than not I forget after a few hours and end up with a bowl of ice crystals the following day.
But ice cream you can make in one minute? That begs to be explored, right?
I used just three ingredients for my ‘instant’, healthy ice cream: strawberries which I’d previously frozen, Greek yogurt and agave syrup. I threw them into the Vitamix, bashed them around a bit and, well you’ll have to see whether it was a success or not …
And the verdict from Mr Green?
And here is Little Miss Green’s verdict:
The finished product – home made ice cream: