Saturday, February 12, 2011

I made my own ice cream!!

About a month ago we bought a Vitamix CIA Professional Countertop Blender with 2+ HP Motor, Platinum and I'm in LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!
What won my husband over?  Orange Julius.  As a kid he LOVED the drink Orange Julius, and after we saw how they used a vitamix at DQ to make them he was completely and utterly won over.
Moving after making my hubby a breakfast Orange Julius, which he liked so much he paid me for it (hehehe), I decided I wanted to make some sorbet.
I threw in
5 big frozen strawberries (I bought a ginormous bag from Costco)
1 banana
1 tsp vanilla
1 splash of milk (I wasn't sure it would blend well without)
turn on blender, use tamper to push the flying strawberries into the blades and 20-30 seconds later, BOOM, you've got a frozen delicious fat free nummy dessert (or breakfast in my case).
The one ingredient soft serve ice cream recipe that is blended frozen bananas is going around on the web, and I wanted to make my own delicious version with strawberries.  It...was...awesome, and as you can see in the picture, quite pretty.
You can see the consistency--it was thicker than a smoothie and had to be eaten with a spoon
Spot the cute kitty....
and because everyone likes pictures of is one I  took yesterday of Newton...

And my lap warmer, who spent most of the day laying next to me keeping me from getting anything done.


  1. I like making ice cream. I have a pretty good ice cream maker, so that helps. The chocolate espresso flavor was probably the best...

  2. This is wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine's Day party! Hope you have a great weekend :-)


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