Who’s ready for dessert? With a Vitamix blender, you can whip up some creamy vanilla ice cream that tastes like a dream.
Forget the store-bought tubs; when you’ve got a Vitamix, you’re all set for homemade, silky-smooth ice cream. Perfect for hot days, special occasions, or, let’s be real, anytime you want!
Ingredients For Making Vanilla Ice Cream using Vitamix Blender
Here’s everything you need to make rich, homemade vanilla ice cream in your Vitamix blender.
Vitamix Vanilla Ice Cream Ingredients:
- 1 cup (240 ml) whole milk, or milk alternative
- 34 (908 g) frozen whole milk cubes, or milk alternative, about 6 cups
- 1½ cup (180 g) powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract, optional
Let your Vitamix quickly churn these few ingredients into fresh, creamy ice cream.
How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream using Vitamix Blender
Making homemade vanilla ice cream is a breeze with a Vitamix blender. This recipe combines simple ingredients like milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract to create a creamy and delicious frozen treat that the whole family will love.
- Blend all the ingredients, including the ice cubes, together on the highest level until thick and creamy.
- Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze for about 30 minutes to allow it to set.
- After 30 minutes, remove the container from the freezer and whisk the mixture to break up any ice crystals that may have formed.
- Return the container to the freezer and repeat the whisking process every hour for about 8 hours, or until the ice cream reaches the desired texture.
How can I prevent my blender-made vanilla ice cream from becoming too icy?
To avoid an icy texture, ensure you’re using a good fat content, like full-fat coconut milk or heavy cream. Ingredients like egg yolks and sugar can also improve texture.
Once blended, make sure to churn the mixture in an ice cream maker or freeze and blend multiple times to achieve a creamier consistency.
Can I use vanilla extract instead of a vanilla bean in my blender ice cream?
Yes, vanilla extract can be a convenient substitute for vanilla beans. Typically, one vanilla bean equates to about 2-3 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
However, the unique speckled appearance and slightly richer flavor of vanilla beans won’t be present with the extract.
What can I use as a sweetener if I want to avoid regular sugar in my vanilla ice cream?
There are many alternatives to regular sugar. Options like honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or stevia can be used.
Each sweetener imparts its unique flavor, so it might slightly alter the taste of the ice cream. Adjust the quantity based on your desired sweetness level and the sweetener’s potency.