After what was realistically a pretty nominal achievement, I decided that I would reward myself with a Vitamix. I've wanted one for so so long that I was basically looking for any excuse to validate spending such an obscene amount of money on a blender. Specifically, after passing my exam to get certified in Fitness Nutrition, I decided to pat myself on the back by blowing far too much money on a kitchen appliance...so that I could make you this dessert recipe...the irony of that situation is not lost on me. First thing I do as a certified fitness nutritionist is shove ice cream recipes in your face...I should be pretty successful. BUT TO BE FAIR - this treat is made only from nature's finest candy. The only sweetener you'll find in this creamy delight is fresh fruit.
Anyways - back to my blender saga that I know you give zero $%#@s about. I was the previous owner of a Blendtec blender, which is Vitamix's direct competitor...don't get me wrong, it was a solid blender and did everything I needed it to do (which makes my most recent purchase even more unnecessary), but I was always trying to convince myself that it was "just as good" as a Vitamix. If you google "Vitamix vs. Blendtec", you'll find a ton of Blendtec supporters (but not as many as Vitamix)....and I don't mean any offense to those supporters...but man they are just so full of shi*. They are just not the same machines...after making my first Vitamix recipe I quickly realized that Blendtec is the Tara Reid to Vitamix's Kate Upton. I'm sorry...but it's true. Actually, that's probably a little overly offensive to Blendtec...allow me to revise that statement: Blendtec is the Tara Reid, pre botched surgery and Sharknado career path to Vitamix's Kate Upton. There, that's a little more just.
My Vitamix brings all the boys the yard! But seriously...it does.
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup frozen peach slices
- Place all ingredients in your food processor or high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy. If you're using anything other than a food processor or Vitamix, you may need a touch more liquid to help the mixture move through the blender.
- Pour the mixture in your ice cream maker and run according the manufacturer's instructions - run it until the mixture reaches a thicker, ice cream-like consistency. If you're using already frozen fruit, it shouldn't take too long (mine only took about 10 minutes). If you do not have an ice cream maker - no worries...just pour into a freezer-safe container, place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
- Eat some IMMEDIATELY and store the rest in your freezer to enjoy at a later time! Since there are no additives or anything, it'll freeze pretty hard, so you will want to let it thaw for a bit before digging back in.