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I received quite a lot of email enquiries after I posted the Champion Juicer’s Instant Tutti-Frutti Sherbet recipe. A number of you actually requested for a video showing how Champion Juicer makes ice cream or instant fruit sherbet. I stumbled upon this interesting Champion Juicer video demonstration by Rener Gracie on the making of Instant Banana Ice Cream.
It was presented in such a light hearted manner and I truly enjoyed watching it. The entire video takes approximately 9 minutes and that’s the amount of time one would need to make a big serving of Champion Juicer’s Instant Banana Ice Cream, including cleaning up the juicer’s parts and re-assembling. That also includes some time for him to talk, to eat the ice cream and to spin around looking for the missing ice cream. I am amazed how versatile Champion Juicer can be.
Watch it with a smile.
I am in the mood for some healthy, nutrient packed cool summer treats this week. Frozen desserts need not be loaded with sugar content and calories if we care to make creative variations to its original recipe. This healthy fun popsicles recipe using the Champion Juicer is so easy and you can even involve your young children. Instill in them an awareness for healthy eating habits since young so that it becomes their way of life.
Champion Juicer’s Healthy Fun Popsicles (suitable for the lactose intolerant)
3.5 oz (100g) Strawberries
3.5 oz (100g) ripe Bananas, peeled
2.5 cups Kefir milk or yogurt
1/3 cup raw organic honey
1 cup warm water
Melt the raw organic honey in the warm water and let it cool down before you blend in the Kefir milk. Separate Kefir mixtures into 2 equal portions. Use Champion Juicer blank to homogenize the strawberries and bananas separately. Rinse juicer parts by running cool water through the feeding chamber of Champion Juicer while it is operating.
In separate mixing bowls, add homogenized strawberries and bananas to each portion of Kefir mixture and blend well. Pour fruit mixtures into popsicle moulds of your choice and freeze till solid.
Be creative to form these Champion Juicer’s Healthy Fun Popsicles into different shapes and sizes. It makes an ideal summer afternoon snacks or even an interesting finger dessert during your child’s birthday party.
I could not imagine what I would miss out in life without the Champion Juicer. After the Lemon Kefir Ice Cream, I experimented with an old fashioned Vanilla flavored Ice Cream which I think it’s nice. To it, I added banana to give a unique fragrance and creamy texture.
Banana is one of the most nutritious energy generating fruits on planet earth. It contains fiber, rich in potassium and high level of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A, C, a full range of the B vitamins, Calcium, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Niacin, Magnesium, traces of Iron, Zinc and Folic Acid are all found in varying amounts in one banana.
Again, I took out the regular milk and replaced it with the all time good and healthy Kefir milk and cream. You may use yogurt if you are not able to get kefir milk. You, the lactose intolerant, are going to love me for this recipe.
Champion Juicer’s Banana Kefir Ice Cream
1 quart (1 liter) Kefir milk or yogurt
2 cups Kefir cream
1/4 cups raw organic honey
2 teaspoons Vanilla
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 ripe bananas, peeled
Homogenize the bananas with Champion Juicer. Whisk all ingredients to form a smooth mixture. Pour mixture into a freezing tray and freeze for 2 hours. Use a fork to scrape the mixture. Repeat this every 2 hours for a couple of times.
Leave the mixture to freeze till fully solid. Slice the solid into long strips. Feed through the Champion Juicer’s feeding chamber. Use Champion Juicer homogenize blank the same way you would for the sorbet.
Serve immediately or store in freezer container. This Champion Juicer ice cream recipe yields approximately 2 quarts of delicious ice cream.
Indulge yourself this summer with the joy of ice cream and goodness of Kefir.
What’s next ? Fun popsicles perhaps.
I do not know about you, being an advocate for healthy food, the thought of consuming a generous scoop of ice cream would overwhelm me with guilt. The plain truth is, I love ice cream !! The high sugar and diary content in the ice cream would make me frown but the sensation of having the smooth ice cream melt in the mouth is phenomenal. To some of you ice cream lovers who are unfortunately lactose intolerant, this presents itself to be a real pain in the neck.
I have an excellent news for you !! Champion juicer makes healthy ice cream ! That’s right, a healthy one, even for the lactose intolerant.
Kefir is a fermented milk product rich in its probiotics properties. It is a rich source of enzymes, vitamins B2, B12, A, D, K, essential minerals, proteins, lactic acid, folic acid, biotin and Tryptophan. Daily consumption of Kefir is beneficial to our digestive system and it helps to boost our immune system. Hence the replacement of regular milk with Kefir in this ice cream recipe will not only eliminate the allergic factors from the lactose intolerant but it also makes the nutrients in this Kefir Ice Cream easily assimilated.
Champion Juicer’s Lemon Kefir Ice Cream
2 1/2 cups kefir milk (or plain yogurt)
1/3 cup lemon juice (juice the lemon without the seeds, skin and pith)
- 2 tablespoon Lemon zest
- 1/2 cup thickened cream
- 2/3 cup honey (adjust the amount according to taste)
Juice the lemon segments with Champion Juicer to obtain 1/3 cup of lemon juice. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until well blended.
Freeze the mixture till solid. Cut the frozen mixture into long strips to push through the feeding chamber of Champion Juicer. Use Champion Juicer homogenized blank for this process. Serve immediately or store the Lemon Kefir Ice Cream in an air tight container and keep in the freezer.
Makes approximately 1 quart (1 liter).
To get a smoother and creamier Lemon Kefir Ice Cream, see this golden tips.
Come back for more healthy ice cream recipes, frozen guiltless desserts and other cool summer treats for your indulgence.