I've noticed that with banana icecream ya have to put in a little helper like water or nut milk to get the force of the ice cold bananas moving - and alos try the pulse selection next time as well.
sorry your blender broke
I froze them after I broke them in 1/2. They were frozen for days, so they were rock hard. I didn't add any water -- but it wouldn't have mattered. I pushed "pulse" and in seconds it broken apart. Thanks goodness no one was hurt! The plastic was flying...
Hhhmmmmmmmmmm....that's somewhat interesting coz my blender, will cut right through it , coz sometimes I don't have time to make it till the following week, I stick alittle water from the fridge in it and shazammm, I press the Ice break function and those bananas are history!!
When I freeze bananas, I always cut them up into small pieces first because my blender (and FP for that matter... both are good for making ice cream) is not good enough to work it with big chunks. I do also when I make banana ice cream do a touch of nut mylk like Path suggested.
Sounds like it was not so fun! But maybe you will be armed with some tips when you get a new FP!
Don is the banana ice cream maker around here, and he has never had that issue. Like others have suggested, he cuts the nanas in pieces and adds a little water. We have a small Cuisinart mini-prep plus that we found at the thrift store for $3 and it does a fab job.
Tracy... Not to kick you when you're down, but I had this thread on my mind, and I ended up making banana ice cream last night. We tried it with walnuts for the first time, and it was great for when you're ready to make more.
Hmmm...Bummer, those things are spendy to replace. I have never used frozen anything to make Ice Cream. I put all the fruit I am going to use into the blender (usually stuff on it's way out) and then I freeze it.
Last night I blended bananas, added vanilla powder, chunky walnuts and swirled raw fudge into it after I poured it into a freezer dish. My "boys" will be eating it tonight. I think it will possibly be dinner with a variety of fresh fruit.