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Old 09-26-2007, 07:54 AM
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Exclamation Frozen Banana = Broken FP

I have been waiting for banana icecream for sometime. I finally had enough extra bananas to freeze some, so last night I promised the 2 yr old "BANANA ICECREAM".

Everyone was so excited, we got out the FP (new in April -- Black & Decker, Stainless Steel, PowerPro....) I put the bananas in the FP -- and "CRASH"!!!


It broke, sent parts flying and we have no banana icecream.

What did I do wrong?
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:07 AM
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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
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:07 AM
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I only semi-freeze (maybe an hour) then put in fp. After it is all blended and creamy, then I put back in the freezer for a little while longer to firm up a bit. ~ Cathy
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:11 AM
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Did you freeze them whole or cut them into small pieces first???
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:14 AM
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:44 AM
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Unhappy dang it

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...
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:01 AM
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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!!
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:07 AM
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I didn't use my blender -- I used my FP (food processor).... was I supposed to use a blender???
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:09 AM
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Maybe it was 'cause I forgot the :

"shazammm"Part!
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:10 AM
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Ohhhh....well I personally have never used a fp for Icefrozen stuff...maybe what happen to you is why I shouldn't try either?
I've always used the blender for that
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:11 AM
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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!
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:23 AM
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Yes, I agree with what everyone else said. Make sure you break them into smaller pieces.

You can even let it sit in the food processor for about 15 minutes to soften just a bit.

Another thing you can do is put your grating attachment on the fp and grate the bananas through that.

Then you take that off and put the S blade in there and run it. It makes it much quicker because you are not trying to break down the big chunks of bananas.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:06 AM
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Oh no!!!!!!!!! What a bummer!

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.
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:43 AM
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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.
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:59 AM
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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.

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