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Quick and Easy Raspberry Ice Cream

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Quick and Easy Raspberry Ice Cream
Every summer I find myself whipping this up time and again. I remember when I first made it. The kids and I ended up sitting on the kitchen floor and eating it straight from my food processor. When the bowl was empty I had two very happy raspberry covered faces looking up at me and begging for more.
It is quick, simple and results in instant deliciousness. I hope you enjoy it.


Quick and Easy Raspberry Ice Cream

the ice cream

  • 2 large frozen bananas, chopped*
  • 1/2 heaped cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup macadamias
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries

the chocolate

  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, soft
  • 1 tablespoons cacao
  1. Place the chocolate ingredients into a small bowl and mix to combine.
  2.  Place the ice cream ingredients into your food processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is well combined band resembling ice cream. Add the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

*Peel ripe bananas prior to freezing

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Michelle Henrg March 24, 2013 - 9:39 pm

Finding a 12V blender is proving to be a challenge. When i get my hands on one your page will be my go to. I am completely loving your recipes and your honest writing is so complimentary.
Plimenrarti

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bianca April 10, 2013 - 2:34 am

Thank you. I hope you get yourself a blender soon. They are truly wonderful. Many thanks.

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Jo May 6, 2013 - 9:06 am

I just tried your raspberry ‘ice cream’. My daughter loved it. I just needed a little sweetener as I have a sweet tooth. A drizzle of agave did the trick. Pity I had no cacao nibs, they would have been great. Thanks.

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Emma June 5, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Hi Bianca, hope this finds you well. I love these simply ice cream recipes and would love to make the chocolate version for my son this week. Just wondering, how do you freeze your bananas? Do you literally throw them in the freezer as is, peel and all? Should I wait until banana is very ripe? And how long do you freeze before they are ready to use? Sorry for all the questions but I’m a bit of a novice in this area.
Have a lovely afternoon!
Warm regards,
Emma

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bianca June 6, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Hi Emma, no need to apologise, I always have loads of questions! Peel your bananas prior to freezing, that step is important. You need them to be quite firm to make the ice cream so I would leave them in the freezer for at least 8 hours, anything from ready to eat to over ripe will be fine. I hope that all helps. I would love to hear how you go. Many thanks, Bianca

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Emma June 6, 2013 - 9:35 pm

Thank you so much, Bianca. I actually put a couple of ripe bananas in the freezer yesterday, with peel on, and I pulled them out tonight wondering how I would remove the peel, lol! I have a few more unfrozen bananas that I will chop and freeze tomorrow.
Can’t wait to try your chocolate icecream recipe soon!
Goodnight 🙂
Emma

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bianca June 7, 2013 - 7:38 pm

Sorry I hadn’t got back to you sooner Emma! I look forward to hearing how you go. I hope your son loves it.

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Lesley September 5, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Just made the choc ice cream. So delicious. My blender just died and I’ll need to purchase a new one. Any ideas please. I would like to be able to go straight to the shops rather than buy on line. Help please?

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bianca September 5, 2013 - 7:55 pm

Hi Lesley, I am not much help here other than to say that many people seem to use food processors rather than blenders. WE asked this question on our facebook page a little while ago. I am pretty sure you had mentioned that you were not wanting a thermomix or vitamix, a few people have said the ninjas and target belini are good but I have not had personal experience with either. I am sorry i am not much help. Bianca

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Jude September 27, 2013 - 11:50 am

I bought one of these about 12 months ago and just love it. It’s on special at Target right now. They are the exclusive retailers here. It is an earlier and cheaper version of Thermomix but does everything – and more – that I need.
http://shop.target.com.au/p/bellini-intelli-kitchen-master-btmkm600x/P54179691

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Natalie September 5, 2013 - 4:51 pm

I’ve recently discovered your blog and am loving the simplicity of your recipes, thank you!
Do you have an icecream recipe without bananas? Bananas don’t go down well with everyone here, so I would love an alternative 🙂

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bianca September 5, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Thank you Natalie, I would perhaps try the mango sorbet recipe or the coconut and raspberry mousse using an extra cup of raspberries in place of the banana. I hope you like them. Many thanks, Bianca

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Kate November 26, 2013 - 9:20 pm

My daughter baulked at the banana in the chocolate icecream so I just made a very successful one using 1 ripe avocado, about 1/2 cup coconut milk, 6 dates, 1tblsp cacao powder and about 3/4 tblsp honey. I found I needed more dates & the honey than the original recipe to disguise the avocado flavour. Delicious, they devoured it. It was too good to wait for it to freeze completely so we ate it more as a cold chocolate mousse!

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bianca December 2, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Thank you for sharing Kate, I am glad they liked it. x

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Shannon September 20, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Hi Bianca
what could you use in place of the dates, I react to them 🙁
Thank you

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bianca September 21, 2013 - 8:34 am

You can simply omit them, it will still be lovely, if you find it a little bitter once you have whipped it then simply drizzle with maple syrup, delicious!! Or simply try the raspberry version, it is divine. I would love to hear how you go with it. Many thanks, Bianca

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Kristy Jean October 16, 2013 - 10:55 am

Is it possible to omit the macadamias in the raspberry ice-cream? Or replace them with something else? My 8yo is anaphylactic to nuts but I know he would LOVE this ice-cream. Thank you!

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bianca October 16, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Hi Kristy, you can simply omit the macadamias, it will still be delicious. Enjoy. Bianca

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Mona October 29, 2013 - 9:43 am

Are these comparable to bought dairy ice cream? I have a 5 yr old granddaughter that just found out she’s allergic to dairy. She’s super excited that I’m making her strawberry ice cream without dairy. She loves & remembers the dairy version. Will she be disappointed with non dairy?

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bianca November 1, 2013 - 8:00 pm

We all really enjoy it but everyone has different taste so I don’t think I can help you here. Good luck! Bianca

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Jackie November 5, 2013 - 8:05 am

Do you mean put the first 4 ingredients in the blender, not 3?

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bianca November 10, 2013 - 8:11 pm

Yes, thank you Jackie, I have amended the recipe. x

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Jo November 10, 2013 - 11:37 am

After a very late night because of my new born and a very (3:45am) early morning because of my toddler I decided to make ice cream for breakfast. (Inspired by yesterday’s chocolate moose post) I only had the frozen banana, berries and coconut milk but it was still very yummy.

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bianca November 11, 2013 - 9:17 am

Thank you Jo, I am glad you like it. I really hope you have had a chance to catch up on some sleep. xx

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Melissa November 15, 2013 - 6:50 am

Are frozen raspberries ok to use? Do I need to defrost them first?
Hoping to make this in the next few days as it looks delicious!

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bianca November 16, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Frozen raspberries are perfect, I hope you like it. x

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Tracey November 15, 2013 - 10:33 am

This is delicious and a cinch to make in my Thermomix. Thank you 🙂

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bianca November 16, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Thank you. I am glad you like it. x

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Spectacular! I stirred macaedamia and cacao nibs through and topped it with Quirky Jo’s ‘ice magic’. Utterly awesome.

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KatMod November 25, 2013 - 7:48 am

Hiya! Wow how easy is this and tastes fantastic. I had to put it in my food processor though as the blender wouldn’t blend the hard stuff -frozen banana/nuts- at all. I added in honey and vanilla extract to sweeten it a little. very lush!

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Kerrie December 8, 2013 - 2:38 pm

When you make the Icecream, can you freeze it? or are you meant to eat it straight away

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bianca December 10, 2013 - 7:41 pm

It is best if you can eat it right away. Unless you make the ice cream cake which I make in advance. I hope you love them as much as I! Thanks, Bianca

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Wendy December 13, 2013 - 8:47 pm

I made this just as my girls were having dinner tonight and oh my god, it was quick, simple and delicious. The girls loved it. Thank you so much,

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bianca December 22, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Thank you. I am glad you all enjoyed it. x

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Ab April 1, 2014 - 5:19 pm

this is beyond amazing… oh my goodness you are amazing. Delicious delicious!!

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Bianca Slade April 5, 2014 - 8:07 am

Thank you so much!! I really love this one too. x

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De August 9, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Super yum! I read this and wanted some, I have a dairy allergy and this hit the spot! Only had one banana, coconut cream, almonds and mixed berries worked a treat, first thing tomorrow will be buying more bananas!

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Bianca Slade August 12, 2014 - 9:01 am

Thank you!! I am glad you liked it. x

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brett August 24, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Delish! Served it with grain free peach crisp! Worked great in the Vitamix! Thanks!

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Bianca Slade August 24, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Thank you!! I am glad you liked it. x

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Bianca Slade February 21, 2015 - 9:16 am

I wouldn’t have a clue sorry, I have never used an ice cream machine.

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