There are more than 700 people doing the 31 day blogging challenge. I think that's so cool - more than 700 people writing about a specific topic for October. Of course I'm not reading 700+ blogs for the month, but I have been following this spot-on series about expat living, and this one about using essential oils.
And you know what? You can use food-grade essential oils to flavour things in the Vitamix.
You know what else? You can use peppermint to make ice cream...
I liked Jodi's recipe, but I didn't have fresh spinach and dairy and I are still on a break, so I used this one from Chocolate Covered Katie instead.
SURPRISE! It's made from spinach!
Spinach, banana, a splash of almond milk and a few drops of essential peppermint oil. Then throw in a handful of chocolate chips (I made mine from a chocolate bar. Chocolate chips are frightfully expensive here!), turn on the Vitamix to 10-high, and voila! I didn't even tamp.
It is SO GOOD that if Tall Guy couldn't see on here that I'd made it, I would eat it all before he came home. Oh wait... he doesn't like peppermint - I can eat it all!
Flavour: AMAZING! I can't get over how good this is. It also has the most ice-cream-like texture of all the Vitamix ice cream I've made so far.
Ease: EASIEST ice cream so far, because no ice is involved and I could tell very easily when it was ready for eating.
Make again: Um, yes, possibly within the next hour or so. Next time I will double the recipe...
Have you tried making ice cream in another blender or food processor? I'd love to know the results.