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What are some ice cream recipes that use a Vitamix blender?

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A recipe for strawberry cheesecake ice cream made with a Vitamix blender calls for the ingredients of cream cheese, strawberries, vanilla extract and half and half. A recipe for apple pie ice cream using a Vitamix blender calls for apples, bananas, yogurt and cinnamon.

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To prepare strawberry cheesecake ice cream in a Vitamix blender, cooks place 1/2 cup of half and half, 3 ounces of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/3 cup of sugar or other sweetener in the container on the blender. They then add 1 1/2 cups of frozen unsweetened strawberries and 1/2 cup of ice cubes. Cooks then blend the mixture, starting with the lowest variable speed on the Vitamix blender, gradually increasing the speed for 30 to 60 seconds until the appliance reaches the highest level and the ice cream forms. To serve, the ice cream is garnished with whipped topping and fresh blueberries.

To prepare apple pie ice cream in a Vitamix blender, cooks place 3 ounces of frozen apple juice concentrate, 1/4 cup of low fat vanilla yogurt, 1/2 an apple that has been cored, seeded and chopped and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extra in the container in the blender. They then add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 of a ripe banana and 3 cups of ice cubes to the container. Cooks blend this mixture starting with the lowest variable speed, gradually increasing it to the top speed. In about 30 seconds, the ice cream forms.

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