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John Lewis reeled me in during the heat of summer with one of these: http://www.johnlewis.com/230483471/Product.aspx

Works well for me and is cheap. I'm quite happy waiting for the tub to freeze (10-12 hours before you make a batch). Do the more expensive ones make better tasting ice-cream?

Some Christmas ice-cream recipes here: http://www.ice-cream-recipes.com/christmas_ice_cream.htm

Would be interested to try these- especially the 'alcoholic' ones. Presumably most of the alcohol needs to be boiled off so that you can actually freeze them?

Mmm, ice-cream.

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On 23/11/2009 at 17:59, Kryptonian said:

I have one of these:

http://www.cuisinart.co.uk/content_sub.asp...ID=15&id=30

The ones where you freeze a bowl or whatever are crap. Save up or sell a limb.

 

Bumping this as I had an idea to get someone one for Christmas. @Kryptonian would you still recommend the Cuisinart one? Link is now dead but I think it might be this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ARETWDK/?coliid=IN6CPW9JWDEKJ&colid=2ILW4CUI46FVK&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

Any other machines recommended?

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33 minutes ago, pledge said:

 

Bumping this as I had an idea to get someone one for Christmas. @Kryptonian would you still recommend the Cuisinart one? Link is now dead but I think it might be this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ARETWDK/?coliid=IN6CPW9JWDEKJ&colid=2ILW4CUI46FVK&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

Any other machines recommended?


Ours was the previous model:

 

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/appliances/ice-cream-maker-reviews/a29371/cuisinart-supreme-commercial-quality-ice-cream-maker-ice50bc/

 

which was, and continues to be awesome. I would like to assume the newer version is the same/better.

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Only issue I’ve seen mentioned on Amazon are the noise, and that it only makes enough for one person. The former seems a bit subjective but does it bother you at all compared to other kitchen appliances? 

 

Does it create sufficient ice cream in one go? It states it does 1.5 litre, with some saying it is more like 1 litre. That still seems like enough from the tubs I’m buying from shops.

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I've got a Gaggia self refrigerating ice cream maker, makes amazing smooth ice cream but never seemed worth the hassle of using it much as you have to make the base custard, leave it chill, then takes a good 20-30m to get a nice soft set ice cream. I love ice cream too, just seemed more bother than it was worth.

 

seems to create a lot of steps and washing up and consequently the machine got relegated to the spare room unused kitchen gizmo graveyard.

 

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Oh I have no doubt this will go the same as the bread maker. It’s for someone who is retired so has more free time so hopefully has some use before that happens. Mainly some fun and novelty over Christmas too

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I've got one where you put the tub in the freezer. It's a bit of a pain because it takes a long time to be sure it's fully frozen. On top of this, I thought that i'd make basically-frozen ice cream and it never quite gets all the way.

 

However...it still is fine in the end. It does work. I just had to readjust my expectations that it's not something I can just spontaneously do, I have to decide one day I'm making ice cream, assemble and pre-chill ingredients and the tub and then when it's made I've got to let the ice cream itself freeze fully before it's cold enough to serve. So that's some advice on expectations. I don't regret not having a fancy one that does the freezing itself. But this is fine, I shouldn't eat too much ice cream, and it's too niche a product for us to spend too much money more money on. It gets the job done fine.

 

After tasting some in La Cinque Terre earlier this year, we made Basil gelato. IT IS AMAZING. 

 

I've seen a recipe out there for 'shandy' ice cream that uses lemon and hoegaarden that's next on my list.  I expect we'll make more sorbets and fro-yo in the summer too.  What's nice about it is if you ever make a cake or something, being able to scoop on a dollop of ice cream for someone and tell them you made it yourself and it has a slightly exotic set of flavours in (eg indian spices, basil, whatever) it's just that bit more impressive when hosting. 

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On 11/11/2019 at 12:40, Kryptonian said:


Ours was the previous model:

 

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/appliances/ice-cream-maker-reviews/a29371/cuisinart-supreme-commercial-quality-ice-cream-maker-ice50bc/

 

which was, and continues to be awesome. I would like to assume the newer version is the same/better.

 

We got the slightly newer one for Christmas, and so far it is awesome. Using the recommended timings from the manual still need to put it in the freezer to make it completely firm.

 

Any recommended recipes?

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30 minutes ago, pledge said:

 

We got the slightly newer one for Christmas, and so far it is awesome. Using the recommended timings from the manual still need to put it in the freezer to make it completely firm.

 

Any recommended recipes?


The Ben & Jerrys book is good or you can buy (fresh) custard from M&S and just tip that in :P

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4 hours ago, Kryptonian said:


The Ben & Jerrys book is good or you can buy (fresh) custard from M&S and just tip that in :P

We have that book and made “Ben’s Chocolate” and some fudge sauce. The custard tip sounds interesting as that is already delicious.

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