New to the household is a recently acquired bright lime green ice cream maker! Woohoo! I have being eyeing one for a while now, however, the pots and pans are slowly morphing there way into the linen cupboard and with our small (but cute) kitchen, I am always a little reluctant in bringing home anything new. How did we end up with an ice cream maker? A couple of weeks ago two events happened; I paid $5.00 for a tiny scoop of ice cream and it was gone before I could properly enjoy it, that really sucked. And, Dallimore’s Homewares were having a great sale. It was certainly time to buy the ice cream maker!
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker is a self standing unit and the removable bowl must be chilled for 12 hours before churning. When it is ice cream making time, simply place the chilled bowl on the churner, slip in the plastic paddle and cover with the lid. Turn the machine on and as the bowl spins pour in your prepared mix of choice. Too easy!
The first time we made ice cream, Derek and I watched the bowl spin with a little skepticism but this is one kitchen gadget that is definitely bang for buck and I’ll wholeheartedly admit, I am a little impressed with the quality of the ice cream. The cold temperature of the bowl combined with the rotating movement turns cheap home staples of milk and cream (with a flavour of your choice) into soft dreamy ice cream. I am so very easily pleased. It is a convenient appliance to have when entertaining family and friends too, making fresh ice cream is indeed a crowd pleaser.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups thickened cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2/3 granulated sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter, room temperature
- 110 grams chocolate
- Chop the chocolate finely and melt in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Do this gently. Set aside to cool.
- In a bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed to combine the peanut butter, chocolate and sugar until smooth. Add the milk and mix on low speed until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Stir in the thickened cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or even overnight.
- Turn on the Cuisinart ice cream maker, pour the mixture into the freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Place in a container and freeze, pull out 15 minutes before serving.