Ice cream Maker Review + Recipe

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.



Makes 1.5 litres
Easy to operate
Provided the bowl has been frozen for 12+ hours, its takes only 20 minutes to churn ice cream
Also churns fruit sorbet and frozen yoghurt
No batteries needed, plugs into the power outlet
Accepts the traditional custard based mixes too
BPA free, no toxic chemicals seeping into the ice cream or your house
A small recipe book is included
I can now make all those recipes that call for an ice cream churner – yay!
Preservative and colour free ice cream
Budget friendly, it is much cheaper to make ice cream


The appliance does takes up a bit of space in the kitchen
The mixing arm tool is plastic, I can see this as being the first thing to break.


Hand wash gently
Make sure the bowl freezers on an even surface in the fridge to ensure your ice cream churns evenly
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.

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2 thoughts on “Ice cream Maker Review + Recipe”

  1. Oh yum!! I have been wondering whether these exact icecream makers are any good. I was toying up getting one as a gift for the husband (ie: for myself) for a Christmas stocking stuffer last year. Nice to read a review – I have been craving homemade salted caramel and peanut butter icecream since I tried some at a dinner party!

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