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No surprise that ice cream makers have been one of the hottest products being sold right now. Making your own ice cream has never been more efficient both in terms of price and time involved. We now have the luxury of controlling what ingredients we use in making the ice cream.
The Cuisinart Ice-20 Automatic 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker has nearly 1150 five-star reviews at Amazon, as it provides simplicity in making ice cream and at 1.5 quarts is one of the more accessible ice cream makers around. It is normally 90$ but has been on sale, with the white Cuisinart 1-1/2 Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker being $43 and the red Cuisinart 1-1/2 Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker being $49. There is also the new product, Cuisinart Ice-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream Sorbet Maker. This is an upgraded version and is actually just $49 right now with free shipping.
Until recently making ice cream at home took a lot longer. It was not an easy process, and ice cream makers of yore were very loud. Nothing messy about clean-up with this Cuisinart model, and figuring out how to use it is easy – just add ingredients and your ice cream is made in 20-30 minutes. One extremely useful tip after using these models for a while, is to keep your ice cream bowls in the freezer at all times (and use your ingredients when they are as cool as possible). This helps create the creamiest ice cream – if you do not freeze the bowl, it will be more liquidy. Having the bowl in the freezer for around 12 hours should suffice. However, the aforementioned strategy means you can’t make one batch after another. Thus, you may want a second ice cream bowl for your Ice-20 – if so, save 25% on your Additional Cuisinart 1.5 Quart Ice 20 Freezer Bowl.
After a few uses you will be able to tinker with the ingredients to your liking, to create your ideal ice cream base. Eggs and cans of condensed / evaporated / regular milk are a good start. Vanilla and almond extract are two essentials for adding flavor into the mixture. Of course, you can add caramel, oreos, fruit, cookie dough, etc. Amazon suggests The Best Ice Cream Maker Cookbook Ever or Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream Dessert Book to fine tune your ice cream recipes. Can’t go wrong with either book, plus you’ll save extra if you get the book with the Ice Cream Maker and / or the extra Cuisinart ice cream bowl.