Something new has popped up on my radar and now I can’t stop thinking about it. A few days ago I wrote about wanting a milkshake maker because I had been craving milkshakes but I couldn’t get one brought to me. If I had my own milkshake maker I could make them myself whenever I wanted.
This seemed like a reasonable proposition until I realised that I didnt have the ingredients to make a milkshake. Well, I had milk but no ice-cream. NO ICE-CREAM!!! So that got me thinking, what kind of house am I running that doesnt have a constant supply of ice-cream? Then it hit me that I need an ice-cream maker.
At home ice cream makers work by manually or electrically churning a cream based mixture to produce small batches of ice-cream. Some require that the mixture or machine be pre-cooled to ensure it is kept cool and aerated while churning.
One of the big benefits of making your own ice cream is that you control what goes in it. You can make it with dairy substitutes or add-ins according to your liking. And then who can forget the added benefit of having ice-cream on hand at all times???? Uh I am excited!
Have a look at this one? It makes enough for 1 serving in about 30 minutes. The cup has to be chilled for 24 hours, after which you can have your ice-cream in about 30 minutes.
The good folks who have made that single serving size maker, have also made one that’s a bit larger so you can share with your family (if you must).
This little device from Cuisinart is a tad pricey but it wears many hats. You can make ice cream or yoghurt or gelato!
The prospect of having ice cream whenever I want it, without having to run to the store, is very exciting. I am seriously considering purchasing this, but as usual several questions arise. Do I really need it or am I just excited by the novelty of it? Am I actually going to use it? Is this the best use of my money?
So friends, what do you think? Should I get an ice-cream maker?
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