If you’re an ice-cream lover, you’ll love this machine. Simple. Though you will pay for the privilege to use it.
Some days I like just plain vanilla ice cream, other days I’ll be more adventurous and want a few berries, double chocolate, perhaps even a coffee flavour. But I’ll usually think of it at home and forget by the time I get to the supermarket so rarely are the cravings satisfied.
This machine has seen that dilemma solved for the most part. Depending on how you cope in the kitchen, it can be an easy or even easier process. If you simply follow the recipes in the accompanying booklet, you’ll get some lovely ice creams, gelato’s and sorbet’s (and yes I’ve tried most of them now).
If you’re feeling experimental, you can come up with some pretty awesome creations. My favourite to date was when I crushed up a few Crunchie bars and added them to a plain vanilla mix. By the time it was done I had a near perfect hokey pokey style ice cream. It was so much better than anything I’ve ever bought in-store.
The machine is incredibly easy to use and very quiet. I didn’t even need to use the instruction manual. Simply power on, choose the settings for gelato, sorbet or ice cream, and start. A bell will ring when it’s ready (mine took anywhere from 30-45 mins) then I scooped it into a container and popped it in the freezer. Voila, perfect ice-cream!
It does only make 1 litre at a time, so if you were making it as a regular treat for a large family, it might get a bit tiresome. But as a small amount for special treats or guests, it really is worth the money. I’ve used some cheap and nasty ice cream makers in the past and there is just no comparison.