Best Cuisinart Ice Cream Makers for Creating Frozen Desserts

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 15, 2018
"Savor good life" with one of these top Cuisinart ice cream makers. It will allow you to experiment with flavors and recipes to create super tasty and healthy creamy desserts. On buying any of these Cuisinart ice cream maker machines, you'll get a fantastic opportunity to treat your guests to a variety of delicious frozen delights. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Operation Principle
Cooking
Freeze Method
Freezing Time
Bowl Capacity
Covenience
Material
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

This model comes with an ice cream paddle and patent-pending gelato/sorbet paddle. With the first one, you can create soft and smooth ice cream or yogurt, while the second one gives richly-textured results with intense flavor.

CONS

It's rather bulky. 

OUR VERDICT

This fully automatic Cuisinart ICE-100 ice cream and gelato maker will quickly create your favorite frozen treats batch after batch. In only 10-60 minutes, you'll be able to enjoy a tasty homemade ice cream, sorbet, or gelato without leaving the comforts of your home. With touchpad controls and LCD screen, the device is extremely easy to use - you won't need to check the freezing process constantly. An excellent choice for big families.

detailed parameters
Operation Principle

Fully automatic

Cooking

Ice cream, Frozen yogurt, Sorbet, Gelato, Frozen beverages

Freeze Method

Compressor freezer

Freezing Time

10 to 60 minutes

Bowl Capacity

1-1/2 quarts

Covenience

2 mixing paddles, 10-minute keep cool feature, Built-in audible timer, Touchpad control panel with LCD readout, Sturdy base, Recipe book

Material

Stainless steel body with plastic parts, Removable stainless steel bowl with lift-out handle, Plastic lid

Weight

32 lbs

Warranty

Limited 3-year warranty

PROS

The machine has a control panel with a countdown timer and three built-in programs - Gelato, Ice Cream, and Sorbet. Each of them has an optimal preset time, however, if you want, you can always set your own time to achieve the desired results.

CONS

It's too noisy.

OUR VERDICT

The Cuisinart ICE-70 is a smartly designed ice cream maker with a freezer bowl. It boasts high performance and simple operation. Thanks to the countdown timer, you will always be aware of how much time is left. Owing to the built-in measuring cup, you can add the right amount of ingredients during the freezing process. The capacity is enough for a small company.

detailed parameters
Operation Principle

Fully automatic

Cooking

Ice cream, Frozen yogurt, Sorbet, Gelato, Frozen beverages

Freeze Method

Freezer bowl

Freezing Time

20-60 minutes

Bowl Capacity

2 quarts

Covenience

Control panel with LCD screen, 3 settings with multiple speeds, Countdown timer with auto shutoff, Ingredient spout with an integrated measuring cup, Rubber Feet, Cord storage, Recipe book

Material

Stainless steel body with plastic parts, Removable stainless steel bowl, Plastic lid

Weight

14 lbs

Warranty

Limited 3-year warranty

PROS

The freezer bowl has a double insulated wall filled with the cooling liquid to ensure fast and even freezing. Double wall keeps the bowl cool and, thus, eliminates the need for adding ice.

CONS

The white body gets stained easily.

OUR VERDICT

The Cuisinart ice cream maker ICE-21 is a budget-friendly option that will allow you to make different frozen treats in 20 minutes or even less. This ice cream maker combines portability, ease of operation and simple maintenance. It's a great choice for a small family, which allows making tasty homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or frozen drinks.

detailed parameters
Operation Principle

Semi automatic

Cooking

Ice cream, Frozen yogurt, Sorbet, Gelato, Frozen beverages

Freeze Method

Freezer bowl

Freezing Time

Up to 20 min

Bowl Capacity

1-1/2 quarts

Covenience

Rubber Feet, Cord storage, Easy-lock transparent lid with a large spout (to add ingredients when in use), Recipe book

Material

Plastic body, Removable stainless steel bowl, Plastic lid

Weight

9 lbs

Warranty

Limited 3-year warranty

PROS

Owing to a metal housing, a double-insulated freezer bowl keeps frozen liquids longer. So, making large amounts of delicious homemade ice cream for the whole family is easier than you'd think.

CONS

The plastic protective lid is rather fragile.

OUR VERDICT

Making outstanding desserts is an easy process if you use this fantastic Cuisinart ICE-30BC ice cream maker. Don't deprive yourself of an opportunity to make delicious and frozen desserts right at home instead of buying them in the supermarket. Not only will this ice cream maker save you some money but it will also help you to get on the path of living a healthy lifestyle.  

detailed parameters
Operation Principle

Semi automatic

Cooking

Ice cream, Frozen yogurt, Sorbet, Gelato, Frozen beverages

Freeze Method

Freezer bowl

Freezing Time

20-25 minutes

Bowl Capacity

2 quarts

Covenience

Rubber Feet, Cord storage, Easy-lock transparent lid with a large ingredient spout for adding mix-ins, Recipe book 

Material

Brushed metal housing, Double insulated stainless steel bowl, Plastic lid

Weight

12 lbs

Warranty

Limited 3-year warranty

PROS

The appliance is equipped with three condiment containers that can dispense different mix-ins. The front condiment slot has a curved edge and dispenses small mix-ins, while two other slots can dispense even mini M&Ms or chopped Snickers.

CONS

It dispenses ice cream rather slowly. 

OUR VERDICT

With the Cuisinart soft serve ice cream maker ICE-45, preparing a delicate ice cream will be not only quick and simple but also fun! Stock up on waffle cones, pour in the base into the drum, and sit back and relax. Your delicacy will be ready in just 20 minutes. Then add the preferable mix-ins and dispense your dessert into a waffle cone. Easy and fun!

detailed parameters
Operation Principle

Semi automatic

Cooking

Ice cream, Frozen yogurt, Sorbet, Gelato

Freeze Method

Freezer bowl

Freezing Time

20-25 minutes

Bowl Capacity

1-1/2 quarts

Covenience

Easy-lock lid with window, Dispensing bracket with handle, Three condiment containers, Cone holder, Removable drip tray, Recipe book, Non-slip feet

Material

Plastic body, Removable stainless steel bowl, Plastic containers 

Weight

15.4 lbs

Warranty

Limited 3-year warranty

Cuisinart ICE-100

Batch after Batch

The Cuisinart ICE-100 is a fully automatic ice cream and gelato maker that is ideal for big families and those who often host big parties. It boasts a commercial-style compressor which freezes ice cream and other treats while also mixing them. A built-in freezer also means that no pre-freezing is required, thus, you can make batch after batch without a need to wait or plan ahead. However, the compressor makes the ICE-100 rather bulky and heavy. It measures 12" x 16.73" x 9.33" and weighs 32 lb.

The Cuisinart ICE-100 compressor ice cream and gelato maker has a nice stainless steel body with some plastic parts. The 1.5-quart bowl is made of anodized aluminum and is very easy to clean. Once freezing is completed, you just need to take the bucket out of the machine and clean it with warm soapy water. Unlike the lid and dashers, the bowl isn't dishwasher-safe. The lid is fully transparent so that you can watch the mixing process in action anytime you want. It has an additional mix-in opening allowing you to add different toppings, chocolate chunks, nuts, or fruit without interrupting the freezing process.

For the ease of use, the appliance is equipped with a small LCD display and 3 buttons (Power button, Start / Stop button, Timer button). The Power button is backlit with a red LED light to inform you when the appliance is on. The countdown timer can be set anywhere between 10 - 60 minutes for a better control over your batch. The powerful motor along with high-quality freezer can whip up a whole batch of ice cream in less than an hour. The Cuisinart ICE-100 stops automatically once your dessert is ready and switches to keep-cool mode. The dessert gets very smooth and extremely creamy. Because of the 25% air content, the machine produces pretty dense gelato, ice cream, or sorbet. It comes with a handy recipe book that will help you add "right" mix-ins and experiment with flavors to create "superpremium" homemade ice cream. So, if you need an incredibly easy to use, capacious, and quick machine for making creamy desserts for big companies, the Cuisinart ICE-100 is the best bet.
Review of Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker

Two Paddles Are Better Than One

It's the only ice cream machine on the market that comes with two mixing paddles - one for ice cream or frozen yogurt and the other for sorbet or gelato. These two paddles can mix and aerate the ingredients in different ways. The dasher for churning gelato or sorbet brings less air into your mixture, creating richly textured desserts with intense flavor. The other dasher enriches ice cream with more air to give it a lighter and fluffier consistency. Both mixing paddles rotate evenly, blending and aerating all ingredients perfectly for silky texture without ice crystals.

Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


What customers say about this product

Key Specs

What a great ice cream maker. My only wish is that they made a bigger size (1/2 gallon) but then I guess the machine would probably be too big and bulky.

Size & Weight

The noise is really not bad but the machine is portable enough that moving it another room isn't a bad idea. I found the machine is the size of a really large toaster. I would move the machine to another room when starting a batch.

Features

This machine made ice cream that was fantastic. Not icy like old fashioned machines. It makes fantastic Gelato too.
 

Cuisinart ICE-70

Sophisticated Machine

The ICE-70 is the premium model with a removable freezable bowl for making gelato, ice cream, sorbets and lots of other frozen goodies. The desserts get smooth, creamy, reasonably dense, and with very few icy bits. Made of stainless steel, the machine looks amazing on any countertop. In fact, it's very smart and easy to use unit that consists of just 4 parts - the solid base that holds the motor, freezable bowl, dasher, and transparent lid. The base of the unit is manufactured from brushed stainless steel and has an embossed Cuisinart logo. The base measures 9.5" x 8.5" x 10.5" and has four rubber tipped feet that keep it stable when the mixture is being churned.

The machine features a 2-quart bowl which is lined with a liquid gel. The bowl has to be pre-chilled for 12 to 24 hours before use. The gel inside freezes solid in your freezer and then keeps the temperature really well. After removing from the freezer, it maintains the bowl cool for a good while. The bowl is 7.8" x 6.4", so please check whether it will fit in your freezer before purchase.

When the gel is frozen solid, you can remove the bowl from your freezer, put it back, add the mixture, and turn the ice maker on. Really simple! Unlike many other machines, the dasher here is held in place, while the bowl is rotated. Although this might not seem to make a big difference, rotating the bowl from below ensures more leverage and power. The dasher is held in place by a transparent lid. There's a special hole with a plug in the middle of the lid that allows you to add extras to your dessert.

As this ice cream maker has a capacity of 2 quarts, it can't make huge batches at a time. However, you can buy a spare bowl and pre-freeze them both in order to make simultaneous batches. This amount will be quite enough for small groups of people.

Review of Cuisinart ICE-70

More Control

The Cuisinart ICE-70 boasts some extra features that make it much more usable than its predecessors. For example, while the only control on the ICE-30BC is an On/Off switch, the ICE-70 has an electronic control panel with a countdown timer and four touch-sensitive buttons - START/STOP, ICE CREAM, GELATO, and SORBET. These buttons allow you to select which type of dessert you'd like to make. After you select the setting, a pre-set time will light up on the display. This is the optimal time for how long the manufacturer recommends you to churn this type of dessert. You can leave the pre-set time or adjust it to your preference. After you press the START button, the timer will start counting down. So, you can keep track of the remaining time on the LCD screen. On the ice cream and sorbet settings, the bowl rotates at 62 rpm, while it rotates at a slower 49 rpm on the gelato setting. The recommended time for sorbet makes 40 minutes, 30 minutes for gelato, and just 25 minutes for ice cream. However, you can increase the time up to 60 minutes to experiment with your favorite frozen treats. The Cuisinart ICE-70 features a measuring cup built in the ingredient spout so that you won't make an additional mess with other cookery tools. Overall, it's a great ice maker with a freezer bowl that has some extra features to offer.

Cuisinart ICE-70 in the use

Additional Info

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Most ice cream makers suggest that you put the dessert in the freezer for a couple of hours to firm it up for serving, but you don't need to do that with this one. It's ready to eat as soon as you think it's done.

Features

Very happy with this. Here's a trick I use, that I haven't seen elsewhere, to speed things up: dry ice. You can take a room temperature bowl, put it in a cooler and add a chunk of dry ice to the bowl. Within a few hours the bowl will be below -40F.

Size & Weight

The specific buttons for the product you wish to make are nice
 

Cuisinart ICE-21

Budget-friendly Option

The Cuisinart ICE-21 ice cream maker is the best-seller on the market for a good reason. It's a very affordable, compact, and easy to use machine without all those extra frills. Featuring On/Off button only, the Cuisinart ice cream maker is capable of making frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbet, and even frozen beverages. Actually, it will take you 20 minutes or less to enjoy ready-to-eat ice cream. This ice cream machine has an average bowl capacity that allows you to make 1.5 quarts of ice cream and other luscious frozen desserts. This domestic ice cream maker can make small quantities of ice cream sufficient for small families.

The Cuisinart ice cream maker ICE-21 is a semi-automatic machine, therefore, before making a frozen dessert, you have to pre-freeze the bowl in your freezer. The freezing time for this bowl takes between 16 hours and 24 hours. Typically, you just need to shake the bowl in order to determine whether the bowl is completely frozen. If you hear the liquid sloshing about, this means that the bowl is still not ready for use. But once it's frozen hard enough to be placed on the base, you can't hear anything when you shake it. It's the easiest way to tell if it's sufficiently cool. Once it's ready, you should immediately place it in the center of the base. Then, install a mixing paddle in the center of the bowl and place the lid on the top. Finally, press the On/Off button to turn the appliance on and pour ingredients as soon as the freezer bowl begins to turn. Your frozen treat will be ready in 20 minutes or even less.

Review of Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5 Quart White

Great Usability

This Cuisinart ice cream maker features non-slip rubber feet that keep the base stable when the appliance is in use. Also, there is a convenient cord storage - the power cord can be easily pushed into the base after use. Furthermore, it has an easy-lock lid with a large spout that let you add various ingredients without intervention into the freezing process. The ice cream machine is made of high-quality plastic that reduces the weight of the whole machine, while the inner bowl is made of solid stainless steel. The appliance weighs only 9 pounds, so you can easily carry it with you anywhere you need. It's available in classic White and vibrant Pink, Raspberry, and Red colors to suit your kitchen interior best.

Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5 Quart White in the use

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What customers say about this product

Features

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Ditto to all the other rave reviews. I'll add more stars for the cord slot feature in the back. When finished, you just push the cord through the slot and it is tidy and out of the way. I wish ALL small appliances came with this feature.

Key Specs

20 -25 min is proper time, Slightly less than is ok if you put less total ice-cream mix. I don't recommend going more than 30min!

Size & Weight

Storage takes a very small amount of space. I put the ice cream made in a Rubbermaid container in the freezer and wash & dry canister and it's stored in the freezer
 

Cuisinart ICE-30BC

Beautiful in its Simplicity

If you like the idea of treating your dearest people to soft and delicious ice-cream, consider buying the Cuisinart ICE-30. This perfect ice cream maker allows you to make any frozen dessert in less than half an hour, which is impressively quick. Besides ice cream, you can also prepare frozen yogurt or sorbet in it. Families who've got kids would definitely praise this option. The Cuisinart ICE30 is very easy to use, though, like many other ice makers, it requires a bowl pre-freezing (from 12 hours to 24 hours). Rather than that, it's all simple and straightforward. You will be surprised at how easy making your favorite frozen treats is! All you need to do is pour the mixture into the pre-chilled bowl and turn On/Off switcher. Your dessert will be ready-to-eat in as little as 25 minutes. A double insulated stainless steel freezer bowl can make up to 2 quarts of frozen homemade desserts from the freshest ingredients for you and all your family members. The open lid design provides aeration of ice cream while mixing to make the dessert much more airy and fluffy. It also allows users to add more ingredients during the process. You can pour chocolate chips, nuts, caramel drops, favorite toppings, or any other mix-ins. Having this machine in your household, you'll be able to make unbelievably delicious frozen desserts: ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, gelato, and frozen beverages. Just put in the needed ingredients and this ice cream maker will do the rest of the work for you. This Cuisinart 2-quart ice cream maker is truly cost-effective if you decide in favor of making your own frozen treats rather than buying them at the supermarket.

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Easy Maintenance

The freezer bowl rotates about 25 minutes, and the machine comes with rubber feet to ensure maximum stability and prevent vibration during the mixing process. The appliance has a robust metal housing that is very easy to clean. The whole machine requires low maintenance. After using this ice cream maker, you can easily clean the freezer bowl, mixing arm, and transparent lid in warm soapy water. However, never clean the freezer bowl with abrasive cleaners or put it in the dishwasher. As for the motor base, you just need to wipe it clean with a damp cloth after use. We would like to note that there is a cord storage compartment underneath the base where you can neatly hide the cable. The model is available in Red and Silver colors to suit your preferences.

Cuisinart ICE-30BC Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker in the use

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Perfect size and batch. My grand dghtrs and I are making great memories and dee-licious ice cream. I had no idea that it was possible to create such awesome, creamy delicious-ness at home. Everyone says its better than store bgt I only know its fabulous.

Features

This ice cream machine is amazing! Expecially when your looking for vegan ice cream. Not to many flavors to choose from. Now I can make my own dairy free ice cream and frozen yogurt without spending too much money. I do recommend this!

Size & Weight

Perfect size for a family treat. This is a great item for any family that is looking to occasionally make ice cream for a family treat. One batch makes roughly 8 servings. leftover can be placed in the freezer for a treat for another day.
 

Cuisinart ICE-45

For Extra Delicious Desserts

The Cuisinart ICE-45 is a reasonably-priced ice maker that is stuffed with some features that are usually found in higher-end appliances. It looks professionally and works professionally. It offers you a bit more than standard countertop ice cream makers and can really unlock the full flavor of your favorite desserts. It's a fully-automatic soft-serve ice cream, sherbet, and frozen yogurt maker that can produce 6-8 generous servings of the frozen dessert with whatever mix-ins you can dream of. The Cuisinart soft-serve ice cream maker comes with a 1.5-quart bowl (insulated drum) that should be pre-chilled in the freezer. By the way, the bowls are sold separately, and if you're going to make two batches of different ice cream at once, getting an extra one would be a good idea. And storing the bowls permanently in your freezer is another useful suggestion. This way, you won't need to plan ahead and wait for 12 hours before the liquid inside the bowls freezes.

Once you insert the bowl into the top of the machine, you simply need to pour ingredients, close the lid, and turn the dial. This ice cream maker requires around 15-20 minutes to complete the churning process. There's a wide hole on the top of the lid, which allows you to pour a creamy base in and watch the mixing process. The fully automatic operation allows you to relax, while the machine will prepare ice cream, frozen yogurt and other delicacies such as frozen drinks, sorbet, and sherbet. Since the machine is equipped with a cone holder, you can always have waffle cones within easy reach. Just take one and fill it with smooth soft ice cream by pulling the handle down on the dispensing bracket. Easy and fun!

Review of Cuisinart ICE-45

Various Mix-ins

What we liked most about this ice cream maker is its three built-in condiment dispensers for different mix-ins. You can choose up to three different mix-ins and toppings. So, let your culinary creativity go wild by adding chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, chopped Snickers, Oreo cookies, crushed nuts, or M&M's! The condiment slots, as well as 4 other removable parts, are pretty easy to clean. These pieces can be easily clicked in and out of place and rinsed with hot soapy water after each use. The cleanup will take you less than two minutes.

Cuisinart ICE-45 in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

Simple set up. Great set of initial recipes included. Easy to clean.

Key Specs

Makes delicious ice cream. Haven't made frozen yogurt or sorbet yet, but I can't wait.

Features

This is a GREAT product. I would seriously recommend investing in this for summer days or sleepovers... Makes delicious, fresh ice-cream with great consistency.
 

What Is a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker?

The summer is coming and with the first hint of this hot season, supermarkets start stocking up on different types of ice-cream. However, if you want your ice cream to be all-natural and contain real lumps of strawberry or other fruit, you definitely need a home ice cream maker. It’s an extremely useful kitchen appliance for those who crave for some off-beat flavors and want to be able to enjoy homemade delicious desserts at any time. And it’s the Cuisinart company that can make your life a bit tastier. The company was founded in 1973, in America. Since then, the Cuisinart has been producing revolutionary kitchen appliances and culinary tools. However, the brand really shines in creating innovative ice cream makers that are high-quality, easy to use, durable, effective, and quick. The brand offers machines with freezer bowls or built-in compressors. They can churn up not only delicious and refreshing ice creams but also sorbets and gelatos. For this comparison chart, we have prepared reviews on Cuisinart ice cream makers that take leading positions on the market. We hope, you'll find the one that meets all your needs. The mission of the company is to help you “Savor the Good Life®”. So, are you ready to enjoy freshly-made iced treats at home?

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What Features to Compare

Type

Before buying an ice cream maker, you should decide which type to go for. There are two main types of these appliances - machines with a freezer bowl and those with a built-in freezer.

Ice-cream makers with a freezer bowl have a steel inner layer and plastic outer layer. Between these layers, there is a liquid or gel which freezes once you put the bowl into your freezer. You’ll need to pre-freeze the bowl before use (between 12-24 hours). Then, you should attach the dasher and motor unit to the bowl and add ingredients to your preference. All you need to do is press a button to get your dessert prepared. This type of machine uses a low-powered motor and consumes not that much electricity. It’s a cost-effective, easy to use, and compact option excellent for first-time experiments. However, you’ll need to plan ice cream making at least 12 hours in advance. So, an ice cream maker with a freezer bowl is not the best pick for those who usually have random cravings.

Built-in freezer machines have a freezer unit inside that freezes ice cream mixture. You won’t need to chill the bowl beforehand, which means it’s a good choice for those who want instantaneous ice cream without planning ahead. The built-in compressor quickly cools down all the ingredients. Some models come with removable bowls that can be easily removed and washed whenever you need. Plus, you can make multiple batches of ice cream consecutively. Others come with a fixed bowl, and you’ll have to wait for it to warm up a bit for cleaning. All built-in freezer machines consume more electricity and are bulkier than ice-cream makers with freezer bowls. Also, they are rather pricey.

Capacity

The next point to consider is the capacity of the appliance. Usually, they have a capacity between 1 and 6 quarts. Some also have the minimum limits of mixture you can pour. If you want to make ice cream for a big family or often throw large parties, then getting a device with a large capacity is crucial. Also, you should turn to recipe books that come with ice-cream makers, since they will give you the appropriate quantities to use. When ice cream begins to freeze, it will expand a little, thus, you might end up with ice cream mix all over your kitchen if you don’t stick to all directions.

Usability

The flavor of your treats will largely depend on the ingredients, texture, and consistency. The texture of your dessert has a lot to do with how an ice cream maker works. High-end makers can create incredibly smooth and creamy desserts. Generally, devices with built-in compressors produce smoother ice cream. However, those machines with frozen bowls sometimes feature different options for dasher speed, offering extra control over the texture. Faster speeds make the ice cream lighter, while slower speeds make it thicker. Also, take into account how easy it is to use the appliance. If you select an electric frozen bowl model, it would be great if it comes with an extra bowl. If we speak about compressor ice cream makers, consider those with easy to lift bowls and models equipped with intuitive digital displays for simple control.

Interesting Facts About Ice Cream

The largest ice cream ever

The world's largest ice cream cake weighed more than 19,800 pounds. It took about 100 of chefs to complete the cake. It was made of ice-cream, sponge cake, and Oreo crumbles. The cake was acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records. This giant cake was created in Canada.

Another record was set in Strömstad, Sweden, on 28 January 2017. The team of 278 people built an ice cream scoop pyramid consisting of 5,435 scoops. The pyramid weighed over 1,102 lbs and was 3 ft 7 tall.

How many calories are there?

There are somewhere about 270 calories in standard vanilla ice cream. Actually, vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor, then goes the chocolate, and then strawberry. Vanilla ice cream is chosen nine times out of ten. However, the chocolate ice cream was created before vanilla.

The most profitable day

Ice cream is sold better on Sundays.

The origin of ice cream is still unclear

Nobody knows for sure who invented ice cream. Historians say that Emperor Nero of Ancient Rome mixed snow with fruit, nectar, and honey. Marco Polo was the first who brought ice cream to Europe. He brought the recipe from China. The creamy dessert consisted of flavored snow with rice and milk.

The magic number of licks

On average, you'll need to make 50 licks to finish a scoop of ice cream.

How was the waffle cone created?

In 1904, a Syrian ice cream seller ran out of dishes at the World’s Fair in St. Louis. The customers wanted their portions of dessert, so he had to turn to a waffle vendor nearby. People liked the idea of ice cream being wrapped in waffle cones.

How much milk does it take?

It takes about 12 pounds of milk to produce a single gallon of ice cream. One cow can produce milk for approximately 9,000 gallons of ice cream during its entire life.

American people really like ice cream!

On average, each person in the USA eats more than 5 gallons of ice cream, ice milk, ices, sherbet, and similar frozen products per year. The USA people consume more ice cream than any other nation. 90% of American families have frozen desserts in their freezers. Unbelievable, but men (rather than women!) usually choose ice cream as a dessert at restaurants. Still, ice cream is most popular with kids and adults over 45.

The main ingredient

Actually, the main ingredient of any ice cream is air. It makes this frozen dessert lighter and improves its consistency, while fats are responsible for its creamy texture.

Types of ice cream

This delicious dessert is offered in many types – ordinary ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen custard, low-fat ice cream, gelato, sherbet, and others.

Fat percentage

Standard ice cream has approximately 10% fat. Reduced-fat products have 25% less fat, while light ice cream has 50% less fat.

Non-fat ice cream still has about 0.5 grams of fat per serving, while sorbet has no milk and fats at all.

FAQ:

Q: How to make ice cream in an ice cream machine?
A: It doesn’t matter which type of machine you’ll get, in any case, you’ll have to pre-make the ice cream mixture first. If you’re going to get a maker with a freezable bowl, you'll have to pre-chill the bowl for 12 - 24 hours. Then, you should insert the paddle unit and the mixture. After that, you need to press start button. If you want to use a model with a built-in freezer, you will just need to load the mixture and turn the machine on.

Q: How to control the texture of my homemade ice-cream?
A: Сhurn speed and temperature have a lot to do with the consistency of your desserts. Paddle speed determines the amount of air that gets into the custard and, accordingly, your homemade ice cream texture. If it turns slowly, it will trap less air, producing a dense gelato or ice-cream. And vice versa - a faster paddle traps more air to make lighter ice cream. Also, a fast dasher gets ice crystals from the sides more efficiently. The tinier the crystals will be, the smoother ice cream you’ll get. The temperature of the coolant also matters. It determines how quickly the mixture will freeze, affecting the texture as well. A long freeze will ensure smaller ice crystals, while a quick a freeze will give you the opposite result.

Q: How long will it take for a Cuisinart machine to make ice cream?
A: All depends on a specific model and recipe, but usually - around 20-40 minutes. If, after this time, your ice cream is still very soft, you might need to firm it up in the freezer for 2-4 hours more. Although the timeframe might seem similar to making ice-cream by hand, a mixing dasher takes all the hard work and does it much more consistently.

Q: Why does a motorized paddle get stuck sometimes?
A: There are a few reasons for that. If you pre-chill a bowl in a freezer for too long, it might become too cold. And when the ice mixture freezes too swiftly to the surface, it may be difficult for a paddle to cut through it. So, we suggest that you add the mixture to the middle instead of the sides of the bowl. The paddle may catch large chunky ingredients. Check what max chunks you can add in the manual.

Q: Do I need to wait for my freezer bowl to warm up to the room temperature if I want to wash it?
A: It’s better to wait until the bowl reaches room temperature since the extreme changes in temperature might lead to damage.

Q: Is homemade ice cream cheaper than ready-made?
A: This largely depends on what ice cream you often buy. For example, if you usually buy premium ice cream, an ice-cream machine can deliver you cheaper products. However, making ice cream at home is not only about saving some money. It allows you to create healthier ice cream mixes. You can experiment with different flavor combinations by adding fresh fruit. Also, you can make lighter low-calorie desserts or frozen yogurt.

Q: Can I use lower-fat ingredients?
A: Of course, you can! But it’s likely that you’ll taste the slight difference if you use skimmed milk, for instance.

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Publish Date: 2018-03-29 15:31:35