+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    488
    Thanks
    75
    Thanked
    49
    Reviews
    0

    Default ice cream machines

    Hi,

    I am thinking of getting one. Does anybody have one? Are they worth it? Which one would you recommend?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    344
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked
    59
    Reviews
    0
    oh wow I would be in heaven!!
    Subscribing out of interest!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    somewhere between a rock and a hard place
    Posts
    1,215
    Thanks
    127
    Thanked
    335
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We have the new wave one which is quite loud but very productive I think if I had my time again I'd buy the cuisinart one!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,301
    Thanks
    3,122
    Thanked
    6,312
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    We bought the cuisineart one for my SIL for Xmas and it was great, she made us some on boxing day, was very easy and very yummy, plus it was only $100! If you have a kitchen aid the Icecream attachment for that is also meant to be good , that's the one I'm going to buy soon!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    488
    Thanks
    75
    Thanked
    49
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    We bought the cuisineart one for my SIL for Xmas and it was great, she made us some on boxing day, was very easy and very yummy, plus it was only $100! If you have a kitchen aid the Icecream attachment for that is also meant to be good , that's the one I'm going to buy soon!
    The cuisnart was the one I was looking at getting. They are the ones that come in the retro colours I believe. I was just wondering whether or not it was worth it. It doesnt actually freeze the ice cream does it? Like how does it work? You put in all the ingredients and then freeze over night? Could a simple cake mixer do the same job?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    413
    Thanks
    136
    Thanked
    154
    Reviews
    2
    The cusinart is great. I have the larger one- 2 L I think- in stainless. It was about $140. The bowl is placed in the freezer for 24 hrs before, and it does chill the ice cream to a slushie consistency, so you can eat it straight away. Then you freeze the rest to get firmer.


    The nicest ice cream is a custard base, so you do make the custard before putting in the machine, which essentially just churns and chills the custard for you. They are noisy, but only need to churn for 20 min.

    I love it for the different flavours you can make. I've recently made turkish delight; pistachio and cardamon; and liquorice ice creams.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,301
    Thanks
    3,122
    Thanked
    6,312
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    No I'm pretty sure a cake mixer couldn't? You have to freeze the ice-cream bowl overnight, then pretty much make a custard ( eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla bean) and then it churns it so it gets to like a soft serve consistency and then you freeze it for a few hours and then it's ice-cream! ( you can't just make it you need to leave at least 24 hours before you want it) but it tasted great - she then made it the next night but put purée strawberries through it which was yum! If I didn't have a kitchenaid then I probably would get the cuisineart one too - it also apparently does yogurt and sorbet too!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    somewhere between a rock and a hard place
    Posts
    1,215
    Thanks
    127
    Thanked
    335
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I can recommend toblerone flavor when you get your ice-cream maker!! Yum!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    488
    Thanks
    75
    Thanked
    49
    Reviews
    0
    That's it! I'm getting one! Been umming and arrrhing for a while now but I'd better get it before summer is over.
    Cant wait to try to make coconut ice cream, and pistacchio, and strawberry, and coffee, and vanilla, and turkish delight and and and.............

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    394
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    65
    Reviews
    0
    The ones for $40 and $200 are the same. If you have to freeze the bowl overnight or for 12 hours you shouldn't pay top dollar. But if you want to spend the top dollars there are the ones with built in condenser which you don't need to freeze inner bowl and all up you have ice cream within a hour. I've used my machine once it just sits on counter as its cheaper to buy the ice cream made than make it.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Washing Machines
    By mummyz in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 16-12-2012, 02:16
  2. Elliptical machines
    By bezzy in forum Weightloss & Fitness Challenges
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 17-09-2012, 09:20
  3. Which tens machines have u used?
    By del79 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-01-2012, 21:04

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Babybee Prams
Save $50 in our pre-Christmas sale! All Comet's now only $500. Our bassinet & stroller set includes free shipping AUS wide, $75 free accessories, 18-months warranty & a 9 month free return policy. Check out our new designer range today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Shapland Swim Schools
Semi private learn to swim classes for a maximum of 3 children in specialized heated teaching pools. Our swim schools are located across Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast, ensuring there's a school near you.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!