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Do You Make Homemade Ice Cream?

If not, you should! July is National Ice Cream Month and this is the machine you should be using to make it: Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker.

This is one of my most favorite products! (I realize that I say that with every product that I feature… but it’s true!) I don’t know about your household, but mine loves homemade ice cream. And it couldn’t be easier with the Ice Cream Maker by Cuisinart.

Of course, homemade ice cream is always delicious no matter which machine you use. But this one makes the whole process a lot easier. I’ve used both this ice cream maker and the ones that require rock salt. So have a few other people that I know, and this is what we think:

Why You Should Be Using the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker:

  • Frozen desserts are finished in 30 minutes or less!
  • You can turn the machine on, add the ingredients and walk away. You don’t have to sit and babysit this machine, like you do with the others that require rock salt.
  • Same quality ice cream each time: Thickness is consistent.
  • It runs very quiet in comparison to other ice cream makers.
  • Clean up is easy! You don’t have to deal with any salty water.
  • So easy to use: No adjusting rock salt and ice chunks to get the ice cream to set up.
  • So great for small parties.
  • Half the price! Much more affordable than other ice cream makers.

Disadvantages:

  • You have to have room in your freezer. This machine requires that the freezer bowl be frozen for 24 hours to start with in order to get the ice cream to thicken.
  • Storing left over ice cream could be easier: Unlike the rock salt ice cream makers, you can’t store left over ice cream in the same container it was made in. You have to store the ice cream in another air-tight, freezer-friendly container.
  • It doesn’t make as much as the machines that require rock salt. It only makes 2 quarts in comparison to other ice cream makers that produce 4-6 quarts of ice cream.
  • If you want to serve a large group of people, you may need to purchase a separate freezer bowl. (But even so, it’s still cheaper than a rock salt machine).

In my opinion, the pros of this machine far outweigh the cons. And it can make more than just ice cream. Try making frozen yogurt or sorbet in it as well. So now, you have to decide. Which ice cream maker do you prefer?

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And here’s a delightful recipe to try: My husband and I had this at a BBQ with some friends a few weeks ago and I can’t stop thinking about it! So, many thanks to Deric & Natalie for sharing!

Homemade Raspberry Ice Cream:

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups raspberries

Instructions:

  1. Beat eggs until they become foamy. Gradually add sugar and mix thoroughly until thick. Blend in milk, vanilla and salt and pour in a container to chill.
  2. Lightly whip cream, to a soft stage and fold into the chilled mixture.
  3. Add 2 cups of raspberries to the chilled mixture when you are ready to make the ice cream.
  4. Get the Cuisinart Indulgence Ice Cream Maker set up and ready to go and turn it on.
  5. Pour chilled mixture into the Ice Cream Maker and walk away.
  6. The ice cream should be done in about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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