Hamilton Beach 1.5 Quart Gel Ice Cream Maker

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  • Make ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbet or gelato
  • No rock salt or ice required
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    About this item

    The Hamilton Beach 1.5 Quart Gel Ice Cream Maker brings you family fun without the mess. This small appliance features a sleek, contemporary design that will look stylish on your kitchen counter. It makes delicious ice cream without requiring ice and rock salt. Instead, just pop the gel canister into the freezer 24 hours before use. This 1.5-quart ice cream maker will produce tasty ice cream, custard, sherbet or gelato that you can serve to family and friends for dessert or with coffee and tea. The extra-large opening lets you add a wide variety of yummy toppings such as candies, cookies or pieces of fruit. This item also comes with a convenient easy-lock lid for safety and convenience. The push-button release tells you when the ice cream is ready to eat. While preparing, the outer bowl prevents condensation from building up on top of countertops or tables. Enjoy the taste of homemade ice cream any time with the Hamilton Beach ice cream maker.

    Hamilton Beach 1.5-Quart Gel Ice Cream Maker:

    • 1.5-quart capacity
    • Make ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbet or gelato
    • Large ingredient opening
    • Outer bowl prevents condensation buildup on counter
    • Hamilton Beach ice cream maker features easy-lock lid
    • Gel canister fits easily in freezer
    • Makes a fun holiday gift for the entire family
    • Excellent activity to do with children
    • Fun to create and serve to kids as a special treat after school and at birthday parties, sleepovers, barbecues and special events
    • Easy to store on top of a kitchen counter top, shelf or in a cabinet

    Specifications

    Automatic: Yes
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Primary Color: Black
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: 68321
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 7.25
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 8.25 x 11.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 1419606
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    Customer Reviews | 144 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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    144 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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    6/14/2011

    Customer review by Ruby64

    5.0 stars by Ruby64

    I've had this maker for awhile now. I love it. It's easy to clean, the motor has push clips so it easily pops out of the lid so the lid can be washed. The container does take up some room in the freezer, but it beats messing with ice and rock salt. Someone said the motor was loud, it does make some noise, but it's quieter than the big makers that require ice and salt. It's quick too, the directions say 20-40 minutes, I've never had to run mine for the full 40 minutes. Others complain that the ice cream doesn't get very firm while in the machine. I've eaten alot of homemade ice cream in my life and I've never seen any homemade ice cream get very firm while in the machine, it always needs to be transferred to a freezer to finish hardening up.

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    Ruby64
    Nebraska
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:A few times per month
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    8/16/2013

    Customer review by UCLAbryan

    5.0 stars by UCLAbryan

    I've always been skeptical about ice cream makers even though I am an ice cream lover and didn't think I could beat my mother's home-made ice cream from when I was a kid. The biggest concern was that I wanted to make my own ice cream from all natural ingredients and not all the preservatives they put in store bought ice cream, so I thought I'd give this a try (given that I consume entirely too much ice cream as it is!). There is almost no assembly out of the box and is ready to go. I put the freezer bowl in the freezer over night and tried making it in the morning. I found adjacent, and conveniently to the maker a pouch of ice cream mix just to try it out first because I had no knowledge or experience at all. It is called "Rival Frozen Delights" mix for $2.00 and the flavor is "Sugar-Free Chocolate Delight." I mixed HALF of the pouch of sugar free chocolate mix with 3 cups of 2% milk and allowed to chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Mixed it again, and SLOWLY poured it in the maker while it was turned on with the paddle installed. After about 30 minutes of the machine churning the ice cream, it began to expand and thicken. I happily poured myself a serving in a mug to try it out. It had a very thick milk shake-like texture and tasted GREAT!! I put the remainder, and majority, of the mixture into an air tight container and put that in the freezer. Later that evening, it had time to harden up a little like store bought ice cream. I highly recommend this product! It was easy to use, takes no time at all, and makes great all natural ice cream with an easy clean up. I had originally wanted the Cuisinart Ice 21 maker being a big fan of their products, but for $55, I wasn't sure if it was worth the time and money just to try it out. Not only was the Hamilton Beach maker only $27 and change, when I got to the register it was on sale for an even $20! (Fairfield, CA location). So I am going back to buy another one for a sibling. I don't usually write many reviews, but this was worth the time. I hope that helps all you ice cream lovers! Downside: I have to wait to make more! But it's important to chill the mixture, and then put the rest in a container to freeze for a couple of hours. That's why I like ot make it in the morning, and its pig out ready for us when home from work after dinner for dessert. There are many, many ice cream recipes. This is the first one I've tried, and Vanilla is next, then Cappuccino, and other fruit based flavors.

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    UCLAbryan
    Fairfield, CA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:Every few days
    10/7/2010

    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    5.0 stars by An anonymous customer

    I like the ice-cream maker because the flavor of the ice cream is so much tastier than the ice cream one buys in the dairy section. Also you can add all types of fruits to make it taste even better. With this ice cream maker one does not need the rock salt nor ice to fuss with.

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    Winter Haven,Fla
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Age:65 or older
    Usage:Every few days
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    I have never made ice cream. Where do I get the ingredients?
    by 1prettyboy
    • If you have an internet access and check recipes there you'll see that ingredients are very basic like milk, cream, sugar, chocolate chips, and so on. Pretty much everything you can get at grocery store.
      by Ohimesama4SP
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    • Walmart carries prepackaged ice cream mixes, but I used recipes I found online. Just make sure that you don't use more than 4C of mix at a time.
      by iamo1980
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    • the great part is you buy milk and either half and half or heavy cream. those are main ingredients. to that add flavors, candies or cookies. ive tried 8 or 9 recipes so far.
      by tpalmit
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    • All ingredients are purchased at your local grocery store. Nothing fancy or special needed. I am returning this model today and looking for a different one--3 batches done and none ever got firm.
      by anyone2
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    • Ingredients are from the grocery store - I've used the fat free half & half and regular white sugar and vanilla. The ice cream maker has a few recipes in the box. One discovery that enhances a perfect ice cream is to put the icey cold ingredients in a blender to mix it well. I also put 2Cups of frozen cantelope in a blender along with 2 Tbsp of Lime jc and 1 Tbsp of honey or guava nectar. mix very well, pour into the pour spout then let it freeze up. Very yummy & very easy!
      by MadeByMaggie
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    • Any grocery store or fruit stand. All you need is heavy whipping cream and fruit or flavor of the ice cream you want.
      by tamtizzle49
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    • you can buy your ingredients for the Ice Cream at Walmart or most Grocery Stores
      by deb19589
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    • At the grocery store. Main ingredients are cream, whole milk, sugar or alternative and flavoring. Google ice cream recipes for more info.
      by Lady1n1MM
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    • At the grocery store. It's nothing fancy sugar, heavy whipping cream, milk, half and half, cocoa and vanilla.
      by HealthyMomma
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    • You can buy the ingredients at any grocery store. It takes milk, half and half and whipping cream.
      by An anonymous customer
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    by memeshops
    • It can take 20 min or a little longer. It will be soft server so if you want it to be scoop ready you will have to freeze it for a little while.
      by iamo1980
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    • takes 12-24 hours to freeze container at first then takes 20-40 minutes to make the ice cream. i keep the container in freezer at all times so dont ahve to freeze it ahead of time
      by tpalmit
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    • Depends on your recipe. When I use milk it takes about 20 minutes but with half and half it took 45.
      by CoxRanch
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    • The ice cream usually takes about 1 hr or less as long as the ingredients are ice cold. Originally the ice cream is very soft & firms up after about an hour or so in the freezer. When I've used choc chips or cookie dough, I scoop it with a melon baller, freeze it then add it at the middle of the churning. The actual end time depends on how cold the original ingredients are, how well iced the inner freezing container is at the onset of the production. Usually less than an hour!
      by MadeByMaggie
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    • 20 - 40 minutes....very fast! Make sure you freeze the container for at least 24 hours, though. This really helps speed the process along nicely. :)
      by Irishcolleen
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    • Like it states in the booklet 20-40 minutes. I let mine go for 40 minutes for my 1st time so I would be sure it was ready worked wonderfully. just follow the directions in the booklet and for the recipes.
      by deb19589
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    • 20 minutes to one hour depending on how full the canister is and how cold the ingredients are. I highly recommend mixing/cooking your ingredients the night before and chilling in the fridge overnight.
      by Review4ubyme
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    • Mine was almost done at 20 minutes but then I added chocolate chips and those weren't cold so it added about 20 more minutes. I don't think that would have happened if I had made sure the chocolate was cold. The colder the mix the quicker the result.
      by Lady1n1MM
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    • Vanilla took 32 mins. Chocolate 17 mins.
      by HealthyMomma
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    • most of the time 20 minutes, never more than 30
      by 123action
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