I have gone dairy free in my diet, and use Vanilla Almond Milk in place of regular milk. I love ice cream, so wanted an alternative. I did some research as one reviewer said this would not freeze the almond milk properly. I found a suggestion of using a mashed banana to thicken the milk, and it worked perfectly. I stirred the mashed banana in with the almond milk, added a little Stevia and some frozen sliced strawberries, and in 25 minutes had delicious Almond Milk Ice Cream! I am going to try other fruits in the future, but use the mashed banana as a base. This unit was well worth the price. Just be sure you put the inner container in the freezer for 18-24 hours before you try to make the ice cream.
Hamilton Beach 1.5 Quart Ice Cream Maker | Model# 68321
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About This Item
Key Features and Benefits:
- Customize with your favorite mix-ins
- No rock salt required
- Enjoy ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbet or gelato
- Makes ice cream in 25-40 minutes
- Recipes included
- Large ingredient opening
- Canister cover prevents condensation
- Freeze canister, add ingredients and in 25-40 minutes dessert is ready
- Hamilton Beach 68321
- Recipe book
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|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
7.25 x 8.25 x 11.00 Inches
fast, yummy ice-cream
This ice-cream maker is FAST! it says 20-40 minutes...we shut it off at 20 minutes. The recipes you can create once you've mastered the basic are endless. One tip, when you wash the insert prior to re-freezing, wipe out really well or you have ice forming and the paddle will not turn. Also, if you wait too long to turn the machine on after you have poured in your mix, it will begin to freeze to the wall/bottom of the bowl and the paddle will not turn.
I have used my ice cream maker twice now. The first time I think my cooked custard may have not been cooled enough. The ice cream tasted good but was too soupy. The second time I used the uncooked method and it turned out much better. It is a soft serve which is fine with me. I used to wait till summer to have homemade ice cream. It was always a lot of trouble with all the ice and rock salt. Now I plan on having it 2 to 3 times a month all year long. I like that it only makes one and one half qts. I'm keeping it out on the counter so it will be handy and it is a nice looking machine. I'm looking forward to trying different recipes and different add in's.
loved this product!
It makes wonderful soft serve ice cream in 20 minutes! I've used it three times now and each time it was 20 minutes. Really makes more than 4 cups. More like 5. Enough for left overs for both of us the next nite. Love using different flavors of instant pudding to create delish cold icecream
Great little ice cream maker
We bought this ice cream maker so we could make ice cream more often and with less fuss. I read the reviews and was impressed with them so bought this type and brand. So far after two batches, it does great. Is easy to clean. Haven't figured out why some say it is difficult to clean, but that is not the case.
I love this little ice cream maker. Saves money on salt and ice and time. You have to let it sit in the freezer for over 24 hours to work. Down side is I put my frigid ice cream mix in the gel bucket when I took the bucket straight from the freezer and poured it in the gel bucket, the mix froze up on the sides right away making it to where the paddle couldn't even be placed in correctly. So I had to dump the mix in another container and then run HOT water in the gel container till I got the frozen mix out. Suggestion: Take gel container out of freezer and let it sit out a few minutes before adding your ice cream mix. Maybe run some warm water in it before adding your mix. It takes no time to make up a batch. It is quiet compared to the other types. It is easy to clean up after you got your ice cream made. Also after cleaning and air drying I put the gel bucket right back in the freezer so it is ready for another time. I didn't give it a full 5 stars because of the freeze up problem I had with it. Other than that it is awesome :-)
Great little machine
My wife and I wanted a small machine to make frozen custard, and after shopping a bit, thought this would fill the bill. We've only used it once, but - so far - it did the trick! The 1.5 quart size is perfect for the two of us. Other reviews talked of problems if the canister wasn't completely frozen, or the mixture not properly chilled, so we made sure to leave the canister in the freezer overnight, and chilled the mixture for about eight hours... We loaded the machine, and in no more than 10-15 minutes, the blades began to reverse constantly, signalling completion, and sure enough, we had frozen - really frozen - custard... Delicious! I would absolutely recommend this little treat maker for anyone wanting to make a small batch of sweet treats!
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