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23 reviews | 2.1 out of 5
Ok I read the reviews and bought these things anyway. In part because I did find some reviews that said the same thing I'm saying now. Read the instructions. Can you use regular cream? Yes, however IN THE INSTRUCTIONS, it clearly states that the lower the fat content the less solid it will be. Common sense would lead you to heavy cream one would think. It also says crushed ice works best, AND to stop and stir it. Finally, the instructions state that the colder the ingredients are the better it works. I put the heavy cream in the freezer for a bit. I did all of those things. I actually had them stir it about every minute instead of at the end. We got ice cream hard enough to hold a metal spoon upright in. Does it make a ton of ice cream? No, but it's fun, and my 5 yr old twins love it. This is basically a TOY. You knew that going into it ;-). It's for fun, not for a gallon of homemade gourmet ice cream. I love them...my kids get ice cream without questionable ingredients, they have fun, and they have to work for it. A triple win in my book. Oh and they said it tasted great lol. That's the whole point right?
I bought my two oldest kids each one of these as a gift for their Easter baskets.
For the amount of "Ice cream" if you can even call it that; this makes. It's really not worth it. According to the instructions you have to shake it for 3 minutes...well three minutes only gets you whipped cream soup. I sat there one night and shook it for 30 minutes and still no actual ice cream. Very unsatisfied with this product.
I bought this in the local Walmart. We used this twice with the same results both times. Shake 3 minutes then stir...bubbly liquid! We added more salt and ice then shook for 3 more minutes with the same results. If you want to try a "Magic" product, the Slushy Magic works.
NOT WORTH IT. The instructions say shake for 3 mins then stir. Shake for an additional minute if needed. I shook, stirred, shook stirred and repeated several times. Finally got semi ice cream looking stuff after many stirs/scraping sides and lots of shaking. And the amount it makes is only a few small bites. I do not recommend this to anyone.
I bought this for my kids. We never tried it out, but it wasn't something we wanted to keep. The amount of ice cream you can make at a time is too small to be worth keeping. The package says it makes about one large scoop. But I think it would be less then that.
I'm really disappointed because it did not work like it should. I only used it once and followed the directions. It turned out to be bubbly liquid! I was excited at first, but it turned out to be a big disappointment!
I bought this thinking it would be fun to use with my grand daughters,I was so wrong. I would have been better off spending 15 more dollars and getting a real ice cream maker. The container is too small for even one child and it just doesn't work. Don't waste your money.
This makes an exact serving.This is not something for those who like scoopfulls in a bowl.For best results shake for a bit and put in freezer.This is perfect for me cause I'm working on,losing weight.One serving is just enough to satisfy my craving.
My kids begged and begged me for this and they were so disappointed. Shook it for 3 minutes.. another 3 minutes.. and finally a total of 30 minutes and all we got was a bubbly liquid. Tried it another time.. same results! Not worth the $10. Very big disappointment!
My daughter saw this in Walmart and wanted ice cream. I read the poor reviews on this product but it is easy and fun for a 2 almost 3 year old. She helped with making the ice cream and it was enough for her to eat. I am not sure if it is enough ice cream for an older child.
This was a birthday present for a great nephew. I had my doubts that it would actually work, but was wrong. It not only worked but now his sister likes it. A great fun product for any person just to see that smile is priceless.
I got it from the Easter Bunny and it did not work at all!!!!
The kids loves this product. they are able to make their own treats just how they like them.
We follow directions and shake for about 3 minutes open and stir up ice cream from sides of small bowl and re cover and shake for another minute, stir again and my 4 and 7 yr old love it so, for $10 that works for me.
We definitely did not get ice cream after 3 minutes. We had to put it in the freezer for awhile to get it think enough.
This is so tiny that even the kids were bummed. After 5 minutes of shaking, it yielded just 2-3 spoonfuls. Yikes.
I purchased this at my local Wal-Mart at full price for my grandson and it is a waste of money!!!
the child was only 5yrs old and she was very excited about the ice cream maker, which of course made me happy
A fun toy. It helps to put a little less cream in than the recipe calls for.
Does not work, save your money!