Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Machine – Making Vanilla Ice Cream Perfect
For anyone that likes ice cream (who doesn't) an ice cream making machine
is a great home appliance to have at hand. This article will explain how these
simple ice cream making machines work and a simple recipe of vanilla ice
cream to boot.
Ice cream machines like the Cuisinart Ice 20 or the Cuisinart Ice 30bc are
cheap and easy to use machines that you can use at home so that you are
never without your favorite iced dessert. They both work on the same
You pre-freeze the ice cream bowl. This is probably the longest part of the
process and require a bit of forward planning as the bowl will take at least 8
hours to freeze in a deep freeze refrigerator. So that I never get caught short
when wanting to make some ice cream, I simply keep the ice cream bowl in
the fridge all the time. Thus when I am ready for some home made ice cream
I simply take it out of the fridge and get started.
The bowl has a frozen solution in it such that you can freeze your ice cream
mixture while churning it at the same time. This ensure smooth and frozen
ice cream. In fact, that is pretty much what an ice cream machine for the
home is these days. It is a bowl with freezing solution in it and a churning
arm that will churn your ice cream mixture. There are other bits and pieces
and a few whizzbang gadgets on the more expensive machines but all said
and done all you need is a frozen bowl and a churning arm.
Now onto the vanilla ice cream. I prefer the custard type recipe for vanilla ice
cream. True you can make it with condensed milk (and it's very nice) but I
find it is a bit too sweet for my tongue these days.
Basically, you make a custard mixture. Heat some milk in a pan, around 150
ml to a gentle lukewarm temperature. If you want to get sophisticated about
your ice cream get a vanilla bean and split it down the middle. Place the
vanilla bean in the milk and allow it soak for 10-15 minutes. Vanilla beans
are quite expensive