Cuisinart® Classic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker
Machine requires no chemicals, salt or ice and features a removable freezer bowl for quick cleanup. Paddle and recipes included.
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- Model: ICE-21R
- Material: ABS plastic and stainless steel
- Capacity: 1½ qt.
- Dimensions: 8½"W x 8"D x 12"T
- Warranty: Limited 3-year warranty
- Made in China
Care & Usage Show
- Hand wash
What's In the box? Show
- Freezer bowl
- Mixing paddle
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First, it claims to get the job done in 20 minutes with only a few hours of freezing the bowl. In reality it requires overnight freezing if you want a 20 minute solution. And you will have to add time (5-10min) if you want to use milk (I typically use coconut or almond or rice milk) or if you are adding alcohol, like say creme de cocoa, for flavoring. Even then, the ""sorbet"" will be quite soft and require at least 2 hours of freezing before you can actually serve it. While it is nice that the bowl does a majority of the freezing it does not make up for the cheap plastic, or that the blending paddle does not actually blend anything (so plan on using a blender before hand if you want to add fruit or add-ons like pecan pieces /cookie dough), there are no actual locks on the machine so you will have to hold blending paddle in place when placing it on the machine and it WILL be messy when you remove the sorbet. It is also VERY loud and the bowl thaws SUPER fast so no making more than one type/batch of frozen goodness at a time.
At the end of the day it is serviceable (I have made several batches of sorbet including cherry almond, chocolate fudge peanut butter swirl, kiwi, orange mango, pumpkin chai & Mango and Grand Marnier sherbet.) and this is an absolutely awesome price. But if you are looking to make real frozen desserts you will want to go with a professional machine like De'Longhi GM6000 Ice Cream Maker
The bowl sets up well before the suggested 24 hour period in the freezer, which is handy for next day use. I've also thrown the ""need to refrigerate the mix"" suggestion out and made it with refrigerated ingredients - it still comes together in 30 minutes or less.
Then comes the downside: I had romantic visions of secretly whipping up ice cream during a dinner party to surprise guests. The noise from this machine (a growl to a low roar) can be heard well past the kitchen, extinguishing my plans.
Verdict: For the price, it is a functional and timely ice cream maker. I highly recommend it
I consider it a good investment, but I think the ""$110 value"" is a bit much. I think the $59.95 is an appropriate price point
It is a bit on the noisy side, but that doesn't bother me. I would describe it as a hum
It has also been great for creating custards that are not hard frozen
you have fresh,homemade ice cream with no dies or fillers or emulsifiers in 20 minutes. you can make 100% from scratch ice cream sandwiches and bars (move over Klondike!) and know every single ingredient that you're consuming. My in-laws now request ice cream in lieu of material gifts. this thing rocks!
2 months ago
So, I'm sad to say that the first outing with the Cuisinart yogurt and ice cream maker was just a mess.
I was so mad after reading of the ease of use that it is now shelved. I'll try to come revisit this review after the second attempt results in thrilling success..
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good luck and ejoy