Saturday, April 07, 2012
The Better Ice Cream Maker
Posted by Liza Cordero
I gave up on the ice cream maker after a few tries, but when I saw the ice cream maker attachment for my stand mixer I got excited all over again. My stand mixer would be a natural ice cream maker - you churn ice cream, my stand mixer is good at mixing aka churning (yes, it was the a-ha moment).
This morning I got a chance to prove my theory. When I put the bowl in my freezer I couldn't help but notice how much thicker and heavier it was than my Cuisinart. After at least 15 hours, the bowl was completely frozen. I made green tea ice cream this morning, non-watery green tea ice cream. I got the consistency I wanted, my batter solidified like the ice cream sold in supermarkets. The only difference is I made the flavor I wanted and it tasted the way I like my green tea and I didn't use any preservatives or chemicals that I don't want in my body.
My husband got so excited, he immediately rinsed the ice cream maker attachment and returned it to the freezer. He even packed the remaining green tea ice cream for me! He said he was going to make mango ice cream next and then coconut ice cream and then... Well, you get the picture.
If you are as much of an ice cream enthusiast as my husband and I are - and you're looking for an ice cream maker - get a stand mixer and the ice cream maker attachment. It's guaranteed to give you the consistency of great ice cream - no more wimpy, watery summer experiments. Get the right tools for your passion! Put your money on quality equipment, get a Kitchen Aid stand mixer ice cream maker attachment.