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General Chat Thread, Ice Cream Machines in General; As part of my crimbo present, the wife will get me an ice cream machine. I've done a bit of ...
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    Ice Cream Machines

    As part of my crimbo present, the wife will get me an ice cream machine. I've done a bit of Amazon browsing but wondering if any of you geekers can recommend a nice cream machine, or if there are any that I should avoid?

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    I got one off groupon - seems pretty good but i need to work out how to make it not be quite so hard once frozen!

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    Never used one as I make my own from scratch. Ice Cream machines churn way too much IMO and make the texture funny.

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    Just been on Which.co.uk and grabbed the attached for you, hope its of some use.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Ice Cream Machines-ice-cream-makers.pdf  

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    Just been on Which.co.uk and grabbed the attached for you, hope its of some use.
    Thanks for that, I did some more Googling and it turns out that the Andrew James ice cream maker comes top in most lists so that's the one I've asked for.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

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    @nephilim Could you please post a copy of the recipe you use?

    Thanks in advance
    Harry
    Last edited by hawc; 30th October 2013 at 08:01 AM. Reason: spellings

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    I bought the wife the Kenwood IM200 ice cream maker about 12 months ago, and it's really good. It's a little bit noisy (but then I wouldn't expect it to be silent), and the bowl has to be frozen before it can be used (which takes up space in the freezer and means you to wait 24 hours before you can use it, but unless you buy one of the larger units you can't avoid this) but it makes good ice cream.

    As well as the ice cream maker though, I also bought her this.....

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Now this is good ice cream :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    @nephilim Could you please post a copy of the recipe you use?

    Thanks in advance
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    I'd like it too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Iain.Faulkner View Post
    I bought the wife the Kenwood IM200 ice cream maker about 12 months ago, and it's really good. It's a little bit noisy (but then I wouldn't expect it to be silent), and the bowl has to be frozen before it can be used (which takes up space in the freezer and means you to wait 24 hours before you can use it, but unless you buy one of the larger units you can't avoid this) but it makes good ice cream.

    As well as the ice cream maker though, I also bought her this.....

    Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book: Amazon.co.uk: Ben R. Cohen, Jerry Greenfield: Books

    Now this is good ice cream :-)
    THIS is where the ice cream action is at!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Melt-Claire-...=Claire+Kelsey

    Saw her make Toast and Marmalade ice cream on Sunday Brunch on C4 (Marmalade on toast ice cream recipe - Channel4 - 4Food - It's a hand churn recipe so anyone canmake it!) and it looked awesome. I saw the book in that 'bargain books' type high street chain at £4.99! The wife bought it as part of my crimbo gift and it's where the ice cream machine idea took off!

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    anyone tried one of these? Ice Cream Ball - buy at Firebox.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I'd like it too!



    THIS is where the ice cream action is at!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Melt-Claire-...=Claire+Kelsey

    Saw her make Toast and Marmalade ice cream on Sunday Brunch on C4 (Marmalade on toast ice cream recipe - Channel4 - 4Food - It's a hand churn recipe so anyone canmake it!) and it looked awesome. I saw the book in that 'bargain books' type high street chain at £4.99! The wife bought it as part of my crimbo gift and it's where the ice cream machine idea took off!
    That looks good :-) I can see that as a present for the wife for Christmas :-)

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    My recipe

    Double Cream (800ml)
    Whole Milk (200ml)
    Fruit of Choice/Flavouring of choice

    Whip double cream to the point it forms soft peaks. Mix in milk in small amounts at a time so that it is well combined.
    Place in fridge to cool
    Add flavourings and thoroughly encorporate
    Place in freezer - stir up every hour for a soft ice cream, don't stir for a dense ice cream

    Enjoy @Rawns and @hawc

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    My recipe

    Double Cream (800ml)
    Whole Milk (200ml)
    Fruit of Choice/Flavouring of choice

    Whip double cream to the point it forms soft peaks. Mix in milk in small amounts at a time so that it is well combined.
    Place in fridge to cool
    Add flavourings and thoroughly encorporate
    Place in freezer - stir up every hour for a soft ice cream, don't stir for a dense ice cream

    Enjoy @Rawns and @hawc
    Cheers chap!

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    This doesn't need an ice cream machine and is an excellent way of using up end of season strawberries. Combine it with a lime cheesecake and some spun sugar and yo have a delicious dessert. ...

    500g/1lb 2oz strawberries, hulled, cut in half and frozen in a freezer bag or on a tray

    ¼ tsp vanilla essence

    3-4 tbsp icing sugar

    75g/3oz clotted cream

    75ml/3fl oz whipping cream



    Blend the frozen strawberries, vanilla essence, icing sugar and clotted cream in a food processor for five seconds.

    With the motor running, pour in the whipping cream and continue to blend until smooth.

    Spoon the ice cream into a container and store in the freezer until ready to serve.


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    I used to make home made rum and raisin ice cream, made a batch once that had so much alcohol in it that it wouldnt set properly, ended up putting the ice cream bowl back in the freezer and pushing the fast freeze button. That fixed the freezing problem. It turned out very potent indeed.

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    Has anyone ever tried one of Heston's ice cream recipes?

    Jersey Milk Ice Cream

    • 500ml whole Jersey milk
    • 300ml double cream
    • 80g unrefined caster sugar
    • 100g glucose syrup
    • 1kg dry ice
    1. Put the milk, cream, sugar and glucose syrup in a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and the glucose is liquid. Set aside.

    2. Put on safety gloves and protective goggles and open the packet of dry ice. Wrap it in a tea towel and then a hand towel and smash it into a powder with a rolling pin. (Make sure there are no large lumps of dry ice, as these will remain as lumps in the ice cream). Unfold the towels and shake the powdered dry ice into a glass bowl.

    3. Pour the milk and glucose mix into the bowl of a food mixer. (From now on, you need to work quite rapidly to avoid freezing the equipment.) Shake a little of the dry ice into the mixing bowl and, using the mixer’s paddle, mix on the lowest speed until the dry ice dissolves and its vapour clears. Continue to add dry ice, a little at a time, until the ice cream has absorbed all of it. (It may be easier to do this in two batches. It’s important to add the dry ice in small quantities to prevent the ice cream going grainy). Once the dry ice is absorbed, beat the ice cream on the second speed until smooth.

    4. Quickly scrape the ice cream out of the mixer and into a container. Freeze until required. It is best eaten within 24 hours. (Source)

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