The Modern Ice Cream Machine

With summer being over, you might be tempted to put your ice cream machine into deep storage but you should wait. And if you haven’t picked up one yet, you can often find some good deals when stores have their clearance sales. Now a little about electric ice cream maker reviews.

Best ice cream maker and ice cream freezers basically all work the same way-an ice cream mixture is brought to almost freezing and simultaneously, the mixture is stirred to keep ice from forming.

Although home ice cream machines vary in size and operation, there are basically only three kinds. The first kind is probably what you remember Grandma using on Sunday socials. They use rock salt and ice to get the ice cream mixture to a low enough temp.

Then there is the canister type. This unit uses a freezable bowl, which you store in your freezer, to get your ice cream mix cold enough. A canister ice cream freezer is generally less messy than the first kind.

The last kind of ice cream maker could be considered the luxury model of ice cream makers. No freezable bowl, no ice, no rock salt, these units have a built in freezer. On the plus side, they are ready at a moments notice for whipping up a batch of homemade ice cream.

But it’s not all good news. These ice cream makers are expensive with some models costing more than a thousand dollars. Also if you looking for easy cleanup, stay away from models that don’t allow you to remove the mixing bowl.

So I guess that’s about it for the three different kinds of ice cream makers. I alluded to earlier that your might now want to put your maker away and here’s why. Sweet potatoes and pumpkins both, are at their peak in fall and go great as ice cream but if that sounds too exotic, try homemade vanilla on pumpkin pie.