Ice Cream Makers!

Ice Cream Maker - Old style ice cream maker
@zeloguy (4913)
United States
February 1, 2008 11:24pm CST
My wife got an ice cream maker for Christmas a year ago and it wasn't until recently that she FINALLY got it out of the packaging and started making her own ice cream. OMG! It's like the best ice cream I have ever had, and whatever we have leftover... fruit going a little soft, nuts, CHOCOLATE!, or whatever, we can add it to the mix and have our own personalized ice cream. Do any of you have an ice cream maker and if you do what is your experience with it?
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11 responses
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Brrr, you know I am not into Ice Cream during the winter. Can you make Vegan Ice Cream? Have you heard about dogs ice cream? My dogs like Ice Cream, but are not crazy about dogie Ice Cream.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
2 Feb 08
My dog loves the frosty paws ice cream for dogs, we buy it for her on her birthday every year.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Feb 08
my dogs didn't like it...
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Feb 08
And I was going to ask if your dogs wore headphones when you took them out for a walk Pola. Doggie Ice Cream... it's the milk I spill on the floor at 2am when I'm trying not to wake up the wife.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
2 Feb 08
We used to have an ice cream maker but wore it out making so much ice cream. lol Just can't beat homemade!
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Feb 08
It is the absolute best. The only thing is we don't have a deep freezer so it takes overnight to have the icecream set and waiting is the hardest part!
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• United States
2 Feb 08
Tell me about it. We didn't have a deep freezer at the time either and it drove me bonkers when I had to wait to enjoy my creation. I can't have ice cream in the house cause I'll literally sit and go thru a whole carton in one sitting and want more afterwards. Chocolate and ice cream are my 2 weaknesses that I find very very hard to resist.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I KNOW@@!!! If you thinkk of it as a two-part process... firt is the joy of making it and the second the joy of eating it... that makes it better.
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@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
2 Feb 08
We got one in the summer, because a friend was having such a blast using hers. I can't wait to use it, we were out of house for 4 months, due to major water damage while we were on vacation. So once all the boxes are unpacked I want to start making our own ice cream.
@miqile (38)
• China
2 Feb 08
I am very sorry to hear that you and your friends encountered with the major water damage and were kept away from your house for 4 months. Hope your making ice cream bring with you happy.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Feb 08
It is such fun... try not to wait as long as I did to get it unboxed and start making some wonderful ice cream...
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
3 Feb 08
We had a similar situation where someone flushed a toilet and the handle got stuck in the down position and it was an older model that didn't stop the water so we woke up in the morning with our whole house flooded. It is amazing how much water one toilet in a few hours can output. Thank God we were not in a place where we were paying for water or we would have had not just an expensive cleanup but an expensive water bill to boot.
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• United States
2 Feb 08
Heck no I don't have one. Do I want one yes indeedy! But my biggest food downfall is ice cream. Shoot I would be as big as a barn if I had one that I could make ice cream any time I wanted too. LMAo Glad you are FINALLY enjoying yours however.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Yes it is wonderful. The other thing we use a lot is the breadmaker but that will be for another discussion!
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• United States
2 Feb 08
Breadmaker..ok ok, I'll admit it, I'm a bread junkie when it comes to bread fresh out of the breadmaker. Warm and oh so melt-in-your-mouth good. Went thru 3 in 2 years. lol
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@miqile (38)
• China
2 Feb 08
As you would be as big as a barn if you can make ice cream ,i think you should keep away with such high energy food ,when all is said and done ,your health is the most important.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
2 Feb 08
We do not have an ice cream maker, and I have never had home made ice cream. I would not mind trying it because I do not really care of the ice cream we buy at the store. I wonder if it would be cheaper than buying your own, considering it would be like the full rich milk ice cream, not the ice milk that passes for ice cream in the store, and would have real vanilla plus all those nuts and everything. I'm getting hungry already!
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
3 Feb 08
I have not really priced it out how much it costs to make the ice cream and then you need room in the freezer. If you have one of those deep freezers that you put in the garage that is the ideal situation! It really doesn't matter to me 'cause like you the taste of the ice cream is so much better making it myself than buying it from a store.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
6 Feb 08
I guess the ice cream maker is one of the things I will save to buy after I get my Old Age Security. That list is getting longer and longer all the time.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Kinda missing out if you wait that long to buy an ice cream maker. It's one of those things that can definately be bought and forgotten about that is the truth there... but to wait until you're in retirement... naw... Thanks Zelo
@buenavida (8214)
• Sweden
6 Feb 08
I used to have an icecream maker but one part has to be replaced to make it work again. The recipe I gave in one of my discussions does not need an icecream maker - It tastes really yummy and is very easy to make. And when you make your own icecream, you know what the ingredients are, which is not always the case when you buy it in a bar or shop. You find the recipe in my profile among discussions I have started.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I will definately do that. Thanks for your response. Zelo
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
2 Feb 08
You and your food questions always make my hungry;)lol I don't have an ice cream maker but would love to have one. Hey a great valentines gift for my hubby to get me. thanks for the great idea.:)
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Feb 08
GREAT gift and something that goes to good use as well.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Yes, we have an ice cream maker. When I was little we had one also so I have been around them for a long time. One time when our kids were young we made ice cream and put food coloring in it without the kids knowing and when the ice cream was ready we told them it wasn't "ripe" yet. They sure did laugh after we told them what we did. We usually make ice cream one or two times during the summer when our grandson is here visiting. I love home made ice cream, it is so good.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
5 Feb 08
The hardest part about making ice cream definately is the wait! That is great that you were able to share with your kids and grandson. Just awesome. Thanks for the post!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I can remember those old fashioned wooden barrel crank type ice cream makers, that is what we had when I was a youngster - we'd get together with the neighbors and all take turns cranking the handle.. .. after I was a teen we bought mom and dad one that fit on their kitchen center machine.... we always picked fresh berries and other fruit - and these were great to use in the desserts... my father would make the MOST outstanding frozen yogurt flavored with wild blueberries.... oh I wanna go back home. I miss my Daddy.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Things have been made so much easier. No more rock salt and cranking... all you need is electricity and some room in the freezer. To make soft-serve don't let it set up as long... and like you say you can put berries and all other kinds of fruit in there. Say high to daddy for me!
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• United States
3 Feb 08
I don't have one yet but I want one. I've had homemade and it is the best! you can put anything you want in it and you can also make sugar free.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
5 Feb 08
EXACTLY. People are like OMG you have an ice cream maker you are going to be big as a house. Quite the contrary. I know exactly what is going in there and that is the beauty of it... I have blueberries that came from the farmer's market and some of them aren't really firm they either go into a shake or into some ice cream. I don't know if we've done the sugar-free yet but that is definately one for me to put on my list. Thanks for the great idea.!
• United States
3 Feb 08
I received an ice cream maker for Christmas several years back, but being a rather old teenager, I didn't see the need for one and have only taken it out of the box to look at it. I never have the time or anyone around that would want to partake in trying to make our own ice cream, so I just don't worry about it. It's still at home collecting dust. I will have to pull it out and try it sometime though. Homemade ice cream is rather tasty.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Try it out. See if you like it... just the process of making the ice cream is fun and making funky flavors is also cool. I love watching the food network and they are working with like avacados and they make an ice cream out of it and I'm like NO WAY then the judges try it and they liked it! And there is stuff that is weirder than that that has done into 'the deep freezer' in kitchen stadium.