Product Review: Back to Basics Ice Cream Maker
I have been thinking about getting an ice cream maker for some time. However, I did not want to end up with another bulky kitchen appliance. The Back to Basics Ice Cream Maker is perfect. I found it at Kohls over the weekend. I had been looking at the Cuisinart model; however, for $20 less, I was willing to give this model a try. It’s much smaller in size than the Cuisinart model.
“My favorite room in the house is my kitchen. It’s definitely the heart and soul of our home. It’s where we gather in the morning as a family to start the day, and it’s where we wind down at night over supper.”
Yet it makes the same amount of ice cream in the end, one and a half quarts. The worst part of it all is that in exchange for not having to use rock salt, you have to freeze the canister overnight! How could I possibly wait that long? Since I had time to spare, I went to the public library and borrowed “The Perfect Scoop” by David Lebowitz. This book is all you need to make you decide to purchase an ice cream maker. The numerous recipes in this book are more than enough to satisfy anyone’s craving from the sweet to savory.
Did you know one could make black pepper ice cream? How about olive oil ice cream? I wanted to begin with something moderately healthy so I chose a peach frozen yogurt recipe. Back to Basics Ice Cream Maker, The peaches smelled so fresh at the market! I just knew they would make the perfect frozen yogurt flavoring. The recipe could not have been more simple! All I needed was yogurt, peaches, water, sugar, and a dash of lemon juice.
Today I conducted my first experiment in the world of ice cream and I am hooked! By the way, I had no problems fitting the canister into my freezer overnight. I just stuck a bag of french fries inside and it’s perfectly chilled this afternoon. You simply add the ingredients to the canister while it is already turned on, with the blade spinning. The process took only 30 minutes.
The frozen yogurt is the creamiest consistency I have ever tasted. The peaches still taste extraordinarily fresh. I am going to have a hard time saving some for my husband to try when he gets home from work! Clean up was a breeze. I simply had to was the paddle and the canister. The canister is back in the freezer chilling for tomorrow’s next ice cream adventure.