This soft serve ice cream machine is ideal for those that like the idea of an ice cream station that is neat and organized and replicate the feel of a professional ice cream station. The Cuisinart is easy to use and a great way to get kids in the kitchen. Ice cream parties are a fun way to entertain your kids and their friends. At less than $100 this is a very reasonably priced appliance that adds a lot of fun to your household.
The ice cream cone holder means you can put a lot of cones in the holder for easy access by your family and friends. The three different mix in dispensers allows you to keep sprinkles, candies, nuts, and more available for easy access.
Cuisinart ICE-45 Mix It In Soft Serve 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker
The Cuisinart is ideal for parents that have kids that like to have friends over after school. To use you merely have to add ice cream mix. Fill up the mix ins and put in some cones and get ready to call the kids! If you don’t want cones you can easily use bowls. The handy drip tray catches a lot of the spills and drips that happen with any ice cream machine.
If you are on a budget, then this machine can help you enjoy soft serve without the high cost and time involved with going to a parlor or restaurant. You can also mix up custom soft serve mixes to use with the machine so you can make soft serve that completely suits your tastes. No more getting soft serve that is expensive and lacking in flavor.
Unlike a lot of machines in this price range you never have to worry about having ice or salt on hand to make a delicious bath of ice cream in less than 20 minutes. The 1.5-quart capacity means you have enough ice cream for 12 servings at ½ cup per serving.
The smooth operating handle enhances the experience creating the feel of a professional grade soft serve machine in the comfort of your own home.
One disadvantage of this machine is that you don’t have the option of making hard ice cream. Other users have experienced frustration with the bowl you must freeze in order to make ice cream. The problem is usually that the user’s freezer is not able to freeze the bowl enough to make ice cream. A zero-degree freezer or better is recommended for best results.
Who Is It For?
For those that want to make multiple batches, extra bowls are needed and this can add a bit to the cost of ownership. If you forget to have a bowl frozen then you are not going to be able to use your machine.
For those that are trying to recreate a real ice cream parlor experience in their home this maker is a good choice. Parents like that they can get it set up and just call the kids in after a few minutes. The machine is compact enough that those in smaller living situations will not be disappointed.