Nothing's sweeter than a scoop of homemade ice cream.
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There’s nothing quite like the taste of cold ice cream (or sorbet or frozen yogurt) melting on your tongue on a hot summer day. And even with the countless flavors you can buy in the store, sometimes you can’t seem to find the flavors you crave.
Take your dessert into your own hands and make a batch that’s perfect for you and your family. The 2-quart Cuisinart ICE-70 electric ice cream maker, which usually costs around $139, is only $111.96 on Amazon right now, a 20% discount. And when you clip the available 15% coupon, you can get the ICE-70 for under $100.
To put that into perspective, the Cuisinart ICE-30BC is #1 best selling ice cream maker and it goes for $69.99. So what does spending an extra $25 get you?
Well, the biggest feature of the ICE-70 is the control panel that lets you choose from 3 speed settings—sorbet, gelato, and ice cream. It also has a countdown timer that automatically shuts the machine off when dessert is done so you don’t have to worry if you get distracted.
If you don’t need a timer or speed settings, your best bet is to get the ICE-30BC instead and save the money for ice cream ingredients.
It takes about half an hour to make a batch of ice cream, which will likely need to set a bit in the freezer after it’s done mixing. And the machine is not quiet. Many reviewers compared it to that of a blender. But, it allows you to concoct your own recipes, and you can use virtually any ingredients you desire (even dairy-free!). Not sure where to start? There are loads of recipe books, including “The Top 73 Ice Cream Recipes” that’s free to download for Kindle (or for the free Kindle app).
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.