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Ice cream makers

Discussion in 'off topic' started by richgilb, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    There is some background to my purchase. My daughter is quite enterprising, very assertive and loves ice cream. We have booked a stall at the school fair next summer with a view to selling it in tubs....see where that takes her.
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  2. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I don't know anything about making ice cream.. but I was strangely drawn to the mention of alcohol, which in turn reminded me that a nice vanilla, with a generous measure of Cointreau poured over it.. is a true delight.

    My brother uses a bread maker. I think he basically experimented until he found 'mixes' which worked.

    As for which machines to buy for ice cream, bread, or coffee making. Where is Mick when we need him? He was always so good at pointing out 'Buy cheap, buy twice', in addition to 'being across' exactly which machines were not only 'the best', but also socially acceptable in 'Men of England' type circles. This latter is an important consideration. Purchase of the 'wrong' brand.. or even just paying too little.. could easily result in you being 'blanked' at the village fete, talked about in the Post Office queue, or even drummed out of the Golf Club.

    Take care... :oops:
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  3. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    next point, ice cream or gelato.
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  4. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Wow, It can make lizards

  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    bloody mary sorbet, G&T Sorbet, Limoncello Sorbet, Caipherina Sorbet
  6. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

    All I need is Ben and Jerry's recipe book (link), and a Cuisinart ice cream maker (link).
    Currently harvesting raspberries here and making batches of nom sorbet using the B&J recipe.
    Strawberries are just about ripe, and blackcurrants due in a couple of weeks.
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  7. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    sorbet - add some chambord and some cava
  8. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    brandy Alexander icecream
  9. zippy

    zippy pfm Member

    I gave up on making ice cream - it was too much faff and so much easier to buy it.
    Not so the breadmaker which I still use regularly .
    Jury is currently out on the fryer, which I occasionally use but I prefer oven chips (which I do in the Philips Air Fryer !!!)
  10. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

    The B&J recipe includes dry red wine, which imo works surprisingly well.
  11. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Takes Mrs BM about five minutes, then just leave it to churn and put it into a tub when it`s done.

    Mind you, that`s with a kitchen slave to fetch the bits and wash up afterwards. (me)
  12. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    I don't really like sorbet.....it's a bit watery.
    A bloody Mary sorbet sounds excellent, though.
  13. zippy

    zippy pfm Member

    .. and assuming you don't have to drive miles to get the cream
  14. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    you haven't had a decent one yet. They need to pack a punch.

    Bloody mary ones are great. I've also made a Gazpacho and Vodka one as well
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  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Pure dilettanteism, you simply can’t beat this on the pallet (imho of course),

    [​IMG]via Imgflip Meme Generator
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  16. timH

    timH Senior Moment Member

    Look up Simon Hopkinson Basil Ice Cream - fantastic with anything involving strawberries. Also coconut ice cream is dead easy to make with a tin of coconut milk plus a few bits
  17. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I got one at the car boot a proper one you plug in. Its fun for like a month then you realise they sell haagen-dazs at the shop
  18. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I'm dahn the Bingo in Nottm. Obviously I'm playing ironically. ....
  19. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph


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  20. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    One of my ex's mum had this fiendishly expensive blender which could heat the contents to boiling point or freeze them to a sorbet/ice cream. None of that faffing around with keeping bowls in the freezer. Genius device, but, like I said, bloody expensive (£600 or so, IIRC). The device was briefly in the news a while back when, like Delia's omlette pan, someone used on on TV. Tried googling for it, but can't find it.

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