Designed to help you whip up your favorite treats in no time at all, ice cream makers are extremely easy to use and quite readily available on the market. With these machines, you’ll be able to completely personalize your ice cream and always have a plethora of frozen treats on hand for whenever your sweet tooth takes over. Indeed, with these appliances users will be able to avoid the constant runs to the ice cream parlor. Best of all, you’ll be able to avoid quite a lot of expenses in the long run since you won’t need to buy store-bought gelato, frozen yogurt or ice cream again. Thanks to these machines, users will even be able to cut back on the calories involved with regular commercial ice cream since they’ll be able to completely omit the sugar or- at the very least- replace it with a healthier option like honey or a natural sugar substitute.
An electric ice cream maker is undoubtedly one of the handiest appliances that you can have in your kitchen mainly because you barely have to do anything. In stark contrast to traditional appliances that are operated using a hand-crank, electric ice cream makers do not require any manual labor at all, which means that you can go about with your daily business while the machine churns the your mixture. All users have to really do is prepare the mixture and put everything in the bowl before turning it on.
With some electric models, such as the Hamilton Beach 68330R and the Sunbeam FRSBWDBK, users need to prepare the bowl with rock salt and ice prior to the churning process. This ensures that your mixture doesn’t melt during the churning process. This particular step also yields a creamier and more consistent texture. With more expensive models such as the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence, however, all users have to do is allow the canister and mixing paddle to freeze overnight before use. Most electrical ice cream makers normally yield a softer consistency. However, you can also allow your churned mixture to rest in the freezer for a few hours for a firmer texture.
Users will be glad to learn that an ice cream maker can also help you make other treats in the likes of Gelato, frozen yogurt and the likes. In fact, it can even be used to make frozen drinks like slushies, margarita. The only downside to electrical models is that some can be on the noisier side, which may be disruptive to some households. Of course, it goes without saying that an electrical ice cream maker will add to your energy bill, unlike traditional hand-crank ones.
All in all, an electric ice cream maker is designed for ease of use and efficiency since you don’t have to continuously watch over it- unlike manual appliances. More importantly, electric machines can churn your mixture in half the time than traditional ones, something that can be quite handy to busier households. Because they also tend to be quite powerful, these appliances can easily accommodate extra ingredients like chocolate chips, coconut flakes, raisins and the likes.