I have had an ice cream maker for the past years. Unfortunately for me however, it was a fickle beast, often providing my guests and I with nothing but cool, loose cream. It was a very thoughtful gift however from my son, so I kept plugging in the hopes that it would someday become my friend.
At a recent dinner party, I announced to all – my son wasn’t there – that if my machine again failed me, it was going in the trash and I would tell my son that it broke! Sure enough, that night we the slurped strawberry cream and the trash bag was graced with a small electrical appliance.
Having researched a safer bet, I opted for the Cuisinart stainless steel unit. Great reviews and with my Bed Bath and Beyond coupon, easily manageable. Now having had it for a week, I have become quite the ice cream aficionado; which is kinda funny because I’m not a big ice cream eater. A taste generally does me fine, because I’m one of those chicks that would generally opt for a second helping of protein. The same can not be said for the men in my family… And they are not so quietly cursing me for my new passion, their lack of self control and expanding bellies!
The majority of recipes I have tried I have found on-line, or from the Cuisinart recipe book which was enclosed. As promised and unlike my last efforts, this magical machine has brought us the tastiest desserts within 20 to 30 minutes. From mint chocolate chip to vanilla bean, honey cinnamon with Baklava, and peanut butter, all have beat ANY grocery store 1/2 gallon our family has ever purchased.
My suggestion? Run, don’t walk to your nearest vendor and buy the Cuisinart ice cream maker. Do it now while the weather is hot and the creamy cold will especially rock your world!!! Just be forewarned that you may be criticized too for fattening up those with little to no willpower!
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the pan
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup fresh pineapple, crushed
- 2 cups carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
- 1 1/3 cups loosely packed shredded, sweetened coconut
- 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
- 2 boxes of german chocolate cake mix
- 1 med can of evaporated milk
- 3 sticks butter (melted)
- 2 14 oz bags of craft caramels
- 2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
- 2 cups of semi sweet choc. chips