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Six 5-minute recipes for the Cuisinart ice cream maker

Updated on September 22, 2015
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A long-time whole grain baker, Kathryn discovered the thrill and ease of cooking with whole, fresh foods decades ago. Still chopping!

Homemade Chocolate-Chocolate Ice Cream
Homemade Chocolate-Chocolate Ice Cream | Source

Yes, you can stir up oh-my-stars-good recipes for your Cuisinart ice cream maker in five minutes or less

From the first sizzling summer I remember, and well into adulthood, warm weather gatherings meant hauling out the crank-driven ice cream maker and a big bag of rock salt. Dad let us kids crank while the going was easy, but as soon as the shaft began to stiffen, he'd take over with his big, strong arms.

We'd all hover around, waiting for that first fluffy taste of ice cold vanilla cream. Nothing so good! Nowadays, we can make ice cream in counter-top appliances like the gorgeous, red hot ice cream maker from Cuisinart, my personal choice.

Grandpa with ice cream cone
Grandpa with ice cream cone | Source

Stir up a batch, chill 1 hour, and 20 minutes later, ice cream!

It takes less than five minutes to stir up a batch of old fashioned vanilla, mint chocolate chip, pineapple sorbet, strawberry cream, or almost any other flavor.

Chill for one hour, pour it into the ice cream maker and walk away. Come back twenty minutes later, dish up, and Yum!

On this page, six easy recipes you can whisk up in a flash, my family's favorites, along with a few hand-picked, home-tested accessories. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

This is the machine I use, except that mine is white

Pretty, isn't it? Of course, it comes in a slew of other colors to match any kitchen décor, but I'm partial to this cherry-red one I gave my daughter for Christmas one year.

The best feature of this machine is that we can make healthier desserts with less sugar and all organic ingredients (Not a whisper of GMO!), all stored in reusable containers. No more one-use tubs!

Cuisinart ICE-21R Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, Red
Cuisinart ICE-21R Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, Red

Set-up is as easy as lifting the machine from its protective box and placing it on the counter. You'll want to freeze the freezer bowl solid. That takes 16-24 hours (Cuisinart recommends 24, but 16 worked for me and, according to their reviews, a lot of other users.

 

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Gumdrop Confetti Ice Cream
Gumdrop Confetti Ice Cream | Source

Make your favorite ice cream any time in minutes

This one's Vanilla, served over warm Peach Berry Crisp
This one's Vanilla, served over warm Peach Berry Crisp | Source

See how it works

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Freeze the double-walled freezer bowl solid, at least 16 hours (Oops! I need a pic of my daughter's red bowl, don't I?)Set the frozen freezer bowl on the machine and slip the dasher inside the bowl; note the frost forming on the sides as it hits the warm air?Place the clear outer sleeve over the freezer bowl, turn on the machine and pour the ice cream slurry into the top openingIf you're adding goodies, after 15 minutes, slowly add 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts, candy, cookies, or fruit of your choice20 minutes after hitting that start button, soft-serve ice cream ready to eat (this one has no added goodies)
Freeze the double-walled freezer bowl solid, at least 16 hours (Oops! I need a pic of my daughter's red bowl, don't I?)
Freeze the double-walled freezer bowl solid, at least 16 hours (Oops! I need a pic of my daughter's red bowl, don't I?) | Source
Set the frozen freezer bowl on the machine and slip the dasher inside the bowl; note the frost forming on the sides as it hits the warm air?
Set the frozen freezer bowl on the machine and slip the dasher inside the bowl; note the frost forming on the sides as it hits the warm air? | Source
Place the clear outer sleeve over the freezer bowl, turn on the machine and pour the ice cream slurry into the top opening
Place the clear outer sleeve over the freezer bowl, turn on the machine and pour the ice cream slurry into the top opening | Source
If you're adding goodies, after 15 minutes, slowly add 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts, candy, cookies, or fruit of your choice
If you're adding goodies, after 15 minutes, slowly add 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts, candy, cookies, or fruit of your choice | Source
20 minutes after hitting that start button, soft-serve ice cream ready to eat (this one has no added goodies)
20 minutes after hitting that start button, soft-serve ice cream ready to eat (this one has no added goodies) | Source

How to make ice cream in five easy steps

Your ice cream maker comes with an ingenious 1-1/2 quart freezer bowl like the white one in my freezer, shown here.

Here's the quick, easy, 5-step process.

  1. Freeze the bowl for 16+ hours prior to making ice cream. If it's not that solid, it won't turn your creamy mixture to ice cream.
  2. Next, stir up a batch of ice cream slurry from the recipe book that comes with the maker, or try one of mine on this page.
  3. Chill the mixture for one hour in the fridge. If the container is airtight, you can leave it longer, overnight, up to 3 days.
  4. When you're ready to make ice cream, place the frozen bowl on the machine, slip the paddle in, pop the clear, plastic cover over the assembly, hit the on button and pour the ice cream mixture through the top opening in the lid.
  5. Optional: Set a timer for 15 minutes, if you're adding chopped nuts, candy or fruit. Add the candy slowly during the last 5 minutes processing.
  6. If not adding candy, nuts or fruit, set the timer for 20 minutes and walk away till it's done.

That's all there is to it! We like our ice cream fresh, soft-serve style. If you like it hard, you'll want to transfer it to a freezer container and freeze for a few hours.

Now, how about those recipes?


Cook time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 1 hour 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: 6 one-cup servings

Whisking the milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt
Whisking the milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt | Source

1: Basic Vanilla Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 C Whole organic milk
  • 2/3 C Raw organic cane sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 Pint Organic heavy whipping cream
  • 1 T Organic vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Whisk the sugar and salt into the milk until dissolved
  2. Add the cream and vanilla extract, stirring to combine
  3. Chill covered, 1 hour
  4. Freeze 20 minutes in ice cream maker, as directed in the how-to section earlier on this page

Why organic?

We use organic ingredients to avoid GMOs, to avoid hormones in our dairy products, and to protect the soil, water and air, as well as the workers who plant, tend and harvest the food we eat.

2. Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Replace the milk in the Basic Vanilla Recipe with 1 C plain live-culture yogurt. The yogurt gives the ice cream that delightful frozen-yogurt tang and makes it all the creamier, plus you and your family benefit from the good enzymes and bacteria it contains.

A few tools and storage containers that come in handy with homemade ice cream

Here are some of the accessories and handy ice-cream making gadgets and serving dishes that help make homemade ice cream so easy, beginning with a 2-quart, glass measuring cup and lid.


Measure, mix & store ice cream slurry in this 2-quart, lidded measuring cup

Pyrex Prepware 8-Cup Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Lid and Measurements
Pyrex Prepware 8-Cup Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Lid and Measurements

The lid, with its multiple pouring options, including a strainer, makes this extra large measuring cup so versatile.

 

Concerned about BPA and pthalates in your food?

Store your leftover ice cream in easy-to-scoop glass tubs. This set gives you three scoopable glass options for saving the leftovers. The tubs, with their silicone lids, freeze well, although you do have to handle any glass jar more carefully than plastic.

Anchor Hocking TrueSeal Glass Food Storage Containers with Airtight Lids, Green, 6-Piece Set
Anchor Hocking TrueSeal Glass Food Storage Containers with Airtight Lids, Green, 6-Piece Set

Do remember, when freezing in glass, to leave a good 1/2-3/4 inch clearance at the top for expansion.

 

If glass breakage is an issue at your house


These brightly colored long, narrow silicone containers hold 1-1/2 quarts ice cream, frozen sorbet or other frozen treats--exactly the yield from your Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, if it's like mine.

Tovolo makes them long and narrow so you can scoop up a pretty ball of ice cream just like they do at the ice cream shoppe. Stack 'em or store 'em in the freezer door. They're designed to save space.

A good alternative to glass

Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop Ice Cream Tub - Pistachio
Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop Ice Cream Tub - Pistachio

The non-slip base keeps the tub from slipping while you're scooping.

 

Check out all the colors!

The Tovolo reusable ice cream tub comes in nearly as many pretty colors as the ice cream maker.

Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop Ice Cream Tub - Raspberry Tart
Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop Ice Cream Tub - Raspberry Tart

In addition to the bright Pistachio, above, this compact design comes in several pretty colors, including Raspberry Tart, shown here, Orange Crush, and Strawberry Sorbet.

 

3. Gumdrop Confetti Ice Cream Recipe

Gumdrop Confetti Ice Cream
Gumdrop Confetti Ice Cream | Source
  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 20 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
  • Yields: 6 one-cup servings

This is a fun confection the little ones especially enjoy. I use Whole Foods Organic Gummy Bears from their bulk food section. The flavors absolutely pop when you bite into a piece, making the ice cream a treasure hunt for the best bites.

If you find the gum drops sticking to your blade, try dusting them with a little sugar periodically.

Little hands like to sneak tastes of the gumdrops while you're chopping, so watch that knife!
Little hands like to sneak tastes of the gumdrops while you're chopping, so watch that knife! | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 1/2 C Raw Sugar
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 Pint Whipping Cream
  • 1 T Vanilla
  • 1/2 C Finely Chopped Gum Drops, plus 6-12 whole gumdrops for garnish
  • 2 T Raw Sugar
  • 1 t Orange Extract (Optional)
Caution! Our grandchildren like to go fishing for the brightly colored "jewels" hidden in the ice cream.
Caution! Our grandchildren like to go fishing for the brightly colored "jewels" hidden in the ice cream. | Source

Instructions

  1. Whisk together milk, sugar and salt till all is dissolved,
  2. Add cream, vanilla and orange extract, if using, to milk mixture and whisk till combined.
  3. Cover and chill 1 hour, up to 3 days in tightly covered container.
  4. Meanwhile, chop gum drops to very small pieces, dusting with the 2 T sugar as needed to keep them workable. Spread pieces on chopping block to dry a bit while the mixture chills. You want them not to clump when you add them to the ice cream mixture. Set aside.
  5. Freeze mixture 20 minutes in ice cream maker, as directed in the how-to section earlier on this page, slowly adding candy in last five minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, with one or two gummy bears or gumdrops for garnish. Freeze any leftovers in chilled air-tight containers.

Would you like to see the ice cream maker in action?

4. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This is the recipe I'm asked for most, and is our personal all-time favorite. Nothing beats the combination of creamy vanilla, chocolate and mint.

This is one of my sweetheart's favorite recipes. Nothing beats the combination of creamy vanilla, chocolate and mint.
This is one of my sweetheart's favorite recipes. Nothing beats the combination of creamy vanilla, chocolate and mint. | Source
  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 20 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
  • Yields: 6 one-cup servings

Ingredients

  • 1 C whole milk
  • 2/3 C raw (turbinado) sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 Pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 -1/4 t peppermint extract
  • 1 -2 ounces dark chocolate bar, shaved

Instructions

  1. Whisk together milk, sugar and salt till all is dissolved.
  2. Add cream, vanilla and peppermint to milk mixture and whisk till combined.
  3. Cover tightly and chill cream mixture 1 hour, up to 3 days.
  4. Meanwhile, shave 1-2 ounces dark chocolate and set aside.
  5. Freeze slurry 20 minutes in ice cream maker, as directed in the how-to section earlier on this page, slowly adding candy in last five minutes
  6. Serve and eat immediately. Freeze any leftovers in chilled air-tight containers.

Tip

Have a plate handy when the timer goes off. Lift the lid and pull the dasher out carefully. Now this is where you can have a little fun. Give the dasher plate with a spoon to your sweetheart or the birthday kid and let him or her "lick" it clean while you dish up the bowls.

5. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream | Source

5. Chocolate Chocolate Chip With or Without Nuts

This is another of our favorites. The hardest part about making ice cream in the Cuisinart is deciding which flavor to make and what goodies to add! We like this one with nuts too--peanuts, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans--all good!

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 20 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
  • Yields: 6 one-cup servings

Rate this recipe

3.3 stars from 13 ratings of Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 C Raw Sugar
  • 1/4 C Loosely Packed Brown Sugar
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract
  • 1 -2 Ounces Dark Chocolate
  • 1/2 C Chopped Nuts (Optional)
Dagoba Organic Chocolate Organic Cacao Powder, 8 oz
Dagoba Organic Chocolate Organic Cacao Powder, 8 oz

This is the cocoa I use in my Chocolate Chocolate Ice Cream. So good! You know your treats are good and untainted by child slave labor and pesticides when you make them with Fair Trade, certified organic chocolate.

 

Instructions

  1. Whisk together cocoa, sugars and salt, mixing thoroughly.
  2. Add milk and whisk until dry ingredients are completely dissolved.
  3. Add cream and vanilla to milk mixture and whisk to combine.
  4. Cover and chill 1-2 hours, up to 3 days in airtight container.
  5. Meanwhile, shave 1-2 ounces organic dark chocolate and set aside.
  6. Freeze slurry 20 minutes in ice cream maker, as directed in the how-to section earlier on this page, slowly adding candy in last five minutes.
  7. Serve immediately. Will be soft-serve consistency. If prefer a firmer texture, pour into a bowl, cover and freeze for two hours.

If portion control matters

Small containers, like these Tovolo 6-ouncers, control portions for young and old alike. BPA- and pthalate-free, these durable tubs are made of silicone.

Shave another ounce or two off: Fill the container only three-quarters full.

Tovolo Mini Sweet Treats Tubs - Set of 4
Tovolo Mini Sweet Treats Tubs - Set of 4

These reusable 6 ounce cups also come with tight fitting silicone lids so, if you want to, you can fill all the way to the top.

 

6. Fruity Nutty Caramel Crunch Ice Cream

Another original recipe from my kitchen to yours: Fruity Nutty Caramel Ice Cream Crunch, made with a salty-sweet, organic gorp.

Fruity Nutty Caramel Ice Cream Crunch next to my own white machine
Fruity Nutty Caramel Ice Cream Crunch next to my own white machine | Source
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 1 hour 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: 6 one-cup servings

Why use raw sugar?

Raw sugar is the better overall choice for the environment, and possibly for our health. For more information, see White sugar vs. raw sugar on the Green Living Tips website.

Ingredients

  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 2/3 C Raw Sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 C Whipping Cream
  • 1 T Vanilla
  • 1/2 C Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 C Chopped Mixed Trail Mix (Gorp)
  • 6 T Caramel Sauce for drizzling over top

Instructions

  1. Whisk together milk, sugar and salt till all is dissolved.
  2. Add cream and vanilla to milk mixture and whisk till combined.
  3. Cover tightly and chill mixture at least 1 hour, up to 3 days.
  4. Meanwhile, coarsely chop trail mix and set aside. We prefer a salty, mixed-nut trail mix with small bits of raisins and cranberries, but do experiment with your favorites.
  5. Freeze slurry 20 minutes in ice cream maker, as directed in the how-to section earlier on this page, slowly adding gorp and 1/2 cup caramel sauce in last 7 minutes
  6. Drizzle 1 T caramel sauce over each 1 C serving and begin moaning and groaning, er, eating immediately. Freeze any leftovers in chilled air-tight containers.

Which recipe would you like to make tonight?

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      Kathryn Grace 8 months ago from San Francisco

      My pleasure! Thanks for taking a look at my recipes!

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      Margie Lynn 8 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      Now I want some ice cream, great recipes! Thanks!

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      @JayeWisdom, in an already amazingly good day, I am thrilled to find another organic-foods/reusable-glass-bowl hubber. Thank you for your kind words--"joy to read"--what writer could ask for more?

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      You are SO thorough, and your recipe hubs are much more than 'recipes.' They're a joy to read. I'm pleased that you recommend organic ingredients and glass bowls because I, too, avoid pesticides, BPA and pthalates. Bravo!

      Voted Up++++ and shared

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for your kind words, @Brite-Ideas. This machine certainly gets a lot of use at our house. Almost as much as our stove-top popcorn popper.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      This is fantastic - I really want one now, and you are killing me with all the ice cream! could I go for some of that right now! you did a wonderful job this page - pinning :)

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      @DeborahDian Wonderful! I always enjoy hearing how people change them up, so please, don't be shy.

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      I have one of these ice cream makers. I will have to try out some of your recipes!

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks @rms! I hope you will come back and share your thoughts after trying one or two of them. I'm open to suggestions.

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      Robin S 2 years ago from USA

      I've been looking for some new ice cream recipes. I can't wait to try these!

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      @Corrinna-Johnson Sometimes I wonder if we're related, we think so much alike! Hope you get to try the Mint Chocolate Chip recipe soon.

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      Corrinna Johnson 2 years ago from BC, Canada

      Yummy! My mouth is watering! I LOVE chocolate mint ice cream, so that would have to be my first choice. The red Cuisinart would look wonderful sitting on the counter in my red and white kitchen :)

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      @Ruthi: Mmmm. French vanilla is one I haven't done yet. Gotta try that. I bought some peaches today, but I have a feeling they will be noshed before I can get them into a baking dish!

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      Ruthi 2 years ago

      I am rather boring as I prefer French Vanilla ice cream. I would sure like that peach-berry crisp alongside it too!

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      parker-king 2 years ago

      Awesome , is yami , I love Ice cream . Thank you

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      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      @tazzytamar: You're welcome. Do let me know if any of them become family favorites, or if you find one that was a bomb, or how you tweak them.

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      Anna 2 years ago from chichester

      Ice cream makers are so useful - especially in hot summers. I love doing homemade ice cream and these recipes sound absolutely divine! Thank you for posting them!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @Merrci: I often feel that way when I read your recipe lenses. All so good!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @Margaret Schindel: Thank you, Margaret. So often we are on the same foodie page, yes?

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      We've had an electric ice cream maker for many years and there's nothing like homemade ice cream... unless it's homemade gelato or sorbet! ;) We adore mint chocolate chip and praline ice cream, and the fresh peach I cream I made years ago was simply out of this world. Your recipes sound divine, as usual!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Wow, I want one! How fun to make you own, and what a complete article to show us how. I feel like taking a bite from your photos!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @SheGetsCreative: Okay, it's almost noon here, but your suggestions make me want to jump up and stir up a batch of each! Thanks for visiting.

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Yum-O! I'd be starting off with chocolate gelato, and frozen yogurt

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @esp1489: You're welcome. I probably keep my freezer colder than you do yours, as I always have to let any ice cream rest before scooping. Frozen solid!

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      Wonderful recipes and great story. I have given up on ice cream as its too fattening and now I stick to the yogurt. Doesn't mean I wouldn't try any of these goodies though.

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      esp1489 3 years ago

      @ecogranny: Thanks Grace, good to know. By soft I mean easily scoopable as soon as you get it out of the freezer. Peter's ice cream is like this and any store bought I've ever had. Sounds like these machines are promising! Thanks

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @DeborahDian: We certainly enjoy ours. Let me know if you get one and you try these recipes.

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I think I need one of these ice cream makers. These recipes sound wonderful!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @esp1489: Good question. Store bought ice cream is just as hard in my refrigerator-top freezer as my homemade ice cream, but I must admit I have never experienced "soft" store-bought ice cream. Whether store-bought or homemade, we always let the ice cream sit on the counter-top for five minutes before scooping.

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      esp1489 3 years ago

      Some great information and recipes thanks! I'm wondering what the ice cream is like after a few days of being frozen in the freezer after mixing? does it get too hard? or can you still scoop it out and its 'soft' like store bought ice cream? I'm looking at getting the cuisinart ICE-21. Thanks in advance,

      Emma

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @norma-holt: I understand. I do experiment with low-fat yogurt recipes from time to time, but since we only let ourselves have ice cream a couple of times a month these days, we usually like to go back to the real thing.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @Nancy Hardin: You're welcome, Nancy. We never tire of trying new recipes and revisiting the old favorites. I have to limit us to one batch a week.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @paulahite: Thank you so much! Fun to see it there, and it reminded me that I'm missing out on a lot by not taking a look over there more often. Good stuff!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche, and I'm not sure I could make it myself. Since I'm totally addicted to it, I'll just go on enjoying it. Thanks for sharing all these recipes and the products. Maybe one day.........

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      LOVE me some ice cream! I shared your lens on our G+ page too!

      https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/10673155513900942970...

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @smine27: It's pretty scary, how easy it is to have delicious homemade ice cream, but we have learned to pace ourselves. It is our special Friday night treat. The machine has paid for itself many times over, given how expensive we find those little pint tubs of organic ice cream. Thanks for the visit.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I just love ice cream! If i had this ice cream maker, I would probably make ice cream everyday!

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @amytrumpeter: Do let me know if you do! Or send a pic and I'll post it here.

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      Amy Trumpeter 4 years ago from Oxford

      Mmmmmm, I love chocolate ice-cream! I would love to make it in the cherry red ice-cream maker!

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      Eileen 4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Fascinating lens and great ideas and suggestions , all the more reason to purchase one just in time for Valentine's Day .

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      suewest238 4 years ago

      I Love chocolate chip Ice cream! Homemade is the BEST! No Chemicals! Like Food Grade Anti-Freeze! Yuk!

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @Nomadabstracted1: You're welcome. Let me know if you share your recipes here on Squidoo, once you start making your own!

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      Nomadabstracted1 4 years ago

      I love ice cream! And, I've been looking for a good ice cream maker to make my own. Thanks for the great idea!

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @anonymous: I totally get that!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Not for Valentine, I need the machine for me :O

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @GetAcneFree: If he loves ice cream and loves tinkering with recipes, he's going to love it!

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      GetAcneFree 4 years ago

      What a great Valentine's day idea! I am going to come back to your lens tomorrow to buy one for my husband :)

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @captainj88: Wow. So many fun flavors! I'm going to have to try developing a ginger root flavor. Love that stuff!

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @tfsherman lm: Do come back after the holiday and let me know how they like their ice cream makers!

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @JoshK47: Thank you for the blessing, Josh! Always a pleasure to see your moniker and image on my lenses.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Who wouldn't love an ice cream maker? I love cookie dough, or brownie - or both. After all, if you're gonna go unhealthy, you may as well go all out. ;) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      tfsherman lm 4 years ago

      What a great lens -- now I know what I'm getting my daughters for Valentine's Day, thanks.

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      My favorite ice-cream of all time is Yarnell's Cotton Candy, made in Arkansas, where I went to college. Haven't had it since I graduated. In Puerto Rico I had Beans and Rice ice cream, and a delicious Ginger flavor that was loaded with fresh, snappy ginger root.

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      You certainly know how to sell a product! All these ice creams look so good, who wouldn't want the ice cream maker that can make these yummy concoctions.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @Jogalog: If you build a lens about any of your fruit flavored ice cream recipes, do come back and let me know. I'd love to see them!

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      Short_n_Sweet 4 years ago

      I love all ice cream..haven't found a favorite one yet!

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I love any fruit flavoured ice cream. I already have an ice cream maker but if I didn't I would be so happy if I was bought this for Valentine's Day.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @Scraps2treasures: Oh man, chocolate peanut butter ice cream sounds so good. I must try some recipes with that combo!

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      Scraps2treasures 4 years ago

      My all time favorite ice cream is chocolate peanut butter. Today's ice cream makers are a great improvement over the ones from my childhood that required rock salt and ice. Blessed

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      Tom 4 years ago

      I think my all-time favorite is just a really good vanilla. Although I do like cookies & cream.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @AngelaKane: Do let me know what you decide and how you like your choice in the end. I surely do love mine!

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      AngelaKane 4 years ago

      My favorite ice cream is chocolate. I want to make my own ice cream this summer and the Cuisinart ice cream maker seems like one of the best ones on the market today.

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      nicey 4 years ago

      Anything chocolate is good for me.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @NuttSoRuff: I know! It's so hard to choose sometimes.

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      NuttSoRuff 4 years ago

      Vanilla bean is always good but chocolate is one of my faves! Coffee ice cream is always a good one too.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for share this great Ice Cream Recipes

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @A-Marie: You're gonna love it!

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      A-Marie 4 years ago

      I just put this on my want-it list.

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      tobydavis 4 years ago

      Lovely and yummy idea for a gift - Mint Chocolate Chip is my all time fav :-)

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      Chocolatealchemy 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Fabulous Lens - thanks for the great recipes - I got to get a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker!

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @MichaelDubrovnik: Usually, whichever I'm eating at the time is my favorite, but I agree, vanilla is always high on my list!

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      I love making homemade ice cream, and these new colorful Cuisinarts are amazing!!!! I love the lime green one the best!!!!

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      MichaelDubrovnik 4 years ago

      Vanilla - evergreen, ageless, delicious for male.

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      john9229 4 years ago

      I should get one of these ice cream maker also. Yummy Ice Cream, my son going to love it :-)

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      LaPikas 4 years ago

      A great lens, CONGRATULATIONS for winning purple star !! =)

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @anonymous: I agree!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My favorite ice cream might be Mint Chocolate. I think the Cherry Red Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker beats the heck out of a dozen roses for Valentine's Day!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      This The cherry red Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker looks wonderful.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      @CampingmanNW: You're welcome! Thanks for the visit!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      Everyone loves ice cream...thanks for a fun lens.

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      kcsantos 4 years ago

      I like these gift ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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      makorip lm 4 years ago

      You've added the perfect product for at home ice cream. Good Lens!

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      it sure looks easy! the one with warm Peach Berry Crisp looks so good!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      My favorite ice cream is Blue Bell Cookies 'n Creme. The little creamery in Texas makes the best ice cream in the world. They have seasonal flavors (like vanilla and peach) that rank very high on my list of decadent delight. I would love any of the ice cream treats featured here. Delicious!

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      @sarakastic: I'm visualizing a kitchen with a turquoise ice cream maker, and the image I get is a mixture of trendy and retro, and cheerful! Let me know which recipes you like best, and how you change them up!

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      sarakastic 5 years ago

      I have this ice cream maker but it's in turquoise, can't wait to try these recipes!

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      Karnel 5 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      I love ice cream, another awesome topic by you, congrats on being featured on the homepage.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      I just bought a cherry red ice cream maker for a new bride. I should have purchased one for myself, too, but I bought the white one last year. You are an ice cream maker after my own heart with your wonderful ingredients.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Bang goes my diet! Cherry is my absolute favourite - probably in a pie, topped with a good dose of vanilla ice-cream.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      These recipes look yummy. Thanks!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      What a sweet ice cream lens. I like vanilla and mango flavor topping for my ice cream, and with some peanut.

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      seemarahate 5 years ago

      Thanks for your note!

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      SianaL 5 years ago

      Vanilla or cookie dough!

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      I love vanilla ice cream with some chocolate dripped over it. Thank you for the recipe.

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      sibian 5 years ago

      What an awesome lens, my mouth is watering, I'm going for an ice-cream RIGHT NOW...

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      Your recipes look amazing! My all-time favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip.

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      Bankai26 5 years ago

      oh yummy i will indeed try this. Great lens!

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      vBizeso 5 years ago

      Nice Lins

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      pistachio!

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      sihemkhalil 5 years ago

      makes my mouth water!! Nice job from your part!!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I had the Cuisinart ice cream maker in yellow, but gave it to my sister. Now I want a new one in red. Delicious lens!

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      irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

      Vanilla is probably my favourite. Followed by pecan

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Very nice presentation on a delicious topic.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I actually think vanilla is my favorite when I think what I'd choose if I could only have one but I love variety too and you have some wondrous recipes, each more appetizing than the next. I think I'd be getting in line for that dasher plate every time. I agree with you about the raw sugar, it is the better choice and does have a little extra special flavor. I have ice cream in the freezer, its not as special as yours but it will have to do because I'm heading that way now! Congratulations on front page honors!

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      Love all your recipes.. going to try mixing in some of my fav berries as well. Great lens by the way!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Oh this ice cream recipe lens is just too yummy. Now I'm craving a strawberry milkshake.

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      LOL Had to make an ice cream run last night! That vanilla ice cream with the peach berry crisp looks so yummy. What a great lens. So glad you included all the recipes.

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      We had an ice cream maker when I was a kid, and I remember the best, sweetest tastes in the world coming out of it. It was red! Not as snazzy as the new Cuisinart ice cream makers, but it did its job, and did it well!

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      @kathysart: Hey Kathy, almost everyone loves vanilla! Our local news station ran a piece recently about a new study showing that vanilla is the all time favorite ice cream here in the US. I don't even remember what came in second. We love vanilla too. That's why it's the first recipe on the list and the basis for several of the others.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      This is so boring but I LOVE vanilla! I know.. boring, lol. Angel blessed lens.

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      lftypjk900 5 years ago

      Love your lens! I want ice cream NOW!!!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Even though it is cold outside, I still want some ince cream now! Congratulations for making it on the DELICIOUS Valentines Recipe board! Well deserved! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and yummy lens!

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      I wish I had an ice cream maker...I'll have to ask for one for Christmas. These ice cream recipes look amazing! Thanks for sharing...and Happy Valentine's Day! <3

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      I think I'd like to make frozen yogurt ... raspberry or strawberry flavor.

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      jmillerepps 5 years ago

      another recipe I'm going to have to try! Will I ever lose weight this year?

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      jcamdenbow 5 years ago

      What neat appliance. I will put this on my wish list.

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      mary lighthouse15 5 years ago

      Wow, I would like to have that ice cream maker for my child!

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      buttonhead lm 5 years ago

      Homemade ice cream would be a romantic treat for Valentine's Day. Thanks for the great photos and recipes. I am definitely considering this!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      good lens.......i like ice cream

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      @TransplantedSoul: They do!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      well done on your article, congrats too on your purple star, here's something to go with it ... *blessed*!

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      I did not realize that these were so affordable. I'll bet the results taste great.

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      Inkhand 5 years ago

      Excellent recipes for home-made ice-cream, I like the Gumdrop Confetti Ice Cream the best.

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      What a super lens. Even I checked out this ice cream maker. If this doesn't sell them nothing will. Can't wait to try out these recipes.

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      Nicole Pellegrini 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Great pictures, great descriptions, great recipes - wow! A really wonderful lens. We have a gelato machine in our kitchen, and I'm bookmarking this page to save your recipes as I'm sure they'd work well for us too :)

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      victoriuh 5 years ago

      This is an amazing lens. I say you deserved that purple star! Now I want ice cream...

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      @lbrummer: Thanks so much!

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      @jlshernandez: LOTD? I wish! That would be something! But I think I know what you meant, so thank you. Let me know how the recipes work for you. I'm always tweaking and wouldn't expect anything less of anyone else!

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      @lilymom24: Thank you1

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      @MartieG: Thank you! If you decide to get an ice cream maker of your own, do check back here for more recipes, or share your own!

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      @chezchazz: Thank you so much! Now I'm off to find "Wing-ing it on Squidoo" and find some more cool lenses.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I'm prone to chocolate chip and chocolate mint. Congrats on the purple star! Blessed.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      These pictures make me very hungry for ice cream. Great lens. Congrats on your purple star---well deserved.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      This lens is very tempting and I will need to try making homemade ice cream from one yo your recipes. Congrats on LOTD.

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      Oh my! What a yummy lens. Congratulations on your purple star!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      We used to make our own ice cream years ago and had so much fun--this has got me thinking-just might look into getting one of these-thanks! Congrats on the well earned purple star!

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      A tie between Ben and Jerry's mudslide and Baskin & Robbins Pralines and Cream. (Actually my favorite flavor is a scoop of each!) Wonderful lens and even though it is snowing outside, now I want ice cream! Aauugh! (in a good way). Blessed and featured on "Wing-ing it on Squidoo," my tribute to the best lenses I've found since donning my wings.

      (ps. We use the Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment to make our own sometimes, but the Cuisinart is very tempting...)

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      Sable 5 years ago

      Impossible to identify just one favorite flavor. Chocolate Chip Mint, Rocky Road, Mocha Chocolate Chip, Pralines N Cream... . I might make ice cream with the grand girls, because it would be fun for them, and because they would learn how easy it is to make it just the way they want it, or the way Nana wants it :)

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