Product Type: Kenwood ice cream makers
Newest Review: ... the freezer all the time, so when ever I want to make ice cream I just pop it out the freezer and off I go. The actual machine has a pl... more
ICE CREAM WHENEVER I WANT IT. SOUNDS DANGEROUS TO ME
Kenwood IM 200 Ice Cream Maker
Member Name: Tilda
Kenwood IM 200 Ice Cream Maker
Advantages: Ice cream, need I say more
Disadvantages: The chilling required
What girl doesn't like ice cream? I'm crazy about the stuff but I don't like cheap ice cream that is more milk than cream and is highly whipped until it is fluffy rather than the luxurious high end ice creams available that melt seductively and taste like heaven.
The problem with those luxury ice creams is that they come with a luxury price tag to match. So when I spotted this ice cream maker in our kitchen I said why not give it a go.
Firstly this is made by Kenwood a great name when it comes to all things kitchen related. I thought I would just have to plug it in, add the ingredients and start making ice cream but sadly that was not the case. I had to pop the interior bowl into the freezer for a full twenty four hours. Now that was a real disappointment. I had the ingredients ready to go after getting a recipe off the Internet and then I find out I have to wait an entire day before I could make it. Anyway do remember this if you are getting one of these. The bowl that has to go into the freezer is plastic on the outside but silver metal on the inside and it felt like it had some kind of liquid in between the two layers.
The following day I removed the bowl from the freezer using oven gloves as I didn't want to risk getting my skin stuck to the incredibly cold interior of the bowl. This section then slots in to the base of the ice cream maker and I then attached the paddle to the lid. The bottom part has all the electrics and that is where the power cable comes out from. The cable is reasonably long for such an appliance but you will need to be near to the power outlet.
There are different ways of making ice cream but they all start with a custard base. Instructions of which are included with the maker or for a huge list of recipes just google it. Once the base is made and I have added whatever flavouring I would like, I just simply pour this mixture into the bowl section that I had previously had in the freezer and then pop on the lid and flick the switch. It really is that simple, if it wasn't for the stupid freezing of the bowl this would take no time at all to prepare. Once the switch is filcked the paddle starts to turn, churning the contents inside and ensuring a smooth end result.
Then after thirty to forty minutes the contents of the maker need to be transferred from the bowl into some containers or just one large one there will be one litre of ice cream. And then it goes back into the freezer (I'm beginning to hate that freezer, I want my ice cream). While it's chilling I clean up after myself apart from the bowl and things I used to make the mix the bowl that I had in the freezer washes up very easily in warm soapy water along with the paddle too. The other parts just need a good wipe with a clean, damp cloth.
But now for the all important part, the ice cream. I have one word for you with lots of letters in it Mmmmmmmmmmm. It is so yummy, it tastes too good actually and knowing that I can make it whenever I want is a very dangerous thing for a girl who wants to keep her figure. It is luscious, thick, silky smooth and you can make any verity you like.
This only cost under thirty pounds and you could easily spend that on ice cream especially those over priced ones that this tastes exactly like.
If you like ice cream then you're going to love this.
Summary: Ice cream when you want it