Product Type: Philips ice cream makers
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Ice cream heaven
Member Name: January
Advantages: easy to use
Disadvantages: takes time to prepare
I love ice cream and live about twelve miles away from the nearest town in a rural area, so buying ice cream is always a bit of a nightmare as it may melt before i get it home. Then I saw this Philips HR2304 ice cream making machine which has been a very handy useful gadget to own.
I bought it online for £41.99 which is not a bad price to pay for the quality of the ice cream it makes. having never owned an ice cream making machine before i was a bit worried about how it would perform , but my worries are unfounded as it makes delicious ice cream without fuss as it makes deliciously fresh ice cream which is ready in about 35 minutes.
It comes with an easy to follow instruction booklet and you have to freeze the inner cooling disc inside the bowl for about 18 hours before using it, you then add your ingredients to the bowl and it mixes them all into ice cream. The motor unit, stirrer and lid are all detachable, allowing for easy handling, cleaning and storage.
Its easy to operate and makes ice cream in about 35 minutes.
I love this ice cream maker as it does make delicious creamy ice cream you can make other frozen desserts in it as well as ice cream, the sorbets come out lovely and you can have frozen yogurt recipies too.
This gadget has saved me the hassle of buying ice cream in the supermarkets and trying to rush home before it melts, I can now make ice cream at my leisure as long as I remember to freeze the inner bowl of the ice cream maker before I want to use it, but popping it in the freezer the night before I want to use it at about 6pm will ensure I can begin to make my batch of ice cream the night after.
You can buy a replacement bowl and an inner disc so that you can make two batches of ice cream without having to wait .
I am quite good at making ice cream now and my grandchildren love the newly made chocolate ice cream batches.
The machine isn't too noisey to use either which is good as it has to be on for a while whilst it stirrs the ice cream.
I find that once the ice cream maker has finished the ice cream seems to be soft when it first comes out of the machine, but if you put it in your freezer for 24 hours after making the ice cream gets harder.
personally I prefer the sorbets as I have lots of fresh fruit growing in my garden and at this time of year. I have just made blackcurrant sorbet which went down very well with my family.
If your looking for a great ice cream maker then this is a good model to buy, its a little expensive but in the long run it saves you money and the hassle of running to town for ice cream.
Summary: good quality item
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