A few readers and friends have inquired about which ice cream maker I would recommend buying.
I wrote a post on Homemade Ice Cream 101. I included a bit about my Cuisinart ice cream maker, which I love. (Update: I have two now actually!)
I own and adore my 1 1/2 quart Cuisinart. I think any of the Cuisinart ice cream makers would be a reliable way to go.
If you have a KitchenAid and are a die-hard brand loyalist…you may enjoy the ice cream bowl attachment. It costs $79.95, so it’s not cheap! But I’ve heard good things about it from people who went this route. It has a 2 quart capacity.
You can also go with the tried and true, old fashioned ice cream maker from White Mountain. It has a greater capacity than most ice cream makers sold today–4 quarts. You can even still get a manual one, if it suits your fancy.
My picks if money and space were no object….this Cuisinart Supreme. You don’t have to freeze the bowl. It’s all automatic. You could make batch after batch after batch in this baby.
Update: Breville now has a great (yet, expensive) automatic ice cream maker as well.
And if I had the real Cafe Johnsonia up and running? Probably something along the lines of this Gelato Pro 3000. (I really need to get that cafe up and running, don’t I?)
Note to self: Stop drooling. Start saving money–that thing costs nearly $3,000.