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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:26 AM
Anyone else have this machine?
I bought it a few days ago. Today I am attempting to make my first batch of ice cream (chocolate).
I froze the bowl overnight, and its been going for almost 20 minutes but it isn't looking very frozen. Do I keep going another 20 mins? If it doesn't freeze in the machine, can I just pop in into the freezer and will it have an ice cream consistency once it's frozen?
Granted it's a hot day today, and I probably should have chilled the ingredients once I'd mixed them together, was just too eager.
Any ice cream making advice for a novice? thanks
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:37 AM
Yep, I have this machine too, and have had similar difficulties.
It really does help to chill your mix prior to churning it.
I've found that I have better results if I don't fill it too full - it really doesn't hold a huge amount, but then most of the home made ice-creams I make are richer and contain less air than purchased, so you don't need quite as much per serve (if that can ever be said for ice-cream )
I do find it needs at least 30 mins rather than the 20 minimum programmed into the machine.
Lastly yes you can semi-freeze in the churn, transfer to freezer and freeze hard, then take out and use. I've even done this, taken it out and rewhipped using an electric mixer - which kind of defeats the point of the icecream maker but I'm sure that I had a reason, just forget what it was now. I think I'd made too much mixture.
The Aldi machine is not the best on the market but it does work, and hey you get what you pay for with these gadgets I reckon. For the few times per year I make ice-cream it's worth it for me. I wouldn't get enough use out of it to justify the cost of one of the better machines.
Edited by dogged, 13 January 2013 - 10:43 AM.
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