Jump to content
Aldi ice cream maker...
1 reply to this topic
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.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.
Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.
Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.
A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.
What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.
The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.
Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.
In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.
When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.
An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.
A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house.
If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.
The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.
A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.
The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.
When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.
Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.
Top 5 Articles
There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)
There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)
Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.