This model comes with an ice cream paddle and patent-pending gelato/sorbet paddle. With the first one, you can create soft and smooth ice cream or yoghurt, while the second one gives richly-textured results with intense flavour.
The unit is rather bulky.
This fully automatic Cuisinart ICE-100 ice cream and gelato maker will quickly create your favourite frozen treats batch after batch. In only 10-60 minutes, you'll be able to enjoy a tasty homemade ice cream, sorbet, or gelato without leaving the comforts of your home. With touchpad controls and LCD screen, the device is extremely easy to use - you won't need to check the freezing process constantly. An excellent choice for big families.
Ice cream, Frozen yoghurt, Sorbet, Gelato, Frozen beverages
10 - 60 minutes
LCD-display, 10-minute keep cool feature, Built-in audible timer, Non-skid feet, Easy-lock transparent lid, 2 mixing paddles and recipe book included
Body: stainless steel with plastic parts
Bowl: stainless steel
Owing to a metal housing, a double-insulated freezer bowl keeps frozen liquids longer. So, making large amounts of delicious homemade ice cream for the whole family is easier than you'd think.
The plastic protective lid is rather fragile.
Making outstanding desserts is an easy process if you use this fantastic Cuisinart ICE-30BC ice cream maker. Don't deprive yourself of an opportunity to make delicious and frozen desserts right at home instead of buying them in the supermarket. Not only will this ice cream maker save you some money but it will also help you to get on the path of living a healthy lifestyle.
Ice cream, Frozen yogurt, Sorbet, Gelato, Frozen beverages
Rubber Feet, Cord storage, Easy-lock transparent lid with a large ingredient spout for adding mix-ins, Recipe book
Brushed metal housing, Double insulated stainless steel bowl, Plastic lid
Limited 3-year warranty
The lid made of durable transparent plastic will let you watch the exciting process of turning ingredients into a creamy treat and check the ice-cream consistency without stopping the unit. And a wide spout allows loading ingredients without a hassle.
Some users claim the machine is a bit noisy.
Affordable and functional, the Cuisinart ICE-30 has gained a great number of positive comments from ice-cream lovers worldwide and become one of the best-sellers in the range. It will quickly churn ingredients to a smooth homogeneous mass and all you need is to simply put it into a freezer for some time. Meanwhile, a capacious bowl will help make family-size batches.
Ice cream, Frozen yoghurt, Sorbet, Gelato, Frozen beverages
Non-skid feet, Easy-lock transparent lid, Recipe book included
Body: brushed metal with plastic parts
Bowl: stainless steel
The freezer bowl has a double insulated wall filled with the cooling liquid to ensure fast and even freezing. Double wall keeps the bowl cool and, thus, eliminates the need for adding ice.
The red plastic body gets stained easily.
The Cuisinart ice cream maker ICE-21 is a stylish and versatile appliance that will allow you to make different frozen treats in 20 minutes or even less. This ice cream maker combines portability, ease of operation, and simple maintenance. It's a great choice for a small family, which allows making tasty homemade ice cream, frozen yoghurt, sorbet, or many tasty frozen drinks.
Ice cream, Frozen yoghurt, Sorbet, Gelato, Frozen beverages
Non-skid feet, Easy-lock transparent lid, Recipe book included
Bowl: stainless steel
All component parts are made of BPA-free food-safe silicone emitting no harmful chemicals and resistant to deformations when exposed to low temperatures. Besides, the moulds are dishwasher safe making cleaning a breeze.
Freezing time might appear pretty long.
Though the moulds are intended for freezing yoghurts, juices, puddings, smoothies, and jelly rather than for actually making frozen desserts, these lovely multi-coloured items will offer a great chance to have fun with kids and engage them into the process of making sweet delicacies. And thanks to the moulds flexibility, you will easily extract serve-size icy delights.
Frozen juice, Smoothie, Yoghurt, Pudding
Ice pop molds for a freezer
Depends on a cooking method
1 mould: ~100 ml
Tray for vertical freezing and easy storage, Dishwasher safe design
Limited lifetime warranty
Batch After Batch
The Cuisinart ICE-100BCU is a fully automatic ice cream and gelato maker that is ideal for big families and those who often host big parties. It boasts a commercial-style compressor which freezes ice cream and other treats while also mixing them. A built-in freezer also means that no pre-freezing is required, thus, you can make batch after batch without a need to wait or plan ahead. However, the compressor makes the ICE-100BCU rather bulky and heavy. It measures 30 x 40 x 23 cm and weighs 10.2 kg.
The Cuisinart ICE-100BCU compressor ice cream and gelato maker has a nice stainless steel body with some plastic parts. The 1.5-litre bowl is made of anodized aluminium and is very easy to clean. Once freezing is completed, you just need to take the bucket out of the machine and clean it with warm soapy water. Unlike the lid and dashers, the bowl isn't dishwasher-safe. The lid is fully transparent so that you can watch the mixing process in action anytime you want. It has an additional mix-in opening allowing you to add different toppings, chocolate chunks, nuts, or fruit without interrupting the freezing process.
For the ease of use, the appliance is equipped with a small LCD display and 3 buttons (Power button, Start / Stop button, Timer button). The Power button is backlit with a red LED light to inform you when the appliance is on. The countdown timer can be set anywhere between 10 - 60 minutes for a better control over your batch. The powerful motor along with high-quality freezer can whip up a whole batch of ice cream in less than an hour. The Cuisinart ICE-100BCU stops automatically once your dessert is ready and switches to keep-cool mode. The dessert gets very smooth and extremely creamy. Because of the 25% air content, the machine produces pretty dense gelato, ice cream, or sorbet. It comes with a handy recipe book that will help you add "right" mix-ins and experiment with flavours to create "superpremium" homemade ice cream.
So, if you need an incredibly easy to use, capacious, and quick machine for making creamy desserts for big companies, the Cuisinart ICE-100BCU is the best bet.
Two Paddles Are Better than One
It's the only ice cream machine on the market that comes with two mixing paddles - one for ice cream or frozen yoghurt and the other for sorbet or gelato. These two paddles can mix and aerate the ingredients in different ways. The dasher for churning gelato or sorbet brings less air into your mixture, creating richly textured desserts with intense flavour. The other dasher enriches ice cream with more air to give it a lighter and fluffier consistency. Both mixing paddles rotate evenly, blending and aerating all ingredients perfectly for silky texture without ice crystals.
Beautiful in its Simplicity
If you like the idea of treating your dearest people to soft and delicious ice-cream, consider buying the Cuisinart ICE-30BC. This ice cream maker allows you to make any frozen dessert in less than half an hour, which is impressively quick. Besides ice cream, you can also prepare frozen yogurt or sorbet in it. Families who've got kids would definitely praise this option. The Cuisinart ICE-30BC is very easy to use, though, like many other ice makers, it requires a bowl pre-freezing (from 12 hours to 24 hours). Rather than that, it's all simple and straightforward. You will be surprised at how easy making your favourite frozen treats is! All you need to do is pour the mixture into the pre-chilled bowl and turn On/Off switcher. Your dessert will be ready-to-eat in as little as 25 minutes. A double insulated stainless steel freezer bowl can make up to 2 litres of frozen homemade desserts from the freshest ingredients for you and all your family members. The open lid design provides aeration of ice cream while mixing to make the dessert much more airy and fluffy. It also allows users to add more ingredients during the process. You can pour chocolate chips, nuts, caramel drops, favourite toppings, or any other mix-ins. Having this machine in your household, you'll be able to make unbelievably delicious frozen desserts: ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, gelato, and frozen beverages. Just put in the needed ingredients and this ice cream maker will do the rest of the work for you. This Cuisinart 2-litre ice cream maker is truly cost-effective if you decide in favour of making your own frozen treats rather than buying them at the supermarket.
The freezer bowl rotates about 25 minutes, and the machine comes with rubber feet to ensure maximum stability and prevent vibration during the mixing process. The appliance has a robust metal housing that is very easy to clean. The whole machine requires low maintenance. After using this ice cream maker, you can easily clean the freezer bowl, mixing arm, and transparent lid in warm soapy water. However, never clean the freezer bowl with abrasive cleaners or put it in the dishwasher. As for the motor base, you just need to wipe it clean with a damp cloth after use. We would like to note that there is a cord storage compartment underneath the base where you can neatly hide the cable. The model is available in Red and Silver colours to suit your preferences.
Affordable Basics for Home Use
By choosing the Cuisinart brand, you’ve already made the right choice. Whatever Cuisinart ice maker you go for, you can’t go wrong. Yet, the model choice is really wide differing both in price tags and functionality. Need an affordable and reliable machine for routine use? If so, you will definitely like the Cuisinart ICE30.
The ICE30 is classified as a semi-automatic model and consists of four standard parts: a power base, a stainless steel double-sided bowl, a mixing arm, and an easy-lock transparent lid. With a single control button, the unit operation is really a piece of cake. All you need t do is just turn the machine on once all the ingredients have been loaded and, when your ice cream is ready, simply turn it off. Pre-freezing a bowl, in which you're going to mix the ice cream, is perhaps the only hassle you'll stumble upon during the process as it usually takes most part of the day (16 hours). Which, unfortunately, means that if you prefer quick options, the ICE30 might not suit you. That said, considering the capacity of the bowl, and that you can actually leave it to pre-freeze overnight, maybe it's not such a big issue after all.
Speaking of capacity, the ICE30 will let you make up to 2 litres of ice-cream per batch, which is more than enough for a big family or even for a party or some kind of feast. Such amount of ice cream is already quite a great thing, but it's not the only great thing about the ICE30. Users note that this ice cream produces incredibly smooth, delicate and soft ice-cream texture that you'd normally achieve only with premium automatic machines. This is, to a great extent, thanks to two simple design features: a 3 mm gap between a dasher and bowl walls that helps reduce heat transfer from the centre, this way preventing re-crystallization of liquid ingredients - as a result the ice cream doesn't contain any large crystals that could make it coarse and icy; and the fact that the rotation around the paddle is performed by the bowl, not the other way round, which allows incorporating more air into the mixture, making it lighter, softer, and more voluminous.
Other features you'll appreciate about the ICE30 are the lid, made of durable transparent plastic, that makes it possible to watch the exciting process of turning ingredients into a creamy treat and check the ice-cream consistency without stopping the unit, and a wide spout which allows loading ingredients without a hassle.
Without hitting your budget, the Cuisinart ICE30 offers all the basic features you expect to find in a high-quality ice maker and will deliver impeccable mixing results time and again.
Make Ice Cream Rightly. 3 Easy Tips
Here are a few simple tips following which will help get the most out of the Cuisinart ICE30 and always get ice cream of smooth and nice texture:
- Cool the bowl down as cold as possible. The colder the bowl will be the quicker it will freeze the ice-cream. It is advisable to freeze the bowl at a temperature of about -26°C for 24 hours.
- Put the bowl into a freezer in a vertical position to prevent the freezing gel between the bowl walls from accumulating at one side of the bowl. Eventually, it will cause uneven ice-cream freezing and sludgy texture.
- During dynamic freezing, when the mixing paddle is agitated, the ice cream might stick to the horizontal linking arm in the centre of the bowl where the temperature is warmer, thus forming unwanted icy clumps. To avoid this, from time to time mix the ice cream in the center using a spoon.
Stylish and Versatile Dessert Maker
The Cuisinart ICE-21R ice cream maker is the best-seller on the market for a good reason. It's a compact, easy-to-use and simple machine without all those extra frills. Yet, it is still stylish and versatile and will come in handy at any home kitchen.
Featuring On/Off button only, the Cuisinart ice cream maker is capable of making frozen yoghurt, ice cream, sorbet, and even frozen beverages. Actually, it will take you 20 minutes or less to enjoy ready-to-eat ice cream. This ice cream machine has an average bowl capacity that allows you to make 1.5 litres of ice cream and other luscious frozen desserts. This domestic ice cream maker can make small quantities of ice cream sufficient for small families.
The Cuisinart ice cream maker ICE-21R is a semi-automatic machine, therefore, before making a frozen dessert, you have to pre-freeze the bowl in your freezer. The freezing time for this bowl takes between 16 hours and 24 hours. Typically, you just need to shake the bowl in order to determine whether the bowl is completely frozen. If you hear the liquid sloshing about, this means that the bowl is still not ready for use. But once it's frozen hard enough to be placed on the base, you can't hear anything when you shake it. It's the easiest way to tell if it's sufficiently cool. Once it's ready, you should immediately place it in the centre of the base. Then, install a mixing paddle in the centre of the bowl and place the lid on the top. Finally, press the On/Off button to turn the appliance on and pour ingredients as soon as the freezer bowl begins to turn. Your frozen treat will be ready in 20 minutes or even less.
This Cuisinart ice cream maker features non-slip rubber feet that keep the base stable when the appliance is in use. Also, there is a convenient cord storage - the power cord can be easily pushed into the base after use. Furthermore, it has an easy-lock lid with a large spout that let you add various ingredients without intervention into the freezing process. The ice cream machine is made of high-quality plastic that reduces the weight of the whole machine, while the inner bowl is made of solid stainless steel. The appliance weighs only 4.9 kg, so, you can easily carry it with you anywhere you need. It's available in classic White and vibrant Pink, Raspberry, and Red colours to suit your kitchen interior best.
Make Your Frozen Treats Your Way
Right off the bat, what we have here is not an ice cream maker but a set of molds with the help of which you can make yourself any frozen dessert you wish, a great addition to any domestic kitchen and household that doesn't want to buy a full-featured ice cream maker device.
The package includes six multi-coloured moulds with plug-like lids and a tray to hold them. All component parts are made of top-quality silicone. Free from BPA, said material emits no harmful chemicals and is food-safe. Besides, it can easily withstand freezing low temperatures. Another advantage of silicone is that it isn't prone to cracks or damages and doesn't tend to deform even after years of use. With that, silicone is highly flexible and will let you push your frozen pops out of molds easily, with all of them coming out perfectly shaped as intended.
Both the stand and the moulds are dishwasher safe which makes their maintenance a real snap. The stand tray will not only let you quickly fill all six ice pop moulds without creating the mess on the tabletop, it's also ideally sized to fit into any standard fridge door. A single cone mould capacity is 100 ml, a great portion size suitable both for a kid and for an adult. That sums up to 600 ml that you can make if you use all six moulds, quite enough for a small friendly gathering or a family party.
Cater to All Family Tastes
Are you wondering what you can make with these lovely ice pop moulds from Cuisinart? Quite a lot, in fact. Of course, an ice cream maker and moulds don't really compare, with moulds, however, you actually have much more options. See for yourself. While an ice cream machine limits your choice to a single dessert per batch (and you'll have to make a full bowl, do not forget), with the set you are to decide how many ready treats you want. A berry smoothie, an orange fresh with tangerine wedges and lemon zest, a caramel pudding infused with some creamy liquor and chocolate chips, a mint ice cream, an icy yoghurt with oats and slices of fresh fruit, jelly with strawberries and raspberries, and a frozen chocolate mousse with lime and ginger - all these fantastic desserts can be cooked and served on one tray. Moulds will also be of great use if your family has different food preferences. With 6 moulds, you should be able to cater to the needs of all your family members. Finally, moulds aren't hazardous to kids, which means you can easily engage your little ones in the process of making sweet frozen delicacies without worrying that they might get injured. So, like we said, though an ice cream maker and a set of moulds hardly compare, the advantages to using the latter are quite numeric.
To sum up, the Cuisinart ice pop moulds will make a great and functional addition to any domestic kitchen arsenal. Whether you have a family of dessert lovers or often host guests, these simple kitchen accessories will help you out on many occasions.
What Is a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker?
The summer is coming and with the first hint of this hot season, supermarkets start stocking up on different types of ice-cream. However, if you want your ice cream to be all-natural and contain real lumps of strawberry or other fruit, you definitely need a home ice cream maker. It’s an extremely useful kitchen appliance for those who crave for some off-beat flavours and want to be able to enjoy homemade delicious desserts at any time. And it’s the Cuisinart company that can make your life a bit tastier. The company was founded in 1973, in America. Since then, the Cuisinart has been producing revolutionary kitchen appliances and culinary tools. However, the brand really shines in creating innovative ice cream makers that are high-quality, easy-to-use, durable, effective, and quick. The brand offers machines with freezer bowls or built-in compressors. They can churn up not only delicious and refreshing ice creams but also sorbets and gelatos. For this comparison chart, we have prepared reviews on Cuisinart ice cream makers that take leading positions on the market. We hope that with one of them you'll be able to “Savour the Good Life®” as company's motto goes and make many fantastic cold meals you've never tried before.
What Features to Compare
Before buying an ice cream maker, you should decide which type to go for. There are two main types of these appliances - machines with a freezer bowl and those with a built-in freezer.
- Ice-cream makers with a freezer bowl have a steel inner layer and plastic outer layer. Between these layers, there is a liquid or gel which freezes once you put the bowl into your freezer. You’ll need to pre-freeze the bowl before use (between 12-24 hours). Then, you should attach the dasher and motor unit to the bowl and add ingredients to your preference. All you need to do is press a button to get your dessert prepared. This type of machine uses a low-powered motor and consumes not that much electricity. It’s a cost-effective, easy to use, and compact option excellent for first-time experiments. However, you’ll need to plan ice cream making at least 12 hours in advance. So, an ice cream maker with a freezer bowl is not the best pick for those who usually have random cravings.
- Built-in freezer machines have a freezer unit inside that freezes ice cream mixture. You won’t need to chill the bowl beforehand, which means it’s a good choice for those who want instantaneous ice cream without planning ahead. The built-in compressor quickly cools down all the ingredients. Some models come with removable bowls that can be easily removed and washed whenever you need. Plus, you can make multiple batches of ice cream consecutively. Others come with a fixed bowl, and you’ll have to wait for it to warm up a bit for cleaning. All built-in freezer machines consume more electricity and are bulkier than ice-cream makers with freezer bowls. Also, they are rather pricey.
The next point to consider is the capacity of the appliance. Usually, they have a capacity between 1 and 6 litres. Some also have the minimum limits of mixture you can pour. If you want to make ice cream for a big family or often throw large parties, then getting a device with a large capacity is crucial. Also, you should turn to recipe books that come with ice-cream makers, since they will give you the appropriate quantities to use. When ice cream begins to freeze, it will expand a little, thus, you might end up with ice cream mix all over your kitchen if you don’t stick to all directions.
Interesting Facts About Ice Cream
The largest ice cream ever
The world's largest ice cream cake weighed about 9000 kg. It took about 100 of chefs to complete the cake. It was made of ice-cream, sponge cake, and Oreo crumbles. The cake was acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records. This giant cake was created in Canada.
Another record was set in Strömstad, Sweden, on 28 January 2017. The team of 278 people built an ice cream scoop pyramid consisting of 5,435 scoops. The pyramid weighed over 500 kg and was 1m tall.
How many calories are there?
There are somewhere about 270 calories in standard vanilla ice cream. Actually, vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavour, then goes the chocolate, and then strawberry. Vanilla ice cream is chosen nine times out of ten. However, the chocolate ice cream was created before vanilla.
The most profitable day
Ice cream is sold better on Sundays.
The origin of ice cream is still unclear
Nobody knows for sure who invented ice cream. Historians say that Emperor Nero of Ancient Rome mixed snow with fruit, nectar, and honey. Marco Polo was the first who brought ice cream to Europe. He brought the recipe from China. The creamy dessert consisted of flavoured snow with rice and milk.
The magic number of licks
On average, you'll need to make 50 licks to finish a scoop of ice cream.
How was the waffle cone created?
In 1904, a Syrian ice cream seller ran out of dishes at the World’s Fair in St. Louis. The customers wanted their portions of dessert, so he had to turn to a waffle vendor nearby. People liked the idea of ice cream being wrapped in waffle cones.
How much milk does it take?
It takes about 5.5 kg of milk to produce a single gallon of ice cream. One cow can produce milk for approximately 9,000 gallons of ice cream during its entire life.
American people really like ice cream!
On average, each person in the USA eats more than 5 gallons of ice cream, ice milk, ices, sherbet, and similar frozen products per year. The USA people consume more ice cream than any other nation. 90% of American families have frozen desserts in their freezers. Unbelievable, but men (rather than women!) usually choose ice cream as a dessert at restaurants. Still, ice cream is most popular with kids and adults over 45.
The main ingredient
Actually, the main ingredient of any ice cream is air. It makes this frozen dessert lighter and improves its consistency, while fats are responsible for its creamy texture.
Types of ice cream
This delicious dessert is offered in many types – ordinary ice cream, frozen yoghurt, frozen custard, low-fat ice cream, gelato, sherbet, and others.
Standard ice cream has approximately 10% fat. Reduced-fat products have 25% less fat, while light ice cream has 50% less fat.
Q: How to make ice cream in an ice cream machine?
A: It doesn’t matter which type of machine you’ll get, in any case, you’ll have to pre-make the ice cream mixture first. If you’re going to get a maker with a freezable bowl, you'll have to pre-chill the bowl for 12 - 24 hours. Then, you should insert the paddle unit and the mixture. After that, you need to press start button. If you want to use a model with a built-in freezer, you will just need to load the mixture and turn the machine on.
Q: How to control the texture of my homemade ice-cream?
A: Сhurn speed and temperature have a lot to do with the consistency of your desserts. Paddle speed determines the amount of air that gets into the custard and, accordingly, your homemade ice cream texture. If it turns slowly, it will trap less air, producing a dense gelato or ice-cream. And vice versa - a faster paddle traps more air to make lighter ice cream. Also, a fast dasher gets ice crystals from the sides more efficiently. The tinier the crystals will be, the smoother ice cream you’ll get. The temperature of the coolant also matters. It determines how quickly the mixture will freeze, affecting the texture as well. A long freeze will ensure smaller ice crystals, while a quick a freeze will give you the opposite result.
Q: How long will it take for a Cuisinart machine to make ice cream?
A: All depends on a specific model and recipe, but usually - around 20-40 minutes. If, after this time, your ice cream is still very soft, you might need to firm it up in the freezer for 2-4 hours more. Although the timeframe might seem similar to making ice-cream by hand, a mixing dasher takes all the hard work and does it much more consistently.
Q: Why does a motorized paddle get stuck sometimes?
A: There are a few reasons for that. If you pre-chill a bowl in a freezer for too long, it might become too cold. And when the ice mixture freezes too swiftly to the surface, it may be difficult for a paddle to cut through it. So, we suggest that you add the mixture to the middle instead of the sides of the bowl. The paddle may catch large chunky ingredients. Check what max chunks you can add in the manual.
Q: Do I need to wait for my freezer bowl to warm up to the room temperature if I want to wash it?
A: It’s better to wait until the bowl reaches room temperature since the extreme changes in temperature might lead to damage.
Q: Is homemade ice cream cheaper than ready-made?
A: This largely depends on what ice cream you often buy. For example, if you usually buy premium ice cream, an ice-cream machine can deliver you cheaper products. However, making ice cream at home is not only about saving some money. It allows you to create healthier ice cream mixes. You can experiment with different flavour combinations by adding fresh fruit. Also, you can make lighter low-calorie desserts or frozen yogurt.
Q: Can I use lower-fat ingredients?
A: Of course, you can! But it’s likely that you’ll taste the slight difference if you use skimmed milk, for instance.