How to Use Ice Cream Maker

How to Use Ice Cream Maker

Mastering the process of making quality ice cream using an ice cream machine is important. The magic of the best ice cream maker is drawn from a person’ ability to use it. Delicious ice cream is made if a person is in a position to properly use an ice cream maker. An ice cream maker has a paddle (dasher), a canister and ice and salt (the freezing agent) which are essential components in making ice cream. A paddle is used to steadily mix ice cream. The canister houses the ice cream mixture formed by a paddle. When using an ice cream maker, one should be aware of what to do.

Prepare the Ice Cream Mixture​

Determining and preparing the ingredients to use in making ice cream is the first task that ought to be done. Ingredients cannot be added to an ice cream machine when the process of making ice cream starts. The entire ice cream mixture has to be initially and completely prepared. All the needed ingredients should be readily available to ensure less time is spent when making the ice cream mixture. If vanilla or chocolate flavor is needed, it should be bought a day or a several hours before starting the process.

First Freeze the Freezer Bowl​

This is done if a person is using an ice cream machine that a freezable bowl. A freezer bowl is the electric refrigerating component of an ice maker. It enables making of ice cream. It has to be stored for about 2 days in a freezer prior to making ice cream. This is done to ensure it is very cold to support the process of making ice cream. After pre-freezing, the ice cream mixture is put into the freezer bowl, a dasher is inserted and the ice cream making process kicks off when the machine is switched on. When using an ice cream machine equipped with an inbuilt freezer, pre-freezing is unnecessary. The process can begin immediately.

Fill the Ice Cream Maker to the Recommended Capacity​

When using an ice cream machine, ensure the canister is filled halfway or three quarters. Overfilling the bowl leads to ice cream that is of low quality. The dasher is unable to facilitate proper aeration of the mixture. In the process, the texture and the taste of the ice cream is compromised.

Insert the Dasher​

The dasher is an important component of an ice cream maker. It oversees an effective ice cream making process because it continuously stirs the ice cream mixture as freezing takes place. This provides assurance of a soft and well aerated ice cream mixture. The dasher also ensures ice crystals do not form during the freezing process. The delicious taste and the soft texture of the ice cream is achieved and retained.​


Finally, an ice cream maker takes less than hour to make ice cream. However, the ice cream recipe and the type of machine used determine the time used. Some ice cream recipes are very simple and take only about 25 minutes to make. Other ice cream recipes can take about 40 minutes to make.

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