There was a recipe book included that offered so many suggestions of interesting ice cream flavors. The common ingredient in most of them was whipping cream which was something I had to pick up at the store. I decided to make basic vanilla which only required whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar. I mixed the ingredients and added them into the freezing bowl.
I put everything securely together and shook the container for 3 minutes. Let's just say major arm workout! After 3 minutes, the ice cream directly touching the bowl was a great texture. I mixed the ingredients and shook for another minute to thicken the rest of the mixture. The final product was consistent with softened ice cream
To get a good concept of how much ice cream was made, I had some ice cream cones in the cupboard and moved the ice cream to the cone. The ice cream tasted great! But I haven't really met an ice cream I didn't like. I liked knowing exactly what was in my ice cream and 4 minutes is actually pretty quick for homemade ice cream (I had one of those noisy machines once and it took 30 minutes+). I believe it would be a fun activity for kids and the containers are very easy to clean.
Even though 4 minutes is quick for homemade ice cream, sometimes you have those rough days at work and need immediate gratification. I would still need to keep a pint of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer for those days. It also produces a small yield for the work put into it, but maybe that's actually a pro considering we probably all should be watching our portions more.And should be doing an arm workout before eating ice cream, amiright?!
PROS: ability to control ingredients, quick for homemade ice cream, portion control container can be used for homemade or premade ice cream, easy to clean
CONS: small yield of ice cream
WOULD JENN BUY? For $9.99, I believe it would be a great gift for an ice cream lover or someone that is health conscious and concerned about ingredients. It would also be a fun activity for children!