Making home-made ice cream using this duo ice cream maker from Cuisinart is a tasty way to keep yourself cool and the kids entertained. We’ve spotted it down from £100 to £68 this week.
The Cuisinart ICE40 Duo ice cream maker has two bowls, which can only mean one thing: twice as much ice cream, in more than one flavour at at time.
When we tested it out in the Which? lab, we found that it took less than 15 minutes to churn the ice cream to the right consistency – you can read the full findings in our Cuisinart ICE40 ice cream maker review.
Read on to see where we found it on sale this week.
Cuisinart ice cream maker
The Duo ice cream maker has a recommended price tag of around £100, but we’ve found it down to £67.99 including free UK delivery at appliance and gadget online store ElectricShopping.com.
That price is £17 cheaper than Amazon – and beats Comet and Pixmania by more than £30.
How to make ice-cream
One unusual feature on this model from Cuisinart is that during the churning, it’s the bowls rather than the paddles that rotate. In our ice cream makers review, you can compare it to rival ice cream makers from the likes of Magimix, Gaggia, John Lewis and Lakeland.
During Which? ice cream maker lab tests, we take a look at how quick and easy each model is to operate and clean – and sample how good the ice cream it makes tastes, of course.
For ice cream recipes and ideas, take a look at our guide on how to make ice cream. Here are a few pointers:
- Store ice cream in the centre of the freezer where the temperature is most constant.
- Before serving, leave at room temperature for 15 minutes, or in the fridge for 30 minutes to let flavours develop.
- Never refreeze ice cream: you run the risk of food poisoning, and the texture will deteriorate.
- Home-made ice cream should be eaten within a week, due to its fresh ingredients and lack of preservatives.
Deal of the week
Spotted it for less elsewhere? Found a great bargain on an ice-cream maker? Let us know – email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and we’ll update this page.
All prices correct as of 9am, 3 August 2011.