The kind you find in a secondhand store

September 7th, 2004 § Three comments

I made a strawberry sorbet this evening, but it failed utterly to solidify. My ice cream maker scarcely chilled it; even after another couple of hours in the freezer, it’s just starting to form icy chunks. Either it’s too damned hot in Oakland to be making sorbet or I’ve invented an amazing new strawberry-based antifreeze.

Three comments

  • Dumptruck says:

    What kind of ice cream maker do you have? I’ve been wanting to get one.

  • Jeff says:

    I have a Cuisinart that I’m borrowing from my former housemate. It has one of the bowls filled with mystery liquid that you put in the freezer. It’s small and tidy, but it doesn’t freeze things as solidly as one might like (although it usually works better than it did this week). You can just stick the ice cream in the freezer afterwards, of course, but the consistency suffers a bit.
    The ice cream makers that use ice and rock salt give better results (I think–it’s been a while since I’ve used one), but then you have to buy ice, and you’ve got a briny mess to deal with when you’re done. I might get one of these, though, if I were buying my own. And then there are the high-end units with built-in freezers, which I’m sure are wonderful, but $500 is a little rich for my blood.

  • Dumptruck says:

    The Cuisinart one is the one I was thinking about getting when I was checking them out at Sur La Table a couple of weeks ago. But maybe I shouldn’t base my choice on the fact that it’s red and cute.

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