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Simple, good and quick
on 15 March 2016
I ordered this ice cream maker and it arrived promptly the next day. The Vonshef range is a habitat product therefore I was expecting good quality and I have not been disappointed. It is a simple little machine, the concept being you keep the bowl in the freezer so it will always be ready to make ice cream. It tells you to freeze the bowl for a minimum of 8 hours before use.
On my first attempt I used the vanilla egg custard recipe in the Pamphlet provided. This was a recipe that you needed to cook the egg and make a custard base, then allow it to cool and then put it in the ice cream maker. I think that when I took the bowl out the freezer I left it on the side for about half an hour while I made the egg custard. You should definitely not do this as the temperature of the bowl was not cold enough when I tried to make the icecream therefore it did not set. In the end I put the bowl and contents into the freezer and let the ice cream set in the freezer. The texture of the ice cream was very hard but the flavour was excellent. I understand the reason why my first attempt failed so I made sure on my second attempt to take the freezer bowl out just before I needed it.
On my second attempt I decided to make an ice cream where you didn't need to cook the eggs like a custard. I searched the Internet for a good recipe and found a Mary Berry non Cook Ice Cream where you simply whisk up the egg whites and sugar, then add your whipped up double cream and egg yokes with the flavouring of your choice which for me was stem ginger. I then put this mixture into the ice cream maker for about 15 minutes and it made the most fantastic light fluffy ice cream I have ever had. I am impressed the quickness of the machine the only thing to watch out for is that the motor doesn't get too hot on top. It is easy to wash up and remember to always put the bowl back into freeze.
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