Need Help - Baskin Robbins Toy Ice Cream Maker

Posted on: Sun, 02/12/2006 - 4:49am
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Someone with great intentions gave my DD a Baskin Robbins toy (but real) ice cream maker. It came with packages of powdered mixes that included cookies, chocolate chips, chocolate bits, etc.... to which you add 3/4 cup of half and half and voila - instant yummy ice cream! The powder mixes are not safe and the poor kid wants to make her own "safe" ice cream.

I have never made ice cream and to complicate matters, besides peanuts, she is allergic to tree nuts, coconut and eggs.

Any of you talented ice cream makers have any suggestions??? I am assuming that the final amount of liquid I should put in the maker should be near 3/4 - 1 cup (based on the directions referenced above).

Thank you! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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DD - allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, and egg

Posted on: Sun, 02/12/2006 - 5:14am
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My (non-PA) DD got one of those as a gift. It is awful! It takes forever to get a tiny little amount of ice cream, and it makes a big mess. My DD used it once and hated it. I would recommend not even bothering to use it, myself.

Posted on: Sun, 02/12/2006 - 7:12am
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Sadly, I must concur.
The tiny shaved ice makers are actually much better than the little ice cream machines.
You can certainly make ice cream from just sugar and heavy cream... the trick is to get it very cold before you put it in the machine. Banana ice cream is good too.

Posted on: Mon, 02/13/2006 - 2:42am
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Here is the vanilla ice cream recipe we use --
Scald over low heat, but do not boil:
[b]1 cup cream[/b]
Stir in, until dissolved:
[b]3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt[/b]
If you have a vanilla bean, add to the hot mixture:
[b]Seeds scraped from a 2-inch section of vanilla bean[/b]
If you do not have a bean, add after chilling:
[b]1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla[/b]
Chill. Add:
[b]3 cups cream[/b]
Then use this in your ice cream maker. Most of the time you fill it about 2/3 full -- you have to allow for expansion. Also, make sure your mixture is definitely chilled. We always make ours a day ahead -- that gives everything plenty of time to get nice and cold. And with this recipe, you should have enough to let your kids make lots and lots --- though it'll probably be eaten just as fast as it is made!

Posted on: Mon, 02/13/2006 - 9:54am
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Hello!
Thanks for your posts. It appears I should lower my expectations that this is really going to work. On the other hand my DD is excited.
gvmom, thanks for sharing your recipe with me. Next week is school vacation. I am going to give it a try.
Worst case, we won't have much luck, but we'll surely get a few laughs. Maybe it's time for "Mommy" to get a "real" ice cream maker! I should start watching for sales.
Thanks again [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]!
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Keep Smiling
DD - allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, and egg

Posted on: Sun, 02/12/2006 - 5:14am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My (non-PA) DD got one of those as a gift. It is awful! It takes forever to get a tiny little amount of ice cream, and it makes a big mess. My DD used it once and hated it. I would recommend not even bothering to use it, myself.

Posted on: Sun, 02/12/2006 - 7:12am
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Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Sadly, I must concur.
The tiny shaved ice makers are actually much better than the little ice cream machines.
You can certainly make ice cream from just sugar and heavy cream... the trick is to get it very cold before you put it in the machine. Banana ice cream is good too.

Posted on: Mon, 02/13/2006 - 2:42am
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Joined: 08/24/2005 - 09:00

Here is the vanilla ice cream recipe we use --
Scald over low heat, but do not boil:
[b]1 cup cream[/b]
Stir in, until dissolved:
[b]3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt[/b]
If you have a vanilla bean, add to the hot mixture:
[b]Seeds scraped from a 2-inch section of vanilla bean[/b]
If you do not have a bean, add after chilling:
[b]1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla[/b]
Chill. Add:
[b]3 cups cream[/b]
Then use this in your ice cream maker. Most of the time you fill it about 2/3 full -- you have to allow for expansion. Also, make sure your mixture is definitely chilled. We always make ours a day ahead -- that gives everything plenty of time to get nice and cold. And with this recipe, you should have enough to let your kids make lots and lots --- though it'll probably be eaten just as fast as it is made!

Posted on: Mon, 02/13/2006 - 9:54am
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Joined: 01/28/2006 - 09:00

Hello!
Thanks for your posts. It appears I should lower my expectations that this is really going to work. On the other hand my DD is excited.
gvmom, thanks for sharing your recipe with me. Next week is school vacation. I am going to give it a try.
Worst case, we won't have much luck, but we'll surely get a few laughs. Maybe it's time for "Mommy" to get a "real" ice cream maker! I should start watching for sales.
Thanks again [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]!
------------------
Keep Smiling
DD - allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, and egg

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