Monday 17 February 2014

The Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker Review

Last year we tried out the Chill Factor Slushy Maker, and were really impressed. So much so that we had to get one in for my younger sister who was thrilled to be able to make slushy treats whenever she felt like it.

The Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker is designed to look fun, and just by looking at it you know that it has absolutely everything to do with ice cream. The ice cream maker looks like an ice cream cone, and promises an easy to use/quick at home system to make your very own soft scoop ice cream in minutes!

Leo knew exactly what the ice cream maker was as soon as he laid eyes on it, and he kept shouting ‘ice cream’ at me. I had to explain to him that before we could make any ice cream I was going to have to put the cup in the freezer for a few hours.

I found the instructions simple to follow and they were very similar to the Slushy Maker Cup.

-          You need to place the Ice Cream Maker in the freezer until the cup is frozen. I found it easier to leave it in overnight as I then knew for definite that it was ready to use.

-          Use the recipe guide (included in the Ice Cream Maker packaging) to measure out all of the ingredients that you will be using for whichever flavour you will be making. I opted for the Vanilla which consists of single cream, vanilla essence and an optional dash of sugar. Tip all of the ingredients into the Ice Cream Cup, put on the lid and shake it all up together.

-          Remove the lid and begin to squeeze the sides of the cup. Keep squeezing and within a few minutes you have your very own soft scoop ice cream.

I was impressed with how quickly the ice cream came together, I was really not expecting it to actually even resemble ice cream at all! But it just demonstrated that even I could make an tasty ice treat with a little bit of guidance. On our first try I don’t think I shook all of the mixture together for long enough. What I think I will do next time is mix the ingredients in a bowl and then transfer them into the cup ready to squeeze.

One other thing I found was actually that some of the ice cream went a little bit to iced in comparison to the soft scoop, but the longer it was in there the more icy the ice cream became.

For me I don’t think it is the quickest way to get your ice cream fix, but for children I could imagine them absolutely loving the idea of making their very own ice cream. The possibilities for different flavours are endless, and there is no reason that you shouldn’t make your very own flavour creations!

The Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker retails at £14.99.

Disclaimer: I was sent the Chill Factor Ice Cream Cup for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.

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