It may not feel like it but we are half way through another very British summer. The weather is cold, wet and windy but school is out and that can only mean one thing. Ice cream! Lots and lots of lovely ice cream.
We love sweet treats in the C-house. And we all love ice cream. The delicious soft creaminess of an indulgent scoop on a hot day is what summer holidays are all about.
We have been trying out the Savisto 1.5 litre ice cream maker these last few days and needless to say, have been eating a lot of homemade ice cream.
The paddle will start turning 2 seconds after first pressing the Power button. Once that happens, there is no way to adjust the churning time. The only way is to switch the whole thing off and power it back up again. I don’t think these instructions are very clear in the manual. Having spoken to the manufacturers, I have been assured that they will look into it.
The ice cream maker comes with a very handy recipe book with over a hundred recipes as well as hints and tips to make the most of your gadget.
I chose to ignore the recipe book (M will vouch for my inability to follow a recipe – I have to do it my way) and decided to wing it with some mango ice cream. I will not divulge my recipe here as I am still in the process of perfecting it. Suffice to say, I churned the mixture for 40 minutes and it ended up fluffy but not quite scoopable. So I put it in the freezer to harden it. And now J and his grown-ups have been devouring homemade mango ice cream every day this past week.
You may find this a faff. But hey! End result is you get to eat fresh, homemade ice cream where you have complete control over the ingredients. So much healthier, not to mention cheaper yet yummier, than shop-bought. I am willing to re-organise the contents of my freezer for that. You?
Disclosure: We were sent a Savisto ice cream maker for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.