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  • Will they call it the Ice-Cream Cup, or ICUP for short?
  • I bet cleaning that thing after making your treat is going to be a giant pain in the butt.
  • I got one of these:

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    just throw some cream in it, strawberries, cane sugar, bit of lemon juice and boom...better than Ben & Jerry's.
  • It's a rocky road to disrupt the ice cream industry, but sundae you may get your soft serve from a pod.

    You are seriously trying my patience right out of the gate.

    The rest is histrawberry.

    You are farking FIRED.
  • gopher321: I got one of these:

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    just throw some cream in it, strawberries, cane sugar, bit of lemon juice and boom...better than Ben & Jerry's.


    On the Amazon wishlist now, thanks.
  • I don't understand Keurigs. If you want normal coffee or tea there are cheaper ways that take up less space and taste better, while not really taking more time. If you want espresso drinks, the ones that come out of Keurigs are so bad that those cheap vending machine espresso drinks, presumably made from some kind of disgusting powder mix, are better, despite being nigh-undrinkable. What's the appeal?
  • zeroflight222: Will they call it the Ice-Cream Cup, or ICUP for short?


    and can 2 girls share one?
  • gopher321: I got one of these:

    [Fark user image 223x331]

    just throw some cream in it, strawberries, cane sugar, bit of lemon juice and boom...better than Ben & Jerry's.


    Image doesn't come through.  I'm genuinely curious
  • Bruce Campbell vs Army of Farkness: gopher321: I got one of these:

    [Fark user image 223x331]

    just throw some cream in it, strawberries, cane sugar, bit of lemon juice and boom...better than Ben & Jerry's.

    Image doesn't come through.  I'm genuinely curious


    Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. It basically a bowl filled with gel you put in your freezer over night, then put back in the machine and fill with ingredients.
  • gopher321: Bruce Campbell vs Army of Farkness: gopher321: I got one of these:

    [Fark user image 223x331]

    just throw some cream in it, strawberries, cane sugar, bit of lemon juice and boom...better than Ben & Jerry's.

    Image doesn't come through.  I'm genuinely curious

    Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. It basically a bowl filled with gel you put in your freezer over night, then put back in the machine and fill with ingredients.


    I have one; have used it for sorbet a lot.  Actual ice cream has been hit & miss and I usually have to run the machine again after a first quasi freeze of the product because it didn't aerate & freeze well enough the first time through.  Any tips?  I've tried chilling the mixture beforehand but can't think of anything else to do.
  • fallingcow: I don't understand Keurigs. If you want normal coffee or tea there are cheaper ways that take up less space and taste better, while not really taking more time. If you want espresso drinks, the ones that come out of Keurigs are so bad that those cheap vending machine espresso drinks, presumably made from some kind of disgusting powder mix, are better, despite being nigh-undrinkable. What's the appeal?


    If you buy the right pods, you can make a pretty decent cup of coffee served one at a time - no pot of joe going stale. My wife and I are pretty much down to one cup a day, so the higher cost per cup is not much of an issue. But you need to buy the right brands - we like Tullys and Coffee People, but have been buying Starbuck's Pike Street at Costco lately.

    I'll stipulate that a fresh pot brewed from freshly ground quality beans is better, and if you have a crowd over, the cup at a time method isn't efficient.
  • zeroflight222: gopher321: Bruce Campbell vs Army of Farkness: gopher321: I got one of these:

    [Fark user image 223x331]

    just throw some cream in it, strawberries, cane sugar, bit of lemon juice and boom...better than Ben & Jerry's.

    Image doesn't come through.  I'm genuinely curious

    Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. It basically a bowl filled with gel you put in your freezer over night, then put back in the machine and fill with ingredients.

    I have one; have used it for sorbet a lot.  Actual ice cream has been hit & miss and I usually have to run the machine again after a first quasi freeze of the product because it didn't aerate & freeze well enough the first time through.  Any tips?  I've tried chilling the mixture beforehand but can't think of anything else to do.


    Unfortunately those types of consumer machines are hit or miss with the results.  We have one as well and rarely use it, though that's mostly because freezer space is at a premium and we always forget to put it in there.  When we had a little more space we'd just leave the container in there so we didn't have to plan a day ahead of time just to make ice cream.

    I think a lot of the results are heavily influenced by the recipe you choose.  Because these types of machines are kind of finicky then you really need to find a good reliable base to work from.

    Here's one we've used before:

    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe - Jeni Britton-Bauer | Food & Wine (foodandwine.com)

    The recipe creator (Jeni) has her own well-known commercial line, but has formulated solid home recipes because that's pretty much how she started her business.  One of her tricks is to use a bit of cream cheese in the formula, which sounds strange, but it really helps with the texture and preventing crystallization.  And you don't taste it.

    I'm sure Stella Parks of Serious Eats has some recipes as well.
  • fallingcow: I don't understand Keurigs. If you want normal coffee or tea there are cheaper ways that take up less space and taste better, while not really taking more time. If you want espresso drinks, the ones that come out of Keurigs are so bad that those cheap vending machine espresso drinks, presumably made from some kind of disgusting powder mix, are better, despite being nigh-undrinkable. What's the appeal?


    I use a refillable kcup and I'm trying to think of a faster/easier way to shove hot water through my ground beans to get a single serving than the Keurig...
  • zeroflight222: gopher321: Bruce Campbell vs Army of Farkness: gopher321: I got one of these:

    [Fark user image 223x331]

    just throw some cream in it, strawberries, cane sugar, bit of lemon juice and boom...better than Ben & Jerry's.

    Image doesn't come through.  I'm genuinely curious

    Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. It basically a bowl filled with gel you put in your freezer over night, then put back in the machine and fill with ingredients.

    I have one; have used it for sorbet a lot.  Actual ice cream has been hit & miss and I usually have to run the machine again after a first quasi freeze of the product because it didn't aerate & freeze well enough the first time through.  Any tips?  I've tried chilling the mixture beforehand but can't think of anything else to do.


    Make sure it's frozen completely (the bowl I mean)...maybe if you have a deep freezer that would help. Also, you can try half & half instead of 18% table cream. Get your ingredients ready before starting the Cuisinart - don't let the bowl sit on the counter for a few minutes before starting...any condensation inside the bowl will refreeze and impede the paddle.

    And finally I'd say put a little cream in a saucepan on low heat and mix the cane sugar to easily blend it, then pour into the machine.
  • gopher321: I got one of these:

    [Fark user image 223x331]

    just throw some cream in it, strawberries, cane sugar, bit of lemon juice and boom...better than Ben & Jerry's.


    I have something similar.  My current favorite is a pint of blueberries and a can of sweetened condensed milk.
  • gopher321: Bruce Campbell vs Army of Farkness: gopher321: I got one of these:

    [Fark user image 223x331]

    just throw some cream in it, strawberries, cane sugar, bit of lemon juice and boom...better than Ben & Jerry's.

    Image doesn't come through.  I'm genuinely curious

    Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. It basically a bowl filled with gel you put in your freezer over night, then put back in the machine and fill with ingredients.


    Thanks
  • fallingcow: I don't understand Keurigs. If you want normal coffee or tea there are cheaper ways that take up less space and taste better, while not really taking more time. If you want espresso drinks, the ones that come out of Keurigs are so bad that those cheap vending machine espresso drinks, presumably made from some kind of disgusting powder mix, are better, despite being nigh-undrinkable. What's the appeal?


    Think it's the easy clean up?

    But I used a brothers once with the refillable filter thing and holy shiat was that a mess and hell to clean out.

    I'll stick to my drip. (Also the steel insulated carafe does one hell of a job keeping it hot)
  • I was interested until I realized the machine requires pods. If I can't walk through the international farmers market and grab new flavors to experiment with in my ice cream, then I will nope right over to the nearest ice cream parlor. Seriously, the pods sound way to boring given you'd have to clean that machine afterwards.
  • Bruscar: I was interested until I realized the machine requires pods. If I can't walk through the international farmers market and grab new flavors to experiment with in my ice cream, then I will nope right over to the nearest ice cream parlor. Seriously, the pods sound way to boring given you'd have to clean that machine afterwards.


    plus the part about the QR codes "for the right temperature" BS... sure, because that would never stop companies from making 3rd-party re-usable pods (I mean, it wouldn't, at first... until they start suing because the QR is "copyrighted" or some similar nonsense)
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