Do you have an ice cream maker? If you make ice cream at home, you know that many ice cream makers just churn out quantities of 1 quart or so. The most popular Cuisinart model
can hold up to 1 1/2 quarts, which means that some recipes, when fully frozen and fluffy, spill out over the top. Well now you at least have the option of a bigger batch: Cuisinart has a 2-quart model on the market. This ice cream maker works on the same principle as other home ice cream makers: it comes with a removable bowl that has an inner layer of special gel. You have to freeze this bowl solid, then fill it with cold ice cream mix and churn. The bowl has to be re-frozen between each batch, which is the main drawback of this kind of model. If you're making ice cream for a party or for a crowd, it's actually pretty great to have a 2-quart model, since it's best to make as much ice cream as possible before putting the bowl away for another 24 hours. If we didn't already use a compressor model of ice cream maker
we'd definitely be thinking about buying one of these.
• Find it: 2-Quart Cuisinart Stainless-Steel Ice Cream Maker, $79.95 at Williams-Sonoma
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