Food52's Peter Steinberg solves the problem of too-soft ice cream in his $50 ice cream maker by churning his ice cream inside the freezer! He puts the ice cream maker into the freezer, closes the door on the cord, and lets it churn until the ice cream is done. And "voila!" he says. "Really, truly frozen ice cream."
It might look a little weird, but until I have $300 burning a hole in my pocket, this technique sounds like the perfect solution.
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