When I was asked if I wanted to try an ice cream maker recently I had to think for, oh I don’t know, 5 seconds. I love ice cream. Probably a little too much as it’s got to the point that I don’t usually have any at home because it calls to me from the freezer and I scoff the lot in one or two sessions.
This little Shake n’ Make beauty comes in sweet retro packaging and claimed to be able to transform a few ingredients into ice cream with just a few minutes of shaking. I quickly got to work testing out the theory by mixing up some milk and cream, adding a sweetener (I used sugar) and flavouring (vanilla bean in my case). I poured the milky mixture into a little metal cone that sits over ice and salt. Then on went the lid and it was time to shake. Music optional.
After 3 minutes of shaking I felt I’d earned my ice cream. It’s terrible that my arms hurt from so little exertion. I’m definitely going to have to work on building my arm strength. What better motivation than ice cream at the end of exercise?
My only gripe is that it doesn’t make a large volume of ice cream so if you’re piggy like me and eat ice cream by the carton then you are going to be shaking for a long time to get the equivalent of a carton. Then again, maybe that’s no bad thing!
Can’t wait to try it out with greek yoghurt, honey and berries. I think Sun will be up for the job of ice cream tester. He did a fine job of testing this batch for me.