July 11, 2011 8:46 pm at 8:46 pm #597894HeshyMember
Do ice cream machines make average, good or very good ice cream?
This is important as dear wife doesn’t want to part from her beloved ice-cream.
Upon making, for instance, a gallon will one save considerable over the cholov yisrael brands so that it is worthwhile?
Any recommendations?July 11, 2011 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #784993DroidMember
How much does an ice cream machine cost? What is used to make the ice cream?July 11, 2011 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #784994adorableParticipant
I dont think the ice cream is half as good as the ones that you buyJuly 11, 2011 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm #784995
We have an ice cream maker and we use it- a few points:
– It completely depends on the recipe you use. A good recipe will produce a good ice cream (to compare to cholov stam…our ice creams have been likened to Haagen Daaz and Ben & Jerry’s). A bad recipe will not be as good.
– It is cheaper (or at least it comes close) to buy ice cream (even at current prices) then to make it. Also remember that making ice cream also requires an input of time (better ice cream=more time)
All that being said I think, if you have the time, it can be worth it- you control the ingredients & flavors, no additives, and some of the best Cholov Yisroel ice cream we’ve ever come across.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
for refference we paid about $20 for our machine about 16 years ago)July 11, 2011 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #784996Pac-ManMember
lakewood: It is cheaper to buy than to make based upon Cholov Yisroel or Cholov Akum brand prices?July 11, 2011 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #784997
cholov yisraelJuly 11, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #784998kapustaParticipant
If you make it yourself, and you use good ingredients, (read: fat and calories and not so cheap) it’ll be great. At the end of the day, if the cost of ingredients went up, either you pay when you make it or pay when you buy it. You can also use it for ices or sorbets.
lakewoodwife, Do you have a recipe for chocolate with no eggs (or no raw eggs) or anything good in general? TIA
Pac- Definitely C”Y but probably both.July 11, 2011 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm #784999Pac-ManMember
Pac- Definitely C”Y but probably both.
kapusta: If it cost more to make homemade ice-cream than to buy ready-made C”Y, then by definition it is obviously more than ready-made C”A (which is cheaper than C”Y).July 12, 2011 3:14 am at 3:14 am #785000kapustaParticipant
kapusta: If it cost more to make homemade ice-cream than to buy ready-made C”Y, then by definition it is obviously more than ready-made C”A (which is cheaper than C”Y).
Huh? I was trying to say that making C”Y ice cream costs more than buying ready made and using C”S products to make it would probably cost more also than buying C”S ready made (especially since major supermarkets usually have it on sale). What was your question?July 12, 2011 6:12 am at 6:12 am #785001bezalelParticipant
It is cheaper to buy than to make based upon Cholov Yisroel or Cholov Akum brand prices?
Both. But it is a great summertime project for kids.
If you make frozen yogurt you can save money (especially if you also have a yogurt maker*).
*Making yogurt is not a great kids project.July 12, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm #785002
All the best recipes have eggs- but NOT raw eggs. The best ice creams are based on a custard. I do have recipes I’ll try to post them later. We use 2 basics, a chocolate & a vanilla. The vanilla serves as the base for most other flavors. We’ve done coffee, strawberry (when bugs weren’t such an issue), & mint quite successfully.July 12, 2011 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #785003DroidMember
strawberry (when bugs weren’t such an issue)
The bugs only started infesting strawberries recently?
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