The Cuisinart Fruit Scoop Frozen Dessert Maker is next up in my giveaway series. This fun kitchen appliance will make an excellent addition to your collection of kitchen tools as we head into the warmer months.
I LOVE my Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Maker so much that when I was approached to review the new Cuisinart Fruit Scoop I jumped on it! Admittedly, my existing machine gets more use in the warm weather months but when I need it, it is a dream to whip up a batch of fresh homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt in just minutes.
Cuisinart Fruit Scoop Frozen Dessert Maker Review
What makes the Cuisinart Fruit Scoop different than other ice cream makers? It comes with two paddles – one that crushes and freezes chunks of fresh, ripe fruit to create healthy and delicious frozen fruit treats. A second paddle turns the unit into an ice cream and frozen yogurt maker. It is capable of making everything from slushy style drinks and smoothies to ultra-creamy desserts, making it a bit more versatile than other similar appliances. My other Cuisinart unit is strictly a creamy frozen dessert maker and I like the fact that this one can do more.
A large spout allows for all kinds of delicious add-ins without interrupting processing to create endless varieties of frozen desserts. The recipe booklet included with the unit is a great starting point and will inspire you to come up your own creations.
- Turns chunks of fresh, ripe fruit into healthy and delicious frozen desserts – no need to freeze the fruit in advance.
- Makes 100% frozen fruit treats, slushy drinks, ice cream and frozen yogurt.
- Fully automatic – just turn machine on and add ingredients and mix-ins through spout on top.
- Large 1½-quart capacity.
- Recipes are ready in 18 to 25 minutes.
- Two paddles – one to mash and process fruit, one for ice cream and frozen yogurt.
- Removable paddle and freezer bowl for easy cleanup.
- It retails at $99.95 at major retailers including Amazon.
How it works:
Place the 1-1/2 quart capacity removable bowl in the back of your freezer for 16 to 24 hours or until the liquid inside the walls of the bowl is completely frozen. Insert the desired paddle (depending on what type of dessert you are making) inside the paddle holder. Then it’s merely a matter of adding your ingredients to the frozen bowl, dropping in the paddle holder, and turning the unit on. From this point, the process is fully automatic. If your recipe calls for add-ins like chopped nuts or chocolate they are added through the large feed tube towards the end of the processing time.
One thing to note, homemade ice cream has a softer texture when compared to the store-bought variety which typically includes additives to create a more frozen texture. I think it’s lovely as is but if you prefer, you can transfer your frozen dessert to an airtight freezer-safe container after processing, press a piece of plastic wrap over the surface to prevent freezer burn, and freeze until it reaches a more frozen state. Leftovers should also be stored this way.
After use, I clean the bowl and place it back in my freezer so that it will be ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Is it worth it?:
I’m saying yes! Having one of these units in your kitchen means you can whip up homemade frozen desserts anytime with very little effort. It’s really special to have homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt in your freezer for family gatherings on Memorial Day weekend and the 4th of July but if you’ve got one of these, it can happen anytime the craving strikes. I honestly would not make frozen desserts nearly as often without having one of these appliances in my collection. The unit is sturdy and good quality and based on my experience with my other Cuisinart appliances, it will work well for years to come.
Cuisinart Fruit Scoop Frozen Dessert Maker Giveaway
Enter below to win a Cuisinart Fruit Scoop for use in your own kitchen! Enter once or enter multiple times to increase your odds of winning.
Contest runs through 12:00am PST on April 28, 2016. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email within 48 hours of contest end. Winner must respond within 48 hours of notification or another winner will be chosen. Contest open only to U.S. residents, 18 years and older, and is void where prohibited. Only entries made on this post on the Rafflecopter application above are valid for entry. See Rafflecopter entry form for full terms and conditions.
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