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Churn Down the Summer Thermostat with Some Homemade Ice Cream

Published: Monday, July 2, 2012 | 5:11 AM

Is there anything better during the dog days of summer then cool refreshing ice cream? Having your own personal ice cream maker allows you to control the quality of the ingredients, as well as experiment with some recipes.

Just forget about those old -fashioned hand-cranked rock-salt ice-cream makers. Today’s ice cream makers rely on a frozen-bowl insert (tucked away in the freezer for 24 hours) and a flip of the switch. Ice cream can be had in about a half hour or less.

You can also get a pricier one that has a built-in compressor (think mini-fridge) which will eliminate your need to pre-plan your recipes. But we can really focus on the art of the ease with this handy ice cream making unit.

Cuisine Classic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream Maker is a fully automated machine that makes one and a half quarts of your favorite frozen desert in as little as 20 minutes. Add your favorite ingredients and merely flip on the switch for delicious homemade frozen treats. Requires no chemicals, salts or ice and features a removable freezer tumbler that is made for easy cleanup.

Cuisine Classic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream Maker is a featured item at Sur La Table in Pasadena and is on sale now for a great summer gift item. Sur La Table also offers some other great items for summer with a fifty percent savings. If you love to cook/entertain this is your Disneyland, with a huge selection of cookware, bake-ware and accessories to choose from.

Sur La Table, 161 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, or call (626) 744-9987, or visit