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Old 04-19-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Getting the ice cream bowl colder, faster.

You people are having a bad affect on me. I saw the posts about ice cream makers then logged onto Amazon and ordered one. It arrived today and the bowl is in the freezer now.

Question: Can I speed up the cooling of the bowl by filling it with ice and salt THEN putting it in the freezer? Or, after I've made my first batch can I do that so as to make the next batch a little sooner? (How long will I have to wait between batches anyway?)

I'm hungry!

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Old 04-19-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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What kind of maker do you have...is it one where the inside of the bowl is filled with liquid??
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:01 PM   #3
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What kind of maker do you have...is it one where the inside of the bowl is filled with liquid??

It's a Japanese brand called Kai. It has a metal bowl inside a large plastic case. I take it out, afix the lid and it spins a paddle to churn the cream into ice cream.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:33 PM   #4
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I always freeze the bowl overnight. It takes a long time to get the cold through and through. You can try freezing for shorter times.

The point is to freeze the ice cream mix as quickly as possible. This results in smaller ice crystals which result in smoother creamier ice cream.

Churning the mix longer is not a good solution as you can actually churn the cream into butter and that results in a greasy ice cream texture.

I also make the mix the day before and chill that overnight as well.

As a matter of fact, I'll be making a ginger ice cream mix later today for tomorrow's dessert.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:55 PM   #5
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can you get a 2nd bowl?
that way you can always have one ready.
I bought 3 bowls for mine.... oops. :)
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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So wait, I am supposed to chill the mix and the metal bowl (cylinder actually) first? I have an electric ice cream maker. It is shaped like a big wooden pale (but made of plastic) with a metal container in the middle that holds the mix. You put the metal container in, add the mix, place the lid and stirrer on, then lock in the motor on top. I think it is a pretty generic ice cream maker...
In the past I would just place the mix in it, fill the outside with ice and salt, and turn it on and let it go.
And by the way, anyone with a TNT ice cream recipe is welcome to send it to me :)

EDIT: I think it holds a quart or two, not sure as we got it at a garage sale with no instructions or anything and there are no measuring units stamped on it.
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Mav I have a ton, what kind ya want?
It'll have to wait til tomorrow tho before I can type. :)
I have a really good butter pecan one around somewhere........
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:40 PM   #8
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Ohh Butter Pecan, DW's favorite! Might get me in good with her again (she caught me smoking this morning)!
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Um maybe I should not share now.
SHAME ON YOU!
Oh yeah, and whaddya eating ice cream for anyway?? Is THAT heart healthy???
(steps down from soapbox)
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So wait, I am supposed to chill the mix and the metal bowl (cylinder actually) first? I have an electric ice cream maker. It is shaped like a big wooden pale (but made of plastic) with a metal container in the middle that holds the mix. You put the metal container in, add the mix, place the lid and stirrer on, then lock in the motor on top. I think it is a pretty generic ice cream maker...
In the past I would just place the mix in it, fill the outside with ice and salt, and turn it on and let it go.
And by the way, anyone with a TNT ice cream recipe is welcome to send it to me :)

EDIT: I think it holds a quart or two, not sure as we got it at a garage sale with no instructions or anything and there are no measuring units stamped on it.

You have a different type of ice cream maker. Yours uses ice and salt in place of the encapsulated liquid in the other type. You don't have to freeze the container overnigh but it would help if you put the metal container in the freezer for a half hour or so to make the metal cold. The mix should also be refirgerator cold before mixing. As I mentioned before, the faster you can get to the end of teh process, the better.
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