Question about Electric Ice Cream Maker
My husband and I found an older electric ice cream maker that used to be his grandmothers. It is a nice ice cream maker - it has a wooden bucket that you put the big metal container in. It has plastic "beaters" that attach into the motor mechanism that spans the top of the wooden bucket. I have not been able to locate instructions on how to use the ice cream maker as Sunbeam does not list it on their site, i'm guessing because it is older.
What I have learned through my limited poking around on the web is that we might have to use the ice/salt method. But not having the instructions to the thing, how much ice/salt do I use. I've read that some use rock salt, now is that rock salt like i put on my steps in the winter?
Also the metal container seems to be about a gallon. do I need to make a gallon of ice cream or can I make smaller amounts. Can I just use any ol' recipe for ice cream, or is there different types of recipes for the different types of ice cream makers - and by that i mean the types that need ice/salt and those that cool themselves.
Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.