I have wanted to get an ice cream maker for some time now, as I wanted to get into making usual flavoured ice creams or sorbet. I didn’t want to spend to much money but still wanted value for the money spent.
I went onto Lakeland to see their range and found the Digital Ice Cream Maker. They have a range of makers the cheapest is ideal for the one person but it can only produce 500ml, which for me was too small.
Others are more expensive and in my view a little over kill, I therefore chose the Digital Ice Cream Maker which came in at £44.99.
* Capacity: 1.5 Litres
* Produces Ice Cream & Sorbet in 30 minutes
* Easy To read Display
* Includes 7 Recipes
The Lakeland Digital Ice Cream Maker comes well package to keep it protected and includes everything needed to get started. It comes with an instructional manual which features ice cream and sorbet recipes.
Its worth noting that before you are able to use it you do need to put the base in the freezer for a good 12 hours, which for me was a pain as I was wanting to use it the same day I received it.
Overall the quality of the product is great and I do believe at the price you are getting more than what you pay for. With this ice cream maker you are able to produce 1.5 litres worth of ice cream/sorbet, which I think would be more than enough for 4.
The digital screen is fairly small and I at first thought it would be hard to see the times etc but it lights up and I found it very clear when reading the remaining time.
How Easy Is It To Use?
The machine is actually very simple to use, like most things I took very little notice of the instructions and just went for it and got it working very quickly..the results tasted like sorbet so I must have done something right 🙂
My Rating: 4/5
What have I made with it so far?
So far I have used the Lakeland digital ice cream maker to make apple sorbet and raspberry sorbet. Both of which turned out great and only took 30 minutes to get the right constancy, I did place in the freezer as I wanted to save it for later that day.