To say that I’m excited about this giveaway doesn’t even come close to expressing the level of excitement I’m sharing with you today. A couple weeks ago, I came home to a surprise delivery on my doorstep. The fabulous people at Sur La Table had shipped me a brand new Breville® Smart Scoop™ Ice Cream Compressor! Sur La Table has been my favorite kitchen store for over ten years now and just seeing their package sitting on my porch was enough to make me grin.
I have a well-established love for homemade ice creams and this beautiful machine has been on my dream wish list for a very long time. This is the ultimate ice cream maker and after playing with it for just a week, it has already earned a place of honor on my kitchen counter. I’ll be sharing new recipes for frozen treats all week long in honor of this fabulous machine!
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I’ve made no less than NINE batches of ice cream since this baby arrived at my house. When I first researched this machine a couple years ago, I imagined that it would be impressive. When I set it up and starting using it, I fully expected to be impressed. After testing it with traditional custard ice creams, ice milks, frozen yogurt, gelato and sorbet, I am confident in telling you that there is nothing this amazing machine can not handle.
Here are just a few of the reasons why I absolutely LOVE this machine:
You can choose from 12 settings, from super soft serve ice cream, to extra firm. At the highest level, the ice cream is SCOOPABLE straight out of the machine! I’m in heaven. Instead of making ice cream and then putting it in the freezer and waiting hours for it to be firm enough to scoop, you can serve it straight from the machine. In less than an hour, the ice cream maker produces ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato and sorbet in the consistency of your choosing. You can actually churn ice cream firm enough to make ice cream sandwiches straight out of the machine!
The machine automatically senses the hardness of the mixture and keeps it ready until serving time. It will keep churning the ice cream just enough to maintain the perfect consistency for up to three hours after it has finished!
Yet another reason why I love this machine, there is no bowl to freeze. There is no ice required. Everything you need is contained in the machine itself. When you are ready to make ice cream, simply pour your prepared mixture into the bowl and press start! No planning in advance, no 24 hours chill time for the bowl. It is now dangerously easy to make ice cream at home. The only thing taking up extra space in my freezer is all of the ice cream I just can’t stop making now. Oh, and in case you haven’t already figured this out, because there is no bowl to freeze, you can make batch after batch after batch… yeah, I figured that out really fast. I can make enough ice cream for a crowd in just a few hours!
When I spoke with Sur la lable to tell them how impressed I was with the machine, I told them that I would love to give away one of these machines to my readers. Sur la table agreed to send a Breville® Smart Scoop™ Ice Cream Compressor to the lucky winner just in time for your 4th of July celebration!(This is a prize worth $545!)
All you need to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment here (or you can comment on Facebook) telling me your favorite frozen dessert flavor and DON’T FORGET to check the boxes below for each contest entry in order to be entered to win!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED ~ WINNER ANNOUNCED 6/23/2013
Giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older. Giveaway will end at 8:59pm PST on Sunday, June 30th . One winner will be chosen at random and then notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize, or another winner will be selected.
Disclosure: I have received compensation for my participation in this giveaway. Both my machine and the machine given away were provided by Sur La Table. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.