Using an Electric Ice Cream Maker?

June 6, 2007

Homemade strawberry ice cream.How long does it take to make ice cream in an electric ice cream maker?

Wendy-Lou from Williams Lake, British Columbia



June 6, 20070 found this helpful
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It depends on the machine. Our takes approximately 30 minutes to turn the custard into ice cream.

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June 8, 20071 found this helpful
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It also depends on the temperature your liquid starts at, and how much ice and salt you use. The quicker you freeze it the grainier it will be, whereas a little longer will result in a creamier texture. But it shouldn't take any longer than 45 minutes max. I'd also say around 30 minutes is good.

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June 8, 20070 found this helpful
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My electric ice cream maker has an inner chamber that you put in the freezer when not in use. I make ice cream often and starting with cold ingredients I usually only have to have my machine running for 20 minutes. It is than thick and I put it into a plastic container with a lid and put it in my deep freeze for a couple of hours.


I also have an old type hand crank one that uses ice and salt. It is fun but very tiring and takes a very long time to get the ice cream hard enough to eat. Good luck and good eating.

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June 14, 20070 found this helpful
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It almost always takes our ice cream maker 30 minutes before it is ready.

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April 16, 2020

Why doesn't my electric ice cream maker turn at all? I hear the motor running. What am I doing wrong? Does it take a minute to warm up?

Please help me.


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It sounds like your maker may need a little oiling . With the cold ice and staying wet, sometimes the parts get a little stiff over time.


Therefore a little oiling would help bring this back to a new normal!

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April 16, 20200 found this helpful

It is not always easy offering suggestions when there is no brand/model named but maybe??

If it is the older 'bucket' type it's possible that it has rust and this is causing some of the problem.
If this type; check under neath to see if there is rust and maybe needs oil. If rusty you may have to oil and then try to knock off some of the rust and then oil again. Not sure that type of oil matters - maybe WD40 would work.
Clean it up and retry.

If your maker is a newer one maybe some suggestions on this site can help you.

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