Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

The Cuisinart Ice Cream Challenge has been set: Create a Summer Ice Cream classic with a twist - start with a traditional flavour (Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate) and give it your own unique makeover.

I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in this challenge, along with 3 other bloggers - Christina, May and Sabrina  and last week we were all in receipt of brand spanking new Cuisinart Ice Cream Deluxe Machines to create our masterpieces.

For my first recipe I opted for a traditional vanilla base and added crushed salted peanuts, chopped up crunchie bars and dark chocolate chips, my take on Nigella's Salty and Sweet Bars in Nigella Kitchen!


Ingredients: makes 2 litres
600ml Double Cream
350 Milk
250 Granulated Sugar
2 TSP Vanilla Extract
2 Crunchie Bars, chopped
Handful of Salted Peanuts, crushed
Handful of Chocolate Chips

Step 1: Put the bowl in the freezer overnight.
Step 2: Whisk together the cream, milk, sugar and vanilla extract.
Step 3: Place the bowl inside the ice cream maker, switch on then pour the mixture into the machine. Leave it going for 25 minutes.
Step 4: Add the chopped up crunchie bars, peanuts and chocolate chips (reserving a handful of the crunchie bars for sprinkling on top) for the last 5 minutes of churning. The ice cream with be soft set. if you prefer it harder place in an air tight container and freeze for 2 hours.

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